North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Feb. 8, 2016 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Feb. 8, 2016

Waterproof clothing drive in Truckee

A waterproof clothing drive for the Truckee Emergency Warming Center and the community began Feb. 8 and runs through Feb. 22. Please donate any waterproof coats, pants, boots and gloves you may no longer need. Kids sizes to adult sizes are sought.

Please donate your waterproof clothing at the red donation bin at the Church of the Mountains, where the Truckee Emergency Warming Center is also located, at 10069 Church Street in downtown Truckee. Visit churchofthemountains.com to learn more.

1 Billion Rising flash mob Sunday in downtown Truckee

Do you know that on February 14, Valentine's Day, citizens around the world will be participating in a "flash mob dance" to create awareness of violence against women and girls? Do you know that worldwide 1 in every 3 women will be beaten or raped in their lifetime? That scary statistic adds up to more than 1 billion females of all ages.

The 1 Billion Rising movement began in 2012 as a mass action to end this violence. Men, women, and children gathered in over 200 countries to dance and show their support for this cause.

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Led by concerned community members, the Truckee-Tahoe area joined the effort in 2013. Participants dance to "Break the Chain," symbolic of the effort to break the chain of abuse. On Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m., dancers will again gather in front of the Visitor's Center in downtown Truckee.

The dance is being taught at Inner Rhythms (530-550-8464) by Jennie Pitts-Knipe, and at Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center (530-587-9400 x5) by Courtney Murrell. Visit One Billion Rising.org to learn more.

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers meeting set for Feb. 18

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, for a program featuring master guide Rob Anderson, who will talk about fly fishing Pyramid Lake for huge Lahontan cutthroat trout. Rob is the recognized expert on all things Pyramid, which regularly produces trout heaver than 10 pounds.

The meeting is free, and all are welcome – from beginner to expert fly fishers. It will take place at 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com or visit TTFF.net for information.

Deadline is Feb. 19 for 'Play' exhibit

There is still time to submit your artwork and photography for the next exhibit at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park Diostrict's Community Recreation Center.

"Play" will be a celebration of sport and recreation of all kinds. The show will feature 2-dimensional art works, sculpture, and framed photography. There is also a separate category for those un-framed, personal photos that capture the glorious moments that make living here so special.

Deadline for submission of artworks, framed photography, and sculpture is Friday, Feb. 19. Personal photographic submissions will be accepted from Feb. 29 to March 4.

"Play" will be on display from March 11 to May 20. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the "Latest News" section at tdrpd.com. An opening reception will be held on March 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the rec center, located at 8924 Donner Pass Road.