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Truckee Tahoe Announcements

TEASER, the award-winning boat that became famous by beating the Twentieth Century Limited’s travel time from New York City to Albany by an hour in 1925, joins the Tahoe Maritime Museum’s permanent collection.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming events to view TEASER, and please join us in thanking Museum Board Members Polly and Tom Bredt for this significant contribution to the preservation and celebration of maritime history.

Catch a Family Movie at the Museum Sunday, Feb. 8: Ratatouille (G). Oscar-winning Pixar movie following about a passionate rat named Remy who yearns for a sip of the good life. Call (530) 525-WAKE (9253) or visit Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, Calif.

Assist the NLTRA and Placer County in planning for the future of infrastructure and transportation projects through North Lake Tahoe.

Drop by an informal workshop next Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at the TCPUD to help the NLTRA and Placer County update their Integrated Infrastructure and Transportation Work Plan. What’s that mean? Bike trails, shuttle systems, bus shelters, mile markets, wayfinding signage, interpretive centers, traffic calming and more. Don’t miss your chance to provide input for the future of the North Shore.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are now available for the Truckee Noon Rotary’s infamous Crab and Pasta Feed Saturday, March 14, 2009, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Truckee Community Center. This annual event features juicy Dungeness crab, a live auction with fantastic prizes and a chance to mingle with your community, friends and family.

This year the live auction will be organized by and benefit the Family Resource Center, a local nonprofit organization providing education and mobilizing resources to empower families and individuals to be self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. The Rotary Club of Truckee is actively seeking $500 level sponsors, who will receive recognition in upcoming press releases, advertisements and mentions at the event.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids (under the age of 16) and can be purchased through a local Rotarian or by calling 550-2350.

North Tahoe Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a gallery and artisan shop in Tahoe City, is looking for an interested party with retail and/or gallery experience to serve on its Board of Directors.

The board meets monthly with the next meeting on Feb. 11 at the Art Center in Tahoe City at 10 a.m. If you are interested in serving on the board e-mail Karen Ellis at or call 581-2787.

Experience the Tahoe Rim Trail on a free guided snowshoe trek Saturday, Feb. 7.

This Saturday, join TRTA hike leaders on an eight-mile, moderate snowshoe trek to Martis Peak, off of HWY 267. Please sign up in advance, and bring your own snowshoes.

Join us for free guided snowshoe treks every Saturday through the end of March. Discover the great fitness and social benefits of the easy-to-learn sport of snowshoeing.

For more information or to sign-up for this event, call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012.

For more information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association visit The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to enhance, expand and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and encourage stewardship, and provide assess to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

Join volunteer outdoorsman Bill Holt and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a one-day winter skills workshop on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held at the DWR Non-Profit Center in Incline Village, it will begin with classroom time in the morning and outdoor navigation in the afternoon. A map and compass will be provided. Bring a lunch and winter clothing suitable for an afternoon of snowshoeing. The class will include challenges of winter navigation, using a map to navigate, hands-on exercises, using compasses, and optional navigation with a GPS (bring your own GPS). Cost is $25. Register in advance as space is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to sign up call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012 or e-mail

After producing The Vagina Monologues for seven years, Tahoe Women’s Services will debut a community-based play, “My Name Ain’t Betty Crocker” written in part by Kathy Coudle King.

The new production is a dynamic combination of monologues, dances, and a one-act play, “My Name Ain’t Betty Crocker,” will be performed at 7 p.m. May 1 at North Tahoe High School’s theater.

“It will take the audience on an entertaining, educational journey through the powerful world of a survivor who experiences the shocking reality of violence and the inspirational strength in surviving,” said Tahoe Women’s Services Volunteer Coordinator Erin Everett.

Because of the multi-gender cast, TWS is actively seeking male actors to audition for the performance. Auditions will be held 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Incline Village; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Tahoe City and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Truckee. All auditions will be cold reads of dramatic pieces and no experience is necessary. Actors must be older than 18. To schedule an audition appointment or find out more call Everett at (774) 298-0182.

Valentines babysitting is available at the Rideout Community Center Feb. 14.

