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Volunteer skiersDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on the volunteer day. Call Vanessa at 581-4161, ext. 203 for more information.Fall hikeJoin the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on Oct. 13 for a guided hike. This will be a moderate level hike eight miles roundtrip, heading towards Marlette Lake, where there will be an array of quaking aspens changing colors. This is one of the best fall color hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail and in Lake Tahoe. Bring a camera and a sack lunch. To sign up for the hike contact the hike leader John Lusk at (775) 544-9430 or at Tahoejohno@charter.net.Kids volleyballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering an introductory childrens coed volleyball league on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 16-Dec. 13. Seventh- and eighth-graders will play at Alder Creek Middle School from 2:30-4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders from 4-5:30 p.m. Cost is $70 and is due at sign-up at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District. For more information call 582-7720.Jib contestThe third annual Jibassic Pro Invitational Rail Jam will be held at Boreal on Saturday, Oct. 13. Boreal will truck in 3,000 cubic feet of snow for what is the only preseason ski and snowboard competition in the Tahoe area. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the Public Jib Arena opens at 3 p.m. A season pass of just $1 buys unlimited access to the mini-stall wall. Movie time starts at 7 p.m. The main event kicks off at 8:15 p.m. when 30 professional skiers and snowboarders begin their session on a custom-built, 30-step staircase made of six rail and box options with a bus feature at the bottom. The event is free to the public.Little LakersThe TCPUD Parks and Recreation is offering Little Lakers, a program to help children ages 3-5 gain skills in sports while learning to stay healthy. Children will receive instruction in a number of different sports including soccer, golf, T-ball, football and basketball for two weeks or a total of four days. They will play games, watch videos, go over rules and take part in many different activities. Each child receives a T-shirt. Pre-registration is required. Cost ranges from $30-35. For further information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, ext. 21 or 29, or go to http://www.tahoecitypud.com.Hip hop danceThe Psyche Dance Team is offering beginning Bay Area street style hip-hop dance class every Wednesday from 4:45-5:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Cost is $50 a class for one month. The new location of the studio is 3005 Skyline Blvd. in Reno. For more information about class dates and times, check out the Web site http://www.tntexplosionallstarsteam.com or call 587-8326.Laker basketball fundraiserThe North Tahoe High basketball program is holding a golf fundraiser at Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach on Sunday, Oct. 14. Participants $100 tax deductible donation includes nine holes of golf, a cart and dinner and a beer (or soda) at the Blue Onion afterward. Dinner can be purchased for $20 for those who dont want to play golf. Proceeds go to help the North Tahoe basketball program pay for equipment and transportation costs no longer covered by the school district. To reserve a spot, call Scott Conn at 913-9694. Space is limited.XC ski program leadersTahoe Cross Country Ski Education is recruiting group leaders who enjoy working with children for its 2008 Strider Glider after-school cross country ski program. Those interested must be able to commit their time once a week from 3:15-4:45 p.m for eight weeks. For more information e-mail dartmurnane@yahoo.com or call 581-6944.Club volleyballClub Truckee Volleyball will hold a parent information night and tryouts for its traveling Power League teams at Alder Creek Middle School on Nov. 28 from 5-9 p.m. There will be a $10 tryout fee. Contact Erika Murphy at 308-5442 with questions.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym Monday though Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2:30-5 p.m. Fee is $2. The center is also offering open gym for ages 6 and younger Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. at no cost. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.Hospice BenefitThe Hospice Benefit will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at The North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach. The evening will include a gourmet meal, silent auction and guest speaker Eric Alexander, an adventurer, world-class skier, climber and mountaineer who was part of the team that guided Erik Weihenmayer, a blind climber, to summit Mount Everest in 2001. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Tahoe Forest Hospice Services. For more information or to receive an invitation to the event, call 550-2300.