Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

Village Notes: What’s happening in our community

October 29, 2014 — 

Please, please be sure to drive carefully tonight, Thursday, Oct. 30, on Incline Way, Highway 28 and Country Club Drive. Our annual community Halloween Extravaganza, the Trail of Treats and Terror, is happening at the DWR Center, IVGID Recreation Center, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College. And, Friday night, watch for trick-or-treaters in the Country Club area neighborhoods.

Also remember Nevada Day is on Friday and many businesses and agencies, including the IVGID administration building and the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, will be closed. Visit www.nevadaday.com for information on the parade Saturday in Carson City and other events. Sunday morning catch another hour of sleep as we fall back to normal time.

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Locals gather to christen Kings Beach Community House

October 23, 2014 — 

Braving the low temperatures, more than 100 community members gathered Monday evening to celebrate and appreciate the opening of Community House, a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation project.

Community House is a bright new spot in Kings Beach that provides services, in an integrated way, to families and individuals in need.

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Second annual Tahoe City Grill Fest rewards foodies

October 23, 2014 — 

North Tahoe residents and visitors came out in force to enjoy great BBQ and pick their favorites from some of the area’s best grill masters at the second annual Tahoe City Grill Fest on Oct. 11

Fragrant aromas rising from the grills on a gorgeous fall day at the lake made for a great day of food and fun and music.

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Incline nonprofit awards 4 scholarships for 2014

October 22, 2014 — 

As a result of our successful fundraiser in 2013, OverAchievers — a Nevada 501c3 nonprofit based in Incline Village — awarded a total of four scholarships in 2014.

The recipients are recent graduates of Incline, Reno and Carson high schools. The recipients have demonstrated their excellence in academics, a significant community service contribution, and the ability to overcome challenging circumstances to succeed.

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Veterans Club hosts inaugural military ball

October 22, 2014 — 

Polished brass, medals, awards, and countless years worth of collective military accomplishments were amassed at the Tahoe Grand Ballroom at the Chateau on Oct. 9, thanks to the efforts of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club.

Under the auspices of the IVGID Parks & Recreation Department-Senior Programs, the IV/CB Veterans Club hosted the first “Military Ball,” an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment for the entire community including local veterans, dignitaries and military supporters, with more than 130 in attendance.

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 22, 2014 — 

What are we waiting for? Now is the time for pray for snow parties. We have everyone ready to hit the slopes and just need something white to fall on.

Let’s get out and do a village pray for snow event at the beach this weekend — the weather might just cooperate if we ask.

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Family in running for $30K cafeteria makeover at Glenshire Elementary

October 21, 2014 — 

The Scherfenberg family, residents of Truckee, have entered the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, a program sponsored by Uncle Ben’s that encourages children to make healthier choices by getting them interested in cooking at an early age.

Parents with children in kindergarten through eighth grade were asked to submit a home video that showed the family in the kitchen introducing a rice-based dish they prepared and discussing their experience cooking together.

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Tahoe League for Charity hosts David C. Antonucci

October 21, 2014 — 

On Oct. 2, members of Tahoe League for Charity held a fundraising dinner at Petra’s at Northstar Village.

Twenty-eight members and spouses were in attendance to enjoy a delicious meal and signature wines followed by a marshmallow roast and s’mores indulgence around the patio fire-pit.

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Upcoming events at the Incline Library

October 15, 2014 — 

Below is a list of events happening in the coming days Incline Village Library, as provided by Washoe County. Visit washoecounty.us/library to learn more:

Chamber of Commerce Networking Event: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16

North Lake Tahoe Chamber: Coffee and Chocolate. Take a break and amp up your business and your productivity for the rest of the day. Meet other locals in the business community, make new contacts and develop lasting relationships for your business.

 

Incline Village Meeting Room Open House: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16

Looking for a place to meet-up? Need a space to collaborate, brainstorm, cowork, or co-create? The Incline Village Library may have just what you need in its re-visioned meeting room. The room includes multiple mobile, configurable furnishings, mobile white boards, 60 chairs for presentations or events, 80-inch HD/3D smart TV with surround sound, free wifi, extended counter space, sink, microwave, coffee/tea pots and refrigerator.

 

Lifescapes: 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17

Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 15, 2014 — 

It is the season for power outages. Prepare now for a long winter and stock up with flashlights and battery-powered items — please, though, be very careful with candles. As we move into the next season at Tahoe, it is always good to be ready with your vehicle too. Be sure you have all your chains, etc. in the vehicle as winter is just around the corner.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the IVGID Recreation Center participate in the fall community blood drive. Call Cherry Barney at 775-832-5058 or visit www.bloodhero.com to set up an appointment. Walk ins are welcome.

Celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with Mark Twain and Shiloh. This will be a musical sesquicentennial show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music H. For reservations email mcavoylayne@gmail.com or call 775-833-1835.

Join the fun at the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon Saturday, Oct. 25, a fundraiser for TFS. Put together a bowling team for work, neighbors or friends and have a great time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

The annual Trail of Treats and Terror is Thursday, Oct. 30. This annual community event includes the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, the Incline Village Recreation Center, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College. Volunteers are always needed to help at this event, please contact Allison at allisone@parasol.org or call 775-298-0186 to volunteer.

Don’t forget, the adult Halloween extravaganza, the annual Creepers Ball at the Crystal Bay Casino is Friday, Oct. 31. Tickets are on sale now.

Attend the annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival, fundraiser for Tahoe SAFE Alliance on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

The Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach is Thursday, Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center. Anyone interested in helping or for more information should call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Rhonda Brockelsby on Oct. 18; and Sierra Sun Community Editor Amy Edgett, Connie Nowlin and Chuck Swing on Oct. 21. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to attend the annual Incline Village Nursery School Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Preston Field. For more information contact IVNS at 775-831-4040.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Reach donors this holiday season with 2014 Wish List

October 15, 2014 — 

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation invite residents and nonprofits to participate in our annual Non-Profit Wish List.

