Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail for print submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Ski or Ride Sunrise Bowl event postponedTahoe Donner officials announced today the Ski or Ride Sunrise Bowl event has been rescheduled for a future date, which will be determined at a later time. Visit or call 530-587-9444 for updates.Sierra Nevada Guitar announces concertCharles Suovanen, professor of Guitar at Los Angeles City College, will perform a benefit concert at The Institute of Rock Conservatory of Music at 930 Tahoe Blvd., No. 902, Incline Village, Nev. Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are requested in support of the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and the Conservatory. Sierra Nevada Guitar, 775-298-1686, is National Mentoring MonthHelp Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe celebrate and support mentoring by enjoying a meal at the Squeeze In Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. On this “Big Day Out,” all three Squeeze In locations will donate 10 percent of all items purchased to benefit BBBS in honor of National Mentoring Month.By supporting this event, you help BBBS serve at-risk children ages 6-18 by providing them with the mentors they need. Big Brother and Big Sister mentors are mature, responsible, and caring individuals who serve as positive role models and friends.For more information about the agency and various ways you can support mentoring programs visit can learn CPR – and everyone shouldSadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR, or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love. (American Heart Association, 2011).On Saturday Jan. 19, an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Course will be offered in Truckee. This certification course will teach CPR for all ages, the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator), as well as First Aid. After successfully completing the course, participants will be issued a CPR and First Aid card certifying them for a two-year period. This course meets the standards for child care providers in the state of California. The course will be held at the Fellowship Community Church in Truckee, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The fee is $75 per person, which includes all materials, books, and the completion card. To register, go to and click “Register.” For more information call 530-448-6632 or email Firefighter Association clothing saleGo out and support the Northstar Firefighter Association during their annual clothing sale on Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-866-466-6784 for information.Olympic Valley Winter Trail AccessWalk, jog, skate and bike on the Squaw Valley multi-use path. Squaw Valley Public Service District will once again provide snow removal and maintenance services on the county’s trail between Squaw Creek Road and the Village. The District encourages everyone to use the path and visit each end of the Valley for shopping, dining and views from the Resort at Squaw Creek to the Village and all points between. The project is provided by a combination of funds including Transient Occupancy Tax revenue granted to the District by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) and Placer County, as well as contributions from the Squaw Valley Business and the Squaw Valley Property Owners Associations. Pedestrian points of access are located along the trail as well as either end. Be careful to avoid slip hazards and snow removal equipment. Pack out trash and bring baggies to collect, and pack out, dog waste. The District thanks the NLTRA, Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council, Squaw Valley Business Association, Property Owners Association and Placer County.For more information visit the Squaw Valley Public Service District website at or call 530-583-4692.Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship announces fundraiserParty with Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and celebrate 10 years when they host Trailfest at Nakoma Resort on Jan. 19. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of trails in the Lakes Basin.Trailfest will have live music by Buster Blue, dancing, food catered from Nakoma Golf Resort, beer from The Brewing Lair, silent and live auction with items donated from The Grand Sierra, Patagonia, REI and many more. Check out project updates from the SBTS staff! Tickets are $35 and all proceeds go directly to maintaining and restoring the trails in the Lakes Basin. SBTS appreciates and depends upon community support, so go out and celebrate with them. Buy tickets at or Nakoma Golf Resort, Pangaea, Quincy Natural Foods, Eco Centric and Chalet View Lodge. You may also donate at and Ride for $40 or less to benefit local schoolsTake advantage of discounted lift tickets when you pre-purchase Excellence in Education’s Skiing for Schools lift tickets. