Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 29, 2014 — 

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

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Local doctor to join staff at Southwest Veterinary Hospital

July 27, 2014 — 

Dr. Christina (Brown) Martini grew up in Incline Village and attended Incline Village schools. She attained her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Christina attended veterinary school at Colorado State University.

Upon graduation, Dr. Martini completed an internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Colo., a specialty and emergency hospital. She is married to her high school sweetheart and native Incline Village resident, Aaron Martini.

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Health announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 23, 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.

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4th annual Tahoe Teddy Bear Picnic scheduled for Aug. 10

July 23, 2014 — 

Tahoe’s Connection for Families will hosts its fourth annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday August 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove in Incline Village.

This fun family event is a teddy bear-themed extravaganza featuring arts and crafts, bear cookie decorating, a bounce house, a bear hair salon, a bear doctor, a bear camping and fishing area, bear story time and much more.

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

July 23, 2014 — 

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain at Tahoe, oh my. It is unusual weather for July, but we certainly enjoyed the much-needed rain and will take that any day and we still have lots of time to hit the trails, beaches and enjoy summer.

The Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall will host the brass music ensemble, Maximum Brass, on Friday, July 25. Purchase tickets at mcavolylayne@gmail.com or call 775-833-1835.

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Parasol Tahoe foundation announces new board member

July 23, 2014 — 

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Catherine Hutton Markwell as its new member.

Markwell, her husband, David, and their children have not lived in Incline Village very long but have already established deep community relationships.

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Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 17, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, 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.

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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 17, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

July 16, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Volunteer for Mt. Houghton Trail Building Kickoff Celebration

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is building a new trail to Mt. Houghton Summit from the Tahoe Rim Trail. Help kick off this project by joining Mt. Houghton’s first volunteer trail building day on July 19. TRTA will provide lunch to pre-registered volunteers thanks sponsors The Clif Bar Family Foundation and National Environmental Education Foundation.

This trail construction project protects Tahoe Draba, a species that grows above 8,000 ft. along the peaks of Lake Tahoe. The TRTA will create a single trail to Mt. Houghton that will keep users from damaging critical Tahoe Draba habitat.

Meet at the Mt. Rose Summit parking lot then carpool up to Relay Ridge. Arrive no later than 9 a.m. Participants should be back to vehicles by 4 p.m. No experience necessary. TRTA has follow up workdays scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays until Oct. 11.

Register online at www.tahoerimtrail.org or contact amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two– and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends creative interests with her love for nature. Through Aug. 10, Annual Periodical Drive. For more information visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Through Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards by tracking reading. July 17, 24 and 31, 4-5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art, ages 9-13. July 19, 7-8:30 p.m. “Sleeping Beauty: a tale told slightly off the wall” at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area, 8318 North Lake Blvd. A fractured fairy tale, theatrical entertainment and affectionate pie-in-the-face of children’s theater. Written by Phil Casanta and John Blomberg, directed by Abum Ponalog. Brought to you by: Reno Little Theater, Tahoe Expedition Academy, Artown, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno, arts.gov, Washoe County Library and the Lake Tahoe Library Coalition.

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Twin-Tower witness, author to speak

Could the 9/11 attacks been thwarted by proper military action? Author Bert Upson, a close survivor of the World Trade Center disaster and a witness to its rescue efforts, will describe the event on July 24 at the monthly general meeting for the IVCB Veterans Club.

Upson’s gripping description and analysis is found in his newly published book, “On a Clear Day.” On Sept. 11, 2001, Bert was preparing to lead a management seminar on the 78th floor of the South Tower of the Trade Center when the first plane hit the North Tower. Just minutes before the second plane hit the South Tower, he escaped only to witness the horrible destruction and heroic evacuation.

“On a Clear Day” is human, gripping and professional. The talk is open to the public. RSVP to Bob Wheeler at 775-843-9888 or BWheeler@SNPHomes.com. Seating is limited. Learn more about the Club at inclinerecreation.com/classes_programs/IVCB_Veterans.

Maximum Brass to delight and amaze

Three trumpets, two trombones, a French horn and a tuba, AKA Maximum Brass, to perform at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village on Friday July 25. Doors open at 6 p.m., the brass begins at 7 p.m.

Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s and The Village Deli. Tickets cost $20 with reservations available at 775-833-1835 or mcavoylayne@gmail.com.

Ancient Future duet

Ancient Future on Friday, July 25, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $20 for adults. Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village.

This duet version of the pioneering world fusion music group Ancient Future features scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort and santurist Mariah Parker. Equally at home on folk, new acoustic, Americana and world music bills, this duet plays material with Celtic, Latin American, Indian, Arabic, Spanish, Eastern European and American folk themes. The program features music from Ancient Future’s broad repertoire.

Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens

The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.

Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.

High school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students ages 15-18 from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions. Hosting an international student is a way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. Contact Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format with color photos and sprinkled with Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving in cold water, the legends of Eagle Rock, where the lake’s deepest point is at, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, purchase the guide book at The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 16-20, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.

Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App

The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.

Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.

To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Thunderbird Yacht needs community help

The Thunderbird Yacht’s future is in peril. “Thunderbird’s engines are blown and the yacht cannot operate this season,” said Bill Watson, Chief Executive of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. “The only good news is the failures occurred in a year when Thunderbird is trapped in her boathouse due to the drought at Lake Tahoe. If we work together to raise approximately $250,000 before Labor Day, I can have replacement engines installed in time to be operational again for the 2015 season.”

One family has already committed $50,000 on the condition the remaining money is raised before Labor Day. This means that 20 percent of the goal has been reached.

San Francisco Bay area adventurer and real estate tycoon Captain George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird yacht to look like his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft. Launched on Lake Tahoe in 1940, the yacht was later owned by resort mogul Bill Harrah. Today, Thunderbird serves as a floating classroom and remains the undisputed queen of Lake Tahoe’s vintage wooden boats.

For more information visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org or call Watson at 775-832-8755.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

July 16, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — 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.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings at the Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents a public lecture on positive psychology with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Cost: $5 donation suggested.

We’ve all noticed it — the failure that runs through our head for days. The snide remark that lingers far longer than a compliment. The frustrating morning that spills into our afternoon and evening. Why do bad things seem to stick in our minds so much longer than the good things?

Ledgerwood answers these questions with findings from behavioral science research. Recent work suggests that negative thoughts are cognitively “stickier” than positive ones. The good news? With some effort, it seems we can retrain our brains to focus on the upsides.

Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008, after receiving her PhD in social psychology from New York University.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566 or visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.

Hiking fitness challenge

The Five Peaks hiking fitness challenge is open to community participants 18-years and older. This program offers moderate to advanced hiking experiences coupled with fun, friends and fitness, Saturdays: July 19 and 26; and Aug. 2 and 9.

Meet at the Incline Village Recreation Center to carpool or caravan. Register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department counter at 980 Incline Way or phone 775-832-1310.

Fee: Four Hike Package: $49 or $38 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center membership. Individual Hikes: $17 or $13 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center Membership.

Prizes: Participants who complete three out of five hikes are eligible for the raffle. Prizes include: two $25 gift cards and one massage gift certificate.

All hikes are subject to weather conditions. Call 775-832-1300, 7:30-8 a.m. the morning of the hike for weather related cancellation info. Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, www.inclinerecreation.com.

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Yoga on a SUP will build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. Heighten your level of awareness and tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. So pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided to participants and class begins with a brief paddleboard lesson. Participants will paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of yoga on the SUP. Your instructor Jennifer, will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience! Pre-registration required!

Session 1: Aug. 7 and 14. Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants!

Visit www.inclinerecreation.com

If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

Wisdom of Inner Listening

Yoga is an effective method of movement that promotes health and vitality. Join an Aug. 9 workshop, designed for participants of all levels to access their inner wisdom and gain a deeper knowledge into yoga as a path to wellness. Your two-hour yoga journey will include gentle pranayama (breathing practices), yoga asana and guided meditation, plus two experienced instructors, Barbara Ricotta, RN, is a licensed acupuncturist, holistic nurse and yoga instructor and Deborah Scarborough, certified yoga therapist and instructor. Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center (backyard), 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Cost is $30; $25 with IVGID pass (each workshop); $20 for 55+; and $35 day of retreat drop-in.

Take a yoga mat, towel and wear layered clothing. Pre-register at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department or by calling 775-832-1310.

East Coast swing dance class for beginners

Are you ready to jump, jive and wail across the dance floor? Regardless of your taste in music, East Coast Swing is one of the most diverse dances you can learn.

