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Burn away the old year

The Religious Science Spiritual Enrichment Center in Truckee will be celebrating the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002 with their annual Burning Bowl Ceremony on Monday, Dec. 31.

Join the center as they release and let go of all that has happened in this past year that they do not choose to carry into the new year. Focus your intentions on those desires and goals you choose to bring in to your experience in 2002 such as greater health, prosperity, creative self-expression, loving friends and/or purposeful service in community. The ceremony is facilitated by Rev. Alice Ross, minister.

The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. at the Truckee-Tahoe Best Western Inn – Conference Room, Hwy. 267, Truckee. Bring writing paper, pen and self-addressed stamped envelope. Call (530) 550-1856 for further information.

New Year’s Eve music on TV 6

Beginning at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Tahoe-Truckee Community Television Channel 6 will broadcast four hours of recorded music played by local musicians.

Bands featured include The Deckheads, 1888, Deja Vu, POS, Jo Mama, Blarney, Brass Knuckles, Double D, Spirit of the Mountains, Peter and Kim, Pete Charles and Ridin’ High, Larry Yates and the Blues Monsters, Johnnie Bias and the Buzz and Darin Talbot.

The showing consists of eight half-hour programs produced in the VJ (video jockey) format. The programs are hosted, filmed, edited, and produced by Paul Klein, creator of “TTMTV,” Truckee Tahoe Music TV. TTMTV also plays on Monday and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Tahoe Singles ring in New Year

The Tahoe Singles invite singles to celebrate together at its New Year’s Eve party at Las Panchitas in Incline Village at 930 Tahoe Blvd., Monday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $33 for guests.

The price includes a delicious Mexican buffet dinner and one drink. There is a no-host bar. Proceeds go to the Filling Needs of the Community Project. Since there is a limit of how many people the room will hold, reservations are on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP, call (530) 587-2242. Please mail checks to The Tahoe Singles, PO Box 8056, Truckee, CA 96162.

Natural Medicine for weight loss

A natural medicine for weight loss class will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at Truckee-Donner Recreation Parks District, 10046 Church Street.

Dr. Barry Triestman of the American Center for Longevity, Nutrition, Chiropractic and Sports Injuries will be the presenter. The topics that will be covered will include 81 ways to lose weight; what lab tests should be done; the Zone diet; are carbohydrates the answer; food and mood; food cravings and appetite; the best exercises to burn calories; herbs that decrease appetite; vitamin deficiency and weight loss; minerals that help burn fat; how to stop the yo-yo dieting; how to fire up your metabolism; how to stop psychological eating and food allergies and weight loss.

Please register for this class early as it is expected to sell out. The emphasis of the course will be to give you the tools to help you get healthy immediately. The cost will be $10 and includes handouts. Call 582-7720 for registration, or for more information call (530) 550-1688.

Services on the mountains begin

Tahoe Resort Ministries is sponsoring interdenominational church services every Sunday at several ski areas. The services will be held each week through March 31. The services last 15 to 20 minutes and all are welcome. Services will be held every Sunday at Squaw Valley, 2 p.m., top of links; Alpine Meadows, 2 p.m., top of roundhouse; Northstar, 2 p.m., top of Vista Express; Homewood, 2 p.m., top of Madden; Diamond Peak, 2 p.m., top of Lakeview Quad; Mt. Rose, 2 p.m., top of Lakeview. For more information, call (530) 583-2925.

Senior Pancake Breakfast benefit

A community pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Truckee Senior Center.

All funds raised help support the senior meals program.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost for the meals is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

If anyone would like to volunteer time, food or money to the event, please contact Dan at 582-7720 or Tom at 582-5555.

Adoption Day Sunday

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe will be hosting a pet adoption day Sunday, Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot.

There will be many wonderful dogs and cats of all ages and types in need of a home of their own. For more information, call 587-5948.

‘Locals sticker’ available

North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno residents, employees and property owners are eligible to purchase a “Local Sticker” that assists westbound access on Interstate 80 between Reno, and Tahoe and Truckee during winter storms. The sticker also assists Donner Summit residents with access on Old Highway 40 during winter road closures.

The local sticker program is permitted by the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans, and is administered by the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association.

Stickers are $7 each and are available at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitor’s Center, and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Visitor Information Center in Tahoe City. They are valid for as long as one owns the car and must be placed in the lower left side of the windshield.

When buying a sticker, current California or Nevada vehicle registration showing a North Tahoe, Truckee, Donner Summit, eastern Placer County, El Dorado County, or Washoe County address must be presented. Second property owners must show a current property tax statement.

For more information, call (530) 581-3922.

Garden proceeds return to area

Proceeds from this year’s Lake of the Sky Garden Tour will return to our area as the garden club is offering funds for garden related projects. Requests for funds should be in the following categories: Educating gardeners of all ages. Educating and assisting in conservation of our natural resources including flora and fauna or beautification and developmental projects in our communities.

Recipient must be in the designated geographical area defined as Tahoe City to Rubicon, Tahoe City to Truckee and Tahoe City to Incline Village. Applications may be obtained by contacting Linda at (530) 550-8511.

Volunteers for hospital auxiliary sought

The Auxiliary has an urgent need for volunteers to help staff the gift shop and ambulatory surgery reception, and to perform general clerical functions.

Anyone with a few hours to spare is encouraged to apply. Students over 15 years of age will find this an excellent opportunity to fulfill community service requirements and to give back to the Truckee/North Tahoe Community.

The Tahoe Forest Hospital Auxiliary, founded in 1977, operates The Gift Tree gift shop and The Corridor Gallery, provides volunteer support for the hospital staff, and conducts school tours.

For additional information regarding the Auxiliary, call 582-3571.

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