Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 18, 2014 — 

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

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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 18, 2014 — 

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

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 17, 2014 — 

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

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

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Quail Ridge Animal Hospital opens at Pet Network

September 17, 2014 — 

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

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

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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community briefs

September 16, 2014 — 

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

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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 11, 2014 — 

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

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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 10, 2014 — 

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

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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

September 10, 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.

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6 reasons not to miss this year’s sheriff’s picnic

September 10, 2014 — 

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Community Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Incline Village Aspen Grove picnic area on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Here are six reasons not to miss this year’s event:

1: Live demos by Sheriff’s K-9 teams working with the RAVEN helicopter.

2: Static displays from all areas of the Sheriff’s Office including the Forensic Science Division, SWAT, Consolidated Bomb Squad, Search and Rescue, Motors Unit, and Reserves.

3: Great place to learn about many of the Sheriff’s Office partner agencies including the Incline Village General Improvement District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Incline Village Community Hospital, Washoe County Regional Animal Services, Nevada Highway Patrol — who will be bringing their “Convincer” seat belt safety trailer — and Nevada Department of Wildlife.

4: Great place to get a Child I.D. Kit, visit with community organizations such as The Bear League and see a display of classic cars.

5: Great food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and ice cream, thanks to community sponsors including the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay Club Casino, Wildflower Café, Village Market, Raley’s Incline Village, and Susie Scoops Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt.

6: This year’s picnic commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Incline Village Substation. The Substation opened its doors to the public in 1964 and has continually served the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities since.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Learn more at washoesheriff.com.

Incline Village veterans club preps for inaugural Military Ball

September 10, 2014 — 

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans is holding a Veterans Military Ball on Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at The Chateau in Incline Village.

According to a press release from the group, the ball is a salute to all veterans, but it is especially a tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans. It is open to the public.

The event is a first for the Incline Village club, and also serves as its first major fundraiser, said President Bob Wheeler.

“Of note, we have new members of our club who are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said. “(The ball) will be an opportunity for non-veterans to see what a military ball is like, although there will be a few modifications … We are hoping to attract young adults who may not know much about that important era of our nation’s history.”

The ball involves dinner and an evening of music, fun events/activities from that era, and possibly a dance contest. The event also will include displays of memorabilia, such as photos, clothing and equipment models.

“We also will have special video by Bob Hope, ‘Somewhere in the South Pacific,’ plus another video on our local Nevada Air National Guard Wing’s participation in the recent ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion,” Wheeler said.

Cost is $40 for the dinner, which includes free non-alcoholic drinks. A no-host bar will also be available. Groups can buy 10 tickets for $360.

“We are also conducting an associated raffle,” Wheeler said. “We hope that those who cannot make the Ball can at least buy a ticket or two.”

Raffle tickets are $10 each. The winner receives airline tickets for two from Reno to San Diego on SW Airlines and two nights and three days at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, a donated package valued at $2,300

Dress is military uniform from all eras (dress or daily uniform with tie) or jacket and tie for men. Ladies can dress for the 1940s or early 1950s, or wear a cocktail-type outfit.

Call the Incline Village Recreation Center at 775-832-1310 to learn more, or go there to buy tickets in person.

ABOUT THE CLUB

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club, now with more than 200 members, was established seven years ago.

Its mission is to aid, assist and support veterans and their families in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay area; and to support the Veterans Home and Veterans Hospital in Reno, the Incline Village High School Army JROTC program and other groups which support the interests of veterans, such as Honor Flight Nevada. All donations and funds raised go to support those entities.

The club meets at noon the last Thursday of the month from January to October, and its board meets year-round on the third Thursday of the month, typically at Aspen Grove. All veterans or friends of veterans are welcome to join or attend the group’s meetings.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 10, 2014 — 

Just when we start enjoying the crisp evenings smoke returns. Let’s hope this will be a short stay and we can continue to enjoy Tahoe’s outdoors as fall approaches. Remember today, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day.

Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Crystal Bay Club is the annual Kids and Horses barbecue. Includes a barbecue, music by local musicians, and both a silent and live auction. For more information visit www.kidsandhorses.org or pick up tickets at the Potlatch or Bowl Incline. All proceeds benefit the Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Minden.

Tahoe’s Connection for Families annual Tahoe Fall Fest is Thursday, Sept. 18, at Gar Woods Grill and Pier. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.tahoefallfest.org.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s picnic is Sunday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove. This is a family event with lots of special features as well as food.

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

Put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. This annual fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling. For information call 775-298-0004.

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

It was nice to see Manny and Marge Sylvester’s grandson, Bill, and his fiancé, Lori, in Incline last weekend. Hope everyone enjoyed lots of special time together.

Happy Anniversary to Franny and Chris Bryan on Sept. 18. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Debra Fishman on Sept. 11, Stevie Walton on Sept. 12 and Kaelynn Ferguson on Sept. 18. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is on Friday night at Incline High School. Go enjoy the football game at Highlander Field and cheer for our local team with the kickoff at 7 p.m. Nothing better than a Friday night football game. And the special deal is any Incline Village Service Club Member can bring a guest to the game and both of you will get in free, plus enjoy a free hot dog and soda.

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

Live music, auctions on tap for Tahoe hoedown fundraiser

September 10, 2014 — 

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center’s 15th annual fundraiser will take place Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at the Crystal Bay Casino.

The patio and parking lot will be the set for the Western-themed event.

Guests will be treated to barbecue catered by Brimm’s A Catering Co., live music by Sixteen Tons, and entertainment by celebrity emcee, singer and songwriter Darin Talbot.

The event will also feature whiskey-tasting and dancing; attendees are encouraged to wear Western apparel. In addition to great food and entertainment, there will be silent and live auctions.