From 40s/50s rock and roll classics, Big Band, Motown, Jazz, to chart toppers of today, East Coast Swing covers a wide variety of music genres. You will learn simple turns and basic moves you can use to create cool Swing Dance combinations on the dance floor tonight! Rebecca will also incorporate essential lead and follow techniques that will make learning easier and give you confidence to relax and have fun on the dance floor. Wednesdays, July 23, 30 and Aug. 6, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (includes instruction and practice time). Cost: $50 per person or $40 with IVGID pass or Recreation Center membership. Instructor is Rebecca Layne. Register at Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 16 participants.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

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.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps

Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.

55+ fitness and yoga classes

These 50-minute classes, held three times per week, are designed specifically to increase muscle strength, enhance range of motion, realign and define body shape, improve posture, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility and balance, or to specifically instruct yoga movements and positions. Pre-registration is not necessary. Take your IVGID Pass and receive reduced rate. This class is subsidized by Washoe County senior funding.

On-going: Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness, 11:10 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, yoga, 11:10 a.m.-noon; at the Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room. Free to Recreation Center members, $5 with IVGID Pass, $10 non-residents. Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, 775-832-1310, www.inclinerecreation.com.

Tennis Center offering Pickleball

Last summer the Incline Village Tennis Center saw a great demand to bring in pickleball, a fast-growing sport that’s fun for all ages. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s as a backyard pastime, but quickly became popular among adults as a game for all ability levels.

Pickleball is played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. In 2013, the Pickleball Association issued a grant to offset the Tennis Center’s pickleball equipment cost, with court no. 8 now lined for pickleball.

Inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials in the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Minimum of four people is required to reserve the court and up to 16 people may play on one court.

Pickleball fees: afternoon/twilight: $5, $3 with IVGID picture pass.

The Incline Village Tennis Center is located at 980 Incline Way. For information on season passes, clinics and events visit www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

July 16, 2014 — 

Time to enjoy the good old summer time at Tahoe. The beach is the place to hang out if you want to get away from the heat. Everyone is invited to head over to the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall at 7 p.m. tonight, and every Thursday, for Karaoke and Open Mic night. For more information, call Mike at 775-831-1672 or Brendan at 323-490-3281.

Attend the Shabby Chic Art and Wine Auction on July 23 at Aspen Grove. Enjoy music, food, art, wine and furniture and support Tahoe Family Solutions. To purchase tickets go to the Potlatch, TFS Thrift Store or TFS Office in the DWR Center. Or, call 775-298-0004.

The brass music ensemble, Maximum Brass, will be at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Halll on Friday, July 25. Purchase tickets at mcavolylayne@gmail.com or call 775-833-1835.

Purchase tickets now for Melissa Arnot’s presentation, “Himalayan High: Dancing with the Mountains,” on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Chateau. Myths and Mountains is the sponsor. To purchase a ticket contact Kendra@mythsandmountains.com or call 775-832-5454.

Support our local Incline Village Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, at Preston Field. Teams, participants and survivors are needed for this event. To learn more go to www.RelayforLife.org/InclineVillage or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

Tickets are now on sale for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Table. The annual food and wine event is Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Purchase tickets at www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184 for information.

We have some golf news to report from the hole-in-one department.

Congratulations to James Troncatty for the hole-in-one on number 6 of the Champ Course on June 13. And to Jerry Karczewski for his hole-in-one on number 3 at the Mountain Course.

A big shout out to Bill and Judy Echols for hosting this amazing group: Bill and Amelia Black, Katy Echols, Luke Echols, Gerry and Jean Eick, Amy Khan and Craig Schriber, Michael Nie, Joe Schafer and his wife Heather, Nancy Schynoll, Donna and Mike McLellan, Roland and Karen Schumann at the Pops on the River Concert. The group delivered and brought home the Reno Phil’s envied “Most Outrageous” prize. Arrgh.

Happy Anniversary to Aimeé Lafayette and Götz Sennhenn on July 14. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Brad Van Delinder on July 15, Barry Van Delinder on July 17 and Mike Menath on July 24. Happy Birthday.

The best deal and steal this week is to take the North Tahoe ARTour open studio tour on July 18, 19 or 20th. Pick up a map of the artist studios open for information visit www.northtahoearts.com or call 503-581-2787.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, to jeanmeick@aol.com.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

July 15, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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.

Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike

Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike with Nicole and Jerry Misfeldt, Wednesday, July 16, 9 a.m., meet at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.

Join Nicole and Jerry Misfeldt for a day of exploration in memory of Toni Fauver, beloved local naturalist and artist. Wear comfortable shoes, take a snack/lunch and plenty of water. The location and duration will be determined based on the wildflower “show.” Call Marnie at 530-583-1762 for more information and to register. Cost is $25 member / $30 non-member.

Whitney Wednesday at the Winery

Truckee River Winery is hosting a fundraising event to continue with the Friends of FightHardy Whitney Wednesdays on July 16. Please join the Friends from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Proceeds from sales will go to Whitney Hardy, a Truckee native, who was involved in an accident while out on an evening run on Feb. 20. She was hit by a car and suffered major head injuries. Help Truckee River Winery raise money for Whitney’s long road to recovery and help her family get through this struggle.

Free Life Enrichment Series begins

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, beginner to intermediate level yoga, alignment-based flow to balance the body, mind and spirit. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

Kids, build a Seaperch ROV

Tahoe Maritime Museum is holding summer camps July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6 utilizing the Seaperch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to scientific theory, problem solving, design and exploration of Lake Tahoe in a way that makes science and technology real. Students will build their own fully functional ROV’s capable of descending to depths greater than 100’. At the conclusion of each build session students will have the opportunity to send their ROVs into the lake to look for sunken artifacts. This is a three-day camp meeting from 1-4 p.m. each day. Cost $120. Open to everyone ages 11-18.

Program meets criteria for Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge. Merit Badge Counselor on site.

To register contact Museum Educator Anton Kushlan 530-525-9253, ext. 103.

Historic Tahoe City Walking Tour

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is offering a free, guided tour of the legends, facts and history of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City. Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. meet in front of Blue Agave; 425 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Lead by resident Karen Willcuts, the tour includes facts and figures about Lake Tahoe and information about the stunning wilderness surrounding the lake. Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home. For more information call the Gatekeeper’s Museum at 530-583-1762.

Volunteer docents for Watson Cabin needed

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society depends on volunteers to keep Watson Cabin open during the summer months. If you enjoy local history and visiting with tourists, then you may be an ideal docent! Volunteer once a month, twice a month or weekly. Call Javier at 530-583-1762 for more information and to sign up. Visit www.northtahoemuseums.org.

Docents needed for Old Jail Museum

Like local history? Like to tell visitors about that history, the Truckee Donner Historical Society is recruiting docents for the Old Truckee Jail. If you like history of the Jail or the surrounding area, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. The jail is open on the weekends through mid-September. The shifts are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The scheduling is flexible, TDHS wants to match your availability. The Historical Society does all the training. Contact the Truckee Donner Historical Society at 530-582-0893 or kpape@truckeehistory.org.

Arts in Wellness writer’s workshop

Thursdays, July 17 through Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. This writer’s workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space. Occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Write from hearts and souls, find courage to go deep toward healing and feel safe in intimate environment. Sharing won’t be required until you are ready. Suggested donation: $5 per class.

Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee. Call 530-277-3669 or visit www.artsinwellness.org.

Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens

The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.

Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.

Savvy Dog training classes

Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at www.thesavvydog.net or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Business announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 15, 2014 — 

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

We are here! We are here!

Video Stop can now be found at its new location in Tahoe City at the Big Tree Center (between Rosies and the Cobblestone Center). Chick flick? Action packed? Family fun? Tell them your audience, your mood and they’ll have your movie or TV show! Same great prices and same great service … just a different location. Video Stop’s Steve, Sara and Libby say, “Come and find us!” Call 530-583-7179 for more information.

Kings Beach Open for Business Contest in full swing

Part of the KBCCIP Open for Business Marketing Campaign North Tahoe Business Association is a contest designed to draw patrons into businesses during construction. The “We’re Open, You Win” contest will run through Sept. 17 and offers Kings Beach residents and visitors a chance to win $500 cash plus weekly prize packages. Enter to win the contest at 35 NTBA member restaurants, retailers and recreation outlets. Visit www.northtahoebusiness.org for more information and participating venues.

For more information about the Open for Business Marketing Campaign or Contest, email joy@northtahoebusiness.org.

Za’s celebrates one-year anniversary

This July Za’s celebrates its first anniversary reopen, in its original location behind Pete ’n Peters in Tahoe City.

In keeping with tradition Za’s has kept old favorites like Gorgonzola pizza and smoked chicken pasta, but added new tasty bites. Patrons can be served in the causal dinning room, in Pete ‘n Peters or enjoyed on the shared patio.

