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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;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.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.Free Community Avalanche SeminarAlpenglow Sports has partnered with outdoor industry leader Backcountry Access (Boulder, Colo.) to provide a free community avalanche awareness event. Please join Alpenglow Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. for a fun-filled, free, and educational evening. Please bring your favorite beacon, a headlamp and appropriate clothing for cold weather. BCA swag will be awarded for correct answers inside and fast Tracker recovery times outside!Food and drink provided. Twenty percent discounts will be available on Backcountry Access beacons. Please call Alpenglow Sports 530-583-6917 with questions.Telethon Truckee High band fundraiser announcedThe 12th annual Truckee High telethon, a fundraiser for the band program, will occur Saturday, Jan. 28, 3-9 p.m. live on Truckee Cable channels 6 and 24 and also streaming live at Telethon is six hours of live entertainment, produced and hosted by the Truckee High School Band students. During the six-hour Telethon, all those who would like to support the band may call in with donations and music requests. Donations will qualify supporters to be entered in raffle drawings each hour. One hundred percent of Telethon donations support the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band or Concert Band programs at Truckee High. Music is the only arts program at the high school offered daily, year round, allowing students to master one or many instruments and qualify for college awards and scholarships. Truckee High Music Department is dedicated to making sure band opportunities are available for students of all socio-economic levels to participate.To support this program, call 530-582-2777 during Telethon, Saturday Jan. 28, 3-9 p.m. or visit anytime to donate by check or credit card. Donations are tax-deductible.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 yearandamp;#8217;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;Mealsandamp;#8217;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 andamp;#8217;cause snow is on its way. Take advantage of this bargain price (regular daily adult lift tickets cost $84). Purchase tickets online at 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.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 or 530-550-8464. All classes will be held at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, in Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Citizenandamp;#8217;s Bank Plaza. Reserve a space at;#8217;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. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. If youandamp;#8217;d like to enroll your child in the Childrenandamp;#8217;s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or Visit for more information. Located at 2810 Lake Forest Road, Ste. M, Tahoe City.Free Application for Federal Student Aid guidanceSierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Financial Aid Office will offer parents and new and returning college students individual guidance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. in room 228. Representatives will be on site to answer questions and guide you through the online FAFSA. To make the most of the session arrive prepared: Obtain a pin number (a week before Feb. 10) at, bring 2011 tax returns, parent and student birth dates and California driverandamp;#8217;s license numbers, proof of TANF or SSI. You or your child do not have to be attending Sierra College to take advantage of this free community offering. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. RSVP is required (space is limited) at 530-550-2225.

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