5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake TahoeIf you love your dog, and like to party, get ready for an evening of dinner, dancing, and lot of fun by supporting the local Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at their 5th Annual Black Tie and Tails fundraising event, this Saturday, February 16, 2013 starting at 5:30 pm at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

If you’ll be up in the greater TruckeeLake Tahoe area for the President’s Weekend, this event promises to be a lot of fun for you and your dog.  Be prepared to see everyone, including our furry friends decked out in their finest black tie attire.

100% of the funds raised benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, so if you’re looking for a way to support the community and the animals the Humane Society helps, this is a fun and easy way to do it.  Here are the details:

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event – Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California

Tickets – $150 /person + 1 Dog  – Table Sponsorship is also Available

To purchase tickets, or for more information call 530.587-5948, or go to www.HSTT.org

This is a one-of-a-kind event and with only 300 seats it sells out every year!  If you can’t attend, but would like to support the local Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe you can still make a difference with a contribution to the organization.  Every donation makes a difference.

Get ready to show off your dog at the 5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event this Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS,   Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com  Tahoe City, California.

5th Annual Black Tie and Tails Event 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California I’m taking a great idea from DeeDee Riley, a REALTOR in El Dorado Hills, California who recently thanked a local business when she too was lucky and won a wonderful floral center piece.  She did a wonderful job of thanking that business that had made the charitable donation to an event she recently attended.  So I’m following her lead!

At the very first North Lake Tahoe, Toys for Tots Collection Party they had a raffle giving away a lot of special prizes.  You had to be present to win, and all I needed was ticket 134 to be called.

Yes, I buy a lottery ticket every once in a while and I love the thought of having my ticket number called.  At the Toys for Tots Collection Party my number was called – WINNER!!!

Thank you Michelle Seeley, Hair Stylist, at Salon Bella Vita, in Tahoe City, California for donating your time and services for the local Tahoe Toys for Tots campaign. I was lucky and I won a gift certificate to have a Men’s or Women’s hair cut.  What a great prize to win!

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California So many local Tahoe businesses gave gift certificates, services, and great donations in order to encourage the Toys for Tots turn-out, and this is my opportunity to say “Thank You” to everyone that made a donation to help the Toys for Tots collection efforts!

Thank you Salon Bella Vita for your kind and generous donations to the Toys for Tots campaign and for your continued support of the Tahoe community.

The next time you’re in the greater Tahoe City area, and you need your hair done, check out Salon Bella Vita.

You can find them at:

Salon Bella Vita

Cobblestone Mall, 475 North Lake Blvd., Suite 257

Tahoe City, CA 

530.583.1364

Tell the great people at Salon Bella Vita in Tahoe City, you appreciate their support of our local non-profit groups!

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Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

The River Ranch Lodge and the United States Marine Corps Reserve are hosting the last of their Toys for Tots Collection Party tonight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the River Ranch Lodge in Alpine Meadows, California.

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge - Alpine Meadows, California This is your last chance to have some holiday fun and be a part of the Toys for Tots kick-off parties.    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign has set a goal to collect 1,500 toys for local North Lake Tahoe children in need and they are well on their way, but the still need your help.

You’ll find toy collection sites through-out the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area in many local businesses, but the final drop-off deadline is only 2 days away – Friday, December 14, 2012.

The River Ranch will be offering discounted appetizers, free s’mores, cookies, and cocoa will be served, along with half priced dinners and $3 cocktails.  There will also be live music by the North Tahoe Jazz Band.

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge - Alpine Meadows, California Here are the details:

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

Where: River Ranch Lodge, Highway 89 South and Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, California

When:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 –  5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 17 years

To make a donation, contact Elaine Durazo, LCO at 530.583.5581, or check out http://TahoeTruckee.ToysForTots.com

If you don’t know what toy to buy you can always write a check (make it payable to “Toys for Tots Tahoe-Truckee”) and give a monetary donation.  Any new, unwrapped toy/gift is greatly appreciated.

There are only two more days after today to get your new, unwrapped toy to a donation center.  Tonight is the last chance to enjoy a Toys for Tots Kick-Off party.

If you miss tonight, don’t forget Moody’s Bistro in Truckee is giving each customer one drink and/or dessert with every toy donated by December 14, 2012, so even if you can’t get to the last kick-off party there are still many ways to enjoy in the collection efforts.

Every gift and donation counts!  This is your chance to make a difference in a holiday for the local Tahoe-Truckee area children so come out and have some fun at the River Ranch Lodge event and bring a new toy!

See you at Toys for Tots, River Ranch party tonight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Alpine Meadows, California!

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com ,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Toys for Tots, River Ranch Lodge – Alpine Meadows, California

Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California

Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California

Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria and the United States Marine Corps Reserve are hosting a Chamber Mixer and Toys for Tots Collection Party tonight, Monday, December 10, 2012 at Zano’s restaurant in Truckee, California.

Tonight is the third kick-off collection party for Toys for Tots.    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign has set a goal to collect 1,500 toys for local North Lake Tahoe children in need.

