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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Santa’s coming to Brickelltown courtyard Friday 4-8 p.m. Locals will gather to warm their hands by camp fire while sipping holiday cheer nestled under an ancient apple tree. This is Brickelltown Christmas where street and sidewalk team with artsy venders, carolers, handmade gifts and twinkling lights. Friday evenings through Dec. 18.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 8:30-11 a.m., Glenshire Elementary School. Cost $6 per person or $20 per family for a full breakfast (pancakes with toppings, sausage, bagels, fruit, juice or coffee). Pictures with Santa, face painting, free arts and crafts. The event also features live music, a book fair and games. All proceeds benefit Glenshire Elementary School’s PTO, to fund programs such as after-school enrichment, field trips and Artists in Residence. Tickets are available at the door. Call 582-7675.

SOS (Saving Open Space) Glenshire is a grass roots organization working toward sustaining wild lands, wildlife and quality of life around the Glenshire/Eastern Nevada County region. Join the affordable SOSG Clubhouse Signature Event to support efforts to retain open space Dec. 5, 4-9 p.m. Local musicians, holiday meal, beer by FiftyFifty Brewing, raffle and auction items, speakers and more. Cost is $20, free ages 0-10. Tickets available at Glenshire General Store. To volunteer or donate auction items e-mail Visit

Kids Art Saturdays at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City are scheduled for December. Children will work with an artist on an art project. Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-2 p.m. local artist Cornelia Kallerud helps decorate cinnamon Christmas ornaments for the youngsters’ tree or to give as gifts. There is no charge for the ornaments or other supplies. Just bring the tots and#8212; they’ll take the decorated ornaments with them. No reservations necessary.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, a screening of Annie Leonard’s 20-minute film, and#8220;The Story of Stuff.and#8221; Leonard candidly examines stuff: Where it comes from, where it goes and how it affects people and the earth. Madonna Dunbar, Resource Conservationist with the Incline Village General Improvement District, will be on hand to field any questions on how to cut down on trash and how to recycle. The Truckee High School Envirolution Club and Sierra Nevada College art students will showcase Trashion creations and art made with post-consumer materials. There will also be demos on how to make wrapping paper or bows out of what otherwise would have been trash.

The casting team of ABC’s popular parenting series and#8220;Supernannyand#8221; is currently casting for season six. An open casting call will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, from 10 a.m.-noon. Will you be the next Supernanny family? Producers are searching for families with unique interests; parents who have ordinary and extraordinary circumstances; teen moms; parents with mean girls or bullying boys and culturally diverse parents. Contact the casting department at (877) NANNY TIME or e-mail

Resort at Squaw Creek’s Magical Memories celebration through Jan. 3, 2010 offers and#8220;local’s eveningsand#8221; Wednesdays, Dec. 9 and 16 at 5 p.m. North Tahoe High School musicians present a concert on Dec. 9 and Truckee High School students present holiday music on Dec. 16. Local’s evenings also offer free ice skating, cookies and hot cocoa.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College, directed by Susan K. Horst, Chris Nelson, and Tom Acord, presents and#8220;Classically Christmasand#8221; on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. The concert will usher in the holiday season with light holiday classics, an audience sing along, and joyous classic literature. The chorus and strings will feature Mozart’s and#8220;Solemn Vespersand#8221; and selections from Handel’s and#8220;Messiah.and#8221; Tickets run from $11 to $20. For more information visit

Slow Food Lake Tahoe invites you to meet its new leadership group, Dec. 9 at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee at 4 p.m. Founded two years ago, SFLT is in the process of reorganizing, bringing in new members and keeping some existing board members. Learn more about the organization at its monthly orientations, second Wednesdays at Dragonfly at 4 p.m. Contact Susan Brumm at 582-7498 or

SUMMIT Medical Training Solutions will be offering two CPR classes for the community. Join them for fun and informational classes! Learn how to save a life and receive a CPR card. Meet the instructors and learn more about the courses that they offer. Refreshments will be provided.

The first class will be a Heart Saver CPR course. This course is designed for the general public and will provide you the knowledge, skill and confidence to perform this life-saving procedure. It also includes the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This is a four-hour class, Dec. 10, 2009 at 5 p.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center, cost is $10.

The second class is designed for babysitters, child care professionals or anyone who would like to learn more about pediatric emergencies. This will be a pediatric CPR course that will include adult CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This is approximately a four hour class. Dec. 17, 2009 at 5 p.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center, cost is $10.

Call to register as space is limited at (530) 214-8891. All costs cover the rental of the room and price of the American Heart Association CPR cards. Visit

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