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Parentand#8217;s Day Out

Need a few hours off? Take your children to a TV-free, positive, engaged environment (activities, crafts, outdoor play) Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kings Beach Parentsand#8217; Co-op, 8082 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. All ages welcome. Cost is $30 for first child, $15 for siblings. Small healthy snacks provided, please bring lunch for your child. Babysitting provided by CPR/first aid certified and background checked Co-op parent volunteers. Call 530-546-7519 to reserve your spot.

Caboose kickersand#8217; childrenand#8217;s terrain park competition announced

Sugar Bowl Resort has partnered with KidZone Museum to host four childrenand#8217;s terrain park competitions. The first competition is Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-noon in the Caboose Terrain Park.

Competition entry fee is $15 and participants receive half-price lift tickets and a free barbecue voucher. Prizes for winners include Dynastar skis, a Flow snowboard, a Giro helmet, jackets from M3 and Vans and other prizes. Registration for all competitions begins at 9 a.m. in the Judah Lodge. All kids 12 and under are welcome to compete and must wear a helmet.

Other competition dates are scheduled for Feb. 12, March 18 and April 15. Visit http://www.sugarbowl.com/park-competitions.

Ski and ride for $40 or less to benefit local schools

Take advantage of discounted lift tickets and support local education when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools lift tickets to participating resorts. Northstar California, $40 lift ticket valid any one day, Jan. 8-13; Tahoe Donner Cross Country, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 8-13; Tahoe Cross Country, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 22- Jan. 27; Homewood Mountain Resort, $30 lift ticket valid any one day Jan. 22-27; Tahoe Donner Ski Area, $25 lift ticket valid any one day Jan. 30-Feb. 5; Royal Gorge, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 30-Feb. 5; Sugar Bowl, $35 lift ticket valid any one day from March 24-30; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort April 15-end of season.

Downhill resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the valid dates at Porters Sports locations in Truckee and Tahoe City and cross-country resort tickets may be purchased the week prior at Pacoand#8217;s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable. The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, visit http://www.exined.org.

North Tahoe Fire District Christmas Tree recycling

The North Tahoe Fire Protection District in collaboration with North Tahoe PUD and the Tahoe City PUD are offering a post holiday, Christmas Tree Chipping Program. Residents are encouraged to drop off clean Christmas trees for recycling through Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.

The drop off locations are Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, on National Avenue and the Tahoe City PUD lower parking lot on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City, just above the Chevron station going north from the and#8220;Yand#8221; on Highway 89. The drop off area will be designated with orange cones.

All decorations, lights, tinsel, etc., must be removed from the trees. Wreaths, stumps and other green waste cannot be accepted. This program is an alternative to the landfill option.

As a reminder, dried out Christmas trees pose a significant fire hazard and recycling is the right thing to do. Call the North Tahoe Fire Chipping Hotline at 530-546-4347.