Regulators gearing up for SnowFest funThe Railroad Regulators 601 of Truckee, the Truckee area’s own local western reenactment group, will be at it again for the festivities surrounding Snow-Fest 2002, coming to the North Shore area March 1-10.In cooperation with Visions Media Service, The Truckee Donner Historical Society and the VFW Post 2675 Truckee, The Regulators on Saturday, March 2, with guns blazing and their mobile old west jail in tow, will be representing Truckee once again in the SnowFest Parade in Tahoe City.After the parade, the Regulators will be returning to Truckee with as many folks as they can bushwhack for their Wild West antics throughout the downtown area. Arresting hooligans, ornery jailbirds and shoot-outs will be the order of the day.Truckee SnowFest events planned include food, drink, ice cream eating contest, ice carving and the First Annual Truckee SnowFest Salsa Challenge.At the salsa challenge, categories are open to both restaurants and individuals, with a “people’s choice” judging for the best salsa in Truckee in all categories.The challenge will be March 2 in downtown Truckee. Entries are limited so sign up soon.For an entry form or sponsorship information, fax or e-mail your name, address and phone number to fax (530) 587-4806, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.The SnowFest parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at the “Y” in Tahoe City. Truckee events will be ongoing throughout the day starting at 1 p.m. downtown. For more information, or to join-up with the Regulators, call Josh Dennis at 587-7662.Look for special “SnowFest 2002” coverage in next week’s issue of the tahoe.com entertainment supplement.Spiritual Center offers new classThe class “Heartfelt Living: The Foundational Course” in the science of mind is being offered in Truckee for the first time by Rev. Alice Ross of the Religious Science Spiritual Enrichment Center of Truckee.In the class, students will learn core metaphysical principles and their practical application for success in our daily lives. Each week includes a theme for study relating to manifesting our goals and dreams, as well as class discussion, and experiential exercises.The class begins Wednesday, Feb. 27 and continues for 13 weeks. It will be held at the Truckee Pines Apartments Meeting Room, 10100 Estates Dr., from 6:30 to 9 p.m.Tuition is $190 and a monthly payment plan is available. Textbooks are requiredThis is an accredited course of the United Church of Religious Science.Call (531) 550-1856 for further information. Late enrollment can be made by the second class on March 6.Ayurvedic Trilogy begins TuesdayHealth at a Higher Level presents “An Ayurvedic Trilogy” with all classes taught by Marilynn Jacobs, clinical (certified) Ayurvedic specialist.Classes will take place in Truckee at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks in the Gateway Plaza.The first class is “The fundamentals of Ayurveda – Health at a Higher Level.” Get the “nuts and bolts” of this 5,000 year-old health system from India that is a ‘sister science’ and healing aspect of Yoga.The class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $25 (includes handouts).Additional classes will be held March 5 and 12. Pre pay two classes and save $10. Prepay three classes and save $15.Classes fill fast so reserve your space early. Call (530) 546-5346 or 582-0515.TaizZ is backDue to popular demand, the “TaizZ” prayer, chanting and meditation service is returning to Truckee Tuesday, Feb. 26.The “TaizZ” worship service is patterned after that of monks in TaizZ, France, an ecumenical order born in the 1940s to end the divisions between Christians.These special community services are being organized by Truckee Lutheran/Presbyterian Church Pastor Mark Howard, who will host them at the Assembly of God Church on Highway 267.There will be a service Tuesday at 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided.For more information, call Mark Howard at 582-4243.Stop smoking with new class”Ready, Set, Stop” offers a safe, effective no-pressure way to quitting smoking for good.This 10-week program provides a unique opportunity for individual exploration of life changing healthy, positive self care techniques.The 10-week program begins Thursday, Feb. 28 and continues weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tahoe Forest Hospital. The fee is $125 and pre-registration is required. Individual appointments are available upon request.Please call 582-3483 for information and registration.Photographic club meets tonightThe Tahoe Photographic Art Association will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Location is the North Tahoe Art Center (Tahoe Community Center) at 380 N. Lake Blvd., next to the fire station in Tahoe City.The monthly topic will be “How to Present Your Work.” Information and demonstrations will be given on mat cutting, framing, artists statements and slide preparation. Interested photographers are welcome.For more information, call 583-8921.Sugar Bowl ski day to aid TWSSugar Bowl is teaming up with Tahoe Women’s Services to raise money for the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sugar Bowl has donated 1,000 all-day lift tickets good for Friday, March 1. Tickets are being sold for $25 each. All proceeds benefit Tahoe Women’s Services.Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling (530) 546-7804, ext. 41, or at one of the following ticket outlets; Dave’s Skis & Boards, Porter’s Ski and Sport, USA Media offices, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe World, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, or Tahoe Women’s Services in Kings Beach, Truckee and Incline Village.Getting the Love You Want workshopWater by the River is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming workshop for couples, titled, “Getting the Love you Want.” Dates for the workshop are, Friday evening, March 1, all day Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3.This is the internationally acclaimed workshop created by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of the best seller, “Getting the Love you Want.” The workshop is for couples who really want to create a relationship that is fulfilling and satisfying.Much of the workshop is focused on teaching and practicing couples communication skills. It is an educational process where couples discover the roots of their problems and learn skills to heal and together.Rolf Godon, Ph.D. and his life partner, Tanzy Maxfield will present the workshop. They present a program structured to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere within the context of an exciting adventure into couples dynamics and learning new skills.Please call 587-2557 for more information and registration.CPR class for health care professionalsThe Truckee Fire Department will conduct a CPR class for Health Care Professionals on Saturday, Feb. 23.The class will be held in the boardroom of the Truckee Donner PUD at 11570 Donner Pass Rd. Class starts at 8:30 a.m. and will last approximately 4-6 hours. The cost for this class is $25 per student. Class size is limited to 12 students.Prepayment and receipt of the class manual is required prior to the class. A written quiz based on the manual will be given at start of class.For more information, or to pre-register, contact the TFPD at 582-7850, or stop by the administration office at Station 91 downtown during normal business hours.Swing dance classes underwayA new session of swing dance classes by Rob and Jeanie McCarthy has begun. Classes run every Tuesday through March 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tahoe-Truckee High School cafeteria (no class will be held Feb. 19).Learn the Lindy hop and dance to the latest sounds of the Big Band beat. Learn the basics and progress to the Charleston. Couples, singles, drop-ins and people of any age are all welcome.The price for the entire series is $50 couples, $30 single, $15 student; drop-in classes are $10 adults, $5 students.Rob and Jeanie McCarthy have been competition dancers for over 18 years helping others learn dancing. For more information, call 582-7720.Yoga classes offered by hospitalTahoe Forest Hospital District is offering Yoga in Truckee and Incline Village. Janet McNeil, RN, Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Counselor has lived in Lake Tahoe for 24 years, and is honored to be able to share Yoga in the professional setting of the community hospitals in our area. Hatha Yoga is for all people, all ages, and all abilities. We will begin each practice with breathing, then move to the postures. Yoga is an adjunct therapy to reduce stress and enhance your quality of life.The next session at Tahoe Forest Hospital is February 19 to March 19. Incline Village Community Hospital’s next session will be March 4 to April 8. Punch Cards are $40 or $5 drop-in. Call to register (530) 582-3483.Comstock Cowboys coming March 9While the days of the big cattle drives are long past and the few remaining real cowboys are scattered, the spirit of the West lives on in the music of David John and the Comstock Cowboys, coming to Truckee’s Community Center Saturday, March 9 in a fund-raiser for the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships.The Comstock Cowboys are known throughout the region. Local musicians will open the concert at 6:30 p.m. Larry Maurice, local award-winning Cowboy Poet, will also perform. Bring your dancing boots and shoes and don’t miss the fun.Concert proceeds will benefit the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP). Formed in 1995, SWEP is a non-profit organization supporting students in the scientific study of local watersheds. SWEP promotes community partnerships between students and local professionals for research and watershed restoration. All schools in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are served by SWEP.Pre-event tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door are $15 and $8 for students. Tickets are available at Porter’s Ski and Sports in Tahoe City and Truckee and at all Joby’s in locations. For more details, call Toni Rockwell, 5835376.