Community announcementsSend 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.Join the chorusThe Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus is pleased to announce rehearsals for the fall 2012 semester began Monday, Aug. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Sierra College, Truckee campus. The chorus meets weekly on Monday evenings until the holiday concert in December. All who are interested in singing choral music are invited to join. For more information: email@example.com, www.singttcc.org or 587-3187.School readiness talk at the KidZone MuseumThere will be a free, information packed discussion about school readiness especially for parents of pre-K and kindergarten students, sponsored by Custom Learning Academy, KidZone Museum and Tahoe Mothers’ Club at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the KidZone Museum located at 11711 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Attendees will gain insights about supporting young ones at home for the most success in school. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. All interested care givers and parents are welcome. Refreshments provided by CLA.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-587-5470.InnerRhythms dance class registration opensInnerRhythms fall schedule and class registration is open to all students ages 3-adults on Aug. 31. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, classes will be offered in multiple levels of ballet, Hip-Hop choreography, Hip-Hop breakin’, jazz, and contemporary dance. MiniRhythms classes are open for 3-6-year-olds including Mini’s Hip-Hop plus new classes in MiniRhythms Music with new instructor Stephanie McMullin. Additional new classes this season include three tap dance classes with new instructor Connor DiNapoli and boys technique with Padma Rothchild. InnerRhythms also offers five different performance companies (by audition only): InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, RhythMatriX, The Breaks, Pulse, and Paradiddle.Classes will fill quickly, register soon to guarantee a space. The 2012-13 season begins with new studio management software from MindBody. Visit www.innerrhythms.org. Classes will be held at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Suite B7, in Truckee. Email email@example.com or 530-550-8464.Choo-Choo Club starting for ages 2-3This parent and child class is intended to help young children become comfortable in a school setting with an adult nearby. It will help ready them for preschool using a basic cognitive, seasonal, multicultural, and psychological curriculum, including some parental education. Each week will have a different theme with art, music, sign, and songs appropriate for young children as well as playtime and lots of fun. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 5, ongoing monthly. 9:30-11 a.m. Fee is $15 paid monthly, or $20 drop-ins. At the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. Call 530-582-7720.Education and entertainmentat the Kings Beach LibraryAnnual Blowout Booksale! Friends of the Kings Beach Library to host a mega sale on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations welcome! Drop by to browse and buy. Proceeds support programming and materials for the Kings Beach Library. Volunteers needed!Have an electronic reader (Kindle, Nook etc.) but are confounded by it? Want to download books for free from the library catalog? Go to the eBooks class, Sept. 12, noon-2 p.m. Call 530-546-2021 for details.Drop-in computer help, second Tuesday of each month 2-3 p.m. Next one is Sept. 13. Bring your questions for expert Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group.September is the American Library Association’s “Sign-up for a Library Card” month. Kings Beach Library is working in conjunction with schools to encourage children to use the library. Free computer use, WiFi, tutoring and of course books. Any student who goes by the Kings Beach Library in September and gets a library card (parents must be present) will be entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire eReader.Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach.Experts andamp; Insights returning Sept. 7Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee is pleased to invite community members to Sierra College Insights, an interactive educational event series designed for inquisitive and interesting community members including current high school and college students. Each month an academic expert will facilitate an out of the ordinary presentation on the Tahoe-Truckee campus located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee.The series will kick off with a focus on our surroundings. Will Richardson, Ph.D., Tahoe Institute for Natural Science’s director of applied science and co-executive director, will lead a nature walk on Friday, Sept. 7. The program begins with socializing and refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by a walk on campus grounds at 6:30 p.m.Students, residents and visitors are welcome to attend. Sierra College will offer complimentary refreshments and time for socializing prior to each event. Attendees are encouraged to donate $10 to compensate the speakers for their time and expertise. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. Visit sierracollege.edu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Dining for School cards on sale Sept. 1Dine for half off at over 40 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Cards go on sale Sept. 1. New this year, the Foundation welcomes PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing and Dockside 700 Wine Bar and Grill to the program. The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) Sunday, Sept. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 and Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, June 13, 2013. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 6 through Thursday, March 28, 2013.The cards are available at Porters Sports in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at www.ExinEd.org.
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