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1999 by Sam Waldman; it is located at the Double W Ranch in Minden.

The program offers an opportunity for freedom and self-fulfillment for children and adults with special needs. It is based on the concept that every human being, regardless of his or her disabilities, can benefit from an equine experience.

“There are people who may think that Kids & Horses is about giving pony rides to children with special needs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kids & Horses provides an extremely high level of integrated therapy,” said Tami Force, mother of eleven year-old, Ryan, a student in the program, who has Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Since all services are provided at minimal cost to the students, Kids & Horses seeks its financial support from private and corporate donors, service clubs, grants and its fund raising events.

Kids & Horses is the only Premiere PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Center in Northern Nevada.

Tickets Saturday’s event are $50 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12.

For tickets and more information, contact Doug Brimm at 775-745-3511, Joanna Rice at 775-772-6112, Sue Woskow at 805-338-9499 or Kids & Horses at 775-267-1775 or visit www.kidsandhorses.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at Bowl Incline and The Potlatch in Incline Village.

Local artist exhibit at Soule Domain

September 10, 2014 — 

The Soule Domain restaurant is hosting an exhibit of new and recent work by Incline Village artist Matt Dodge.

Known for his intoxicating visual interpretation of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, Dodge will have his images on display until mid-November.

An artist reception, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and half-price beverages, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Dodge works in a unique, self-developed technique. Starting with a photographic base, the digitally-edited images are printed on canvas, then hand-colored and hand-etched, creating a pop, punk and psychedelic fusion.

He uses the term “Sculpted Photographs” to describe the one-of-a-kind treasures.

The Soule Domain is located across from the Tahoe Biltmore at 9983 Cove Street in Brockway. Call 530-546-7529 for information, or visit www.MattDodgeImages.com.

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe business announcements

September 9, 2014 — 

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

CritterCare available

for mobile vet services

CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic has proudly served the Truckee/Tahoe communities since 1999. Dr. Bruce Hartzell and CritterCare continues to offer exceptional mobile veterinary care for your pets.

CritterCare is a full service veterinary practice including vaccinations, dental cleanings, spays/neuters, radiology and lab work while conveniently parked in your driveway or place of work.

Please call 530-550-8660 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

‘Knowledge Bites’ slated for Sept. 17

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce’s Knowledge Bites provides strategies for pivotal business skills broken into small digestible pieces.

Each session focuses on specific business topic with two chamber businesses featured as a case study. The case study businesses are examined by two chamber members who are experts in their field to provide relevant and valuable advice. Presentations are followed up by questions from the audience.

The Sept. 17 Knowledge Bites will focus on developing a strategic marketing plan. The case studies will be Autoglass Express Truckee and Hey Chef!. Expert assessments will be provided by Jim Kaspari, Summit Business Marketing and Lisa Krueger, Martis Valley Communications.

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

Knowledge Bites presentations can be found at www.TruckeeChamber.com in the References section.

Knowledge Bites is held third Wednesdays at the Truckee Airport.

For more information, call 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events in the region. Preference will be given to events that encourage overnight stays.

“By offering this funding to a wide variety of events we hope to showcase the diversity of North Lake Tahoe,” said Andy Chapman, chief marketing officer for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association. “Our experience has shown that extra money for marketing can make a great difference in attendance and profitability at special events.”

After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Grant Funding Task Force a five-minute presentation on Oct. 8. The presentation to the Board of Directors for approval will take place Nov. 5. Funding notification to applicants will occur Nov. 6.

All interested groups must fill out the special event grant application by Sept. 19. For an application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or Judy@GoTahoeNorth.com.

Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party Plans

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) is planning an Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party on Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. including: Live feed of swim-bike-run transitions on Jumbotron; beer garden; music; dining and drink specials; and cowbells for sale in the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot.

The bike portion of the race will cruise through historic downtown Truckee twice. Donner Pass Road will be closed from 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from High to Bridge streets.

The TDMA is working closely with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the town of Truckee on event plans.

A metal arch and Jumbotron will be supplied by CRUX Events.

The economic impact to the region of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is estimated to be $8 to $15 million in spending on restaurants, lodging, retail and other activities. For more information about the Viewing Party visit TruckeeChamber.com.

Peak Innovation conference to address drought

According to the Drought Monitor for California, 80 percent of the state is in “extreme” to “extraordinary” drought and 100 percent of the state is in “severe” drought or worse. More than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada forests and California’s water supply face grave threats due to damaging wildfires, development, contamination from historic mining activities and changes in climate.

“The Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation conference will address what we – individuals, small businesses, communities and local governments – can do about water shortages and policy at the state level,” said Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council.

SBC’s 20th anniversary conference, Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years, brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus from Oct. 8-10 in Tahoe City. Visit SierraBusiness.org or call 530-582-4800 to register.

Tahoe Truckee Job Fair

​The One-Stop Business & Career Center, Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA), Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Golden Sierra, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce & Resort Association, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative will sponsor the Tahoe Regional Job Fair on Friday, Nov. 7, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach.

For more information contact Charlotte J. Hawley at 530-550-3015.

Truckee inventor going global

Founded by Truckee local David Curtis, Weather Tech Fasteners is now Weather Tech Fasteners Global Solutions Inc. In the past year since the initial launch Weather Tech has developed relationships with Middle East distributors to sell in 17 countries; Kenya to sell in seven African countries, in Brazil for South America and in Canada.

Weather Tech Fasteners’ warehouse is filled with fasteners in 10 colors and a range of sizes and lengths to suit your needs. The website features information and some extreme weather videos just for fun, visit www.weathertechfasteners.com. Contractors should check out the Contractors Club — join it and you can earn free screws.