Za’s chef and owner Jonny Roscher’s commitment to high quality ingredients and consistency is unwavering. “From the bread to house ground burgers, at Za’s we make a much as possible from scratch,” he said.

Pete ‘n Peter’s owner David “Johnny B” Rutter added, “Having Za’s back in its original location makes Pete ‘n Peters feel complete again. Jonny Roscher is such a talented chef and great friend; it is an honor having our businesses linked.”

North Lake Tahoe Hospitality Super Star Program

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association’s Super Star program was created to help motivate and encourage excellent customer service in North Lake Tahoe. Super Star cards are distributed to guests through Visitor Centers in Kings Beach and Tahoe City. If a guest experiences exceptional customer service from an employee in North Lake Tahoe they can hand the employee a Super Star Card.

Any employee receiving a Super Star Card can fill out their information, mail, scan and email or turn the card into our North Tahoe Visitor Center. Super Stars are eligible to win fabulous prizes. A Super Star Employee of the Week will be recognized through social media platforms.

If you are interested in donating a prize contact Emily Sullivan-Detwiler, director of Visitor Services at Emily@GoTahoeNorth.com or 530-581-6900. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center is located at 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com for a full list of events, lodging, dining and activities.

Peak Innovation Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 10. Business leaders, authors, change agents and active residents from throughout the state will gather, exchange ideas and lay the groundwork for creating a better Sierra Nevada at the Peak Innovation Conference in Tahoe City. Highlights include panel discussions, a talk by Van Jones, on stage interview with Terry Tempest Williams, a mini film festival, farm to table dinners, launch of the Climate Action Mitigation Planning group and more. Register at SierraBusiness.org for three days of opportunities for networking and learning right in Tahoe City.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 10, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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.

‘She Flew Bombers’ book signing

The free 2014 Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival “Women in Aviation” themed event will bring award-winning aviation author Jeane Slone to the Bookshelf in Truckee to sign her book “She Flew Bombers” on Friday, July 11, 1:30-4 p.m.

Slone’s historical fiction, “She Flew Bombers,” won the national 2012 Indie Book Award, most notably for intricate details she shared after researching pieces of the forgotten past, especially involving amazing, powerful female heroines of the 40s.

For AirShow information, a schedule of events and tickets to the pre-event dinner on July 11, visit www.truckeetahoeairshow.com and www.facebook.com/truckeetahoeairshow.

Caddyshack Party

Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit www.playtcgc.com.

Tahoe City Library benefit book sale

The Friends of the Tahoe City Library invite you to browse an eclectic selection of old and new best sellers, vintage and delightful books during their annual Tahoe City Library Benefit Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 12 at the Tahoe City Save Mart, with 100 percent of book sale proceeds go to the library. Tahoe City Library summer events include the Brian Scott Magic Show, July 11, 11:30 a.m. and Wild Things with a variety of rescued wild animals on July 26,10:30 a.m. There is a Summer Reading Log with prizes and challenges throughout the summer. The Tahoe City Library is located at 740 N. Lake Blvd., downstairs. For more information call 530-583-3382 or visit www.placer.ca.gov.

Monday movies and bocce ball league

The North Tahoe Public Utility District is pleased to announce Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course.

Movie Mondays in the Park will start at 8:30 p.m. and run through Aug. 11 in collaboration with Radiant Blue Events. The movies are free to the public. Parking is $5 per car if you do not have a valid North Tahoe Public Utility District resident sticker. The Souper Wagon and A Pop Above Kettle Corn will be on site.

The Bocce Ball League will run July 11-Aug. 28. Scheduled games times are 6 and 7 p.m. Spindleshanks will offer a 10 percent discount on all food and beverage for players. Teams must have a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight per team. League fees are $100 per team, download the registration form at www.northtahoeparks.com under Recreation. Email parks@ntpud.org for info.

Silicon Mountain to host Gold Country Broadband Consortium meeting

The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals will welcome Randy Wagner and Bev Ducey to facilitate a Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) Community Meeting.

Randy Wagner, CEO of SEDCorp, and Bev Ducey, the Tahoe Prosperity Center program manager, will provide an overview of the SEDCorp and GCBC 2014/2015 goal to identify opportunities to serve residents and businesses without sufficient Internet access using fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers. Also hear about the Tahoe Prosperity Center Tahoe Basin Broadband Project.

GCBC is in its third year of a three-year California Public Utility Commission Award. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is working on a more strategic, longer lead time project designed to take Tahoe Basin communities and businesses to the next service level.

Meet Monday, July 14, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking.

Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com.

Free Life Enrichment Series begins

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesday, July 9, 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, beginner to Intermediate level yoga, alignment-based flow to balance the body, mind and spirit. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

Arts in Wellness writer’s workshop

Thursdays, July 17 through Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. This writer’s workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space. Occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Write from hearts and souls, find courage to go deep toward healing and feel safe in intimate environment. Sharing won’t be required until you are ready. Suggested donation: $5 per class.

Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee. Call 530-277-3669 or visit www.artsinwellness.org.

Plein air workshop

Improve your watercolor skills at this relaxed workshop with Susie Alexander, July 18-20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. hosted by Arts In Wellness. This workshop is open to all levels: experienced painters will enjoy sharing their expertise and beginners will share the magic of discovery.

Each day will meet at a different outdoor venue: Truckee Regional Park, Tahoe City at Commons Beach, and in a private lakeside garden in Tahoe Vista.

Art supplies are available, though you are welcome to bring your own. Take a folding chair, hat, sunscreen, drinking water and a packed lunch. Workshop fee $150 for all three days, partial scholarships available.

Sign up now at artsinwellness@gmail or text 530-277-3669. Deposit requried to secure spot. Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee. Call 530-277-3669 or visit www.artsinwellness.org.

Horse skills riding clinic

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association (TDHA) will present a second in a series of riding clinics with Sherry Gibb on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds McIver Arena. Gibb has 35 years of experience of raising, training and showing registered APHA, AQHA and Arabian horses. She specializes in All Around horse and horsemanship skills. This clinic will focus on using your body more to effectively ride your horse with a light feel. A horse’s foot is directly connected to its mind — learn how to control those feet.

The clinic $80 for TDHA members or $100 per horse for non-members. Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register. Space for riders is limited so early sign up is recommended. Auditors are welcome.

Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens

The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.

Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe

July 9, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Music in the Castle

Concert pianist Dr. David Nelson will be joined by John Metros on the violin for the first ever public concert to be held at Vikingsholm, featuring the custom five-legged Steinway piano commissioned by the home’s original owner in 1929. Guests meet at Bliss State Park on Friday, July 11 and drive into Emerald Bay. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception follows the concert, making for a memorable evening. Limited tickets are purchased by contacting 530-583-9911.

Face painters wanted

Are you an artist and enjoy drawing? Want to face paint at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow and Family Festival Saturday, July 12 for a 9 a.m.-5 p.m. shift? Email director@kidzonemuseum.org or call 530-587-KIDS if you want to help out and have fun.

Where’s McCleod? Giveaway Summer Series

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for its second giveaway day July 12, 8:30 a.m.-noon, as part of the “Where’s McCleod? Giveaway Summer Series,” hosted at challenge site #4 location in Meiss Meadow located off of Carson Pass. Take on one of six challenge hikes and get goodies from Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge sponsors. Free giveaway surprises from sponsor Squeeze In, photo opps with trail mascot McLeod the Marmot. Not a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenger? Learn more at http://tahoerimtrail.org and enroll today.

Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival

The Saturday, July 12 event will include free admission, free parking, aerobatics, parachute demonstrations, static aircraft displays, Vendor Village, Kids’ Fun Zone, food court, beer garden, helicopter rides for a cost, radio activated planes, free speaker forums and free flights for ages 8-17 on Sunday, July 13. Sign-ups for free flights take place Saturday at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Building.

The pre-event Friday, July 11 Honorary Dinner at the Airport will feature keynote speaker Wagstaff, with a presentation on women in aviation and short video. Dinner cost is $50 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Truckee Tahoe Airport or online at www.truckeetahoeairshow.com.

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District is the “Golden Wings” sponsor. Proceeds benefit Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073, KidZone Museum and Truckee Optimist Club. Visit www.truckeetahoeairshow.com.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty recognized

Jean Merkelbach of Sotheby’s International Realty announced she was recognized on the The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc.’s The Thousand, a summary of the top 1,000 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.

The REAL Trends 1000 is broken into four sections: The top 250 real estate agents each by transaction sides, transaction volume, teams by transaction sides and teams by transaction volume. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty’s Jean Merkelbach was ranked among the top 250 agents for extraordinary sales achievements in 2013.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

For more information, visit www.sierrasothebysrealty.com, search #SierraSIR on Twitter, “Like” on Facebook, or call Squaw Valley at 530-581-1800; Incline Village at 775-832-4900; Zephyr Cove at 775-588-7710, South Lake Tahoe at 530-494-7600; and Tahoe Donner at 530-587-3505.

