Community Briefs: Humane Society of Truckee-tahoe, |

Community Briefs: Humane Society of Truckee-tahoe,

Party with your pet at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoes first Black Tie andamp; Tails gala fundraiser.Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, Feb. 14 event at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Cost is $100 per person. Each ticket includes one dog per person. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Call 587-5948 to purchase tickets.Were excited to invite the community to our first benefit gala, said Stephanie Hiemstra, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The guests will enjoy fine food, fun auctions, live entertainment and dancing with or without their dog while raising funds for a common passion. This black-tie-optional event will feature a Hollywood-style red carpet entry lined with PAWparazzi, champagne reception, elegant sit-down dinner, live music, silent auction, canine-themed entertainment and an opportunity to purchase professional photo portraits and participate in a Best Dressed Pet Contest. We hope the event will turn into an annual affair, Hiemstra said. Anyone who dresses to the nines with his or her dog has to have a good time. For more information contact Stephanie Hiemstra at or call 587-5948.

Following the busy holiday season, Squaw Valley USA is thankful to all of the local business owners and employees who help make Tahoe such a spectacular destination. As a token of appreciation, the resort is offering $25 lift tickets to everyone who lives and works in the Reno-Tahoe area on Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12 and April 9, 2009. To purchase this special $25 lift ticket, local area merchants and employees should bring a recent local pay stub (dated after Dec. 20, 2008) and a valid photo ID to Squaw Valleys D ticket booth (next to adult ski school), between 8:30 and 11 a.m.The most up-to-date resort conditions, operation schedules, events and live mountain cams are available on

A weight-0loss challenge will be held for all ages at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Dining Room beginning Jan. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. for the next 12 weeks. Prizes will be available for the Biggest Losers. For additional information please contact Sierra Senior Services 550-7600.

The Family Resource Center of Truckee would like to extend an early invitation to all families to join us on Friday, Jan. 9 for Family Fun Night. This special evening will provide all who come with a hot delicious meal from Zanos, board games and the competitive sport of Dodge Ball for those who wish to melt away the extra calories. This is a great opportunity for those families feeling the economic pinch of the holidays! Everything is free, though donations are always graciously accepted. In addition, anyone who is still in the giving mood may wish to sponsor one of our Family Fun Nights to maintain and preserve the essence of community spirit.For further information or to make an advance reservation please call 587-2513.

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