Truckee Tahoe community announcements
March 16, 2012
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.Parent information night at Forest FriendsForest Friends Childrenandamp;#8217;s House is offering a Parent Education Night featuring demonstrations of the Montessori method and Waldorf education. Lisa Kingman owns and operates Forest Friends applying her more than 25 years experience and Montessori training at her site, 11330 Forest Lane, Truckee (behind Mountain Hardware). Practical life skills, language and math for preschoolers as well as science, art and cultural studies will be discussed. Waldorf elements of dramatic open-ended play will also be covered. Though this is not an event for the children, sign ups for family visits with children as well as enrollment information will be available. RSVP to Lisa at 530-550-8620 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.forestfriends.info.Business plan workshop free to Chamber membersThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Plumas Bank in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Greater Sacramento/ Sierra (SBDC) are offering andamp;#8220;Business Plan Guidelinesandamp;#8221; Tuesday, March 20, 9 a.m.-noon at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.The workshop is geared for existing and emerging business owners. Attendees will learn why they should write a business plan, how the plan will be used, as well as business plan format, layouts and styles.This workshop will be followed by a series of interactive SBDC sessions that will highlight Marketing Research (April 10), Financial Projections (April 24) and Business Plan Components (May 8), which will discuss legal structure and operation.The workshops are free of charge for North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce members, $25 per person for business association members and $50 per person for the general public. To register or for more information call North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Manager Kym Fabel at 530-581-8764.Stargazing Snowshoe Tour at NorthstarDuring the 2 to 2.5 hour tour, Tony will lead you along snowshoe trails including challenging, rolling terrain, all while chatting about the wonders of the sky, March 16, 5 p.m. Afterward, snowshoe back to the Cross-Country Ski, Telemark Snowshoe Center for the laser tour, telescope viewing, wine and hot cider around one of our fire pits. The group will snowshoe down the last 1andamp;#8260;2 mile to the Village at Northstar where the tour will end. Dogs on leashes are welcome.To reserve your spot call 1-800-GO-NORTH or 530-562-2267. Visit http://www.northstarcalifornia.com for more information. Auburn Ski Club Fundraiser at Taco StationTaco Station will donate 20 percent of its proceeds March 17-18 to Auburn Ski Club to support its Nordic and Alpine skiing and snowboarding programs, Taco Station, 11782 Donner Pass Road, email@example.com.Tahoe Rim Trail Associationandamp;#8217;s free public snowshoe hikesEvery Saturday the snowshoe hikes will travel around the Tahoe Basin to a new location. Saturday, March 17, TRTA and Tahoe Mountain Sports St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day Snowshoe Search for the Pot andamp;#8217;O Gold, Tahoe Meadows, 1-2 miles, easy, Lower Tahoe Meadows, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tahoe Mountain Sports is sponsoring this unique family day in the snow. Bring the family out and use avalanche beacons and GPS units to search for buried treasure. Prizes for everyone.Register online as space is limited at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. Call 775-298-0012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit your veteran representativeJames Foley, Nevada County Veteran Service Representative, will be available in Truckee/Tahoe at the Joseph Center, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee, behind the library in the county building, March 21, weather permitting. Foley will have plenty of time for walk-ins, serving the needs of the county including Truckee and Tahoe. He helps both veterans and their dependents with compensation, pension, education rehabilitation and other concerns. He arrives once a month and can be found on the second floor in one of the spare rooms, 9 a.m.-noon, for those interested in seeing him. Contact Foley at 530-273-3396.North Tahoe accepting advertising/marketing proposalsThe North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau are soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the intent of establishing an agency of record for advertising and marketing services on behalf of the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative (NLTMC).The NLTMC RFP has officially been released with qualified proposals due Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. The new agency contract will start July 1, 2012.The successful firm shall assist in the planning, development, creation and execution of various marketing and advertising programs in support of the established goals of the NLTMC, including advertising, brand development, electronic production, print production, graphic/website design, market research and new initiatives. The agency of record will be contracted for a three-year period.For inquiries about the RFP, contact Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association at andy@PureTahoeNorth.com or 530-581-8709. The RFP is available at http://www.nltra.org/marketing/?cat=1. Reference materials can be found on http://www.GoTahoeNorth.com, as well as http://www.nltra.org.Fundraiser for Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; SarabiaTuesday, March 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Truckee Squeeze In, 10060 Donner Pass Road. Join the Truckee Squeeze In when 20 percent of all sales will go to help Truckee athlete Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; Sarabia!Morro was recently diagnosed with leukemia and has mounting medical bills. The good news is heandamp;#8217;s responding well to treatments and is resting at his home in Truckee.Morroandamp;#8217;s longtime friend and South Reno Squeeze In General Manager Amanda Thorsby will be serving in Truckee and has pledged to donate all her tips as well!So come in for breakfast or lunch, pay your bill, leave a great tip, and know youandamp;#8217;re helping a young man and his family in need.If you canandamp;#8217;t make it, but would still like to help out, checks can be mailed to Saint Maryandamp;#8217;s College, Athletic Business Office, PO Box 4380, Moraga CA 94575. Note andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; on your check.Ed Zandamp;#8217;berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park, Snowshoe through historyCalifornia State Park Interpretive Specialist Lindsay Harbison will lead a Snowshoe Through History hike along Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s west shore at Ed Zandamp;#8217;Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park on Saturday, March 17. This easy tour explores the parksandamp;#8217; spectacular lakefront and the grounds of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion estate. Learn about the natural environment that attracted Tahoeandamp;#8217;s earliest settlers and explore the fascinating history of this Tahoe landmark. The Snowshoe Through History hike starts at 11 a.m. and begins near the restrooms in the Day Use side of the park (lake side entrance off Highway 89). The programs last approximately 11andamp;#8260;2 hours. The program is free. There is a parking fee of $8 per vehicle. Bring water, snacks and your own snowshoes, or rent snowshoes at West Shore Sports in Homewood. Weather conditions may cancel, call 530-525-9528 to confirm.For more information and a winter activities schedule offered by California State Parks visit http://www.parks.ca.gov under Ed Zandamp;#8217;Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.Daddy and MeThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center along with Tahoe Safe Alliance, the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and the Placer County Sheriffandamp;#8217;s Office invite the fathers in the community to participate in the first annual andamp;#8220;My Dad and Meandamp;#8221; event. andamp;#8220;My Dad and Meandamp;#8221; will be held at the Boys and Girls Club at 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach, March 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.andamp;#8220;My Dad and Meandamp;#8221; is for fathers and their children to enjoy a fun-filled day with art, science, technology and sports activities, including an obstacle course. A raffle with great prizes will be held. Information will be available from different organizations and activity groups. Positive father/father figure involvement with children provides significant benefits including self-esteem, behavior and overall healthy and happy families. Letandamp;#8217;s support the Dads in the community.For more information call the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952.Tree Top Co-op and Forest Charter School informational meetingForest Charter School and Tree Top Co-op will hold an informational meeting for the 2012/2013 school year for prospective fourth, fifth and sixth grade students, Wednesday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Forest Charter School, in the Pioneer Center (across from Full Belly Deli) in Truckee. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education and nurturing instruction to increase the studentsandamp;#8217; love of learning. The small, site-based class size allows for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor and experiential education. Visit http://www.forestcharter.com and 530-550-7205. 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.