Volunteer for Mt. Houghton Trail Building Kickoff Celebration

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is building a new trail to Mt. Houghton Summit from the Tahoe Rim Trail. Help kick off this project by joining Mt. Houghton’s first volunteer trail building day on July 19. TRTA will provide lunch to pre-registered volunteers thanks sponsors The Clif Bar Family Foundation and National Environmental Education Foundation.

This trail construction project protects Tahoe Draba, a species that grows above 8,000 ft. along the peaks of Lake Tahoe. The TRTA will create a single trail to Mt. Houghton that will keep users from damaging critical Tahoe Draba habitat.

Meet at the Mt. Rose Summit parking lot then carpool up to Relay Ridge. Arrive no later than 9 a.m. Participants should be back to vehicles by 4 p.m. No experience necessary. TRTA has follow up workdays scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays until Oct. 11.

Register online at www.tahoerimtrail.org or contact amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492.

For more information email info@tahoerimtrail.org or call 775-298-4485. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

Ancient Future duet

Ancient Future on Friday, July 25, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $20 for adults. Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village.

This duet version of the pioneering world fusion music group Ancient Future features scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort and santurist Mariah Parker. Equally at home on folk, new acoustic, Americana, and world music bills, this duet plays material with Celtic, Latin American, Indian, Arabic, Spanish, Eastern European and American folk themes. The program features music from Ancient Future’s broad repertoire.

High school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students ages 15-18 from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions. Hosting an international student is a way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. Contact Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format with color photos and sprinkled with Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving in cold water, the legends of Eagle Rock, where the lake’s deepest point is at, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, purchase the guide book at The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Engagement: Meredith Rhea Tiras and Benjamin Isaac Mitnick

July 9, 2014 — 

The Honorable and Mrs. E. Alan Tiras are very excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Rhea Tiras to Benjamin Isaac Mitnick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lee Mitnick of Los Angeles, California.

The couple met while attending the University of Southern California. Fight On!

Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Political Science and is currently working toward her Masters of Business Administration at the USC Marshall School of Business. Meredith is employed at USC as the Graduate Programs Coordinator for the Viterbi School of Engineering.

Benjamin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Studies from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is currently employed as a freelance editor in the television industry in Los Angeles.

Meredith and Benjamin are planning a December 2014 wedding in Malibu, California.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

July 9, 2014 — 

Now that all of the activities for the Fourth of July celebration have ended, it is time to get out in the village and enjoy summer. If you want to have a special weekend be sure to attend the opening of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. This is definitely a ritual of summer at the lake.

From 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, tour homes, gardens and art collections in Incline and take a tour of The Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College during the AAUW self-guided tour, Tahoe Treasures. Tickets can be purchased at the Potlatch; proceeds from this fundraiser support AAUW’s scholarship program for local women. Contact Debbie at nicholas89451@gmail.com if you want more information.

Be sure you have tickets now to attend the Shabby Chic Art and Wine Auction on July 23 at Aspen Grove. Enjoy music, food, art, wine and furniture and support Tahoe Family Solutions. To purchase tickets go to the Potlatch, TFS Thrift Store or TFS Office in the DWR Center. Or, call 775-298-0004.

Attend Melissa Arnot‘s presentation, “Himalayan High: Dancing with the Mountains” on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Chateau. Myths and Mountains is the sponsor. To purchase a ticket contact Kendra@mythsandmountains.com or call 775-832-5454.

Our local Incline Village Relay for Life needs teams, participants and survivors for this event on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, at Preston Field. To learn more, go to www.Relayfor Life.org/InclineVillage or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is now selling tickets to its 2014 Community Table. The annual food and wine event is Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Purchase tickets at www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184 for information.

A big shout out to Susan Herron, the newest member of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors. She was already lending a hand during the annual Pancake Breakfast.

A couple of birthdays to celebrate this week: Lonny Parsons on July 12, and Megan Weiss on July 14. Happy Birthday!

The best deal and steal this week is the Tahoe Chamber Music Society free classical concert on Sunday, July 13, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, to jeanmeick@aol.com.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

July 8, 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.

Free Life Enrichment Series begins

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesday, July 9, 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 9, “Reading as a Family & Free Books!” with Jackie McKinney and Jen Koch of FRCT. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, eginner to Intermediate level yoga, alignment-based flow to balance the body, mind and spirit. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

Tahoe City Library benefit book sale

The Friends of the Tahoe City Library invite you to browse an eclectic selection of old and new best sellers, vintage and delightful books during their annual Tahoe City Library Benefit Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 12 at the Tahoe City Save Mart, with 100 percent of book sale proceeds go to the library.

Tahoe City Library summer events include the Brian Scott Magic Show, July 11, 11:30 a.m. and Wild Things with a variety of rescued wild animals on July 26,10:30 a.m. There is a Summer Reading Log with prizes and challenges throughout the summer. The Tahoe City Library is located at 740 N. Lake Blvd., downstairs. For more information call 530-583-3382 or visit www.placer.ca.gov.

Kings Beach Library magical events

Libraries are magical places, especially when Brian Scott, magician extraordinaire, visits on Saturday, June 12, 1 p.m. This all ages, free show will surely leave you happily mystified. Preschool storytime continues Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. as do computer classes with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group, the Dowdle iPhone support group and Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware. Call 530-546-2021 for details. Read with a therapy dog, check out the ongoing silent auction of rare/unique books, a Facebook Book Group, and of course fun (and important) Summer Reading Program. Sign up to read and win great prizes. Wild Things! will return on July 19. KBL will celebrate 26 years in its current location with a “Library Luau” on Aug. 17. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., 530-546-2021 for details and more events.

Truckee Library’s book sale lands at AirFair

The Friends of the Truckee Library will be holding their annual book sale again this year. This popular event will be at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices start at 25 cents and there will be quality books for readers of all ages. The Friends will have a booth at Truckee Thursdays too and will be selling a variety of books. All proceeds go to support the community library. For more information, call the library at 530-582-7846 or email the Friends at truckeefol@gmail.com.

Caddyshack Party to benefit golf team

Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday, July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R, but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit www.playtcgc.com.

Music in the Castle

Concert pianist Dr. David Nelson will be joined by John Metros on the violin for the first ever public concert to be held at Vikingsholm, featuring the custom five-legged Steinway piano commissioned by the home’s original owner in 1929. Guests meet at Bliss State Park on Friday, July 11 and drive into Emerald Bay. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception follows the concert, making for a memorable evening. Limited tickets are purchased by contacting 530-583-9911.

Arts in Wellness writer’s workshop

Thursdays, July 17 through Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. This writer’s workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space. Occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Write from hearts and souls, find courage to go deep toward healing and feel safe in intimate environment. Sharing won’t be required until you are ready. Suggested donation: $5 per class.

Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee.

Call 530-277-3669 or

visit www.artsinwellness.org.

Donner History Hikes

Donner History Hikes will be offered all summer at Donner Memorial State Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead hikes focusing on the trials and tribulations of crossing the Sierra Divide by early emigrants, to include the infamous tragedy that occurred in the winter of 1846. Call the Emigrant Trail Museum for the weekly schedule at 530-582-7892.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 3, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff is a comprehensive resource used by commercial guides and enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities, and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, offered in a fun-to-read format sprinkled with color photos and Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving cold water, legends of Eagle Rock, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, buy Bucko’s cruising guide at The Bookshelf in Truckee, Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood, The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay, and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Beth Weber’s Arts & Craft Fair

The fairs are on a lovely cobblestone plaza, Kings Beach State Recreation Area Plaza, 50 yards from Lake Tahoe and have been running for more than 30 years. All of the work has been created by each artist. Open weekends in July, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 530-546-2768 for information or visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org.

Classical performance

The Tahoe Chamber Music Society will present a classical concert on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church on the corner of Northwood and Village Boulevards in Incline Village. Mezzo soprano Susan Sonnemaker, pianist Karen Miskell and cellist Eileen Brownell collaborate to perform a wide variety of works. The program includes Andre Previn’s Four Songs with lyrics by Toni Morrison, Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann and a viola da gamba sonata by J. S. Bach. The concert is offered free of charge to the community.

Not-so-great future in plastics

On Tuesday, July 8, Mountain Area Preservation, along with the town of Truckee and Cabona’s will sponsor a special screening of the film “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” at the Cedar House Sport Hotel.

Bay Area native and award-winning television host/journalist Angela Sun has carefully documented the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Her film premiered at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in June 2013 and has since garnered 12 independent film festival awards, including the Jury Award for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in early 2014.

