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Far West Nordic fundraiserThe Far West Nordic Ski Association will hold its annual auction/fundraiser/raffle on Saturday at Sugar Bowls Mt. Judah Lodge at 6 p.m. Featured at the event will be an auction and raffle of ski equipment, outdoor gear, bike shops, XC ski areas, local restaurants and more. Grand prize is a dream ski package from Salomon, Swix and Fischer. Proceeds benefit the Junior Nordic programs. Tickets are available from local junior racers or by calling 587-0304 or e-mailing info@farwestnordic.org. More information is available at http://www.farwestnordic.org.Ski scholarshipsThe new Olympic Valley Freestyle/Freeride Team at Squaw Valley USA is offering eight scholarships to student-athletes from the North Tahoe/Truckee area who aspire to become world-class freestyle or freeride skiers. Applicants should visit http://www.olympicvalleyfreestyle.com to submit an application no later than Nov. 2. The winners, who will be announced at the programs first meeting on Nov. 10, will be awarded complimentary full- program training and season passes to Squaw Valley. All interested athletes, parents and community members are invited to attend.Youth basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is now taking sign-ups for youth basketball for boys and girls grades third through eighth. Cost is $70. The season is from Nov. 10-March 8. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact the TDRPD office at 582-7720.Summit 7000 Academy FutsalThe Summit 7000 Academy Futsal program is returning Truckee, Tahoe City and Kings Beach for its third season until Christmas Break. This development program is for young athletes ages 5-12 and is a curriculum-based learning environment that features a hands-on approach focusing on eye-foot coordination, motor learning, agility, balance, tactile sensation and motor learning. For more info call 587-5455 or 414-4059.Truckee Babe RuthNominations for Truckee Babe Ruth board of directors will be taken via e-mail at info@troutcreeklandscape.com or by fax at 582-1293 before the Nov. 5 board meeting. Nominations will be accepted for all board positions: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, player agent and equipment manager.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.XC ski sign-upsAfter school cross country sign-ups: The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association will take sign-ups for its 2008 After School Strider Glider Cross Country Ski Program on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. The eight-week program begins Jan. 7 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Children 4 years of age by Jan. 1 and older are eligible. Program cost is $80; $150 deposit for ski equipment rental. For more and age group scheduling, call 583-5475 or e-mail ski@tahoeexc.org.Turkey TrotAuburn Ski Club is hosting the 31st Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot 7-mile race Sunday, Nov. 11 starting at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at West End Beach. The Mashed Potato Mile, a one-mile race for children, is also taking place. Proceeds of the race benefit the Ski Clubs Junior Nordic ski programs. Registration is $10 before Nov. 11 and $20 the day of the race. For more information and registration go to http://www.active.com.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.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.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.XC ski program leadersTahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association 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.Foam festOn Saturday, Nov. 3, as many as 35 microbreweries will be represented at this years Disabled Sports USA fundraiser, the Foam Fest, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay. Blue Turtle Seduction plays, a raffle will be held, great beer will be available for sampling, and all for a great cause. The event is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. For more information call 581-4161 or e-mail mary@disablesports.net.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; 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.