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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Community Soup Nights return this fall

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub are hosting the sixth series of Community Soup Nights this fall.

They will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Red Truck Café (Truckee Tahoe Airport) with Chef Larry Abney, and Nov. 30 at Mellow (downtown Truckee) with Chef Ryan Eller.

Originally known as Project MANA's "Stone Soup," these Soup Nights bring family and friends together to enjoy a warm, affordable and delicious meal made from fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

All are welcome to attend, and the cost is $5 at the door for soup (a vegetarian option will be available as well) and bread. Other food and drink will be available for purchase from the host restaurant.

Each evening will host live music and a raffle to win a grand prize. Proceeds from each Soup Night are used to cover the costs and expenses associated with providing this unique community gathering, as well as Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub's initiatives.

For information, or if you are interested in volunteering and being a part of Community Soup Nights, contact Trish Geary at pfgeary@gmail.com.

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The nonprofit Auburn Ski Club Training Center is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 2-5 p.m.

ASCTC just launched a new online program registration system for its 2016/17 winter offerings, and the Open House will provide the opportunity for prospective athletes and families to see the Training Center facilities first hand, meet the staff and coaches, and register on site.

The training center's legacy dates back to 1928, with the founding of the original Auburn Ski Club and its ski grounds at Cisco Grove, which boasted the first engineered ski jump in the western U.S.

Refreshments will be served at Saturday's event. To reach the training center, enter the Boreal Mountain Resort parking lot, stay to the right and drive west all the way to the end of the parking lot. For information, visit Auburnskiclub.com or call the Center at 530-426-3313.

Infant CPR class set for Monday

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under age one.

With that in mind, Tahoe Forest's Wellness Neighborhood and the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance are offering a special course in infant CPR for anyone who will be taking care of a baby, including the mother, father, and any caregivers like grandparents, friends or babysitters.

Mary Hoffmann, RN, LCCE, AHA, Infant CPR Instructor, will teach the course. You will receive an infant CPR manual and have hands-on practice with an infant manikin.

The class takes place Monday, Nov. 14, or Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple. For information, or to register, call 530-587-3769.

Pub Theology gathering among offerings this fall/winter in Kings Beach

Kings Beach United Methodist Church recently unveiled its winter schedule, offering two unique community gathering opportunities.

Starting Nov. 8, on every Tuesday from 6-7:15 p.m., join KBUMC for a free meal and casual church service.

The first four weeks will focus on the important issue of dealing with stress. KBUMC is located at the corner of Cutthroat and Bear streets in Kings Beach.

Also, starting Nov. 17, on every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Las Panchitas (8345 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach), the church will host "Pub Theology."

Pub Theology is described as an "open and honest conversation about things that matter. It is a table at which all perspectives are welcome. The format: beverage. conversation, and God. Bring your questions, bring a friend, and pull up a chair. Be ready to engage with people of varying religious traditions, philosophical perspectives and life experiences. You'll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way."

To learn more about both offerings, contact Pastor Patty Inis at pastorpattyumc@gmail.com or 916-500-8361. Visit KBUMC.org to learn more about the church.