Tahoe Truckee community announcements
October 28, 2011
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Pasta on the LakePlease join Sierra Senior Services for the seventh annual Pasta on the Lake fundraiser dinner, Friday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m., North Tahoe Events Center, Kings Beach. Itandamp;#8217;s a great time for the whole family and a great value with appetizers, pasta buffet and dessert included in ticket prices. Bingo fun and prizes after dinner. All proceeds will help fund the Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition programs. Tickets only $20 in advance at North Tahoe Events Center, Sierra Senior Services office and online at http://www.sierraseniors.org. No host bar. Silent auction. Go Do It raffle. More information at http://www.sierraseniors.org.Family Fun NightArts and crafts, costume contest, scavenger hunt, dinner from Taco Station. This is a free event open to all families in the community. Come dressed in your best costume, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m., Truckee Elementary School Cafeteria, 11911 Donner Pass Road. Enter at east end of school. Call 530-587-2513 or visit http://truckeefrc.org/646302.Tahoe Motherandamp;#8217;s Club annual Halloween party announcedTahoe Mothersandamp;#8217; Club presents the annual Kids Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. There will be a costume parade, haunted house, pumpkin decorating, balloon creations, fun games, face painting and more! Cost is $10 for members, $20 for new membership and party. Non-scary costumes please, as this party is for young children. Older siblings are welcome. Please bring your own bevs and a healthy lunch item to share. For more information, visit http://www.tahoemothersclub.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Parentsandamp;#8217; Night OutNeed a few hours off? Bring your kids to join us in a TV-free, Positive, Engaged Environment (activities, crafts, outdoor play). All ages welcome. $15 for 1st child, $10 for sibling. Small healthy snacks will be provided. Kings Beach Parentsandamp;#8217; Co-op at 8082 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach. Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m. Call 530-546-7519 or visit http://www.kingsbeachparentscoop.org.Tahoe Rim Trail Association 30th anniversary celebration and Online AuctionJoin the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the 30th anniversary Annual Meeting Celebration Saturday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The event will include an online auction at http://www.biddingforgood.com as well as a silent auction, buffet-style dinner, membership meeting, and presentation of volunteer awards. The Annual Meeting begins with a silent auction and cocktail hour. After, participants will enjoy a buffet-style dinner, presentation of volunteer awards, and a special historical presentation of the Associationandamp;#8217;s thirty year history. Space for this event is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance. The cost is $35 per person, $60/couple through pre-registration at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org . Please contact Shannon Skarritt Outreach Coordinator at 775-298-0235 for more information.Some of the items included are vacation trips, museum tickets, sporting events, hiking gear, ski tickets, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays in Tahoe and more. All proceeds will go directly to help the TRTA fulfill its mission. The online auction will close Saturday, Nov. 12.Jazz on SundayJoin Cabin Fever and Truckee High School music students for New Orleans jazz every Sunday in Downtown Truckee in front of Best Pies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., throughout the year weather permitting. Proceeds to benefit the jazz program at Truckee High. For information, contact Cabin Fever 530-448-1298 email@example.com.Trick-or-Treat for UNICEFOn Halloween night, several students will once again trick-or-treat for more than their own benefitandamp;#8230; they will also carry orange collection boxes and seek donations to support UNICEF. Last year, local students raised hundreds of dollars to help UNICEF provide emergency services, immunizations, education, better nutrition and safe water to less fortunate children in more than 150 countries. The 60 year-old andamp;#8220;Trick-or-Treat for UNICEFandamp;#8221; program gives local children the opportunity to learn about the difficulties many children face and to help make a difference in the lives of others. Thanks to the community for encouraging and supporting this Truckee tradition.Honor fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen, support local Civil Air PatrolThe Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will once again participate in the annual andamp;#8220;Wreaths Across Americaandamp;#8221; program with observances in Fernley, Las Vegas and Winnemucca, Nev. This event honors our nation’s fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen. Taking place at locations throughout the United States, including the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev., the ceremonies begin simultaneously at all locations Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 9 a.m. If you would like to help the Wreaths Across America program, visit http://www.cap-ttcs.org/donate.htm and download the form, or call 530-587-4811 before Nov. 1, 2011. Each wreath costs $15 and a portion is tax-deductible. The local Civil Air Patrol receives a portion of each donation to help the Cadet Program. Contributions are used to help Cadets with transportation costs to as far away as Florida, but mostly to and from Nellis A.F.B., or Southern California venues. For information contact the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron 530-563-6611 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Scouts raising funds for campTahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 is sending six of their boys to one of the four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps next June. These High School age scouts will have the privilege of spending a week at the Florida Sea Base Camp. To help raise funding for the trip the scouts are offering to stack wood for people in our community, in return for a donation toward their trip. If you need help preparing for the winter, call Alex Barton at 530-581-2643 or Zach Kriston at 530-525-6251.Holiday Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence – AS2 at 530-587-5152 or email@example.com. Clarence is having his halo polished before the holiday season, so deadline is running early. Wish list needs to be filled as soon as possible to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas.First Fridays fun announcedIn the spirit of Truckee Thursdays, the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is inviting locals to enjoy an evening out on Nov. 4. Every First Friday of the month, 5-8 p.m., participating downtown shops and restaurants will offer complementary art, food, drinks, music and more. Participating shops and restaurants will display First Friday Flags so the public will know where the fun is. Free parking is still alive and well in Truckee and it starts at 5 p.m. on all First Fridays. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.