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.Kings Beach Library Tommy the Safety Cat and free technology classesKings Beach Library Bookgroup meets on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Preschool Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday June 6 at 3 p.m. Tommy the Safety Cat visits the Kings Beach Library teaching children 5-8 about various safety topics. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes! Thursday June 7 at 2 p.m. is the free monthly Technology Class, “Navigating the Internet Safely and Productively.” The event is open to everyone. Stop by the library to sign up, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021.Truckee and Glenshire Elementary’s Spring Fever Party — FundraiserOn June 8, The Truckee Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will bring “The Deckheads” to The Lodge at Tahoe Donner. Move and shake to raise money benefiting the students of Truckee and Glenshire Elementary Schools.The 2012 Spring Fever is a fundraiser scheduled for Friday, June 8, 7 p.m.-midnight. It’ll be an evening you won’t want to miss with tasty hors d’oeuvres from the master chefs at The Lodge, live music under the tent from The Deckheads, rippin’ raffle items, a live auction and dancing in the custom-crafted nightclub. Tickets are available at Wild Cherries and Truckee and Glenshire Elementary schools. Buy early and save; cost is $30 per person in advance ($35 at the door). Kindly purchase tickets early for a solid “head count.” For more information email pto@TruckeeGreenSchool.org.Need a sitter? For $20 per child drop off at Trout Creek after 6 p.m. June 8. Kids will be treated to an evening of pizza, movies, swimming, games, arts and crafts. Pickup is by 11 p.m. Visit www.Facebook.com/TruckeeSpringFever. Kids On Broadway ShowcaseBring the entire family to Downtown Truckee and enjoy a Kids On Broadway Showcase. Watch 17 elementary school children sing and dance to a medley of your favorite Broadway songs, including “The Sound of Music,” “Annie,” “Oliver,” “Grease,” and more. The shows will take place at the Community Arts Center, Downtown Truckee, 10046 Church St. There are two performances are scheduled: Saturday, June 9, 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. This is a free event, directed by Courtney Simson, through the Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation District. For more information call 530-582-7720. This is a community event you won’t want to miss.Bike Derby 2012The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department wants to get you ready for a safe summer of biking and invites everyone for a fun-filled afternoon, on your bike, at the Rideout Community Center, 780 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, June 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering contact Sara Scheid, Recreation Coordinator for the TCPUD Recreation Department, at 530-583-3440, ext. 16.Tahoe League for Charity to meetThe next Tahoe League for Charity luncheon meeting will be held at Jake’s on the Lake on June 11 at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. All are welcome, members and non-members. Lunch and speaker fee is $17. Reservations are required at 530-525-7579. Visit www.tahoeleagueforcharity.org.Tannyr Pasvantis is Discus Award winnerTannyr Pasvantis of North Tahoe High School has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Discus Award winner for her achievements in the areas of academics, athletics, and arts. The Discus Awards is a national program that provides recognition and scholarship opportunities to all-around high school students who excel in three of 10 key attributes. Tannyr is now eligible for 2011-2012 Discus Awards scholarships. Also, Tannyr created a multimedia profile highlighting her achievements, which may be viewed in the Discus Awards Winners Gallery at www.DiscusAwards.com/winners.Free mountain gardening classesfrom Villager NurseryBio-Active Fertilizers, Saturday, June 9, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Join Zinda Coburn from Dr. Earth Fertilizers and Soils for an illuminating talk about “what’s alive inside,” why soil biology is so important, and how they put it in a box of Dr. Earth. Class will be held at the Villager, 10678 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information on classes or gardening, call the Villager at 530-587-0771.Shelter from the stormAssumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in collaboration with other community organizations, opened the Food and Resource Support Center last fall in downtown Truckee to help people in need.The FRSC provides a hot meal every Thursday between noon and 2 p.m., with the cooking and serving of the meal rotating among members of Assumption Parish, the Lutheran/Presbyterian Church, and the Church of the Mountains. They are currently looking for other churches or organizations to participate in the rotation. Soon the FRSC will open a Clothing Closet for the distribution of used clothing in good condition. Donations of food and clothing can be brought to the FRSC during hours of operation. For monetary donations, please make checks payable to the Food and Resource Support Center and mail to the following: Food and Resource Support Center, c/o Assumption Parish, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161.June in BloomWildlife Shelter’s Annual FundraiserWildlife 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.Float Some Ducks, Win Some Bucks! The “most unpredictable two minutes in Tahoe,” the Ninth Annual Truckee Duckee Derbee is set for June 10 at the River Ranch Lodge. The rubber duck race is a benefit for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the festivities include live music on the outdoor patio, a barbecue, drink and food specials, a fabulous raffle, the hilarious “Dogz in Dudz,” a K-9 costume contest, and in true derby tradition, the new “Cool Catz in Hatz” contest open to all. Festivities run from 1-5 p.m. The pre-race party and registration starts at 1 p.m., “Dogz in Dudz” at 2 p.m., the Catz in Hatz at 2:30 p.m. and the Derbee commences immediately after. Cost to sponsor a duck is $10 and the top three ducks win cash. Payout depends on the size of the pot. There is no cost to enter the costume or hat contest. Prizes will be awarded to the most stylish and creative canines and hats as determined by a panel of celebrity judges. A Giant mountain bike will be the grand prize in the raffle. For more information or to purchase a duck on-line go to hstt.org.Last day of schoolFree beach day Join Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District on Tuesday, June 19, noon-4 p.m., for free admission to West End Beach at Donner Lake. Meet the kayak; SUP and SUP Yoga; and sailing instructors. Receive class demos, and free limited rental use of kayaks, SUPs and paddleboats. All watercraft use is free for that day. Come out and get on the water for a fun day at the beach. For more information call TDRPD at 530-582-7720.
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