Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 26, 2015 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 26, 2015

More than 20 employers on tap for Wednesday job fair

The Tahoe Truckee Job Fair at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, will host employers hiring for a variety of positions, including year round openings with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $90,000, as well as entry level, part time and seasonal jobs.

Job seekers interested in any of the following areas will find employers to speak with from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28: natural resource management, banking, analysis, hospitality, resorts, teaching, early childhood education, business, customer service and more.

Participating employers include Alpine/Squaw, Bank of the West, Boreal, Boys & Girls Club, Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation, Clear Capital, Diamond Peak, Hey Chef!, KidZone Museum, Learning Arts, Northstar California, Resort at Squaw Creek and many more.

The most up to date Job Fair information is available at Facebook.com/SierraCollegeTahoeTruckee.

Free chronic disease programs begin today

A multi-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program will be offered at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, at 11695 Donner Pass Road, Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m., Oct. 28 through Dec. 9. There will be no meeting Nov. 4.

CDSMP is an evidence-based, self-management program developed by Stanford University’s Division of Family and Community Medicine. Community members living with chronic disease are encouraged to participate in the small-group workshops led by Stanford trained facilitators. Workshop participants will learn healthy living practices in addition to care management tools and techniques, through highly interactive and supportive group work.

CDSMP is jointly presented by the Family Resource Center of Truckee and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Thanks to the support of the Tahoe Forest Hospital District, all classes are offered free to community members. Dates for CDSMP in Spanish are forthcoming. For information, visit the FRC websites: http://www.truckeefrc.org; http://www.northtahoefrc.org.

Halloween Parade ­set for Friday in Truckee

The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will present the annual Halloween Parade in downtown Truckee on Friday, Oct. 30.

Join the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and TDRPD for a night of fun-filled spooktacular Halloween events. The kids trick-or-treat through downtown Truckee, as the merchants will have treats available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m., and goes through downtown to the Community Arts Center.

Bring your costumes, bring your kids, and bring your cameras to catch all the fun. For questions and more information, call 530-582-7720.

First 5 Placer accepting funding applications

The First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission released the application for its upcoming two-year funding cycle. Through this process, the Commission will release up to $3.9 million to fund projects for the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018.

The Strategic Plan and RFR application (including important dates) may be reviewed at http://www.first5placer.org — or is available at the First 5 Placer Office, 365 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603.

Applicants interested in funding — including those at Lake Tahoe — must attend a workshop on Nov. 2. Applications are due Dec. 14. Call 530-745-1413 or email llarson@placercoe.k12.ca.us for information.

Register for Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend

Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City will host the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend, Nov. 7-8, featuring a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine.

Medical doctors and health professionals will present information on nutrition, relationships, metabolism, pelvic issues, hormone therapies and environmental toxins. The event starts Nov. 7 with an optional yoga class (7:30 a.m.) and ends with the beloved health fair.

Cost to attend is $120; there is an additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Book now at granlibakken.com or contact shawnalee@granlibakken.com for more information.