Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.Spud’s is back!That’s right. Longtime veggie and fruit stand, Spud’s, is slated to open just east of Downtown Truckee across from the old Catholic church for another season of the perfect tomato, and whatever is available from Spud’s rounds to foothill farms. Find Spud and his foothill-procured goodies Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Talmont/Twin-Peaks Neighborhood Clean UpOn May 26 Talmont/Twin-Peaks, gateway to the lovely Paige Meadows and a haven to residents, invite you to join their inaugural Neighborhood Clean-Up. Meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Silver Tip Drive and Talvista Drive.Wolfdale’s to host artist Carol Sesko receptionEnjoy complimentary appetizers and no host happy hour bar at the artist reception for a collection of Tahoe-themed abstract paintings and mixed media collage by Carole Sesko, Wednesday, May 30, 4:30-6 p.m.For more information, or to make a dinner reservation for after the reception, call Wolfdale’s at 530-583-5700.Exhibiting now through July 31, 2012. Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique, 640 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, www.wolfdales.com. Preview the artwork at www.carolesesko.com.Old Jail Museum in Truckee open for Memorial Day Weekend The old Jail Museum in Truckee will be open Memorial Day Weekend, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and then reopens Father’s Day weekend in June. It will stay open each weekend through Labor Day and later into September. Open days and hours always based upon volunteer docent availability. One block north of Commercial Row near the corner of Spring and Jibboom Streets in historic downtown Truckee. Truckee’s historic jail museum is one of only a few surviving 19th century jailhouses of its kind in the West and one of the few remaining original buildings in Truckee. The old Bastille was used continuously from 1875 until May 1964, and ably withstood the many fires that swept the town in its early days. Visit http://truckeehistory.org/jailmuseum.htm.Land Ethic Leaders Workshop June 1-3In his classic book “A Sand County Almanac,” Aldo Leopold set forth his most enduring idea: the land ethic. While Leopold described the land ethic he envisioned as a shift in perspective from seeing humans as conquerors of the land to seeing us as members of the land-community, he refused to define the term, writing “Nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written…’” but should instead evolve “in the minds of a thinking community.”The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Sagehen Creek Field Station and the Northern Sierra Partnership are pleased this year to offer the Land Ethic Leaders Workshop at Sagehen Creek Field Station from Friday, June 1 through Sunday June 3, 2012. To register for the Land Ethic Leaders Workshop June 1-3, visit www.aldoleopold.org/programs/lel.shtml or contact Jeannine Richards at email@example.com or 608-355-0279, ext. 25. To inquire about scholarship eligibility, please contact Greg Jones at Sierra Business Council: 530-582-4800, ext. 18 or email Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org.UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station open houseJoin UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) researchers for an open house at the Tahoe City Field Station (Historic Hatchery) at 2400 Lake Forest Road, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the historic building, talk to scientists about their work, and learn something new about Lake Tahoe.The UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station has evolved from its origins as a state fish hatchery to its current function as a field station for UC Davis researchers at Lake Tahoe. The Field Station houses the Eriksson Education Center, native plant demonstration garden, a small laboratory facility, and the equipment necessary for researchers to boat on, dive in, and scientifically examine Lake Tahoe.The living laboratory and demonstration garden of native plants surrounding the Field Station provide visitors an opportunity to learn about truly “green” gardening. If you are an interested gardener, volunteer to help develop the native demonstration garden on 25 or 26. Contact Alison Toy at 775-881-7560, ext. 7483 or email@example.com for details or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.North Tahoe Chamber’s Summer Recreation LuncheonThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association is hosting its annual Summer Recreation Luncheon Thursday, June 7, noon-3 p.m. with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m., at West Shore Caf and Inn, 5160 West Lake Boulevard in Homewood.This event is geared to provide insight about summer happenings, including events, festivals and activities, to frontline, front desk and concierge employees, along with business owners and managers. Attendees can give a brief presentation at the event, as well as provide 80 brochures or other pieces of collateral to be distributed during the luncheon. This event sells out with approximately 100 attending, so early sign ups are recommended. Deadline to register is Monday, June 4. Cost is $29 per person.For more information to register or provide collateral, call 530-581-8764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Wildlife Shelter’s Annual Fundraiser — June in BloomWildlife Shelter, Inc. is having its annual fundraising event on Sunday, June 10 at Sunnyside Resort Restaurant from 11:30-4 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. This includes a buffet luncheon, a visit with “Wild Things” from Weimar and a lively auction plus flowers galore. For info or tickets, contact 530-546-1211.Become a Tahoe Expert and Volunteer DocentJoin scientists and educators to learn about Lake Tahoe at the annual UC Davis Volunteer Docent Training June 19, 21 and 23. Special guest presenters include current director Dr. Geoff Schladow, limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman, geologist Dr. Tom Bullard, food web expert Christine Ngai-Ryan, and local author and presenter David Antonucci. Volunteers are encouraged to attend all three three-hour sessions. Contact Heather Segale at 775-881-7562 or email@example.com to learn more about this opportunity.Truckee Home andamp; Building Showgrowing, growing, greenThe Truckee Home andamp; Building Show has grown to three exciting events. The 20th Annual Truckee Home andamp; Building Show, the 6th Annual Regional Green Building Symposium and now adding the Sierra Health andamp; Recreation Expo featuring a Healthy Living Forum. All to take place Memorial Day Weekend. Twenty years of bringing together everything you need to build, remodel, redecorate and landscape your mountain home has made the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show the preferred stop for second-homeowners and residents as they explore innovative and interesting applications to expand their home environment. Over the last decade the Home Show has been introducing the newest innovations in sustainable living and green building systems and materials. The 2012 event is no exception as CATT (the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe) hosts the sixth annual Regional Green Building Symposium. Introducing the Sierra Health andamp; Recreation Expo as the newest addition to the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show weekend of events. Genesa Living Foundation has organized a full interactive Forum covering both days of the Memorial Day Weekend Health Expo event. The $6 admission includes all three events and benefits local schools. Find it all at the Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road, May 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Parking is always free. Need more info, speaker schedules and/or 2 for 1 tickets: www.truckeehomeshow.com or call 530-587-3477.What’s brewingThis summer a must-visit is the new Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company, opening May 25 in Tahoe City right along North Lake Boulevard with views of the lake. Highly recommended are their Pale Ale, IPA and a Belgian-style Flanders Red.Visit your veteran representativeJames Foley, Nevada County Veteran Service Representative, will be available in Truckee/Tahoe at the Joseph Center, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee, behind the library in the county building, on the third Wednesday of the month, weather permitting. Foley will have plenty of time for walk-ins, serving the needs of the county including Truckee and Tahoe. He helps both veterans and their dependents with compensation, pension, education rehabilitation and other concerns. He can be found on the second floor in one of the spare rooms, 9 a.m.-noon, for those interested in seeing him. He holds an open door policy for veterans and their dependents. Appointments can also be made by calling 530-273-3396.Until they all come home...This past holiday season, in lieu of a Christmas tree at Truckee dining icon Wagon Train, owners Brian and Siobhan Smart encouraged families of our actively serving military to send in pictures of their loved ones oversees to hang in their coffee shop. The response was so overwhelming, with pictures arriving from veterans who had served in World Wars as well as those on active duty, the Smarts decided to keep hanging the photographs until “all our troops come home.” This Memorial Day show your respect and appreciation for your hero and stop by Wagon Train (11080 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee, across from the Depot) with a photograph of your loved one to add to the tribute. You can also email your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.Start the Truckee American Legion PostJane Millholen plans to restart Truckee American Legion post. She wrote, “Been here 40 years, no post.” Any veteran any branch any war or peace time Vet welcome. Anyone interested? Email email@example.com or call Bill Millholen at 530-587-2318, WL Millholen USMC, 1968-1971, The Lost Battalion. Millholen is a founding member of Post 244 Hickory North Carolina and still a member with his father and two brothers. Mother was the proud holder of three blue stars from Vietnam conflict. The family holds six gold stars and on their home place are buried the three Lanier brothers, proud heroes of the Confederacy. Let’s go veterans, it is time.Curbside recyclingfor batteries and handheld electronicsKeep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Effective immediately, Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. That’s it, super easy! Start recycling your household batteries and small handheld electronic devices, curbside today. For more information visit keeptruckeegreen.org.