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.SnowWhat at Kings Beach LibraryKings Beach Friends of the Library would like to remind you of the "SnowWhat" building contest on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. Entrants will be given an area to work in and one hour to complete their masterpiece. You can work as teams or go solo. Props are encouraged. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. and prizes awarded. The event takes place at the Kings Beach Library at 301 Secline Ave. The library will be open after the SnowFest! parade so wander over and "check them out." The contest is free and refreshments will be served. For more information call the Library at 530-546-2021.Silicon Mountain meeting Networking for technology professionals The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area announced their winter social gathering for networking and sharing projects. Doug Erwin with eDawn in Reno, Nev. will also talk briefly about entrepreneurial development programs on which they are working.The meeting is Monday, March 11, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. This month's event is co-sponsored by ClearCapital.com and NewLeaders.com. You can also find our "Silicon Mountain" groups on LinkedIn and Facebook.For the April 8 meeting, Silicon Mountain welcomes Bryan Allegretto, Partner and Forecaster for OpenSnow.com, who will speak about Snow Sport Specific Weather Forecasting. He'll give an overview of the niche and the evolution of ski resort weather forecasting ... specifically the start of Tahoe Weather Discussion and how it became OpenSnow.com.Truckee development update Good Morning Truckee focusWhile the economic slowdown affected development and construction throughout Truckee, several developments are moving through the planning process. Hear from four development projects to learn how they are progressing.Representatives from Canyon Springs, Pollard's Station, Planned Community-1 (Coldstream), and Planned Community-3 (Joerger Ranch) will present a status update. These projects are moving toward the entitlement phase with important public hearings and workshops coming up.Good Morning Truckee is open to the public - everyone is invited. It is held the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast.Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, and the Town of Truckee. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available.For more information call 530-587-8808 or e-mail email@example.com.Tahoe Fund announces million dollarFounders Circle campaign goalThe Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding environmental improvement projects in the Tahoe Basin, announced a $1 million dollar fundraising goal for its Founders Circle campaign. Launched by the organization's board of directors to provide a sustainable foundation for future growth and service to the Tahoe environment, the Founders Circle (www.tahoefund.org/about-us/our-founders) campaign has raised more than $850,000 in multi-year pledges and donations for the Tahoe Fund since May 2011. The board of directors recently voted to keep the campaign open until the $1 million dollar goal is achieved. "Our mission has clearly connected with the people who love this Lake and want to help care for it for many generations to come," said Art Chapman, treasurer of the Board.Donations of any amount are welcome by the Tahoe Fund. Founders Circle membership is open to supporters pledging $5,000 or more. Information is available at www.tahoefund.org, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 775-298-0035.Volunteers still needed for Science ExpoVolunteers are needed for this year's Science Expo, which will take place March 18, 19, 20, and 21, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. The theme of this year's expo is physical science, featuring dozens of activities, demonstrations, and exhibits. Volunteers will be needed to run the many activity stations during the expo, so volunteer participation is vital.The event is broken up into nine two-hour sessions on each of the four days. Training is provided and no science experience is required. Check out the activities at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nev. training event March 13, 6:30 p.m. If you would like to volunteer contact volunteer coordinator Hannah Leigh, at email@example.com or 775-881-7560, ext. 7474, or reserve your shift at www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054BABAE2AA75-science.Truckee Tahoe Republican Women meeting announcedRosie's Cafe, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, March 19, 11:15 a.m. Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated general monthly luncheon meeting. Cost is $20. Guest speaker is former Nevada County Superior Court Judge Anders Holmer. All interested Republican women are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530- 587-2042 for information.Tahoe City Golf Course: Next Steps Open HouseTuesday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. or Wednesday, March 27, noon-3 p.m. at the Tahoe City Golf Course Clubhouse. Hear about concepts and initial ideas the four partners are working on for the Tahoe City Golf Course. Share your ideas on their progress. Last year Tahoe City Public Utility District, Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Truckee-Tahoe Airport District came together to purchase the Tahoe City Golf Course. These partners acquired the property because they believe the community amenity is valuable to both locals and visitors. For more information email email@example.com.Tahoe Maritime Museum to host locals day second SaturdaysThe Tahoe Maritime Museum is currently showing its exhibit Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze, & Business. In celebration of its success, the museum will offer Locals Day, a day of free admission to all Tahoe area residents on the second Saturday of each month through the winter season. The museum, located in Homewood on Lake Tahoe's west shore, is now showcasing a number of 1920s boats. Highlighted is Florence M II, a 26' 1926 Stephens Brothers Runabout along with the original 1916 REO Speedwagon, Kerosene Kate, which pulled her up to the lake. The youngest visitors can engage in hands-on activities to better understand maritime history in their own dedicated children's area. The Tahoe Maritime Museum continues a tradition of providing a fun, family-friendly destination for the Lake Tahoe community and visitors. The museum is currently on its winter hours, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., last admission at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org or call 530-525-9253, ext. 100.Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers to meetAs part of the Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers' ongoing programs welcoming both novice and newly arrived fly anglers; a presentation entitled "Fly Fishing Opportunities in the Truckee Area" will be featured after a brief meeting. The speaker is Frank R. Pisciotta, the acknowledged fly fishing "Dean of Guides" in the Tahoe area. The talk and digital images will focus on "Truckee Tips," essentially facts, gleaned from Frank's extensive fly fishing experience in the Truckee area. He built his first home in Truckee in 1979 and been guiding exclusively here since 1984. On March 21, 6:30 p.m., Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Visit www.ttff.net for more information about the group.
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