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Tahoe-Truckee news briefs: Veterans Day celebration Friday in Truckee

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — The town of Truckee will host its annual Veterans Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Victory Plaza (at the corner of Donner Pass Road and Spring Street) in downtown Truckee.

According to the town, the event will feature special guest speaker Dr. Bill Krissoff, MC, U.S. Navy (retired), of Truckee.

Krissoff enlisted in the Navy medical corps after his son — Marine Lt. Nathan Krissoff — was killed while serving in Fallouja, Iraq, in 2006.

Visit lat.ms/1cUNbkZ to read a May 2015 story from The Los Angeles Times about Bill and his sons, Nathan and Austin.

After the ceremony, a lunch reception will be held at the Truckee Veterans Hall Building, located at 10214 High St. on the hill behind Commercial Row, courtesy of Siobhan and Brian Smart of the Wagon Train Coffee Shop in Truckee.

Tahoe XC ski swap set for Saturday

Billed as “the largest XC ski swap in California,” the 18th annual Tahoe Cross Country Ski Swap is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Tahoe XC, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City.

Proceeds benefit the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association.

Men Wielding Fire will serve food from 9:30 a.m. to noon during the swap. Admission to the event is free. Raffle tickets will be on sale.

If you have equipment to sell, bring it to Tahoe XC on Friday, Nov. 11, from 3-8 p.m. If your items sell, Tahoe XC will pay you on Sunday, minus a 15 percent commission on sold items.

Interested in helping on Friday evening or Saturday? All volunteers get first look at equipment coming through the door. Email valli@tahoexc.org for more information.

The annual swap focuses on human powered winter sports, as well as summer activities. You are welcome to bring bikes and other “human powered” items. No downhill ski or snowboard equipment will be accepted.

Robotics presentation Monday with Tahoe Silicon Mountain

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, welcomes Kerry Thompson to present, “Robotics Teams: More Than Just Robots,” at its Monday, Nov. 14, meeting.

Thompson, Lead Mentor and Coach for a FIRST Robotics Competition Team, has an M.S. in Physics, has been teaching science, math and engineering for 25 years, and has been running robotics teams for 9 years.

She will talk about the Northern Nevada-based FYRE 5480 team she coaches and how they overcame funding challenges to travel and compete while keeping participation free for all students.

You can learn more about the FIRST at http://www.firstinspires.org/. The meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.

A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM.

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