Community Briefs: Fall into Fashion, Holly Art Celebration, Lions Club Sweet Deal | SierraSun.com

Community Briefs: Fall into Fashion, Holly Art Celebration, Lions Club Sweet Deal

Fall into Fashion to raise fundsThe Kings Beach Parents Co-operative will host its first fashion show affair fundraiser, Fall Into Fashion Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Trepp Room at the Donald W. Reynolds Building, 948 Incline Way from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a fashion show, edibles, drinks and dancing. Ticket price is $50 per person or $85 per couple. Ticket purchase includes food, water and coffee. Wine and beer will be available. All proceeds will benefit programs for children. Local residents and parents will take to the runway and feature fabulous fashions and more from neighborhood shops. KBPC Director Sabrina Albrecht said local vendors have been extremely generous.The Kings Beach Parents Co-op is a non-profit, parent- run cooperative in compliance with Community Care Licensing Regulations for Nevada and California and exempt from licensure. Its mission is to collectively care for and educate children in a home-like environment. Parents share the responsibility of caring for and educating their preschool and kindergarten children, ages 2 to 5 years. The Co-op currently serves families in Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Kings Beach. Call 546-7519 for more information.Tread softlyNonviolent Communication (NVC) develops skills of awareness and language for creating connection, peace, compassion and collaboration, particularly when responding to conflict and adversarial communication.Attend the workshop led by John Kinyon, international NVC trainer, at For Goodness Sake in Downtown Truckee, from Friday Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 16.NVC gives a way to bring out the greatest potential for well-being, authentic expression and empathic understanding of others no matter how difficult or emotionally charged the situation. Learn the following skills: Develop presence in the midst of conflict Deepen skills of empathic listening and understanding Translate judgments into need language with greater ease and naturalness Facilitate people feeling heard and understood to their satisfaction Develop skills to support clear, doable requests and collaborative resolutionsFor information or to register, contact Elizabeth Balmin, lbalmin@gmail.com. or call 559-9429.HollyART, A Winter Celebration North Tahoe Arts (NTA) cordially invites members and the community to an exhibit of fine art and hand-crafted holiday dcor and giftware. There is a members opening bruncheon potluck and early shopping event on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for members, guests $5. HollyART show dates are Nov. 15 through Jan. 12, 2009. The North Tahoe Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Monday. NTA is located in Tahoe City, next to the Fire Station above Commons Beach.Proceeds are used to operate the Art Center and to provide programs and services that benefit the community. NTA is a non-profit 501 3 organization. Grab some xcountry gearThe 9th Annual Tahoe Cross Country Ski Swap at Tahoe XC in Tahoe City will be held Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its the largest swap in the region dedicated to Nordic sports: Skate skiing, striding, snowshoes, telemark and backcountry. Pick up clothing and accessories too. Free admission and the lowest commission around on sold items only 15 percent. Register your sale items Friday, Nov. 14 from 2 to 9 p.m. Tahoe Cross Country is located at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City.This event is a fund raiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, a non-profit providing free and affordable ski programs to youth and adults in our community. The Strider Glider after school ski program is bigger than ever, with close to 170 children in the community learning a healthy sport they will enjoy for a lifetime. Run primarily by volunteers, the eight-week program is for children 4 to 10, and has grown consistently with help from local support and donations from individuals and community organizations. For information call 583-5475 or visit http://www.tahoexc.orgParents get supportThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center, located at 8125 Steelhead Avenue in Kings Beach, is hosting a parent education and support group on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This member-directed group is facilitated in english and is designed to offer support and information to all parents striving to strengthen their parenting skills. Please call Kim Jennings at 546-1955 or Amy Kelley at 546-0952 for additional information.Playing in the band North Tahoe High School Jazz Band Instructor Brittany Iverson will bring her 18-student Jazz Band to Lakeside Pizza Thursday Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The fundraiser will include a silent auction and concert with an emphasis on donations. Bring the family out for dinner, drinks and fun. Stay after 9 p.m. for a free live local band 21+. Lakeside Pizza is located behind Safeway in Tahoe City at 800 N. Lake Blvd. Contact Lakeside at 583-2000 or visit http://www.lakesidetahoecity.com.Give a stocking, get a prizeThe Brickelltown Courtyard merchants announce a Christmas Stocking Contest for Friday, Dec. 5. No rules, no entry fees just make a stocking to drop by and there will be prizes from Fair andamp; GreenGifts with Conscience, Riverside Studios, Drake andamp; Lulus Art Shed and The Feathers Edge Finery. All stockings will be donated to the Truckee Community Christmas. So, knit, sew, patch, recycle a stocking and enter it during the 2nd Annual Brickelltown Christmas First Friday. Join us every Friday in December between 4 and 8 p.m. to celebrate the season with local art, fair trade and seasonal refreshments and snacks. Donations accepted for infants and teenagers during the Friday events for Truckee Community Christmas. We also need carolers and welcome non-profits and student organizations to participate in the holiday celebrations. For details, or to participate contact Heidi at 582-0908.A Sweet DealThe North Tahoe Lions Club will be selling Sees Candies from Nov. 25 through 29 and again Dec. 6 through 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ace Hardware in the Raleys Shopping Center in Incline Village and Safeway in Kings Beach. They will offer a variety of of chocolate and Christmas specialty items.The proceeds go to the following charity organizations in the North Tahoe and Incline areas: Local eye exams and glasses and hearing aids, Lions eye foundation, Hearing Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, Tahoe Womens Services, Kids and Horses, high school scholarships, many programs for local schools, and more.