North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Jan. 18, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Jan. 18, 2016

Nominations for ‘Ruby Award’ due by Thursday

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is seeking nominations for its annual prestigious “Ruby Award,” also known locally as our “Woman of Distinction” award. This award honors a local woman in our community who has contributed to improving the lives of women and girls through her professional, personal or volunteer work. The honoree will be publicly recognized at an Awards Ceremony in March, when she will receive a $500 gift to be given to her charity/nonprofit of choice.

Nomination forms are available from any Soroptimist member or by contacting President Fran Tone at The deadline for submission is Thursday, Jan. 21. Forms may be mailed to SITD, PO Box 1423, Truckee, CA 96160 or given to any SITD member.

Introduction to Astrology & Your Health classes

Join astrologer and teacher Michele Hagan for an educational workshop, “Introduction to Astrology & Your Health,” designed to be fun, practical and interactive.

Learn how to use astrological principles and the moon’s phases to enhance your everyday health. No astrology knowledge or experience is necessary to attend the following classes:

Jan. 21, 6-7 p.m., Tahoe City: $20 for class materials. Class location confirmed upon reservation.

Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Reno’s North West Library: free class.

Jan. 23, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., Incline Village Library: free class.

To reserve your seats, visit


Meals on Wheels spaghetti/bingo fundraiser

Sierra Senior Services, the local Meals on Wheels provider for Truckee/North Tahoe, will host its 15th annual Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on Donner Pass Road. This event begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Bingo balls begin poppin’ from 7-9 p.m. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and silent auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Year after year, this fundraiser draws more than 500 individuals of all ages to help raise funds to keep Meals on Wheels going. During this past year alone, Sierra Senior Services provided over 38,000 meals (an 8 percent increase from previous year) to at-risk seniors who otherwise might have gone to bed hungry.

Tickets for the Jan. 30 dinner are available at or at Sierra Senior Services, Plumas Bank in Truckee and at the Recreation Center.

World Peace Meditation teaching on Friday

As spiritual beings having a human experience, it is important to maintain our link with spirit during turbulent times and to not become too identified with the dynamics of nature. In doing so, we can serve others by simply reflecting who we are. Otherwise, we can become that very consciousness that we are resisting or fighting against.

On Friday, Jan. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in Truckee, a meditation method known as “World Peace Meditation” will be taught. WPM strengthens our link with spirit, while also spiritually enriching the collective human consciousness. While meditation will generally do this to some extent, WPM draws spiritual energy from a level that is beyond nature¹s forces and thus has a greater impact on the collective consciousness and one¹s journey from human to divine nature.

To learn more about Friday’s teaching, visit or call 530-550-8981.

Jax hosting dinner to raise money for Farm to School

After the successful Farm to School fundraiser with Fireside Pizza in 2014, Jax at the Tracks in Truckee is carrying the torch into 2016 with a fundraising feast on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-10 p.m. to honor the diner’s 2015-16 nonprofit partner, Tahoe Food Hub. All proceeds will benefit Tahoe Food Hub’s Farm to School program which helps to bring local, farm fresh food into school meals.

For $15, supporters can enjoy an abundant, local & seasonal buffet plus one drink and one raffle ticket. Drink specials are available. In addition, all staff tips received during the event will be donated to the cause. Live music will keep guests entertained with a performance by Jenni Charles and Jesse Dunn of local band Dead Winter Carpenters.

Jax launched the partnership with Tahoe Food Hub in June 2015. Table displays and information from servers shared the Farm to School initiative with diners, and guests could then add a monetary donation to their bill. Guests can dine and donate to the Farm to School Fund through June 2016.

Tahoe Food Hub is a nonprofit working to restore local food distribution by developing a network of local farms within 100-150 miles of North Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit Visit to learn more about Jax on the Tracks.

Dining for Truckee Boosters fundraiser set for Jan .28

Please join Truckee High School for its “Dining for Boosters” event on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Front Street Station in Truckee, located across the street from the school at 11782 Donner Pass Road.

The timing is perfect to grab some food before Truckee High’s annual talent show begins at the school at 6:30 p.m.

Front Street Station offers delicious specialty pizzas, burritos, tacos, sandwiches, salads, and much more. The restaurant has generously offered 20 percent of proceeds back to Truckee High School Boosters. To learn more, call Front Street Station at 530-536-5035.

Truckee Rotary seeks to donate $7,000 locally

The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow its annual donation. This year the foundation has $7,000 to donate. The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community.

The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations. Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160; or by email at

Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Steve Randall at 550-4443. Application deadline is Feb. 5.

Sanskrit Chanting & Philosophy set for Jan. 29

Connect with Sanskrit’s timeless sounds through the chanting of classic ancient texts during this Sanskrit Chanting & Philosophy class with Kacey Davy, set for 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.

Sanskrit is a very powerful sacred language. The resonance created when chanting a mantra or sutra is not just pleasing to the ears, but its vibratory effects have a subtle effect on our consciousness. No experience necessary; students will read from transliterated text and chant through call and response with the teacher. Visit or call 530-550-8981 for information.

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