Truckee Tahoe community announcements
March 8, 2012
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Dinosaur SafariEarth science professor Frank L. DeCourten will share recent discoveries during andamp;#8220;New Dinosaurs from Old Rocks: A Prehistoric Safari to the American Southwestandamp;#8221; on Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. The presentation is provided at no cost and is open to all community members.Sierra College opens at 7 p.m. for complimentary coffee, tea, cookies and socializing. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and conclude by 8:50 p.m. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. For more information, visit http://www.sierracollege.edu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with andamp;#8220;Experts andamp; Insightsandamp;#8221; in the subject line. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 530-550-2290.Lilandamp;#8217; Air FestivalAlpine Meadows Resort and SnowBomb present the fifth annual Lilandamp;#8217; Air Festival at Alpine at Alpine Meadows Saturday, March 10, geared toward children 10-years-old and under interested in the freestyle competition circuit.Building on the success from recent years, Alpine Meadows and SnowBomb are excited to give youths the opportunity to ride in a professional freestyle competition setup especially just for them. Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome. A discounted $10 entry fee, combined with a special $5 kidandamp;#8217;s lift ticket gets each child the chance to compete. Gear and prizes will be awarded to everyone who enters. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the main lodge. Helmets are mandatory for all participants. For more information visit Snowbomb.com or SkiAlpine.com.SnowFest! Parade The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will have float and entourage in the Saturday, March 10, SnowFest! Parade in Kings Beach, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The parade will run along the main road (Highway 28) in Kings Beach. All trail users will be represented. Also, stop by their booth at Tahoe Mountain Sports before or after the parade for hot chocolate and information.Ski for LightSierra Regional Ski for Light celebrates its 20th anniversary three-day event March 10-12 at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center. Sierra Regional Ski for Light has pursued its goal of encouraging a lifestyle of fitness, having a great outdoor experience and sharing their enthusiasm of cross-country skiing for the visually impaired. Participants in the program are paired with a volunteer guide. The program accommodates all skill levels and ages, and guides are happy to teach any visually impaired skiers willing to learn. Skiers and guides alike come back each year to participate in the skiing and camaraderie that takes place in the community.Everyone is welcome to visit the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center to pay a visit or join them for the skiing. Sierra Regional Ski for Light is always looking for volunteer guides. For more information visit http://www.srsfl.org.Silicon Mountain to presentKris Chinosorn, CEO of MentorMobKris co-founded MentorMob, a repository of step-by-step lessons in subjects that range from buying a wedding dress to training a dog to brewing beer. All of the content in MentorMob was already on the web andamp;#8212; nuggets of useful information in a vast wasteland of disorganized content. Volunteer editors curate and organize existing videos into step-by-step andamp;#8220;playlistsandamp;#8221; so a newbie learns through a curated, directed experience. The site eventually intends to make money through hyper-targeted (hopefully-non-annoying) advertising and from corporate clients who would like to use MentorMob for corporate training.The meeting will be held at Tahoe Donnerandamp;#8217;s Pizza on the Hill, 11505 Northwoods Blvd., March 12, 6-8 p.m. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.This weekandamp;#8217;s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders, a local web and mobile software development company. RSVP TahoeSiliconMountain@gmail.com. You can also find the andamp;#8220;Silicon Mountainandamp;#8221; group on LinkedIn and Facebook.Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s backcountry event: Beacon searchesTahoe Backcountry Women is a recently organized group of regional women who love to backcountry ski. The next gathering will be on Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City.This event will be centered on informal avalanche beacon practice. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to join in this fun, educational evening. Start with a slice of pizza and basic review before heading outside to do practice searches. Bring your beacon, a headlamp and warm clothes. If you donandamp;#8217;t have a beacon, they will be able to share or pair up. Avalanche safety equipment will be discounted in the shop. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 or email email@example.com.Help the Sheldon familyRick Sheldon, owner of Sunshine Painting Company passed away unexpectedly on Thursday March 1, 2012 while powder skiing at Homewood Mountain Resort. He was a loving husband, father and friend and will be sorely missed by everyone.The friends of the Sheldon family have set up a memorial fund to help the family with expenses at this difficult time. Our mountain community is always so kind to each other in times of trouble. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made to the andamp;#8220;Sheldon Memorial Fundandamp;#8221; (Linda Sheldon) at any Bank of America branch.The memorial will be held on Sunday March 18, 2012. The location to be determined. Thank you all for your love and care.A+ Preschool Preview DayA+ Preschool invites all perspective preschool children and their parents to participate in their annual A+ Preschool Preview Day, Monday, March 12 or Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for the current and 2012-13 school year. A+ is an educational preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Their goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. Full day and half day options are available at 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534. Visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.Tools for the TableGrow a High Altitude GardenThe Genesa Living Foundation is providing a monthly series of free presentations to be held in Truckee. These presentations will be community conversations designed to be a place to become educated and learn from one another for community wellness and optimal health. Topics will relate to how to eat, obtain and share fresh and healthy food, and how andamp;#8220;sharing the fareandamp;#8221; can be made more affordable and accessible to the whole community. March guest speaker Polly Triplat, C.M.T. will discuss how to grow a high altitude garden, Dorindaandamp;#8217;s Chocolate Caf, 10009 W. River St., Truckee, March 15, 5 p.m. Call 530-214-8840 or visit http://www.toolboxfortheinformedeater.org.Play Again MovieJoin a hands-on and fun night out, at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. Stanford University graduate Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. will share interesting information from her research about the value of outdoor education and play in nature. Presentation, yummy refreshments and film showing included. For tickets and information, visit http://www.nicolecheslock.com/events.html.Seating is limited so purchase in advance to secure a seat.Brought to you with support from First 5 Placer and KidZone Museum.Lions to host annual Cabbage BashJoin the Lions Clubs International, the worldandamp;#8217;s largest service club organization for their annual St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day Corned Beef andamp; Cabbage Bash Saturday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. with music, $1,000 cash door prize, raffle prizes galore, $1 drinks! Community Arts Center on Church Street in Truckee.Tickets for The Cabbage Bash fundraiser are $40 per person. This includes an all-you-can-eat dinner, a chance at a $1,000 cash door prize and one raffle ticket, plus music and fun doing good with others. Get tickets at the Welcome Center for Chamber of Commerce at Truckee Train Depot.Squaw Valley Institute to premier Discovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen PlanetSquaw Valley Institute is co-hosting a free showing of Discovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen Planet, the epic new series from the makers of Planet Earth. Brought to Tahoe as part of SnowBash, a three-day party hosted in Squaw Valley during St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day weekend, Squaw Valley Institute will showcase the hour-long premier at Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Open to the public and all ages, the showing is sponsored in part by Guinness and Clif Bar. In honor of St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day, Guinness beer on tap will be poured and free Clif Bar product samples will be passed out. And, while this large-screen premier is free, all beer sales will benefit the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, so that it may continue bringing cultural and intellectual programming to the Tahoe Basin. SnowBash begins Friday, March 16, at the KT Base Bar at Squaw Valley USA with DJ Magic Matt from San Franciscoandamp;#8217;s Wild 94.9 Morning Show. Then, on Saturday morning, party-goers will have the opportunity to ski with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley followed by a concert by L.A.Vation andamp;#8212; The Worldandamp;#8217;s Greatest Tribute to U2. Rotary Club of Truckee Crab andamp; Pasta FeedThe Rotary Club of Truckee presents the 19th Annual Crab andamp; Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center at the Pioneer Roundabout in Truckee. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under. This yearandamp;#8217;s event benefits Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. Contact Steve Randall at 530-582-7720 for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased from any Truckee Rotarian.