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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Dining For Schools Cards on sale

Dine for half off at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Restaurant Trokay and Tavern 6330 and TC’s Pub at Northstar to the program.

The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 and Sunday, April 6 through Thursday, June 19, 2014. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Far West Nordic auction / raffle party

Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Truckee Community Recreation Center. This is Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. There will be a taco and burrito bar, wine and beer. There will be incredible live and silent auction items as well as lots of great raffle prizes. Win the Raffle Grand Prize — a “Dream Ski” Package from Fischer, Salomon, and Swix including a 90-minute “Pick Your Pro” ski lesson. Volunteers are needed for auction and raffle party. Visit

Northstar job fair

Are you as passionate as we are about our mountain? If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the team, apply online today. Attend the 2013 Winter Job Fair on Oct. 26. Northstar will be hiring full time, part time and holiday/on-call positions. For more information regarding employment opportunities at Northstar California call 530-562-3510, visit

Haunting times in Tahoe City

Through Oct. 31, The annual “Scarecrows on Parade” contest invites every business to take pride in the creation of their scarecrow in a unifying town display of artistic effort! For more information, contact Carol Hester at 530-277-9598 or email Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. Downtown Trick or Treat, free goodie bag given out at Heritage Plaza, 4-6 p.m.

Mark Twain Cultural Center / Toccata Guttman Music Hall to reopen

On Friday, Oct. 25, McAvoy Layne, in partnership with the North Lake Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, will re-open the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Center, Incline Village. Take a picnic basket and your favorite beverage, doors open at 6:30 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. The Ghost of Mark Twain will present a 90-minute program, “Nevada 150 Years Ago.” Tickets are $20 check or cash. For information, reservations, directions, and to let us know what you would like to see, call McAvoy at 775-833-1835.

Tahoe Donner haunted houses

Kids will make their way through Tahoe Donner’s Not-So-Scary Haunted House or play games and enjoy a movie; either way, they’re bound to get a sack full of candy and prizes! This year’s theme is mad science. The Not-So-Scary Haunted House is recommended for kids with a low scare tolerance at the Northwoods Clubhouse, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $2 for kids and parents are free. Keep friends close before daring to enter Tahoe Donner’s Haunted House. For those who can make their way out of this brain-eating adventure, there will be a reward of delicious treats. Recommended for kids and teens who want a good scare, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Cost is $2 for kids and parents are free. For more information, call 530-587-9437 or visit

Rotary Club of Truckee to host Annual Cadillac Ball

The Rotary Club of Truckee will again present the Annual Cadillac Ball Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The fall event is the club’s largest fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Truckee works to raise funds that support local organizations and projects. Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support more than 130 nonprofits by returning more than $600,000 to the community through a monthly grant process. The funds have supported Our Truckee River Legacy, youth and education, senior services including the Meals on Wheels program, arts and culture, and animal welfare, to name a few. The 2013 Cadillac Ball will be a black tie affair celebrating the history of the Truckee area, featuring dinner, entertainment, silent auction, “Change a Life” raffle with $10,000 grand prize, VIP lounge, live music and dancing. Dinner and “Change a Life” raffle tickets are available now, contact Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or any Rotary Club of Truckee member to purchase. Sponsorships are also available and limited. Visit for additional information.

“Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined”

Nov. 5, Tahoe City, 5:30 p.m., Granlibakken Resort, “Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined.” The Tahoe City Rotary Club hosts a public talk about genes, climate change, and animals in the Sierra Nevada with UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Michael Nachman. He will addresses how genetics and evolution determine the complexity of life. Genomes provide the ultimate record of evolution, and evolution explains many fascinating aspects of our genomes. Hence genomics has deepened our understanding of evolution in ways Darwin never could have imagined, including how our changing climate has affected animals in the Sierra Nevada. Presentation and dinner $25. All welcome. RSVP to 530-525-7579.

Reserve a seat for “Thanks for Giving”

A Food Works benefit

Food Works is pleased to announce Thanks for Giving a chef event focusing on unique and delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for Giving will feature Executive Chef Willy Carroll of Tahoe Mountain Club. Enjoy different turkey presentations, unusual side dishes, wine parings for each dish and delicious pies. Each guest will take home recipe cards for each dish and enjoy a relaxing buffet style dinner at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Thanks for Giving is generously sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Club on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Tickets are $55 per person, available TMC members services at 530-550-3800. Tickets are limited, reserve today. All proceeds will benefit Food Works, a collaboration between the Glenshire Elementary PTO and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to fund projects to enrich the culinary experiences and school meal program for all the TTUSD students. Food Works seeks community members to collaborate on this kitchen journey. For more information, call Noël Trim at 530-562-4422.

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