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.‘Lake Tahoe: A Maritime History’ introducedPeter Goin will present on his latest book, “Lake Tahoe: A Maritime History,” Thursday, June 28. Join the Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history. Peter is a professor of photography at University of Nevada, Reno and has done extensive research in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The lecture is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Upcoming events: June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tahoe Twenties Family Day, free; July 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Truckee Annex Open House, $5 non-members, free for members; July 11, 5:30 p.m., Lecture: History of Harrah’s Hydroplane Races by Bill Watson, $5 member, $8 non-members; July 14, 10 a.m., Woodies on the Water, $25 members, $35 non-members; July 18, 2 p.m., Tour of Sierra Boat Company, $8 members, $10 non-members. Visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org or call 530-525-9253.Volunteer for the Truckee Tahoe AirFair andamp; Family FestivalVolunteer for this inaugural event featuring Red Star Smoke Formation team, the African Brazilian band SambaDA, Tuskegee Airmen in person, airplane rides and of course family fun activities.Help needed for face painting, rocket launchers, raffle sales, information booth, the tarmac, bounce house etc. Teens welcome. Please contact volunteer coordinator Jen Parker at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call KidZone Museum at 530-587-KIDS (5437).Mandatory volunteer orientation Thursday July 5, 5:15 p.m., Truckee Tahoe Airport Lobby. Facepainting workshop: June 27, 7-9 p.m.If you have any extra plywood sheets or milk crates contact the Museum. For information on the AirFair andamp; Family Festival go to www.truckeetahoeairfair.com.Open house and adoption dayAgate Bay Animal Hospital and Dog Gone Crazy have teamed up to offer everything for the Lake Tahoe dog and cat. To celebrate the merger of the two businesses, an Open House will be hosted June 30, 3-6 p.m. at their facility at 580 National Ave. in Tahoe Vista. The Open House will give locals and visitors an opportunity to check out the newly remodeled space.Adoptable animals from local animal rescues will be available, as well as a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Sadie’s Cancer Fund, coupons, special discounts, tours and an assortment of freshly baked dog cookies will also be available. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of food, wine, fun and animal loving!Visit agatebayanimalhospital.com or call their office, open 7-days a week at 530-546-7522 for information.Tahoe Music Institute Youth Chorus announced Tahoe Music Institute is currently enrolling singers for the summer youth chorus, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., starts July 3. This performance-based class is designed for students ages 7-12 and focuses on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. The Institute is also offering a variety of other music classes such as a children’s guitar class, private lessons and more.Contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618, email@example.com or visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com for more information.Junior Golf to tee offThe inaugural season for the Truckee Tahoe Junior Golf Tour kicks off at Old Greenwood. The TTJGT is a nonprofit junior golf tour for girls and boys ages 8-17 years of age. First priority is given to kids attending local schools. Out-of-area kids will be accepted to play, space available. Each event has its own registration. Players do not have to compete in all events. The purpose of this series is to promote junior golf and all the great qualities that coincide with tournament golf. Juniors will be mentored with assistance in rules, etiquette, pace of play, scorekeeping and general overall golf knowledge. Participating sponsor golf courses on the 2012 Tour are Coyote Moon, Squaw Creek, Ponderosa, Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing. Visit www.ttjgt.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-386-2101 for more information.On Planet Speaker Seriesat Sawtooth Ridge CafeSawtooth Ridge Caf in Tahoe City will host an inspiring series of talks called On Planet, held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., beginning June 27. Author Ethan Indigo Smith will host the series and will be the first speaker. He authored “The Complete Patriot’s Guide,” “Oligarchical Collectivism” and “The Matrix of Four” as well as fiction. On June 27, Indigo Smith will speak about consciousness and awareness of nuclear experimentation. On July 25, Diplomat Ted Morris will share insights about 50 years in U.S. Foreign Service.All On Planet speaking engagements are free and open to the public. For more information visit facebook.com/Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, call 530-583-2880 or email email@example.com.Rotary Youth Exchange Programneeds 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.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.Call to ArtistsNorth Tahoe Arts is looking for artistic participants for two different and exciting exhibits for the month of September 2012. In the Main Gallery will be an exhibit called, “Adornment” fashions and accessories for men, women and children or a facsimile of in 2D or 3D art; diversity in mediums excepted and encouraged. This is a great opportunity to showcase a fall line and or new designs. In the Corison Loft Gallery is “Bits andamp; Pieces” a mosaic and sculpture exhibit, also 2D or 3D art. All mediums welcome. Applications are available at www.northtahoearts.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is July 20, 2012 by noon, please read application instructions. The application will be subject to a jury committee.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.