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.Weed Warriors on the attackTruckee River Watershed Council Weed Warriors will provide equipment, lunch and know-how. Volunteers just show up for two hours ready to work and learn (bring water, hat, sunscreen and gloves). Weed Pulls June 20 and 23 provide an opportunity to help control invasive weeds in the Truckee River Watershed. This is mild to strenuous work (pulling weeds).The Weed Walk on June 30 will consist of a guided hike on a dirt trail to learn about invasive plant species threatening our Truckee River Watershed.Visit www.truckeeriverwc.org/events-a-programs/calendar.Sailing Camps at Donner LakeThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is taking registration for summer sailing camps, ages 8-17. Learn how to sail from beginning to end in Pico Lasers. Novice, intermediate and advanced classes are available starting June 25-28. Fee is $190 residents and $200 for non-residents, per person, per session. All students must be able to swim. Call 530-582-7720 for more information.Tahoe League for Charity grantsTahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2012. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA, 96145, Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2012. For information contact Karyn at 530-525-1342.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 email@example.com. Funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recovery and Recycling.Bespoke to offer workshopsTerrarium workshop June 20The new Bespoke workshop space in Truckee will host its debut class on Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. The theme for Wednesday’s workshop is terrariums. Led by Julie Duvivier, the two-hour workshop will teach students how to create their own tabletop or hanging landscape, and how to care for it. Filled with succulent plants, decorative rocks and mosses, the “small worlds” of terrariums introduce beauty and botany into any dcor. Included in the workshop are: a glass vessel to house your terrarium, soil, plants and decorative finishes to customize your original creation. Total cost for instruction and all materials is $68. No prior experience is necessary to participate in the class. To sign up or to learn more about this and other upcoming classes offered at Bespoke, call 530-582-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bespoke is located at 10130 Donner Pass Road. in downtown Truckee.Free invasive species talkThe Tahoe Maritime Museum will host a free lecture by Jonelle Bright of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District. She will speak about Aquatic Invasive Species, their effects on Lake Tahoe, and the history of the boat inspection program. Jonelle will be available to answer questions after the lecture. Learn more about protecting the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. Aquatic Invasive Species Lecture, Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, June 21, 10:30 a.m.Casting clinicTruckee Tahoe Fly Fishers is putting on a flycasting clinic in lieu of their June meeting. It will be held June 21, 5 p.m. at the park behind the Fire Station on Donner Pass Road near the Truckee High School and adjourn at 7 p.m. to the Blue Coyote. The purpose is to tune up fly casting skills. People who want to attend should have their own rods, and lines. If someone wants to attend as a starter they can get outfitted at Mountain Hardware fishing department, see Tom or Steve, just across the street. Email Paul Warmerdam at email@example.com for information or visit www.ttff.net/calendar.html.Cruise Tahoe CityDress up your favorite bike and cruise Tahoe City downtown in the inaugural Tahoe Teas Cruise, Thursday June 21. It’s all about fun, but they will “very seriously” judge the best decorated bike in junior (up to age 10) and big people (everyone else) divisions. Win some great prizes. Meet for registration at 6 p.m. at Jackpine parking lot on Jackpine Street. The cruise starts at 7 p.m. riding through downtown to Commons Beach. Cost: $10 donation requested. Prizes for best and most fun cruiser bike so put your imagination to work!Food, tea and beer, followed up with Adventure Sports Week – Movie Night in the park. Your $10 donation will go toward Biking for a Better World nonprofit organization.Sierra Senior Services is featured nonprofitMove over autos, Meals On Wheels is movin’ in. The nonprofit partner for the June 21 Truckee Thursdays is Sierra Senior Services, the little engine that supplies more than 24,000 nutritious meals annually to local seniors. Stop by the booth for a chance to win golf for four at Northstar. The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the evening; winner need not be present to win.Get in on a chance to win a WAI SUP board through July 26, when the lucky raffle winner’s name will be pulled at the booth. The signature sponsor for the board is Martis Camp Community Foundation, along with special