For more information call David Curtis at 530-414-5697.

September 4, 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.

Calling all artists

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park Districts Community Center, “Water.” The Water exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. All media will be accepted. Submissions are due Sept. 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Water will be on display from October 2014 to January 2015. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the “Latest News” section at www.tdrpd.com. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center.

Calpine Marketplace

Truck on out to the 4th annual Calpine Marketplace on Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun for the whole family and a great place to do early Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts, food and produce, classic cars “mini” show and shine, all day barbecue; beer and wine garden; live music and all day raffle.

New this year adding to the fun and games, the dunk tank! Guess who’s on top of the list to be dunked? Confirmed Sheriff John Evans and Sgt. Tim Standley.

Join the fun at Calpine on Highway 89, north of Truckee; south of Graeagle. Need information? Call Paula at 530-994-3610. Take your classic car — call Gary at 916-791-7364.

Audition for ‘The Miracle Worker’

TDRPD Community Theater is holding auditions for the award-winning play, “The Miracle Worker.” Director Courtney Simson seeks actors from Truckee, Tahoe and Reno to play roles in this moving, dramatic tale of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center at 10046 Church Street in Downtown Truckee on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 3:45 p.m. for children and 5:30 p.m. for adults. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. There are excellent supporting roles for up to six adults, two teens and six children.

Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 or email Simson at csimson2001@gmail.com.

River-Friendly Landscaping presentation

Thursday, Sept. 11, 5:15 p.m., Moody’s Bistro in Truckee. The Truckee Watershed Council has developed River-Friendly Landscaping to help homeowners improve water quality by preventing or significantly reducing soil erosion from residential properties.

Learn more about how this program is improving water quality in our area and how you can get involved!

Please RSVP to Erin Casey at ecasey@truckeeriverwc.org or 530-550-8760, ext. 7.

Big Blue Bayou

For the third year Martis Camp will host a spectacular evening on behalf of food insecurity issues in the community. Sierra Senior Services partners to present the Big Blue Bayou event, to be held at the Lookout Lodge with dinner, auction and music provided by the Blues Monsters on Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-8 p.m. The dinner is Cajon style with cooking demonstration by Chef Shaun King, with a dessert and demonstration by Ron Allen Catering.

Tickets cost $80 and can be picked up at Sierra Senior Services office at 10040 Estates Dr. in Truckee. Seating is limited, resort casual wear and outdoor seating. Big Blue Bayou will benefit the local Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot nutritious meals for seniors and housebound individuals. For more information visit www.sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600.

Community horse show

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association is sponsoring a combined English and Western Schooling horse show on Sept. 14 at the Truckee Rodeo grounds, McIver Arena. This will be a fully judged training show with classes for children, juniors and adults. The morning classes will be English equitation, pleasure and jumping and will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The afternoon classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. will be Western equitation, pleasure and trail horse. This show will be for fun and low-stress educational competition.

Entrance fees will vary, class sizes will be limited so early registration is recommended. Spectators are welcome for free.

Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register.

How To Talk Like A Pirate presentation

In preparation for International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host a “How To Talk Like A Pirate” presentation by Tahoe resident Roger Huff, author of “Captain Bucko’s Nauti-Words Handbook,” “Galley Slave Cookbook,” “Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoe” and “Tales & Towns Along the Truckee” Sept. 14, 2 p.m. in the Gatekeeper’s Cabin Museum, Tahoe City.

Salty dogs and pollywogs alike will enjoy learning about odd maritime terms and everyday expressions with nautical roots and will soon sound like Swashbucklers even if they don’t know a halyard from a hawsepipe.

Trucker Appreciation Day

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

CHP will withhold enforcement and extend its welcome to the trucking industry as a show of thanks for commitment and hard work that keeps America moving day in and day out 24/7 and 365. CHP recognizes the sacrifice made by commercial drivers and takes this opportunity annually to interact, share some laughs, provide information, a free meal, beverages and goodwill between law enforcement and commercial trucking industry as equal partners in traffic safety.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

September 4, 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.

Become a Hospice volunteer

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

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

Provide companionship and friendship

Provide a break (respite) for caregivers

Run errands and do shopping

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

Flexible hours

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

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

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept. 9 and 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

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

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

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

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

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

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride for band programs

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.

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a tour of local, Sierra edible gardens on Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Get inspired by gardens of all shapes and sizes — from a beginner container garden to a high production perma culture greenhouse. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started! Begin at the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee Regional Park and then proceed, caravan style, to a variety of Truckee home gardens. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Please take hats, sunglasses and water. Children are welcome to participate for free.

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

Benefit for Sarah Kurtz

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

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

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

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

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

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.

Friday Night Live turns 30

Last month, Nevada County Public Health staff joined with 48 other counties to celebrate 30 years of youth development in the field of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Prevention at the Annual FNL Leadership Training Institute held in Visalia, Calif. At the Training Institute, Nevada County’s FNL Coordinator Shannon Glaz was invited to host a workshop with a fellow coordinator from Tehama County. The workshop showcased Nevada County’s work with local youth advocates in Tobacco Prevention. Shannon and her counterpart delivered two consecutive 90-minute workshops.

