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Congratulations Juile

Mickeyand#8217;s School of Grooming announces the graduation of Juile Bonilla. Bonilla is a Tahoe local, born and raised. She graduated from North Tahoe High in 2005. Her love of animals led her to live with four dogs and four cats. Bonilla rarely goes anywhere without her two dogs Kush and Lou Dog. She knew she wanted to work with animals, but she thought the veterinary field would be full of heartbreak. Her thoughts of pet grooming was just right. Bonilla is able to meet and spend time with many pets, for their pleasure. She is now employed with Mickeyand#8217;s, located at 10986 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Call 530-550-1170.

and#8220;This is Truckeeand#8221; deadline

Monday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., is the deadline to submit entries for the Truckee Public Arts Commissionand#8217;s upcoming show titled and#8220;This is Truckee!and#8221; Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit up to 12 photographs of the Truckee area. Images should be no larger than 8 x 10 inches and printed on premium photo quality paper. They do not have to be framed or mounted. Photographers should add their name and a caption to the front side of the photo.

The show will be on display at the Truckee Recreation Center from February through May of 2012. An opening reception Friday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. will celebrate all the contributing photographers. Entry forms are available at For more information e-mail

Cross Country in Tahoe City

After a rough start to the season Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is open daily. Youths are excited to start their first week of Strider Gliders with more than 270 participating, bringing their parents to show them their new favorite sport. Go for a ski, have a cookie, say hi to your friends, and get a great workout with Kevin Murnane, general manager, Valli Murnane, program director overseeing the Winter Discovery Center, Free Skiing for Schools, and Strider Gliders. For information visit

Sierra College hot cocoa social

Students, friends and family members are invited to Sierra Collegeand#8217;s Tahoe Truckee campus for a back to school social, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet faculty, talk to representatives from student clubs and learn about existing professional development and academic opportunities. Free. Visit or call 530-550-2225.

Zumbathon benefit announced

Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio workout that fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Itand#8217;s all about fun and no experience is necessary. Licensed Zumba instructor Greta Dhamer will lead a Zumbathon and#8212; a Zumba party with all proceeds from donations going to a charity or cause and#8212; Saturday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m. at Sugar Bowl, Judah Lodge, Coldstream Room. Tickets are $10 and a non-perishable food item. Come to dance or just to watch. No experience necessary. Open to everyone ages 13 and up to benefit the Donner Summit Area Association and collect food for Project MANA. Call Sara Schrichte at 530-448-6536.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Food Service survey

In an effort to improve the department, the Food Service Department is soliciting input from parents by participating in a brief survey. The brief survey is posted on the website at Links are available in English and Spanish. For more information, please call Rose Wolterbeek, director of Food Service at 530-582-2528. The survey will close Monday, Jan. 30.

Be in the SnowFest! Parade

The Tahoe City SnowFest! parade, scheduled for Saturday, March 3, is seeking entries. The 2012 SnowFest! theme, and#8220;The Largest Winter Carnival in the West,and#8221; allows participants to enter specialty units, fun and wacky floats, bands or drum corps, antique cars, a and#8220;Pray for Snowand#8221; drill team or any other creative units.

New to the parade this year will be the United States Air Force Rock Band from Travis Air Force Base.

Parade entry fee is $40 or to be a parade sponsor is $75. The fee includes parade entry, announcer mention during the parade and inclusion in selected publicity. Download an application at or call 530-583-7167 or Deadline for parade entry is Feb. 17, 2012.

Italian classes offered

Beginning Italian I: Eight lessons, one makeup session with Italian dinner last day of class. Required book and#8220;Italian Now!and#8221; at

Lessons will be given in instructor Anna Goodwinand#8217;s home in Truckee, Mondays in February and March, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $165, minimum six students. Review of verbs and new verbs, geography, Italian culture and conversation.

Beginning Intermediate I: Eight lessons, one makeup session, Italian dinner last day of class. Required book, and#8220;Italian Now!and#8221; at Lessons will be given Wednesdays in February and March, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $165, minimum six students. If you have a basic knowledge of Italian grammar, but need to brush up on your skills and break out of basic Italian, then the intermediate level course is for you. This class builds on the basics of Italian grammar. Students enrolled in this course improve their conversational skills while learning proper Italian grammar. Contact Anna Goodwin at 530-587-6054.

Free training for businesses with alcohol licenses

The Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office is offering free educational training to businesses that have licenses to sell alcohol.

As part of a grant from the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 2011-2012, the Sheriffand#8217;s Office is offering Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training on March 6 at the Rocklin Police Departmentand#8217;s Community Room, 3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin; March 29 at the Auburn Justice Center Community Room, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn and April 5 at the Tahoe City Public Utility District, 211 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. All classes will be held 12:30-4 p.m.

The LEAD Program is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees, and applicants. The curriculum is designed for licensees, managers and employees. The LEAD Program has received two national awards and is certified by the California Coordinating Council on Responsible Beverage Service.

To reserve a space, contact Deputy Gregg Hopping at 530-308-1547 or e-mail

Prizes for Pitties Adoption Program

Adopt a pit bull or pit bull mixed dog from Placer County Animal Services in Tahoe Vista and get prizes for your adoption. Every pit bull or pit bull mix at PCAS is being sponsored by A New Hope rescue with a $50 grant toward the completion of an approved training class, the purchase of a wire metal crate or the cost of adoption. Every adopter will also receive and#8220;Love Has No Age Limitsand#8221; by Patricia McConnell, an x-large kong to keep your pitty entertained and training and responsible dog ownership handouts. Adoption counselors are also available to start you on the right training path and youand#8217;ll receive training and management guidance. All pit bull terriers and mixes and Staffordshire terriers and mixes adopted from Placer County Animal Services are eligible. Call 530-546-1990 or 775-833-2319.

Truckee Rotary Foundation seeks needy projects

The 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.

Winter Adventures

with Tahoe Adventure Company

Join Tahoe Adventure Company for an evening under the night sky! Watch the sky light up as the sun sets and the moon and stars rise while you trek through a snowy forest on an Evening Snowshoe Adventures.

Join a Full Moon or Astronomy Snowshoe Tours and experience the Sierra tranquility under the mysteries of the night sky.

Increase your knowledge of Tahoeand#8217;s natural and human history with jaw dropping views of Lake Tahoe illuminated by the moonlight on our Full Moon Snowshoe. Cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks and more stargazing. Cost is $65 per person. Full Moon Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 8, 5-8 p.m. and Friday, April 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Call 530-913-9212, e-mail or visit

Wildlife in Wild Places

A Call to Artists for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. This is an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail to Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is Friday, March 3. Deadline for applications is Feb. 17, 2012. Please call North Tahoe Arts 530-581-2787 for details.


The Truckee-Tahoe Community Chorus is celebrating 10 years this spring and invite all past choir members and new members to join them. Since itand#8217;s inception in 2002, the chorus has engaged students and adults in the performance of a broad spectrum of fine choral music. Spring concerts will be a retrospective review of prior performances or a and#8220;Best Ofand#8221; show. In addition to the spring concerts scheduled for April 2012, the group is planning additional events as part of the celebration including a Sierra Showcase with solo and ensemble performances. Rehearsals have begun. For more information e-mail or call 530-582-8488.

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