TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.sierrasun.com to events for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail for print submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Open gym announcedFriday, Nov. 2, 4-6 p.m., ages 6 though teens and adults, cost is $25 at the door. Currently enrolled students $15 at the door. Reservations highly recommended. Coaches on hand for skill advice and safety. Plus, new class on Monday: Older Girls Advanced Beginning Gymnastics 5:30 p.m. (ages 8+) Enroll now! Starts Nov. 5. Truckee Gymnastics and My Playground, serving the physical activity needs of children at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee, 530-587-7404, email@example.com, www.playgroundcentral.com, www.truckeegymnastics.com.Extra! Extra! Extra!Beginning Friday Nov. 2 the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter House at the Truckee Airport, will be offering free aviation-related movies to members of the public who would like to watch. Depending upon weather and other issues movies will be shown the First Friday of each month, until spring. Drive to the end of the Truckee Airport Road; turn right, go through the fenced gate and continue to the last building on the left (EAA building); please keep in mind that aircraft have the right-of-way. Door opens at 5:15 p.m. for those who would like to join a potluck dinner, movie starts around 6:15 p.m. If you want to bring a potluck dish, please be sure to bring your own plates/utensils/libation/serving utensils. If you're bringing something like a soup to share, please bring the necessary bowls and spoons. A selection of videos will be on display and at 6:15 p.m. a movie will be selected by a show of hands by those in attendance, and the movie will be shown (technology-allowing). For more information call Charlie White at 530-587-4811, or firstname.lastname@example.org.Northstar job fair announcedFollowing a successful job fair earlier this month and given the resort's hiring needs for the upcoming winter season, Northstar has decided to host another hiring event on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-noon. Themed "bring home the bacon," the resort will offer a hot breakfast - with bacon - to the first 200 who apply for a position and show up at the job fair between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for an interview.Applicants are encouraged to review available positions and apply now at www.jobs.vailresorts.com for a variety of positions both on and off the mountain. Not all positions require the ability to ski or snowboard. For those interested in attending the job fair, applications must be completed online in advance.Haircuts for homeless petsHelp homeless pets by getting a stylish haircut at the inaugural Salon Fandango Haircut-a-thon, Saturday, Nov. 3. Time slots available anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit homeless pets in the community. Come in for a great haircut from one of three amazing stylists (Keri Griggs, Kristin Brown or Cindy Stark) at Salon Fandango and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Kids haircuts up to 12-years-old $20; men's and women's haircuts $25. Does not include blow dry/styling. Cash or checks only, please. Call Salon Fandango at 530-530-582-1138 to book your time slot. Salon Fandango is located at 10098 Donner Pass Road in Truckee next to Pianetta. If you have any questions or need more information, please call Dale Lawrence at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at 530-587-5948. Squaw and Alpine job interview fairAfter receiving more than 3 feet of snow last week and opening for one fantastic day of skiing and riding, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will be hosting a seasonal job interview fair Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The job fair will take place at the Olympic House at Squaw Valley and will include interviews for a wide range of positions including ski/snowboard school instructors, lift operations, grooming, terrain parks, culinary services, rental services, retail, security, product sales and services, and parking. Opportunities include full-time as well as part time positions. Skiing or snowboarding abilities are not required for all available positions.Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows' job fair is by invitation. Walk-ins will be permitted, however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online prior to Saturday. Online applications and a list of all open positions are available at www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com. Call 530-452-7112.Chocolate, Wine and RosesImagine an evening filled with decadent chocolate paired with boutique wines and guests adorned in tropical dresses and linen suits, mingling among fellow community members who are all raising money for two great causes. Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA bring this imagery to life on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe for the Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival. This year's theme: "One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars" will feature themed cabanas, costumed guests, photo opportunities ... and of course chocolate. A lot of chocolate. The signature sponsor is Dress The Part(y), a costume and party superstore based in Incline Village, Nev. For tickets and more information visit www.tahoechocolatefestival.org or call 775-298-0010.Mindful Monday MovieMindful Movie Monday's is showing the documentary film "The World According to Monsanto" at Sawtooth Ridge Caf in Tahoe City, Monday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. For more details contact Sawtooth Ridge Cafe at 530-583-2880 or on Facebook. All Mindful Movie Monday are free and open to the public.Calling all baseball fans and supporters!North Tahoe Little League needs youIncline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and the Westshore communities are in jeopardy of losing the Little League program unless there is more support. Attend a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach to find out where you can help. Jobs of all sizes are available. This meeting is open to anyone interested in keeping North Tahoe Little League alive! For questions or more information please send inquires to email@example.com.Free yard waste drop offTruckee Residents may drop-off up to 6 yards, approximately 40 bags, of yard waste free through Nov. 10 at the Eastern Regional Landfill, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Proof of residency is required so bring your local ID or an ID with a utility bill. Participants must upload their own yard waste. If the yard waste is transported in bags, participants will be required to unload the bags. In addition, the curbside collection of green bags continues. Keep in mind only four bags are picked up each week. If you have a large pile of bags it may be to your advantage to drop them off for free at the Eastern Regional Landfill. Green bags covered in snow will be left. To receive curbside pickup, green bags must be accessible, tied and weighing no more than 40 lbs. each.Soroptimist toy drive announcedChristmas may be a few months away, however, the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are preparing for their Annual Toy Drive! For nearly 30 years, the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, in cooperation with Truckee Community Christmas, has collected toys for Truckee's less fortunate children. Last year, more than 515 children received toys generously donated by the Truckee Community. Beginning Nov. 16, their signature Red Toy Collection Barrels will appear in many local businesses where toy donations can be made. They hope your holiday plans include supporting this community toy drive. For information on the Toy Drive or if your business would like to be a Toy Collection Site, please call Alissa Just at 530-587-6681, ext. 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!Project MANA announces annual Let's Talk Turkey programOn Saturday, Nov. 17, Project MANA will help hundreds of local families have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving through its annual Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution. With the help of dozens of social service agencies, schools and churches throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Project MANA is working to identify as many community members as possible who need assistance to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families. In 2011, nearly 700 local families received turkeys through Project MANA's Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution. This year, given the continued economic downturn, Project MANA expects to serve that many families, if not more. Thanks to generous donations from the community, each community member who signs up and attends the distribution will be able to bring home a whole turkey, fresh produce and other fixings for a holiday meal. For $25 you can sponsor a local family's Thanksgiving meal.Let's Talk Turkey Food Distributions will be held at the following three locations, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Kings Beach: Kings Beach Elementary School at 8125 Steelhead Ave.Incline Village: Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center at 948 Incline WayTruckee: Community Arts Center at 10046 Church St.To sign up yourself or someone you know to receive a turkey, contact schools, churches, or social service agencies. To volunteer for Let's Talk Turkey Food Distribution or to make a donation, contact Project MANA at 775-298-0008 or visit www.projectmana.org.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.
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