In her director’s statement Sun notes “What we throw away, doesn’t really ever go away.” The message of the film centers around the history of plastic and the evolution of the utility material consumers daily lives. The majority of the film takes place at the island Midway Atoll between Asia and North American continent, investigating the island as a plastic cemetery for the floating debris.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 adults or $15 students at Cabona’s in downtown Truckee or by calling 530-587-3161. Tickets will be available the night of for $25. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Mountain Area Preservation.

Visit www.MountainAreaPreservation.org or info@mapf.org.

Monday movies and bocce ball league

The North Tahoe Public Utility District is pleased to announce Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course.

Movie Mondays in the Park will start at 8:30 p.m. and run through Aug. 11 in collaboration with Radiant Blue Events. The movies are free to the public. Parking is $5 per car if you do not have a valid North Tahoe Public Utility District resident sticker. The Souper Wagon and A Pop Above Kettle Corn will be on site.

The Bocce Ball League will run July 11-Aug. 28. Scheduled games times are 6 and 7 p.m. Spindleshanks will offer a 10 percent discount on all food and beverage for players. Teams must have a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight per team. League fees are $100 per team, download the registration form at www.northtahoeparks.com under Recreation. Email parks@ntpud.org for info.

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on July 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the P.E.O. Sisterhood with assistance from Ron Allen Catering. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.

Wine and Wisdom

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is offering a rare opportunity to experience a “behind the scenes tour” of the 1903 Pine Lodge known as the Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sunday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a custom tour, fine wines from Tahoe Ridge and the humor and wisdom of Mark Twain courtesy McAvoy Layne, all while experiencing the moonrise over Lake Tahoe.

Following the tour, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and chat with attendees. Space is limited to 40 guests and reservations are recommended. The cost is $50 for adults and $20 for children ages 17 and under. Proceeds are earmarked to provide funds for maintenance and repairs at the Hellman-Ehrman Estate.

Call 530-583-9911 or purchase tickets at sierrastateparks.org/calendar.

Caddyshack Party

Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit www.playtcgc.com.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

July 2, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — 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.

Yoga for Wellness: The Wisdom of Inner Listening Workshops

Yoga is an effective method of movement that promotes health and vitality. These workshops, slated for July 12 and Aug. 9 (two separate workshops) are designed for participants of all levels to access their inner wisdom and gain a deeper knowledge into yoga as a path to wellness. Your two-hour yoga journey will include gentle pranayama (breathing practices), yoga asana and guided meditation, plus two experienced instructors, Barbara Ricotta, RN, is a licensed acupuncturist, holistic nurse and yoga instructor and Deborah Scarborough, certified yoga therapist and instructor. Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center (backyard), 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Cost is $30; $25 with IVGID pass (each workshop); $20 for 55+; and $35 day of retreat drop-in.

Take a yoga mat, towel and wear layered clothing. Pre-register at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department or by calling 775-832-1310.

Five Peaks hiking fitness challenge

The Five Peaks hiking fitness challenge is open to community participants 18-years and older. This program offers moderate to advanced hiking experiences coupled with fun, friends and fitness, Saturdays: July 12, 19 and 26; and Aug. 2 and 9.

Meet at the Incline Village Recreation Center to carpool or caravan. Register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department counter at 980 Incline Way or phone 775-832-1310.

Fee: Five Hike Package: $65 or $49 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center membership. Four Hike Package: $49 or $38 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center membership. Individual Hikes: $17 or $13 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center Membership.

Prizes: Participants who complete three out of five hikes are eligible for the raffle. Prizes include: two $25 gift cards and one massage gift certificate.

A minimum participation of 12 full-package is required to implement this program. All hikes are subject to weather conditions. Call 775-832-1300, 7:30-8 a.m. the morning of the hike for weather related cancellation info. Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, www.inclinerecreation.com.

East Coast swing dance class for beginners

Are you ready to jump, jive and wail across the dance floor? Regardless of your taste in music, East Coast Swing is one of the most diverse dances you can learn.

From 40s/50s rock and roll classics, Big Band, Motown, Jazz, to chart toppers of today, East Coast Swing covers a wide variety of music genres. You will learn simple turns and basic moves you can use to create cool Swing Dance combinations on the dance floor tonight! Rebecca will also incorporate essential lead and follow techniques that will make learning easier and give you confidence to relax and have fun on the dance floor. Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (includes instruction and practice time). Cost: $50 per person or $40 with IVGID pass or Recreation Center membership. Instructor is Rebecca Layne. Register at Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 16 participants.

Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents a public lecture on positive psychology with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Cost: $5 donation suggested.

We’ve all noticed it — the failure that runs through our head for days. The snide remark that lingers far longer than a compliment. Why do bad things seem to stick in our minds so much longer than the good things? Is there anything we can do about it?

In this presentation, Dr. Ledgerwood answers these questions with findings from behavioral science research. Recent work in her lab suggests that negative thoughts are cognitively “stickier” than positive ones — it’s much easier for our brains to go from good to bad than to move from bad to good. The program will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/calendar.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Loch Leven Lakes Trail Head on Saturday, July 19. Call 530-448-1643 for meeting time and directions. Visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps

Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Yoga on a SUP will build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. It will heighten your level of awareness, plus tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. So pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided to participants and class begins with a brief paddleboard lesson. Participants will paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of yoga on the SUP. Your instructor Jennifer, will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience! Pre-registration required!

Session 1: Aug. 7 and 14. Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants!

Visit www.inclinerecreation.com

If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

July 2, 2014 — 

Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Boy Scout Troop 37 selling Wagyu beef and lamb

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Incline Village will sell Wagyu beef and lamb products imported directly from New Zealand at the following venues: July 3, 4-7 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market at Tunnel Creek Station and July 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Incline Community Fair at the Village Green

These products are all free-range, 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb; hormone, antibiotic and GMO free. Cuts include filet mignon, New York, and rib eye steaks, burgers, ground beef, hot dogs and Frenched lamb racks. All prices well below retail.

Can’t make it on Thursday or Friday? Order online at www.grassfedmatesrates.com with discount code “Troop 37” for an extra 5 percent discount. Call 775-298-1892 for information.

July 5 beach clean up

The League to Save Lake Tahoe will host its annual Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue Beach Cleanups at five locations throughout Lake Tahoe on July 5. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to join the effort.

Last year, the League’s July 5 beach cleanup volunteers removed 370 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recyclables. The most common items were cigarette butts, which are very harmful to wildlife, and beer bottles.

The League will provide reusable bags and buckets. Volunteers are invited to bring reusable water bottles and gloves if they have them. All volunteers will receive a raffle ticket for a prize and refreshments.

July 5, 9 a.m.-noon at Commons Beach, Tahoe City; Taylor Creek, Kiva and Tallac Historic Site, South Shore; Regan Beach, El Dorado Beach and Timber Cove, South Shore; Nevada Beach and Zephyr Shoals, East Shore.

Classical music at St. Patrick’s

The Tahoe Chamber Music Society will present a classical concert on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church on the corner of Northwood and Village Blvd. Mezzo soprano Susan Sonnemaker, pianist Karen Miskell and cellist Eileen Brownell collaborate to perform a wide variety of works. The program includes Andre Previn’s Four Songs with lyrics by Toni Morrison, Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann and a viola da gamba sonata by J. S. Bach. The concert is offered free of charge to the community.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format.

Purchase the guide book at The Potlach in Incline; The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay.

Don’t leave port without it!

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

July 2, 2014 — 

Happy Birthday America. Celebrate the Fourth of July Tahoe style and please have a safe holiday. Remember, all of our friends and neighbors on duty this weekend: our fire department, Washoe Country Sheriff’s, Nevada Highway Patrol, IVGID employees, doctors and nurses, the many local volunteers working at Red White and Tahoe Blue, and of course a special shout out to all of our active duty military men and women around the world.

Attend the Baroque instrumental music and songs event with narration by composer Doug Balliett on Thursday, July 3, at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall. For reservations go to toccatatahoe@gmail.com or call 787-602-2121.

Tour homes, gardens and art collections in Incline and take a tour of The Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College for the AAUW self-guided tour, Tahoe Treasures from 11 a.m-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Tickets are on sale at the Potlatch, with the proceeds from this fundraiser going to support AAUW’s scholarship program for local women. Contact Debbie at nicholas89451@gmail.com if you want more information.

Plan now to attend Shabby Chic on July 23 at Aspen Grove. This is a fun event featuring music, food, art, wine and furniture. To purchase tickets go to the Potlatch, TFS Thrift Store or TFS Office in the DWR Center. Or, call 775-298-0004.

