Tahoe Truckee community announcements
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com 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.Holiday happeningsPlease visit sierrasun.com for holiday happenings in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.Poetry reading at The BookshelfThe Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, 11310 Donner Pass Road, Truckee will host a poetry reading Dec. 7, 6 p.m. at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, Truckee, in the Gateway Shopping Center (Safeway). Join a celebration of local poet Sam Doctorsandamp;#8217; collection: andamp;#8220;Moods and Moments of a Restless Mind.andamp;#8221; This is a free event, all are welcome. For information call 530-582-0515.Winter Film SeriesExperience Norwayandamp;#8217;s Wild WestWinter is here and Alpenglow Sports is proud to announce the second installment of their annual Winter Film Series. World-famous ski mountaineer Andrew McLean will present, andamp;#8220;Norwayandamp;#8217;s Wild Westandamp;#8221; Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at the Sawtooth Ridge Caf, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Join Salt Lake City and ski mountaineering icon Andrew McLean for a three-part trip to Norwayandamp;#8217;s Spitsbergen archipelago. Situated in the Arctic Circle, the area provides world-class skiing, trekking, sailing and adventure. Tour through abandoned Russian ghost towns, dodge Polar Bear tracks in the fog, and savor the worldandamp;#8217;s most expensive snowmobile ride in a land where the sun never sets. The show is free. Amazing raffle prizes to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC). Please come early for good seats. The Sawtooth Ridge Caf will serve dinner specials beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 with questions. Truckee Arts League to support new Performing Arts CenterA group of arts organizations and performing art professionals based in the greater Truckee area have formed the Truckee Arts League to support the building of a Performing Arts Center at the Community Arts Center (Old Rec Center) in Downtown Truckee, owned and operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District. Years of planning have culminated in a critical decision faced by the Board of the District on how to move forward with developing plans. The League is encouraging all local arts professionals and patrons to attend the District Board meeting at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, at the Pioneer Center round-a-bout, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. to show your support or just learn more. The League will be having a strategy meeting at the Coffeebar on Jibboom Street Dec. 8, 3 p.m. before the District meeting. Any arts professional who would like to participate in the League, or learn more, please contact Michael Rogers at 530-587-5160 or e-mail email@example.com.Soroptimist seek applicants for Womenandamp;#8217;s Opportunity AwardsRecipients to receive cash grants for educational expenses. Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to go back to school can now obtain applications for the Womenandamp;#8217;s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donnerandamp;#8217;s major service project. Applications are available by contacting Noel Trim at 530-308-3566 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and references must be returned to Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner by Dec. 15, 2011.For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, call President Lil Schaller at 530-550-5007.Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces Sugar Bowl Ski Day The annual Tahoe SAFE Alliance Ski Day at Sugar Bowl is just around the corner. For more than 10 years Sugar Bowl has shown their support by donating all-day lift tickets to Tahoe SAFE Alliance. Sugar Bowl Ski Day tickets are priced at $35 providing ski enthusiasts with huge savings. Generously, your Sugar Bowl Ski Day tickets are valid Jan. 22 through Jan. 26, 2012. With Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s great terrain you are guaranteed a fantastic time on the slopes, all the while supporting a local nonprofit. Purchase your tickets at http://www.tahoesafealliance.org today.Tickets will be available for pick-up only Jan. 22 at will-call at Sugar Bowl. Tickets must be purchased before Jan. 20, 2011. Unlike years past, tickets are valid for five days. For additional information call 775-298-0010 or e-mail email@example.com.Truckee Ice Skating Rink Open The Truckee Ice Rink offers great family fun at affordable prices. New this year andamp;#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.