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Tahoe Donner to celebrate National Ski Safety Week
As part of National Ski Safety Week, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area presents two events this weekend on Jan. 26 and 27.
On Saturday, Jan 26, 9-11 a.m., skiers may learn chairlift safety on Tahoe Donner Downhill's practice chair with a professional. Sunday, Jan. 27 will feature a children's Mountain Safety Scavenger Hunt. Meet on the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area lodge deck at 10:30 a.m., where the adventure will start. Prizes will be awarded to the groups who collect the most items.
National Ski Safety Week, created by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), occurs each year in January. NSAA ski resort members participate with a variety of initiatives to held educate skiers and snowboarders on safety and common sense issues while on the slopes. Tahoe Donner's safety events offer families an opportunity to learn basic tips on how to be safe while skiing or riding.
Truckee High School Band Telethon Jan. 26
On Saturday, Jan. 26, 3-9 p.m., the Truckee High School Band will hold their 13th Annual Telethon. Telethon is a fun-filled variety show hosted by band members and broadcast live on local cable channel 6 and 24 and streaming live at www.ttctv.org. The event raises funds to support music in the school, including the purchase and repair of instruments, scholarships to music camps, and band tour - a four-day event where the band plays at veterans homes, children's hospitals, senior centers, and elementary schools in the Truckee-Tahoe area as well as Reno and Sacramento. Donations to the band can be made during the Telethon by calling 530-582-2777 or by going to www.thsbands.com. Donations greater than $25 are eligible for a prize and allow the donator to challenge students to perform live during the event. All donations are tax deductible.
12th Annual Truckee Bingo Night
and Spaghetti Dinner
Celebrate with Sierra Senior Services at the 12th Annual Truckee Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner - a perfect evening out for the family. This event benefits Truckee and North Tahoe area seniors, homebound, and disabled adults who rely on freshly cooked meals seven days a week provided by the area's Meals on Wheels volunteers.
Join the fun-filled social event Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Tickets are $20 each in advance. A no-host bar opens at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Enjoy a delicious Italian feast with dessert and coffee.
After dinner, bingo balls are poppin' 7-9 p.m. with 10 games for $10, followed by a $10 blackout game. Raffle prizes and a silent auction keep the evening stirring. Raffle prizes include a Calistoga Spa Package, Southwest Airlines tickets (two). Cost is $10 each or three for $20.
Tickets are available online at www.sierraseniors.org or at Sierra Senior Services, Plumas Bank and at the Community Recreation Center.
For more information, call 530-550-7600.
Rotary to host Valentine Party and Crab Feed
Valentine Party and Crab Feed announced for Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host an all-you-can eat crab feed Friday night at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dinner will include fresh Bay Area Dungeness Crab, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $45 adults and $20 children 14 and under. For tickets (limited) mail check made out to Rotary to Mike Baffone, P.O. Box 218, Kings Beach, CA, 96143 or call 530-546-0378.
Ski and ride for $35 or less to benefit local schools
Downhill resort tickets may be pre-purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Porters Sports in Truckee and Tahoe Dave's in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach. Cross-country resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at Paco's in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are accepted at all store outlets and credit cards are accepted at Tahoe Dave's outlets. Tickets are not refundable.
Tahoe Donner Ski Area, $25 lift ticket valid any one day, Jan. 27-Feb. 1; Tahoe Cross County, $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 27-Feb. 1; Resort at Squaw Creek, $15 trail pass valid any one day, Feb. 3 -9; Sugar Bowl, $35 lift ticket valid any one day, March 23-29; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from April 7 through end of season.
Proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation. For more information and updates, visit www.exined.org.
Valentine call to artists
Art Obsessions Gallery is having a Valentine Art Show, Feb. 1-20. They invite all artists and crafters to participate. The theme is "love." All media types are encouraged. Works should be submitted by Monday, Jan. 28. Submissions will be limited to the gallery space available so don't delay. There is no formal application or exhibit fee. There will be a 20 percent gallery commission. Please submit your name, phone, email address and media type to Art Obsessions. Art opening will be held Feb. 1 during First Friday. Art Obsessions will also have a "Valentine Special Event" on Feb. 14. Email Jane Lufkin at the gallery about your interest and questions at Artobsessions1@msn.com or call 530-550-9688.
North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center announces First Friday
First Friday at the Visitor Center to feature "Love is in the Air" - stories of true love in the Sierra, Friday, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. This free event will feature Mark McLaughlin, the Storm King. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center is getting in the mood to celebrate Valentine's Day with this fun free event. Mix and mingle at 5 p.m. while tasting fine wines provided by Petra Wine Bar. At 5:30 p.m., McLaughlin will weave tales of love in the Sierra like only he can do. Sponsored by Petra Wine Bar at Northstar. For information call Kym Fabel, NLT Visitor Center Manager at 530-581-6900 or e-mail kym@PureTahoeNorth.com. First Friday, March 1, will showcase the rescue dogs of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
First Friday and Fiber Arts
On Feb. 1, TPAC and the Downtown Merchants Association are teaming to make Art first on First Friday. The Fiber Arts opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. The Fiber Arts show will feature regional artists' creations, as well as wine, food and live music. Visitors to the Fiber Arts show will receive a coupon for 10 percent off participating downtown merchants on First Friday. Need another reason to go out on First Friday? Try the Joe Craven show sponsored by Arts for the Schools.
Dads in Drag Fundraiser
Complimentary food, drink specials, live music by the King Steppers, a beautiful location at the Big Water Grille, and the best entertainment you'll find in Incline Village on Tuesday, Feb. 5. It's the annual Dads in Drag Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the Kings Beach Parents' Co-op. Take part in the Retro Prom Theme by coming dressed for the prom of your favorite era from the 1950s to the present - and beyond. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m., with a silent auction and the not-to-be-missed fashion show. Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple. Contact the Kings Beach Parents Co-op for more information and tickets at 530-546-7519, www.kingsbeachparentscoop.org.
Legal update seminar Feb. 8 in Truckee
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) are offering "Legal Update for California Business Leaders and Managers" Friday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon at Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee.
Registration is $55/person for chamber and SHRA members and $65/person for non-members. Walk-in registration is $60/person for chamber and SHRA members and $70/person for non-members.
To register and for more information call Laura Moriarty of SHRA at 530-573-0224 or Membership Manager Deanna Frumenti of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association at 530-581-8764 or email@example.com. Attendees can also register online at www.sierrahra.com.