Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Congratulations, D. Mark Brown

D. Mark Brown, D.C., Truckee Town Councilman was appointed as the vice chairman of the Administrative Services Policy Committee of the League of California Cities for 2012. The League of California Cities was established in 1898 as a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials. They represent 468 cities within California. The Committee on Administrative Services reviews election law and administration, insurance and tort reform, open meeting law, (the Brown Act), the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act and other conflict of interest laws, and regulation of smoking and tobacco products. There are more than 50 people appointed to the committee from all 16 districts within California as well as from the caucuses within the League of California Cities. Dr. Brown is finishing his second year of his second term on the Truckee Town Council. He also sits on the Nevada County Hazardous and Solid Waste Commission. He has practiced chiropractic for 30 years in Irvine and in Truckee. His current office is located at 12242 Business Park Drive, Truckee.

Dead Winter Carpenters to play Creekside Fundraiser

Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Creekside Cooperative Charter School will host a fall benefit concert featuring Tahoeand#8217;s own Dead Winter Carpenters Friday, Nov. 18, at Dockside 700, located just below the Tahoe Yacht Club at 700 North Lake Blvd.

Benefit tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee and Tahoe City. The show begins at 9 p.m. with Dockside 700 opening its restaurant at 6 p.m. for those wishing to dine from a special menu created for the evening. Visit

Gathering the Tribe

A Tribe of Many Nations (TMN), Sierra Nevada Collegeand#8217;s Native American Club, is bringing their first guest speaker to Incline Village, Nev., Nov. 19. Spiritual man and public speaker Douglas Duncan of the Pomo nation will be will give a cultural talk and Native dancers will perform a traditional dance. Tribe of Many Nations is happy to have club member Inaki Martinez-Creel perform on the didgeridoo, a woodwind instrument developed by the indigenous peoples of Australia. The event is free and open to the public, 5-8 p.m.-ish in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on Sierra Nevada Collegeand#8217;s campus in rooms 139/141.

Giving thanks with half-off pet adoptions

at Placer County Animal Shelters

Celebrate the season of giving with half off pet adoptions through Dec. 15. A New Hope Animal Foundation is offering half off the cost of adoptions for all animals at the Placer County animal shelters in Auburn and in Tahoe Vista. and#8220;Offering this promotion is our way of saying thank you to our community and to help orphaned pets find their new homes for the holidays! When someone adopts a new pet from these animals shelters, they also receive more than $250 worth of services with their adoption including heartworm testing, vaccinations, microchipping (and registration) and a free initial vet exam from participating vet clinics,and#8221; said Lynn Howe, president and founder of A New Hope Animal Foundation. All animals housed at both shelters are eligible for this promotion. The Tahoe Vista shelter is located at 849 Shelter Road, Tahoe Vista. You can preview the animals available for adoption at and For more information call 530-546-1990.

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

Tahoe Maritime Museum open house

Join the Tahoe Maritime Museum Saturday, Nov. 19, for an Fall Open House free for all Tahoe/Truckee/Reno area locals. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to check out the main exhibit, Gar Woodand#8217;s Tahoe Legacy, drive the boat simulator, and enjoy fun and educational childrenand#8217;s activities throughout the day. Special artifacts will also be on display for the Open House only. It will be a fun day for all ages, take the entire family to 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. Take your ID or some other form with proof of residency, $5 admission for non-locals. Children 12 and under free as always. Visit or call 530-525-9253.

North Tahoe Commercial Chamber Mixer

North Tahoe Commercial, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m., The Rock, 11197 Brockway Road, Ste. 5, Truckee. Located in the suite adjacent to Fifty Fifty Brewing in the central courtyard. Youand#8217;re invited to a very special event, and#8220;The Rock Holiday Launch Mixer!and#8221;

North Tahoe Commercial along with businesses at The Rock will be hosting multiple open houses with drinks and great food. Join them for a fun way to kick off the holiday season! Good food, good people, great raffle gifts. Bring your business cards. See you there!

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