Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Community soup night set for March 29 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Community soup night set for March 29

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The second Community Soup Night of the spring 2017 series will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Full Belly Deli, located in Truckee’s Pioneer Center.

Chef Tom Marrin will serve a delicious fennel-sorrel soup w/ optional char-braised chicken. The soup will be vegetarian-based, as well as dairy-free and gluten-free.

Community Soup Night is a family friendly event, and all are welcome to attend. The cost is $5 at the door for a bowl of soup and slice of bread. Add a fresh salad for $2; drink specials will be available.

Local musician Aaron Oropeza will be entertaining the crowd, and a raffle will give people a chance to win some cool prizes. Proceeds from each Soup Night go toward Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub’s initiatives to educate and reconnect the local community to our sustainable and regional food system.

Visit http://www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org or http://www.tahoefoodhub.org to learn more.

Free Total Joint Camp set for April 6 in Truckee

Are you considering total joint replacement surgery? Tahoe Forest Health System is hosting a Total Joint Camp on Thursday, April 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

This free class is designed for individuals scheduled for surgery, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about these procedures.

For information, or to register, call 530-587-3769. To learn more about orthopedic surgery at Tahoe Forest Hospital, go to tfhd.com/orthopedics.

TEMPO’s Gatsby Gala fundraiser set for April 7

The annual Gatsby Gala fundraiser featuring the Truckee High School Jazz Band takes place Friday, April 7, from 7-10 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.

Come enjoy this Roaring 20s event with live music, dancing, food auction and raffle. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are available online at tempohigh.org or at The Pour House at 10075 Jibboom St. in Truckee.

Auction items include a Squaw/Alpine Gold Pass, GoPro camera, Disneyland passes, San Francisco Giants tickets and more.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Truckee Excellence In Music Parent Organization (TEMPO), a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds to support the growth and continued success of the Truckee High School Music Program.

TEMPO invites our community to partner with them in their mission of supporting and encouraging the very dedicated and talented students in Truckee High’s Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Festival Band and Jazz Combo all under the direction of Mr. Jesse Steele.

Early bird tickets on sale for community chorus spring series

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will hold its annual spring concert series April 22 and 23 in the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.

The two-concert series is sure to delight audiences with a wide variety of music selections which embody the theme, “Hope for the Journey.”

The 45-voice chorus, under the direction of Susan K. Horst, will be joined by the Diablo Valley Symphonic Orchestra performing Bach’s “Magnificat.” Also performing will be the OK Chorale and members of the Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus.

The April 22 concert begins at 7 p.m., and the April 23 event is set for 2 p.m. Advanced sale tickets are $15 until April 16; after that, prices are $20 for adults and $5 for children under age 18 and are available at Cabona’s, The Office Boss, Tahoe Donner Recreation & Park District office and at the door.

Visit http://www.truckeechorus.org to buy tickets and learn more about the chorus.