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Soroptimist selling Sees

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is taking orders for See's Candy for the holidays.

Purchase See's candies and the majority of the proceeds raised by Soroptimist go directly back to the community in the form of scholarships, awards, and community program support. If interested in purchasing candy, contact any Soroptimist member or Nancy Davis at 530-550-1433. Orders are due by Dec. 2 and will be delivered Dec. 13.

Kings Beach Library Season of Giving

Seeking warm winter wear. Take lightly used and clean, coats, hats, gloves, and boots to the Kings Beach Library and the Tahoe City Library for the "Coats for the Community" clothing drive. Items will be distributed to those in need of warm winter wear. Want to improve your Spanish? Want to improve your English? Join Kings Beach Library as they partner with the Family Resource Center to provide a "Language Café." Practice your Spanish with native Spanish speakers while they practice their English with you! Every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community House, 8321 Steelhead St. in Kings Beach. Preschool Storytime is every Tuesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Have a big 'ol time with books, song, felt board and more. The Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for information. They have free Wi-Fi, public use computers and a copier. Stop by and check it out!

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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.

"We like to make sure each of our 'Littles' has a gift under the tree during this holiday season," said Peggy Martin, community development director. "We offer this giving opportunity to the community so our Bigs, who give some much all year long to their 'Littles.' don't feel obligated." 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 http://www.bigsofnc.org through the PayPal link.

Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Looking for new way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Join the community at the third annual potluck at the North Tahoe Event Center from 2-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving day. Simply take a small donation of one new unwrapped toy, one or more cans of food to benefit Project MANA, a donation of $2 or $5 per family, a potluck dish to share or volunteer your time to help with the event. Volunteer opportunities include cooking, decorating, set-up, cleanup, and during the event. For more information contacts Meera Beser at 775-230-1066 or TahoeCommunityThanksgiving@gmail.com.

Savvy Dog dog training classes

Puppy socialization and basic obedience/ good manners classes start on Monday, Dec. 2. The basic obedience/ good manners class is open to puppies 6 months and older and dog-friendly adult dogs. Find more information about all classes at http://www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Dr. C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.

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 http://www.TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com and find out how to donate, what to donate, where collection bins are located, how to volunteer and more.

For updates, check out Facebook.com/TruckeeCommunityChristmas and Twitter @TruckeeXmas. For questions, 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.

Project Grad raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a 50" Panasonic plasma TV, valued at more than $700, in support of Truckee High School Project Graduation. Charlie and Nancy Riley of Truckee Sears Hometown Store donated the TV, and raffle tickets are $10, with a maximum of 500 sold, available at Truckee Physical Therapy, Truckee Donner Parks & Recreation, or at the Truckee Sears Hometown Store.

Project Graduation provides Truckee graduating seniors with a safe, sober, and supervised graduation experience. The event is drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free all-evening party for the entire class, with entertainment and dinner. During the 23-year history of the program, not one student has been injured or killed.

The cost is off-set by fundraisers scheduled throughout the school year, with the TV raffle earning up to $5,000.

The drawing will be held during the First Friday event on Dec. 6 in historic downtown Truckee.

Look for future fundraising events including the spring Senior Fashion Show and Dinner on the calendar for May 18, 2014.

GES Santa's Breakfast

Glenshire Elementary PTO's annual fundraiser, Santa's Breakfast offers a chance for the community to come together and enjoy entertainment and activities for young and old alike.

This year look forward to local fireman volunteers to serve up hot pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon and more. Santa will of course be on hand for pictures and holiday wishes. This year's event will also showcase dance performances by InnerRhythms Dance Studio, choral pieces performed by the Glenshire Elementary Chorus, games and activities including crafts and face painting. Don¹t miss one of Truckee's favorite annual events, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and $25 for a family of four or more. For more information and details visit http://www.santasbreakfast.org.

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 http://www.farwestnordic.org or at the door. For more information contact Steve or Kelly, info@farwestnordic.org 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 some great prizes to help you get ready for the ski season! One raffle ticket included with admission.