North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Vote for a nonprofit to get $1K donation |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Vote for a nonprofit to get $1K donation

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Each season we like to recognize all those who volunteering and working for our local non-profits by making a donation,” states Bill Greeno, owner of Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee.

Greeno, a thirty-year resident of Truckee, recognizes the value of community involvement and encourages his family and employees to volunteer and give.

The Season of Giving campaign pledges to donate $1 per repair order until the end of 2016, or $1,000, whichever is largest.

There are two ways to vote — in person at the shop located in the SaveMart/Crossroads Center off Highway 89 South in Truckee, or log on to  and choose the voting link.

Past winners include the Humane Society, Sierra Senior Services, YoungLife and the KidZone Museum. For more information call 530-587-1933. 

Al-Anon Meeting changes format, schedule

Truckee Freedom Al-Anon Meeting is looking at a new winter schedule. The group will meet once a month on the second Monday of the month December 2016 through April 2017.

The meeting will be a Step Meeting studying the Step that coincides with the month. If you or someone you know struggles with the effects of addiction in a family member or friend, please consider an Al-Anon meeting. You will find understanding and support in these rooms.

Truckee Freedom Al-Anon meets at the Church of the Mountains (across from the old Rec Center) on the second Monday of the month, from 7-8 p.m.

Visit to learn more about Al-Anon and to find meetings near you.

‘It ain’t pretty’ premiere this Friday

Meet the women who are forging new tides in big-wave competitive surfing at Lake Tahoe’s film premiere of “It Ain’t Pretty” on Friday, Nov. 18.

This is a film about the women’s big wave surf movement and top female surfers facing their first mavericks big wave competition. Bianca Valenti, Rebecca Wonderlich & Monique Kitamura will be signing posters after the movie, and a Q-and-A will be featured as well.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and kicks off with the Q-and-A opportunity for the audience with the surfers, all happening at the Olympic Village Lodge.

For information about about how to become a Squaw Valley Institute member, upcoming SVI programming, and event tickets visit

Giving tree on display Nov. 21

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County’s “Big Tree of Giving,” displaying gift tags with a “wish list” item for each one of the agency’s “Littles,” is set up at Mountain Hardware from Friday, Nov. 21, through Monday, Dec. 19.

“We like to make sure each of our ‘Littles’ has a gift under the tree during this holiday season,” explains Peggy Martin, Community Development Director. “We offer this giving opportunity to the community so our Bigs, who give some much all year long to their ‘Littles,’ don’t feel obligated.”

Donations need to be returned no later than Dec. 16 to make sure they are delivered to the child for the holiday season.

Cash donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters for gifts and match activities will also be accepted at Mountain Hardware in the donation box under the tree. Or those wishing to donate via credit card can do so online at through the PayPal link.

Visit to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County.

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