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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Auto Doctor giving away free car

We have all taken for granted the luxury of a reliable vehicle, especially up here in the mountains. Simple tasks like grocery shopping, taking your child to school, doctor’s appointments and more can be a huge struggle for a family that doesn’t have transportation.

With Christmas just around the corner, The Auto and Tire Doctor in Truckee is giving away a 2001 red Dodge Durango. According to the business, the SUV has a new engine, battery, cooling system and a tune-up — in all, more than $8,000 was invested.

In recent years, in its annual giveaway, the Auto Doctor has been able to help single moms get their children to much needed doctor’s visits, put some food on the table and just stress a little less.

If you know of a family that would benefit from a reliable vehicle, send an email to the theautodoctor@sbcglobal.net.

Be sure to include your name, the family you are nominating, and a little about the family. Email by noon on Thursday, Dec. 22. A winner will be chosen and announced on Dec. 28.

Don’t forget — second Community Soup Night Nov. 30 at Mellow Fellow

The second of two fall 2016 Community Soup Nights, sponsored by nonprofits Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Mellow Fellow in downtown Truckee with Chef Ryan Eller. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

Originally known as Project MANA’s “Stone Soup,” Community Soup Nights bring family and friends together to enjoy a warm, affordable and delicious meal made from fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

All are welcome to attend, and the cost is $5 at the door for soup (a vegetarian option will be available as well) and bread.

For information, or if you are interested in volunteering and being a part of the Community Soup Night, contact Trish Geary at pfgeary@gmail.com.

Early bird community chorus concert ticket rate expires Thursday

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College is pleased to announce its winter 2016 concert series, “Holiday Glow.”

The program features a colorful array of musical styles and traditions depicting the warmth and glow of the Holiday Season.

The 50-voice chorus, now in its 15th year, was founded by Chris Nelson and is currently directed by Susan K. Horst.

TTCC, in keeping with its mission to promote a quality choral music curriculum in the schools, established the Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus three years ago, and they too will perform several delightful selections.

In addition, this holiday concert series will once again feature a string quintet with local musicians.

The two-day “Holiday Glow” series will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. The Chorus will also be promoting its second annual Caroling Sing-a-long party on Saturday, December 17.

Advanced tickets for the Dec. 10-11 concert may be purchased online or from chorus members for $15 for adults, and $5 for children under 18. After Thursday, Dec. 1, tickets increase to $20 for adults.

To join in this fun event or find out more about the Concert or ways in which to join or support the Chorus, go to http://www.truckeechorus.org.

Annual Holiday Gala set for Saturday in Tahoma; Santa will be there!

Tahoma’s Annual Holiday Gala at Marie Sluchak Park (corner of Highway 89 and Pine Street) is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 3.

The event will include pictures with Santa, gifts for the children, and the North Tahoe Middle Band playing Christmas Songs.

Warming fires with free cookies, hot coco and hot cider will also be featured. All ages are welcome. Email event organizer Robin Lewis at tahoerobin@sbcglobal.net for details.

Tahoe Snow Sculpting Team heading to international comp

The Tahoe Snow Sculpting Team announced last week it has been invited to compete in the Budweiser International Snow Sculpting Championships (ISSC) in Breckenridge, Colo., January 24-28, 2017.

Ira Kessey, Team Captain, participated in both years of Carve Tahoe at Northstar in 2012 and 2013.

He joins with Larry Dion and Ray Kinman of Grass Valley, and Tryggvi Larum of Iceland, to combine their extensive talents for a sculpture entitled “Ancestry in Ice,” a Viking warship on the high seas.

The Tahoe team will be in Breckenridge under the moniker of Team Iceland. Info on the event is at http://www.gobreck.com.

To engage the team for local or regional events, contact Kessey at irakessey@sbcglobal.net.

Free ‘Total Joint Boot Camp’ class set for December 7 in Truckee

Are you considering Total Joint Replacement Surgery? Join the folks at Tahoe Forest Healthy System, then, for Total Joint Boot Camp to learn more.

The free class takes place Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

According to Tahoe Forest, the class is designed for individuals scheduled for surgery, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about these procedures.

Arthritis affects approximately 40 million Americans and attacks joints and robs people of mobility and independence.

The orthopedic surgeons of Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinics, Orthopedics, use state-of-the-art surgical techniques to ensure excellent results and rapid mobility.

For information, or to register, call 530-587-3769. To learn more about orthopedic surgery at Tahoe Forest Hospital, go to tfhd.com/orthopedics.