You’ll find toy collection sites through-out the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area in many local businesses.  You can bring your new, unwrapped toy to one of the four Toys for Tots kick-off parties, or you can drop off your new, unwrapped toys at any of the local businesses, including all Coldwell Banker offices.

Zano’s is the only Toys for Tots collection kick-off party in Truckee.   This year Zano’s will be providing free appetizers, desserts, a no-host bar, and live music by Sheldon Felich!  Santa will also be present for photos and handing out candy canes.

Here are the details:

Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California  

Where: Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When:  Monday, December 10, 2012 –  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 17 years

For more information on the upcoming Toys for Tots events, to make a donation, or to become a collection site contact Elaine Durazo, LCO at 530.583.5581, or check out http://TahoeTruckee.ToysForTots.com

If you don’t know what toy to buy you can always write a check (make it payable to “Toys for Tots Tahoe-Truckee”) and give a monetary donation.  Any new, unwrapped toy/gift is greatly appreciated.

There is only one more Toys for Tots Kick-Off party after tonight – Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the River Ranch Lodge, Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road.

Don’t forget Moody’s Bistro in Truckee is giving each customer one drink and/or dessert with every toy donated by December 14, 2012, so even if you can’t get to one of the kick-off parties there are still many ways to enjoy in the collection efforts.

Giving comes in so many different ways, this is your chance to make a difference for the local Tahoe-Truckee area children so come out and have some fun at Zano’s Toys for Tots event.

See you at Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California, tonight, Monday,  December 10, 2012!

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Toys for Tots, Zano’s – Truckee, California

Truckee Community Christmas

Truckee Community Christmas  

Truckee Community Christmas  Once again the Truckee Community Christmas is busy collecting donations for Truckee’s neediest families over the holiday season.

The Truckee Community Christmas is a non-profit organization which is working with several other non-profit groups in the area that are collecting food, toys, coats, and other items a family needs and distributes them to local Tahoe families that need assistance during the holiday season.

Last year, the Truckee Community Christmas program benefited approximately 215 families, 25 teenage moms and their babies, 60 low income seniors, and 60 homebound seniors.  This year the need is just as great, and any donation is greatly appreciated.

You’ll find the Truckee Community Christmas collection sites at many of the local holiday events, but you’ll also find them collecting non-perishable goods at Safeway and Savemart in Truckee this year.

If you don’t have time to shop, or drop by a donation, this year you can donate cash via Paypal on their new website www.TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com.

Welcome to Truckee, California If you’d like to volunteer a few hours and help with the Truckee Community Christmas collection efforts, they need people to help at the grocery stores this weekend, December 15 – 16, 2012.  They can also use volunteers in the stores during the weekdays.  Having volunteers in the stores greatly increases the visibility of the collection program and increases local donations.  If you have some free time and would like to help with collections, or with their other efforts contact Lynn Richardson at 530.587.7474.

They also need help wrapping toys.  To volunteer to wrap toys at Sierra Mountain Education Center, call Alissa Just at Mountain Home Center, 530-587-6681, extension 11. Wrapping efforts are set for Thursday, Dec. 20-21, 2012.

The Truckee Community Christmas Programs has several different collection drives going on right now:

  • FOOD DRIVE:
  • All food products should be non-perishable (no expired food, or homemade, canned or baked goods). Cash and gift card donations are gratefully accepted. Food collection bins are out and located by the exits of Safeway and Save Mart and at ten other drop-off points in town and will be there until December 16, 2012.
  • COAT DRIVE:
  • Warm, clean, gently used coats (no holes or broken zippers please) can be dropped off at Church of the Mountains on Church Street in downtown Truckee or at Sierra Bible Church on Brockway Road through Dec. 19.
  • Drop off Locations:
  • Church of the Mountains address: 10079 Church Street, Truckee. Contact church secretary Cathie Foley, 530-587-4407, email: comumc@sbcglobal.net
  • Sierra Bible Church address: 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. Contact Pastor Wayne Hoag, 530-587-6025 email: wayne@sbctruckee.com
  • TOY DRIVE:
  • The toy collection drive is being headed by the Soroptimist club of Truckee.   Toy collection barrels can be found all over town. Donate new, unwrapped toys in the big red barrels at area banks, Safeway,
    Save Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, law offices, the Sierra Sun office, schools, real estate offices and homeowner association clubhouses.
  • Wrapping paper is also needed. To volunteer to wrap toys at Sierra Mountain Education Center, call Alissa Just at Mountain Home Center, 530-587-6681, extension 11. Wrapping efforts are set for Thursday, Dec. 20-21, 2012.
  • SENIORS:
  • The Queen of Hearts Foundation and the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation is organizing the senior program, which provides gifts and grocery gift cards and food to identified low income seniors and to area homebound seniors.
  • Homebound seniors are being taken care of by the Queen of Hearts Foundation and the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation (who can be reached at 530-587-1776). The Adopt A Senior program is being run by Sierra Senior Services. For information on this program call (530) 550-7600.

Giving any gift to the Truckee Community Christmas program does make a difference in our community!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com ,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Truckee Community Christmas