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Registration opening at A+
A+ Preschool will hold its 2013-14 Fall registration. New student registration begins Thursday, May 9. A+ Preschool is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. throughout the school year. Pick up registration forms Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or at www.tahoeministries.com. A+ is an educational preschool for 3 and 4-year-old children. Their goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. They offer a full day program as well as half-day mornings and half-day afternoons. A+ pick-ups at Tahoe Community Nursery School, with school district bus service from Tahoe State Preschool.
A+ is licensed for 36 children, license no. 313 609 613. Check them out at 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Contact director Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534 for more information.
Truckee High School Drama Club
to present “Best of Broadway!”
Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats. The family-friendly spring musical is about to begin. Colorful costumes, resounding voices and contagious songs will soon fill the Truckee High School theater as the hard work of 30 students comes to fruition on May 10, the opening night of “Best of Broadway!”
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, at the Community Recreation Center. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, with a Mother’s Day Matinee at 2 p.m. on May 12, all at 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Intermission features a bake sale, and a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Drama Club. Call 530-386-1929.
Bring On The Blues
On Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m., the Tahoe Music Institute will present it’s third annual Bring on the Blues event at Dockside 700 in Tahoe City. Many of the Institute’s finest young musicians will showcase their jazz skills while they perform along side their instructors, who are all accomplished Tahoe area musicians. The musicians are instructors at the Tahoe Music Institute and include Kerry Andras of Sneaky Creatures and Todd Holway of Quartet Minus One. The event will be led by the director of the Institute, Shauna Righellis. Students will perform many types of music including the blues. Dockside 700 is located at the Tahoe City Marina and will feature happy hour prices on food and drink throughout the event. Visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com or call 530-581-0618 for more information.
Wildfire Awareness Week
California declared May 5-11, 2013 “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During the week, Cal Fire urges homeowners to take necessary steps to prepare their family and homes from potential wildfires. Wildfire Awareness Week is designed to remind Californians of wildfire dangers and educate how to prepare. This year’s theme is “Ready, Set, Go!” Being “Ready” for a wildfire starts by creating 100 feet of defensible space, hardening your home with fire-resistant building materials and being prepared. “Set” is getting set as the fire approaches. “Go” is leaving early to avoid being caught in the fire, smoke or road congestion. Visit the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at www.areyoufiresafe.com for tips.
Broadway Concert at Sierra Nevada College
The Annual Sierra Nevada Concert Choir Broadway Concert will be performed on Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m. in Patterson Hall, on campus in Incline Village, Nev.
This concert promises to be lots of fun, with choral selections from Showboat (“Old Man River,” “Fish Gotta Swim,”), Mary Poppins (“supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”), and Les Miserables (too many to name!). Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children.
Enjoy the singable, unforgettable tunes from these three popular musicals.
AAUW to meet
The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW meets the third Wednesday of every month for dinner at the Parasol Building located at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. This meeting is open to the public. Cost of the dinner, which is catered by Gina and Jim Poulos of Crosby’s is $30 per person. There is a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nonprofit organization with a focus on advancing equity for women and girlsthrough advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 15 and is the Branch Annual Meeting. There will be elections of officers, committee reports and an abbreviated program which will feature Mary Bennington, executive director of the Tahoe Rim Trail, will offer an update on summer plans and Lynn Whetstone, AAUW Outdoor Enthusiast Chair will discuss group activities planned for the coming months.
To RSVP e-mail Cindy Frei at email@example.com or call Barbara Fitzpatrick at 775-832-6977 by no later than Monday, May 13.
Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers to meet
As part of the Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers’ ongoing programs welcoming both novice and newly arrived fly anglers, a presentation with Ralph Wood, long-time fly fishing guide, will be featured after a brief meeting, Thursday evening, May 16, 6-8 p.m., Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Ralph’s talk will be on the North Fork of the Yuba River. Ralph will discuss the various areas of the river and where to look for fish. He will also discuss the major hatches including golden stones, PMD’s and October Caddis and how the water levels affect the fishing.
Ralph will also discuss the tributaries of the North Yuba including Lavazzola Creek, Haypress Creek, Salmon Creek and Pauley Creek. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.ttff.net for more information about the group.
Kids on the Move: Kids’ Day
May 18, at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and The KidZone Museum, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Family Resource Faire & Grand Opening of the brand new KidZone exhibit! Kids activities, food trucks, helicopters, raffle and prizes, police cars, fire trucks and music. For more information, call 530-587-2513.
This event is not sponsored or approved by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District or any schools of the District.