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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Preparation for the SAT is offered for the March test at Clever Minds Learning Center, located in downtown Truckee. The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through March 11 for the March 13th test date. The course covers all sections tested, including tools to help maximize studentand#8217;s success. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Call 530-582-1707 or e-mail to sign up for the class.

The goal is to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes. Join Tahoe Forest Church and Compassionate Ministries in buying new shoes for orphaned children in Haiti. Donation bins will be located in Truckee at Glenshire Elementary School, SaveMart, Safeway, Fifty Fifty at the Rock and Payless shoes. For more information contact Karen at (530) 550-1516.

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area Snow Carnival, Saturday, Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather conditions permitting. Come to the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area the popular family Snow Carnival, a free event. Attractions include Woody the Clown, a bounce house, music on the deck, and carnival games and prizes. Register the same day before noon at the Ski Hill to participate in the Match Time Race and Sled Pull. Children 6 and under always ski free at Tahoe Donner. Call 587-9444 ext. 0 or e-mail

The board of Slow Food Lake Tahoe cordially invites you to its first potluck and general meeting of 2010 Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee from 4 to 7 p.m. The meeting will feature a talk by Gary Romano, owner of Sierra Valley Farms, on his involvement with the new UC Davis documentary and#8220;Is Sustainable Attainable?and#8221; Chris Kerston of Chaffin Family Orchards is tentatively scheduled to talk about the goats he raises for meat and may bring a goat dish to share.

The theme of the potluck is and#8220;winter,and#8221; so please bring a dish that features foods that are currently seasonal in Northern California/Nevada. SFLT members, friends and children are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Brumm at or 582-7498.

Ski or ride for only $25 when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools discounted lift tickets at participating resorts. Upcoming Skiing for Schools days include: Boreal Mountain Resort, Sunday Jan. 24; Sugar Bowl, Saturday March 20; Homewood Mountain Resort, Sunday March 21; Squaw Valley USA, Sunday April 11 and Alpine Meadows, Sunday April 18 Tickets may be purchased in advance at all Porters Sports locations (Truckee, Tahoe City, and Incline Village) for the Skiing for Schools dates.

and#8220;We believe that this fundraiser takes full advantage of our many unique winter resorts,and#8221; explains Laura Abbey Brown, Executive Director of the Foundation. and#8220;We hope that people will take advantage of the great snow, get a great deal on tickets and support a great cause.and#8221;

The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.

Artist in residence, Danielle Hankinson will present a children’s photography workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at North Tahoe Arts center in Tahoe City. Hankinson is one of the 12 local photographers exhibiting in the Winter in the Sierra show at North Tahoe Arts through February. Children must be at least eight years old and bring their own digital camera. The children will take portraits and learn about composition, lighting and simple Photoshop enhancements. For information call 581-2787.

Diamond Peak Ski Team will celebrate Ullr Fest Friday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 30 at Diamond Peak. The festival will feature family fun and festivities and raise funds for children’s ski programs. Ullr, the Norse God of winter, will be honored with a torch light parade, bonfire kickoff with live music, games, dinner and an auction. Ticket information available at

The Crystal Bay Club will celebrate the Pro Bowl beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 with specials, swag and cash pool. Four lucky Player’s Club members will be selected for entry into the season-ending Big Screen TV give-away. The four selected contestants and winners from 17 previous Monday Night Football contests will be entered into the drawing. One lucky fan will walk away with a 50-inch big screen TV or $1,000 in cash.

The 26th Annual Crab and Pasta Feed (all you can eat) will start at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The Crab and Pasta Feed is the major fundraiser for Incline High School. For the last 25 years, it has bridged the school funding gap. Tickets are $50 per person or a table for eight is $400. The event includes a silent auction, raffle and live auction. To view auction items or to bid go to The event sells out quickly, tickets available at the Potlatch, e-mail or phone (775) 833-1429.

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