For the past 10 years, our Wish List has been directly connecting donors to local nonprofits during the holiday giving season.

To participate, simply provide us with information about your programs and services and we promote your organization basin-wide for free.

Beginning in November, our Wish List will be published in local newspapers, posted on our website and sent out to our fund holders.

In order to be included in the 2014 Non-Profit Wish List, you must be a 501(c)3 public charity, school or faith-based organization in good standing and serve the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The following information must be emailed to Jean Eick, Parasol communications director, at jeane@parasol.org no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, to be considered the for the Wish List:

Name of your nonprofit.

Mission statement.

Briefly describe what a donation for each of the following amounts will provide at your nonprofit: $25, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000.

For example: A donation of $25 will provide one hour of crisis counseling at ...

How can donations be made to your nonprofit? If by check, name to put on check; if by credit card, where to do this (on your website or by calling); if in person, where to drop off.

Who to contact at your nonprofit for more information. Name, phone number and email.

Website address.

Attach a copy of the organization’s IRS tax determination letter to the email.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. Visit parasol.org to learn more.

AAUW Tahoe Nevada announces matching grant program

October 13, 2014 — 

A matching grant program of up to $10,000 was recently offered to the Tahoe Nevada chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) by the Geri and Stuart Yount Family Courage Sans Peur Foundation.

In order to attain these funds, the chapter must match donations from any source by Jan. 31, 2015. The monies will benefit the AAUW’s Scholarship Fund.

The mission of the Courage Sans Peur Foundation is to encourage healthy families and to empower deserving children to become contributing members of society.

“The AAUW Scholarship Fund fits our mission perfectly,” said Mrs. Yount, “and that is why we have chosen to support it. AAUW helps deserving women in our community to achieve their higher education goals. Our family is proud to support this endeavor.”

For many years, AAUW Tahoe Nevada has raised funds in order to provide college scholarships for local high school graduates.

In 2014, AAUW Scholarships were awarded to two local graduates as well as to a local woman returning to college/trade school.

Future plans include participation in Math Camp or other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-themed events for local middle school-age girls.

The AAUW Scholarship Committee continues to be impressed by the high caliber of young women who apply. AAUW scholarships are renewable, and if the recipient remains academically qualified, will be re-awarded each year.

All community members are encouraged to support local women in achieving their potential through higher education by helping the AAUW Tahoe Nevada meet the $10,000 goal.

The AAUW Tahoe Nevada Branch is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation registered with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Contributions may be sent to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, P.O. Box 5465, Incline Village, NV, 89450.

To arrange other means of making your contribution or for questions involving an account fund transfer, please contact the AAUW Tahoe Nevada chapter Treasurer, Sandra Cloninger, at scloninger@sierranevada.edu.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

October 9, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

2014 Bowl For Kids

A Tribute to Big Brother Jamie Schou

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County is looking for bowlers and sponsors for the 2014 Bowl For Kids Sake Challenge (BFKS), held at Bowl Incline, 920 Southwood Blvd, Incline Village, Oct. 18, 3-8 p.m. The Beach Bowl-Catching the Mentoring Wave gives teams an opportunity to dress up in beach attire. This year’s event is a tribute to Jamie Schou, a Big who passed away this last year. He was instrumental in the success of Bowl for Kids Sake, and a Big Brother to his Little Brother, Sam, for five years. “When they were matched, Sam was 8 years old, and really small and quiet. He had moved to the U.S. with his mom from Russia, and was still getting used to a new environment,” said Peggy Martin, community development director for BBBS in Truckee. “Jamie really made a difference in his life, even when Jamie was diagnosed with cancer. He was a huge supporter of Bowl for Kids’ Sake because he truly believed that mentoring made a difference and had a positive impact in kid’s lives.”

Each team is made up of a maximum of five bowlers, with a minimum donation of $25 per bowler, which includes shoes and billiards. Teams can choose from three different bowling times, each an hour and 15 minutes long. There will be prizes for the top fundraiser, best team costume, and a silent auction. All funds raised support mentoring programs for North Shore Lake Tahoe and Truckee youth.

For more information call 530-587-7717, email peggy@bigsofnc.org or visit www.bigsofnc.org.

ABS 16 Local Competition

High Altitude Fitness is sponsoring a climbing competition Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration 9 a.m., climbing begins 10 a.m., finals at 3 p.m. Prizes and raffle for all divisions!

Registration $25, pre-register online at Highaltitudefit.net. Bake Sale by HAF Kid’s Climbing Club. Lunch available. High Altitude Fitness is located at 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. Call 775-831-4212 for information.

Community Wellness Day

Lake Tahoe Wellness Center is presenting a Community Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 11, 4-7 p.m.

Showing appreciation for the community and desiring to promote health within it, the Wellness Center plans to provide free demo classes, ranging from yoga to Thai Chi to aerial silks.

There will also be nutritious food, fun for the kids and raffle prizes. Proceeds from raffle go to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

All this will be punctuated by a live fire performance at 7 p.m. by Root Elements Entertainment.

LTWC is located on the corner of Wolf and Speckled in Kings Beach.

Call 530-546-8201 with any questions, or visit laketahoewellnesscenter.com or www.facebook.com/events/1494452174126256.

