Tahoe Truckee community announcements
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com 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.Sexual Harassment Workshop Feb. 26 in Tahoe CityThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) are offering “The Generations and Sexual Harassment: Awareness and Prevention for Business Owners and Managers” Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9-11 a.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.This workshop, required per California’s AB 1825, will bring your business into compliance regarding sexual harassment awareness in the workplace. SHRA President Laura Moriarty, of Tahoe Training Partners, will present this topic in an engaging and provocative way from the perspective of generations working side-by-side.Registration is $39 per person for SHRA members, $49 per person for chamber members and $59 per person for non-members. Walk-in registration is $49 per person for SHRA members, $59 per person for chamber members and $69 per person for non-members.To register and for more information call Moriarty at 530-573-0224 or Membership Manager Deanna Frumenti of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association at 530-581-8764 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees can also register online at http://www.sierrahra.com.For more information about the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, visit http://www.nltra.org.March to come in like a lobster at DragonflyForget the lion, bring March in with fresh Maine lobster at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi bar’s three course lobster bake on Friday, March, 1. Maine lobster will be flown in day-of for this New England favorite. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar hosts Lobster Night every month in conjunction with Truckee’s “First Friday” events.Priced at $42, the meal begins with a tasty New England clam chowder. This chowder recipe, a prize winner at the Boston Chowder Festival, has been served at The White House and in Buckingham Palace to the Queen of England. Second course is a one-and-a-half-pound Maine lobster with all the fixings, followed by a fresh fruit sorbet. Lobster is available a la carte for $37 without fixings. Reservations are a must at 530-587-0557 by Tuesday, Feb. 26.Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, in downtown Truckee. For more information visit http://www.dragonflycuisine.com or “like” them on Facebook.9th Annual Squaw Valley Prom announced at Squaw ValleyHigh Fives Non-Profit Foundation and CHARITYSMITH will present the Squaw Valley Prom, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. at the Olympic House in Squaw Valley.The Squaw Valley Prom is poised to be a high-energy escape from the snow with 1,000 partygoers heating up the building in 1990s Spring Break fashion.Tickets will be on sale through Feb. 23 or until they sell out at http://www.squawvalleyprom.com for $100 per couple and $200 stag (single).The event will feature world-class musical entertainment, a GoPro video light-box, a bigtruck Headwear “Sew on Site” store, an Image Factory photo booth, and a costume contest for the best-dressed “radical 1990s spring break attire.” DJ sets will feature world-class entertainers wearing the latest KOSS Stereophones. Headliner DJ Chris Clouse and Ryan Lucero, along with special guests Carlo, and The Silver Boombox Thief will all be spinning. High Fives Winter Empowerment Athlete Jake Hickman will open for the original Squaw Valley Prom entertainer, DJ Trick Master Fly’s set.Prom ticket holders can support the High Fives Foundation through bidding on a custom Gibson Les Paul Guitar which features hand painted artwork from the 2013 Volkl Shiro Ski. Visit http://www.gibsonguitar.highfivesfoundation.org.CATT invites you to a membership orientationThe Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) is pleased to announce a membership orientation for prospective members, new members, and existing CATT members. This orientation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. at the CATT Office located at 12313 Soaring Way, Suite 1G in Truckee. Light appetizers will be served.The membership orientation is open to all design and building professionals who want to maximize their promotional efforts while also being kept up to date on the latest local building codes, fees, remodel trends, and more. Learn about CATT benefits and services and how to get the most out of a CATT membership. Current CATT members are also encouraged to attend. Meet CATT board members and committee chairs, and find out how the membership dollars are spent.New members who join CATT by April 5 will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini (valued at $459).Questions about the membership orientation, contest details, or joining CATT should be directed to Kim Cross at 530-550-9999 or email@example.com. Visit CATT online at http://www.ca-tt.com.Wacky Winter Bowling announcedThe Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA) will present Wacky Winter Bowling on March 3, 11 a.m. during SnowFest!, sponsored by James-Harold Galleries and Bank of the West.The fun-filled event is sledding saucers into blow-up Bozos on a bowling course. Tons of fun to be had by kids and adults. Helmets required for anyone under 18 and will be provided. Each team gets three chances to knock them down. Prizes awarded to first place in each team categories. Proceeds to benefit the Tahoe City Downtown Association. “Last year was our sixth year and we had a family from the UK win first place for the