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Tahoe Mountain Club to host open house
Tahoe Mountain Club offers a complete mountain experience for individuals, couples and families to enjoy amenities from Truckee to Northstar to Lake Tahoe. Prospective members and guests are invited to a Membership Open House on Nov. 24, 4-6 p.m.
Join Tahoe Mountain Club and fellow Tahoe lifestyle enthusiasts at Tahoe Mountain Club's Alpine Club located in the Village at Northstar for a complimentary evening of wine, appetizers and raffle prizes. Child-friendly activities will be provided. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of 2012 pricing before membership fees increase in January 2013.
For more information on membership and amenities at Tahoe Mountain Club visit www.tahoemountainclub.com or call 530-550-5088. Follow Old Greenwood and The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing on Facebook.
Tahoe Donner slated to open Cross Country Ski Center for snowshoeing
The cross country ski center is set to open on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., for snowshoeing only. Conditions permitting, scheduled hours will be 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday through Sunday, for the rest of the holiday week. Current trail conditions offer thin coverage in the lower elevations to good coverage in higher elevations.
The Alder Creek Cafe will be open and serving hot chili, sandwiches, muffins, and coffee, plus additional items. Stop by for a visit, meet the new cross country ski center manager, Sally Jones, and learn about upcoming winter events.
The retail shop is stocked with new gear for the season, and we will be offering 20 percent off for Tahoe Donner Members and 10 percent off purchases for the general public this weekend.
Snowshoe rentals will be available at the base lodge. Full-day rates are $23 for adults and $14 for children. Two-hour rentals from 1-3 p.m. are $19 for adults and $11 for children. Trail access will be free with snowshoe rentals. Trail passes are $5 for guests with their own snowshoes.
Free "Show and Smell" evening announced
Your presenter Rachel Flower, founder of the Senssoma Institute, provides training for holistic practitioners. A fun free evening "Show and Smell" will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 4-6 p.m. Feast your senses and get lots of great ideas for holiday gifts too with light refreshment served. Apply and breathe healing oils, discover women's wellness and essential oils. Enjoy a live demo of the aromatouch technique, a wonderful treat for loved ones, or clients if you're a health practitioner or massage therapist. Relieve stress, ease pain, boost immunity, sleep well, regain beautiful skin, energy ... and more! Hosted by Change From the Inside Out Coach, Colleen Jackson, The Levon Professional Building, 10833 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 201, Truckee (use rear entrance, left at top of stairs, last door). Space is limited, RSVP to receive a free sample bottle of Wild Orange Oil to Colleen 530-308-5053.
TDPUD gives away free energy-saving LED holiday lights to customers
With snow falling and temperatures dropping, the holiday season is upon us. This year the Truckee Donner Public Utility District will again swap out old holiday lights for free energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The swap-out begins on Monday, Nov. 26 at the TDPUD office located at 11570 Donner Pass Road.
Customers are asked to bring in a copy of their TDPUD electric bill along with up to three strands of old incandescent holiday lights and the TDPUD will replace them with your choice of up to three 20-foot white or multicolor LED lights. These energy-efficient holiday lights save up to 98 percent on energy costs versus the old-style incandescent lights.
Part of the TDPUD's mandate is to reduce energy consumption, and the LED holiday lights help to reach that goal. "Our customers have really embraced this program and they are saving energy and money while lighting up the holiday spirit," said General Manager Michael Holley. "LED lighting technology is becoming increasingly important as this next generation of lighting moves into the market."
This year's LED Holiday Light Exchange program also includes other free light bulbs (CFL's) and information on the district's energy and water savings programs. Customers should visit the TDPUD soon; the LED Holiday Light Exchange program is only available while supplies last. For more information call 530-582-3931 or visit www.tdpud.org
Squaw Valley Property Owners Fall Mixer, Dec. 1
The Squaw Valley Property Owners Association is having its annual Fall Mixer on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Guest speakers are Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor, and Alex Fisch, the county planner responsible for over seeing the Squaw Valley village development. Jennifer will discuss the SV Village Development Plan from a supervisor's point of view. Alex Fitsch will present the steps involved in the implementation of the development. Specifically, Alex will address: Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the project; environmental review process; initial concerns/issues identified by staff to be addressed through the environmental review process; receipt of comments from the public on the Notice of Preparation and any general comments on the overall project.
Jennifer announced that comments or concerns which might be addressed during the gathering will be included in the general public comments on the NOP.
Both Jennifer and Alex are pleased to reach an audience who typically cannot attend the MAC (Municipal Advisory Council) meetings, held during the week in Squaw Valley, when updates to the development are regularly presented. Chevis Hosea, senior vice president of the development of Squaw Valley Real Estate, will also be available.
For attendees who wish to make dinner plans after the gathering, a 10 percent discount at any Resort restaurant has been offered by the Resort. Also Graham's has offered a $50 fixed-price menu, which includes tax and gratuities, for diners after the Mixer ends. Dinner reservations need to be made by participants.
Members and non-members are encouraged to come to the event to learn more about the Squaw Valley Village Development. There will be no cost for SVPOA members. The cost for non-members is $10. A social hour, with no-host bar, will be from 5-6 p.m. Jennifer's and Alex's presentations will be from 6-7 p.m. For more information visit www.squawvalleypoa.org.
Soroptimist See's Candy Sales
Need some sweets for a lucky person on your holiday list? Looking for easy stocking stuffers for family, co-workers and friends? The holidays are here and the members of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are once again selling See's Candies. The last day to order is Monday, Nov. 26. All candy will arrive before the Christmas holiday. Contact your local Soroptimist member or Nancy Davis at email@example.com.
For more information about Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, contact President Noel Trim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabin Fever and Truckee Jazz Band to perform holiday music
The group will perform holiday music in downtown Truckee weekends and some weekdays about noon-3 p.m. weather permitting, through the New Year. Donations will go toward the Truckee High School Jazz Band.
Truckee High School Project Graduation TV raffle announced
Win a 51" Samsung Flat Screen HDTV and help support a safe, supervised, and sober graduation night for the 2013 senior class.--
The prize was generously donated by Charlie and Nancy Riley, owners of the Truckee Sears Hometown Store. Purchase $10 tickets at Truckee Sears Hometown Store, Renewal Dermatology and Laser, Glow Salon, and Dickson Realty.
The drawing will be held Nov. 30, 2012 at the Downtown Truckee Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Truckee Train Station.
For more information contact Mary Corley at 775-815-0324 or email@example.com.