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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: SnowFest! queen candidates sought

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Local candidates are sought for the 36th annual SonwFest! Queen contest. The Queen is chosen based on several criteria, including money raised (which is split between the winner's nonprofit and SnowFest!), an essay and interview, as well as candidates' GPA and resume.

The winner will be crowned at the Opening Ceremonies at GarWoods on March 3. Candidates must be girls, 16 or older, who are students at any one of the local high schools in North Tahoe, Incline and Truckee. The deadline to enter is Feb 1, 2017. For information, contact Nileta Morton at 530-546-4559 or Morton@jutland.com.

Free cooking series starts next week

Tahoe Forest Health System's Wellness Neighborhood is hosting a free six-week series on Mondays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 13. Attendees will learn from professionals on how to prepare and shop for delicious and nutritious foods on a budget.

You'll also receive free recipes and meal plans that you can use at home; experience hands-on food preparation and sampling; and, for those who participate in the series, the last class is grocery store tour, and everyone receives a $10 gift certificate to use at Safeway.

The classes take place 10 a.m. to noon each day at Sierra Village Apartments office, 10081 Martis Valley Road, Truckee. To register, call 530-550-6730 or 530-550-6732.

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