Healing crystal singing bowls

Healing crystal singing bowls with Jaz and Kalina, Sunday, Oct. 12, noon. Jaz and Kalina come to Tahoe from Hawaii to bring a multi-sensory experience, which is quite different from other crystal bowl performances. They are alchemists, calling forth the mystical tones of the sacred crystal singing bowls, divine source and all the senses to gently wash away stress, tension and dis-ease. Rediscover deep peace, healing, harmony and are restored to balance, wholeness and oneness. Vital life force energy, creativity and joy begin to course through your being again! Tickets: $15 prepaid, $20 at door. Call the Center at 530-581-5117, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the Marina.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 8, 2014 — 

October brings so much to Tahoe with beautiful colors mixed into the forests — and of course the hope for fresh white snow. Yes, it is time for the pray for snow parties. The earlier the better this year. Bring it on.

Bears, bears everywhere. It is time to take care of our neighborhood bears and be sure that everyone helps to keep them away from trouble. Please, please watch your neighborhoods to be sure trash is not available but also that other food items are not left in cars or garages. They are hungry and we need to protect them.

On Friday, Oct. 10, enjoy Matthew Axton, Donna Axton and Ed Platt at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall in the Village Center. Reservations at mcavoylayne@gmail.com or 775-833-1835.

On Saturday, participate in the annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Local photograph Jim Markle will lead the Incline Village walk. To participate all you need to do is visit www.worldwidephotowalk.com, find Incline Village, and sign up for the free walk. If you want more info, contact Jim at 775-815-5856.

And this weekend is the annual October Extravaganza in the Village Center. The event begins at noon on Saturday, Oct. 11, and features food, drinks, crafters and non-profits. Easel and Wine will be hosting a couple of art parties during the event. The first one begins at noon. The nonprofit beneficiary of Oktoberfest is Tahoe Family Solutions. Bring friends and spend the afternoon listening to music and enjoying a great community event. And drop off donations for Rhonda’s annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar.

TRPA and the Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division and UNR’s Business Environmental Program want to help local Incline residents keep our air clean. They are offering rebates to eligible homeowners in Incline to swap-out old wood stoves. To learn more, visit www.unrbep.org or call 775-834-3674.

The Republican Women’s Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at The Chateau features guest speaker Mark Amodei, US Congressman. He will address important issues for Nevada residents and answer questions. To RSVP, contact Lorri Waldman at memormL@aol.com or call 775-831-8039.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, join the Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW for its monthly dinner and program at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. The program is a Chautauqua presentation by Dianna Maria de Borges, based on the life of Sarah Winnemucca. RSVP for the dinner and program no later than Monday, Oct. 13, to kellyaauw@gmail.com or call 775-762-0463.

The annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon is Saturday, Oct. 25, and this popular event is a fundraiser for TFS. It also features lots of local celebrities bowling, and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information, call 775-298-0004.

Plan now for costumes for the kids at the annual Trail of Treats and Terror. The community Halloween Extravaganza will be Thursday, Oct. 30, and the trail includes the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, Incline Village Recreation Center, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College. To volunteer, contact Allison at allisone@parasol.org or call 775-298-0186.

Plan now to participate, volunteer or attend the Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center. For more information call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

Happy 11th Anniversary to Janna and Matt Rager on Oct. 17. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Ashley Rager on Oct. 14, Cookie Steinberg on Oct. 16, Jim Glazier on Oct. 17, and Rhonda Brockelsby on Oct. 18. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to attend the annual Dog Days of Fall at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burnt Cedar Pool. It is a pool party for Incline Village dogs and provides great entertainment. For information contact Pet Network Humane Society at 775-832-4404.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

October 2, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out will be held this Friday, Oct. 3, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. This is a child care program for children ages birth-12 years of age. You can drop in and pick up any time between 6-10 p.m. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. All are welcome. Activities include: Recreation, Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Call 530-583-1534 or visit www.tahoeministries.com.

My Morning Out

My Morning Out is held weekly each Tuesday morning 9 a.m.-noon at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. This is a child care program for children ages birth-5 years old. A donation of $10 per child per session is requested. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Call 530-583-1534 or visit www.tahoeministries.com.

Arts In Wellness fall creative groups

Step into a meaningful world of authentic fullness through original creative expression and celebrate yourself as a creative Divine spirit. Sharing during the “check-in” is confidential and in the interest of time and focus, supportive group affirmation kept to a minimum. The group is closed after the second week. Kings Beach Creative Group meets at the Kings Beach Community House, Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 to Dec. 22. Following “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.

Facilitated by Jennifer Schiessl, Arts In Wellness board member. Truckee Creative Group will meet at For Goodness Sake, Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m., Oct. 9 to Jan. 22 following “The Prosperous Heart” by Julia Cameron. Facilitated by Susie Alexander, Arts In Wellness founder and executive director.

To register, visit artsinwellness.org.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated to meet

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7, 11:15 a.m. in the EAA building, Truckee Tahoe Airport. A luncheon catered by Little Red Truck will cost $20. Hear Republican candidates for Truckee Town Council, Tahoe Forest Hospital Board and explanation of statewide ballot propositions. All interested Republicans are invited. RSVP to cherylastull@sbcglobal.net or call 530-587-2042.

Bunnies, Beatles and Birds!

The Nevada County Fish And Wildlife Commission, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Board Room, Truckee Sanitary District, 12304 Joeger Road.

Dr. T. Will Richardson, co-founder and co-executive director of the Tahoe institute for Natural Science (TINS) will speak about research focusing on:

Montane rabbits: The Truckee/Tahoe area has three species of rabbits and hares that occupy a critical link in the food web between vegetation and medium to large predators. Richardson

will tell us about TINS’s research work on white-tailed jackrabbits and snowshoe hares.

Tiger beetles: TINS had a unique opportunity to study the ecology of tiger beetles living along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Will will discuss the the results of that pilot study and the collaboration with a Russian biologist that led to the study.

