TAHOE/TRUCKEE - 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.Help Clarence AS2 and the elvesThe Holiday Wishbox for the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments is under way. Please consider granting a Holiday Wish for the residents. There will be elves in the community helping Clarence this year, please show them the same love you have previously displayed. Call 530-587-5152 or email email@example.com.Dia de los Muertos to support Family Resource CenterThe Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRCT) presents its 6th annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 9, 5-9 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center located at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. This event, also known as "Day of the Dead," recognizes the Latin American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have passed on. This event celebrates the cultural diversity within our community. Join an evening of Mexican food, traditional dancing and songs, children's activities, altar displays, and fabulous raffle prizes. Funds raised help the Family Resource Center of Truckee. Visit www.truckeefrc.org for more information.Arts in Wellness The Colors of GratitudeWatercolor and stencil, for beginners and all levels, Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 10153 West River St., Truckee.Thanksgiving is a holiday of gratitude; an attitude of gratitude can go well beyond the turkey on the table and the pie in the oven. An attitude of gratitude can actually have health benefits like helping your immune system, and a better ability to relax. We will combine expressive painting with some basic Watercolor application. You are guaranteed to leave with a painting and a smile. Suggested donation $30 though no one is turned away. Supplies and aprons provided. Bring a lunch snack! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or call 530-414-6210. Visit artsinwellness.org.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, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Proof of residency is required. 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. To receive curbside pickup, green bags must be accessible, tied and weighing no more than 40 lbs. each. Hurricane Sandy Benefit with Bobby Jo Valentine"Armed with just a guitar and ukulele, Bobby aims straight for the heart." promises Bruce Kaplan, Folk Unlimited, speaking of Bobby Jo Valentine who will bring his warm melodies and often profound lyrics to Church of the Mountains, Nov. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. The free concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims and donations will be accepted. A California native, Bobby Jo Valentine has traveled up and down California bringing his unique music to audiences. For more information on Bobby Jo visit www.bobbyjovalentine.com. Church of the Mountains is located at 10079 Church Street across from the Community Arts Center in Truckee. For more information call 530-587-4407.Kindred Art event to include drumming, art and hikeKindred Art and Folk Institute is offering a special full day session for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 10015 Palisades Drive, Ste. A4, Truckee, Martis Village Complex.The session will offer "Drums, Rhythm & Culture" with Laurie Martin of RhythmU. Rhythm is a universal language that bridges differences of culture, race, and gender. For students of all ages, playing a drum or rhythm instrument in a safe and fun environment gives them a new voice to express themselves and interact with others. Once the circle has come back to silence express thoughts visually by working with free association pastels to capture the moment. The day will also include a hike and cooking in the afternoon.Pre-registration is required for these sessions to ensure the correct number of instruments and supplies. For more information and registration for these events please contact Kindred by phone 530-205-7336 or by email email@example.com. Visit kindredtruckee.org.Festive Fall Art at Tahoe Community Nursery SchoolMonday, Nov. 12, 2-2:45 p.m., Tahoe Community Nursery School, 3125 North Lake Blvd. (adjacent to the Lutheran Church) at the top of Dollar Hill on Hwy. 28. Free event to experience Tahoe City's nursery school and its awesome teachers. There will be festive fall art and story time. This event is for children ages 18 months-3 years and their parent(s). A parent needs to attend with child). Call Angela Bruno at 530-583-3331 or visit www.tahoeschool.com. Winter Ski Resort update to be featuredat Nov. 13 Good Morning TruckeeWith more than 2 feet of snow of falling in October and more on the way, it's time to look forward to the 2012/13 winter ski season.Bob Roberts, president of the California Ski Industry Association (CSIA), will give an overall update of the industry. The balance of the program will be an energizing, fast-paced line-up of reports on what's new at 10 resorts.Good Morning Truckee is a community forum presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.Good Morning Truckee is open to the public - everyone is invited. It is held second Tuesdays at Truckee Tahoe Airport 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast.Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, and the Town of Truckee. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available.Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts ShowSaturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, Sierra College Tahoe Truckee presents an emporium of handcrafted wares by local fine artists and craftspeople at the Second Annual Handmade Holiday event on campus. Sponsored by More Creative, the College's Student Art Club, the festive event will include live music, food, and a variety of artworks for sale in all price ranges. Artisan application forms are due by Nov. 16 available on the website. For more information email email@example.com. Sierra College Tahoe Truckee is located at 11001 College Trail, Truckee. Visit www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/visit/tahoe-truckee/index.php.It's My Community Store expands to TahoeIt's My Community Store, a Sparks-based office supply company that gives up to 10 percent of every order to a charity of the customer's choosing is expanding to North Lake Tahoe."By adding the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation to our list of nonprofits it gives Tahoe locals a chance to give back to a charity in their own back yard," said Jenifer Rose, CEO of It's My Community Store.It's My Community store allows businesses to order the office supplies that they already buy (toner, pens, folders, etc.) but at the same time they can give back to their community. Crystal Bay Casino, one of It's My Community Stores largest Tahoe businesses chooses to have their 10 percent sent to Kids and Horses, a Minden-based organization.It's My Community Store is always looking for more Tahoe based nonprofits and businesses. Visit www.itsmycommunitystore.com for details and to register.NTBA See's Candies Holiday Fundraiser announcedAn old-time tradition, See's Candies are a quick way to take care of people on your holiday shopping list, sure to please, and/or stock up on a few "just in case" gifts. Choose from a wide assortment of See's chocolates including truffles, milk, dark and assorted and additional See's treats such as peanut brittle, lollipops, peppermints, and molasses chips. Prices start at $6.80 for 4-ounce box and $17-$19.40 for 1-pound boxes. Select 2-pound boxes are also available.Your purchase will support NTBA, the nonprofit organization that strives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in North Tahoe's Bay to Bay communities including Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach and Crystal Bay.To place an order call at 530-546-9000 or download an order form at www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org. Payment is due when order is placed, deadline is Nov. 21. See's orders will be available for pick up at the NTBA office Dec. 7-21 inside the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.For more information visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000.