They shared lessons on what has worked well with the local program, and gave others in the field new ideas and tips on how they can engage young people in creating change in their communities. The California Friday Night Live Partnership (FNL) was developed in 1984 by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, now the California Department of Healthcare Services and the California Office of Traffic Safety. FNL began as a pilot program dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by teen motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Today FNL builds partnerships for healthy youth development across 56 counties.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 3, 2014 — 

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

Become a Hospice volunteer

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

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

Provide companionship and friendship

Provide a break (respite) for caregivers

Run errands and do shopping

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

Flexible hours

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

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

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept. 9 and 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

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

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

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

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

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

Equine workshop to discover prosperity

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

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a tour of local, Sierra edible gardens on Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Get inspired by gardens of all shapes and sizes — from a beginner container garden to a high production perma culture greenhouse. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started! Begin at the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee Regional Park and then proceed, caravan style, to a variety of Truckee home gardens. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Please take hats, sunglasses and water. Children are welcome to participate for free.

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

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

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.

Volunteer with Kids & Horses

Kids & Horses, northern Nevada’s only premier certified therapeutic riding center located in Minden seeks to recruit volunteers to work in their equine-assisted therapeutic riding lessons. Horse experience is a plus but not a requirement. Lessons at Kids & Horses run Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

People of all ages over 14, no upper age limit, are encouraged to offer time and skills including helping out with fundraising events and mentoring from experienced and passionate instructors.

Contact Barbara Morningstar, office and volunteer manager at 775-267-1775 or by email at info@kidsandhorses.org.

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.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride for band programs

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.

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

September 3, 2014 — 

Oh my goodness, our bears are so busy this fall. Please take time to lock your doors, and not just the car doors, but also lock the doors to your homes and businesses.

The bears are no longer interested in trash cans — they want the good life, and even though they probably do not want to work, they would love to visit your business to see what is available.

Of course kitchens are also favorite locations, and if you are leaving town for the winter, take extra care to empty out the cupboards, pantry and garage, or you will return in the spring to guests.

Thursday, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day. Plan now to observe this day and all of the memories as we mark the anniversary of “nine-eleven.” The official time designated to acknowledge all 2,977 people that lost their lives with a moment of silence is 5:46 a.m. Pacific time.

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation welcomes its 2014-15 team of AmeriCorps members this week. Another great team is ready to serve our community!

The annual Kids and Horses barbecue is Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Crystal Bay Club. This event features a barbecue plus some great local musicians, and both a silent and live auction. For more information visit www.kidsandhorses.org, or pick up tickets at the Potlatch or Bowl Incline. All proceeds benefit the Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Minden.

Like to Bowl? Put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. This fun event is a fundraiser for TFS and features lots of local celebrities bowling. For information call 775-298-0004.

Buy your tickets now for Tahoe’s Connection for Families annual Tahoe Fall Fest on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Gar Woods Grill and Pier. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.tahoefallfest.org.

Another great event for the family is the Washoe County Sheriff’s picnic on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m .at Aspen Grove. It will feature lots of family entertainment as well as food.

Birthdays this week: Bob Segesman on Sept. 11; Brian Collier and Stevie Walton on Sept. 12; and John Foster on Sept. 14. Happy Birthday!

This week the deal and steal is Sunday, Sept. 7, at the North Tahoe Regional Park for the annual Dog Day in the Park fundraiser for Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF). For information visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

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

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

September 3, 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.

World Peace Concert

Truckee Tahoe Peace Project is proud to collaborate with Trails and Vistas for the 2014 World Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sand Harbor.

Music, dance and art transcend all cultures and nationalities. Trails & Vistas World Concert, an original blend of award-winning musicians, aerialists and dancers, celebrates the arts with music from around the globe. Featured performers include violinist Scarlet Rivera, flutist Ann Licater, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai drum group, aerialist Tahoe Flow Arts Studio, InnerRthythms Dance Studio, San Jose State University’s Symphony Orchestra, SambaDa, performance painting with Susie Alexander and more. Concert tickets: $23 and up, trailsandvistas.org or 800-747-4697.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Jim Markle’s photographs will include a selection of digital and printed images: “The Loneliest Art,” and “Objects of the Auto Industry.” September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This month the Washoe County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Sept. 5 and 19, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members always welcome. Sept. 10 and 24, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time, children of all ages welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Jim Markle, artist presentation.

Photographs will include digital and printed images, with a series “The Loneliest Art,” a collection of Nevada’s roadside art. “Objects of the Auto Industry” will feature a stylized technique he uses to enhance photographs of vehicles. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130, www.washoecountylibrary.us.

Dog Day in the Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 4th annual Dog Day in the Park 2014 is slated for Sept. 7 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free with demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, a barbecue, beer/wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games for children and their pups, plus raffle.

This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500.

This year’s event will include a special leash-cutting, ground-breaking ceremony at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Tahoe Unleashed dog park location.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three tickets for $10 or 35 tickets for $100, and you need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in person, www.tahoeunleashed.com or www.tahoewarf.com.

All funds raised will help support WARF (Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and the building of a two-acre, fenced off-leash dog park at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or email Pam at cpamberger@gmail.com.

ARC in the Park

ARC in the Park is an all-day festival slated for Sept. 7 at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater featuring seven Tahoe bands including Sneaky Creatures, Coburn Station, Lost Whiskey Engine, Truckee Tribe, Angele and Wild Woods, The Crawlers, special guests Kylan Johnson and Aaron Oropeza, and more to be announced.

There will be local food trucks and performing artists, including the amazing alumni of the Adventure Risk Challenge program.

Tickets and info are available at www.arcprogram.org/arc-in-the-park. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students.

All proceeds to Adventure Risk Challenge programming.

Find ARC in the Park Tahoe at www.facebook.com/arcintheparktahoe.

La piccola scuola Italiana

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

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

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

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

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

Is there something missing in your life?

