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.Help Todd gather glassesTodd Lemma, Jr. from the Custom Learning Academy is collecting glasses for One Sight, an organization that donates eyewear and sun protection world wide. Please drop off your unwanted glasses to the Custom Learning Academy in Tahoe Donner, The KidZone Museum, Plumas Bank, CoffeeBar, or the Unique Boutique by Nov. 16.An Elegant AffairFriday, Nov. 16, a great excuse to get dressed up in Tahoe! This black-tie-optional food and wine tasting/silent auction event is an annual charity fundraiser for North Tahoe Boosters Club. Many of the best local restaurants (including Jake's On The Lake) and neighboring California winemakers will be represented at tables throughout two stories of Tahoe City's Boatworks Mall. For details and tickets to An Elegant Affair visit www.northtahoeboosters.org or purchase at The Store in Tahoe City. After party at Jake's On The Lake for free live music in the cafe/bar featuring Kip Yager from 8 p.m.Order by Nov. 21NTBA 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.When See's Candies are purchased through North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) it supports the nonprofit organization that strives to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in North Tahoe's Bay to Bay communities.To place an order contact NTBA staff at 530-546-9000 or download an order form at www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org. Payment with cash, check or credit card is due when order is placed.See's Candies order deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 21. See's orders will be available for pick up at the NTBA office Dec. 7-21 at the office inside the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.This will be your only chance to order See's Candies through NTBA as they will not be on sale at the North Tahoe Event Center this holiday season.For more information visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000. Soroptimist toy drive announcedChristmas may be a month 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 email@example.com 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! Magical Memories to kick offResort at Squaw Creek's Magical Memories holiday celebration kicks into high gear on Nov. 23 with the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place in the evening. Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley and professional skier Amie Engerbretson will make an appearance during the Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony. Winter Wonderland Locals' Nights take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and 12 with free musical performances, ice skating and complimentary hot cocoa. For reservations and information call 800-401-9501. For more information www.visitsquawcreek.com.SVPOA Fall Mixer to discuss development plansThe Squaw Valley Property Owners Association invites members and guests to a Fall Mixer on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Resort at Squaw Creek to hear the latest about the Squaw Valley Village Development plans.Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor, will discuss the Development Plan from a supervisor's point of view. Alex Fisch, the county planner responsible for the development project, will discuss steps involved in the project implementation. Comments or concerns which are addressed to Jennifer or Alex before and during the gathering will be included in the public comments on the NOP. Chevis Hosea, manager of the development, will also be available to answer questions concerning the project. There is no cost for SVPOA members to attend the Mixer. Cost for non-members is $10. A social hour, 5-6 p.m., will precede the presentation, 6-7 p.m.Breakfast with Santa & Craft Bazaar 2012Snow has already made its presence felt and the holiday season is approaching fast. The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce its 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa & Craft Bazaar at Rideout Community Center, Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This family event, co-sponsored by the Tahoe City Rotary Club, will be a warm addition to your holiday festivities.The pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:30 a.m. with the Craft Bazaar running until 12:30 p.m. There will be photo opportunities, letters to Santa, craft projects, and of course, Santa with a sack full of gifts for the kids! Be sure to bring your check book to get a jump start on the holiday shopping. Price is $3 if you register in advance and $5 at the door.For more information or to register contact Shaun, Recreation Coordinator for the Tahoe City Parks & Recreation Department, at 530-583-3440.Volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West is looking for event support volunteers for the 2013 Winter season in the Truckee/Tahoe area. They are gearing up for the upcoming "Ability BASH" fundraiser on April 6 at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. The BASH is a banquet honoring 25 Wounded Warriors disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan who participate in a week-long winter sports camp with Disabled Sports. Disabled Sports is in need of people to help with pre-event preparations and also people to help with event execution on the day and/or night of the BASH.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and also go to www.disabledsports.net to fill out a volunteer profile if you are interested in being an event volunteer for Disabled Sports.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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