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Win free lift ticketsEvery Saturday morning throughout the winter KTKE 101.5 FM of Truckee will give away free lift tickets every 20 minutes from 7-10 a.m. Resort tickets will be given away in the following order: Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Donner Ski Ranch and Sierra-at-Tahoe.Junior Olympic 2009 meetingFar West Nordic and Auburn Ski Club are hosting the 2009 Junior Olympics/Junior Nationals a little more than a year from now. The 2005 edition was a huge success, thanks to the volunteers who came out and made everything work so well. The JO 2009 Organization is now seeking volunteers and coordinators, both new and experienced, for the next step. If interested, come to Auburn Ski Club on Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. to find out more.Broomball leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park Department is offering a broomball league on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m. Teams consist of five players on the ice with a minimum of two females on the ice at all times. Teams may carry up to 12 players on their roster. The cost for the league is $295 per team. All players must provide their own protective helmet to be allowed to play. Hand, shin, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. All players must be at least 16 years of age. For more info call 582-7720, ext. 124.Youth basketballTahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Les Miller youth basketball league. Registration is open to boys and girls grades second through eighth at the TCPUD administration office at 221 Fairway Drive. Also sign up via fax at 583-8452 or phone at 583-3796, ext. 29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 25.Winter TrailsJoin the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) for its third year of Winter Trails snowshoe programs. Each snowshoe program is accompanied by TRTA staff guides and volunteer guides. The program kicks off on Jan. 12 with National Winter Trails Day, which will be held in partnership with Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol at Tahoe Meadows. To find out more about the winter trails program go to the calendar of events at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org, or contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or alexiso@tahoerimtrail.org.Lifeguard trainingThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is hosting a lifeguarding class from Jan. 2-5. Cost is $175 and includes all materials. The class is required for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard, and includes several American Red Cross certifications. Job opportunities are available upon completion. Call 582-7720 for more information or to sign up.XC ski programThe Auburn Ski Club is still accepting sign-ups for its adult cross country ski programs. In addition to drop-in clinics for diagonal stride, skating and Telemark instruction, there are still openings in the season-long Beginner and Intermediate Skill Building Group. The group meets weekly and will provide instruction and camaraderie. For more information about the Auburn Ski Club or to join a program call 426-3313.Womens basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering North Lake Tahoe and Truckees only womens basketball night. This drop-in program continues until March 31. The main emphasis will be having fun and getting some exercise. The cost is $3 per night. Truckee starting snowboard teamThe Truckee High snowboard team is making its debut this year in slalom and giant slalom racing. The team is looking for sponsors or donations to help offset the start-up costs. Any questions may be addressed to Shamarah Lang at 582-2500 ext. 3201.TCPUD basketballThe Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Les Miller youth basketball league. Registration is open to boys and girls grades second through eighth at the TCPUD administration office, 221 Fairway Drive. Sign-ups also will be taken via fax, 583-8452, or phone, 583-3796 x29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed; contact the office if interested. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796 x 25.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.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.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 on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and Jan. 8, 15 and 22. It will also be open on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Jan. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Cost is $2 per person per night and can be paid at the door. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.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.