Truckee Tahoe community annoncements

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Live music conscious dance event at InnerRhythms

Express yourself at and#8220;Reach for the Mountaintops, then you shall truly Dance,and#8221; a live music and dance celebration of life event at InnerRhythms, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Experience Conscious Dance with Mandra, a trio of musicians playing didgeridoo, flute, tabla, hand percussion and guitar. This collaboration takes the dance experience to a new level with intentionally created waves of music, opening dancers to feel, express and release their inner dance in vibration with instruments and voice. Join an exceptional evening to move and enjoy the transcendent music of Mandra, meaning pleasant, charming, sweet sounds in Sanskrit and#8212; the creative energies of musicians David Blonski, Peter Fairley and Jim Eaglesmith. Sierra Conscious Dance facilitator Laurie Martin, and#8220;Ah-Museand#8221; will be your guide. No dance experience is necessary. All are welcome and the cost is $15. Contact Martin at 530-913-8256, for more information. Visit

Saturday night service at Church of the Mountains

Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church will offer an additional service on Saturday nights starting Nov. 13. Join Pastor Kathleen Mahoney and the Church of the Mountains praise band for this contemporary evening service beginning at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join in worship and celebrate the unconditional love of God for all people. Families are welcome and children will have the opportunity to learn through activities provided during service. Church of the Mountains is located at 10079 Church St. at the east end of Downtown Truckee. For more information or call 587-4407. A traditional Sunday service is offered each Sunday at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and nursery care for children and a coffee hour following service.

Handmade Sierra Holiday call to artists

Sierra College announces the inaugural Handmade Sierra Holiday: Fine Art and Craft Sale. All artisans from painters and printmakers to fine woodworkers, jewelers, potters, soap makers and more may rent display space for $25. The application deadline for vendors is Nov. 25.

and#8220;Sierra College is the perfect place to showcase the extraordinary local talent of our students and community artists,and#8221; said ceramics instructor Melanie Frakes.

The event will take place on the Tahoe-Truckee campus, 11001 College Trail, Saturday, Dec. 3, noon-5 p.m. The event is free for browsers and shoppers.

For more information and to request a vendor application, e-mail Melanie Frakes at, or search for the and#8220;Sierra Holiday Fine art and crafts saleand#8221; link at

Holiday Hope: Adopt a Family

The North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance and the Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office are hoping to make a difference for families in the community this holiday season through the Holiday Hope Adopt-a-Family Program. Holiday Hope is a rewarding way to celebrate the spirit of giving through the holiday season.

Last year, more than 100 families received meals, toys, and warm clothing through the program. With support from the community this holiday season, these organizations hope to again provide relief to families who face every day challenges, job loss, or unexpected hardships. Families can be adopted by a group of friends, business, family or individuals. Adopting a family will help provide warm clothing, food and toys to families that would otherwise go without. Each family is carefully paired with a donor or donor group and it is up to the donorand#8217;s discretion as to how much to contribute. Gifts are due Dec. 16 and will be delivered to the family a week prior to the holidays.

For more information about Holiday Hope or to adopt a family, please call Ana Liz Servin Bancroft at 530-546-0952 or Cecilia Morales at 530-546-7804.

Jazz on Sunday

Join Cabin Fever and Truckee High School music students for New Orleans jazz every Sunday in Downtown Truckee in front of Best Pies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., throughout the year weather permitting. Proceeds to benefit the jazz program at Truckee High. For information, contact Cabin Fever 530-448-1298

12th annual Tahoe Cross Country Ski Swap

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is hosting its 12th annual Tahoe XC Ski Swap Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City. The biggest cross country ski swap in Tahoe, dedicated to the Nordic sports of skate skiing, classic, light touring, snowshoe, telemark, and backcountry skiing. Register sale items Friday, Nov. 11, 2-9 p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale. Admission is free, and a hot Nordic breakfast will be available 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the trailhead. Visit or call 530-583-5475. The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association serves hundreds of local children in the community providing free and affordable access to cross country skiing. Programs include Strider Gliders After School Ski Program, the Winter Discovery Center and Free Skiing for Schools.

