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Local nonprofit organizations will benefit from Dragonflys Ten Percent to nonprofit Wednesdays happening throughout month of October. Chef and owner Billy McCullough will donate 10 percent of all proceeds made on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, the first in a series of non-profit groups.InnerRhythms is a nonprofit performing arts organization serving as a regional training centre, offering classes in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap for all ages and abilities.InnerRhythms is now accepting enrollment for Fall 2008 classes and will host an open audition for InnerRhythms Dance Theatres 2008-2009 season on Monday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for dancers ages 12-adult. New company members will be presented at the benefit dinner at Dragonfly on Wednesday, Oct. 1. For more information about InnerRhythms call 550-8464 or visit http://www.innerrhythms.org.Call Dragonfly at 587-0557 and make reservations for Oct. 1 to support InnerRhythms.

Tahoe Forest Hospice, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System, is seeking volunteers to provide support in the home for patients and their families at end of life in the Sierra Valley and Portola area. During the past five years hospice has served more than 100 patients and their families in the Sierra Valley and Portola areas. Those numbers are likely to grow with the recent addition of Hospice in the Skilled Nursing Facilities in Loyalton and Portola.All you need is a desire to help others and to support hospice in your community. You can make a difference in someones life. Volunteers provide companionship to patients, provide a break (respite care) for the family, and help with practical needs.The next volunteer training begins on Nov. 1, 2008 and will be held in Portola. A minimum of five people is required to start a training program.Please call Val Sutter, Volunteer Coordinator at 582-3534.

Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundations Dining for Schools Cards are on sale now. Dining for Schools cards save the cardholder 50 percent at participating restaurants in the Tahoe-Truckee area. The cards, a major fundraiser for Excellence in Education, cost $45 and are valid at 40 area restaurants through Dec. 11, 2008 and April 19 through June 11, 2009. Select restaurants honor the card during an extended period of Jan. 4 through April 11, 2009. The cards are available at Porters Sport locations (Tahoe City, Truckee andamp; Incline Village), Save Mart (Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee andamp; Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at http://www.exined.org. Please call 550-7984.



More than 30 classic automobiles gathered in Kings Beach Sunday, Sept. 21 for the Annual John Reichert Classic Car Show. Although John recently passed away, he was a member of the North Tahoe PUD Parks and Recreation Commission and suggested the show. Participants and spectators voted for their favorites in a Peoples Choice competition. The 1935 Chevy Dump truck owned by Brad and Reeca Jurach received the most votes and a wrench set donated by Taneva Auto Parts. Close behind was the beautiful 1930 Ford Phaeton shown by Ron and Sally Grassi. Third place went to the 1937 Ford Coupe Hot Rod brought by Rick and Lois Childress. Contact Dave Shelton at 583-3787 or tahoed@gmail.com

An exciting line-up of shops, wineries and restaurants will be part of the fifth annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Advance price tickets available now.A new winery added to this years impressive line up of wineries is Cleavage Creek, a winery that donates 10 percent of their gross proceeds to breast cancer research.Non-drinking attendees will be provided with five free food tickets and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at no charge at select locations. Free cab rides will be offered to all event attendees courtesy of High Sierra Cab Company.The metered parking areas of downtown will be free, courtesy of Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc.For $35 ticket ($25 in advance) attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass, a program and map to event venues and five tickets for food tastings.Visit TruckeeWineWalk.com or at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, The Pour House or Florians Fine Wines. A fundraising event that supports the Special Friends program. Call 550-2252.


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