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North Lake Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Silence for the Soul

You are invited to “Silence for the Soul” serenity workshop, Jan. 11, 3-7 p.m., at St. Patrick’s, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, (

You’ll be gently guided in and out of traditional Christian meditative practices, in silence and candlelight: centering prayer, walking meditation, Lectio Divina, and times for guided and personal meditation. Instruction will be brief and simple; a soup and bread dinner will conclude the time together.

Attend at no cost and take your own journal, texts, or meditation aids. Presence for the full four hours is requested, as coming and going will interrupt the collective energy. Soft, comfortable, warm clothing is suggested.

If you’d like to receive this experience — to unwrap the beauty of silence and the light of Christ’s peace — RSVP in advance to 530-546-7824, or just show up. Your gift will be waiting for you.

All ages concert series to kick off

An all ages concert and open mic is being hosted at CoffeeBar and the Family Resource Center of Truckee on Saturday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Jackie McKinney and Jen Koch of the FRCoT spent time with high school students during the Challenge Days in November. The duo realized more teen activities in Truckee were desperately needed. And thus, a new “Teen Concert Series” idea snowballed. The Jan. 11 event at CoffeeBar in downtown Truckee will be the first one of a concert series hosted by the FRCoT. The target audience is middle school and high school students, but all ages are welcome.

Teens, go enjoy live music by Scott Collins of Souljuvenation out of Reno, Nev., have some coffee, tea and good food, and hit the open mic if you’re feeling brave.

Workshop series for nonprofit board members

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s four-part High Functioning Board Series allows board members to learn firsthand from nonprofit experts beginning Monday, Jan. 13, 5-7:30 p.m., continuing every two weeks through Feb. 24 at the United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 236 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

The four-series workshop starts with Know Your Job: The Roles and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member. The series is sponsored by Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP, Certified Public Accountants. Attendees of all four sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion: CNL Board Leadership Series. For cost, information and sign up call 530-265-5600 or visit

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers class, meeting

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will host their next meeting Jan. 16, 6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. This will be a social event to review 2013 and look forward to 2014 activities. New members are welcome to come and discover the best source for understanding fly fishing local waters.

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Village revised plan meeting

In an event sponsored by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC and the Squaw Valley Property Owners Association, Chevis Hosea, vice president of the village development at Squaw, will present the village revised plan on Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m. in the Olympic Valley Lodge. Alex Fisch, the Placer County planner for the village, will describe the environmental impact review process. Questions are encouraged. A no-host bar with light appetizers will follow the presentations. There is no charge for the event.

Christmas tree recycling

Curbside pickup: Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees Jan. 13-17. Trees must be cut into 3-foot segments and be clean of all decorations including tinsel, flocking, lights, stands, and nails. Trees should be easily accessible and placed at curbside next to the trash. For more information, please call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148.

Tree drop-off: New this year, Christmas trees may be dropped off for free recycling at the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, the Glenshire Clubhouse and the Old Middle School on Donner Pass Road, through Jan. 27. The dumpsters are for clean, undecorated trees only. Please do not place trash and or recycling in the bins.

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.

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