Has the Church become irrelevant in your faith journey? Do you, or someone you know and care about, feel disconnected from the Catholic Church? Do you miss the peace and comfort you used to have in your relationship with God through the Church? More than likely, the Catholic Church you left is not the Catholic Church as we know it today. You are invited to come home and take another look at an Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church parish hall, 701 Mt. Rose Highway, Incline Village. See how the Catholic Church has changed. Enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine with Rev. Bill Nadeau along with a small group of people who care about you and your faith journey. No personal sharing is required.

Information Night will be facilitated by Pam and Mike Moreland of St. Francis of Assisi. RSVP to 775-831-3501 or mmoreland@mgocpa.com.

New shorter class! AARP Safe Driver Course

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center: Meiling Room, 948 Incline Way. Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time in this AARP course. Course completion may result in insurance discounts from Nevada based insurance companies (discounts are determined by individual insurance carrier). The fee for AARP Members: $15 and non-members: $20, with checks made payable to AARP to be collected at the door.

To register call 775-832-1310 or visit Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way.

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

55+ Full Moon Hike: Wine & Cheese Socials

Join moderate one-mile paved hikes to the Crystal Bay Fire Lookout. Times will vary based on moon rising as listed below. Wear warm clothing, take a flashlight and camera. Fee is $16, $11 with IVGID pass. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the hike. Hikes are weather permitting A minimum of five participants must be registered. Meet in the Recreation Center lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. ADA transportation is available for mobility challenged participants upon request.

Sept. 11, The Hunter’s Moon, 6 p.m.; Oct. 9, The Harvest Moon, 5 p.m. Return time: Approximately 2.5 hours after departure time, no later than 10 p.m.

Community Leadership Club Fall 2014

High School students: Meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-noon in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!

Middle School students: Meets on Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Home Ec Room.

Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.

300 Miles for Mentoring celebrates five years of giving, 1,500 miles of cycling

September 1, 2014 — 

Five years ago, three cyclists had a plan: Ride 300 miles, get their friends to contribute money to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe, and help kids who need it.

Five years later, riders Hardy Bullock, Carey Thrasher and Ken Bossung have successfully completed that goal five years in a row and raised more than $55,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ local mentoring programs. And like their enthusiasm for the cause, the group of participating riders has also grown to 15 cyclists from all over California.

This year’s ride will begin in Truckee on Sept. 12. The riders will head south along Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, then up and over Carson Pass and down to El Dorado Hills, where the riders and support crew eat dinner. Following dinner, the bike lights are turned on and group rides another 125 miles back to Truckee through the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills, finally ending 30 hours later back in Truckee at the Coffeebar.

“Our program is dedicated to providing one-on-one mentoring for kids who need a caring adult in their lives right here in Truckee and North Tahoe,” said Paul Raymore, board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Raymore has driven the SAG vehicle each year, offering humorous support in the wee hours of the night as riders grapple to stay awake and keep the wheels turning. Raymore is also a dedicated Big Brother mentor, volunteer and eight-year board member. He has worked with Lindy Beatie, the new executive director, and Peggy Martin, director of the Truckee office to expand local programs.

“Paul inspires me to support this important mission — anyone who takes their time to get outside themselves and help others, especially kids who need guidance, is a hero in my book,” said Bullock. “Anything you love to do can help others, you just need to make it happen and involve yourself. The reward is unbelievable when you see the difference in kids and your community.

“… We are currently working with Big Blue Adventure to integrate this ride into a larger event. The goal is to build a sustainable, fun and challenging ride that lives on year after year, it’s cool to see this much interest in this ultra-distance event,” Bullock noted.

To support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe visit www.bigsofnc.org or call 530-587-7717. Follow the riders on twitter: @TahoeStaffTeam. To see the entire ride profile and donate go to www.300milesformentoring.com.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 27, 2014 — 

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

Endless summer yoga retreat

When summer’s energy is winding down and we begin to prepare for fall, time still remains for you to give your self the rest, relaxation and adventure you deserve.

Indulge in Granlibakken’s Endless Summer Yoga Retreat and offer your body, mind and spirit blessings of nature, yoga, health and music Aug. 29-31.

Even the most successful and happiest of lives require moments of retreat and self-care in order for us to see clearly and evolve gracefully. With this in mind, Granlibakken staff has designed a retreat to reinvigorate your yoga practice and life with time spent in nature, live music vinyasas, ayurvedic counseling and delicious, nourishing meals.

Perhaps you have been feeling less creative in your day-to-day life, or bored with things that previously motivated you. Run free in the mountains and atop the lake and breathe fresh, vital prana and inspiration. Return home refreshed, lighter and more joyful.

Endless Summer Yoga Retreat, Aug. 29-31: Room single occupancy (includes retreat) $432; Room double occupancy, per person (includes retreat) $360; Day Package (no lodging) $240. Reservations, use Group ID: YOGA2014; Password: YOGA2014 at www.granlibakken.com/wellness_packages.php.

Granlibakken will also offer the annual Women’s Wellness Weekend Nov. 8 and 9, use Group ID: WWW2014; Password: WWW2014.

Foam Fest to support Disabled Sports

The Foam Fest is one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area! Beer enthusiasts can sample more than 40 craft breweries in support of Disabled Sports USA Far West, Aug. 30, 2-6 p.m. at Squaw Valley’s KT Sundeck at the 25th annual event. Live music will feature Hot Buttered Rum and and Miner, a Los Angeles Indie folk rock band.

Enter to win great prizes in Foam Fest’s famous “Hit the Slopes” raffle. Prizes include the CA Snow Gold Pass, season passes, lift tickets, skis, snowboards and winter gear.

Proceeds help get people with disabilities out on the slopes. Tickets cost for beer tasting is $25 in advance or $30 at the event. Beer tasting ticket holders must be 21 or older.

Non-drinkers, designated drivers and those under 21 years old have a suggested donation of $10.

Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. There is no limit to the number of kids per adult; however, admissions are at the discretion of gate management, so please use your good judgment. All online sales are turned off at midnight Aug. 29. On Aug. 30 tickets will be available at the door only, starting at 1 p.m.

Please consider adding a donation to support Disabled Sports USA Far West, all donations are tax deductible.

For more information call 530-581-4161 call https://dsusafw.webconnex.com/foamfest2014.

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.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

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.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride for band programs

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.

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.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

August 27, 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.

Reno Jazz Orchestra

The Reno Jazz Orchestra will present Bob McChesney and Calabria Foti for an evening of straight-ahead jazz on Aug. 30 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater in Reno. This special night of music and song starts at 7 p.m.

Bob McChesney is well known in the music industry as a master of the trombone and Calabria Foti is a much-loved vocalist, musician and entertainer. The duo will join the Reno Jazz Orchestra for a tribute to the Great American Songbook. Ticket options include chair or grass seating for $10 - $30 and available at www.renojazzorchestra.org.

Food concessions will be provided by Hacienda Restaurant and Bar. The evening’s sponsors include the Nevada Arts Council, E.L. Cord Foundation, ArtWorks, Steinway Piano Gallery, the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation and the Reno Jazz Orchestra Band of 100.

For more information, visit www.renojazzorchestra.org.

Community Leadership Club Fall 2014

High School students: Meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-noon in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!

Middle School students: Meets on Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Home Ec Room.

Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.

World Peace Concert

Truckee Tahoe Peace Project is proud to collaborate with Trails and Vistas for the 2014 World Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sand Harbor.

Music, dance and art transcend all cultures and nationalities — a common language that touches the hearts of people worldwide. While governments and regimes may be in conflict citizens of the world may come together to celebrate diversity and cultural traditions in a spirit of peace, harmony and joy.

Trails & Vistas World Concert, an original blend of award-winning musicians, aerialists and dancers, celebrates the arts with music from around the globe. Featured performers include violinist Scarlet Rivera, flutist Ann Licater, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai drum group, aerialist Tahoe Flow Arts Studio, InnerRthythms Dance Studio, San Jose State University’s Symphony Orchestra, SambaDa, performance painting with Susie Alexander and more. The World Concert is a collaborative event with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project and opens with a duet by Rivera on the Violin of Peace and Licater on Native American flute. Concert tickets: $23 and up, trailsandvistas.org or 800-747-4697.

Dog Day in the Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 4th annual Dog Day in the Park 2014 is slated for Sept. 7 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free with demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, a barbecue, beer/wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games for children and their pups, plus raffle. This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500.

This year’s event will include a special leash-cutting, ground-breaking ceremony at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Tahoe Unleashed dog park location.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three tickets for $10 or 35 tickets for $100, and you need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in person, www.tahoeunleashed.com or www.tahoewarf.com.

All funds raised will help support WARF (Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and the building of a two-acre, fenced off-leash dog park at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or email Pam at cpamberger@gmail.com.

New shorter class! AARP Safe Driver Course

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center: Meiling Room, 948 Incline Way. Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time in this AARP course. Course completion may result in insurance discounts from Nevada based insurance companies (discounts are determined by individual insurance carrier). The fee for AARP Members: $15 and non-members: $20, with checks made payable to AARP to be collected at the door. To register call 775-832-1310 or visit Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way.

Is there something missing in your life?

Has the Church become irrelevant in your faith journey? Do you, or someone you know and care about, feel disconnected from the Catholic Church? Do you miss the peace and comfort you used to have in your relationship with God through the Church? More than likely, the Catholic Church you left is not the Catholic Church as we know it today. You are invited to come home and take another look at an Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church parish hall, 701 Mt. Rose Highway, Incline Village. Enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine with Rev. Bill Nadeau along with a small group of people who care about you and your faith journey. No personal sharing is required.

Information Night will be facilitated by Pam and Mike Moreland of St. Francis of Assisi. RSVP to 775-831-3501 or mmoreland@mgocpa.com.

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

55+ Full Moon Hike: Wine & Cheese Socials

Join moderate one-mile paved hikes to the Crystal Bay Fire Lookout. Times will vary based on moon rising as listed below. Wear warm clothing, take a flashlight and camera. Fee is $16, $11 with IVGID pass. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the hike.

A minimum of five participants must be registered. Meet in the Recreation Center lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Sept. 11, The Hunter’s Moon, 6 p.m.; Oct. 9, The Harvest Moon, 5 p.m.

Return time: Approximately 2.5 hours after departure time, no later than 10 p.m.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 27, 2014 — 

Goodbye summer and hello football season. This is our big Labor Day Weekend and probably the best weekend of the year to enjoy Tahoe.

A couple of things happening today, Aug. 28, you might want to include in your plans. From 1-4 p.m. the Bee Inclined Quilters have their Aug. meeting at the Incline Village library. All levels of quilters are invited to join. Next, head over to the Open Mic from 7-10 p.m. at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall located in the Village Center. Mike Trute and Brendan O’Donovan invite you to karaoke, poetry, and comedy.

At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, is the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society Mark Twain Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe. Visit bit.ly/twainkayak to reserve your spot or for information.

On Friday, Sept. 5 at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation at its annual fundraiser, the 2014 Community Table. But you need to purchase tickets now, as they are not sold at the door. Visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

Sunday, Sept. 7, at the North Tahoe Regional Park is the annual Dog Day in the Park fundraiser for Wyle Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and is free to attend. For information visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Congrats to local artist Ronnie Rector. Her beautiful painting won Best of Show at the Sacramento WASH watercolor exhibit. Way to go Ronnie.

