Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. Visit www.sierrasun.com 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.North Lake Tahoe’s newest spagrand opening eventNorth Lake Massage andamp; Skin Care announces their grand opening Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 6921 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista in the Perennial Plaza. Drinks, snacks, raffle prizes and a whole lot more! Specializing in massage, facials and waxing. Call 530-546-4885 or visit www.northlakemassageandskincare.com.TDRPD announces Ponderosa Golf Course50th Year Anniversary celebrationThe Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is rolling back the Ponderosa Golf Course green fees to 1962 opening prices in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Play for $4 a round May 19 at Truckee’s original golf course. Call 530-587-3501 for tee times. You must arrive 1⁄2 hour before your tee time. Ponderosa Golf Course is located at 10040 Reynolds Way, Truckee and is the only publicly owned course in the Truckee area. It is highly maintained and managed by TDRPD. The course features club rentals, cart rentals, chipping and practice greens, driving nets, pro shop and snack bar. Check out additional classes and events at www.tdrpd.com.KidZone Museum Visioning SessionGet your creative juices flowing and join the KidZone Museum Community Visioning Session May 20, 1-4 p.m. at the KidZone Museum in Truckee. Be part of a collaborative effort to shape the future of exhibits and programs. Food and a free raffle for all participants. Learn how a new building will sustain the Museum by eliminating rent for the off-site office and storage space; include space for a store and caf; add rooms for birthday parties and add exhibit and programs for older children. RSVP to Meagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Museum Tuesday through Friday at 530-587-KIDS. Visit www.kidzonemuseum.org.LUNA Chix Boca Road RideCalling all ladies! Join the Tahoe LUNA Chix for a mellow spin on quiet Hirschdale Road Tuesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. This is a pretty, rolling, 20-mile ride on an almost empty road — a great place to get those legs spinning. All ability levels are welcome. Ride will depart at 5:50 p.m. This is a free ride, so bring yourself, plenty of water and a friend. They will bring the LUNA Bars. Meet on Hirshdale Road, south of Interstate 80, parking lot on right past the tracks. Visit www.teamlunachix.com, email email@example.com or find us on Facebook. Customer Service WorkshopsAs part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association in partnership with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) will host “The Customer Connection” and “The Guest Service Experience” Wednesday, May 23, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. respectively, at Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road in Truckee. Early registration is due Monday, May 21.“The Customer Connection” is geared for public agencies, municipalities, education, health care, nonprofit organizations and non-sales environments. “The Guest Service Experience” is designed for resort, hospitality, hotel and golf course staffs, as well as grocery, recreation, restaurant and retail establishment employees. This workshop will focus on “service is sales” in terms of up selling and cross selling, the art of suggested products and services and acting as everyone’s concierge.Workshop registration fees (until Monday, May 21) are $49 per person for chamber and SHRA members and $59 for nonmembers. Walk-in registration is $59 for chamber and SHRA members and $69 for nonmembers.For more information and/or to register, contact Laura Moriarty of SHRA at 530-573-0224 or North Lake Tahoe Chamber Manager Deanna Frumenti at 530-581-8764. Attendees can also pay online at www.sierrahra.com.Purple PartyReady for some fun, good food and dancing? Check out the Purple Party at Zano’s Family Pizzaria Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of $15 gets you a raffle ticket and dinner. The Deckheads will perform and there will be a raffle. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society — Truckee Tahoe Relay For Life!Suddenlink launches 50-megInternet service in TruckeeSuddenlink announced it has begun offering its new High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service in Truckee, featuring a download speed of up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps).In 2011, the company introduced an up to 20 Mbps service and increased the speeds of its other Internet services in Truckee. MAX 50.0 is enabled by Suddenlink’s deployment of industry leading technology called DOCSIS 3.0. The introduction of MAX 50.0 service is the latest step in the company’s nationwide capital investment program, calling for approximately $350 million over three years, above and beyond Suddenlink’s traditional capital spending levels.Visit suddenlink.com, call 866-269-4386 or visit 10607 W. River St. in Truckee during normal office hours.Parasol AmeriCorps announcesSummer of Service ProgramParasol’s AmeriCorps program is offering four 300 hours positions for the summer of 2012 with two at the Tahoe Rim Trail and two at the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Positions will start on June 7 and end Aug. 24. Summer of Service members will receive a $2,000 living stipend, a $1,000 education award along with CPR and First Aid Training. Applicants should apply as soon as possible and no later than June 1 to the following. Visit www.parasol.org and locate Become a Member under the AmeriCorps listing.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.Recycle used tires freeFree for a limited time, first and third Saturdays, through June 2012 at the Eastern Regional Landfill, Cabin Creek Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring as many as nine tires per vehicle, passenger car, SUV, and light tires only (no tractor/heavy equipment tires; no rims; no business tires). For information call Town of Truckee, Solid Waste andamp; Recycling Division at 530-582-2909 or email Ndorr@townoftruckee.com; Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, Eastern Regional Landfill 530-583-0148; Placer County Environmental Engineering, 530-889-6846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recovery and Recycling.North Tahoe School Book FairShop online and support the School LibraryThe North Tahoe School Library is hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair May 21-23. In addition to students visiting the Book Fair during class time, the community is invited to shop Wednesday, May 23, 4-6 p.m. at the school library, 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City.Online shopping for the Book Fair is available now and continues until May 27. Visit http://northtahoe.ca.ttm.schoolinsites.com and view the article on the Book Fair, or http://bookfairs.scholastic.com to begin shopping. You are invited to make inputfor Performing Arts CenterThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District (TDRPD) is seeking community input on plans to raise funds for a proposed performing arts center. The TDRPD Board of Directors is considering the feasibility of a capital campaign to support the proposed Tahoe-Truckee Performing Arts Center, a 285 to 300 seat cultural facility.All residents, businesses, and second homeowners in the greater Truckee, Donner and North Lake Tahoe areas are encouraged to participate in a confidential online survey. Individual responses are strictly confidential and will not be viewed by anyone associated with TDRPD.To receive the testing information and a link to the online survey contact Lester Consulting Group, Inc. at email@example.com or 1-877-569-2890. Participation is needed by Friday, June 1, 2012, for inclusion in the Report of Findings and Recommendations to be discussed at the TDRPD Board of Directors meeting on June 14, 2012.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 www.ExinEd.org. For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org. Some restrictions do apply.
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