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Submit your holiday pictures

Show off your holiday spirit by uploading your photos from events this season at http://www.sierrasun.com/holidayevents. Some photos will be published in the print edition of the Sierra Sun. Please include event information, and have a great holiday season this year!

Project MANA Holiday Cooking Demo fundraiser

Tahoe Mountain Club is proud to host its annual Holiday Cooking Demo fundraiser for Project MANA Dec. 13, 5 p.m. at Coyote Moon. The event was canceled due to inclement weather last weekend. Tickets are $60 and at Florians. More than $21,000 in amazing donations are part of the silent and live auction with the dynamic duo, Porter and Simon. Live entertainment and a six course tasting paired with wines round out the evening. Tahoe Mountain Resort Foundationand#8217;s Neil Cunningham will emcee. Participating chefs include Billy McCullough from Dragonfly, Jason DiGuilio from Tahoe Mountain Club, Mike Trombetta from Farm to Belly and Andrew Shimer from Pacific Crest. Wine sponsors include Ron Florian from Florianand#8217;s, Kali Kopley from Uncorked, Russ and Joan Jones from Truckee Winery and Dean Schaecher from the Pour House.

Be a leader

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program application deadline is extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Now embarking on its seventh year, this program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues while developing and honing their leadership skills. For more information contact Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 587-8808; North Tahoe Business Association at 546-9000 or the North Lake Tahoe Chamber at 581-8764. Visit http://www.TahoeTruckeeLeadership.com. Tuition fee is $750; some partial scholarships available. Space is limited.

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Holiday food and clothing project needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach to help organize food. At 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at the Event Center volunteers are needed to organize and display winter clothing and childrenand#8217;s books. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 volunteers are needed for distribution. To make donations send checks payable to NTHC Holiday Food and Clothing Project, Holiday Food and Clothing Project, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, P.O. Box 201, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148. Drop winter clothing and childrenand#8217;s books in the donation barrels in the Temple lobby. Teen volunteers may help after school Dec. 10 to 18. For information contact Barb at 546-2560 or Norm at (775) 830-4374.

Fill an open seat

North Lake Tahoe Resort Association is accepting applications for open seats on the Marketing Committee, Chamber of Commerce Advisory and Finance Committees. Members are also being considered for the organizationand#8217;s Infrastructure and Transportation Committees. Individuals for consideration need to submit a letter of interest and qualifications to NLTRA Tourism Director Andy Chapman by Monday, Dec. 28 by 5 p.m. via e-mail, Andy@PureTahoeNorth.com, or by mail at Attention: Marketing Committee Application, P.O. Box 5459, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

and#8216;Supernannyand#8217; casting call

The casting team of ABC’s popular parenting series and#8220;Supernannyand#8221; is currently casting for season six. An open casting call will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, from 10 a.m.-noon. Will you be the next Supernanny family? Producers are searching for families with unique interests; parents who have ordinary and extraordinary circumstances; teen moms; parents with mean girls or bullying boys and culturally diverse parents. Contact the casting department at (877) NANNY TIME or e-mail CNazzaro@ShedMediaUS.com.

Homewood military tickets

Active military ski and ride free any day, including holidays. Members of military present their current military ID at any Homewood lift ticket window to receive an adult, full-day lift ticket. Immediate family members of active duty military receive 50 percent off lift tickets any day, including holidays.

Magical Memories

Resort at Squaw Creekand#8217;s Magical Memories celebration through Jan. 3, 2010 offers and#8220;localand#8217;s eveningsand#8221; Wednesdays, Dec. 9 and 16 at 5 p.m. North Tahoe High School musicians present a concert on Dec. 9 and Truckee High School students present holiday music on Dec. 16. Local’s evenings also offer free ice skating, cookies and hot cocoa.

Northstarand#8217;s Noel Nights

Put on your hat and mittens and attend Northstar at Tahoeand#8217;s Noel Nights from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. A 35-foot tree and holiday trees throughout The Village are decorated by local school children. Santa will be available for pictures. Bring a can of food for a local Food Bank and ice skate rentals are free until 9 p.m. Fire pits will warm you, sand#8217;mores, carolers, one-horse sleigh rides, cookie and ornament decorating, holiday shopping deals, and more will get you in the holiday spirit.

Moonlight Jazz Night

Come join the fun with the North Tahoe Middle School Laker Jazz Band at Jakeand#8217;s On The Lake, 780 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City on Friday, Dec. 11. Listen to the Laker Jazz Band while you do your holiday shopping inside the Boatworks Mall at 5:30 p.m., and then listen to some jazz while you enjoy dinner, cocktails, and raffle prizes at Jakeand#8217;s on the Lake where the jazz students will perform as featured soloists with the Bryan Smith Trio. Jakeand#8217;s will be featuring an extended Happy Hour until 9 p.m., and proceeds will go to the NTMS Laker Jazz Band. Call 583-0188.

Waxen Moon on Martha Stewart

Owner of Waxen Moon, http://waxenmoon.com, in The Village at Squaw, Melody Conwell, will appear as a guest on the Martha Stewart Show Dec. 11. She will teach the talented Ms. Stewart, who was inspirational to Conwelland#8217;s career, to make beautiful serenity bowls. If you would like to stop in post-appearance and chat with Melody, she will be in the shop Dec. 12-15.

CHips for Kids

The California Highway Patrol will be holding its annual CHiPs For Kids toy drive in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rite-Aide, Kings Beach, 1-4 p.m., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City; Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CVS Truckee, 1-4 p.m., Rite-Aide, Truckee. A uniformed Senior Volunteer will be with a black and white patrol car to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children.

Youth Science Institute accepting applicants

High school students interested in science can apply for the Youth Science Institute program by Dec. 30. This after-school program will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College campus, Jan. 27 through May 26 for students grades nine through 11 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants will go through an interview process. Tuition is $250. Partial and full scholarships available. For information contact Megan Farka at mjfarka@ucdavis.edu or (775) 881-7560, ext. 7483.

Youth backcountry camps

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Journeys, will be offering three, three-day/two-night Youth Backcountry Camps on the Tahoe Rim Trail during July 2010, and are accepting early registrations in time for holiday purchases. The TRTA Youth Backcountry Camps are for children ages 13 to 17 who love the outdoors and want to learn more about backpacking, trail operations, ecology and outdoor leadership skills. Participants learn map and compass skills, Leave No Trace Wilderness Ethics, ecology, backcountry survival skills, team building and leadership skills, and spend a day doing trail maintenance and construction. Each camp has the capacity for 12 students and will be fully supported by TRTA and SNJ staff. The cost is $99 per session (scholarships are available) which includes all food, camping gear, permits and staff. Participants need only shoes, clothes and a passion for the outdoors. To give the gift of the backcountry to a young adult or to register for a camp, please contact Mila Dunbar-Irwin at (775) 298-0238 or programs@tahoerimtrail.org.