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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

Ski for schools

Skiing for Schools Days at Northstar will be held Sunday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 7, with discounted, $60 lift tickets valid any one day. Pre-purchase lift tickets at Porters Sports or Tahoe Dave’s ski shops. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for local students. Visit or call 530-550-7984 for more information.

Help in hard times

If you’re feeling the pinch, there is help on the way. Mondays, 3-3:30 p.m., Project MANA distribution Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. Tuesdays 3-3:30 p.m., Project MANA distribution at Community Arts Center, Church Street, Truckee. Wednesdays 3-3:30 p.m., Project MANA distribution at North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Kings Beach. Thursdays 3-3:30 p.m., Project MANA distribution at DWR Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Concern for the Poor provides snacks, showers, and laundry facilities at the old Catholic Church in Truckee. Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Concern for the Poor provides hot lunch at the old Catholic Church in Truckee.

Please consider contributing to any one of these organizations to help neighbors in need.

Information provided by the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee.

‘Come in Out of the Cold’

Everyone is invited to “Come in Out of the Cold” on Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Join community members for hot soup and sandwiches, and play classic board games with your family and friends. Brought to you by Meera Beser, United for Action and Tahoe Neighborhood Table. Admission is a non-perishable food item for Project MANA, but no one will be turned away. Take your scrabble sets, cribbage, checkers, Parcheesi, dominoes or your favorite game. This family friendly, we will have some games for the kids too and no alcohol please. Call Meera 775-230-1066 to donate, volunteer or ask questions. See you Thursdays!

Tangled Roots Writing workshops

Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop: Learn new ways to approach language and craft through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Generate new material in a fun, supportive group. Garner crazy new ideas for your writing and creative process, Feb. 3-March 17, no class Feb. 17, cost is $140.

Do you wait for inspiration to strike? (otherwise known as procrastination). Get individual coaching college application essays, business writing, book projects and discuss your goals with Karen Terrey. For full workshop schedule and editing/coaching contact at, 530-386-3901,, or find Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.

Father/Daughter Dance

Calling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles: get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you to the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.

Entertainment will feature dancing with DJ music, snacks, activity stations, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography, and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake! Fathers may spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories.

Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child available at Scholarships are available for families in need, call 775-298-0010.

The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a special $39 prix fixe dinner at Bilti’s BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6724.

Paper tickets are available for your daughters scrapbook. Call 775-298-0010 to get a physical ticket mailed.

The 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance is sponsored by Dress the Party, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.

Crab Lovers Night

Crab Lovers Night, Friday, Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host an all-you-can eat crab dinner at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dinner will include all-you-can-eat fresh Bay Area Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Entertainment provided by the NTHS Jazz Band beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $45 adults and $20 children 14 and under. For tickets (limited) mail check made out to Rotary Club of Tahoe City to Jim Cline, P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143, or call 530-546-4840 for information. Please mail by Feb. 7.

Kings Beach Library helps with New Year’s resolutions

Stop by the Kings Beach Library to fortify your resolve. The library offers a great selection of books on healthy cooking, money management, fitness, personal growth, and more. Maybe it’s time to brush up on your computer skills? Check out KBL computer classes twice a month on topics suitable for all levels of expertise. Placer Adult Literacy Service is a free and confidential program geared to help adults better their reading skills. Work one-on-one with a reading coach at your convenience. Call the Kings Beach Library to find out how to strengthen reading skills.

A lively preschool Storytime is Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. with Crazy Craftime on Thursdays.

There are also free WiFi and public computers/printer/copier at Kings Beach Library, located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach. 530-546-2021.

Truckee Rotary Community Foundation seeks needy projects

The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs to bestow their annual donation upon. This year the foundation has $5,000 to donate for various projects. The Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.

Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160 or by email

Applications should include a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Steve Randall at 530-550-4443. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival T-shirt art contest

The Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival (TTAF&FF) is hosting a T-shirt art contest for students 18-years-old or younger. Interested candidates must design a T-shirt for the 2014 “Women in Aviation” theme. The winning design will be put on all 2014 commemorative T-shirts, and the winner will be awarded $500. The winner will be mentioned online, in media announcements and acknowledged at the pre-event honorary dinner and AirFair. Application and design submission deadline is March 31, 2014.

The free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival is funded by the Truckee Tahoe Airport. All proceeds from sponsorships, vendor booth sales, T-shirts sales and other incidentals go to Truckee North Lake Tahoe youth for educational, sports, and arts programs, scholarships and supplies. These monies also help toward the operational costs for free flights for the kids on Sunday, July 13 and KidZone Museum. The event is put on by volunteers from the nonprofit organizations: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073, Truckee Optimist Club and KidZone Museum.

For additional information and to download an application visit, or call KidZone Museum at 530-587-KIDS (5437).

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