Truckee Tahoe community announcements
Brickelltown would like to thank the wonderful community at this First Friday Nov. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. and remind people of all that is good in the world. Find delicious locally made soups, fresh seasonal arts and crafts, learn more about Slow Food and celebrate the beauty of the season. First Fridays support the art of handmade near and far. For info call 550-9610, stop by 10368-10382 Donner Pass Road.
The Euphorics Arts for the Schools benefit, Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Each of the Euphorics is a powerful lead singer; together they are an energetic, powerful, seasoned a cappella quartet Tickets: Adults $15, students $5, does not include dinner. Sawtooth Ridge opens at 5 p.m. Seating will begin at 6:45 p.m. Call 582-8278 or visit http://www.artsfortheschools.org/euphorics.
Looking for a free and convenient way to dispose of hazardous wastes that are collecting in your house or garage? Those products labeled andamp;#8220;danger,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;caution,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;warning,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;flammable,andamp;#8221; or andamp;#8220;poisonandamp;#8221; are considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and should not be disposed with regular garbage. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal residential customers can dispose of these items free between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 7. Customers must call 583-0148 in advance for appointments.
The Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is hosting the 27th Annual Truckee Ski Swap on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Truckee Community Center on Church Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 with children 12 and under free. A wide variety of new and used ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories will be on sale.Equipment check-in for sellers is Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The T.D.R.P.D. will retain an 18 percent surcharge for all sold items.A silent auction will raise funds for Truckee’s Youth Sports Programs. Among the items are mid-week season passes to Northstar and Sugar Bowl, and lift tickets and or trail passes to local ski areas. Volunteering for a five-hour shift will allow you to pre-shop the swap. Call 582-7720.
The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College is hosting a Red Tag Sale, Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the former Izod Outlet, Citizens Bank Plaza on Donner Pass Road. Sierra College has provided funds for operational expenses and rehearsal space, but with state mandated budget constraints, the chorus is coming to the community it serves for support. Corporate support is especially appreciated. The chorus is obtaining nonprofit status and upon obtaining tax-exempt status, all donations will be tax deductible. If you wish to participate and sing with an excellent chorus, please visit http://www.singttcc.org or contact Dr. Tom Acord at TomAcord@msn.com or (530) 550-1091.
This year’s season kick-off auction and raffle extravaganza fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Association is expected to be the largest and most exciting in its long history. Now in its 24th year, Far West Nordic’s Auction/Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at Mt. Judah Lodge, Sugar Bowl. The auction and raffle prizes promise to be some of the best, with ski equipment and outdoor gear, plus prizes from XC ski areas, bike shops, local restaurants and more. A special online auction event will be available to andamp;#8220;off-the-hillandamp;#8221; members. This is Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic programs. Tickets are available from local Junior racers, or e-mail email@example.com or (530) 852-0879. Auction prize available at http://www.farwestnordic.org.
A collaborative event supporting local education. All proceeds directly benefit local education. Sponsored by the Kings Beach Parents Co-op and the Lake Tahoe School. Featuring a fun fashion show with the evening highlight of andamp;#8220;Dad’s in Drag.andamp;#8221; Also performing is the Jeff Jones Band with special guest Ben Fuller. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple. Nov. 11, Crystal Bay Club, (775) 771-3306.
Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s orientation on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Dragonfly restaurant in Truckee. Slow Food Lake Tahoe is a nonprofit organization started in 2007. Its mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food, as well as clean and fair goods, and to educate the community about their role as co-producers. Anyone interested is welcome. Contact SFLT chapter leader Susan Diane at 582-7498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the andamp;#8220;mountain experienceandamp;#8221; with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net or call 581-4161.
Girls on the Run – Sierras is hosting a new winter program in Truckee and needs coaches. This nonprofit, prevention program that builds self-esteem for girls grades three to eight, will be offered after-school at the new Truckee Community Center indoor track.The Elementary School program begins Dec. 7, the Middle School program begins Dec. 8, each for 10 weeks.A coach is a volunteer position that works in a team to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum and entails approximately four to eight hours per week with additional time required on two weekend days for a four-hour training and a First Aid/CPR training. This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and director. For more information e-mail email@example.com or phone 587-1690.
Project MANA’s annual Thanksgiving distribution for families in need will take place Saturday, Nov. 22. Last year, 431 households were able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families, thanks to the generosity of our community. Because of the economy MANA is expecting to serve more families this year. Distributions in Truckee, Incline Village and Kings Beach include a frozen turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. For $25 you can sponsor a family, donations of turkeys are also appreciated. For more information, please contact Project MANA at 582-4079 or (775) 298-0008.
Enjoy a delicious homemade turkey dinner buffet with all the fixings for only $12 per person Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake. Reservations required. Support your community at this fundraiser to benefit Project MANA. Also accepting monetary donations, canned goods, and non-perishable food for local food bank. (Caf Bar menu also available). Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake, 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. For more information and reservations call 583-0188.