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North Lake Tahoe 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

Join 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 and Tahoe City Rotary Club, will 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. 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, 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. 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. Santa will 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.

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

Forever 18 Field of Dreams

Current events to support the Field of Dreams baseball field: Silent art auction for the month of December, Art Obsessions Art Gallery, 10052 Donner Pass Road (downtown Truckee). Bid on local art and items throughout the month. Santa’s Closet, Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., both days. Get photos with Santa for $5, browse a diverse selection of wares, Community Art Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee. Fiesta Dinner, Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m., Community Art Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, $5 each or $18 for a family. Forever 18 Raffle Prize Drawing, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., 10046 Church St., Truckee. For more information about the Field of Dreams fundraising effort, find them on

Shop Local contest underway

Partake in the seventh annual Shop Local Contest through New Year’s Day for a chance to win $4,000 in prizes, including a $300 Tahoe Dave’s Skis and Boards gift certificate, Diamond Peak season pass, Homewood Mountain Resort season pass, Tahoe Value pass or a Gold Tahoe Super Pass.

For every $25 you spend at participating retailers in Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Squaw Valley and the Village at Northstar, you’ll receive a sticker on your Shop Local Contest Card.

When four stickers are collected, the card is eligible to win. Multiple entries are allowed. Cards will be available at businesses throughout North Lake Tahoe. Turn in your contest card(s) by Jan. 10, 2014, at the locations or mailing address listed on the card to be entered in the drawing. Visit for more info.

Carole Sesko Holiday Open House

The HGTV design team visited Carole Sesko’s studio and purchased five artworks for the 2014 Dream Home in Truckee. House Planner Jack Thomasson and Interior Designer Linda Woodrum chose her art to accent the “New Mountain” architectural style of this classic retreat built with a modern flair. A “Behind the Build” segment will air in February 2014 featuring her studio and an interview. Tours of the Dream Home will begin this January. Sesko’s annual Holiday Open Studio, Show and Sale will be held weekends, Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 10326 High St. in downtown Truckee. Visit

Calling Crab Feed nonprofit

The Rotary Club of Truckee is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to host the live auction at the club’s 2014 Chris Matthew Crab Feed & Pasta Feed. Chris was a member of Rotary since 1995, the true embodiment of Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self.” Each year a local nonprofit organization runs the live auction at the Rotary Club of Truckee Crab & Pasta Feed. The organization selected will receive all proceeds raised from the auction. Previously, groups have earned from $4,000 to $14,000. The event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. Rotary will provide the venue and the bidding audience.

Potential candidates will be asked to present at the Rotary Club of Truckee board of directors meeting on Jan. 7, 2014 for final selection. All nonprofit groups interested in being considered must submit a letter to the Rotary Club of Truckee by Dec. 27, 2013. Letters should include the name of the nonprofit, a request for consideration, and an explanation of what the organization does for the community. The letter should also communicate the organization’s capability to secure donated items and setup and run the live auction.

Please email your letter to Jason Hansford

For additional information visit

North Tahoe Winter Concert

Dec. 19, 6 p.m., Winter Concert. The North Tahoe High School Music Department Winter Concert will consist of both the Middle School and the High School musicians in the high school gym and the concert is free. There will be a mix of holiday, winter and concert tunes.

Dragonfly supports Shop Local

Dragonfly Restaurant is offering shoppers 25 percent off lunch or dinner when they spend $25 or more at a downtown Truckee shop through Dec. 22. Take in a receipt for $25 or more to recieve the discount. Dragonfly will offer sushi on their lunch menu Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Dragonfly’s sushi is always made with 100 percent sustainable seafood.

Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road. Reservations for dinner are recommended by calling 530-587-0557. The Sushi Bar is first come, first served. Visit or “Like” them on Facebook.

Skiing for Schools

Take advantage of discounted lift tickets while supporting local education with the pre-purchase of Skiing for Schools lift tickets and trail passes valid at participating resorts.

This season’s Skiing for Schools days include:

Sugar Bowl, $40 lift tickets valid any one day from Dec. 14-20; Tahoe Donner Cross Country, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 5-10; Homewood Mountain Resort, $40 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 12-17; Tahoe Cross County, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 26-31; Tahoe Donner Ski Area, $30 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 26-31; Northstar California, $60 lift ticket valid any one day from Feb. 2-7; Royal Gorge, $15 trail pass valid any one day from March 1-7; Sugar Bowl , $40 lift ticket valid any one day from March 22-28; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows – $40 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from April 6-end of the 2013-2014 winter season.

Downhill resort tickets may be purchased the week prior at Porters Sports in Truckee and Tahoe Dave’s in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach. Cross-country resort trail passes may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold and will not be available for purchase at the resorts. Check and cash payment are preferred. Credit cards accepted at Tahoe Dave’s. Tickets are non-refundable.

The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase directly support the Excellence in Education Foundation. For more information visit

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