Truckee Tahoe Community Briefs
Truckee Rotarians are observing Rotary Awareness Month in January. Service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership constitute the clubs core values. Rotary Awareness Month is about promoting an understanding of the work of Rotary and the importance of educating both Rotarians as well as non-Rotarians on how they can benefit humanity through service, said Brian Marsh, president of the Rotary Club of Truckee.Rotary International is a worldwide service organization that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and advocates education and literacy throughout the world. In addition to acknowledging Rotary Awareness Month, the Truckee service club celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008. Members will commemorate the clubs history at its annual Charter Night in February. At the event, members learn about the Rotary secret handshake, famous and infamous moments in local Rotarian history, and enjoy the company of fellow club members.For more information, call 587-8808 or visit http://www.truckeerotary.com.
Join the fun, mix and mingle at the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber mixer. A fundraiser for SnowFest, the mixer is at Gar Woods on Jan. 15. Get the beads, dance to the music and send a little moolah SnowFests way. The fun is always first when you walk into Gar Woods and the wackiness prevails during the music, appetizers and beverages. Host Tom Turner is always hilarious on the mic as he gives out abundant raffle prizes. Come out and support SnowFest! on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. A $20 donation will be requested at the door.
Tahoe City Friends of the Library are holding a two-day used book sale Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15 by the movie theatres at the Cobblestone shopping center. A wide variety of used books, audio books, and movies will be on sale at cheap prices. Proceeds will be used to fund 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.
Sugar Pine Point State Park Rangers will lead adventures out into the moonlight around the Ehrman Mansion and along the West Shore. For those new to the sport, there will be a beginners clinic at 6:30 p.m. Tour begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Meet in the day-use area parking lot. Wear winter boots and dress accordingly. Reservations required at 525-9920. Space is limited, cost is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free (includes snowshoe rentals).
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