Swainson’s Thrush: Swainson’s Thrush have become alarmingly rare throughout the Sierra Nevada. Will will describe TINS’s research to determine the breeding range, breeding success, survivorship, wintering ranges and migratory routes for Swainson Thrush populations in the Sierra Nevada. TINS began deploying optical geo-locators on territorial thrushes during the summer of 2014 to help answer research questions.

For info email rwbutler338@att.net.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

For any questions and directions call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through amazon.com.

‘Water’ opening reception

A water-themed exhibit of community art is coming to the Community Recreation center. WATER features paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. The opening reception on Friday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m., will feature art, live music, and refreshments. The show will be on display from October 2014 through January 2015.

Register for Truckee River Day

Time to grab gloves, shovels and boots and take family and friends to the 19th annual Truckee River Day on Sunday, Oct. 19. Volunteers may choose from half or full day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty.

There will be 12-15 projects, which start at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. and finish between 2 and 3 p.m.

The River Fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground. This community event is presented in partnership with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships. The fair features environmental activities and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. Food will be provided by Northstar California. Everyone is invited to the fair even if you’re not involved in restoration projects.

To participate visit TruckeeRiverWC.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 10.

Chocolate, Wine and Roses

Since 1988, chocolate and wine fans throughout Tahoe, Truckee and beyond have supported Tahoe SAFE Alliance by attending the Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival. Tickets are on sale now for this important fundraiser and this year attendees will be in for a real treat.

Two of the most notable changes this year are the addition of a wine walk and tableside chocolate tasting. The 26th Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival will be held Nov. 8, 5:30-10 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Grand Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. Tables of 10 are available for $1,250. Ticket sales, sponsorship, and event information are available at www.tahoechocolatefestival.org or by calling 775-298-0010.

Cadets show support for Incline High open house

October 1, 2014 — 

On Sept. 24, 11 cadets from the Incline High School JROTC program showed up in support of the school’s Open House.

They helped guide parents to their student’s classes as well as pass out schedules to parents.

Cadets had a booth selling tickets for the Incline Village Veterans Ball. In addition to the hallway support, four cadets provided a color guard to kick start the event.

The color guard members were as follows; C/LTC Alex Resney, C/MAJ Sara Sanchez, C/MAJ Oliver Larson and C/CPT Cristian Gonzalez.

Cadets showed discipline and leadership to help make the night a huge success.

C/CPT Alyssa Flynn is an Incline High School JROTC Highlander Battalion member.

Incline Rotary clubs receive humanitarian grant

October 1, 2014 — 

On Sept. 25, The Rotary Club of Incline Village presented a check for $1,000 to the Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline to complete the funding of a $25,000 grant from District 5190 of Rotary International for orthopedic instruments.

The grant funded a SIGN system for placing rods with in long bone fractures to stabilize the fractures at Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital in northwest Tanzania in East Africa.

At present, the hospital does not have an effective way to fix fractures of long bones, such as the thigh bone. These fractures are currently treated in traction for three to four months, and though some of these fractures heal, they often heal with unacceptable shortening and angulation.

Trauma, mostly from motor vehicles (MVA), is the leading cause of death in patients under 40 years of age in developing countries.

MVAs now kill more than 1.3 million people per year worldwide, the vast majority occurring in developing nations.

Highway building in developing nations is proceeding at a rapid pace, but often proper safety measures are not taken to prevent accidents and protect pedestrians. The very dangerous motorcycle taxis account for many accidents and deaths.

Victims are mainly boys and working age men who are the key breadwinners of families.

Death or long periods of hospitalization frequently will leave these families destitute. Injuries and deaths from MVAs are often referred to as the “neglected epidemic of the 21st century.”

Further funding of the grant was provided by the Rotary clubs of Stateline, Nev., Anthem, Ariz., and many individual Rotarians and orthopedic surgeons.

The SIGN set contains over 100 intramedullary nails and over 300 transfixing screws and will be transported to Tanzania in late October by a medical team headed by a local Rotarian.

Wend Schaefer, MD, is a member of the Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline.

Newest AmeriCorps team begins work at Lake Tahoe

October 1, 2014 — 

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014-15 AmeriCorps members started in September and already are busy at host sites.

Members are providing services focusing on education, environmental issues and community services.

Parasol’s AmeriCorps members engage our community with enthusiasm and passion. Throughout the year they will help local nonprofits by improving existing programs and creating new ones, developing relations and recruiting volunteers.

The impact each team leaves on our community ranges from innovative programs that make a difference in the lives of children in our community to helping with nutrition education.

“Everyone on this team has such unique skills and talents to bring to our community. They are already diving in to their roles and seeing how they can make a difference at their host site and our community,” said Allison Eybel, Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director. “It is such a pleasure to work with such eager, driven learners.”

The AmeriCorps program is now in its 15th year at Incline Village. Read more at parasol.org.

Jean Eick is the Communications Manager at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 1, 2014 — 

Hooray for the rain and snow. It is so nice to see the white back on the mountains. Of course we can actually see again without smoke too. And now that it is October, bring out the pumpkins and plan your costume for Halloween.

Incline Schools begin fall break Monday, Oct. 6, and return to school on Monday, Oct. 13. Have a great fall break.

There is still time to help collect coats for Rhonda’s annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. Drop off your donations when you go pick up your mail and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop at Br Bar Bar and ask.

Looking to see some live music? Go to Rookie’s Sports Bar & Grill Thursday, Oct. 3, as it continues it’s Live Music Thursdays with Paul David & The Drivers taking the stage following the football game. Music starts at 9:30 p.m.

The Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach is on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center. Anyone interested in helping with the event can attend the meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. For information, call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Watch Chef Gerard Nebesky use giant paella pans, buckets of fresh seafood and farm fresh vegetables to create paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

The annual Trail of Treats and Terror community Halloween Extravaganza will be on Thursday, Oct. 30. Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer contact Allison at allisone@parasol.org or call 775-298-0186.

