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Support your local Carve Tahoe team
A benefit for team USA Calif. Tahoe/Truckee snow sculptors who are in the Carve Tahoe international snow sculpting competition will be held at Northstar California. On Saturday, Feb. 2. witness an ice carving demonstration and benefit in front of the Bar of America in Truckee, 4-8 p.m. Team Tahoe/Truckee is comprised of local sculptors Ira Kessey, Mark Davis, and Ed Winslow.
Tahoe City's Lakeside Trail
wins Engineering Excellence Award
Auerbach Engineering Corporation has received a Small Firm Merit Award from the California Chapter American Council of Engineering Companies for their work on the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail in Tahoe City.
Auerbach Engineering was contracted by the Tahoe City Public Utility District, as the prime consultant to provide consulting and civil engineering services for this invaluable endeavor. The Lakeside Trail is a multipurpose trail that provides the missing link in a network of multipurpose trails through the highly constrained urban core of Tahoe City. The trail crosses federal, state, county, and privately owned land within the environmentally sensitive shoreline of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. The trail now provides a vital link, offering an alternative mode of transportation; a recreational amenity; access to Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River; a stimulus to the marina shopping district; and exposes numerous points of interest. For more information, visit www.acec-ca.org.
Parents, have a night out
Parents' Night Out will be held this Friday, Feb. 1, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. PNO will be held the first Friday night of each month during the school year. Children ages birth to 12 years old are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before drop off. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. The church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call 530-583-1534.
Moody's First Tuesdays
Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Jeremy Mayer. A former Tahoe artist now living in Oakland, Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters and then reassembles them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. Enjoy a fascinating presentation about how Jeremy disassembles typewriters and then reassembles at Moody's in Truckee. Jeremy has been featured in Wired Magazine, Popular Mechanics and is currently in a yet-to-be released documentary about typewriters with Tom Hanks. Call Moody's to make a reservation at 530-587-8688. Visit jeremymayer.com.
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.
Learn about new laws that take effect in 2013 and how they impact employers. The workshop will be lead by Mary L. Guilfoyle and Walter Stella of the Miller Law Group in San Francisco.
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.
Truckee High Boosters Fundraiser
Do you want to show your support of Truckee High? Taco Station has generously offered 20 percent of all proceeds to be given back to Truckee High Boosters. Students, staff, and parents should take full advantage of their minimum day and dinner before Bro-man that evening. Show your support by visiting Taco Station on Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
$40 Squaw Valley Lift Tickets (regularly $99)
Squaw Valley Resort has generously donated 300 lift tickets to Sierra Senior Services to sell as a fundraiser. Tickets are good for one day of skiing or riding at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows or both during the period Feb. 3-8. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sierraseniors.org for delivery by certified mail or by other arrangements. Sierra Senior Services provides meals on wheels and other services to seniors in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area, and is currently in advanced discussions with Washoe County and IVGID to provide meals on wheels service to Incline Village. For additional information contact Sarah Deardorff of Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600.
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.
Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces
Father Daughter Dance tickets on sale
Calling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles. Dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Father Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay, Nev.
Entertainment will feature dancing, snacks, activity stations for all ages, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake. This event is an opportunity for fathers to spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs.
Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child. Purchase tickets at www.tahoesafealliance.org. Scholarships are available for families in need. The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a prix fixe dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 775-833-6724 for reservations.
Sponsored by Dress the Part(y), Tahoe Forest Hospital District, North Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.
Warm up with Project MANA's Stone Soup
This season's Stone Soup, a weekly soup night in Truckee where everyone is invited to celebrate food, live music and community. Soup is prepared and served each Sunday evening through March 10, 5-7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. in downtown Truckee. Take your own bowl and spoon and enjoy delicious soup and a good time. Donations are requested but not required.
This year Project MANA is spearheading efforts to find different groups of volunteers from the community to get involved in Stone Soup. If you or your organization is interested in preparing soup or volunteering on Sundays, contact Project MANA at 775-298-0008.
Extended Dining for Schools dates
Several North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants honor Excellence in Education's Dining for Schools cards during the extended period through March 28 including Dining Room at the Lodge at Sugar Bowl, Graham's at Squaw Valley, Jake's on the Lake, Pizza on the Hill, Rainbow Lodge, Rosie's Cafe, Rocker@Squaw, Sandy's Pub at Squaw Creek, Six Peaks Grille at Squaw Creek, Sunnyside, Summit Restaurant at Soda Springs, The Lodge at Tahoe Donner, The Soule Domain and West Shore Cafe.
Dining for Schools cards are good for 50 percent off entrees, cost $50 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use April 7 through June 13, 2013 and the extended period. Purchase one at Porters Sports Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and www.ExinEd.org. Call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.