thanks to Tom at WAI, and Max at The Sports Exchange for making arrangements. Information about events and donations can be found at Sierra Senior Services, www.sierraseniors.org or call 550-7600.Benefit concert for Tamara Thompson-BrockTamara Thompson-Brock, an alumnus of Sierra Nevada College, class of ‘99, bachelor’s of music, is relocating to London to attend the Royal College of Music Doctoral Programme. As a “bon voyage” and fundraising event, she will hold a free vocal concert/chat on Sunday, June 24 at Squaw Valley Chapel in Olympic Valley at 4 p.m. Donations are greatly appreciated to help fund her studies, but are not required. Lake of the Sky Garden Club MeetingLake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday June 25, at Tahoe Tree Company (McBrides Nursery) on West Shore Boulevard and Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City.The social starts at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 4 p.m. The speaker is Jeff Corbett, Daylily Hybridzer, who will have a PowerPoint presentation and slide show. Tickets will be on sale to members and non-members for the 2012 Lake of the Sky Garden Tour. The tour features 10 gardens this year including three lakefronts. This event is a sell out so get your tickets early. Cost is $20 for paid members and $25 for non members. Contact Rich Caravelli for ticket information and purchase at 530-583-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Tahoe Maritime Museum 1920s Public ProgramThe Tahoe Maritime Museum just opened its new exhibit Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze, andamp; Business. To celebrate, the museum will host a Public Program Day on June 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be games and activities for the whole family with free admission. Find out what families and kids did or fun back then and plat some of the same games today. After a day full of ’20s activities the museum will host a Swinging Summer Night Dinner and Dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening will feature live music by Le Jazz Hot Trio and catered 1920s inspired dinner by North Lake Tahoe Catering. Go dressed is in all your 1920s grandeur. Cost is $65 per person. With questions or RSVPs please contact Katena at email@example.com or 530-525-9253 ext. 103 by June 22.Truckee Chili Cookoff one hot affairStir it up in Truckee with othe 4th annual Chili Cook Off. The big chili pot once more rules the day at the Truckee Regional Park, June 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be plenty of fun for the kids and adults alike. Join celebrity MC from KCRA Teo Torres for chili, beer, hot dogs, and ice cream. Groove to the Deck Heads, Jo Mama and Drinking with Clowns. Unlimited chili testing is $15 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. The competitors are an assortment of culinary artists from restaurants, nonprofits and individuals. All proceeds go to Sunrise Rotary of Truckee to fund their mission of service to the community. Tickets are available around town, at Truckee Thursdays, and day of event. Visit www.TruckeeChiliCookoff.org or contact Jeff Sparksworthy at 530-386-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Tribute band donating to prostate cancer in memory of Dan FogelbergConcert June 30, at The Resort at Squaw Creek. River of Souls to perform a concert in the Grand Ballroom of The Resort at Squaw Creek June 30, perpetuating the musical legacy of Dan Fogelberg for the “Dan Fans,” and making a donation from ticket sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the name of Dan Fogelberg.Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in December 2007. The following year a group of musicians from Truckee and Reno formed a tribute band to honor Dan and his music. The concert will also feature Tim Jessup of Sedona, Ariz. on guitars and vocals, and Remmel Wilson of Lake Tahoe on sax. Concert tickets are on sale now at www.riverofsouls.net.Rotary Youth Exchange Program needs host familiesThe Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYE) is certified by Rotary International as well as regulated by the Department of State. The purpose is to foster positive relations between countries — the students are seen as ambassadors of the U.S. and the incoming students help us to better understand the cultures of other countries.Students are placed with host families for a period of three to five months and there are three host family placements for each student. Rotary is the only exchange program that provides multi-family placement. Rotary feels this broadens the students’ experience by staying with three families during their 10 months in the U.S.Each host family is required to complete an application and a Volunteer Affidavit for a background check. The program is monitored and overseen by the Department of State. The Host Family Application form and the Volunteer Affadavit are available at www.rye5190.org under downloads.