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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

The Incline Village Library Food for Fines Program will allow patrons to bring one non-perishable food item for each overdue fine through Nov. 30. The program will not pay for lost or damaged library items. All Washoe County libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25 and be closed Nov. 11 and Nov. 26.

A collaborative event supporting local education. All proceeds directly benefit local education. Sponsored by the Kings Beach Parents Co-op and the Lake Tahoe School. Featuring a fun fashion show with the evening highlight of andamp;#8220;Dad’s in Drag.andamp;#8221; Also performing is the Jeff Jones Band with special guest Ben Fuller. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple. Nov. 11, Crystal Bay Club, (775) 771-3306.

What is the prospect for conflict resolution in Afghanistan? Professor Emeritus Nigel J. R. Allan, one of the world’s authorities on the culture, biodiversity, geography and history of this region will share his thought-provoking research and predictions, Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., sierra college Tahoe Truckee. Space is limited, arrive early to secure a seat. No charge. More info: http://sierracollege.edu/AboutUs/campuses/tt/deans-lecture.html

A two-day workshop by Tony Froud, Nov. 14 and 15, designed for middle and high school students. Participants will sculpt the head, hands and feet and combine into a jointed marionette puppet. Cost is $125, to enroll, contact Sherri Morgan at (530) 832-1554.

Andi Green, Creator of the WorryWoos will be at Riverstone gifts in Truckee, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. to read from the full series of books and sign autographs. Confused? Lonely? Insecure? Afraid to try new things? Happens to everyone. Maybe even a child you know! Now there are WorryWoos, a new book series, with plush companions, to help children embrace many of the emotions that make us human. Monsters show us the way! Visit worrywoos.com.

Project MANA’s annual Thanksgiving distribution for families in need will take place Saturday, Nov. 22. Last year, 431 households were able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families, thanks to the generosity of our community. Because of the economy MANA is expecting to serve more families this year. Distributions in Truckee, Incline Village and Kings Beach include a frozen turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. For $25 you can sponsor a family, donations of turkeys are also appreciated. For more information, please contact Project MANA at 582-4079 or (775) 298-0008.

The Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association Board of Directors is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy for its Westshore seat. Applicants must be a resident of the Westshore area or represent a business located in the area.Preferred qualifications include current employment or involvement in the transportation field, knowledge of regional and local transportation issues and commitment to the TNT/TMA’s goal of improving air and water quality and economic stability through development of transportation and mobility solutions.Board Members are required to attend monthly Board of Directors meetings. Letters of interest should be mailed to TNT/TMA Board, Attention: Jan Colyer, Executive Director, P.O. Box 7108, Tahoe City, CA. 96145, e-mailed to TNTTMA@sbcglobal.net or faxed to 581-5239 no later than Dec. 1, 2009. Contact Jan Colyer at 581-3922.

Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford will be at the Incline Village Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Marie and her apprentice, Chloe Bowen, will bring live raptors to demonstrate aspects of training and the beauty of the birds. Program is recommended for all ages.

All are welcome! Enjoy great food, raffle prizes, live and silent auction at Donner Trail Elementary’s 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Raffle andamp; Auction, Saturday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Boreal Ski Resort Lodge. Bid on everything from a dogsled adventure to season ski passes. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit the children of Donner Trail Elementary School. Call (530) 426-3639 for tickets and information.

The Tahoe Cooking Queens have been serving up cooking classes in Incline Village for several years. Now they are taking their spatulas to Truckee. On Nov. 18, The Queens, Cynthia McClelland and Mary Jurkonis, will be in at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. This very fun (and informative!) event is being organized by Mark Estee of Moody’s to benefit Project MANA and the Truckee Chapter of Los Medicos Voladores (the flying doctors). The evening will include andamp;#8220;appeteaserandamp;#8221; demonstrations and tastings just in time for the holiday season. The Queens will present new recipes along with preparation tips and the evening supports two local nonprofits. andamp;#8220;Darn Good Eatsandamp;#8221; is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Cedar House Sport Hotel at 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee and is $45 per person or $75 for a couple. Call (775)298-0008 to register today as class size is limited.

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is taking orders for See’s Candy for the holidays. Purchase See’s candies for family, friends, co-workers or clients and the majority of the proceeds raised by Soroptimist goes directly back to the community in the form of scholarships, awards and community program support. If interested in purchasing candy, contact any Soroptimist member or Lil Schaller at 550-5007. Orders are due by Dec. 2 and will be delivered by Dec. 12.

Gather the family and head to the West Shore for a maritime adventure. Every Sunday in November, the Tahoe Maritime Museum welcomes you, your children and grandchildren to take part in model boat building, hands-on crafts and activities. As an added bonus, two scavenger hunts introduce young visitors to the Museumandamp;#8217;s artifacts, displays and vessels in a fun and exciting way. Fall Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5205 West Lake Blvd. Homewood, 525-9253.