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 events for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail for print submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Building skills, changing lives:Adult literacy tutors neededHelp adults achieve their goals by strengthening their reading skills. Placer County Adult Literacy Services will provide training to get you off to a solid start, then match you with a learner and provide all the materials you need to be successful. You may be helping your student with reading, writing or GED preparation. You could also help someone find a new job or start a new career. The role of literacy tutor is closer to a coach than a teacher. If you are willing to help an adult overcome obstacles and succeed in reaching their goals, please come to our informational meeting at Kings Beach Library, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Make a difference in our community!Contact Anne Greenwood/Kings Beach Library at 530-546-2021 with questions.Sierra Sun to host joint chamber mixerThe Sierra Sun will host a joint North Lake Tahoe/CVB/Resort Association and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., at 12315 Deerfield Drive in Truckee.The spooky themed event, open to chamber of commerce members, is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and meet new business people at the Sierra Sun’s main office, located behind the Chevron gas station and Taco Bell. There will be appetizers, wine, hot cider and raffle prizes.For more information call 530-581-876. Visit http://www.nltra.org and http://www.townoftruckee.com.Opening reception forIn Disguise! at Sierra CollegeCurrently on display at Sierra College’s Tahoe Truckee Campus are almost 100 masks produced by students and faculty in ceramics, design, drawing, photography, and digital art classes. Prepare to be spooked, awed, and engaged by the variety of interpretations of a mask assignments – a collaboration project between the Art and Applied Arts departments. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 4-5:30 p.m. The Student Art Club, More Creative, will sponsor a hands-on mask-making project for all ages during the opening. Display runs through Nov. 1.Trick or Treat on the Downtown StreetsJoin the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District for Halloween fun Friday, Oct. 26 in Historic Downtown Truckee! Safe Trick or Treat through the downtown streets begins at 4:30 p.m. (look for the pumpkins on the doors of participating businesses) with a costume contest at the Train Depot at 5:30 p.m. Then, join the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District for the annual Halloween Parade. Leaves the depot at 6 p.m. sharp and ends at the Community Arts Center on Church Street.Mark Swinney to speakInternational speaker Mark Swinney will present a talk titled, “Eternal life: Could it be that God didn’t intend us to age?” on Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. “Claiming one’s identity as God’s offspring brings countless freedoms,” said Swinney. “As God’s spiritual creations, we don’t necessarily need to be slaves to time. We don’t need to wait to become fully who we are. Time doesn’t have the power to erode who we are, dilute our intelligence, or sap our strength.”Swinney’s ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. Swinney is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He travels from his home in Sandia Park, New Mexico, USA.For more information or to register call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981.Pumpkinpalooza! at Kings Beach LibraryIt’s Pumpkinpalooza at the Kings Beach Library. Take in a decorated pumpkin based on your favorite picture book or literary character through Oct. 27. Painted and embellished pumpkins only, please. Carved pumpkins will not be accepted. Pumpkins will be displayed around the library until the Great Pumpkin Party on Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Stop by for pumpkin pie and cider. Submissions will be judged and prizes awarded for the best entries in each age group. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, call 530-546-2021.Big Truck Day and Open House announcedComing Saturday, Oct. 27. Take your child of any age to the new Town Corporation Yard from noon-3 p.m. to see all the heavy equipment and the Care Flight helicopter along with the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe adoption day and meet Smokey Bear. The event is at the Public Service Center and US Forest Service, located at 10811 Stockrest Springs Road, (off Donner Pass Road, north of Glenshire Drive). Call TDRPD at 550-4457 for more info.Spooky Tales at the Truckee LibraryGo in costume to the Truckee Library on Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Listen to stories that are not terribly scary, some fun tales, some surprises and a costume parade through the Library so that all may see your disguises. Spooky Tales at the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Ave., Truckee. For school-age children and up, admission is free. For more information visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/library or call 530-582-7846.Tahoe City offering Safe Trick or TreatTahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation District is offering a safe place to trick or treat on Halloween. Dress up in your spookiest costume and join them at Heritage Plaza in downtown Tahoe City, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. Bags, glow necklaces and a few sweets will be provided for starters.What to do on a snow dayDon’t know what to do when school is canceled? A full day program during TTUSD snow days will be held at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 9-5 p.m. for $32 per day. Remember to take your lunch and enjoy the supervised games and activities. Call the office at 530-583-3440 to register.Free yard waste drop offTruckee Residents may drop-off up to 6 yards, approximately 40 bags, of yard waste free through Nov. 10 at the Eastern Regional Landfill, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Proof of residency is required so bring your local ID or an ID with a utility bill. Participants must upload their own yard waste. If the yard waste is transported in bags, participants will be required to unload the bags. In addition, the curbside collection of green bags continues. Keep in mind only four bags are picked up each week. If you have a large pile of bags it may be to your advantage to drop them off for free at the Eastern Regional Landfill. Green bags covered in snow will be left. To receive curbside pickup, green bags must be accessible, tied and weighing no more than 40 lbs. each.Soroptimist toy drive announcedChristmas may be a few months away, however, the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are preparing for their Annual Toy Drive! For nearly 30 years, the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, in cooperation with Truckee Community Christmas, has collected toys for Truckee’s less fortunate children. Last year, more than 515 children received toys generously donated by the Truckee Community. Beginning Nov. 16, their signature Red Toy Collection Barrels will appear in many local businesses where toy donations can be made. They hope your holiday plans include supporting this community toy drive. For information on the Toy Drive or if your business would like to be a Toy Collection Site, please call Alissa Just at 530-587-6681, ext. 11 or email email@example.com.Holiday Hope announcedHoliday Hope, the North Lake Family Resource Center and Tahoe SAFE Alliance sponsored program, provides help for North Lake Tahoe area families who face economic challenges, job loss or unexpected hardships. You can participate by adopting a family and providing clothing, toys, and food to create a happy holiday season for them. Groups of friends or co-workers can join together and adopt a family. You choose the family size, amount of your donation, and the gifts that you will buy from the family’s list of needs. Last year, 94 local families were given hope during a holiday season when they otherwise would have gone without. Please open your heart and become a donor for this worthy cause. Become a part of Holiday Hope 2012 by calling Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft at the North Lake Family Resource Center, 530-546-0952. She will be happy to give you more details and match you with a family.
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