TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - 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 for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail for print submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Sweet Squaw ski ticket deal at KidZone MuseumTickets are valid for the week of Feb. 3-8. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 11, at the museum and www.kidzonemuseum.org. Cost is $30 tickets for current members and $30 tickets for those who purchase an Association of Children's Museum membership. Donate $1,000 dollars to the Museum and get 10 free Squaw tickets. The general public may purchase $50 tickets online. All tickets must be picked up at the museum including online sales. The KidZone Museum thanks Squaw Valley for their partnership and ticket donation.KidZone Museum is a nonprofit children's museum in Truckee specializing in early learning though hands-on exhibits, science and art programs. The museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in the big white tent. Call 530-587-KIDS (5437) for more information.Open Studio at Arts in WellnessOpen Studio with emphasis on drawing level 1. Instruction Jan. 11, 1-3:30 p.m., with participants welcomed to stay and play until 5 p.m. A simple pencil can take your imagination and transform a piece of paper. Discover form, value, shadow and composition during these Friday afternoon sessions. No former experience necessary, aprons and supplies are provided. Suggested donation $20 per session. Please sign up in advance via email to email@example.com or call 530-414-6210. Arts in Wellness Loft Studio, 10153 W. River St., Truckee.Truckee Elementary to host Shred 'n ShakeFriday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m. Shred 'n Shake Fundraiser for Truckee Elementary. Mark Friday, Jan. 11 in your calendar for the Truckee Elementary PTO's double feature of entertainment for the family.First on tap will be Teton Gravity Research's feature ski and snowboard film for 2012, "The Dream Factory," displayed in HD on the big screen in the TES cafeteria accompanied by high-quality sound. Big thanks to TGR and TES' own Daron Rahlves for making this showing possible.Follow up the "The Dream Factory" with a Family Dance Night. Bring the whole crew ... students and families of all Tahoe/Truckee elementary schools are welcome. Food will be served.Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds go to the Truckee Elementary PTO to help fund educational programs and tools for students. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone.Visit www.tetongravity.com for film trailers.Conscious Play with Dakar: Expressions of your Inner ChildFriday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. See what is possible when you give yourself permission to play. Be courageous, embrace yourself. The New Year is here so let go of the past and create more happiness and joy in your life. Open to everyone desiring and willing to take action to connect with their inner child. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, www.goodnesssake.org.Snowshoe Skills & Running clinicNorthstar Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m. Strap on your snowshoes and join a free clinic to improve your snowshoe skills and get ready for the Snowshoe Social & Race Series in a fun and unintimidating environment. Call 1-866-466-6784 or visit www.northstarattahoe.com.Volunteers needed for 2013 Homeless Count, Jan. 15 informational meeting announcedHomelessness within the Truckee Tahoe Region of Nevada and Placer Counties is not an easily observable concern. Those who are homeless tend to disappear amid busy community life, living in temporary or inadequate housing, motel/hotel rooms, cars and vans and outdoors with no shelter at all. But, they survive. As a condition of receiving Federal Housing and Urban Development support for homeless services, the Tahoe Truckee Region will attempt to count the homeless. This "Point in Time" Count will take place Jan. 23, 24 and 25, organized by the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT) Homeless Group, co-chaired by Alison Schwedner, director, CCTT and Glen Harelson, manager, Health and Human Services for Placer and Nevada Counties with support from nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Volunteers are needed. Attend an orientation meeting on Jan. 15, 10 a.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Contact Harelson at 530-863-3476 for more information.Calling fiber and textile artistsThe Truckee Public Arts Commission's winter exhibit at the TDRPD's Community Recreation Center will feature fiber and textile media. Artists of all ages will be considered for display. Quilters are also encouraged to apply. Submissions due Jan. 16, 2012. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the "Latest News" section at www.tdrpd.com. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. at Community Recreation Center.Olympic Valley Winter Trail AccessWalk, jog, skate and bike on the Squaw Valley multi-use path. Squaw Valley Public Service District will once again provide snow removal and maintenance services on the county's trail between Squaw Creek Road and the Village. The District encourages everyone to use the path and visit each end of the Valley for shopping, dining and views from the Resort at Squaw Creek to the Village. The project is provided by a combination of funds including Transient Occupancy Tax revenue granted to the District by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) and Placer County, as well as contributions from the Squaw Valley Business and the Squaw Valley Property Owners Associations. Pedestrian points of access are located along the trail as well as either end. Be careful to avoid slip hazards and snow removal equipment. Pack out trash and take baggies to collect and pack out dog waste. The District thanks the NLTRA, Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council, Squaw Valley Business Association, Property Owners Association and Placer County.For more information visit www.svpsd.org or call 530-583-4692.Frieda Klein to offer painting instructionFrieda Klein is a local artist who has taught art for more than 35 years to both adults and children. She was on the Art Department faculty at Sierra Nevada College for 12 years.Currently she is giving private painting classes that focus on painting