Melissa Arnot’s presentation, “Himalayan High: Dancing with the Mountains,” is Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Chateau. Myths and Mountains is the sponsor. To purchase a ticket contact Kendra@mythsandmountains.com or call 775-832-5454.

Teams, participants, survivors all needed to support our local Incline Village Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9, at Preston Field. To learn more go to www.Relayfor Life.org/InclineVillage or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Community Table. The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation annual extravaganza is Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Tickets on sale at www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184 for more information.

A shout out for a speedy recovery from shoulder surgery to Joanna Rice. Hope to see you out and about soon.

Happy Anniversary to Jerry and JoAn Hagy. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Wayne Cameron on July 5, Mary Rosenthal on July 7, Lisa Unger on July 9 and Bill Echols on July 10. Happy Birthday!

The best deals and steals this week come from Red, White and Tahoe Blue. Check out all of the free events on Saturday, July 5, starting with the free pancake breakfast at the Main Fire Station on Tanager from 8 to 10 a.m. then watch the RWTB community parade starting at 10:15 a.m. followed by the annual community fair at the Village Green.

For more information about all of the events, visit www.redwhitetahoeblue.org or see Thursday’s print edition of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, to jeanmeick@aol.com.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

July 1, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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.

Become an English tutor

Help adults in the Truckee community improve their reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills. Volunteer today to become a literacy and/or ESL tutor with the Read Up Literacy Project based at the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training in July for new tutor incumbents at a mutually convenient time. Books and training are provided.

Read Up is a free tutoring service. You must be at least 18 years of age, read, write and speak English well.

Contact Truckee Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at 530-575-7030 for date and information.

Gatekeeper’s Concert in the Park

Check out the Gatekeeper’s Museum special concert in the Park July 3, with 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Moon Gravy Band performances and 4:30 p.m. a show by Wonderfunk. Big Blue BBQ and Cheri’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream on site for lunch and dinner. No-host bar and soft drinks. Family and dog friendly! Bring a chair or a blanket! Cost is $5 for 15 years and over for a full day of music, food and fun.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or call the museum 530-583-1752.

Want to hear the music for free? Volunteer by calling Marnie at 530-583-1762 for more information.

Classical performance

The Tahoe Chamber Music Society will present a classical concert on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church on the corner of Northwood and Village Blvd. Mezzo soprano Susan Sonnemaker, pianist Karen Miskell and cellist Eileen Brownell collaborate to perform a wide variety of works. The program includes Andre Previn’s Four Songs with lyrics by Toni Morrison, Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann and a viola da gamba sonata by J. S. Bach. The concert is offered free of charge to the community.

Wine and Wisdom at Sugar Pine Point

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is offering a rare opportunity to experience a “behind the scenes tour” of the 1903 Pine Lodge known as the Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sunday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a custom tour, fine wines from Tahoe Ridge and the humor and wisdom of Mark Twain, all while experiencing the moonrise over Lake Tahoe.

“We’re proud to present this special evening,” said Heidi Doyle, Executive Director of Sierra State Parks Foundation. “Guests will view locations not available to the public … and enjoy the wit and wisdom of a very talented Mark Twain performer, McAvoy Layne.”

Following the tour, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and chat with attendees. Space is limited to 40 guests and reservations are recommended. The cost is $50 for adults and $20 for children ages 17 and under. Proceeds are earmarked to provide funds for maintenance and repairs at the Hellman-Ehrman Estate.

Call 530-583-9911 or purchase tickets at sierrastateparks.org/calendar.

Monday movies and bocce ball league

The North Tahoe Public Utility District is pleased to announce Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course.

Movie Mondays in the Park will start at 8:30 p.m. and run through Aug. 11 in collaboration with Radiant Blue Events. The movies are free to the public however parking is $5 per car if you do not have a valid North Tahoe Public Utility District resident sticker. The Souper Wagon and A Pop Above Kettle Corn will be on site.

The Bocce Ball League will run July 11-Aug. 28. Scheduled games times are 6 and 7 p.m. Spindleshanks will offer a 10 percent discount on all food and beverage for players. Teams must have a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight per team. League fees are $100 per team, download the registration form at www.northtahoeparks.com under Recreation. Email parks@ntpud.org for info.

Celebrate Diana, goddess of hunt and moon

New Vintage Baroque is proud to present a program that focuses on Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon. It is a celebration of nature and story-telling, featuring Baroque instrumental music and songs. With narration by composer Doug Balliett, (host of “the Brothers Balliett” on New York’s WQXR radio) family fun is guaranteed on Thursday, July 3, Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s, or the Village Deli. Admission is free with $20 suggested donation. Call 787-602-2121 or email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com for reservations.

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on July 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the P.E.O. Sisterhood with assistance from Ron Allen Catering. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.

KidZone Museum to host “Science of Bubbles”

Tickets on sale now for holiday weekend event. Bubble master Sterling Johnson will bring his unique “Science of Bubbles” show to the KidZone Museum on July Fourth weekend.

The Science of Bubbles will be held Sunday, July 6, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., at the KidZone Museum. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are on sale at the museum and at kidzonemuseum.org.

Johnson has presented his remarkable hand-blown bubbles for more than 45 years. He is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and he is the first person to walk completely through a bubble film. Event sponsors include IMLS and Truckee Hotel. All fees and contributions support museum programs.

The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-KIDS or visit kidzonemuseum.org.

Truckee Library’s book sale lands at AirFair

The Friends of the Truckee Library will be holding their annual book sale again this year. This popular event will be at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices start at 25 cents and there will be quality books for readers of all ages. The Friends will have a booth at Truckee Thursdays too and will be selling a variety of books. All proceeds go to support the community library. For more information, call the library at 530-582-7846 or email the Friends at truckeefol@gmail.com.

Donner History Hikes

Donner History Hikes will be offered all summer at Donner Memorial State Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead hikes focusing on the trials and tribulations of crossing the Sierra Divide by early emigrants, to include the infamous tragedy that occurred in the winter of 1846. Call the Emigrant Trail Museum for the weekly schedule at 530-582-7892.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee business announcements

July 1, 2014 — 

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

Vehicle registration renewal at Quality Automotive and Smog

Registration renewal for your California vehicle just got easier. Quality Automotive and Smog, known as your Trust Local Auto Care in Truckee, is now able to collect registration renewal fees and issue renewal stickers. “The vehicle registration renewal service is most valuable for those who are up against the deadline for renewal and don’t want to deal with going to the DMV,” said Lisa Trent, service advisor. No appointment needed and the process takes 10-15 minutes. Registration fees can be paid in order to avoid DMV late fees for vehicles that don’t pass the California Smog Check. Take your DMV renewal paperwork, proof of insurance and smog certification. Quality Automotive and Smog is located in the Crossroads SaveMart Center behind Bill’s Rotisserie. The registration renewal service is $39.25 plus fees and tags are immediately issued. For more information and hours call 530- 587-1933 or visit www.QualityAutomotiveAndSmog.com.

North Lake Tahoe Hospitality Super Star Program

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association’s Super Star program was created to help motivate and encourage excellent customer service. Super Star cards are distributed to guests through Visitor Centers in Kings Beach and Tahoe City. If a guest experiences exceptional customer service they can hand the employee a Super Star Card.

Any employee receiving a Super Star Card can fill out their information, mail, scan and email or turn the card into our North Tahoe Visitor Center. Super Stars are eligible to win fabulous prizes. A Super Star Employee of the Week will be recognized through social media platforms.

If you are interested in donating a prize contact Emily Sullivan-Detwiler, director of Visitor Services at Emily@GoTahoeNorth.com or 530-581-6900. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center is located at 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

May’s Super Star Award goes to the Front Desk Staff at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista. Their front desk staff is always willing to go the extra mile and are well versed in what to do and see in North Lake Tahoe. Mourelatos staff received a generous gift certificate from Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge.

Visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com.

Sierra Vision Awards seeks nominations

Sierra Business Council invites the community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and government agencies for the Sierra Vision Awards.

Vision Awards recognize and honor leadership in restoring and invigorating local economies, communities and environment. To make a nomination, complete the online form at SierraBusiness.org by July 15.

“Vision Awards recognize major contributions to the realization of community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada,” said Steve Frisch, president of the Sierra Business Council.

Sierra Business Council’s Board of Directors will select winners and present awards at the Peak Innovation Conference at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge in Tahoe City from Oct. 8 to 10, 2014. The Vision Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Knowledge Bites to focus on social media

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce’s Knowledge Bites series provides strategies for pivotal business skills broken into small digestible pieces. “We know professionals today are very busy, so we have taken an agile approach for learning key business skills and packed them into bite sized chunks,” explains Chamber board member Dave Sick.

