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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

This course will cover everyday finances from banking to borrowing to insurance and investing. Should you buy or lease a car? Debit or credit card? Term or whole life insurance? Roth IRA or 401K? Index fund? Long term bonds? Make the most of the money you have and how to avoid the pitfalls in the world of finance. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., two sessions starting Feb. 18, ending Feb. 25. Tuition is $42 course at Sierra College – Truckee Campus. Call 550-2225 or visit http://www.sccommed.org.

The free AARP Tax Aide Program will be offered in Truckee, targeting middle and low income tax payers, especially seniors 60 years plus, at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and Sierra Senior Services. Sessions will be Feb. 12, 20, 26; March 12 and 27; April 7 and 10. Each appointment will take 45 minutes. Call the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 587-2513 for information and to schedule an appointment. Seniors who would like taxes prepared at the Sierra Senior Services, please call 550-7600. Appointments will be scheduled for Feb. 16; March 2, 16 and 30; April 13. Clients need to bring the following items: Last year’s tax return, W-2s and 1099s, Social Security and brokerage statements, Social Security card or ITIN number, picture ID and birth certificate for dependents if ITIN’s are needed.

Friday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. in February, Piper’s Patisserie will host wine tasting featuring local California growers, vintners and distributors. For a small fee, customers will be offered tastes of select wines served with homemade appetizers. Feb. 5, Oliver Hill Wines being poured by owner, operator and winemaker Jerry Hill. Feb. 12 features an assortment of California grown and crafted red wines with wine distributor Dawn Bertsch. Feb. 19 Janice Jones of Sierra Fine Wines will offer tastes of select California reds and whites including Fess Parker’s Viognier and Carol Shelton’s Maple Zinfandel. Feb. 26 will feature the central coast wines of Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyard among others hosted by Diane Guth. Piper’s Patisserie, 10068 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee. For information call (530) 582-2256.

The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area presents the Bach andamp; Bruch concert series featuring the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and soloists. Featured soloist will be andamp;#8220;Red Stradivariusandamp;#8221; violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, performing the Bruch violin concerto No. 1 in G minor and Dvorak’s andamp;#8220;Romanzaandamp;#8221; for violin. The chorus will present J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, andamp;#8220;Magnificat,andamp;#8221; with vocal soloists Katharine DeBoer, Anna Helwing, and Joy Strotz, sopranos; Marianne Ashley and Susan Benefield, mezzo sopranos; Andy Sonnemaker and John Hutto, tenors; and Stuart Duke, baritone. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Resort at Squaw Creek; at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Trinity Episcopal church in Reno. General admission at the door is $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Preferred seating is $35 ($40 at the resorts). For information or preferred seating, call (775) 313-9697 or visit http://www.toccatatahoe.com.

The 26th Annual Crab and Pasta Feed (all you can eat) will start at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The Crab and Pasta Feed is the major fundraiser for Incline High School for 25 years. Tickets are $50 per person or a table for eight at $400. The event includes a silent auction, raffle and live auction. To view auction items or bid visit http://www.purplewave.com. Tickets are available at the Potlatch or contact Kathy Long, Kathyklong@yahoo.com or call (775) 833-1429.

Tahoe Women’s Services Father/Daughter Dance will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at the Tahoe Biltmore. Tickets are available online at http://www.tahoewomenservices.org and at the Tahoe Women’s Services offices in Truckee, Incline Village and Kings Beach and Bella Vita in Tahoe City. For information, call (775) 298-0010. All proceeds will benefit TWS.

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The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Feb. 7 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. This month’s sponsor is the P.E.O. Sorority. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Come early.

Stone Soup is open every Sunday through March 14, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The andamp;#8220;Old Rec Centerandamp;#8221; in Downtown Truckee, now the andamp;#8220;Community Arts Center.andamp;#8221; Stone Soup is a celebration of food and community. A group of dedicated volunteers initiated it last year to help address hunger and isolation in the community due to dramatic changes in the economy. They strived to create a space for andamp;#8220;coming together,andamp;#8221; where everyone was welcome to share food, friends, family, conversation, support or just a bowl of soup with great bread and music. The kitchen is open and operating under the administrative umbrella of Project MANA and a partnership with the Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation District, which provides use of the Community Arts Center. Help celebrate good food and great community.

Join the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Feb. 11 for an evening celebrating our community leaders. Help recognize those who help make a difference in our community. E-mail kym@puretahoenorth.com.

Join Alpenglow Sports at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe at 7 p.m. as they present Jake and Duncan’s mountain bike ride down the Great Divide, a 2,300-mile trail running from Canada to Mexico. The Sawtooth Ridge Cafe will offer an earlybird dinner special starting at 5:30 p.m. Disabled Sports USA will be on hand for a raffle. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome. Contact Alpenglow Sports for further details at 583-6917.

Incredible and dramatic documentary film of the rise and collapse of the fisheries of Californiaandamp;#8217;s North Coast. Co-sponsored by California Fly Fisher Magazine, Truckee River Watershed Council and Squaw Valley Institute. Suggested donation $10. Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. For information call 581-4138.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake for a Hawaiian-themed aprs ski party. Happy Hour until 6:30 p.m. Specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pus until 8 p.m., with charity raffles for great prizes. Jakeandamp;#8217;s has teamed up with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, and other local businesses to co-sponsor this event. Win lift tickets and gear. Raffle proceeds to benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West. Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake is located at 780 N. Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. Call 583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.