The Creepers Ball at the Crystal Bay Casino is Friday, Oct. 31. Tickets are on sale now.

The Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom. This is a fundraiser for Tahoe SAFE Alliance. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

We only have one birthday to celebrate this week: Donna Axton on Oct. 6. Happy Birthday.

The Deal or Steal this week is to go to the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Community Room from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 3, and get your flu shot. For more information visit the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District website at nltfpd.net and see the list of locations available for flu shots.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Health announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

September 25, 2014 — 

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Free flu shots from Nevada County

Nevada County Health Department, 10075 Levon St., Ste. 202, Truckee, 530-582-7814.

During the month of October, Nevada County Health Department will be offering free flu shots in their office Wednesday mornings by appointment only from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 1-3:30 p.m. walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.

Party for Hardy

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m., join supporters of Whitney Hardy Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah Lodge at Party for Hardy, a gala evening fundraiser. The event will include dinner, a live auction with the Simon and Porter, a silent auction and raffle, as well as a no-host bar. The fundraiser will benefit Truckee-born Whitney, who suffered a brain injury when she was hit by a car last February in Boston. A limited number of tickets are available for $50 at Cake Tahoe, Specialty Beads, California Welcome Center, Truckee River Winery, Wild Cherries, Squaw Valley Realty, Mamasake, Tahoe Luxury Properties and New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City). Check out the Fighthardy Facebook page or call 530-587-7193.

Free LGBTQ Training

A fun, interactive and safe environment for learning more about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer on Friday Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TTUSD Board Room, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

If your organization can benefit from this free training contact the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee with any questions.

Register with the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee at bulletin@communitycollaborative.org or call 530-587-1776.

Be a Challenge Day volunteer

Volunteers are needed for the ninth grade Challenge Days. Join an inspiring day of self-discovery and community. Participate in interactive activities teaching students to “Be the Change” in their lives. Challenge Day Leaders work to create trust and connection by helping ninth-graders step out of their comfort zones through music, games and small group activities. The students learn to recognize stereotypes and labels, which makes them more willing to reach out and connect with new peers. Your job as a volunteer is to actively participate with positive energy and an open heart. Interested volunteers may email kbradley@ttusd.org.

The Challenge Day dates are: Oct. 20 and 21 Truckee High School, Oct. 23 North Tahoe High.

Women Wellness Weekend

Granlibakken Resort is hosting the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), Nov. 8 and 9. This long-loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on nutrition, aging, exercise tips, autoimmune disorders and more. The event starts with an optional yoga class and ends with a Zumba Party on Sunday. WWW is $120.00, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Visit www.granlibakken.com or email shawnalee@granlibakken.com for questions.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

September 25, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Oktoberfest volunteers needed

Volunteers Needed for Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest at Layton Park (adjacent to Gatekeeper’s Museum), Saturday, Oct. 4.

Volunteers will receive food and beverage tickets (beer for those who are 21 and older only) and be part of the fun! This volunteer opportunity may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school and Director.

Volunteers must be at least high school student age or older, have excellent verbal communication skills, be responsible and have community spirit. For more information, call 530-386-3016 or dana@visittahoecity.com.

Gear up for Community Thanksgiving

Egad! It’s that time again. Time to plan and organize the 4th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is on Thursday Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center at 8318 N. Lake Blvd has once again graciously offered their facility for the event. But it is not quite that time yet, however it is time for the Volunteer Orientation meeting! Anyone who thinks they want to be part of the planning and implementation is welcome to attend this meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. Bring your ideas and your thinking caps. Snacks will be available. Call Meera 775-230-1066 with questions or for more information.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

Call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through amazon.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 24, 2014 — 

We might be seeing the fall temperatures early this year and the truth is we are all hoping for snow to help clear out the smoke. Let’s start snow dances now and see if we can make some progress before the end of September.

Rhonda is ready for fall with her annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. It is so easy to drop off your donations when you go pick up your mail and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop at Bar Bar Bar and ask.

Anyone interested in helping with the Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach can attend a volunteer orientation on Oct. 7. For information, call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

On October 17 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event. This will be an interactive presentation featuring Paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Still time to put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

The annual Tahoe SAFE Alliance Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom.

For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org call 775-298-0010.

Congratulations to John Manter on the Hole-in-one on hole 17 at the Mountain Golf Course on Sept. 15. Way to go John!

Happy anniversary to Tia and Marc Rancourt on Sept. 22. And congratulations to Steve and Krissy Jacobsen on their 20th anniversary on Sept. 24.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Mike Chamberlain and Steve Jacobsen on Sept. 23, and Dina Marshall on Oct. 3.

The Deal or Steal this week is to visit the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District website at nltfpd.net and see the list of locations available for flu shots.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

September 23, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Education and entertainment at Kings Beach Library

Computer classes continue on the second, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Sign up for the “Hour with the Expert” series on second Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group or learn a specific skill on fourth Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Doug Greenwood of Alpen Software. Doug’s next class is “Computer Basics” on Sept. 25. The iPhone support group meets third Thursdays. Become familiar with all the cool tools of your iPhone. Call 530-546-2021 to sign up.

Banned book Week is Sept. 21-27. Stop by and pick up a controversial book wrapped tightly to conceal its identity. Identify it, share your thoughts and enter the drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the KB Library used book store – “The Book Nook.”

Placer County Literacy Services offers free tutoring for all ages. Call for details.

Pre-school Storytime continues on Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Books, songs, feltboard and more. Crazy Craft day is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St., call 530-546-2021.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Live your dream with Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is now accepting applications from head of household women for the Live Your Dream Award. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them resources to improve education, skills and employment prospects. The application is due Nov. 15. Instructions and applications are available at www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html or contact Erika Murphy at emurphy@ttusd.org or 530-308-5442 for forms and information.

