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 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.Magical Memories slated for Nov. 23Resort 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. This year, Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, along with professional skier Amie Engerbretson, 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 visit www.visitsquawcreek.com.Boys & Girls Junior Basketball LeagueIs your child interested in learning how to play basketball? Junior basketball league is a four-week long developmental basketball program where each participant will be given the opportunity to acquire and fine tune their basketball skills. Instructors will focus on individual development while instilling each individual with the importance of working as a team. Each session will be a balance of instruction with control play on the newly renovated gym floor at the Rideout Community Center.Sign up by Wednesday, Nov. 21 to guarantee a spot and a 2013 T-shirt.Dates: Nov. 26-Dec. 17; 3:15-4:15 p.m., first-third grade; 4:30-5:30 p.m., fourth grad and up; Rideout Community Center; cost is $45 resident, $50 non-resident; instructor Shaun and recreation staff. For information, contact Shaun at ShaunC@tcpud.org or 530-583-3440, ext. 14.Swim during Thanksgiving vacationThe Truckee Pool will be open for combo swim during the Thanksgiving Break. Win a free 30-day pool pass during the daily penny toss contest this week! Twenty pennies will be thrown into the pool at the beginning of the shift. Children and adults can dive for the pennies, collecting them and looking for the "white" penny. Whoever finds it will receive a free pass. The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Community Swimming Pool is located behind Truckee High School. The combo swim hours are Saturday and Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 1-3 p.m. and Friday 1-3 p.m. Lap swimming Wednesday 6-9 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Friday 6-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.The pool will also be open for lap swimming only Thanksgiving morning from 7-10 a.m. Please call 530-582-7720 for more information and to confirm schedule.Beginning guitar class for adultsThe Tahoe Music Institute is currently registering adult students for a beginning guitar class. The class, taught by Kerry Andras of local band Sneaky Creatures, is focused on learning the basics of playing guitar and covers topics such as tuning, chords, strumming, chord progressions, music theory, singing, folk and campfire songs. Classes meet Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Music Institute located at 2810 Lake Forest Road in Tahoe City. Call Shauna at 530-581-0618 or email email@example.com for details or to register. Soroptimist See's Candy SalesNeed some sweets for a lucky person on your holiday list? Looking for easy stocking stuffers for family, co-workers and friends? The holidays are here and the members of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are once again selling See's Candies. The last day to order is Monday, Nov. 26. All candy will arrive before the Christmas holiday. Contact your local Soroptimist member or Nancy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, contact President Noel Trim at email@example.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. Far West Nordic 2012 Season Kickoff PartyDec. 9, 5-8 p.m., Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, 10142 Rue Hilltop Road, Truckee. Contact Far West Nordic at 530-852-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 5-6 p.m. social hour with no-host bar; 6-7 p.m. dinner, three-course meal with choice of entre; 7-7:45 p.m. guest speaker Grant Korgan with audiovisual presentation; 7:45-8:15 p.m. questions and book signing.Grant's extraordinary achievements and universal message of survival has helped him to become a renowned and sought-after keynote speaker. While his own story is one of overcoming a significant challenge, Grant's message isn't about obstacles. It's about deciding what you want in life, focusing on what is working, and at all points choosing positivity through adversity - these are Grant's "3 Points of Possibility," the keys to meeting adversity head-on and overcoming it joyfully.Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers.Group discount for a table of 10 Far West Nordic members $500. Tickets are available online and at Tahoe Posters (10095 West River Street, Truckee), and at Alpenglow Sports (415 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City)Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the door for some great prizes to help you get ready for the ski season.Lake Tahoe: State of the Lake PresentationWith Dr. Geoff Schladow, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Dec. 13, no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m. Cost: $5 donation suggested.In the UC Davis Tahoe: State of the Lake Report, natural variability, long-term change and human activity have affected the lake's clarity, physics, chemistry and biology over the previous year are summarized. The data shown reveal a unique record of trends and patterns - the result of natural forces and human actions that operate at time scales ranging from days to decades. These patterns tell us that Lake Tahoe is a complex ecosystem, behaving in ways we don't always expect.Geoffrey Schladow is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis, and Director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.For more information contact Heather Seagull, 775-881-7562 or email@example.com. For the complete State of the Lake Report visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/stateofthelake/.Cabin Fever and Truckee Jazz Band to perform holiday musicThe group will perform holiday music in downtown Truckee weekends and some weekdays about noon-3 p.m. weather permitting, through the New Year. Donations will go toward the Truckee High School Jazz Band.
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