Save the date of Saturday, Oct. 25 for the annual Tahoe Family Solutions bowl-a-thon. Start now putting together a group, as this is one fun event. For information call 775-298-0004.

You can buy your tickets now for the annual Tahoe Fall Fest supporting Tahoe’s Connection for Families. The event is Thursday, Sept. 18 at Gar Woods Grill and Pier. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.tahoefallfest.org.

Another hole-in-one to report. Congratulations to Bill Simmons on Aug. 20 on hole 7 at the Moutain Golf Course.

A huge Incline welcome to visitors at the Herron Cottage, Richard and Sue. They are seeing all the local sights including a trip on the V&T Railroad.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Kathy Long and Sharon Kennedy on Sept. 2. Happy Birthday!

The best deal and steal this week is at Incline Village. Take a staycation for the Labor Day Weekend and play tourist here. So much to do not only in Incline but all around our area. Have you been on the V&T Railroad? Enjoy!

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

North Lake Tahoe ad Truckee community announcements

August 25, 2014 — 

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

Whitney Wednesday

Truckee River Winery is hosting a fundraising event to continue the Friends of FightHardy Whitney Wednesdays on Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be music and a photo booth. Proceeds from sales will go to Whitney Hardy, a Truckee native, who was hit by a car and suffered major head injuries while on an evening run on Feb. 20. Help Truckee River Winery raise money for Whitney’s long road to recovery and help her family get through this struggle.

Water Wise Landscaping workshop

Aug. 28, 6 p.m., at Tahoe City PUD, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. The North Tahoe Public Utility District and the Tahoe City Public Utility District have partnered with Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the University of California Extension Master Gardeners to offer a Water Wise Landscaping Workshop.

Get tips to meet Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation Plans to save water and money. Learn about Water Wise landscaping, how to irrigate efficiently, and receive information about conservation programs and services available to residents in both Districts.

This workshop is made possible from a grant through California Proposition 84 Grant Funds for water conservation and the North Tahoe Public Utility District and Tahoe City Public Utility District.

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

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

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

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

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

Film Festival volunteers needed

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

Mountain Area Preservation is looking for volunteers to help with poster-ing, greeting, social media marketing, ticket sales, food service, recycling and zero waste team, wristband checkers, First Aid (licensed medical staff) set-up, tear-down, vendor booths and the national sponsor table. Split shifts are available. First come, first serve for early shift volunteers. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Riley at info@nikkirileydesigns.com or call the MAP office at 530-582-6751.

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

‘The Rescuer’s Path’ at Bookshelf

Readers may find “The Rescuer’s Path,” Paula Friedman’s literary thriller of love and politics, at The Bookshelf, 11429 Donner Pass Road. Friedman wrote “The Rescuer’s Path” during four years while working as a summer volunteer in the Sierra Club’s Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden. Thistles glowing at sunset inspired the novel’s climactic scene; three photographs the author took on Donner Pass form the book’s cover collage, “Fantasy.”

Set in 1971 Washington, D.C. and the post-9/11 Bay Area, this novel of fugitive lovers, one Jewish and one Arab American, evokes the value and costs of love and the struggle against injustice. The Rescuer’s Path will appeal to readers intrigued by a multi-cultural love story, peace and social activism, mountain silences and human love, or the many ways political tragedy can ravage innocent lives yet leave seeds of hope.

La piccola scuola Italiana

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

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

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

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

Family Resource Center fund drive

Join the Family Resource Center of Truckee in supporting your community, friends and neighbors during the summer fund drive. For $10 per entry, you will be eligible for: Grand prize a $1,000 shopping spree at Truckee Hometown Sears; first prize a Weber Spirit 310 barbecue grill valued at $500, donated by Mountain Hardware & Sports; and second prize a $99 Apple TV donated by the Bailey Family.

Tickets are available at Truckee Hometown Sears, Mountain Hardware & Sports, Stone’s Tires, AutoGlass Express Truckee, Paco’s Truckee Bike and Ski, Sunrise Rotary of Truckee at Truckee Thursdays.

Visit FRCT at www.truckeefrc.org for more information about programs and services. The Resource Center is located at 11695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-587-2513.

Labor Day Cruise tickets available

Sept. 1, boards Tahoe Gal at 5:30 p.m. Invite your friends and family to join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society for the annual summer’s end fundraiser on the Tahoe Gal for breathtaking panoramas, dinner, dessert and coffee. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies to care for archival collections and reference materials. Space is limited, order your tickets by calling Marnie at 530-583-1762. Members $65, non-members $75.

Calpine Marketplace

Truck on out to the 4th annual Calpine Marketplace on Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun for the whole family and a great place to do early Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts, food and produce, classic cars “mini” show and shine’ all day barbecue; beer and wine garden; live music and all day raffle!

New this year adding to the fun and games for children the dunk tank!

Join the fun at Calpine on Highway 89, north of Truckee; south of Graeagle) Need information? Call Paula: 530-994-3610. Take your classic car – call Gary at 916-791-7364.

World Peace Concert

Truckee Tahoe Peace Project is proud to collaborate with Trails and Vistas for the 2014 World Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sand Harbor.

Music, dance and art transcend all cultures and nationalities — a common language that touches the hearts of people worldwide. While governments and regimes may be in conflict citizens of the world may come together to celebrate diversity and cultural traditions in a spirit of peace, harmony and joy.

Trails & Vistas World Concert, an original blend of award-winning musicians, aerialists and dancers, celebrates the arts with music from around the globe. Featured performers include violinist Scarlet Rivera, flutist Ann Licater, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai drum group, aerialist Tahoe Flow Arts Studio, InnerRthythms Dance Studio, San Jose State University’s Symphony Orchestra, SambaDa, performance painting with Susie Alexander and more. The World Concert is a collaborative event with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project and opens with a duet by Rivera on the Violin of Peace and Licater on Native American flute. Concert tickets: $23 and up, trailsandvistas.org or 800-747-4697.

