Community briefsContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Presenting DalaFriday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., downtown Truckee. Dala features vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills. Duo members Sheila and Amanda also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite at festivals across the country. "The angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed." - Exclaim!See Dala perform in Truckee - a family friendly high-level musical experience not to be missed. Adults $15, children, military and adults 65 and over, $5.Tickets available online or call 530-582-8278. Learn more about Dala at www.dalagirls.com. Mark your calendars for Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Annual Hearts for Arts Gala featuring Lula Washington Dance Theater. Opening piece performed by InnerRhythms Dance Theater.Full Belly Deli Relaunch PartyFull Belly Deli, Truckee/Tahoe's Favorite Deli for five years in a row has recently expanded and they're inviting you to join them for their official Relaunch Party.Head on down to the Pioneer Commerce Center Saturday, Oct. 13, 2-6 p.m. where the FBD crew will dish up tasty bites, pour $1 PBRs, and raffle off swag. While the deli means business in the front, there's always a party in the back. Slip out for a game of beer pong or corn hole.101.5's Mr. D will be there treating your ears to food-inspired tunes and the deli's neighbors Big Truck Hats and High Fives will represent the Pioneer Commerce Center Crew.Grab your friends and head on over - Full Belly Deli now has plenty of room for everyone at 10825 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 103, Truckee. Visit www.facebook.com/events/504720416206328/.SnowFest! Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll Following the success of last year's inaugural SnowFest! Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll, the event will return Oct. 13 with a new location and format.Held as a fundraiser for SnowFest!, this year's event will start at Commons Beach in Tahoe City with four different races. Small children will be able to participate with a run around the Commons playground. Youth will run from Commons Beach to Christy Hill and back, or can participate with the adults in a 5k or 10k run on the newly completed Tahoe City Trail featuring views of the lake and surrounding area.SnowFest! is encouraging teams of friends, families, co-workers or non-profit organizations to come in costume for this zany event. Awards will be presented to race winners and for the best costumes.For more information or to register, go to www.bigblueadventure.com and click on the link to the Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll.Call the SnowFest! office at 530-583-7167 or email email@example.com Annual Truckee River Day The 17th annual Truckee River Day is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14 with the River Fair will taking place 1-4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground. This community event is presented by Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) and will feature fun environmental activities for kids and adults, and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. There will also be food from Red Truck and live entertainment. Everyone is invited to the fair even if you're not involved in restoration projects. Visit TruckeeRiverWC.org or call 530-550-8760, ext. 1. Thank you to this year's funders, including donors to the Truckee River Watershed Council, Vail Resorts Echo, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.Recharge your body and mind with amino acidsTruckee resident and author, Dr. Daniel S. Smith, D.C. will speak at Dorinda's Chocolate Caf, 1009 West River St., Truckee Monday, Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m. Dr. Dan will be available for signing, introduction and questions. He has combined his love of healthy living and his knowledge of amino acid therapy into a timely guide to optimal wellness. Find help for anxiety, mood disorders, allergies, food cravings, weight loss, sleep, hypoglycemia and more. Visit www.truckeechiro.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-582-6715 for information.BNI Truckee-Tahoe Chapter to meetFor Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, meets every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. Take your business to the next level by using a reliable, structured and proven method of word-of-mouth advertising. It's fail proof, it's time tested and it's an investment in your business and in your success. Check out the Truckee-Tahoe BNI chapter of the world's largest networking organization. Truckee-Tahoe BNI does not meet during major holiday weeks, or TTUSD school snow days. Contact email@example.com or 530-582-5600. Truckee Tahoe Republican WomenMonthly Meeting announcedTuesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. at Zano's Restaurant. Local Republican candidates will speak, as well as brief monthly meeting business. Luncheon meeting, cost is $20. Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated. All interested Republicans are welcome. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Phone 530-546-4543 or 530-448-9134. Location is 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Truckee High School Booster fundraiser announcedPlease join Truckee High Boosters for a night of fun and food at FiftyFifty Brewery on Oct. 16. Ten percent of all proceeds will be generously donated to the Booster Club. Truckee High Boosters support academics, the arts, and athletics. Reservations recommended, call FiftyFifty at 530-587-2337, located at 11197 Brockway Road, in The Rock commercial center in Truckee. Visit www.truckeeboosters.org for more information.Truckee High Fall ConcertPerformance season has already begun for the Truckee High School band. You have seen them march and support the varsity football team at home games come rain or shine; you have seen them lead their school in the Homecoming parade, and now you can see them at Truckee High auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m. for their Fall concert. Admission is free.There will be pizza by the slice provided by Zano's, homemade bake sale goods and drinks available