The July 16 Knowledge Bites will focus on leveraging the power of social media marketing to engage your customers, enhance your brand, and most importantly improve your bottom line. The case studies will be Rainbow Tavern & Lodge, and The Painted Vine. Expert assessments will be provided by Milena Regos of Out & About Marketing, and Justine Pretorious of Lucky Dog Consulting.

Knowledge Bites will be held July 16, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Truckee Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members and includes light breakfast. Register at www.TruckeeChamber.com. Attendance is limited to 30 people.

For more information contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

Community announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

June 26, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — 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.

Horsemanship and riding skills clinic

Saturday, June 28. The Tahoe Donner Horsemen will present “Form to Function” with Sherry Gibb Bertagnolli of the Gibb Ranch in Palomino Valley, Nev. Bertagnolli has 35 years of experience raising, training and showing horses and is an accredited horse show judge. She teaches “a horse’s feet are directly connected to his mind” and will help you learn where your horse’s feet are and improve his footfalls resulting in more control and a smoother ride. Learn how to better your own body position to improve control, transitions and stops with a light feel on the bit. The Clinic will be held at the McIver Arena (Truckee Rodeo grounds) at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The number of riders and horses is limited. Clinic fees are $80 for TDHA members and $100 for non members. Auditors are welcome. Call or text Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 to sign up or information.

Truckee Annex Open House

The majority of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s boat collection is housed at its Truckee Annex, filled with rare boats too large for the Homewood site. A visit to the Truckee Annex is a must for hard-core boat lovers at the Open House, Saturday, June 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m. to see historic boats and artifacts.

Special arrangements for a tour of the Annex can be arranged for groups of 10 or more, summer only.

This is the first of three Annex Open Houses this summer at 10434 River Park Place in Truckee, the blue and white building. Visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.

Take a Truckee whitewater trip to benefit at-risk youth

I.R.I.E Rafting is offering a benefit Benefit Day with all proceeds from Saturday, June 28 raft trips going to growing wellness, therapeutic mentoring, and adventure programs for local at-risk youth. All funds will be matched! Proceeds received for this raft trip and additional donations this summer will be doubled thanks to a generous donor for The Gateway Mountain Center. The 501 (c)3 non-profit public charity develops and delivers real-world, relevant field science and eco-literacy curriculum and provides much-needed adjunct to the system of care for youth in mental health treatment, including outdoor experiences. Participate in one of two ways:

Sign up for a Class II-III whitewater trip on the lower Truckee River, (Boca to Floriston), 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Call I.R.I.E. Rafting and purchase/sponsor a rafting spot for a Sierra Continuation High School or Truckee Community School student.

Cost is $69 for adults, $65 for youth 14 and under. Book online at www.raftirie.com/reservations or call IRIE Rafting at 530-582-4900.

Help family in time of grief

On Saturday, June 14, Truckee lost one of its youth. Homero Barajas, age 16, was struck by a car while riding his bike and died instantly. Homero’s family recently moved to Reno, Nev. where the incident took place. Homero’s mother, Mitzi Smylie is an employee of Tahoe Forest Hospital. Mitzi’s co-workers and friends are hosting a bake sale on Friday, June 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Stop by for some sweet treats while supporting a wonderful family. There is also a memorial account set up at Wells Fargo, account number: 7858466860. For questions or more information contact Tenaya Ideker at tmideker@gmail.com.

Paddleboard package raffle

A Laird paddleboard package worth more than $2,000 will belong to one lucky person who donates a mere $10 (or six tickets can be purchased for $50) to the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, helping homeless pets in our community. The drawing will be held July 1. The winner will receive a Laird 12’6” LXT paddleboard, Laird full-carbon paddle and two one-hour private paddleboard lessons provided by Start Haus.

Purchase your tickets at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click for directions.

To purchase tickets over the phone call 530-587-5948. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Delivery is not included. For more info visit HSTT.org.

Seeking July 3 fireworks volunteers

The North Tahoe Business Association is seeking volunteers for its annual July 3 Fireworks and Beach Party at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area/North Tahoe Event Center on July 3, 4-10 p.m. Positions include set-up, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collection, breakdown and clean up. Volunteer on July 3, and be free on the Fourth to enjoy the holiday. Meet new people, make new friends and have fun. Two-four hours of your time would be a big help! Contact patty@northtahoebusiness.org or 530-546-9000.

KidZone Museum to host “Science of Bubbles”

Tickets on sale now for holiday weekend event. Bubble master Sterling Johnson will take his “Science of Bubbles” show to the KidZone Museum on Sunday, July 6, 1:45-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are on sale at the museum and at kidzonemuseum.org.

Johnson has presented his remarkable hand-blown bubbles for more than 45 years. He is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and he is the first person to walk completely through a bubble film. Event sponsors include IMLS and Truckee Hotel. All fees and contributions support museum programs.

The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-KIDS or visit kidzonemuseum.org.

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on July 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the P.E.O. Sisterhood with assistance from Ron Allen Catering. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.

Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

June 26, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, 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.

Running with Tarahumara

Running with Tarahumara is a photographic essay narrated by photographer Luis Escobar. See recent and rare images of the Tarahumara “Running People” of Northern Mexico’s Copper Canyon. This fast moving, 45-minute presentation is open to the public. Topics include Tarahumara, how and why they run and Tarahumara running style, it’s impact on modern American running and traditional Tarahumara Rarajipari bolla racing. Free event Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m. at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Visit http://alpenglowsports.com/events.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride Offers early bird rates

Early bird savings are just a click away when you register before July 1 for the Tahoe Sierra Century Ride, slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

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. All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley.

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

Summer Gymnastics Camp

Truckee Gymnastics Camp students will work on body positions, stretches, flexibility, balance, strength, floor (tumbling), rope climb, bar, vault, beam, rings, stall bars, Tumbl Trak and trampoline. Curriculum follows the new USA Gymnastics Levels 1-5 and USAG Safety guidelines.

Camp includes gymnastics, crafts, team-building, nutrition education and a final demonstration. Level 1, ages 6+, July 11-18; Level 1, ages 6+, July 28-Aug. 1; Levels 2-5, ages 9+, Aug. 11-15. For more information or to enroll contact Truckee Gymnastics at 530-587-7404 or visit www.truckeegymnastics.com.

Introducing Acupuncture Happy Hour

Truckee acupuncturist Kaila Cruttenden, owner of Elemental Back & Body, will host an acupuncture happy hour Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20 minute auricular acupuncture designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Unit E in Truckee. Cost is $20. for information email kaila@elementalbodies.com or call 530-582-0500.

Musikgarten sign-ups open

Sign up now for the popular Musikgarten Series at the Family Resource Center of Truckee with beloved musician and educator- Rita Whitaker Haun, nominated for the Truckee Hometown Sears/Sierra Sun “Teacher of the Year.” Classes offered for infants, toddlers and preschoolers beginning July 21. For more info contact FRCoT at 530-587-2513 or email ruth@truckeefrc.org.

How to get unstuck from negatives

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will present a public lecture on positive psychology with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Cost: $5 donation suggested.

We’ve all noticed it — the failure that runs through our head for days. The snide remark that lingers far longer than a compliment. Why do bad things seem to stick in our minds so much longer than the good things?

Ledgerwood answers these questions with findings from behavioral science research. Recent work in her lab suggests negative thoughts are cognitively “stickier” than positive ones — it’s much easier for our brains to go from good to bad than to move from bad to good. This tendency for our minds to tilt toward the negative has important consequences for understanding our own behavior and the behavior of others. The good news? With some effort, it seems we can retrain our brains to focus on the upsides.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/calendar.

Sierra Agape Center to take insurance

Sierra Agape Center has offered psychotherapy, meditation training, yoga therapy and massage therapy on a donation or sliding fee basis since May of 2010. In 2014, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act made it possible for many people to obtain insurance coverage for mental health therapy. Grant funding for mental health services has diminished and has become more focused on prevention and wellness, which is a positive change but almost impossible for a small nonprofit in a rural area to be competitive enough to receive funding for mental health services.

Therefore, Kimball C. Pier, Ph.D., LMFT, founder and primary provider of psychotherapy is now accepting all Anthem Blue Cross insurance plans and will bill other insurance companies for clients seeking psychotherapy services. For more information on sliding scale fees, community resources, services and appointments visit www.sierraagape.org.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Loch Leven Lakes Trail Head on Saturday, July 19. Call Carmen at 530-448-1643 for directions. Visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures or email Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe

June 25, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek

Lake Tahoe Markets invites you to attend a Special Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek Thursday, July 3, 4-7 p.m. as part of the festivities of the Mountain Bike and Hike on the Flume Trail event. Stop by the Farmers Market for farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, artisanal baked goods, honey, candles, soaps, crafts and face painting for the kids.

