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Friday Night Live paintball!
Friday Night Live, Truckee High School Paintball will occur Friday, Feb. 3, 8-11 p.m. at 1005 Standard St., Reno, Nev. Truckee High School teens go to Reno Indoor Paintball for a night of exciting fun. A waiver and $25 includes all gear and paint for three hours. Contact Rachel Falk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-582-2601, ext. 3157.
Truckee Rotary Foundation seeks needy projects
The Truckee Rotary Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow their annual donation. This year the foundation has $4,000 to donate for various projects. The Truckee Rotary Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.
Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160. Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Randall at 530-582-7720. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
Sugar Bowl to host environmental awareness day
Sugar Bowl Resort will host its annual Environmental Awareness Day Saturday, Feb. 4. A vendor village on the Judah Lodge deck will showcase local environmental organization’s services and programs, offering tips and ideas on how to live a green lifestyle. Sugar Bowl will also exhibit, providing insight and details on the resort’s programs and policies in place for their extensive environmental stewardship efforts.
Businesses slated to participate include the Sierra Green Builder’s Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Envirolution, 3 Degrees and the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships. Contact Heather Graziano at email@example.com if you would like to exhibit.
Sugar Bowl will once again match dollars on all Ski Green Tags purchased on Environmental Awareness Day, as a charitable donation supporting Ski Green’s efforts for $2 a day or $20 for the season, with proceeds helping to offset carbon footprints emitted while traveling to and from the resort. Guests will also enjoy live music by Lisa Phenix 2-5 p.m.
For more information visit sugarbowl.com/environmentday.
Tahoe League for Charity celebrates
Valentine’s Day with North Tahoe Arts
Tahoe League for Charity will celebrate Valentine’s Day and host its monthly luncheon meeting Monday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City. Guest speaker will be Kellie Cutler, the new executive director of North Tahoe Arts. Don’t miss hearing Cutler share the goals and future plans of North Tahoe Arts. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Please contact Carole Eichhorn at 530-546-5650 for information and reservations by Feb. 9. The Board meeting will precede the luncheon at 10 a.m. Tahoe League for Charity is a social and a nonprofit women’s organization whose primary focus is to benefit North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities by providing scholarships and grants. During the past 10 years, Tahoe League for Charity has donated more than $250,000 to the community. Visit www.tahoeleagueforcharity.org.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid guidance
Sierra College’s Financial Aid Office will offer parents and new and returning college students individual guidance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. in room 228. Representatives will be on site to answer questions and guide you through the online FAFSA. To make the most of the session arrive prepared: Obtain a pin number (a week before Feb. 10) at www.pin.ed.gov, bring 2011 tax returns, parent and student birth dates and California driver’s license numbers, proof of TANF or SSI. You or your child do not have to be attending Sierra College to take advantage of this free community offering. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. RSVP is required (space is limited) at 530-550-2225.
Italian classes offered
Beginning Italian I: Eight lessons, one makeup session with Italian dinner last day of class. Required book “Italian Now!” at Amazon.com
Lessons will be given in instructor Anna Goodwin’s home in Truckee, Mondays in February and March, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $165, minimum six students. Review of verbs and new verbs, alphabet, geography, contractions, use of ne and ci, Italian culture and conversation.
Beginning Intermediate I: Eight lessons, one makeup session, Italian dinner last day of class. Required book, “Italian Now!” at Amazon.com. Lessons will be given in instructor Anna Goodwin’s home in Truckee, Wednesdays in February and March, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $165, minimum six students. If you have a basic knowledge of Italian grammar, but need to brush up on your skills and want to break out of basic Italian, then the intermediate level course is for you. Contact Anna Goodwin at 530-587-6054.
Third annual father/daughter dance
Get ready to dance the night away with your little girl at the Third Annual Father Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay, Nev. Enjoy dancing to DJ music, creative stations; have a photo taken in the photo booth and make memories to last a lifetime. -
Your daughter won’t remember the time you spent reviewing test questions … what she will remember is that time when you dressed up, shared a special meal and then danced the night away to her favorite songs. You will keep that souvenir photo in your wallet until it all but wears out.
Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you this wonderful event. Tickets are $20 per couple (father /daughter) and $5 per additional child. Purchase tickets now at www.tahoesafealliance.org. Enjoy a special dinner at Conrad’s Steak and Chophouse for $39 per couple, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6748.
Swing the night away
Jazz Band 40s Night announced
Experience the swing and rhythm of the 1940s on Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9:30 p.m. when the acclaimed North Tahoe High School Jazz Band takes to Tahoe City’s Granlibakken ballroom stage.
An iconic Tahoe community event, 40s Night brings to life an era when all of America was listening and dancing to the same music: Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, to name a few. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the big bands – not unlike the NTHS Jazz Band – garnered record crowds. This body of music did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s.
This homage to “the greatest generation” is also a key fundraiser for the NTHS Jazz Band’s goodwill tour in March. Under the direction of talented bandleader and principal jokester Dean Nordby, this energetic student group plans to perform at a variety of schools, hospitals and senior centers in San Diego.
Attendees are encouraged to don 1940s garb or at the very least bring a swingin’ attitude. Tickets are $20 per person and include hearty appetizers and a no host bar. Buy tickets from any NTHS Jazz Band member or at the door. For more information, call 530-581-1669.
Musical Theatre Class at InnerRhythms!
Love acting? Love singing? Love musical theatre? InnerRhythms will begin a new class with singing and theatrical technique taught by Peggy Boelk, the well-known and exceptionally talented Truckee High School Theatre Director. This class will be held Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. for middle school students and offers performance opportunities throughout the spring and summer for students in grades sixth-eighth. The first trial class is free.
Wildlife in Wild Places
A Call to Artists for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. This is an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is Friday, March 3. Deadline for applications is Feb. 17, 2012. Please call North Tahoe Arts 530-581-2787 for details.