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and#8220;Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding as Renewal for your Souland#8221; is a fun and adventurous look at the deeply profound experience, the rhythms of snow sports as renewal for mind, body and spirit. Tahoe locals who are featured in the book include: Paul Arthur (author of the foreword; Squaw Valley Junior Olympic coach to Tamara McKinney and first coach to Shane McConkey), Tina Basich (U.S. Snowboarding champion and founder of Boarding for Breast Cancer), Evan Strong (adaptive snowboarder and two-time national superpipe champion), Alex Heyman (training coordinator for the Mountain Sports Learning Center at Sugar Bowl), and Bill Seline (local mountain guide, avalanche instructor and paramedic) as well as several local ski resorts. Kristin Krone (Olympic skier and owner of Wild Cherries in Truckee) offers an endorsement on the cover.

Attend the Dec. 18 book reading and signing at The Bookshelf at Hooligan Rock, Truckee, from 5:30-7 p.m.

DONNER SUMMIT and#8212; Sugar Bowl Resort will be giving one free lift ticket to the first 150 people who donate a new or gently used winter jacket at the Dec. 13 Reno Bighorns basketball game, scheduled for a 3 p.m. tip-off at the Reno Events Center. Benefiting the City of Reno Community Assistance Center, the jackets will help to keep the homeless and needy warm this winter.

Sugar Bowl will also be giving away one free lift ticket to the first 150 people that donate a new toy at the Dec. 15 Reno Bighorns basketball game, scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip at the Reno Events Center. Benefiting the Toys for Tots program, the drive will help make the holidays a little more festive for Reno-area disadvantaged children. Any jacket or toy donations beyond the first 150 will be accepted and appreciated. Sugar Bowl will be conducting further lift ticket giveaways in conjunction with the Reno Bighorns on Dec. 26 and Jan. 3.

For more information on Sugar Bowl Resort visit http://www.sugarbowl.com or call (530) 426-9000. For information on the Reno Bighorns, visit http://www.renobighorns.com, and for more information on the Toys for Tots program visit http://www.toysfortots.org

Join the fun with the North Tahoe Middle School Laker Jazz Band at Jake’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 enjoy more jazz while you have dinner, cocktails, and raffle prizes at Jake’s on the Lake where the jazz students will perform as featured soloists with the Bryan Smith Trio. Jake’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.

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Kids Art Saturdays at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City are scheduled for children to work with an artist on an art project. Saturday, Dec. 12, noon to 2 p.m. get Chanukah crafty with local artist Sue Gross. Join her at North Tahoe Arts for a free afternoon of making Chanukah crafts on Chanukah. Gross will share a bit about Chanukah for young ones who don’t celebrate this traditional holiday and they will learn and create. No reservations necessary. Questions? Contact info@northtahoearts.com.

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program application deadline is extended to Dec. 15. 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.

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.

Get an acupuncture or chiropractic treatment to reduce your stress, relax your back and keep your body healthy during this busy season. Polucha Chiropractic and Tyler Bruno Acupuncture will be hosting another Community Wellness Outreach on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 13450 Donner Pass Road, Suite A. Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. for $25. Make an appointment at 582-1228 or (530) 563-6060. Appointments get taken quickly, call today to reserve your spot.

A free, benevolent military event will be held in the Palisades Room at The Village at Squaw Valley USA, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., put on by the nonprofit Forgotten Soldiers Program and the Healing Light Institute. Event will provide military soldiers, officers, nurses, veterans and their families: Counseling, bodywork and massage therapy, education and career building tools, acupuncture, life and health coaching, nutritional advice and lunch. Visit http://www.forgottensoldiersprogram.org or call the Healing Light Institute at (530) 889-2300.

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.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Blvd. in Tahoe Vista, will display a 12-foot by 12-foot section of AIDS Memorial Quilt beginning Dec. 13, weather allowing.

Created in 1987, the quilt memorializes the life of a person who lost their life to AIDS. The quiltand#8217;s display coincides with Hanukkah and#8212; the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians. The timing is poignant, said Rabbi Anne Persin. and#8220;Hanukkah has a lot to do with people beating the odds and#8212; a small band of Israelites fighting against this huge army and surviving,and#8221; Persin said. and#8220;AIDS started out as this hopeless, hopeless illness and itand#8217;s come to a place where we are able to battle and beat the odds.”

Display hours are: 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14; 2 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16; 2 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 17; 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 (Services will be conducted in the synagogue from 6 to 7 p.m.); 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20.

Call (530) 546-0895 or e-mail rabbi@tahoetemple.org for more information.