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North Tahoe Hebrew Congregatio, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Tahoe Maritime Museum

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC) is conducting the Holiday Food and Clothing Project on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach.

The goal of the Holiday Food and Clothing Project is to distribute food and winter clothing to local families in need. Last year the NTHC Holiday Food and Clothing Project provided more than 22,000 pounds of food. The event served more than 225 North Shore families, thus feeding more than 1100 individuals.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, community members, and local organizations and businesses fund the project. Food is purchased by the Holiday Food and Clothing Project or donated by local stores. NTHC members and local individuals, organizations and businesses donate winter clothing.

Community members can help by donating money to help pay for food. Donate winter clothing (in decent condition) such as coats, boots, hats and snowsuits at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista.

If you are in need or know of a family in need call 584-5855 or Jeff Corpuel at (775) 831-5513.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is accepting pet food donations for pets and pet owners in need.

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Many people have been forced to give up their pets due to the slowing economy. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is taking pet food donations to help people keep their animals. The organization has set up a bin at the Truckee Safeway for donated food and treats. People can also call 587-5948 to drop off donations at the HSTT office.

“It’s heartbreaking to see people have to leave their pets with us,” said Stephanie Hiemstra, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. “Our shelter is filling up with pets that cannot be cared for due to their owners’ financial situations.”

In addition to donating food, people may also help by becoming a part of HSTT’s foster program. Volunteers who participate in this program provide a temporary safe and loving environment for animals waiting to be adopted.

For information call 581-3199 or 587-5948.

The Tahoe Maritime Museum offers free admission to children under 12 years old and museum members throughout the year.

“Families looking to do something special together this holiday season are invited to join us for activities, movies and snacks this weekend,” said Nicole Cheslock, the Director of Education and Outreach.

Hands-on crafts include holiday ornaments for children to make and decorate. Afternoon movies are fun for the whole family. Playing Saturday, Dec. 20, “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.” Movie starts promptly at 5:30 p.m. and snacks are provided, cost is $5 and free for kids under 12 years old and includes museum admission. Adults may shop at the Museum Shop and find games, books, greeting cards, fleece jackets, vests and blankets and a wide selection of Mariposa items (serving ware and home decor items).

To date, more than 11,000 people have visited the Museum on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, by Homewood Mountain Resort. For information 525-9253.

Want to see Santa and Mrs. Claus? Play Dreidel, listen to music, see the Santa Lucia singers and make some fun crafts? Then go to the KidZone Museum Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event, for children and families, is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Truckee. Bus transportation available from Lake Tahoe and Truckee to the museum at 11711 Donner Pass Road. Call 587-Kids (5437) for information or visit KidZoneMuseum.org.