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Volunteer with Disabled Sports



Disable Sports Far West USA is looking for energetic, outgoing people to be on their special events team. This position will include helping to plan and implement fundraisers for Disabled Sports, located at the Alpine Meadows ski resort. Help raise funds crucial to the continuing operation of the adaptive snowsports programs, which helps individuals with disabilities participate in outdoor recreation. These programs provide breakthrough moments and opportunities for success for people with disabilities. Opportunities begin immediately, running through April 5. Opportunities include preparing for the Ability BASH auction and banquet at Squaw Valley on April 4, Wild Winter Wednesdays and the Snow Sculpture contest at River Ranch, Aloha Tuesdays at Jake’s on the Lake, and Fish Taco Night at Sunnyside Resort.

Contact Mary Roll at 530-581-4161, ext. 205, mary@disabledsports.net.



Discounted Tahoe Cross Country passes

Take advantage of discounted trail passes and support local education when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools passes for Tahoe Cross Country, at $15 each, valid any one day Feb. 23 -28. Pre-purchase trail passes at Alpenglow in Tahoe City or Paco’s in Truckee. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Proceeds go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to Tahoe/Truckee area students.

For more information and updates, visit http://www.exined.org or call 530-550-7984.

‘Turnip the Heat’ Tuesdays

Every Tuesday through March 11 there will be a Community Soup Night, 6-8:30 p.m. The dinner brings community together for an affordably priced meal made from fresh, sustainably grown ingredients. Each Soup Night will be held at a different eatery showcasing the skills of our local chefs. Cost is $5 for soup and bread. Raffle , music and drinks, also. Feb. 25 at Full Belly Deli (Truckee in the Pioneer Center). A collaboration of four nonprofit organizations committed to creating a more food-focused community: Tahoe Food Hub, Slow Food Lake Tahoe, Project MANA, and Truckee Family Resource Center!

Soup Night tokens will be distributed to clients of the Family Resource Center and Project MANA to ensure individuals and families in need receive warm meal at no charge. For more information visit tahoefoodhub.org.

Yoga bootcamp for wellness and weight management

Feb. 16-March 9. Feel stronger, healthier and revitalized in 21 days with a clean diet and yoga. Cost of $195 includes classes, menus, recipes and personal support. Classes Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Priya Hutner is a certified yoga instructor and has practiced yoga and meditation for more than 35 years. She teaches and facilitates workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. She teaches at Namaste Yoga & Tahoe Wellness.

For Course Information call 772-913-0008, email pria78@gmail.com or visit http://www.loseweightandrejuvenateyoga.com.

Bunco Bash Cancer Center benefit

The 4th Annual SnowFest! Girls Night Out “Bunco Bash,” benefiting the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital, will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

Leave the men at home and join a fun night out, including Bunco (no previous experience needed!), a raffle and silent auction, appetizers, beer and wine. Tickets sell out quickly and can be purchased online at activitytickets.com or Bar Bar Bar in Incline Village, Rockwood Tree Service in Kings Beach, The Store in Tahoe City and in Truckee at the Visitor’s Center; $25 if purchased early, $30 at the door.

For additional information or to make a donation, please contact Carol King at 530-546-7542.”

Free Heart to Heart talks

Tahoe Forest Health System is offering free “Heart to Heart Talks,” 10:30 a.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. For more information, call 530-582-3285. Feb. 19, Heart Healthy Eating, Betsy Taylor, RD; Feb. 26, The Latest in Heart Health, Tim Lombard, MD.

Christian mysticism commentary and meditation

Five week series with Leisa Peterson, Feb. 27 through April 3, 4:45-6 p.m., no class March 6.

Explore the spiritual writings of the High and Late Middle Ages including Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, The Cloud of Unknowing, as well as the Spanish mystics such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Each course will include a meditation inspired by the spiritual writings. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Call 530-550-8981, email info@goodnesssake.org or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org. To be held at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Turtleneck Tuesday skate nights

Every Tuesday in February, Northstar California will donate 20 percent of the skate rentals to Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Go out and have some fun with friends, donors, nonprofit leaders,

and the rest of the North Tahoe community. Northstar Village Ice Skating Rink, Tuesdays in February, 6-9 p.m.


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