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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

Tahoe City Golf Course fun option

There will be plenty of recreational options this weekend at the Tahoe City Golf Course, located in downtown Tahoe City. Families can enjoy a round of golf (for only $20), play bocce ball, watch football on the big screen and play indoor corn hole.

The restaurant, bar and golf course will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 530-583-1516.

Holiday Hop

Be sure to join the annual Tahoe City Holiday Hop, Nov. 30, noon-6 p.m. to kick off the 7th annual Shop Local holiday contest. Tahoe City will roll out the red carpet with goodies to sip and savor throughout the day. Santa will make an appearance at Watson Cabin, 2-4 p.m. for photo opportunities. Fund for the whole family. Visit or call 530-581-6900.

Nevada County Tax Collector to visit Truckee

Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector Tina M. Vernon will set up office in Truckee to serve Eastern County residents during peak property tax season. Property tax bills were mailed Oct. 4, and first installments are due no later than Dec. 10, 2013.

The seasonal office will be located at the Truckee Sheriff substation in District V Supervisor Anderson’s office, 10879 Donner Pass Road, Ste. A. Vernon will be available Dec. 2-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and is encouraging residents to drop by and pay their property taxes, ask questions, or just say “hello.”

Payments can also be made by mail, postmarked no later than Dec. 10, and sent to P.O. Box 128, Nevada City, CA 95959-0128 or made in person at the Nevada County Tax Collector’s Office, 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., holidays excepted. The office also offers payment by credit card or by virtual check. Details at

Resort at Squaw Creek Job Fair

Resort at Squaw Creek is hosting a job fair on Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 400 Squaw Creek Road in Squaw Valley, interviewing friendly, service-minded individuals. Multiple seasonal positions available as well as full-time, year-round opportunities. Call Resort at Squaw Creek at 530-584-4033 for information.

BBBS Big Tree of Giving

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County’s “Big Tree of Giving,” displaying gift tags with a “wish list” item for each one of the agency’s “Littles,” is set up at Mountain Hardware and the Glenshire General Store from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 12. Donations need to be returned to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office no later than Dec. 12 to make sure they are delivered to the child for the holiday season.

Cash donations to BBBS for match activities will also be accepted at Mountain Hardware in the donation box under the tree and the Glenshire General Store. Or those wishing to donate via credit card can do so online at through the PayPal link.

Hospitality Holidays shoptacular

North Tahoe businesses, restaurants and residents will kick off the holiday season with Hospitality Holidays, a first-time event pairing food tastings and live music with local vendors and a silent auction on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5-10 p.m., at Kings Beach’s North Tahoe Event Center, hosted by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/Convention Visitors Bureau/Resort Association. Music by DJ One Truest and Sneaky Creatures, and a Tahoe Flow Arts Studio performance will entertain. Beer provided by event sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at the no-host bar. Sponsors also include Pura Vida Tequila, Tahoe Ridge Winery, and Tahoe Blue Vodka. Hospitality Holidays is a networking opportunity for businesses. The event is still accepting applications for vendors.

Put on your holiday garb for the photo booth with Santa, win raffle prizes and bid at the silent auction. For more information call 530-581-8764.

For more details on Hospitality Holidays and Shop Local participants visit For more information about North Lake Tahoe, visit

Pancake breakfast for seniors

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Dec. 1, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Contractors Association of Truckee-Tahoe (CATT). Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children: $3 — arrive early.

Truckee Community Christmas preparing for season

The Truckee Community Christmas nonprofit organization is once again overseeing toy, food, and coat drives that provide staples to local families and individuals just before Christmas each year. Place donated items in collection barrels marked with the Truckee Community Christmas square red logo Nov. 30-Dec. 18 to be distributed to help a local family in need. All collected goods are distributed to recipients who have undergone a thorough application and review process.

These individuals include low-income families, teen moms and their babies, seniors who are home bound and other deserving residents. To help, log onto and find out how to donate, what to donate, where collection bins are located, how to volunteer and more.

For updates, check out and Twitter @TruckeeXmas. For more information call 530-587-2757.

Christmas trees by Boys & Girls Club

BGCNLT will be partnering with Winterwood Farms, to man the Christmas tree lot in Kings Beach for the second year. Club members will work at the lot, gaining job experience, a paycheck and references. A portion of tree sale proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club. BGCNLT is grateful for this incredible partnership! Opening Saturday, Nov. 30, seven days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 8680 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.

Santa “Paws” is on his way

Sunday, Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m., Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals, 3220 North Lake Blvd. (Dollar Hill 7/11).

Photos with Santa for pets and children ($10 donation); $200 Truckee River Winery gift certificate raffle ($5/ticket); pet gift bags ($1- $5); animal shelter gift donation; free hot cocoa and cookies. All proceeds benefit Dog Day in the Park and WARF. Hosted by Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals. For more information call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Far West Nordic kickoff party

The Far West Nordic 2013 Season Kickoff Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Guest speakers include two-time Olympian and nine-time National Champion Marcus Nash and other Tahoe Olympians.

Enjoy a social hour with cash bar, three-course dinner with beer and wine, and “Chance” raffle! Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. For more information contact Steve or Kelly, or 530-852-0879. Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers. Group discount for a table of 10 Far West Nordic members is $500 — become a member! Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for ski season prizes. One raffle ticket included with admission.

Santa’s Party

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Santa will make an appearance at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park to hand out toys to children ages 9 and under. This event, co-sponsored by the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Tahoe City Rotary Club, will also feature a free pancake breakfast, sledding, and more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and free to attend. Generally, about 250 toys are distributed. Parking is free and the venue has a view of Lake Tahoe. Santa will arrive in a parade by North Tahoe Fire truck, with the North Tahoe High Jazz Band, under the instruction of Dean Nordby, playing holiday music as they arrive on a float, all escorted by the Placer County Sheriff Department. This is the first time the event will be held at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. Go on out and have a festive holiday with the kids. For more information contact Roger Peterson at 530-546-3193.

Santa’s Fly-In announced

The Truckee Tahoe Airport has been notified Santa fly in to the airport on Saturday, Dec. 14, in a special plane scheduled to land around 10 a.m.

“I am always excited every year to see Santa’s special airplane,” said Kevin Smith, general manager of the Truckee Tahoe Airport. “We’re so glad he is going to make a stop in Truckee. Santa and his airplane are always welcome at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. We look forward to seeing him again this year. ”

Santa will be ready to visit with the children of the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region to hear their Christmas wishes and provide gifts. Hot chocolate and treats from Whole Treats Bakery will also be on hand.

“Everything I love about our amazing natural environment and the spirit of our community coming together for the benefit of kids is represented in this event,” said Ruth Jackson Hall, early learning coordinator, TTUSD. “And we can’t forget the yummy treats, holiday crafts and Santa’s gift bags for each child with books, gliders and more … shhhh! Don’t tell the kids!”

This event is sponsored by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, The Flying Doctors, Whole Treats Bakery, Family Resource Center of Truckee, Truckee Tahoe Unified School District, and First 5 Foundation.

For more information contact Hall at 530-582-2583 or

Holiday Break Camps

The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a series of Holiday Camps, including winter break, ski and skate week, and spring break. These camps meet at Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City and include arts and crafts, games, field trip, and many other activities. Registrations are taken on a weekly basis as well as on a drop-in basis space permitting. Check in with the Recreation Office for more information on individual camps, visit or email

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