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.

Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary selling coffee, cookbooks

The Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary is raising funds again this holiday season with sales of Seeand#8217;s Candies and gourmet coffee roasted on the North Shore by Tahoe City’s Coffee Connexion (in the Lighthouse Center). Six blends of coffee are available in one-pound holiday bags for $10/lb. The acclaimed Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary Cookbook is also on sale with great recipes from local chefs. It makes a terrific holiday gift. To place an order for coffee, candy, or the cookbook, contact Carol at 530-525-1970. Orders will be collected Wednesday, Nov. 23. Coffee and candy deliveries will be the second week of December.

North Tahoe Commercial Chamber Mixer

North Tahoe Commercial, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m., The Rock, 11197 Brockway Road, Ste. 5, Truckee. Located in the suite adjacent to Fifty Fifty Brewing in the central courtyard. Youand#8217;re invited to a very special event, and#8220;The Rock Holiday Launch Mixer!and#8221;

North Tahoe Commercial along with businesses at The Rock will be hosting multiple open houses with drinks and great food. Join them for a fun way to kick off the holiday season! Good food, good people, great raffle gifts. Bring your business cards.

Gallery Keoki VIP event

Share shoulder season cheer before the holiday season Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m., at Gallery Keoki, 1850 South Village Road, Olympic Valley. Framed inventory and gift items will be 20-40 percent off, with North Lake Tahoe Chamber members receiving and additional 10 percent off. Hors dand#8217;oeuvres and beverages provided, music by Tuck Wilson.

Candy sales on now

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is taking orders for Seeand#8217;s Candy for the holidays. Purchase Seeand#8217;s candies 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 530-550-5007. Orders are due by Nov. 30 and will be delivered Dec. 12.

Truckee Ice Skating Rink open

The Truckee Ice Rink offers great family fun at affordable prices. New this year and#8212; a heated party room! Public skating, skate rentals, party rentals, broomball rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons, adult drop in and league hockey, all on the best ice around. Sit by the bonfire and listen to the music under overhead lights, just 1/2 mile south of Downtown Truckee in the Regional Park. Open daily during holiday periods and weekends at noon. Open Wednesday-Fridays at 3 p.m. after the Thanksgiving holidays. Adults skate for only $5 (district residents), and children for $3. Non residents $6 and skate rentals for $2. Season passes available. Figure skating, ice dancing, broomball and hockey leagues and classes booking now. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.

Giving thanks with half-off pet adoptions

at Placer County Animal Shelters

Celebrate the season of giving with half off pet adoptions through Dec. 15. A New Hope Animal Foundation is offering half off the cost of adoptions for all animals at the Placer County animal shelters in Auburn and in Tahoe Vista. and#8220;Offering this promotion is our way of saying thank you to our community and to help orphaned pets find their new homes for the holidays! When someone adopts a new pet from these animals shelters, they also receive more than $250 worth of services with their adoption including heartworm testing, vaccinations, microchipping (and registration) and a free initial vet exam from participating vet clinics,and#8221; said Lynn Howe, president and founder of A New Hope Animal Foundation. All animals housed at both shelters are eligible for this promotion. The Tahoe Vista shelter is located at 849 Shelter Road, Tahoe Vista. You can preview the animals available for adoption at and For more information call 530-546-1990.

Scouts raising funds for camp

Tahoe 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.

Holiday Wish Box needs volunteers

Grant $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.

Wreaths Across America

The Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will once again participate in the annual and#8220;Wreaths Across Americaand#8221; program with observances in Fernley, Las Vegas and Winnemucca, Nev. This event honors our nationand#8217;s fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen. Taking place at locations throughout the United States, including the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev., the ceremonies begin simultaneously at all locations Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 9 a.m. For information contact the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron 530-563-6611 or e-mail

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