Get in the holiday spirit
North Tahoe Arts Victorian Faire, meet the new executive directorNorth Tahoe Arts (NTA) welcomes Kellie Cutler their new executive director. Cutler is stepping into a very challenging position but is optimistic about the future for NTA. Cutler brings 15 years of nonprofit arts organization experience to the position and will be working with the Board of Directors to set the 2012 strategic priorities. Come and meet Kellie first hand Friday, Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. at the opening reception for the second half of the Victorian Holiday Faire in the Corrison Loft Gallery, 380 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City. Many artisans are participating and youandamp;#8217;ll find something special for someone special at the event. Call 530-581-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.northtahoearts.com. Glenshire Elementary School Santaandamp;#8217;s BreakfastGlenshire Elementary School PTO presents Santaandamp;#8217;s Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m.-noon. The pancake breakfast is $6 per person or $20 per family of four. Includes a full breakfast, a craft for children, photos with Santa, and entertainment by GES chorus, Inner Rhythms and Sierra Strings. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each to play carnival games, crafts, dreidel game, and face painting. Other activities include: Paint pottery with T Pots Pottery; family photos by a professional photographer; support the fifth grade classes in their silent auction fundraiser; Glenshire Eco Kids coat exchange and Book Fair. Bring your family and friends for this fun community event and support Glenshire Elementary School.New Tahoe City Breakfast with SantaJoin the TCPUD Recreation Department and the Rotary Club of Tahoe City in a festive morning which will include a pancake breakfast, letters to Santa, creative holiday crafts and, of course, Mr. Claus himself! Children and parents of all ages are welcome. The breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. The cost is $5 for adults, $9 for kids which includes the crafts, and children under 3 are free. Pre-registration is required by noon Dec. 2., 530-583-3440, x10Rock N Roll Winter Break Camp, two weeks of camp over the holiday break, including arts and crafts, games, snow play, field trips and much more. The dates are Dec. 19-22 and 27-30 and the cost is $135/$115 per session. Sign up now as both weeks are already starting to fill up, 530-583-3440, x10, Tahoe City PUD, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.Handmade Sierra Holiday craft fairSierra College is excited to announce that more than 35 local artisans will be represented at the Handmade Sierra Holiday event, Saturday, Dec. 3. Festivities begin at noon with live music, hot drinks, and hand-crafted items in a variety of prices. The event on the new Tahoe-Truckee campus at 11001 College Trail will last until 5 p.m. The campus is located on Highway 89 South, near the SaveMart/CVS shopping center, and directly across from the Shell station. Call the College at 530-550-2225 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.Holiday Mixer at Tahoe BiltmoreGet into the spirit and celebrate the season at the annual Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge andamp; Casino, Nevada Room. The North Tahoe Business Association and the Tahoe Biltmore host the mixer. There will be business-to-business networking, food and beverage, a holiday sweater contest, a raffle and plenty of holiday cheer! For more information, call 530-546-9000.Toys for Tots event at SunnysideColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will celebrate its 25th consecutive year as a participant in the United States Marine Corps Reserveandamp;#8217;s Toys for Tots program, offering two kick off parties. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is also inviting the public to its second Toys for Tots community party, Friday, Dec. 9, 4-9 p.m. at Sunnyside Resort and Lodge, 1850 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Free appetizers, desserts, cocoa and refreshments will be served, live music will be provided by Sheldon Felich and Band, and Santa will be present for photos and to hand out candy canes. Entry to the event will be a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for a child up to 17 years of age. For full story, visit sierrasun.com.Sing ChristmasTruckee Tahoe Community Chorus ConcertThe Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College presents its holiday concert, andamp;#8220;Sing Christmasandamp;#8221; at The Resort at Squaw Creek, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Sing Christmas is an eclectic array of delightful, celebratory seasonal music, spanning the globe as well as the centuries. You will hear a little gospel, Latino, baroque, and contemporary arrangements sure to please most anyoneandamp;#8217;s palate. Tune up for the ever popular sing-a-long. The 50-member chorus is directed by Susan Horst, Chris Nelson and Tom Acord, and accompanied by a Reno/Tahoe string ensemble. Tickets: $15 general admission via http://www.singttcc.org, from chorus members, or at the door. Students and children are admitted free of charge. Group rates are also available.Pictures with Santa Dec. 10Mountain Hardware and Sports will host andamp;#8220;Santaandamp;#8217;s Workshopandamp;#8221; featuring free pictures with Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 10, noon-2 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments and free knife sharpening will also be available during this time so you may get your cutlery ready for holiday feasts. No purchase is necessary! Get into the holiday spirit andamp;#8212; children and adults of all ages are welcome. Mountain Hardware and Sport is located at 11320 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-4844 or visit http://www.mountainhardwareandsports.com.Santaandamp;#8217;s Sledding PartySanta arrives at Granlibakken Ski Hill in Tahoe City on his fire truck, Dec. 11, non-4 p.m. All children from preschool to 9 years are invited for a day of free sledding (snow permitting) and play at the Tahoe City Rotary Club’s 12th annual Santa’s Family Play Day. Hot chocolate, cider, cookies and hot dogs will be served. North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will play Christmas music and there will be Christmas caroling. The Wholesale Resort Association donates new mittens, scarves and hats for a giveaway every year. Sleds provided by Granlibakken. For more information, call John Eichhorn at 530-546-5650.Santa Fly-InSantaandamp;#8217;s annual fly-in is scheduled for Sat. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon at the Tahoe Truckee Airport. Families will enjoy yummy holiday treats, kids will be able to visit with Santa and receive special gifts.Holiday Hope: Adopt a FamilyThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance and the Placer County Sheriffandamp;#8217;s Office are hoping to make a difference for families in the community this holiday season through the Holiday Hope Adopt-a-Family Program. Holiday Hope is a rewarding way to celebrate the spirit of giving through the holiday season. Last year, more than 100 families received meals, toys, and warm clothing through the program. With support from the community this holiday season, these organizations hope to again provide relief to families who face every day challenges, job loss, or unexpected hardships. Families can be adopted by a group of friends, business, family or individuals. Adopting a family will help provide warm clothing, food and toys to families that would otherwise go without. Each family is carefully paired with a donor or donor group and it is up to the donorandamp;#8217;s discretion as to how much to contribute. Gifts are due Dec. 16 and will be delivered to the family a week prior to the holidays. For more information about Holiday Hope or to adopt a family, please call Ana Liz Servin Bancroft at 530-546-0952 or Cecilia Morales at 530-546-7804.