adults. They come to Tahoe specifically for SnowFest!” said Event Director Sherina Kreul.The event is held at the Tahoe City Golf Course. Pre-register at http://www.visittahoecity.com or 10 a.m. the day of the event. Aloha Tuesday to benefit SOS OutreachJake’s On The Lake in Tahoe City is hosting Aloha Tuesday, a Hawaiian-themed apres ski party March 5 starting at 4:30 p.m. Happy hour food and drinks are offered until 6:30 p.m. and specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pu menu is offered until 8 p.m. Purchase raffle tickets to directly support SOS Outreach and a chance to win Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows ski resorts lift tickets, gear, and other cool prizes from sponsors like Breeze Ski Shop, Mountain Hardware, and many others. You don’t need to be present to win, but you must stop by to purchase your raffle tickets.Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd. inside the Boatworks Mall. SnowFest! Bunco Bash to benefit Tahoe Forest Cancer ProgramsGirls Night Out March 6, 6-9 p.m., North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach. Prizes, appetizers, wine and beer. Cost is $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door, cash or check. Beginners, pros and teams welcome. Questions and registration call Sharon at 530-546-2481. Seats are limited. Proceeds to benefit Tahoe Forest Cancer Programs.Get your Mother Son Laser Tag ticketsFor the second year in a row the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department brings you and evening of Mother-Son Laser Tag at Rideout Community Center, Friday, March 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Due to the popularity of the event last year, when you purchase tickets, be sure to select Session A or Session B. Session A will play laser tag from 5:30-7 p.m. while Session B will play laser tag from 7:30-9 p.m. Younger ones are encouraged to sign up for the earlier session and the older kids to sign up for the later session (6 and below, 7 and up). Feel free to sign siblings up for different sessions but please specify that when purchasing tickets. You are invited to join the entire fun-filled evening, with plenty of other games and activities while not in the laser tag arena.Tickets are $25 per duo and $5 for each additional son. The event is almost guaranteed to sell out so get your tickets at the Rideout Community Center or the TCPUD Administrative Building next to the new fire station.You may also purchase tickets over the phone by calling 530-583-3440.Lake of the Sky Garden Club grants availableLake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community-related garden projects in the North Lake Tahoe area. To obtain an application call Emily Hatch, 530-582-8487, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by April 1, 2013.Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club’s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational, and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Lake Tahoe region.Money for these grants comes from the club’s annual garden tour. On Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky Garden Club will host their 25th annual garden tour, the Incline Village Garden Tour. Proceeds from this tour will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to community projects.Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries. Tickets for this year’s garden tour will be available at local Truckee/Tahoe nurseries after June 15.The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and more information, go to http://www.lake-of-the-sky.org.Donner Memorial State Park grooming trailsDonner Memorial State Park is grooming their 2 1/2 mile Lakeshore/China Cove trail for cross-country skiing. The cost is $8 per vehicle, which includes entrance to the Emigrant Trail Museum, depicting the area’s history including Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad. A variety of souvenirs, postcards, posters, books and maps about human and natural history are for sale. Maps of cross-country and snowshoeing trails are also available. Donner Memorial State Park is about two miles west of downtown Truckee on Donner Pass Road. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=503.Soup & Chili Showdown 2013 calling all cooksIt’s time for a warm evening with friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this year’s Soup & Chili Showdown on Friday, March 15 at Rideout Community Center, 6-8 p.m. Entry into the friendly competition is free, but pre-registration is required by Friday, March 1, 2013. This year’s event will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division, along with raffle prizes. For more information or to register contact the Tahoe City Recreation office at 530-583-3440.Olympic Valley Winter Trail access announcedWalk, 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 http://www.svpsd.org or call 530-583-4692.Warm up with Project MANA’s Stone SoupThis season’s Stone Soup, a weekly soup night in Truckee where everyone is invited to celebrate food, live music and community. Soup is prepared and served each Sunday evening through March 10, 5-7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. in downtown Truckee. Take your own bowl and spoon and enjoy delicious soup and a good time. Donations are requested but not required.This year Project MANA is spearheading efforts to find different groups of volunteers from the community to get involved in Stone Soup. If you or your organization is interested in preparing soup or volunteering on Sundays, contact Project MANA at 775-298-0008.