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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 To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Volunteer meeting for Sea Scout Ship leaders

The Western Region Sea Scouts (WRSS) are challenging everyone to get on the water. Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) in response is sponsoring a new co-ed Sea Scout Ship for the Lake Tahoe area. WRSS and TMM are seeking at least five volunteers over 21 to act as the Sea Scout Ship leaders and work with high school students in small boat handling, sailing, wooden boat care, and cruising. Join them on March 1, 2 p.m. to learn more at TMM, 5205 West Lake Blvd., with Western Region Sea Scout Commodore Joshua Gilliland giving an overview of Sea Scouts, B.S.A

Register at or call 530-525-9253.

Discounted Royal Gorge trail pass

Skiing for Schools pre-purchased trail passes for Royal Gorge are $15 each and valid any one day from March 1-7. Pre-purchase at Alpenglow in Tahoe City or Paco’s in Truckee. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.

For more information and updates, visit or call 530-550-7984.

Pizza-eating contest

Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria will hold a pizza-eating contest, the Godfather Challenge, on Monday, March 3, from 4-6 p.m. With no help from others to consume — and keep down — an individual must eat a 12-inch Chicago deep dish pizza that weighs more than 4 pounds in less than an hour. Cash and gift certificate prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers. See Timbo at Zano’s to sign up.

Little League sign ups

Online registration for the 2014 season of Truckee Little League closes on March 3. Registration fees are as follows: participants aged 4 to 5 are $70, players aged 6-8 are $100, 9-12 year old are $130 and a participant aged 13-14 are $180. ​

Tryouts will be held the week of March 10 at the Truckee High school gym. All players must register in order to participate. Players can be registered at

Meet Four-Legged Heroes of Winter

The Squaw Rescue Dogs, Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7 p.m., North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, free event. Have a woofing and tail-wagging good time with the Squaw Rescue dogs. Learn from the handlers how they train these snuggly life savers and how to support their efforts. A photographer will be available to take portraits of you and the canines, with a portion of the photo proceeds donated to the Search and Rescue foundation. Beer and wine will be provided. The featured artist is Keoki Flagg and his rescue dog photos. For information call 530-581-6900 or visit

Sierra Avi Center discounted lift tickets

The Sierra Avalanche Center has partnered with Tahoe ski resorts to offer discounted lift tickets. All proceeds from tickets sales directly support the avalanche center, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting safe backcountry winter travel.

This season’s fundraiser lift tickets include: $60 Kirkwood Resort, March 4-6; $35 Homewood, March 9 until close; $35 Mt. Rose, March 10-16; $45 Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, April 6-until close. Tickets are limited and will sell out. Purchased online at least 24 hours in advance at with the help of, the official online lift ticket retailer for the 2014 Sierra Avalanche Center Ski and Ride Days.

Salsa dance classes with BB and Kiki

Take a Salsa dance class from BB and Kiki of They’ve been teaching in the Reno area for seven years and will teach a four-week Salsa Foundations class at InnerRhythms Dance Centre starting Wednesday, March 5, 6-7 p.m. Their goal is to help create a dance scene in Truckee and Carson City. They host a weekly Latin dance social at the EDGE Nightspot inside the Peppermill Casino in Reno, Nev. Fridays and are Reno Winter Bachata Fest hosts. To sign up call 775-813-1143 or visit for more information. Truckee location, InnerRhythms Dance Centre, Studio C, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7.

Help Trashion Show travel to D.C.

The Truckee High Envirolution Club is taking the Trashion show to Washington, D.C. in April, and they could use your help! The Envirolution Club will perform the Trashion show at MONUMENTAL, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference and 26th Annual Global Youth Service Day.

The Trashion show is a service learning project. Envirolution students advocate for the environment and improvements in energy, waste and water consumption. The artsy show will open the conference. Support the students by attending the March 7 Trashion Show Gala at Truckee High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or through an Envirolution student. Come hungry for a great show and raffle prizes!

If you would like to make a donation please go to

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony vocalist wanted

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus in collaboration with the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at their May 3 and 4 concerts. If you have performed this before, join them for the performance. Participants are required to attend rehearsals on April 28 and May 2 and one other rehearsal from the following dates: March 8, April 21 or April 5. For additional details visit or e-mail

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