International high school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families in and around Incline Village for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member. Hosting an international student is a great way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. To learn more contact Incline Village representative Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 16-20, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.

Celebrate Diana, goddess of hunt and moon

New Vintage Baroque is proud to present a program that focuses on Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon. It is a celebration of nature and story-telling, featuring Baroque instrumental music and songs. With narration by composer Doug Balliett, (host of “the Brothers Balliett” on New York’s WQXR radio) fmaily fun is guaranteed on Thursday, July 3, Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s, or the Village Deli. Admission is free with $20 suggested donation. Call 787-602-2121 or email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com for reservations.

Seeking July 3 fireworks volunteers

The North Tahoe Business Association is seeking volunteers for its annual July 3 Fireworks and Beach Party at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area/North Tahoe Event Center on July 3, 4-10 p.m. Positions include set-up, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collection, breakdown and clean up. Volunteer on July 3, and be free on the Fourth to enjoy the holiday. Meet new people, make new friends and have fun. Two-four hours of your time would be a big help! Contact patty@northtahoebusiness.org or 530-546-9000.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two– and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends her creative interests with her love for nature. Through Aug. 10, Annual Periodical Drive. Help partner to ensure the library offers popular magazines. It’s easy — just come in and make a selection. For more information visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Through Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards by tracking reading. There will be entertaining and educational programs for kids and families.

Thursday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4-5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13. July 3, Candy Experiments (2-4 p.m.) at Susie Scoops, 869 Tahoe Blvd.; July 10, Mad Science: “Spin, Pop, Boom for Summer Reading.”

July 8, 9 and 12, 1 p.m. World Cup. Stop by for the semi-finals and final rounds of the World Cup on the new 80-inch TV! Refreshments will be provided.

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App

The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.

Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.

To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Thunderbird Yacht needs community help

The Thunderbird Yacht’s future is in peril. “Thunderbird’s engines are blown and the yacht cannot operate this season,” said Bill Watson, Chief Executive of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. “The only good news is the failures occurred in a year when Thunderbird is trapped in her boathouse due to the drought at Lake Tahoe. If we work together to raise approximately $250,000 before Labor Day, I can have replacement engines installed in time to be operational again for the 2015 season.”

One family has already committed $50,000 on the condition the remaining money is raised before Labor Day. This means that 20 percent of the goal has been reached.

San Francisco Bay area adventurer and real estate tycoon Captain George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird yacht to look like his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft. Launched on Lake Tahoe in 1940, the yacht was later owned by resort mogul Bill Harrah. Today, Thunderbird serves as a floating classroom and remains the undisputed queen of Lake Tahoe’s vintage wooden boats.

For more information visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org or call Watson at 775-832-8755.

TOCCATA to present 9th Anniversary Gala

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a series that celebrates the 9th Anniversary of Tahoe’s own Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 6, 5 p.m. at the newly opened Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, 300 Country Club Drive. The program opens with Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas. The concert concludes with the final movement dedicated to peace and world brotherhood, the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on July 8, 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; July 11 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reno; and July 13 at 5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Church in Carson City. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Tickets are available at the door or www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 with valid ID are $5 for seating 10 minutes prior to concert time. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Concert series is supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation.

For more information visit www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-313-9697, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

Incline Village: A peek behind the gates

June 25, 2014 — 

Ever wonder what it must be like behind those ornate gates along Lakeshore Boulevard? Ever wish you could wander through those secluded homes that look so lovely from what little you can see?

The AAUW, (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada) is inviting residents to take the Tahoe Treasures Tour, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The self-guided tour consists of six stunning properties, including two breathtaking lakefront gardens complete with waterfalls, ponds and sculptures.

Each of the homes offers unique treasures. Among them is a contemporary home with a wine cellar, media room, decorated in an eclectic style. Another lovely custom home, nestled in the pines, boasts an incomparable art collection with rare pieces from around the world.

Also included is the Holman Arts & Media Center of Sierra Nevada College, where the creative process is at work in its galleries, labs and studios.

Further, tea and tapas will be featured in the lakefront garden of the famous chateau known as the Castle on Lake Tahoe, where you can shop the Tahoe Treasures boutique and purchase raffle tickets for valuable prizes.

Tickets are $35, available at The Potlatch, 930 Tahoe Blvd., Raley’s Center, or you can mail a check to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, P O Box 5465, Incline Village, NV 89450

Proceeds benefit the AAUW Tahoe Nevada college scholarship fund. American Association of University Women Tahoe Nevada is a nonprofit corporation formed in Nevada, and registered with the Nevada Secretary of State.

For information, email tahoe.nv.aauw@gmail.com or call 775-843-0775.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

June 25, 2014 — 

Hooray for the non-stop sunshine; let’s keep it shining and let the beach days continue. It is totally summer at Tahoe and everyone can enjoy.

Hear baroque instrumental music and songs with narration by composer Doug Balliett on Thursday, July 3, at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall. For reservations go to toccatatahoe@gmail.com or call 787-602-2121. 

The AAUW self-guided tour, Tahoe Treasures is from 11 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Tickets are on sale at the Potlatch, with the proceeds from this fundraiser going to support AAUW’s scholarship program for local women. Contact Debbie at nicholas89451@gmail.com if you want more information.

Save the date for Shabby Chic on July 23 at Aspen Grove. This is a fun event and will provide more information next week.

Himalayan High: Dancing with the Mountains, Melissa Arnot’s presentation is Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Chateau. Myths and Mountains is the sponsor. To purchase a ticket contact Kendra@mythsandmountains.com or call 775-832-5454.

The Incline Village Relay for Life is Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 at Preston Field. Teams, participants, survivors all needed to support this local fundraiser. To learn more go to www.Relayfor Life.org/InclineVillage or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

Save the Date for the 2014 Community Table. The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation annual extravaganza is Friday, Sept. 5 at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Tickets are now on sale at www.parasol.org or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184 for more information.

Happy Anniversary to Carl and Kristina Hill on June 24. Also to Maggie and Brian Browder. Congratulations!

Only one Birthday to celebrate this week: Happy Birthday to Millie Szerman on July 2. 

The best deal and steal this week is Thrill and Grill at the Mountain Golf Course on Sunday. This is fun, silly golf on the back nine with a build your own bloody Mary and ending with a grilled dinner.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Business announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

June 24, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Media Bootcamp: How to tell your story

Journalist Amy Westervelt will walk you through how the media operates, how to reach reporters and how to sell them on your story. You’ll learn the basics of a good media pitch, tips and tricks for bootstrapping your own PR effort, gauging the value of PR and media hits, and how to know when it’s time to reach out and when it’s best to bide your time. Workshop will close with five free and easy strategies you can employ immediately. Media Bootcamp will be held July 1, 5:30-7 p.m. at The Lift, 12242 Business Park Drive, Truckee.

Amy is an award-winning journalist who covers business, environment and technology. Her work has appeared most recently in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Fast Company and The Guardian UK.

For more information, contact morgan.goodwin@gmail.com, 413-884-5240.

First Tuesday Breakfast Club

Tuesday, July 1, Granlibakken Resort, pick up buffet breakfast upstairs. Breakfast Meeting in the Cedar House Room, 7-8:30 a.m.

Program starts 7:15 a.m. with Chair for the Day Ron Treabess, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, its history, its role and its future with Rebecca Phipps, executive director, NLTHS.

Beautiful downtown Kings Beach — Anything Going On? The Commercial Core Improvement Project and Business as Usual with Joy Doyle, North Tahoe Business Association and Dan LaPlante, Placer County Department of Public Works.

Olympic Valley Incorporation — What’s Happening? Update on the progress of the process with questions and answers with Fred Ilfeld, MD, board chair, Incorporate Olympic Valley and Vito Palermo, lead negotiator and board member, Incorporate Olympic Valley.

Purchase your Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club ticket at https://northlaketahoeresortcacoc.wliinc28.com/events/Tuesday-Morning-Breakfast-Club-105/register. Tickets are $15 each, per meeting. Quarterly online payment options are also available. As always, cash, credit card, and check payments of $15 each can be made at the door.

Funds generated in excess of costs are donated for educational programs and projects.

For more information contact Ginger Karl at 530-581-8764 or Ginger@GoTahoeNorth.com.

Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App

The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.

Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.

To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Peak Innovation Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 10. Business leaders, authors, change agents and active residents from throughout the state will gather, exchange ideas and lay the groundwork for creating a better Sierra Nevada at the Peak Innovation Conference in Tahoe City. Highlights include panel discussions, a talk by Van Jones, on stage interview with Terry Tempest Williams, a mini film festival, farm to table dinners, launch of the Climate Action Mitigation Planning group and more. Don’t wait. Register at SierraBusiness.org for this conference with three days of opportunities for networking and learning right in Tahoe City.

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