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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Your news makesthe Sierra Sun shineContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. 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.Soup andamp; Chili Showdown 2012Cold temperatures and early sunsets means its time for a warm evening along side friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. Join them for an evening of tasty soups, delicious chilis, and full stomachs!The andamp;#8220;Soup and Chili Showdownandamp;#8221; is going into its third year at the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City and will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this year’s event which will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division. Entry into the friendly competition is free but pre-registration is required. For more information contact Shaun, recreation coordinator for the Tahoe City Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext.14.Ski for andamp;#8216;Meals’Thanks to a generous donation from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Sierra Senior Services is selling 200 half price lift tickets which benefits the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Meals On Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs.Tickets cost $42 and are valid for one day during the week of Sunday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 3. Pick your day ’cause snow is on its way. Take advantage of this bargain price (regular daily adult lift tickets cost $84). Purchase tickets online at http://www.sierraseniors.org or at the annual Spaghetti Bingo dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Truckee Community Center. All proceeds for both events benefit the meals program.North Tahoe Fire District,Christmas tree recyclingThe 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. at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, on National Avenue and the Tahoe City PUD lower parking lot on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City.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 with questions.Truckee Rotary Foundation seeks needy projectsThe Truckee Rotary Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow their annual donation. This year the foundation has $4,000 to donate for various projects. The Truckee Rotary Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160. Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Randall at 530-582-7720. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.Turtleneck Tuesdays at NorthstarEnjoy your favorite grooves from the 70s and 80s while you skate ’round the 9,000 square-foot rink. Join Northstar California for Turtleneck Tuesdays every Tuesday evening through March 20, 6-9 p.m. on the ice skating rink in The Village.While you’re there, take advantage of the warm outdoor fire pits and enjoy a drink and s’mores from the Cabana Bars.It’s free to skate and if you need rentals they will be available for $5 a pair. Call 800-466-6784for information.License Plate for PowderBuy a Tahoe License Plate and ski for free. Get two free Alpine or Nordic tickets to the resort of your choice when you buy a Tahoe license plate through April 15, 2012. Tahoe license plate fees help support trails, parks, water quality and restoration projects at Lake Tahoe.Tickets valid for the 2011/2012 season while supplies last, limited black-out dates. Visit http://www.tahoefund.org/tahoeplates/license-plate-for-powder.Musical Theatre Class at InnerRhythms!Love acting? Love singing? Love musical theatre? InnerRhythms will begin a new class with singing and theatrical technique taught by Peggy Boelk, the well-known and exceptionally talented Truckee High School Theatre Director. This class will be held Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. for middle school students and offers performance opportunities throughout the spring and summer for students in grades sixth-eighth. The first trial class is free.Contact InnerRhythms at info@innerrhythms.org or 530-550-8464. All classes will be held at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, in Truckee’s Citizen’s Bank Plaza. Reserve a space at http://www.innerrhythms.org.Snow parking rules in effect, snow or notThe Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Placer County Parking Enforcement would like to remind residents and tourists about snow parking in the North Lake Tahoe area. Placer County Code 10.12.02 B. states andamp;#8220;it is unlawful to park on any public roadway, or on the shoulders of the roadway andamp;#8230; during the period commencing Nov. 1 of the year and continuing to the following May 1, except in areas specifically designated by signs to permit such parking. Another Placer County Code to consider is PCC 10.12.030 B which states andamp;#8220;parked on a roadway, blocking plow or emergency equipment,andamp;#8221; is unlawful.If your vehicle is parked on the roadway Nov. 1 to May 1, your vehicle may be cited and/or towed by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Parking Enforcement or the California Highway Patrol. The snowstakes installed on the highway serve as a guide for Cal-Trans snow removal and not as a guideline for vehicles to park on the shoulder. This Placer County Code is in effect whether snow is on the roadway or not.If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Helen Thomson at 530-581-6300.Winter Adventureswith Tahoe Adventure CompanyJoin Tahoe Adventure Company for an evening under the night sky! Watch the sky light up as the sun sets and the moon and stars rise while you trek through a snowy forest on an Evening Snowshoe Adventures.Join a Full Moon or Astronomy Snowshoe Tours and experience the