Community Briefs: Halloween at the Village at Squaw, Trick or Treat for UNICEF
October 24, 2008
Local kids trick-or- treating for a cause Get your spare change ready. This Halloween you are likely to get more than a few kids trick-or-treating at your door for more than candy. Local elementary and middle school students have taken on the challenge of trick-or-treating for UNICEF. They will carry small orange boxes to collect change for needy children around the world. This program introduces children to the idea they can make a difference to less fortunate children by volunteering in service to others, wrote Amanda Friedrichsen, Glenshire PTO. Celebrating 58 years of trick-or-treating for a cause, UNICEF provides food and clean water, immunizations, and access to education to children around the globe. Look for the little orange boxes on Halloween and help Truckee kids help impoverished kids throughout the world.The Village at Squaw Halloween happeningsThrough Oct. 31Scary Candle Making Contest at Waxen Moon; the winner will be chosen on Halloween. Grand Prize A candle making party for eight, value of $225. Scenic Harvest Photo Opportunity in the Big Chair under KT. Guess the Weight of the Huge Pumpkin Contest check out the giant and heavy pumpkin in the Events Plaza, submit your guess for weight winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to anywhere in the Village!The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt participate anytime. Pick up your clue sheet at any Village business, during operating hours or at the front lobby desk, and roam the Village searching for fun- filled clues. Turn in your completed clue sheets to the front lobby and a winner will be picked after Halloween.Saturday Oct. 25, starting at noon Howloween Doggie Costume Contest hosted by Tails by the Lake – (sign up begins at 11:30 a.m.)Oct. 31, Halloween EveSafe Street Trick or Treating from Noon to 6 pm all shops and restaurants will be stocked with candy.Party at Le ChamoisAttention all naughty nurses, blood sucking vampires, roller-skating ballerinas, and saucy superheroes! Get out the costumes and the face paint and creep on over to Squaw Valleys Le Chamois on Friday Oct. 31, 2008 for the annual Halloween Costume andamp; Dance Party.Ghouls and goblins are encouraged to dress up in their most clever costumes and celebrate all-hallows eve with great music and a fun party. Tables will be cleared from the downstairs restaurant to make room for dancing with tunes from DJ Blue42 starting at 9 p.m. Upstairs, the bar welcomes partygoers with beer, wine and sake for a howling good time.Doors open at 8 p.m. and children are welcome to trick-or-treat until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. there is a $5 cover and only adults age 21 and older are permitted.The Halloween Party marks the opening night celebration for Le Chamois for the 08-09 winter season, with the restaurant and bar scheduled to open daily in mid-November.Le Chamois is located in Squaw Valley USAs historic base village behind the Squaw Valley Sport Shop. For more information about the Halloween Party call 583-4505.Far West Nordic announces fundraiserThis years Fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Association is expected to be one of the largest and most exciting in its long history. Now in its 23rd year, Far West Nordics Auction/Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Sugar Bowls Mt. Judah Lodge.A cant miss event of the season for anyone interested in cross country skiing and nordic competition in California and Nevada. The auction and raffle prizes promise to be some of the best in history, with ski equipment and outdoor gear, plus great prizes from XC ski areas, bike shops, local restaurants and lots of gear and goodies. Headlining the prizes again this year is an incredible raffle grand prizea dream ski package from Salomon, Swix and Fischer.As usual, this is Far West Nordics largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic programs. Plan on attending and bidding. Tickets are available from local Junior racers, or contact the Far West Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-0304. Auction prize updates will be available visit http://www.farwestnordic.org.Truckee High School Band yard sale fundraiserThe Truckee High School Band will be hosting a huge fundraising garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Tanner family will host the garage sale, featuring furniture, a generator, and many other items at 10605 Ponderosa Drive in Sierra Meadows. Band members will provide entertainment at the sale, and all proceeds will go directly to the band.Honor veterans at flag raisingAll veterans and citizens are invited to a flag-raising ceremony to honor veterans on Monday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Placer County Sheriff Departments North Lake Tahoe Station. Members of the Sheriffs honor guard and mounted units will be taking part in the ceremony. The 50-year-old flag pole in front of the Sheriffs Department was recently restored to its original condition and will serve as the centerpiece for the flag-raising ceremony.Sheriffs dispatcher Cheryl Zuccaro will sing the national anthem. For more information, call 581-6300. Coffee for a causeThe Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary is raising funds again this holiday season with sales of Sees Candies and gourmet coffee roasted right here on the North Shore by Tahoe Citys Coffee Connexion. Six blends of coffee are available in one pound holiday bags for $9 lb.Sierra Sunrise A full bodied coffee blended from three of Coffee Connexions most popular beans.House Blend A combination of French and Vienna RoastsDouble French A favorite among breakfast housesTahoe Delight A favorite blend of Italian Roast Colombian SupremoOrganic Rainforest Blended with jungle coffee and organic French RoastDecaffeinated Vienna A special after dinner coffee with more body and aroma than you would expect from decaffeinated.The acclaimed Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary Cookbook is also on sale with recipes from local chefs. It makes a terrific holiday gift.To place an order for coffee, candy, or the cookbook, contact Patti at 525-7029. Orders will be collected Wednesday Nov. 26. Coffee and candy deliveries will be the second week of December.Funds collected by the Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary from this, and other events, is donated to the Meeks Bay Fire District for the purchase of much needed equipment. The Auxiliary has been a major funding source for the District for years.It could happen tomorrowOfficials with Tahoe Forest Health System are preparing to participate in Golden Guardian 2008, an emergency preparedness drill set up by the California Governors Office of Homeland Security. On Nov. 6, the Lake Tahoe Region including state agencies from California and Nevada will hold a drill that will simulate the affects and after-effects of a seiche, a large wave that could occur in Lake Tahoe after a significant seismic event. The simulated earthquake will take place in South Lake Tahoe and agencies around Lake Tahoe including county agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, California State Parks, Cal Fire, Red Cross, local Emergency Medical Services, as well as local hospital personnel, animal advocates, and utility companies will be involved. We know no matter where an emergency in our region takes place or what type of emergency it is, our role will be vital to a successful response, said Tami Prior, Tahoe Forest Health System Drill Coordinator. This type of exercise is important to solidify not only each individual agencys disaster plan, but how we all work together for the best possible outcome, Prior adds. For more information, please contact Tami Prior at Tahoe Forest Health System, (530) 559-5362.