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First Friday at Riverside
Riverside Studios will host an art opening to welcome a new member/partner. Patrick Blide sees a rancher’s rusted pile of twisted metal, old machinery parts and forgotten tools as a treasure trove. Patrick transforms the static into whimsical characters via hammer, anvil and flame. All are invited to the opening exhibition, Oct. 4, 4-8 p.m. at Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. Visit www.riversideartstudios.com or call 530-587-3789.
Donner Party Hike
Oct. 5-6. Explore the region on interpretive walks and hikes. Imagine the clip-clop of oxen and the rumble of wagon wheels, as countless emigrants scaled the mighty Sierra Nevada in search of a better life. Learn about the success of the Stephens Party; the tragic Donner Party; and the importance of the transcontinental railroad. Put on your hiking boots and explore Truckee’s history. Visit www.truckeechamber.com.
Win Chocolate, Wine and Roses tickets
In North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, 12 percent of high school students reported being in an unhealthy relationship. Statistics show one in five women and one in seven men who experience intimate partner violence (IPV), first experienced IPV between 11 and 17 years old. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, Tahoe SAFE Alliance provided services to 431 survivors of DV/IPV. Tahoe SAFE Alliance services include a 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, counseling, and community education. Tahoe SAFE Alliance will be at Oktoberfest on Oct. 5 in Incline Village. Enter to win Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival tickets for Nov. 2, 7-10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom.
Pancake breakfast to benefit seniors
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the senior meals program and Meals on Wheels will be held on Oct. 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Tahoe Forest Hospital Auxiliary. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, Children: $3. Arrive early.
Cross country conditioning
Warm up to Tahoe Donner’s masters preseason conditioning program at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. Sessions will focus on effective movement coordination, core/glute recruitment, ski-specific strengthening, technique instruction and progressive intensity interval workouts, Oct. 8-Nov. 26, 9:30-11 a.m. Call 530-587-9484 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/cross-country.
Job Fair at Resort at Squaw Creek
Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, in the Grand Sierra Ballroom. Are you looking for an authentic Lake Tahoe work experience this winter? The Resort at Squaw Creek, seeks friendly, service-minded individuals. Job openings include: Winter sports positions, food and beverage, culinary, spa, front office and more. For more info call human resources at 530-584-4033.
Sierra College Career and Job Expo
Attend the free Career and Job Expo on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus on Oct. 9, 5-6:30 p.m. Representatives from Alpine Meadows / Squaw Valley, Bank of the West, One Stop Business and Career Center, Panda Express, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Tahoe Forest Hospice, town of Truckee, Tahoe National Forest, Wells Fargo will be on site. Contact Nicole Cheslock at 415-902-8494 or email@example.com.
Silicon Mountain to meet
The Silicon Mountain Group will welcome Max Haynes and Mark Miller from Car Loans Incorporated to present “A Technology Company that Does Finance – Car Loans Incorporated.” Hear how two Tahoe locals are merging their backgrounds in finance and technology to deliver an unprecedented level of customer service to borrowers and small car dealers, while providing investors a collateralized, high-interest product, Monday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, Tahoe Donner, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital. Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn, Facebook, wwww.TahoeSiliconMountain.com or http://bit.ly/14XGofL.
Spanish first-time homebuyer’s event
Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m. Dickson Realty will hold a first-time home buyer’s event for Spanish speaking community members (and anybody else, of course) in Spanish! The evening will focus on the basics of buying a home. What is needed to get started, what you might be asked during the process, and what will happen at the signing table. It will be conducted with a very basic vocabulary — no fancy-industry-related-lingo — but with very simple explanations. The event is free of charge and at Hotel Truckee Tahoe Inn, formerly Best Western, 11331 Brockway Road in Truckee. Contact Anna Grahn-Nilsson at Dickson Realty for information at 530-550-5018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sugar Bowl job fair
Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge is holding its annual job fair on Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Judah Lodge. Positions are open in many departments, from terrain park, hotel, food and beverage, and more. Managers and supervisors conduct interviews, with many positions on site for exceptional candidates. Sugar Bowl employees enjoy free unrestricted season passes, discounted tickets for friends and family, 50 percent off food, discounted lessons and rentals, and more. Sugar Bowl also offers employee housing on property, as well as at Donner Summit Lodge. Visit www.sugarbowl.com.
HO! HO! Holiday Wish Box needs you
The Holiday Wish Box needs your support. This is a wonderful holiday party for area seniors, complete with luncheon, a visit from Santa, holiday performances by local children, and presents! The Truckee Donner Senior Apartment residents will make wishes of $25. To grant one of their wishes, please call organizer “Clarence-ASC” at 530-587-5152 or e-mail email@example.com. Matching will start on Oct. 15, to be delivered to Clarence at the TD Senior Apartment complex by Dec. 5. They will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Holiday Wish box is not connected with the Meals on Wheels or any Sierra Senior Services programs. Many elves are needed! Merchants are encouraged to help fill “goody bags” with product — email firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-562-3018.