Community Briefs: S Club sells Sees, A Toast to Tahoe Skiing, Complimentary computer classes
November 14, 2008
The Sierra High School “S” Cub is up and running again this year. Sponsored by Soroptimist International, the club is committed to making their mark in the world through community service. When the club started three years ago, they became volunteers for the Humane Society, provided a year’s worth of lunches for senior citizen, purchased toys for the Sierra Teen Education Parenting Program and assisted with the Christmas toy program.
The following year they expanded to purchasing supplies for the Tahoe Women’s Services Safe House and paid the tuition for a girl in a disdavantaged country to attend school. This year the club is purchasing mosquito nets for five families in Africa through “World Vision,” purchasing a farm animal through the “Heifer Project” to provide food/income to a family in need, and sponsoring a student for one year at a university in Cambodia. They are also challenging the Soroptimists to match them for a second year or student.
These projects are all financed through the students’ own fund raising, the majority of which comes from holiday Sees Candy sales. Christmas candy starts at $5 a box and is available to order through Nov. 22. For more call Sierra High School 582-2640. Ask for any “S” club member or school counselor.
Filmmaking legend Warren Miller is the master of ceremonies, at “A Toast to Tahoe Skiing,” taking place at the Resort at Squaw Creek Saturday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. Participants include current and past U.S. Ski Team members, Tamara McKinney, Daron Rahlves, Shannon Bahrke, and Kristin Krone. In addition, Warren Miller film stars and other favorites and familiar faces in the skiing world will be in a fashion show highlighting the latest apparel and gear from Porter’s, Sports Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek Sport Shop and Elite Feet. Tickets are $85 per person online at http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org, or by calling 581-4138. Please visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for more information.
Lake Tahoe On Line offers a series of free computer training classes monthly as a service to the community. If you’d like to be notified by e-mail of upcoming classes, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No previous computer experience is required. The classes are hands on, interactive training sessions with all materials and computer access provided. You are welcome to bring your own camera and/or laptop to class.
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Classes start at 7 p.m. and end no later than 9 p.m.
All classes are held at LTOL offices in Truckee, 12219 Business Park Dr. Suite 14.
Squaw Valley opens for skiing and snowboarding for the 08-09 season on Nov. 22 (conditions permitting). The Cable Car and High Camp open for the winter. For more details, call 583-6985.
Starting Friday, Dec. 19, Squaw Valley opens for night skiing and riding. Guests can shred under the lights on Bailey’s Beach, Belmont Park, the Riviera Superpipe, and the 3.2 mile Mountain Run. Night skiing is free with any half or full day lift ticket and is offered every Friday through Sunday until 9 p.m., and Monday through Thursday until 7 p.m. During the holidays night skiing will run until 9 p.m. every night (week nights included) from Dec. 25 through Jan 4, 2009.
This is the kick off show to the 2nd annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series. Andrew McLean of Mountain Hardwear will join us to share his 10-year quest to ski the seven continents. His travels took him from Alaska to Zanzibar through some of the best skiing terrain he could find in the search for “The Best Skiing on Earth.” Join Andrew for a retrospective slideshow on deep powder, breakable crust, chewy Polar Bear feet and exploring the world on skis.
The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., at the Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, in Tahoe City. The cafe will offer an earlybird dinner special starting at 5:30 p.m. Please call 583-2880 for reservations.
This is a free event and everyone is welcomed. Awesome raffle to follow show with all proceeds to benefit Project MANA. Please come early for good seats. For more information, call Shelley Pursell at Alpenglow Sports 583-6917.
Girl Scout Cookie season begins right after the holidays, and this year the local Girl Scouts are looking to send as many cases as possible to local troops overseas. But, because of security issues, it is impossible to send cookies overseas anonymously. Packages must have individual names and their respective addresses.
Last year, the Girl Scouts made contact with an officer in Carson City’s National Guard,. With his help, they were able to send more than 100 cases (each case has 12 boxes) to Nevada Guardsmen.
This year the Scouts would like to be able to send to local servicemen and women from the Tahoe Basin. With 14 troops in the Sierra Tahoe Girl Scout Service Unit, each troop would like to “adopt a platoon” of a local man or woman serving in the military forces.
The Girl Scout troops would then raise money through the “cookies for a cause” Girl Scout Cookie sales program and, in late March or early April, send off cases of cookies to our local troops.
If you know of someone in our community who is, or will be, serving overseas in spring of 2009, or if you would like to donate to this great cause, please contact Bonnie Dodge, Sierra Tahoe Service Unit Product Manager, at 583-3946. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.
Volunteers invited to first planning meeting for the community premiere of “Life or Meth.” The 18-minute film, released in May 2008 on DVD, was produced by students from Sierra and Truckee High with help from Gateway Mountain Center. Many local actors and community members appear in the film. “Life or Meth” was made by and for local youth and families to build awareness of the problems associated with use of the drug. Monday, Nov 17, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Sierra High School. All welcome, bring a friend. RSVP to River Coyote 546-1924 email@example.com.
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Dec. 7 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Dr. in Truckee. This month’s sponsor is Contractors Assoc. of Truckee Tahoe (CATT). Open to everyone. Adults: $7, children $3. Come early.