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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit 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.Holiday Yoga Camp for KidsLotus Yoga for Kids is offering The andamp;#8220;Love andamp; Joyandamp;#8221; Kids Yoga Retreat on Dec. 19 and 20, held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. The camp/retreat runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children ages 5-10 offering basic poses, yoga games, partner poses, meditation, arts and crafts and lots of fun. Mats and smiles provided. Please bring lunch, snack, water bottle, jacket and hat. For more information visit or e-mail Please register in advance at Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720. Lola Zarate fundraiserFriday, Dec. 16, 4-9 p.m., Truckee Elementary School cafeteria to benefit Lola Zarate who is batting cancer. Please go support this family in these difficult moments, there will be music, live raffles and Mexican food come and have fun for a good cause. For more information call Ana Zarate or Gustavo Pena, 530-208-6459 or Micaela Diaz 530-448-4533.Empezando el Viernes 16 de diciembre de 4 p.m. a 9 p.m. en la cafeteria de la escuela Truckee Elementary. El beneficio es por Lola Zarate que se encuentra en muy delicada salud. Vamos a apoyar esta familia en estos momentos tan difciles. El beneficio habra musica en vivo, rifas, comida mexicana y diversin por una buena causa. Para obtener mas informacin. Holiday swim scheduleLooking for something to do with your kids this winter vacation? Need exercise but canandamp;#8217;t get any because there is no snow? Go swimming! The Truckee Community Pool is open during the holiday, with hours in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Monday-Friday 6-9 a.m., lap swim; 1-3 p.m., combo swim; 6-8 p.m. lap swim. Saturday and Sunday, 7-10 a.m., lap swim; 2:30-5:30 p.m. for combo swim. Closed Christmas day, closed Christmas eve and New Yearandamp;#8217;s eve, 7-10 a.m. only. New Yearandamp;#8217;s day open 1-3 p.m. For just $3 for kids and $4 for adults ($5 non residents), you can use the pools equipment and toys. Call the pool hotline for the current schedule 530-582-7725, or visit http://www.tdrpd.comfor the monthly schedule. Rideout winter campRock N Roll Winter Break Camp announced at Tahoe cityandamp;#8217;s rideout Community Center, 740 timberland Lane. Hurry up and sign up for these two fun weeks of holiday camp before they fill up. Shaun has tons of exciting things planned including arts and crafts, games, snow play, field trips and much more. Field trips include bowling, sledding, and trips to Reno, Nev. for Jump Man Jump and a movie. The dates are Dec. 19-22 and Dec. 27-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $135/$115 per session. Call 530-583-3440, ext. 10 with questions or to register.Holiday Swim Camp Come to the pool during your Christmas Holiday for a fun morning camp! Activities include: swim lesson, inner tube water polo, standup paddleboarding, springboard diving, and lifeguard skills, Dec.19-23, 9-11a.m. Open to grades third through fifth. Cost is just $50. Call 530-582-7720 or e-mail for additional information.Holiday festivities at NorthstarThe Village at Northstar will be festive for the holidays, complete with ice skating on the 9,000 square foot outdoor rink, live music daily on the Village Stage, and visits by Santa for the kids at locations throughout the Village Dec. 17-24, noon-2:30 p.m. One-horse sleigh rides will be offered Dec. 17, 18, 22 and 23, daily parades featuring Ripperoo, the Vail Resorts mascot, and other activities are scheduled throughout the season. Visit pet photo contestWhoandamp;#8217;s the best doggie? Who’s the prettiest kitty? Who’s the cutest hamster? And who doesnandamp;#8217;t like to dress his or her pet up in reindeer ears, Santa hats and elf outfits? Submit your silliest, most sumptuous, simply sensational holiday pet photo to the Sierra Sunandamp;#8217;s Facebook page for entry in the Holiday Pet Photo contest through Jan. 1, 2012. Visit to upload your photo on our page. Get your friends and family to andamp;#8220;likeandamp;#8221; your image. First and second prizes will be awarded to the image with the most andamp;#8220;likes.andamp;#8221; Sierra Sun staff will vote for honorable mentions. First prize receives a $50 gift certificate from Barifot Mountain Photo.Winners will be announced in January. Select high resolution images will be printed in the Sierra Sun. The Holiday Pet Photo Contest is sponsored by Barifot Mountain Photo, offering Canon cameras and accessories, photo finishing, digital supplies, frames, albums and gifts at 351 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Visit or call 530-583-5050.Holiday Warm Clothing and Book DriveJoin the giving season magic magic by donating new or gently used warm clothing and childrenandamp;#8217;s books. The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation has participated in a Holiday Food and Clothing Project with other local congregations since 1989. Starting in 2001, the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation took over directing and managing the event. Each year, on the Saturday before Christmas Eve, the event provides food, winter clothing and books to local families in need. Last year, the project supplied more than 26,000 pounds of food to more than 1,100 people. Warm clothing, particularly for children, and childrenandamp;#8217;s books are the focus of the project. This year, there will drop-off locations at the eLearning Cafe, Forever Rox, High Altitude Fitness, Incline Recreation Center and Starbucks in Incline Village, and Plumas Bank and Tahoe Expedition Academy in Kingandamp;#8217;s Beach. Tahoe Expedition Academy is partnering with the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation to provide and monitor the barrels placed around at the drop off locations.Holiday Hope: Adopt a FamilyThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance and the Placer County Sheriffandamp;#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 donorandamp;#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.Local male mentors neededBig Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a childandamp;#8217;s life while doing all the fun activities you love! The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has more than 10 children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe has six. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail or visit

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