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

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. , 2015

CATT mixer, chili cook-off is Thursday

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) is holding a Fall Mixer and Chili Cook Off on Thursday, Oct. 8, starting at 5 p.m.

The mixer is hosted by Interior Design by Julie Johnson-Holland, Nor-Cal Floor Design, Inc., NSM, California Craftsman, Vineyard Custom Homes, Craftsmen in Wood, and KSA Architecture.

It will be held at The Rock, located at 11209 Brockway in Truckee and is open to the general public, prospective members, new members, and existing CATT Members.

Attendees will be able to sample chili from 7 different teams and then vote for the winner. All voters will receive a raffle ticket.

Questions about the mixer, or anything CATT-related, should be directed to CATT Office Manager Amanda Bullard at 530-550-9999 or info@ca-tt.com. Visit CATT online at http://www.ca-tt.com.

Truckee High Band invites alumni for Homecoming

The award-winning Truckee High School bands, under the direction of Jesse Steele, will perform at Truckee High’s Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Truckee and ending at the high school on Donner Pass Road.

The Marching Band invites all THS alumni musicians to join them when they play in the stands for the homecoming football game on October 10, beginning at 1 p.m. at Surprise Stadium.

If want to learn more — or, if you or your business would like to donate to support the Truckee High School bands’ fundraising efforts this year — contact Steele at Truckee High by calling 530-582-2600.

New Truckee tea shop grand opening is Saturday

Cha Fine Teas, a new specialty tea shop in Truckee, will host a Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The new shop offers more than 60 loose-leaf teas as well as unusual spices, essential oils, green tea smoothies and items from local bakers. Cha Fine Teas is at 12030 Donner Pass Road, between Scraps and Truckee Meat Company, across from the Sears Outlet Center. Search “Cha Fine Teas of Truckee” on Facebook to learn more.

Tibetan Buddhist healer to speak

As a survivor of torture from a period of captivity that resulted in serious and life threatening illnesses, acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama and healer, Venerable Phakyab Rinpoche, underwent a profound journey of radical self-healing that has astonished and inspired doctors, friends and audiences around the world.

Drawing upon the profound depth of his own life circumstances and training, Rinpoche teaches the path toward developing inner freedom, loving kindness and peace of mind/body through forgiveness and compassion.

He will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

More than $50,000 in prizes at awards dinner

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will have $45,000 in Silent Auction prizes and $8,600 in Live Auction prizes on display for the chamber’s 62nd annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 15 at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Live auction prizes track the “Live, Work, Play” event theme and include a Bathroom Remodel provided by Home Concepts Design for “Live”; a complete “Work” package including laptop, printer, coaching and virtual tour for Google; and a “Play” package including a pair of any 2016 Rossignol Skis and bindings donated by Tahoe Sports Hub, according to the chamber.

Silent auction prizes include an 6-day / 5-night Ireland adventure for two, valued at $11,340, among many other prizes.

Cost for attending the Oct. 15 dinner is $90 per person before Oct. 10; reservations are required and seating is limited.

For more information about the dinner and a list of nominees, visit TruckeeAwards.com.

‘Mastering a 5-star Reputation’ presentation

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, and the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP), are hosting their first-ever joint event on Monday, Oct. 12.

The groups will host Adryenn Ashley to present: “Mastering a 5-star Reputation.”

Ashley is CEO of Crowded Reality, a crowdfunding platform for reality TV and talk shows. She also is a film and TV producer, red carpet regular and social influencer.

Her presentation is set for 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available for a $5 fee.

You can find Tahoe Silicon Mountain at http://www.TahoeSiliconMountain.com, and the Tahoe Young Professionals at http://www.tahoetryp.org.