Sierra tranquility under the mysteries of the night sky. Increase your knowledge of Tahoe’s natural and human history with jaw dropping views of Lake Tahoe illuminated by the moonlight on our Full Moon Snowshoe. Cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks and more stargazing. Cost is $65 per person. Full Moon Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 8, 5-8 p.m. and Friday, April 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.Are you an astronomy buff? Or a novice who wants to learn more about the skies above? Join a Star Tour Snowshoe Adventure with professional astronomer Tony Berendsen! Enjoy a sunset snowshoe tour complete with natural and human history discussions, followed by a Star Tour with Berendsen. Berendsen enlightens the crowd using his high aperture telescopes, poetry, and extensive knowledge. Hot drinks and snacks are served. Cost is $75 per person and the time is 4:30-8:30 p.m.2011-12 Star Tour Snowshoe DatesSaturday, Feb. 18, Taurus the Bull on HighSaturday, March 24, Regulus and Mars; war in the skyLooking for the perfect gift? The Gift of Adventure is a great way to share a unique experience with someone special and provides long-lasting memories. This holiday, gift an experience to someone special. Gift Certificates can be redeemed for Winter or Summer Adventures and Kayak/SUP rentals. Call 530-913-9212, e-mail LetsGo@TahoeAdventureCompany.com or visit http://www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com for more details or to purchase online. I have a first draft workshopThe newest Tangled Roots Writing workshop: andamp;#8220;I Have a First Draft: Shaping and Revision.andamp;#8221; A small dedicated group will meet once a month for three months to develop further a rough draft into a more refined structure. Considers craft of revision. A large part of the workshop will focus on progressive feedback on writing in progress. The dates are Jan. 22, Feb. 5, and March 11, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $135. Call Karen for more information 530-386-3901, visit http://www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com or Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.andamp;#8220;An Artisan Januaryandamp;#8221;North Tahoe Arts invites you to join in celebrating the beginning of a new year at Lake Tahoe. Let the snow fall. The Artisan Shop artists will exhibit a special selection of work in the Main Gallery during the month of January. These artists live and work in the Lake Tahoe area and their art work reflects the beauty that is so wonderful, awe inspiring and totally unique in this beautiful region. Stop by Friday, Jan. 13 for the opening reception, 5-7 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-581-2787 or e-mail info@northtahoearts.com, visit http://www.northtahoearts.com.30 years of Weekly covers exhibitedThe Weekly magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 with an exhibit of 30 years of Weekly covers at North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City through Feb. 27. Covers feature winter and summer recreation, local faces, local events and a great look at Tahoe and Truckee. The highlight of the exhibit is the first edition, which published on Feb. 18, 1982, as andamp;#8220;North Tahoe Week.andamp;#8221; There will be a 30th anniversary party on Feb. 11, location TBD, in which everyone will be invited to help celebrate the 30th anniversary. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.Recycle your Christmas tree in Truckee Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees the week of Jan. 16-20. Trees must be cut into four foot segments and be clean of all decorations including tinsel, flocking, lights, stands and nails. Trees should be easily accessible and placed at curbside next to the trash. Free curbside pickup is for one week only. For more information, please call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148. Free Christmas tree drop-off: New this year, Christmas trees may be dropped off for free recycling. Drop locations include the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, the Glenshire Clubhouse and the 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio station parking lot behind Smokey’s Kitchen at 12030 Donner Pass Road. Drop-off locations are available through Jan. 20. The dumpsters are for clean, undecorated trees only. Please do not place trash and or recycling in the bins. For additional information about trash and recycling in Truckee visit http://www.keeptruckeegreen.org.Mobility needs assessmentThe Town of Truckee is conducting a mobility needs assessment study that will identify potential mobility gaps for residents and visitors. Public outreach is an integral component, and opportunities for citizen involvement will be available throughout the study. Please visit the Facebook page (andamp;#8220;Town of Truckee Mobility Needs Studyandamp;#8221;) or contact Kristina Svensk at kristina@lsctahoe.com for more information.Wildlife in Wild PlacesA Call to Artists for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. This is an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail to info@northtahoearts.com. Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is Friday, March 3. Deadline for applications is Feb. 17, 2012. Please call North Tahoe Arts 530-581-2787 for details.Children’s Youth Chorus A performance-based course designed for students ages 8-14 focuses on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. If you’d like to enroll your child in the Children’s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or shauna@tahoemusicinstitute.com. Visit http://www.tahoemusicinstitute.com for more information. Located at 2810 Lake Forest Road, Ste. M, Tahoe City.