Send us your newsContent 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.West Shore Association meeting July 19Join the West Shore (business) Association at their next monthly meeting, July 19, 8 a.m. at Granlibakken. Learn the benefits of membership and how you can participate in the 2nd Annual “Big Band Jazz in the Park” at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sept. 8. The WSA promotes business and recreation along the “Magical West Shore” through print and electronic media, the www.tahoewestshoreassoc.com website and through three fund raising events. The “Olympic Heritage Celebration” is held the second week of January. There was TV and press coverage of the first “Native American Snow Dance” at Sugar Pine State Park. The 6th Annual “Opening Day at the Lake” during Memorial Day had nine seaplanes land at Obexer’s Marina in Homewood and more than 500 spectators arrived for the signature event, the “Mike Brown Memorial Splash In” celebration. All business owners from Fanny Bridge to Emerald Bay are eligible for membership. For further information contact Marynell Hartnett, WSA Board President at 530-913-0903 or email@example.com.Lake Forest businesses to host Chamber mixerA number of companies located along Lake Forest Road in Tahoe City will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association Business Mixer Thursday, July 19, 5-7 p.m.Participating businesses include Pomin’s Tahoe Hot Tubs, Tahoe Roofing Company, Tahoe Furniture Company, Augies Auto Body, Summit Ice Melt Systems, Burton Creek Veterinary Clinic, Boulder Ridge Sash andamp; Door and As You Wish Catering.The mixer will be held at Pomin’s Tahoe Hot Tubs, celebrating 35 years in business, which is located at 2911 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. In addition to networking, attendees will enjoy live music by The Drunken Neighbors and delectable bites prepared by As You Wish Catering. This event is free and open to the public.Call 530-581-8764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.Become an ESL/literacy tutorJoin Read Up!, the Nevada County Adult Literacy Program, based at the Truckee Library. Tutors are dedicated community volunteers who wish to help interested students realize their potential. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County. A tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for all new ESL/Literacy tutor applicants. Tutor training manuals are free to new literacy tutors.ESL/Literacy tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to your community. To become a tutor, you must read, write and speak English well. It is highly desirable you also have knowledge of another language, preferably Spanish. You must be 18 years of age or older, be available two hours per week, be patient and flexible, have excellent communication skills and know how to listen.If you would like to become a Read Up! tutor, please contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! coordinator at 530-587-8806.California Carnival coming to Truckee, proceeds to benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families The California Carnival will be held Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 29 in Truckee at the Truckee Regional Park Rodeo Parking lot off Highway 267. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families. Every year, the Truckee Carnival features a Ferris wheel, fun house, giant slide, roller coaster, and midway games. There are also rides designed for the 2-4-year-old age group.The cost is $15 for an unlimited rides wristband if purchased in advance. Advance purchase tickets are on sale at Safeway in Truckee and Tahoe’s Connection for Families located at 754 Mays Blvd., Suite 12, in Incline Village. Tahoe’s Connection for Families nets a higher percentage on all advance sales so buy early!Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) is a center dedicated to building a strong community of families in the North Lake Tahoe Area. TCF believes strong, responsible, respectful parents shape strong, responsible, respectful children. TCF is a nonprofit organization that offers parenting and child development education, parent-moderated creative play, prenatal classes, and infant and toddler CPR classes. Contact TCF at 775-832-8230 or visit www.tcfkids.org.Get your bus passTTUSD School Transportation announces 2012/13 student bus passes are now on sale. The early bird discount rate for an annual pass is $145 with sibling rate of $50, this discount runs through Aug. 31. Passes are available for purchase at www.ttusd.org/transportation, or the transportation office at 12485 Joerger Drive in Truckee every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Bus pass sales will also be held in August at back-to-school days and at selected school sites. Check the website for details.Call 550-0745 for more information.Announcing the 28th Annual BBQand Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers Club fundraiserSaturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. Cost $15 pre event, $20 at the door, kids 12 and under free! Send checks made out to: Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers, P.O. Box 1631, Truckee, CA 96160. Barbecue, silent auction, casting games, raffle, prizes. Agenda: 11 a.m., check in and social hour including casting practice and use of demo rods and reels; noon, view silent auction items and participate in casting skill games to include prizes; raffle tickets will be available for purchase as well; 1 p.m. barbecue lunch will be served (plank salmon and teriyaki chicken), soft drinks and water provided; 2 p.m. close of silent auction and raffle results; 2:15 p.m. auction awards and results.Contact Dick Gander at email@example.com for information.Learning Bridge of the Sierra seeks new 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.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.MyNeighborhood Interactive MapThe MyNeighborhood Interactive map http://gis.nevcounty.net/MyNeighborhood/ is a versatile county mapping and property information tool. Similar to the Mobile Parcel http://gis.nevcounty.net/mParcel/ viewer users can select individual parcels and click on the report icon in the results pane to get a full parcel report. However, with the My Neighborhood Map there are many more tools available. You can overlay aerial images, district boundaries, schools, parks, and libraries, as well as add a sketch or text to the map and save it as an image. You can also upload a text file of addresses and display them on the map. This application works with most browsers, but requires the Flash Player 10 Plug-in.