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Help Harrigan win a Ticket to Give
Truckee local Kimberly Harrigan is trying to win a Ticket to Give with Toms Shoes and she needs your vote! Toms Shoes is awarding 50 trips for the opportunity to give Toms Shoes to children in need around the world. Toms started in 2006 and for each pair of shoes purchased, Toms gives a pair to a child in need. Kim has worked with many children in the community, including two years as a kid’s counselor for the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Parks District summer program. Kim is a natural fit for an opportunity like this, and would love nothing more than to give back to those who are not as blessed to have grown up in a community such as Truckee. Your vote would be greatly appreciated by Kim, as well as those whom she will help. Hurry and vote now at www.toms.com/ticket-to-give#flags/8094 or www.toms.com Ticket to Give and search for Kimberly Harrigan. Click on “Vote for Me.” Log in through Facebook to vote, or take a quick second to register. Voting ends April 12. Help Kimberly help others!
Friends of Squaw Valley seek public input
As KSL proceeds with plans for a proposed development in Squaw Valley, citizens have an additional information resource. The Friends of Squaw Valley group was formed in response to the Squaw Valley Village Specific Plan. The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum whose mission is “to advocate for environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and aesthetically compatible development in Squaw Valley while preserving its community character.”
Individuals interested in following the proposed Squaw Valley development are urged to join Friends of Squaw Valley at www.friendsofsv.org . Read the filings and documentation about the development plan as well as find information on FoSV future meetings. You can also make comments about the development on the Friends of Squaw Valley’s Facebook page.
Twin Ridges Kindergarten Round Up
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School will hold a Kindergarten Round Up open house Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Respectful home-based learning, complimented with site-based learning opportunities one to two days a week, plus frequent family oriented field trips. Open House to be held at 10046 Church St., Truckee (Community Arts Center). Call 530-550-8673, email email@example.com or visit www.trhs.us.
Sierra College Insights to present
“It’s against the law! The political power of dance”
“It’s against the law!” is an insightful presentation on dance forms from around the world that at one time or another were subject to harsh government regulations. That’s right, outlawed! The community is invited to the interactive presentation on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus on Friday, April 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing and the program takes place from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
“Through video, lecture and discussion, participants will gain a greater understanding of the political power of the dancing body and the subsequent desire of various governing bodies to control people by controlling their dance, a phenomenon that is even a part of U.S. history,” said Jennie Pitts-Knipe who has taught creative movement, dance and yoga classes throughout the western states and in the Czech Republic.
Learn about Hula, Capoeira and Native American dances. Pitts-Knipe is the founder and artistic director of Four Rooms Dance Collective, a contemporary dance collaborative based in the region and is inspired by how humans relate to one another through movement. She earned her MFA in dance from the University of Colorado and teaches yoga on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
It’s against the law! The political power of dance, Friday, April 12, at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
RSVP by calling 530-550-2290 (seating is limited to 60).
Support Project Grad “Safe & Sober Graduation”
The upcoming fundraiser Cut-N-Go, Cut-A-Thon & Bake Sale will be held Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. until finished, at Hair For Today at the Glenshire Shopping Center. Cost is $15 pre-sell or $20 day of the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Hair for Today or Truckee High School. For more information contact Kellie Baker at 530-582-9050, Sandee Lade at 530-587-3878 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Top Co-op & Forest Charter School Informational Meeting
Forest Charter School and Tree Top Co-op will hold an informational meeting for prospective 2013/14 fifth and six-grade students on Monday, April 15, 5-6 p.m. at Forest Charter School, in the Pioneer Center, across from Full Belly Deli, on the second floor of the Sierra Building. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education and nurturing instruction to increase the students’ love of learning. The small, site-based class size allows for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor, and experiential education. Visit www.forestcharter.com and 530-550-7205.
Tangled Roots Writing Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop
A fun and supportive generative writing workshop for writers, artists, and anyone who wants to be more creative. Writing techniques and prompts for fiction, memoir, and poetry. A six-week kick in the butt for your writing life! Connect with a community and improve your writing practice. Tea and chocolate provided. Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $140, to be held in downtown Truckee. Taught by Karen Terrey, MFA, English professor and writing coach. Contact Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email email@example.com. Next session is April 29 -June 3. Visit www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com.
Equestrian Mixer at Zano’s
Please join Truckee Donner Horsemen Association for an equestrian mixer at Zano’s Restaurant on Thursday, April 18, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and learn more about the club and its plans for the 2013 riding season. All equestrians and people who love horses who want to participate in and preserve the equestrian community in the Truckee Tahoe area are invited. For more details call Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 and access the website at www.tdhorsemen.org.
Dog Training Classes at Savvy Dog Training and Education Center
Calling dogs of all ages! Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners classes are starting Monday, April 22 and Thursday, April 25. Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes start on Wednesday, April 24. Want to do something fun with your dog? Try “My Dog Can Do That!” — Teaching Tricks which begins on Monday, April 29. Find more information about all classes on-line at www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.
Become a volunteer Literacy/ESL tutor
Join Read Up!, the Nevada County Adult Literacy Program based at the Truckee Library. Tutors are dedicated community volunteers who wish to help interested students fine tune their reading, writing and speaking skills. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County.
A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for all new volunteers. Literacy/ESL tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to your community. To become a tutor, you must read, write and speak English well. For ESL tutoring, it would help if you had some knowledge of Spanish. You must be 18 years of age or older, be available two hours per week, be patient and flexible and have excellent communication skills plus know how to listen.
Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! Coordinator at 530-575-7030 for information.