Truckee Tahoe community announcements
Truckee Donner Chamber mixer Gather at The Phoenix Executive Building, recently awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification, for an evening of drinks and appetizers hosted by North Tahoe Commercial. Building tours will be available every 30 minutes. Donandamp;#8217;t miss your chance to take a peek at this milestone of environmental sustainability Jan. 13, 5-7 p.m., The Phoenix Executive Building, 12277 Soaring Way, Truckee.The Deanandamp;#8217;s Lecture SeriesExperts andamp; Insights: A History of Rock andamp;#8217;n Roll andamp;#8212; Why Todayandamp;#8217;s Music Sounds Like It Does. Join Thomas W. Acord, Professor Emeritus of Music, for a musical evening exploring the many cultural, technological and commercial influences that have affected favorite music over time on Friday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Sierra College, Truckee. Space is limited so arrive early to secure a seat. No charge. More info: http://sierracollege.edu/AboutUs/campuses/tt/deans-lecture.html.Skiing for Schools this weekendParticipating resorts offer special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for local students. The next Skiing for Schools dates are Jan. 9 and 10 at Royal Gorge Cross-Country. Special, pre-purchased lift tickets are $15 per person. Limited quantity of tickets available the week prior at all Porters locations. Call 550-7984 or visit http://www.exined.org.Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services ski daySki Sugar Bowl for just $25 and support Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services Jan. 10. Sugar Bowl has generously donated 1,000 tickets to TWS to sell. Buy online before they sell out at http://www.tahoewomenservices.org or call (775) 298-0010.Dream Home drawingWho will be the lucky winner of a new Toyota Venza, or better yet a $1.4 million home in The Village at Northstar at Lake Tahoe or $1,000,000 in cash? The final early bird drawing for the Lake Tahoe Dream Home Raffle is on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2009. The first place prize is a new Toyota Venza valued at $34,000. Second place prize is $2,500, and third is a case of Rombauer Chardonnay valued at $520. The grand prize drawing will occur on Sunday, Feb. 14. Raffle tickets are $100 each and are available at (877) 308-TMRF (8673) or visit http://www.laketahoeraffle.com. Proceeds help the nonprofit Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, http://www.tmrfoundation.com.Save the date for seniorsCelebrate the opening of Truckeeandamp;#8217;s new recreation center at Sierra Senior Services 9th Annual Truckee Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner andamp;#8212; a perfect evening out for the whole family Saturday, Jan. 30. This event benefits Truckee and North Tahoe area seniors, homebound, and disabled adults who rely on fresh-cooked, meals seven days a week provided by Meals on Wheels volunteers. Enjoy an Italian feast prepared by Moodyandamp;#8217;s, the Ritz-Carlton, and Cottonwoods for only $20. Appetizers, dessert and coffee are included. Bingo balls will be poppinandamp;#8217; from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets will be available at Sierra Senior Services, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and at the new Community Center. For more information, call 550-7600.