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Tangled Roots Writing Saturday Escape Creative Writing Workshops, Downtown Truckee 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4. Explore creative writing of any genre. Connect with a writing community. Generate new material. Play with language and meaning. Explore craft and form. Develop a writing practice in a supportive creative environment. Each workshop is different. For any level of experience, cost is $35 or $30 each for two or more. Contact Karen at 530-386-3901 or

For Simrit Kaur, singing is not a performance, it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age. Hear her at Tahoe Yoga andamp; Wellness, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. For information contact 530-550-8333.

Participate in a family-friendly run/ walk where everyone is a winner Oct. 31. Open to the entire community andamp;#8212; runners, walkers, children, strollers and costumes are all welcome (please, no dogs). Online pre-registration is $20 per person through Oct. 29 at On race day, $25 per person. Event festivities include music, activities, a great raffle and food for purchase. Registration and pre-race festivities begin at 9 a.m.; run starts promptly at 10 a.m. Race will be held at Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive, Truckee. For more information call 530-277-1288.

Park Interpretive Specialist Gayle Green will lead a Donner Party History walk to historical sites in Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and at the Alder Creek Campsite, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. The program will start at the flagpole in front of the museum at 10:30 a.m. and will last approximately two hours. Participants will need to carpool about 6 miles to the Alder Creek site. Call 530-582-7892 or visit for information.

The American Red Cross Baby-sitter’s Training course is fun and fast-paced. Youth ages 11 to 15 learn child-care, first aid, leadership and communication skills at the D.W. Reynolds Non-Profit Center, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Advanced registration and payment of $50 is required. Contact Heidi Goehri at 775-298-0131 or

Internet Marketing, Beginner North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. Sierra Economic Development Corporation and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce are proud to present: Internet Marketingandamp;#8230;The Superhighway to Success andamp; the Road to ROI. Call 530-823-4703 or e-mail

Only California stop of Poor Boyz Triple Threat Tour premiering andamp;#8220;Revolver,andamp;#8221; Nov. 4, 9:45 p.m., FiftyFifty Brewing Co., 11197 Brockway Road, Truckee. Also a time to raise some money for the best nonprofit organization around, High Fives. Movie premiere/fundraiser and Karaoke after party with We Ain’t Saints. For $5 get into the movie and a raffle ticket, $20 will cover your entry with three raffle tickets and a High Fives T-shirt, 21 and over. Call 530-587-6363.

Nov. 6, Tahoe Women’s Services and Project MANA will collaborate for a second year to put on the Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival, a fundraising event its 22nd year. Chocolate, Wine andamp; Roses is going vintage Hollywood for its first-ever themed event. Guests are encouraged to come as their andamp;#8220;innerandamp;#8221; Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin or other Hollywood idol from the 30s, 40s and 50s. The Festival will be held at The Chateau at Incline Village after a four year run at the North Tahoe Conference Center. Only 300 tickets will be available, and sold in advance at for $75 per person. Dress the Part(y), and Tahoe Blu, are the top naming sponsors.

The Donner Trail Elementary PTOandamp;#8217;s biggest fundraiser, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, provides funding for many programs. This year marks the 28th annual Thanksgiving Dinner, at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resortandamp;#8217;s Judah Lodge Saturday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m. In addition to a hearty Thanksgiving meal, there will be a raffle with lots of prizes generously donated by area businesses and a silent auction. The event is not just for parents and students. It is a community event, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend! Contact Donner Trail Elementary at 530-426-3639.