Send us your newsContent 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.Buster Blue is coming to Truckee ThursdaysAmericana Folk band, Buster Blue will play Truckee Thursdays July 5 promoting the new album “When the Silver’s Gone.”Buster Blue is an emerging Americana Folk band from Reno, Nev. “When the Silver’s Gone” was recorded in the Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nev. The five members utilize an arsenal of instruments that includes horns, banjo, accordion, chains, and a well-placed bucket. Their unique sound is influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and Wilco. Buster Blue has shared the stage with: Jason Webley, Langhorne Slim, Beats Antique, Dawes, the Dexter Romweber, T- Model Ford, O’ Death, Or The Whale, Magnolia Electric Co., Bob Log III, These United States, Rocky Votolato, Cowboy and Indian, Leopold and His Fiction and more.J.T. Holmes to appear at Squaw Valley Institute eventSquaw Valley Institute will bring Squaw Valley ski legend J.T. Holmes to PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn on Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m. to showcase footage from recent adventures and discuss how he carved out a career skiing, base-jumping and speed flying. Holmes, who has been profiled on the CBS program 60 Minutes, and has jumped off a skyscraper in Chicago during a scene in “Transformers III: Dark of the Moon,” will also give advice for those with little daredevils in the making. A no-host reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Go Pro, makers of wearable, waterproof video cameras, is the official sponsor of the event. A Go Pro camera will be given away during a raffle. Following the presentation, a question and answer session with Holmes will take place. Tickets are $10 for members and children under 18; tickets are $15 for general public. Members of the new Squaw Valley Institute/KidZone Museum Membership receive free admission. Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org, or call 530-581-4138.Learning Bridge of the Sierra seeksnew working board membersLearning Bridge of the Sierra provides access to educational opportunities as a pathway to a better life and greater economic success for families in the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District and surrounding areas. Two primary programs, adult education and college preparation, provide the resources to supplement public school programs. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Learning Bridge programs are available to the entire community with a sliding scale based on financial need. All programs are multi-lingual, with onsite language classes tailored to your business available.Help raise educational standards to improve the community’s desirability, if you recognize sustainable businesses need an educated workforce, if you can contribute your time, consider becoming a board member. Contact Emily Wexler at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the upcoming introduction to Learning Bridge of the Sierra and Board Meeting on July 24.Learning Bridge of the Sierra received its nonprofit status in 2009 as the Plaza Comunitaria Truckee Tahoe. Founded by Heather Urrea Sullivan and Emily Wexler, Learning Bridge offers courses at school sites, workforce housing sites, private businesses and the TTUSD office computer lab. Donate books to Friends of the Truckee LibraryThe Truckee Friends of the Library is now accepting donations of used books, including children’s books, in good condition for their Truckee Thursdays’ book sale. Due to lack of storage during the year they are only able to accept books in the summer months. Please bring your books to the Truckee Library, Monday-Friday. Your support is appreciated. Visit FOL at Truckee Thursdays! Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshops, eventsThe week of Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshops July 7-14 offers many events of readings, panels, discussions of the craft and business of writing open to the public and free of charge. Learn from writers, screenwriters, editors, agents, and publishers. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with artists and to find some inspiration for your own work. For the complete schedule of events go t www.squawvalleywriters.org.Volunteer for the Truckee TahoeAirFair 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. 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.Kings Beach Library offers classes, talksThe summer fun continues with multiple programs for children and adults:July 11, 7 p.m. on the lawn, Local Author’s Read. Bring a picnic and a blanket and be entertained by Tim Hauserman, Dave Antonucci, Mark Mclaughlin, Clare Foster and Ann Riordan. July 21, Brian Scott Magic, Kings Beach Library, 1 p.m. July 31, Musical Robots, Kings Beach Library, 1 p.m. Aug. 8, Wild Things, Kings Beach Library, 2:30 p.m.The ongoing monthly technology series continues with “Social Networking Explained” on July 12 at 2 p.m. These classes are taught by Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group. The same class is taught at the Tahoe City Library on July18, taught by Doug Greenwood of AlpenSoftware. Sign up by stopping by either library or calling 530-546-2021.Annual Donner Party Hike seeks guidesThe Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to assist and guide this year’s 20th Annual Donner Party Hike that takes place Saturday, Oct. 13. The event participants choose from seven different hikes.Practice hikes take place July to September familiarizing volunteer guides with historic information and terrain. The event attracts hundreds of people to Truckee every year.Trained guides lead the event participants on hikes while providing the historic information which you may learn in training. The practice hikes range from 4-6 miles and from moderate to strenuous difficulty levels.Sponsors of the event include: Cedar House Sport Hotel, Donner Lake Village Resort, Donner Memorial State Park, Donner Summit Historical Society, Hampton Inn and Suites Tahoe-Truckee, Inn at Truckee, Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe, Northstar California, Sugar Bowl Ski Area, Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Truckee Donner Lodge, U.S. Forest Service, and Wild Cherries Coffee House.If you are interested in volunteering, contact Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce by calling 530-587-8808 or e-mail email@example.com. Squaw Valley offers free summertram tickets to active duty militarySquaw Valley will offer free Aerial Tram tickets to active duty members of the military this summer seven days a week, including holidays. Show proof of active duty status to Squaw Valley’s Tickets and Season Pass Center to redeem their Tram tickets. Once at High Camp, guests may enjoy mountaintop activities such as paintball, roller skating, hiking, disc golf, swimming and poolside dining (some activities require additional tickets). Visit squaw.com.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., which began 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.Contaact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com 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.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.
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