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Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.InnerRhythms Appetizers for the ArtsSave the Date for InnerRhythms signature event Appetizers for the Arts — “Cabernet and Cowboy Boots!” on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. The Tahoe-Truckee Airport will again host this evening of culinary and performance excellence. Regional restaurants and wineries will be featured along with a performance by InnerRhythms Dance Theatre.For more information, please call InnerRhythms at 530-550-8464 or stop by the dance studios located at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.“Godspell” program continuesMother’s Day matineeTruckee High School drama club invites you to join the return of this legendary rock musical as a spectacular ensemble of high school actors perform the greatest story ever told. “Godspell” is a beloved classic which is guaranteed to raise your spirits with the Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits “Day By Day,” “Beautiful City” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world and is currently being revived on Broadway. Directed by Peggy Boelk, Choral Director Jan Sturtevant, and choreographed by InnerRythms. Dates are May 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee May 13 (Mother’s Day) at the Truckee High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 adults; $10 children.Tickets are on sale at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information call the Truckee High School library at 530-582-2607.Tahoe Mothers Club annual dinner meetingInterested in joining the Tahoe Mother’s Club? Already a member? Join the annual dinner meeting at Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City, May 17, 6-8 p.m. They will launch the new Big Tent website, offering new discounted membership opportunities and more. Visit or email for information.Kid’s Day FaireThe 19th annual Kids’ Day Faire will be held Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kings Beach Elementary School big gym. Kids’ Day is a free resource faire for families promoting a day of fun and excitement for children. Parents and care givers may learn about all the excellent community resources and educational opportunities for families in the North Tahoe area.There will be games, art projects, entertainment, lots of free gifts, and raffle prizes. Children from dance, music, karate, and other area classes will provide the entertainment. There will also be fire engines, police cars, helicopters and more on display.If your business or organization is interested in participating contact Trisha Baird at 775-298-0167.Volunteer at Martis Creek LakeSaturday, May 19, is National Kids to Parks Day. Get the kids outside and help improve water quality at Martis Creek Lake. The Tahoe Divers Conservancy and the Army Corps of Engineers have installed 100 aquatic weed barriers in Martis Lake to kill milfoil, an invasive weed. The barriers get moved every six to eight weeks. On May 19, help remove the barriers, power wash and replace them in the lake.Adults and children are invited to help with this easy and fun project. Please bring life jackets for children 12 and under if they might want to get wet. Most of the work will be on shore, divers will be placing the barriers in the water. Work will start between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. at the latest.North Tahoe Arts call for artistsWith the summer months just ahead North Tahoe Arts issues a Call to Artists for a themed exhibit in June.“Art andamp; Solstice” is a summer inspired exhibit; sunny days, new beginnings, summer fun, summer flowers, lake activities, beach going and the anticipation of what summer brings. All mediums welcome. Please send three photos on CD, or email jpegs of at least 300 DPI for the exhibit committee to consider along with price range of work. Label your CDs with title of exhibit. Deadline is May 18 by noon. Application is available at or email Call 530-581-2787, mail P.O. Box 6354, Tahoe City, CA 96145. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, which will be buzzing with June events.Land Ethic Leaders Program June 1-3Presented in partnership between Aldo Leopold Foundation, Northern Sierra Partnership and Sagehen Creek Field Station. In his classic book “A Sand County Almanac,” Aldo Leopold set forth his most enduring idea, the “land ethic,” which he articulated as a shift from seeing humans as “conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen.” The Land Ethic Leaders program is based on exactly this idea: To enable community leaders across the country to find and create opportunities for rich and productive dialogue about humanity’s relationships to land.The workshop fee is $350, including all meals, lodging, program materials, and a public screening license and kit for Green Fire ($150 value). Northern Sierra Training at Sagehen Creek Field Station will be held June 1-3. Program begins Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon. Visit To register or contact Jeannine Richards at or 608-355-0279, ext. 25 for more information.Chase International agent takes top honorsJacqueline Daniels, broker associate with Chase International was the top agent in sales volume for the first quarter in 2012.Jacqueline has been affiliated with Chase International for 1 1/2 years and has worked hard to grow her business quickly. Out of more than 140 agents she was the number one agent with just under $4,000,000 in sales volume for the first quarter of 2012.Not only is Jacqueline a successful business woman, but she is also president of the Tahoe Mother’s Club, volunteers as a North Tahoe Little League T-Ball coach, and is an active volunteer at Creekside Cooperative School. Silicon Mountain Meeting with Dr. Rob LeriThe Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe/Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s Superintendent Dr. Rob Leri for a discussion on “technology and education.” Dr. Leri will talk about his vision for the school district and his priorities as superintendent and chief learning officer. The discussion with the Silicon Mountain group will focus on the topics of: Why is the quality of local education so important to the tech community? How could technology change the way schools operate? What can technology-savvy members of the Silicon Mountain group do to support education, in particular in the area of technology education? What are successful examples/role models of local technology professionals? The meeting will be on Monday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. at the TTUSD Board Room, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. This month’s event is co-sponsored by Clear Capital ( and New Leaders ( RSVP to You can also find the “Silicon Mountain” group on LinkedIn and Facebook.High Fives Foundation Charity Golf TournamentJoin the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing on May 17, 2012 for the 2nd Annual High Fives Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. Following the 10 a.m.-noon registration, the day’s events kick off with a “Break the Glass” competition. At 1 p.m. teams of four will hit the course and work together in a scramble form to win prizes from sponsors Smith, Volkl Skis, Start Haus and more. During the 18 holes of golf will be contests in which participants can win great prizes. After the scramble round of golf will be a putting contest, awards, a catered dinner from Full Belly Deli and beats from DJ One Truest.Contact Steve Wallace at Steve@highfivesfoundation, 530-587-4453 with any questions or to sign up. Visit for registration form and information.Excellence in EducationGolfing for Schools on saleSpend seven days this summer enjoying a variety of golf resorts in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee for $295 when you purchase an Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools card.The transferable cards are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar California, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing.The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Cards may be purchased at Porters Sports in Truckee and For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit Some restrictions do apply.Male mentors neededBig Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a child’s life while doing all the fun activities you love! The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has more than 10 children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe has six. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail or visit

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