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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

In and#8220;Nevada County, CA an Outsourcing Proposal Stirs Controversy,and#8221; The Library Journal reviews the current debate about outsourcing the management of Nevada County Public Libraries to a for-profit company based in Maryland. Ruth Hall from the Friends of the Truckee Library and Truckee Town Councilman Richard Anderson and#8211; who sat on separate advisory committees which both recommended against outsourcing and#8211; are both quoted in the article.

Jeff Ackerman, editor/publisher of Grass Valley’s The Union newspaper, is quoted as stating, and#8220;and#8230;I doubt that any elected official who hopes to get re-elected (and two of them recently announced they will be seeking new terms next year) will vote to privatize our public libraries.and#8220;

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider and#8212; and most likely vote on and#8212; outsourcing at their Feb. 23 meeting. Attend the meeting in Nevada City. E-mail truckeefol@gmail .com) for carpooling information.

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To promote Consciousness Based Health Care and community outreach, Brooke Butler and Lori Marcus will collaborate sessions Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2-6 p.m., by donation. Schedule an appointment for BodyTalk/energy medicine with Brooke Butler at 386-1237. To experience the SCIO Quantum Biofeedback machine with Lori Marcus, call 546-5919. To be held at 925 N. Lake Blvd., Suite B-207, Tahoe City (behind Sawtooth Ridge Cafe on the right).

Leave the new millennium behind and travel back in time to the decade that gave us everything from Pac Man to Prozac. From once popular feathered hairstyles to stretch pants and skinny skis, visitors are invited to sport their finest and#8216;80s fashions Saturday, Feb. 20, at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. Breaking all of the ski fashion laws may even earn skiers and boarders new gear in the and#8220;Most Fashionableand#8221; contest at Winters Creek Lodge, located at the base of the Slide Bowl. All the action takes place at high noon with the Fashion or Fad contest.

Join Stone Soup Feb. 21, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Downtown Truckee with For Goodness Sake to host. Live music provided by Jammin’ Ben Martin, Kimba Madsen and friends. Come and share bread and soup with the community. Bring your own bowl and a spoon. Donate only if you can and would like to. E-mail or phone 550-8981.

Polucha Chiropractic and Tyler Bruno Acupuncture are hosting their 8th Community Wellness Outreach day on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 12-4 p.m. Introductory chiropractic and acupuncture treatments will be offered at $25 a session. Community Wellness Outreach provides a means for locals to get the healthcare they need, but cannot afford during these stressful times. Call for an appointment: chiropractic 582-1228 and acupuncture 563-6060. Cash, check and credit card are all acceptable forms of payment. Donner Lake, 13450 Donner Pass Road, Suite A, Truckee, the red awning that says Lakeside.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at Jake’s On The Lake for a Hawaiian-themed apres ski party. Happy Hour until 6:30 p.m. Specials on Mai Tais and Hawaiian pu-pus until 8 p.m., with charity raffles for great prizes. Jake’s has teamed up with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort and other local businesses to co-sponsor this event. Win lift tickets and gear. Raffle proceeds to benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 N. Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City. Call 583-0188 or visit

Friday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. in February, local cafe Piper’s Patisserie will host wine tasting featuring local California growers, vintners and distributors. For a small fee, customers will be offered tastes of select wines served with delicious homemade appetizers. Feb. 19 Janice Jones of Sierra Fine Wines will offer tastes of select California reds and whites including Fess Parker’s Viognier and Carol Shelton’s Maple Zinfandel. Feb. 26 will feature the central coast wines of Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyard among others hosted by Diane Guth. 10068 Donner Pass Road in the heart of Downtown Truckee.

Fly down the bowling lane on a snow saucer and take out as many giant bowling pins as you can. Wacky Winter Bowling returns to Tahoe City on Sunday March 7, 2010 during SnowFest! Dress your team of three members in the wackiest outfits and win wacky prizes! Visit or call 583-3348 for more information. Register for the Joe King Poker Tournament in Kings Beach before Feb. 19 for only $75. This year’s tournament will be held on Friday, March 12 at the Tahoe Biltmore and the winner will take home the grand prize and be crowned the honorary Mayor of Kings Beach. More information at

Girl Scout cookie season is underway. Local Girl Scouts will continue last year’s fundraising drive to send cookies overseas to local service men and women. Last year family and friends registered a total of 18 men and women who were serving to receive cookies. The Girl Scouts sent each close to 100 boxes to share with their respective units. Needless to say, they were overjoyed and their spirits were lifted. If you know someone in the community who is, or will be, serving overseas in the spring of 2010, or if you would like to help with a donation, please contact Bonnie Dodge, Sierra Tahoe Service Unit Product Manager, at 583-3946. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.

The free AARP Tax Aide Program will be offered in Truckee, targeting middle and low income tax payers, especially seniors 60 years plus, at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and Sierra Senior Services. Sessions will be Feb. 20, 26; March 12 and 27; April 7 and 10. Each appointment will take 45 minutes. Call the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 587-2513. Seniors who would like taxes prepared at the Sierra Senior Services, please call 550-7600. Appointments will be scheduled for Feb. 16; March 2, 16 and 30; April 13. Clients need to bring the following items: Last year’s tax return, W-2s and 1099s, Social Security and brokerage statements, Social Security card or ITIN number, picture ID and birth certificate for dependents if ITIN’s are needed.

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