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North Lake Tahoe 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

Chocolate, Wine & Roses

Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA are thrilled to bring supporters together on Nov. 2 at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Chocolate, Wine & Roses fundraiser. Tickets are $85/advance and $95/door. VIP tables available: $1,200 includes admission for eight guests. Only four left! Contribute to a Dollar for Dollar Cash Match: The Munson Family Foundation is awarding a $20,000 matching grant in recognition of collaboration success. Call 775-298-0169 for tickets and info.

Rotary Club of Truckee to host Annual Cadillac Ball

The Rotary Club of Truckee will again present the annual Cadillac Ball on Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The fall event is the club’s largest fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Truckee works to raise funds that support local organizations and projects. Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support more than 130 nonprofits by returning more than $600,000 to the community through a monthly grant process. The funds have supported Our Truckee River Legacy, youth and education, senior services including the Meals on Wheels program, arts and culture, and animal welfare, to name a few. The 2013 Cadillac Ball will be a black tie affair celebrating the history of the Truckee area, featuring dinner, entertainment, silent auction, “Change a Life” raffle with $10,000 grand prize, VIP lounge, live music and dancing. Dinner and “Change a Life” raffle tickets are available now, contact Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or any Rotary Club of Truckee member to purchase. Sponsorships are also available and limited. Visit for additional information.

Tahoe Music Institute to host classical concert

Last December the Tahoe Music Institute (TMI) set out on a quest to bring classical music to the community. The result was a recital featuring some of the best hidden classical talents from the Tahoe area. Tahoe Music Institute will host its second annual community recital on Sunday, Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m., Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill at the Tahoe City Marina.

“Tahoe is full of amazing classical musicians who don’t get many opportunities to perform,” said TMI Executive Director Shauna Righellis. “It is my hope that providing these opportunities will motivate more local musicians to dust off their instruments and start sharing their passion for music with our community.” Righellis is always seeking more musicians.

This year’s musical selections will include J.S Bach, Georges Bizet, Camille Saint-Saens, and W.A. Mozart, among others. Musicians will include Stephanie Fountaine on piano, Lena Meyer on French horn, Gordon Shaw on clarinet, Shauna Righellis on clarinet, Todd Holway on piano, Lorelei van Peborgh on voice and more. The recital is free and open to the public; optional donations to help fund music lessons and student supplies will be accepted at the door. For more information call 530-81-0618 or visit

Rubicon Pizza Fall Fundraising Feast

Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rubicon Pizza Company in the Northstar Village. Rubicon Pizza Company’s employees choose a nonprofit to sponsor and raise donations for each year. The North Tahoe Family Resource Center will be this year’s recipient. Rubicon’s family of employees is putting on the annual Fall Fundraising Feast. All employees volunteer their time for the evening and donate all tips to ensure a successful charitable event. A $10 donation is suggested for Rubicon’s delectable all you can eat pizza, pasta, and salad buffet, along with a selection of beer and wine specials. An entertaining live musical performance will be donated by The McAlindin Brothers and Friends. There will also be a live raffle that consists of great prizes donated by a variety of local businesses. Visit

Royal Gorge launches new website

Royal Gorge, North America’s largest cross country resort, has launched a new website at Features include improved navigation, video and image gallery, dedicated webcam page, a more detailed grooming and weather report. Visitors will also enjoy an enhanced trail map, detailed information on trail and season passes, a calendar of special events and clinics, and other timely and relevant information from the resort.

With 200km of groomed trails spanning 6,000 acres of land on Donner Summit, complete with six distinct track systems and eight different warming huts, winter adventure awaits for skiers, skaters, striders, snowshoers, snowkiters and even fat tire snowbikers. With Sugar Bowl Resort in its second year as owner/operator, Royal Gorge is enjoying numerous upgrades and improvements. For further information on Sugar Bowl Resort, visit

Children’s artwork of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe on display

The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center is hosting a fundraiser for the art programs of local schools. The center is displaying hand-crafted pieces from classrooms in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The pieces on display, all made from recycled materials, are part of the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe 2013 Children’s Mural Project.

The public is invited to view and cast votes for their favorite murals. To cast a vote for a mural purchase a $1 vote. All proceeds are donated the art program that produced the piece. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center, located at 100 North Lake Blvd. (at the Wye) in Tahoe City, will house the murals until Nov. 15, when voting will end.

Additionally, four winning tickets will be drawn for the public to win one of the murals for display in their home or business.

Students were asked to create pieces inspired by the dedication and strength of the IRONMAN athletes. The organizations with pieces on display are the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe School in Incline, Tahoe-Truckee High School and the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School in Truckee.

Genetics and evolution presentation

University of California, Berkeley Professor and Director, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Michael Nachman will address how genetics and evolution determine the complexity of life. Genomes provide the ultimate record of evolution, and evolution explains many fascinating aspects of our genomes. Hence genomics has deepened our understanding of evolution in ways Darwin never could have imagined, including how the changing climate has affected animals in the Sierra Nevada. He will speak on the learnings from an ongoing 100-year study of animal life in the Sierra. Event sponsored by the Tahoe City Rotary Club, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m., Granlibakken. This is a public event, cost of presentation and dinner is $30. All are welcome.

Reservations requested ASAP via email, preferably by Nov. 1 to

Reserve a seat for “Thanks for Giving”

A Food Works benefit

Food Works is pleased to announce Thanks for Giving a chef event focusing on unique and delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for Giving will feature Executive Chef Willy Carroll of Tahoe Mountain Club. Enjoy different turkey presentations, unusual side dishes, wine parings for each dish and delicious pies. Each guest will take home recipe cards for each dish and enjoy a relaxing buffet style dinner at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Thanks for Giving is generously sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Club on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Tickets are $55 per person, available TMC members services at 530-550-3800. Tickets are limited, reserve today. All proceeds will benefit Food Works, a collaboration between the Glenshire Elementary PTO and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to fund projects to enrich the culinary experiences and school meal program for all the TTUSD students. Food Works seeks community members to collaborate on this kitchen journey. For more information, call Noël Trim at 530-562-4422.

Winter ski resort update at Good Morning Truckee

With the recent first significant snowfall, the Nov. 12 Good Morning Truckee is a prime opportunity to learn what’s new at area resorts. The morning will start with Bob Roberts, president of the California Ski Industry Association (CSIA), with an overall update of the industry. The balance of the program will be an energizing, fast-paced line-up of reports on what’s new at 10 resorts. Good Morning Truckee is an open, public community forum presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity. Everyone is invited. It is held the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast and raffle.

Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, town of Truckee, and Red Truck. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available. For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range. All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events. Preference will be given to events which encourage overnight stays. Fill out the Special Event Grant Application by Nov. 4, 2013. After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Special Events Grant Task Force a five-minute presentation on Nov. 15, 2013. Funding notification will be given on Dec. 5, 2013. North Lake Tahoe encourages and supports events that promote the region, especially those held in typically slow or off seasons. For a copy of the application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or at

Best sellers and box office hits

Tahoe City and Kings Beach public libraries have expanded their new book and movie collection. Stop by both libraries and check out the new “Express” collection of books and DVDs. These items are hit movies and bestselling-books available on a first come, first served basis. The items cannot be put on hold. Each library has a different assortment of items so stop by both to see what’s available. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline Kings Beach, call 530-546-2021. The Tahoe City Library is located at 740 North Lake Blvd., below the Eldorado Bank, call 530-583-3382.

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