A woman is qualified for the scholarship award if she provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents (children, spouse, partner, parents, siblings), have a financial need, is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program, is motivated to achieve her education and career goals, has not previously been a recipient of this award, is not a Soroptimist, and does not have a graduate degree.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

Project MANA Paella Dinner

The second event in Project MANA’s Foodie Event Series will feature Chef Gerard Nebesky, who won “Throwdown with Bobby Flay!” Enjoy the Paella Dinner on Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. in the D.W. Reynolds Building in Incline Village, Nev.

Armed with giant paella pans, buckets of ocean fresh seafood, and baskets of farm fresh vegetables, he will recreate his winning dish for all of you. Not only will he delight your taste buds at this event, but he will demonstrate the preparation of this classic dish from Spain. Attendees will also receive a gift to take away. “Proceeds of this event will be used to provide nutritious food to local families in need in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area,” said Brian Herlihy, Project MANA office manager. “Last year, thanks to supporters like you, Project MANA was able to provide emergency food relief over 26,000 times to local community members.”

Visit www.projectmana.org/events for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dining for School card on sale

Help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50 to receive 50 percent off a dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards are on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 18, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Poet Night

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or your favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems! The Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for information.

Great Sierra River Clean Up

A project of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in coordination with the California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturdya, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Choose one of two sites to meet other passionate river advocates and cleanup: Confluence of Donner Creek and the Truckee River off West River Street, and Truckee River Glenshire Bridge, access off Glenshire Dive. Due to local construction, access Glenshire Bridge access via the Hirschdale exit off I-80. Water provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, suncreen and reusable water bottles.

Monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute is introducing a Monthly Movie Night Series, which will host it’s partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. Director Shane Anderson embarks on a quest to begin a movement to reenact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Film Festival volunteers needed

Volunteer for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 26 and 27 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee.

Mountain Area Preservation is looking for volunteers to help with poster-ing, greeting, social media marketing, ticket sales, food service, recycling and zero waste team, wristband checkers, First Aid (licensed medical staff) set-up, tear-down, vendor booths and the national sponsor table.

Split shifts are available. First come, first serve for early shift volunteers. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Riley at info@nikkirileydesigns.com or call the MAP office at 530-582-6751.

Volunteers will receive a pass for the day worked and a goodie bag. A mid-September volunteer meeting will be scheduled to include a film viewing.

Pancake breakfast to support seniors

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Oct. 5, 8-11:30 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Tahoe Forest Hospital Volunteers.

Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early!

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 18, 2014 — 

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction series

Class meets Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 through Nov. 11, plus a Saturday retreat, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The course includes: Mindful meditation gentle movement (yoga/Qi gong), mindful eating, group discussion, understanding of physiology of stress.

Cost is $225 and includes workbook, guided meditation CD, day retreat and individual instruction. Eligible for 22 Nursing Contact Hours for CA BRN. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee to register.

Class is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary. Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BS.

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy.

Appointments are strongly suggested (though not required!) by calling 530-546-0400 or first come, first served.

NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is located at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit www.naturamedtahoe.com or find NaturaMed at facebook.com/naturamedtahoe.

Songs, stories healing with Mountain Eagle

The Community Healing Group invites all community members to gather Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. to welcome Washoe Native Mountain Eagle, for an evening of song, stories and a healing ceremony at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Mountain Eagle is one of only 10 full-blooded Washoe Tribe members alive today. He will bring an important message and native healing practices. The suggested donation for this event is $20.

The Truckee Community Healing Group meets at For Goodness Sake in Truckee on fourth Wednesdays. The healing group and healing events are open to the community, young and old alike. For more information email healingcircleact@gmail.com.

Astrology for Beginners: The Basics

Interested in astrology? Join astrologer and teache Michele Hagan to learn the language of astrology and gain practical tips. This class is designed to be fun, practical and interactive. Meet four consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No astrology knowledge or experience necessary, cost is $180 (includes materials), with early bird special of $170 if reserved by Sept. 21.

Tahoe City location provided when you reserve your seat at healthastrologer@gmail.com or call 415-531-0253. Michele Hagan is an astrologer, a teacher and an attorney.

For more info on upcoming classes, please visit www.healthastrologer.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 17, 2014 — 

This week we officially welcome fall to Tahoe. But we really need to say goodbye to the smoke. I hope we can get the fires out and people can return to their homes so our smoke filled afternoons will come to an end. Thank you to all of our fire fighters and if it continues this weekend will not be very pleasant for all of the Ironman participants. 

Just in case your phone is not ringing already you need to know we are heading into another election season. Our local GOP is looking for volunteers to register voters, make calls and advocate for their candidates.

Learn more about helping at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Incline Village Library. They will have a table outside the Village Market on Mondays through Fridays to help legal residents of Nevada file address changes or party affiliations. For information, please contact Diana Jones at 775-833-1098 or Kaye Shackford at 775-832-5300.

Let’s all get out and enjoy the Washoe County Sheriff’s picnic on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove. This is a family event with lots of special features as well as food and a good way to learn more about our community resources.

There is still time to sign up for the Golf from the Heart Golf Tournament benefiting the Incline Village Hospital. The Hospital Auxiliary’s annual golf tournament is Tuesday, Sept. 23, and starts with a shotgun at 11 a.m. at the Champ Course. This annual tournament features lots of prizes and fun. To sign up call Norma at 775-830-2148.

It is time for Ronda to do the annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. Next time you go to the PO just drop off your donations and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop in at Bar Bar Bar and ask Rhonda.

Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event on October 17 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. This will be an interactive presentation featuring Paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Now is the time to put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

Save the Date for the annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hyatt Grant Ballroom. This event supports Tahoe SAFE Alliance. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Marge Sylvester on Sept. 21, Susie Lynnes-Parks and Deborah Scarborough on Sept. 22, and Mike Chamberlain on Sept. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to watch some of the Ironman events. Visit www.ironmanlaketahoeca.com or look for the schedule in today’s paper. 

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Quail Ridge Animal Hospital opens at Pet Network

September 17, 2014 — 

Pet Network Humane Society recently welcomed Quail Ridge Animal Hospital to their its and the Incline Village community. Quail Ridge established a thriving veterinary practice in Carson City more than a decade ago and is enjoying the opportunity to expand to Incline Village.

Dr. Lesli Hewitt-Spears and Dr. Betsy Murdock’s practice includes exotic animals, pocket pets, companion animals and birds, filling a substantial need in the Incline Village area.

Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday and Saturday by appointment by calling 775-450-7984 and they are currently accepting new patients.

Quail Ridge Animal Hospital and Pet Network Humane Society invite you to welcome our new vets at an Open House on Sept. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m., at Pet Network’s shelter at 401 Village Blvd.

Food and refreshments will be served and there will be a short educational seminar on pet health as well as a question and answer session, raffles and door prizes.

Becky Goodman is executive director of the Pet Network in Incline Village. Visit petnetwork.org to learn more.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community briefs

September 16, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Kings Beach Library ‘Poet Night,’ iPhone support

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6:-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems. On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m. join an iPhone support group. Larry and Candy Dowdle will help you understand and utilize your iPhone. Stop by, have a laugh and learn a thing or two. KBL now has two Google Nexus 7 tablets available, expanding Internet access. Sept. 26, Doug Greenwood will teach an “Introduction to Computers” class. Learn the fundamentals in this one-hour class. Banned Book week runs Sept. 21-28. Check out challenged books, give a quick analysis and be entered to win a Book Nook used book store gift certificate. Preschool Storytime is weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. For more information call 530-546-202.

Trucker Appreciation Day

Take your 30-minute break with the California Highway Patrol’s as way of saying thank you on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Interstate 80 westbound Truckee scales. Enjoy free food, free refreshments and free education from the commercial trucking industry.

CHP will withhold enforcement as a show of thanks for commitment and hard work that keeps America moving. CHP recognizes the sacrifice made by commercial drivers and takes this opportunity annually to interact, share laughs and provide information.

Organizational whiz wanted

Are you an expert person at office administration? Have past executive assistant experience, computer skills and want to volunteer to help a nonprofit get organized? KidZone Museum in Truckee is looking for you. Contact Carol at director@kidzonemuseum.org.

Dining for School card on sale

Support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50. Receive 50 percent off dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. The Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards will be on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Call 530-550-7984 for information.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs.

Seeking English tutor

New community member and Read Up student from Thailand has the goal of becoming a nurse, specializing in rehabilitation to serve her new community here in the United States. She already can read English up to about the fourth or fifth grade level and can also speak English somewhat. the young woman needs an English speaking tutor to help her sharpen her English skills so she can apply for nurses training and apply to work at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

If you would like to tutor her in English notify Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at kirmas4530@gmail.com or 530-575-7030. Read Up consists of 30 volunteer tutors based at the Truckee Library. A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for new volunteer tutors.

SVI monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, begins a monthly movie series on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 11, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Sierra College Insights

Hear the untold story of black pulp publishing and learn how the most popular African American fiction in history transformed black literature, hip-hop music and contemporary American culture in the Sept. 12 Sierra College Insights presentation by UNR English professor Dr. Justin Gifford, titled “Pimping Fictions: The Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.” Dr. Gifford will speak about 1960s African-American crime literature and share highlights from his research. There will be complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Attendance is free and reservations are highly encouraged. Visit http://sierracollege.ticketleap.com/pimpingfictions.

Railroad Society to offer kid’s train rides

The Truckee Donner Railroad Society, in partnership with the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, will unveil its new kids riding train in Regional Park on Sunday, Sept. 14. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by train rides from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Suggested donation is $2.

The three train cars, owned and operated by the TDRS, are powered by a “switcher” engine and accommodate up to 10 riders. Each ride takes three loops around the track, which winds around the playground area of the Truckee River Regional Park, located off Estates Drive on Brockway Road. The train will also run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 11 and 25.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women to meet

Time again for the Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated general meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:15 a.m. at the E.A.A. building at the airport. Meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be catered by Red Truck on the Runway and cost $20.

Featured guest speaker will be California Federation of Republican Women advocate Allison Olson. She will address important November ballot propositions. Also speaking will be TTRWF member Carla Embertson and CFRW Northern Division President, about the RNC Women’s Summit, covering the “14 in 14 Victory” strategy.

Please RSVP for luncheon by Friday, Sept. 12 to cherylastull@sbcglobal.net, 530-587-2042, madden@garlic.com, or 530-546-4543.

Big Blue Bayou to benefit senior nutrition programs

Sierra Senior Services will hold its third annual Martis Camp fall fundraiser, Big Blue Bayou, on Sept. 14, 4-8 p.m. at the Lookout Lodge. This New Orleans theme will include special cuisine, food demonstrations a silent auction as well as music and dancing. The dinner is Cajun style with a cooking demonstration by Chef Shaun King, with dessert and demonstration by Ron Allen Catering.

Tickets cost $80 and can be picked up at Sierra Senior Services, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee or purchased at www.sierraseniors.org. Seating is limited, resort casual wear advised for outdoor seating.

Event proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs, bringing hot, nutritious daily meals to seniors. Despite the reduction from federal funding this year, the service experienced a 25 percent increase of meals served. By donating to this fundraiser, you will help keep Meals on Wheels rolling.