Give to Project MANA, receive shopping discount

T Pots Pottery, Lake Tahoe Yarn Co and Napa Auto Parts are having a fundraiser for Project MANA, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Tahoe Yarn Co and T Pots Pottery are having a sale in conjunction with this fund raiser. Bring in four healthy canned or boxed goods and receive five percent off your purchase. Bring in six, eight or 10 items and receive 10 percent, 15 percent and 20 percent off your purchase at the Old Gateway Center Area, 11008 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Look for students from Squaw Valley Academy National Honor Group with signs. Help restock Project MANAand#8217;s pantry before the holidays. Remember to bring healthy canned or boxed item. For more info please contact Kelly at 530-587-1060 at Lake Tahoe Yarn Co.

Tahoe League for Charity awards 12 grants

Tahoe League for Charity will award 12 grants to nonprofits totaling $8,000, Monday, Nov. 14, during their monthly luncheon meeting at Jake’s on the Lake starting at 11:30 a.m. A representative from each of the 12 charities will be sharing there goals and how they plan to use the granted funds. Guests and potential members are welcome to attend. Please contact Carole Eichhorn at 530-546-5650 for information and reservation. The Board meeting will precede the luncheon, starting at 10 a.m. Tahoe League for Charity is a social and a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to benefit the local communities of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee by providing scholarships to local high school students and grants to other local non-profit organizations. During the past 10 years, Tahoe League for Charity has donated more than $200,000 to the community. Visit

Schools to help Project MANA

During the month of November Project MANA is collecting can food to help support families in need. Please join in and help support the quality of the community. Drop off canned goods to any of the Truckee schools (Truckee Elementary, Glenshire, Alder Creek, and of course, Truckee High). Accepting donations until Nov. 16.

School Bus Transportation Public Meeting

A public meeting will be held to discuss options for budget reductions including a potential increase to buss pass fees, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For questions please contact Nanette Rondeau, director of transportation at 550-0745.

Time for giving

8th Annual Soroptishop Fundraiser

Join the Soroptimist for holiday shopping appetizers, wine and friendship Thursday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. at the home of member Stephanie Piccirelli, $5 includes one raffle ticket. Tickets sold at the door. Complimentary valet parking. Bring friends and family. Soroptishop is a wonderful event for holiday shopping and hosting with 20 vendors at 12568 Union Mills Road. Truckee directions: Take Interstate 80, exit 190 Overland Trai, head north, take right on Union Mills Road, follow for about 2 miles, take left on Union Mills Road (again) after equestrian center, last house at end of street. Phone 760-815-0128. All proceeds go directly to Courage House, visit

Register today: Leonids Meteor Shower event

Once a year, the Tahoe Basinand#8217;s night sky erupts with a flurry of shooting stars. The Leonids Meteor Shower is a sight not to be missed, and where better to view this natural phenomenon than through the clear autumn sky above Lake Tahoe?

Join Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Space Science for Schools to learn from knowledgeable guides about the Leonids Meteor Shower Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. This free, family friendly gazing party will be an event you, your friends and your family are sure to never forget. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, warm blankets, winter jacket and hat, snacks and hot chocolate. Minimal hiking involved. Directions to the trailhead will be provided upon registration for this event.

You must register in advance for this event. Online registration is now required for all TRTA programs and can be completed at For more information call 775-298-0012 or e-mail Tom at

Note: This event is subject to cancellation due to a cloudy or snowy weather forecast. Registrants will be notified via e-mail.

Winter Film Series returns

Winter is right around the corner and to celebrate, Alpenglow Sports is commencing their 4th annual Winter Film Series. Local hero Dave Nettle launches the series in true Tahoe fashion, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. at the Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Calif.

Join Nettle for an evening of stories and images from his most recent trip to the spectacularly remote granite walls in the heart of central Asia. Along with veteran Sierra climbers Jim Barnes, Paul Adams and Reuben Shelton, Nettle and#8217;s show will highlight a trip into an amazing and rugged part of the world. In true Nettle fashion, the story culminates with the groupand#8217;s one-day ascent of the Russian Tower via the world-famous, and highly coveted, 2,500 vertical-foot Perestroika Route.

All shows are free and designed to motivate, inspire and educate. Amazing raffle prizes from gracious sponsors Sherpa. All proceeds to benefit Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC), an amazing organization making positive change.

Please come early for good seats. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 with questions.

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