Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail submissions may be 150-200 words. Also, visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words online. Find more announcements at a Read Up! Literacy/ESL tutorLiteracy volunteer opportunity. Take the Literacy/ESL Tutor Training Class, sponsored by the Read Up! Program of Nevada County, will be held in Truckee Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Training and books are free to community volunteers interested in learning how to help a Truckee Read Up! student to improve her/his speaking, reading and/or writing skills. Literacy tutoring is a free service of Nevada County. It is also an enjoyable and productive way to give back to the community.To become a tutor, you must read, write and speak English well, be at least 18 years of age, available two-three hours per week, patient and flexible. You must have excellent communication skills and know how to listen.Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! coordinator, at 530-575-7030 for information. If you cannot attend this class but are sincerely interested in becoming a tutor, you may join other monthly tutor trainings.Dia de los MuertosThe Family Resource Center of Truckee, (FRCT) a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, resources and advocacy for vulnerable families, will hold its 5th annual Dia de los Muertos event Friday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Truckee.The event, also known as andamp;#8220;Day of the Dead,andamp;#8221; recognizes the Latin American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have passed on. This will feature Mexican food, entertainment, childrenandamp;#8217;s activities, altar displays, and presentation of the andamp;#8220;Local Champion Award.andamp;#8221;Guests can win a grand prize raffle or other raffle and auction items in support of the FRCT. Items include hotel stays, dining certificates, ski and spa packages, and a flat screen TV. Grand prize raffle tickets are $10 each. An affordable family fundraiser you wonandamp;#8217;t want to miss. Contact the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 530-587-2513 or visit West Nordic party announcedThe 26th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. This is the andamp;#8220;canandamp;#8217;t missandamp;#8221; event of the season, Far West Nordicandamp;#8217;s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. Please plan on attending and bidding on great prizes. Check for updates on their Auction page. Tickets will be available soon from Far West Nordic juniors and in the Far West Nordic store. Visit for information.Donner Trail 29th Annual Thanksgiving DinnerSugar Bowl Ski Resort at Judah Lodge, Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m., traditional Thanksgiving dinner served up while supporting Donner Trail Elementary. Live and silent auction, also raffle prizes. Funds help with playground equipment, computers, music and everything else children need for their school! Come out and support our school. Call 530-582-9982 for information.Boys andamp; Girls Club offers teen programsThe Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe announces the Teen Center is open Monday through Friday until 7 p.m. to seventh graders and up with computers, TVs, video games, books, a pool table, and tons of board games. Open gym is held Wednesdays and Fridays 6-7 p.m. In addition, there is free tutoring and a quiet space for homework. The Bandamp;G Club introduced a homework rewards program called Smart Start where students can earn points for doing homework or other educational activities and games. Lots of cool prizes such as an IPod Shuffle and a Vans gift certificate.The Boys and Girls Club is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe environment for youth after school and helps all youth live up to their full potential at 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Membership for the club is $50 for the year (scholarships are available).Fireside Pizza Company and Rubicon Pizza BistroLocal Hero Appreciation NightsFireside Pizza Company in Squaw Valley and Rubicon Pizza Bistro at Northstar are proud to announce the return of local hero appreciation nights every Thursday in until Thanksgiving. Local teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and paramedics are welcome to enjoy a free entre of their choice. Local hero appreciation night is an opportunity for Fireside Pizza and Rubicon Pizza to recognize and give back to the people who serve the North Tahoe Truckee community on a daily basis. Since 2003, each fall and spring his restaurants have offered the communityandamp;#8217;s public servants his gratitude by serving them a free meal. The restaurants kindly ask local heroes enjoy their meal sitting down in the restaurant, bring proof of employment and tip on the full amount.Scouts raising funds for campTahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 is sending six of their boys to one of the four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps next June. These High School age scouts will have the privilege of spending a week at the Florida Sea Base Camp. To help raise funding for the trip the scouts are offering to stack wood for people in our community, in return for a donation toward their trip. If you need help preparing for the winter, call Alex Barton at 530-581-2643 or Zach Kriston at 530-525-6251.Retire your flag, honor veterans,participate in Wreaths Across AmericaIt is time to check your American flag. Veteranandamp;#8217;s Day (formerly andamp;#8220;Armistice Dayandamp;#8221;) is less than a month away. Now that Truckeeandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;Eagleandamp;#8221; has been placed in storage during the downtown beautification project, this yearandamp;#8217;s Veteranandamp;#8217;s Day ceremony will be conducted at the andamp;#8220;Vetandamp;#8217;s Buildingandamp;#8221; on High Street, next to the Balancing Rock. All veterans and anyone wanting to honor military members who have given to our freedoms, are asked to arrive by 10:55 a.m. on Nov. 11. There will be a presentation of The Colors by members of the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Bring your American flag to the ceremony and give to CAP members for proper retirement. The CAP will also take donations to the Wreaths Across American Program. Wreaths will be placed on veteran grave sites Dec. 10 at all National Cemeteries at precisely noon, Eastern Time (9 a.m. here). The public is invited to attend the ceremony at Fernley, Nev. andamp;#8212; the closest National Cemetery. Visit for information. Fly your flag on Veteranandamp;#8217;s Day, Nov. 11. Flags may be purchased at ACE (Mountain) Hardware. If you are interested in flag etiquette, visit can drop your flag to be retired, in the bin inside the Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal Building, or either of Donner Lake Realtyandamp;#8217;s Offices.Holiday Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence – AS2 at 530-587-5152 or Clarence is having his halo polished before the holiday season, so deadline is running early. Wish list needs to be filled as soon as possible to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas.

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