for purchase to raise funds for the Band's many programs especially the band tours. In the Spring, the band visits retirement and veterans communities as a part of a multi-day tour. The band tour is often cited as the year's highlight for audience and participants alike. Mark your calendars for The Truckee Band Talent Show on Friday, Dec. 7, in the high school theater. The talent show is a community event where talented individuals or groups have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. Truckee Excellence in Music Parents Organization (TEMPO) is the official THS Music Department Booster Club. TEMPO High is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 to support the Truckee High School Band Program.Mountain Hardware & Sports to hostfree Wusthof knife sharpening Oct. 20Stay sharp! Mountain Hardware & Sports will host a free knife sharpening and Wusthof knife demo event Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wusthof knives are a favorite among many of the world's most famous chefs due to their extraordinary feel and sharp edge. Learn about the company's history and cutting-edge knife technology from Wusthof representative. Mountain Hardware & Sports is located at 11320 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For information call 530-587-4844 or visit www.mountainhardwareandsports.com. Limit six knives per customer, additional knives $2 per knife. Knives do not have to be Wusthof brand to be sharpened.Weekly Al-Anon meetings in TruckeeAre you concerned about someone's drinking? Get help. Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee are held Monday, 7-8 p.m., Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee and Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Your anonymity is protected at all times. For other meetings in area call 775-348-7103 (English) or 775-384-4485 (Espanol) or visit www.al-anon.alateen.org.Plaque dedication for fallen heroesThe Sierra Nevada, California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America will dedicate two plaques honoring fallen heroes from Truckee at the Truckee Veteran's Hall, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. Let no one forget their ultimate sacrifice. Please RSVP prior to Oct. 23 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Help Clarence - AS2 fill senior Christmas wishes It's me Clarence - AS2. Now that you've received your first of many holiday catalogs ... it's time for my pitch, for making a wish come true for the residents at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments.*This year, I know the community has had its share of difficulties. The senior residents have been particularly hit hard, with budget cuts and cost of living increasing. You may grant a wish card of $25 as an individual or to make it easier, as a group, helping make the holiday season a bit brighter for the residents.I am looking for volunteers, and will start matching on Nov. 4. All wishes should be granted by Dec. 1 and delivered to me at the TDSA by Dec. 8.The wishes will be distributed a party on Dec. 15, noon, at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartment's dining room. Please come and enjoy a very special holiday treat. Please contact me as soon as possible, and let me know that you would like to help at 530-587-5152 or email@example.com* This is not connected with any Sierra Senior Services/Meals on Wheels Programs.2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Community Thanksgiving CelebrationNorth Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 2-6:30 p.m. To volunteer or for more information call Meera 775-230-1066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Admission is free but a donation of one or more of the following is welcome: One new, unwrapped toy; packaged or canned non-perishable food; donation of $2 per person, $5 per family; potluck dish to share; or volunteer for the event.No one turned away for lack of admission. Food, fun, friendship, live music, dancing, kid's corner and more.This is not a fundraiser for any organization but it is a FUN-raiser for the community!Holiday Hope announcedIn the Lake Tahoe area, we are surrounded by the beauty of nature. However, the nature of our predominantly vacation based economy leaves some families going without during the holidays. You can be part of the solution to this problem. Holiday Hope, the North Lake Family Resource Center and Tahoe SAFE Alliance sponsored program, provides help for North Lake Tahoe area families who face economic challenges, job loss or unexpected hardships. You can participate by adopting a family and providing clothing, toys, and food to create a happy holiday season for them. Groups of friends or co-workers can join together and adopt a family. You choose the family size, amount of your donation, and the gifts that you will buy from the family's list of needs. Last year, 94 local families were given hope during a holiday season when they otherwise would have gone without. Please open your heart and become a donor for this worthy cause. Become a part of Holiday Hope 2012 by calling Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft at the North Lake Family Resource Center, 530-546-0952. She will be happy to give you more details and match you with a family.Curbside recyclingfor batteries and handheld electronicsKeep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Effective immediately, Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in Ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. That's it, super easy! Start recycling your household batteries and small handheld electronic devices, curbside today. For information visit keeptruckeegreen.org.Family cross country enrollment happening nowNow enrolling for family cross-country weekend ski programs at the Auburn Ski Club, a community-based nonprofit ski facility next to the Boreal Ski Area on Donner Summit, Interstate 80, Castle Peak exit. A great deal for deal for low-cost, quality family, competitive Nordic programs and groomed ski trails. Saturday family program sessions are offered throughout the season, December through March. Need skis? No problem! Child and adult season rentals available for a nominal fee. Get out and get fit this winter. Visit auburnskiclub.com.