Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Nov. 23, 2015 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Nov. 23, 2015

Tahoe Donner's new adventure center opening this week

The Alder Creek Adventure Center at Tahoe Donner will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thanksgiving, with a grand opening party set for Friday, Nov 27.

This free event includes live music, appetizers, family entertainment and activities, and a no-host bar from 5-7 p.m.

The center includes a new retail shop, which will be open every day starting Nov. 26. Tahoe Donner members and season passholders who purchase their pass by Nov. 30 will enjoy 10 percent off merchandise .

The Alder Creek Cafe, complete with a bar and televisions, will also open inside the center. As a whole, the center was designed to accommodate large parties, weddings, corporate meetings, banquets and more year round.

In the summer, the building will house Tahoe Donner's Equestrian Center and Bikeworks operations, while allowing access to the extensive trail system of Tahoe Donner and the remote beauty of Euer Valley.

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The center is located at 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee. Call 530-587-9484 or visit tahoedonner.com/cross-country for information.

Monday is deadline for auction host for '16 Truckee crab feed

The Truckee Noon Rotary Club is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to host the live auction at the club's 2016 Crab & Pasta Feed.

Each year a local nonprofit runs the live auction. The organization selected will receive all proceeds raised from the auction. Previously, groups have earned from $5,000 to $15,000 for their causes.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Rotary will provide the venue, the auctioneer, and the bidding audience.

Potential candidates will be asked to present at the Rotary Club of Truckee board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1. All nonprofit groups interested in being considered must submit a letter to the Rotary Club of Truckee board by Monday, Nov. 30.

If interested in being considered, email your letter to Brad Benamati at brad.benamati@gmail.com. For information, call Brad at 530-448-1581.

Pre-Chanukah party set for Dec. 6 in Tahoe Vista

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is hosting a Pre-Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m., featuring Sisterhood's famous Brisket and Latke dinner. The family friendly festivities include Dreidel, crafts, and other fun activities for all age.

The Sisterhood Gift shop will be open with Chanukah and other Jewish-themed items for sale including wrapping paper, Menorahs, and other gifts.

Live music will be provided by "CALLING OPHELIA." The entire community — Jew and non-Jews alike — are welcome to attend to celebrate the traditions of Chanukah. RSVP is a must.

Tickets are $30 for the family, or $14/adult and $5/child (age 7 -12). Children under 7 are free. Pricing at the door is higher.

RSVP by contacting Cookie Steinberg at ray_cookie@yahoo.com. In 2015, Chanukah begins at sundown on Dec. 6 and runs to sunset on Dec. 14. NTHC is located at 7000 Latone Ave. in Tahoe Vista. Visit tahoetemple.org or call 530-546-0895.

Get ready for Santa's Party, set for Dec. 12 in Tahoe City

Santa's Party, hosted by the Rotary Club of Tahoe City in partnership with the Tahoe City Public Utility District, is scheduled this year for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

The celebration begins with a free breakfast for families at the Tahoe City Golf Course/Winter Sports Park. Santa Claus will arrive at 11 a.m., riding on a Tahoe City fire truck and escorted by our Placer County Sheriff's deputies, and the California Highway Patrol out of Truckee.

The North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will join the procession, riding on a decorated float while playing Christmas music, and tunes will continue throughout the day. The party ends at 1 p.m.

All children preschool to 9 years old are invited for a day of free sledding (snow permitting). Sleds/discs are provided by Rotary. The children also can talk to Santa and receive a free gift. There will also be free hot chocolate, cookies and coffee for Mom and Dad.

Visit tahoecityrotary.org to learn more.

Truckee Sears store participating in Make A Wish campaign

The Truckee Sears Hometown Store is joining more than 1,200 Sears locations nationwide in supporting the 2015 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. holiday campaign with Make-A-Wish.

Called "Season of Wishes," the funds raised in the campaign will allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a fulfilled wish.

Through Dec. 31, customers are invited to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign.

The Truckee store at 12047 Donner Pass Road], will also offer several localized fundraising promotions, including "A Very Merry Santa Sale" — in which customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish will receive an extra 10 percent off everything storewide, valid from Dec. 17-24.

Throughout the Season of Wishes holiday campaign; Sears stores will donate 100 percent of customer donations to Make-A-Wish. For more information, visit wish.org.