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Burnings! Bannings! Raffles and more!
Drop by the Kings Beach Library Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. to witness the raffle drawing for a Kindle Fire in celebration of American Library Association "Sign up for a card" month. While you're there, check out the fiery "Banned Books Week" display. Flames, barbed wire and caution tape are in use - be forewarned. Libraries are resolute advocates of the First Amendment and celebrate the diversity of their collections annually during the first week in October.
On Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. the Placer County Library Director and county planner will share their vision for the anticipated soft remodel of the library slated for Spring 2013.
Bring your computer questions to the library Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. and Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group will answer them. Free! On Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach how to "Surf the Internet productively and safely." Call to sign up for the classes.
This month the Library Book Group will discuss "Roughing It" by Mark Twain on Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. Refreshments provided.
The weekly pre-school Storytime continues every Thursday at 10:30-11 a.m. with books, feltboard stories, song and dance. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
'Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show' coming Oct. 3
Get together with Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) for a free evening of story-telling, video footage, and music inspired by America's last wild buffalo and those who work in their defense.
Buffalo Field Campaign's co-founder Mike Mease will host a Night for the Buffalo, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sierra College's Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11011 College Trail, Truckee.
This Tahoe/Truckee performance is part of the 15-year anniversary celebration of BFC, and is one stop on an extensive educational tour throughout the western United States. Mease will share stories and video footage from the front lines work with America's last wild buffalo population, and offer ways to join protection efforts from the Tahoe/Truckee community. Join the growing herd of wild buffalo warriors.
As a special feature the evening will also feature live performances by powerful Native voices including Good Shield of 7th Generation Rise.
For more information about this event, please call Madonna Dunbar at 775-354-5086 or visit www.buffalofieldcampaign.org.
Burning Hearts opening reception
On Friday, Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m., join the Truckee Public Art Commission to celebrate the new community art exhibit showcasing the creativity of regional artists. The juried show "Burning Hearts" will provide an intimate look into the passions of regional artists. Wine, music, and refreshments will provide a festive atmosphere for the opening reception at the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District's Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road. The show will be on display through January, 2013. For more information call the TDRPD at 530-582-7720 or email email@example.com.
SiGBA Green Building Tour
Oct. 6, Truckee/North Tahoe Region. Join the Sierra Green Building Association's 2012 Green Building Tour. For more information and to buy tickets online, go to www.sigba.org.
Mindful Movie Mondays
Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 6:30 p.m. Mindful Movie Mondays is a new, ongoing event at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe. Every Monday a different independent film will be show on a wide variety of topics, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Socializing is strongly encouraged before and after each film. The event will be set-up in the fashion of outdoor movie showing. People are invited to bring sand chairs and blankets to sit on.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and a full bar menu will be available. Oct. 8, "Kymatica;" Oct. 15, "Wake Up Call."
Visit Sawtooth Ridge Cafe on Facebook for a full schedule of movies and Mindful Mondays "Like Us" bar specials. Please feel free to request the showing of a independent film via Facebook message. For information, call 530-583-2880.
TRT Guide Book Signing with Tim Hauserman
Tim Hauserman has released a new update for his guide to the Tahoe Rim Trail. He will be signing books at REI in Reno, Nev. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Sign up at www.rei.com/event/45181/session/58863/10112012. Books will be available for sale.-
Excellence in Education to host recognition and 25th anniversary event
The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation will celebrate 25 years of supporting education in addition to honoring donors and educators at its annual recognition event Thursday, Oct. 11, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Squaw Valley Olympic Valley Lodge.
The event honors Foundation donors, the Linda Brown Fellows and Star Support Award recipients. The Linda Brown Fellows Awards recognize district teachers who go above and beyond in fulfilling their potential as an educator, show exceptional merit or talent, provide truly outstanding academic programs, and are extraordinarily innovative, and creative. The Star Awards recognize classified employees who also go above and beyond in fulfilling their positions, make a positive difference, and provide truly outstanding support.
The Alder Creek Middle School Band and North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will perform. Ticket price of $30 includes appetizers, a no-host bar and grant recipient displays. For the third year, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is sponsoring event costs. For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit exined.org.
College Knowledge Expo
College prep resources and financial aid insights, for all interested high school students and their parents, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Bridge of the Sierra, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office, old middle school, behind Fire Station). Participating organizations: Adventure Risk Challenge, Learning Bridge of the Sierra, Sierra College, Sierra Nevada College. Free event. Visit www.learningbridgesierra.org.