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are payment only. Tickets are not refundable. Upcoming Skiing for Schools days include Tahoe Donner Ski Area, $25 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 27-Feb. 1; Tahoe Cross County, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 27-Feb. 1; Resort at Squaw Creek, $15 trail pass valid any one day Feb. 3 -9; Sugar Bowl, $35 lift ticket valid any one day March 23-29; and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort April 7 though season’s end.Downhill resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Porters Sports in Truckee and Tahoe Dave’s in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach. Cross-country resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Visit to host Valentine Party and Crab FeedValentine Party and Crab Feed announced for Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host an all-you-can eat crab feed Friday night at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dinner will include fresh Bay Area Dungeness Crab, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $45 adults and $20 children 14 and under. For tickets (limited) mail check made out to Rotary to Mike Baffone, P.O. Box 218, Kings Beach, CA, 96143 or call 530-546-0378.Tahoe Safe Alliance announces discounted Sugar Bowl lift ticketsThe annual Tahoe SAFE Alliance Ski Day at Sugar Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 3. For more than 10 years Sugar Bowl has shown their support by donating all-day lift tickets to Tahoe SAFE Alliance. Sugar Bowl Ski Day tickets cost $35 – a huge savings. Enjoy some awesome skiing before the Super Bowl. Purchase your tickets at today! Tickets will be on sale until Friday, Feb. 1 or until supplies are out. Tickets will be available for pick-up only on Feb. 3 at Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah Lodge. For additional information contact 775-298-0010 or email Tahoe SAFE Alliance is a nonprofit organization established in 1985 to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Visit Tuesdays Village Ice Skating RinkEnjoy your favorite grooves from the 70s and 80s while you skate ’round the 9,000-square-foot rink at Northstar California for Turtleneck Tuesdays every Tuesday evening through March 19, 6-9 p.m. Take advantage of the outdoor fire pits and enjoy a drink and s’mores from the Cabana Bars. On Feb. 12 and March 15 a face painter will be on site 6-8 p.m. Face painting is complimentary! It’s free to skate and rentals available for $10 a pair.Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces Father Daughter Dance tickets on saleCalling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles. Get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Father Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay, Nev. Entertainment will feature dancing, snacks, activity stations for all ages, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake. This event is an opportunity for fathers to spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories. Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child. Purchase tickets at Scholarships are available for families in need. The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a prix fixe dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 775-833-6724 for reservations.Sponsored by Dress the Part(y), Tahoe Forest Hospital District, North Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.Volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West is looking for event support volunteers for the 2013 Winter season in the Truckee/Tahoe area. They are gearing up for the upcoming “Ability BASH” fundraiser on April 6 at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. The BASH is a banquet honoring 25 Wounded Warriors disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan who participate in a week-long winter sports camp with Disabled Sports. Disabled Sports is in need of people to help with pre-event preparations and also people to help with event execution on the day and/or night of the BASH.Please contact and also go to to fill out a volunteer profile if you are interested in being an event volunteer for Disabled Sports.Mindful Movie MondaysLakeside Pizza, 850 North Lake Blvd., No. 21, Tahoe City, 6:30 p.m. Mindful Movie Mondays is an ongoing event at Lakeside Pizza. Every Monday a different independent film will be show on a wide variety of topics, beginning at 7:30 p.m.Socializing is strongly encouraged before and after each film. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and a full bar menu will be available.Weekly Al-Anon meetings in TruckeeAre you concerned about someone’s drinking? Get help. Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee are held Monday, 7-8 p.m., Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee and Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Your anonymity is protected at all times. For other meetings in area call 775-348-7103 (English) or 775-384-4485 (Espanol) or visit recycling for batteries and handheld electronicsKeep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in Ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. That’s it, super easy! Start recycling your household batteries and small handheld electronic devices, curbside today. For more information visit from the stormAssumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in collaboration with other community organizations, opened the Food and Resource Support Center last fall in downtown Truckee to help people in need.The FRSC provides a hot meal every Thursday between noon and 2 p.m., with the cooking and serving of the meal rotating among members of Assumption Parish, the Lutheran/Presbyterian Church, and the Church of the Mountains. They are currently looking for other churches or organizations to participate in the rotation. Soon the FRSC will open a Clothing Closet for the distribution of used clothing in good condition. Donations of food and clothing can be brought to the FRSC during hours of operation. For monetary donations, please make checks payable to the Food and Resource Support Center and mail to the following: Food and Resource Support Center, c/o Assumption Parish, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161.Truckee Masonic Lodge meetingThe Truckee Masonic Lodge holds its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., 10068 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. All Master Masons are cordially invited to attend. Please call WM R. Brooks Bloomfield for more info, 530-314-9026.

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