For more information visit www.sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600.

Climate change and resource management presentation

The Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) with the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science (TINS) will present Hugh D Safford, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, Calif. and Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, University of California, Davis. Safford will address climate change, forests and fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications for resource management. The climate in California has been warming and is projected to warm much more before the end of the current century. The Sierra Nevada snowpack is diminishing, and warmer, drier summers, coupled with the legacies of a century of sometimes misguided human management, are leading to a notable increase in wildfire activity and, in some cases, wildfire severity.

Safford will summarize trends in climatic change from the past, present, and projected future, and discuss how these interact with wildfire and other disturbances and stressors to influence terrestrial ecosystems. Focus will be principally on vegetation, plant diversity, and a few key animal species, but effects on other factors like carbon, water, and soil will also be outlined. In conclusion, Safford will discuss implications of these trends for resource management in the Sierra Nevada.

Join the free event at Tahoe Tree Company, 401 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “Gates” open at 6 p.m. for picnicking and socializing. Take your own picnic meal and beverage and meet folks from TINS and CNPS.

Jump into high-altitude gardening

Learn techniques to grow fresh produce in Tahoe’s challenging climate.

This hands-on, three-hour clinic will cover garden tips and tricks that local gardener SunMie Won has experimented with over years of trial and error. Cover best placement, how to cover and protect, irrigation, improving soil and an introduction to cold frame design and construction.

What are cold frames? Small, DIY structures that can be placed over planter beds. They protect plants from inclement weather and extend growing seasons using passive solar techniques.

SunMie’s backyard farming and gardening techniques were recently covered in a local documentary, “Elevate Tahoe” as well as a story in Moonshine Ink.

Visit SunMie Won’s backyard in Prosser Lakeview, 10563 E. Alder Creek Road on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost is $20 per person, sign up online at www.swprogramming.com/clinic. What to take: compass.

Introducing SVI monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute is introducing a Monthly Movie Night Series, which will host it’s partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. Director Shane Anderson embarks on a quest to begin a movement to reenact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

Dining for School card on sale

Help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50 to receive 50 percent off a dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards will be on sale starting Sept. 1 at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 10, 2014 — 

Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Become a Hospice volunteer

Tahoe Forest Tahoe Forest Hospice needs patient and family support volunteers in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community.

Provide companionship and friendship

Provide a break (respite) for caregivers

Run errands and do shopping

Other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals

Flexible hours

Training is online and can be completed in your own home. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Val Sutter for more information at 530-582-3534 or vsutter@tfhd.com.

Tahoe Forest Hospice Services serves patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village, and parts of eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Benefit for Sarah Kurtz

On Sept. 16, 7 p.m., please join the Got Love Foundation benefit concert, featuring Tahoe favorites Funky Miracle, at Tahoe City’s new emerging hot spot, Moe’s Original BBQ for a fundraiser to help support Sarah Kurtz and her fight against breast cancer.

Sarah, a very familiar face at local outdoor and music events, is an amazing longtime Tahoe/Reno local who works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Renown hospital in Reno, Nev. When Sarah is not taking care of all the beautiful babies she works with, she enjoys hiking and yoga. Most of all, she likes to boogie down to all the great music our area has to offer.

All proceeds will benefit Sarah’s fight against breast cancer.

Tickets are $15. A silent auction with lift tickets, lodging, yoga classes, jewelry, restaurant discounts, and much more will be going on throughout the evening.

And be sure to order some Moe’s Original BBQ during the evening to make a great night out of dining and dancing.

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept. 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

Your body needs B12 to create energy. It is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form.

Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot — especially those who live a busy life, athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans and people on prescription medications.

After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy.

Appointments are suggested (though not required!) by calling 530-546-0400 or first come, first served.

NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is located at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit www.naturamedtahoe.com or find NaturaMed at facebook.com/naturamedtahoe.

Equine workshop to discover prosperity

Prosperity & Empowerment in Creating the Life of Your Dreams workshop to be held Sept. 13. An Equinemity workshop co facilitated by Polly Ryan, MA; Kathleen Milbeck, MA; Jennifer Kaplan, MA; and Robbie Maas, and their equine assistants will take place in Reno, Nev., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Partner with horses to help you explore and change the beliefs that hold you back from prosperity (whatever prosperity means to you) in your life. The keys to success are already in your pocket. Take them out! Learn to apply new and healthier mental habits for long-term success. Cost: $225 includes lunch and course materials. Registration: pollyryanmft@gmail.com.

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a tour of local, Sierra edible gardens on Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Get inspired by gardens of all shapes and sizes — from a beginner container garden to a high production perma culture greenhouse. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started!

Begin at the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee Regional Park and then proceed, caravan style, to a variety of Truckee home gardens. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Please take hats, sunglasses and water. Children are welcome to participate for free.

This event builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect the community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food. Tickets may be purchased at http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/edible-garden-tour Tickets are $10 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $15 for non-members.

National Healthy Aging Month

In recognition of National Healthy Aging Month, this September CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada, a local nonprofit that provides medical resources for low-income individuals of all ages, is asking the community to help local seniors living on fixed incomes through monetary and equipment donations.

According to the 2010 Census, more than 45 percent of Nevadans over the age of 65 reported an annual income of less than $35,000. While CARE Chest offers a wide-range of medical resources, some of the programs most accessed by seniors include the Liquid Nutrition program and the Durable Medical Equipment program.

Donations of used medical equipment can allow a senior to remain in his or her own home, living safely and independently.

For information or to donate, contact Bryan Barnard at 775-829-2273, ext. 113 or bring donations to 7910 N. Virginia St. in Reno.

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