Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Join the Tahoe Donner team

Tahoe Donner Associationand#8217;s Winter Job Fair is Friday, Nov. 4, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.

All applicants who attend the job fair will have the opportunity to interview. Find applications at, fill out and print or be prepared to fill out at interview. Applicants must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Tahoe Donner Association employees enjoy access to the downhill and cross country ski areas and generous food and retail discounts. Tahoe Donner Association is a drug-free work place.

Dia de los Muertos

The Family Resource Center of Truckee 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 and#8220;Day of the Dead,and#8221; recognizes the Latin American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have passed on. This exciting event will feature delicious Mexican food, unique entertainment, childrenand#8217;s activities, altar displays, and presentation of the and#8220;Local Champion Award.and#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. Contact the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 530-587-2513 or visit

Holiday Craft Bazaar at Rideout

With the holiday retail frenzy only a few weeks away, get a jumpstart on some holiday shopping while supporting local artists and craftsmen from the Tahoe Basin and Truckee. The TCPUD Recreation Departments annual and#8220;Holiday Craft Bazaarand#8221; will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., indoors at the Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City.

The event will feature a variety of handmade products, including fine jewelry, photography, handmade wood products, pottery, glass items and much more.

For more information contact Shaun, recreation coordinator for the Tahoe City Recreation Department at 530-583-3440 ext. 14.

Plant seedlings, restore Waddle Ranch

The Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) has planted thousands of young sugar pines and other native tree seedlings throughout Tahoe. Novemberand#8217;s soil is naturally moistened from rainfall and conditions are ideal for giving young seedlings a good start. On Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the SPF is conducting a Community Planting at Waddle Ranch by the Truckee Airport. This project sponsored the Truckee airport, is part of larger efforts to restore the formerly logged and grazed Waddle Ranch property. Truckee High Schooland#8217;s Envirolution Club will help, but more volunteers are needed to plant 1,000 sugar pine seedlings. Learn about the importance of native species, forest and fire ecology, and the need for proactive forest management. Meet at Truckee Airport to carpool in Airport Van, or 4WD needed. For more information visit or e-mail

Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party

The 26th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m. at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. This is the and#8220;canand#8217;t missand#8221; event of the season and Far West Nordicand#8217;s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. Please plan on attending and bidding on great prizes. Check for updates on the Auction page. Tickets available at until Nov. 4, or, if it doesnand#8217;t sell out, you can purchase tickets at the door. Mark you calendars! Visit or call 530-852-0879.

Good Morning Truckee

offers Winter Ski Resort update

The Nov. 8. Good Morning Truckee is sure to get skiers and boarders excited about another epic ski season. Bob Roberts, president of the California Ski Industry Association (CSIA), will offer an overall update of the industry. The balance of the program will be an energizing, fast-paced line-up of reports on whatand#8217;s new at 10 area resorts.

Good Morning Truckee is a forum presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. Itand#8217;s open to the public second Tuesdays at Truckee Town Hall, 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast. Call 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Letand#8217;s Talk Turkey

Project MANAand#8217;s annual Thanksgiving distribution for families in need will take place Saturday, Nov. 19. Last year, 600 households were able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families, thanks to the communityand#8217;s generosity. Because of the economy, Project MANA is expecting to serve even 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, send checks or donate online at Donations of turkeys are also appreciated. Drop-off points for donated turkeys are the Project MANA office at 948 Incline Way in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center, High Sierra Gardens Nursery and, in Truckee, at the Community Food and Resource Center, 10111 E. Street. Donated turkeys need to be received by Nov. 18. Turkeys received after this deadline will be used for the Christmas program with churches. For more information, please contact Project MANA at 530-582-4079 or 775-298-0008.

Jazz on Sunday

Join Cabin Fever and Truckee High School music students for New Orleans jazz every Sunday in Downtown Truckee in front of Best Pies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., throughout the year weather permitting. Proceeds to benefit the jazz program at Truckee High. For information, contact Cabin Fever 530-448-1298

Truckee Veteranand#8217;s Day

This yearand#8217;s Veteranand#8217;s Day ceremony will be conducted at the and#8220;Vetand#8217;s Buildingand#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. For more information about the local CAP, please visit

Give to Project MANA, receive shopping discout

T Pots Pottery, Lake Tahoe Yarn Co and Napa Auto Parts are having a fundraiser for Project MANA, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Tahoe Yarn Co and T Pots Pottery are having a sale in conjuction with this fund raiser. Bring in four healthy canned or boxed goods and receive five percent off your purchase. Bring in six, eight or 10 items and receive 10 percent, 15 percent and 20 percent off your purchase at the Old Gateway Center Area, 11008 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Look for students from Squaw Valley Academy National Honor Group with signs to show you where donation barrels will be placed. The students will also be available to help you bring things from your car to the barrels. Help restock Project MANAand#8217;s pantry before the holidays. Remember to bring healthy canned or boxed item. For more info please contact Kelly at 530-587-1060 at Lake Tahoe Yarn Co.

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