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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOET/RUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Purchase See’s Candies through NTBA

An ol’ time tradition, See’s Candies are a hassle-free and sure to please gift. Treat yourself, give a gift, or stock up on “just in case” gifts while supporting North Tahoe Business Association’s mission to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in North Lake Tahoe, including Music on the Beach, July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party, Community Clean Up Day, Kings Beach SnowFest! Parade and more.

The See’s order deadline is Friday, Dec. 6 at Click on the See’s Candies icon. You may also order See’s Candies at the Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. For more information visit

See’s orders will be available for pick up at the NTBA office inside North Tahoe Event Center Dec. 19-23 and are eligible for the Shop Local Contest. For more information call 530-546-9000.

Handmade Sierra Holiday

Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee presents an emporium of handcrafted wares by local fine artists and crafts people at the third annual Handmade Sierra Holiday. Sponsored by the College’s student art club, the event will include music, food, and a variety of artworks for sale in all price ranges at the 11001 College Trail campus in Truckee. For more information email or call 530-550-2225.

Santa “Paws” is on his way

Sunday, Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m., Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals, 3220 North Lake Blvd. (Dollar Hill 7/11). Photos with Santa for pets and children ($10 donation); $200 Truckee River Winery gift certificate raffle ($5/ticket); pet gift bags ($1- $5); animal shelter gift donation; free hot cocoa and cookies. All proceeds benefit Dog Day in the Park and WARF. Hosted by Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals. For more information call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Far West Nordic kickoff party

The Far West Nordic 2013 Season Kickoff Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Guest speakers include two-time Olympian and nine-time National Champion Marcus Nash and other Tahoe Olympians.

Enjoy a social hour with cash bar, three-course dinner with beer and wine, and “Chance” raffle! Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. For more information contact Steve or Kelly, or 530-852-0879. Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers. Group discount for a table of 10 Far West Nordic members is $500 — become a member! Purchased raffle tickets at the door. One raffle ticket included with admission.

Free citizenship workshop

A free, two-hour citizenship workshop will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m. at Community House in Kings Beach. The event is open to all Tahoe/Truckee residents.

The informational session will be conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of an initiative to help immigrants understand the naturalization process and become familiar with resources as they work toward becoming U.S. citizens.

Learn about the naturalization process, gather information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, background security checks and processing times. Sample test questions and an overview of U.S. history and civic principles will also be shared. All attendees will receive free study materials and have questions answered.

Community House is located at 8321 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Please call 530.546.0952 with any questions.

Healthcare info and enrollment night

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at TTUSD District Office Computer Lab, at the old middle school on Donner Pass Road. Presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, a certified Covered California Outreach and Grantee entity in collaboration with Nevada and Placer County Health and Human Services. Community members will learn about the Affordable Care Act and sign up for health insurance with the assistance of an enrollment counselor. Applicants are asked to take household(s) tax returns, identification/birth certificates, wages (last three pay stubs), and social security cards. Space is limited, sign up by calling the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952. This event is not sponsored or approved by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District or any school of the district.

Holographic technology for health

Discover the practical applications of holographic technology for sport, business and everyday life Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6-7 p.m. at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. Speakers include Steven Smith, founder; and Douglas Yates, COO of Local health professionals Daniel Smith, D.C.; Carla McClure, LAC; and Colleen Akiko Jackson, Reiki therapist. RSVP to 530-386-5982 or

BBBS Big Tree of Giving

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County’s “Big Tree of Giving,” displaying gift tags with a “wish list” item for each one of the agency’s “Littles,” is set up at Mountain Hardware and the Glenshire General Store through Dec. 12.

Return donations to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office no later than Dec. 12. Cash donations to BBBS for match activities will also be accepted at Mountain Hardware in the donation box under the tree and the Glenshire General Store. Donate via credit card at through the PayPal link.

Santa’s Party

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Santa will make an appearance at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park to hand out toys to children ages 9 and under. This event, co-sponsored by the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Tahoe City Rotary Club, will also feature a free pancake breakfast, sledding, and more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and free to attend. Generally, about 250 toys are distributed. Parking is free and the venue has a view of Lake Tahoe. Santa will arrive in a parade by North Tahoe Fire truck, with the North Tahoe High Jazz Band, under the instruction of Dean Nordby, playing holiday music as they arrive on a float, all escorted by the Placer County Sheriff Department. This is the first time the event will be held at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. Go on out and have a festive holiday with the kids. For more information contact Roger Peterson at 530-546-3193.

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