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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: $8,660 donated to Tahoe SAFE Alliance

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Tahoe SAFE Alliance was recently awarded an $8,660 grant from the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund, which is held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, to support the nonprofit’s Children’s Program and improve on its capacity.

The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund was founded in 2002. Its mission is to “bring the Lahontan community together, to have fun and raise as much money as possible to support the educational goals of Lahontan employees and the good works of local non-profit organizations making a difference in the Truckee-North Tahoe region.”

The Tahoe SAFE Alliance Children’s program offers comprehensive services for children who have been victims of abuse. As a whole, the nonprofit offers an array of services for children affected by abuse, including therapy, advocacy and therapeutic outings. Visit tahoesafealliance.org to learn more.

Skiing for Schools tickets on sale

Skiers and snowboarders can pre-purchase reduced rate lift tickets now that are valid at Homewood, Northstar, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Tahoe Donner downhill ski resorts through the Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program.

Ticket purchasers are no longer limited to one day or a specific week of skiing and snowboarding at participating resorts, as most tickets can be used throughout the season, non-holiday.

Proceeds from the Skiing for Schools program benefit quality public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Money raised goes directly into the school district via Excellence in Education Foundation’s grant programs.

Tickets may only be pre-purchased online at http://www.exined.org or in person at Tahoe Dave’s ski shops. For information, call 530-550-7984 or visit the Foundation website at http://www.exined.org.

Winter Early Learning Classes for infants, toddlers

Join the folks at the Family Resource Center of Truckee for infant and toddler activities this winter.

Programs are offered thanks to partnership with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and funding support from First 5 Nevada County, the Lahontan Community Foundation, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, Vail EpicPromise and contributions from community members.

The following classes are offered at various times this winter — Baby Massage, Baby & Me I, Baby & Me II, The Family Room and Toddler Gymtime. Scholarships are available for most classes, the cost of which does vary.

To register and to learn more about the classes and what else the Family Resource Center of Truckee has to offer, visit truckeefrc.org.

Truckee Rotary accepting apps for 2017 Crab Feed auction beneficiary

The Truckee Noon Rotary Club is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to host the live auction at the club’s 2017 Crab & Pasta Feed. The event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Truckee Community Center.

All nonprofit groups interested in being considered must submit a letter to the Rotary Club of Truckee board by January 1. If your organization is interested in being considered, email truckeerotary@gmail.com to learn more about what your letter should include.