Community Briefs: Auburn Ski Club, Holiday Hope, Holly ART |

Community Briefs: Auburn Ski Club, Holiday Hope, Holly ART

Auburn Ski Club members can’t wait for the season to start. They will be appealing to the Norse God of Snow and Skiing, Ullr, for a bountiful snow season with a bonfire as a request to the snow-god to “bring it on” Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east end of Boreal Mountain Resort. Help them get the (snow) ball rolling. Festivities include a waxing clinic, arts and crafts, snacks, games and more, with hot dogs and hamburgers being served from noon to 1 p.m.

Bring the whole family, help bring in the snow and the new season, and find out about the Auburn Ski Club. Visit

Every year North Lake Tahoe residents show the true meaning of the holidays by sharing their time, energy, and kindness with children and families in need of help during the holidays.

Tahoe Women’s Services (TWS) and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (NTFRC) are seeking donors and adoptive families for their holiday program through Monday, Nov. 24. Families can be matched in a timely manner, allowing gifts to arrive at their destination in time for the holidays.

Participate in the joint Holiday Hope Program and give back to the community in an effective way. Businesses, congregations, service organizations, families or neighbors are encouraged to think outside the box and adopt. Please contact Cecilia and Jessica at TWS at 546-7804, or Amy and Ana at North Tahoe FRC at 546-0952. The Holiday Hope Program could not function without the compassion and generosity of its donors.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe presents its annual Santa Paws Pet Photos on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tails by the Lake in the Village at Squaw Valley. Photos will be taken by professional photographer Michael Tedesco. The sitting fee is $20 with a variety of photo pricing and specials available that day. Every participant will receive a free gift bag from Tails by the Lake featuring doggie goodies. Visit or call 583-WAGS.

Find something lovely, local and handcrafted at the Holly ARTS exhibit Nov. 21 through Jan. 12 at North Tahoe ARTS in Tahoe City.

Find original winter-themed art, cards, decorated trees, hand-crafted wreaths, ornaments, jewelry and gifts.

Gather the children and find kits to make your own gifts. There are a variety of beaded bracelet kits with instructions, aromatic cinnamon ornaments you may color, add glitter and a festive ribbon. They are inexpensive and simple projects.

If you are looking for something special there are exquisite hand-painted scarves, crafted pillows and beautiful and functional ceramics. Glass icicles, snowflakes, and fairy ornaments are available to adorn your windows. All are made by artists in this area. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to the Fire Station. For information call 581-2787 or visit

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