for the experience instead of the result. This type of class encourages an individual approach to painting, which many students prefer. No previous painting experience is necessary.A new six-week workshop will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-9 p.m., ending Feb. 26 in Frieda's studio, 140 Sierra Terrace Road in Tahoe City (one block east of the Safeway shopping center).Tempera paint (opaque water color), brushes/tools, and paper are provided as well as a snack. Cost is $35 per session or $30 per session if six classes are paid in advance.Frieda has had many one-person exhibits in galleries and museums, and has sold several hundred paintings over the past 38 years.For more information call 530-583-9392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Squaw Valley Village Development Plan presentation rescheduled from DecemberA Squaw Valley event is scheduled on Jan. 26 for those who want to hear about the proposed Squaw Valley Village development. Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County supervisor, and Alex Fisch, county planner for the Squaw Valley Village Development, will present the process for approval of the development. Chevis Hosea, vice president of the Village Development at Squaw Valley, will discuss the current status of the proposed development plan. In addition, written comments to the county's NOP can be turned in to the county planners. The event, sponsored by the Squaw Valley Property Owners Association, is at the Olympic Village Lodge, 4-6 p.m. SVPOA members are free; others are $10. A no-host bar will be open after the presentations. All, especially those interested in the future of Squaw Valley, are urged to attend.Rotary to host Valentine Party and Crab FeedValentine Party and Crab Feed announced for Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host an all-you-can eat crab feed Friday night at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dinner will include fresh Bay Area Dungeness Crab, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $45 adults and $20 children 14 and under. For tickets (limited) mail check made out to Rotary to Mike Baffone, P.O. Box 218, Kings Beach, CA, 96143 or call 530-546-0378.Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship announces fundraiserParty with Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and celebrate 10 years when they host Trailfest at Nakoma Resort on Jan. 19. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of trails in the Lakes Basin.Trailfest will have live music by Buster Blue, dancing, food catered from Nakoma Golf Resort, beer from The Brewing Lair, silent and live auction with items donated from The Grand Sierra, Patagonia, REI and many more. Check out project updates from the SBTS staff! Tickets are $35 and all proceeds go directly to maintaining and restoring the trails in the Lakes Basin. SBTS appreciates and depends upon community support, so go out and celebrate with them. Buy tickets at www.sierratrails.org or Nakoma Golf Resort, Pangaea, Quincy Natural Foods, Eco Centric and Chalet View Lodge. You may also donate at www.sierratrails.org."Heart Art": Call to Artists for February Show North Tahoe Arts invites you to submit two- or three-dimensional art for a show celebrating art that is about, for, and from the heart. Open to all fine art media, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, functional art and craft. The jury may consider other media, such as poetry and music. Submission deadline is Jan. 22, installation Jan. 30 with show Jan. 31 through March 15.Eligibility requirements: Artwork must be framed and ready to hang, or balanced to stand. Artwork must be original, done by the artist. Application fee is $20; participation fee is an additional $40. Jury will need three 4x6-inch photos of artwork or a CD and corresponding inventory sheet with prices, medium, and dimensions. The commission schedule will be 70/30 percent for members and 60/40 percent for non-members. Download entry form at www.northtahoearts.com or contact North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City at 530-581-ARTS.Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces Father Daughter Dance tickets on saleCalling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles. Get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Father Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay, Nev. Entertainment will feature dancing, snacks, activity stations for all ages, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake. This event is an opportunity for fathers to spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories. Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child. Purchase tickets at www.tahoesafealliance.org. Scholarships are available for families in need. The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a prix fixe dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 775-833-6724 for reservations.Sponsored by Dress the Part(y), Tahoe Forest Hospital District, North Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.Did you know Tahoe "back in the day?"The Tahoe Maritime Museum is gearing up for its upcoming exhibit, Tahoe Escape: Surviving the Great Depression. The new exhibit will look at the different strategies people around the lake and country employed to help survive this difficult decade. It will feature four classic boats from the museum's collection, archival footage from the National Archives, and newly developed interactive displays. Perhaps most exciting is the plan to incorporate oral histories from people who lived in or visited Tahoe during the 1930s. Commenting on this all-inclusive approach, curator Christine Shook said, "We're really trying to tell a cohesive story of what life was like in the 1930s, and in order to do that we need to listen to the voices from all walks of life: rich and poor, visitors and residents. Unfortunately, a lot of these stories aren't found in the historical records. If people weren't part of a large business transaction or doing something illegal then their stories aren't preserved." The Tahoe Maritime Museum is putting a call out to the public. Do you know someone who lived in or frequented Lake Tahoe during the 1930s? Would they be willing to sit down and be interviewed for the upcoming exhibit? If so, contact Christine Shook at Christine@tahoemaritime.org or 530-525-9253, ext. 104.