Drop the little ones off and enjoy a night on the town with your sweetheart this Valentines day. Proceeds benefit the Rideout Teen Club. Space is limited, call 583-3440 ext. 10 for more information or to pre-register. The Rideout Community Center is also now open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tahoe City Friends of the Library are holding a two-day used book sale Feb. 14 and 15, 2009 by the movie theatres at the Cobblestone. A wide variety of used books, audio books, and movies will be on sale at cheap prices. Proceeds will be used to provide programs and purchase new books for the library. If you have items to donate please drop them off the morning of the sale at the Cobblestone. Volunteers are needed to work during the sale and can sign up at the library. For more info call 583-3382.

What can we do as a family and community to maintain the spirit of sharing and giving year round?

The Family Resource Center of Truckee would like to extend an open invitation to all families of the Truckee Tahoe Community in joining us the second Friday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Family Fun Night. This special evening provides a a hot, healthy and delicious meal, fun board games for all, and the energy-producing sport of dodge ball for those who wish to melt away the extra calories. This month’s meal is sponsored by Tacos Jalisco.

This is a great opportunity for those feeling the economic pinch and wanting to spend quality time with family and friends. Everything is free, though donations are graciously accepted. Anyone who is in the giving mood may wish to sponsor one of our Family Fun Nights. These nights allow for social interaction and a stress release from the daily grind of work and bills.

For further information or to make an advance “reservation” please call 587-2513. Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, behind the Truckee Fire station, Friday, Feb. 13. Schedule of events: 5:30 to 6 p.m., dinner; 6 to 7:30 p.m., board games and dodge ball; 7:30 p.m. door prize. Sponsored by Family Resource Center of Truckee.

Registration for the 33rd annual Great Ski Race is open and can be found at the race Web site, The Great Ski Race, scheduled for Sunday, March 1, is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, a non-profit all volunteer organization. The race covers 30 kilometers, beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City and ending at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Cost is $45, or $65 if registering on race day. The entry fee buys a pre-race package, a T-shirt, refreshments and a hot lunch, a chance to win one of numerous prizes, and live music and dancing at the finish. For more information, contact Pam at 546-7393 or visit Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue is also seeking additional volunteers from the community. If interesting in volunteering, contact Chris McConnell at 546-4235 or

Are you an experienced cross-country skier or snowshoer? Would you like to share your love of the sport with blind and visually impaired skiers? Attend a a free guide training clinic sponsored by Sierra Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) in which you will learn how to guide a blind or visually impaired skier by describing the trail and terrain and offering pointers on technique. SRSFL offers single-day ski trips and a three-day ski program in which guides and blind skiers ski in pairs. The guide training is in two parts: Part I (classroom) and Part II (on the snow). Part I is offered in two locations: Sacramento and Truckee. You must attend either one of the Part I clinics to participate in Part II.

PART I, Feb. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Classroom training and videos to learn sensitivity awareness, guiding techniques and terminology.

PART I, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., Northwoods Clubhouse, Tahoe Donner, Truckee.

PART II, Feb. 21, 2009 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Truckee. This is a day to practice guiding techniques on the snow.

Contact Vicki Post, Guide Training Coordinator at (415) 928-2711 or e-mail Or Bruce Gordon, Guide Coordinator (775) 831-4168 Sierra Regional Ski For Light is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation.

Residents living in and around the Tahoe Donner Association community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

Tahoe Donner Association is pleased to host this event presented by Life Line Screening on Feb. 18 at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world.

Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. They help identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149 by calling (888) 653-6441. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of community-based preventive screenings. Renown Health is the sponsor. Pre-registration is required.

The Silver Belt Banzai will return to Sugar Bowl on Feb. 14-15. Starting atop the Silver Belt run, skiers will test their skills on this spectator-friendly course, racing out of the gate in six-man heats with rules being to simply stay on course and finish in the top two to advance. Up to 100 qualifying and invited skiers of all ages, both men and women, will race for upwards of $10,000 in cash and prizes, with qualifying skiers competing in heats on Saturday to earn a spot in Sunday’s finals race. Entry fees are set at $100 per qualifying racer, and free for invited racers. Cost is $50 for racers ages 14-18. Registration fee includes lift ticket. To register go to

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