Community Briefs: Pop Culture, Awakening into Oneness, Young Eagle Flights andamp; More!
November 6, 2008
Hip fun at Pop Culture affairWant to check out something hip and fun? Drop by the Brickelltown courtyard Nov. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. and be prepared to be impressed. Riverside Studios, Drake andamp; LuLus along with Feather’s Edge and Fair andamp; Green are lighting it up with a themed art show Pop Culture. Art, music, open fire pits, appetizers, tasty beverages and more. Come one come all, it’s free, just shy of the roundabout in the Brickelltown courtyard under the apple tree and in the crazy cool shops that surround it. Want more info? Call 587-3789.Workshop gets you into the momentFor Goodness Sake will host a workshop with Arjuna Ardagh, author of Awakening into Oneness and Translucent Revolution, Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ardagh will discuss his newest book Leap before you Look 72 shortcuts for getting out of your mind and into the moment.In this practical and interactive workshop, Arjuna will introduce us to some of his translucent practices you can take home and apply to your everyday life. These practices typically take less than five minutes and are designed to bring you out of your mind and into the moment, fully experiencing peace and happiness. This session will include a Oneness Blessing.Call for reservations 550-8981. For more information, visit http://www.goodnesssake.org or drop in at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee.Young Eagles take flightThe Truckee-Tahoe Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) offers free airplane rides from 8 to 10 a.m., Nov. 8, at the Truckee Tahoe Airport EAA Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Kids ages 8 through 17 may register at 8 a.m. and flights will continue until 10 a.m. or sooner if the weather turns bad. After their flight, children will be considered Young Eagles and a record of their flight will be included in the largest Electronic Flight Log in the world. Most flights run between 10 and 20 minutes remember your camera. Pancake breakfast available to the public. Call 587-4811 (DAYS) or visit http://www.youngeagles.org.Free hazardous waste dropMany households have a variety of items under the sink and in the garage that classify as Household Hazardous Waste, (HHW) and need to be properly disposed of to prevent threats to public health and the environment. Not sure if what you have classifies? Look for any of these key words: toxic, flammable, combustible, explosive, corrosive, or otherwise dangerous. Disposing of HHW is free to residents living within the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation District service area (Truckee, Tahoe City to Kings Beach and the West Shore). All residents need to do is schedule their free appointment at 583-0148.Local stars serve up sushiOn Friday Nov. 7 Mamasake, in the Village at Squaw, will be hosting a celebrity fundraising dinner to benefit the Tahoe Community Nursery School. Celebrities (local high-profile community members and athletes) have once again generously agreed to donate their time to become waiters for an evening of fun and good will.The theme for the Mamasake dinner is Skiers and Snowboarders and will include local celebrities including Jeremy Jones, Robb Gaffney, Tom Burt, Andy Finch and more. All tips collected that evening will be donated to Tahoe Community Nursery School. Waiters will compete against each other creatively, all in fun to get a big tips, said Laura Stout, Tahoe Community Nursery Schools director. This is the publics chance to come out and have a little fun with some of the communitys elite athletes? Funds received from this event help supplement the schools low tuition rates and go towards books, art supplies, indoor and outdoor playground equipment, maintenance, snow removal and other operating costs.For more information, call Laura Stout at 583-3331.Stitch 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 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.Celebrate the season with local art, fair trade, and seasonal refreshments and snacks each Friday in December. Donations accepted for infants and teenagers during the Friday events for Truckee Community Christmas, as well. We also need carolers and welcome non-profits and student organizations to participate in the holiday celebrations. To enter a stocking, for more details, or to participate, please contact Heidi at 582-0908 for more details.Parents get supportThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center, 8125 Steelhead Ave., 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 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.Raising the flag in honorAll 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.Calling all veteransTruckee’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at the Eagle in downtown Truckee and is open to the public school is not in session that day. Please arrive around 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will commence promptly at 10:50 a.m. as is the tradition. If you have an American flag you would like to have properly retired, the Civil Air Patrol will be available to accept them from you.Flag Etiquette: Stars are always at the upper left of the flag If you display the flag on a vehicle, it should be on the right (passenger) side so that it will appear on the left as it is approaching someone All veterans, or an active member in one of our armed forces, you ma salute the flag even if you are not in uniform Everyone should stand, remove their headgear and place their right hand over their heart when the flag approaches within six paces and whenever the Star Spangled Banner is being played or sungFor more information visit http://www.va.gov or contact Charlie White at 587-4811. Visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/10/20081031-1.html for the Presidents Veteran Day Proclamation.Slopes to open after stormNorth Lake Tahoe ski resorts are gearing up. The projected opening date for Boreal is Nov. 7, with Squaw Valley USA and Northstar-at-Tahoe scheduled for Nov. 22. Alpine Meadows plans to open Nov. 26, Sugar Bowl is Nov. 27, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is the week of Dec. 8 and Diamond Peak is scheduled for Dec. 11. All openings are weather permitting.North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are giving novice skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn at bargain prices. Mark you calendar for the 9th Annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend, scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 13-14, which costs $25 and includes an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lesson and gear rental. For more information about Learn to Ski and other special events, along with current weather conditions in North Lake Tahoe, click to http://www.GoTahoeNorth.com.Hiking monthly with Carmen Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Frog Lake Overlook trailhead on Sunday, Nov. 16. From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn left and go under the overpass turn left again and head down the frontage road to the PCT trailhead. From there head 1/4 mile down the trail and join the Pacific Crest Trail, follow it under the highway. Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures or call 550-5192. Shop or sell for Rideout Community CenterSell your crafts or pick up presents at Rideout Community Centers Holiday Craft bazaar. A maximum of 20 eight foot tables or booths will be available for individuals and groups to rent. Vendor fee is $49 per table. Contact Ashley Hall for more information at 583-3440 ext. 14. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to shoppers.Ski swap funds Strider Glider programThe 9th annual Tahoe Cross Country Ski Swap at Tahoe XC in Tahoe City, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the largest swap in the region dedicated to Nordic sports: skate skiing, striding, snowshoes, telemark and backcountry. 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 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tahoe Cross Country is located at 925 Country Club Dr., 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 for children 4 to 10 has grown consistently, with help from local support and donations from individuals and community organizations. (530) 583-5475, web site http://www.tahoexc.org. Give the gift of hopeEvery year North Lake Tahoe residents show they care during the holidays. Neighbors share their time, energy, and kindness with children and families in need of help during the holidays. The Holiday Hope Program could not function without the compassion and generosity of its donors! Tahoe Womens Services (TWS) and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (NTFRC) are teaming up again this year to serve families, working together to reach as many families in need as possible and eliminate duplication of services. They are seeking donors and adoptive families for their holiday program through Monday, Nov. 24. The deadline assures families can be matched in a timely manner, allowing gifts to arrive in time for the holidays. The Holiday Hope Program is as an opportunity to give back to the community and an effective way to help local families in need. If you would like to adopt an individual or family, please contact Cecilia and Jessica at TWS at 546-7804, or Amy and Ana at NTFRC at 546-0952.Send goods to soldiersCollin Love is a local young man currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. In conversations with his family, a friend learned there are small items our troops can really use. In response to that Parise De Jean decided to put together a program called Goods for Services to help our troops. Most of the items can be found at warehouse stores such as Costco or Sams Club. Food items are best in individual packaging and should be something that wont melt, non chocolate. Here are a few suggestions: Baby wipes (the refill packages work well), drink mixes, double AA batteries, socks, toothpaste, tooth brushes and floss, hand sanitizer, chapstick, foot powder, razors, hand lotion, sun screen, wipes for glasses, Q-tips, playing cards, DVDs, crossword puzzles, magazines, books, writing paper and pens and international phone cards.Cash donations for shipping costs or a sponsor to cover those costs. Can be delivered to any Plumas Bank or to Century 21 Tahoe Resort Properties and should be made out to Goods for Services. Donations are a charitable contribution, tax ID #26-3437722.Show your appreciation by dropping off a few small items until Nov. 26 at Century 21 Tahoe Resort Properties, 11008 Donner Pass Road (at the Gateway Shopping Center) in Truckee. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Goods will be boxed up and shipped the first week in December. Contact Parise De Jean, Century 21 Tahoe Resort Properties (530) 386-3770.Visit the Gatekeeper’s Museum all winterAre you looking for a great winter activity for your family? The Gatekeepers Museum will remain open through April on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gatekeepers Museum is a reconstruction of the original Gatekeepers Cabin home of the water master who controlled the flow of water out of Lake Tahoe. It now showcases Tahoe history, from its Native inhabitants through the logging era and the establishment of the tourism industry at Lake Tahoe. Exhibits include Native American baskets, resort memorabilia, historical photographs, clothing, oral histories, maps, newspapers and artifacts. In 1992, the collections were expanded by the donation of over 800 Native American baskets, pottery, artifacts, clothing and jewelry from the personal collection Marion Steinbach. For more information call 583-1762 or visit http://www.northtahoemuseums.org. Museum admission is $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 children (Kids 5 and under andamp; Museum members are free). Located lakeside, just south of the Y in Tahoe City. New Carmel Gallery opening partyYou are invited to a Grand Opening Party and Holiday Open House at the Carmel Gallerys new building, located at 9940 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. This new building is located on the same property as the current gallery, but fronts onto Donner Pass Road instead of Church Street. Olof Carmel spent the last two years designing, drafting and constructing the new building. The grand opening event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, and will feature wine tasting from the Truckee River Winery, live music, special offers, and door prizes. We are very excited about offering an expanded selection of our fine art prints, including new works not previously available. With the large 2600 square foot space, we will also have room to showcase woodwork and sculpture by selected artisans, along with a wonderful selection of Wabi Sabi art and antiques, available for the first time in the Truckee /Tahoe region.Interested in juvenile delinquency prevention?If you have an interest in juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, consider attending the meetings of the court-appointed panel of residents who help oversee the countys juvenile justice process.The 15-member Placer County Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission holds open forums on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Auburn at the Placer County Health and Human Services office, Childrens System of Care, at 11716 Enterprise Dr. and welcomes the participation of community members and parents. This months meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008.Grab some joe from fire AuxiliaryThe 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 3 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 decaffeinatedThe 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 are donated to the Meeks Bay Fire District for the purchase of equipment. The Auxiliary has been a major funding source for the district for years.