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Sept. 7, 8-11:30 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the town of Truckee Police Department. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children $3. Arrive early.

Dog Day in the Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 4th annual Dog Day in the Park 2014 is slated for Sept. 7 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free with demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, a barbecue, beer/wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games for children and their pups, plus raffle. This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500.

This year’s event will include a special leash-cutting, ground-breaking ceremony at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Tahoe Unleashed dog park location.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three tickets for $10 or 35 tickets for $100, and you need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in person, www.tahoeunleashed.com or www.tahoewarf.com.

All funds raised will help support WARF (Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and the building of a two-acre, fenced off-leash dog park at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or email Pam at cpamberger@gmail.com.

August 21, 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.

The Great Mother Prajna Paramita meditation practice

Sunday, Sept. 7, noon-5 p.m. Polly Ryan, MA, MFT will give a teaching and transmission of The Great Mother Prajna Paramita Meditation Practice at For Goodness Sake in Truckee as well as the Internet. Polly is a senior student and authorized teacher of Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala Retreat Center. Two years consistent meditation is recommended or permission from the teacher. Suggested Dana is $40 to $65, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please call For Goodness Sake Truckee at 530-550-8981 to register.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction series

Class meets Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 through Nov. 11, plus a Saturday retreat, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free orientation/screening class on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been proven to give lasting benefits such as:

More balanced attitude toward life’s challenges.

Reduction in symptoms of stress.

Overcoming addictive behaviors.

Decreased anxiety and depression.

Improved immune function, health and well-being.

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

Early registration: $200 for eight-week series before Sept. 17, late registration: $225. Includes workbook, guided meditation CD, day retreat and individual instruction. Eligible for 22 Nursing Contact Hours for CA BRN. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee to register.

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

County purchases subscription to grant searching database

​The County of Nevada, in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, is providing a new grant searching database tool free of charge. The grant searching database, EfficientGov, focuses on grants and foundation funding for municipalities and nonprofit entities, making it possible to identify thousands of opportunities to leverage current assets and programming through additional financial sources.

EfficientGov is an information service that tracks solutions to fiscal and operational challenges. Their two-fold operation allows agencies to search for applicable grants while also receiving news and information regarding industry trends and innovative approaches to address service and budget gaps.

The database is accessible at no cost through the Nevada County Library’s website at www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/library. The site allows for unlimited access and does not have a time cap per visit. The County of Nevada is making this service available for one year.

The Center for Non Profit Leadership is letting nonprofit organizations and community partners know this database is available. The Center is a resource for nonprofit organizations and individuals in Nevada County and the Sierra region. The Center works to strengthen nonprofit organizations through workshops, executive leadership seminars, on-site coaching and mentoring, and public advocacy. Visit www.cnlsierra.org.

For more info contact County Librarian Laura Pappani 530-265-7078.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope, and strength, at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. OA is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit www.oa.org, locally www.nnsi.oar2.org or call 775-745-6807.

Veterans’ family wellness program

Welcome Home Vets, Inc. began the Veterans’ Family Wellness four-week series July 29, covering topics including: PTSD, TBI and military-related psychological trauma; military culture and the warrior spirit; alcohol, drugs and codependency; and medications. The last class will be held Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Welcome Home Vets’ office, 248 Mill St., Grass Valley. The class remaining is Aug. 26, Medications and PTSD.

For information call 530-272-3300.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 20, 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.

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. Build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. Heighten your level of awareness and tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. Pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided 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 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.

Summer Wine & Farm Dinner

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., PlumpJack Cafe, Squaw Valley. Every summer PlumpJack Cafe hosts their Summer Wine & Farm to Table Dinner Series. On Aug. 27, Tahoe Food Hub will bring together more than 10 local farms on one plate. Tahoe Food Hub is a nonprofit organization that is educating about the health, environmental and economic benefits of regional food system and the access it provides to local, healthy food. Enjoy an evening of stories connecting you to the local farmers. Chef Wyatt Dufresne and his culinary team will delight you with an amazing feast all sourced within 100-miles. Space is limited, reservations at www.plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

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.

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.

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.

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Kings Beach United Methodist Church, 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at coda.org.

Weight Watcher Meetings resume

Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room.

Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. Weight Watcher members and guests are invited to attend. If you have any questions visit Weightwatchers.com or call 800-651-6000.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

August 20, 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.

‘Seussical the Musical’

You are invited to Seussical the Musical at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Club kids have been preparing for two weeks to wow you with their rendition of the fun Seuss show. Join the Club for the premiere Friday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. or for a matinee showing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $2 for kids and $4 for adults. BGCNLT is located at 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Questions? Call us at 530-546-4324.

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. All Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Aug. 21 for a staff development day. The Library Board of Trustees approved the closure at its July 16, 2014 meeting. Book drops will be available. Normal operating hours will resume Friday, Aug. 22. Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Pioneer History Brought To Life. Join author Mary Jo Sonntag for storytelling and readings from “Write, If You Live to Get There.” The Phillips family’s story of westward migration is told through a collection of letters detailing life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Co-sponsored by the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society. Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m. Animals of the World with Wildthings Inc. Nonprofit wildlife rescue center providing live animal ambassadors from five different continents including a kangaroo. An engaging fun filled educational program appropriate for all ages that will feature mammals, birds, and reptiles. Aug. 28, 4-5 p.m. Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13, Ranger Hill from Bartley Ranch.

For more information on our locations and hours, please contact us at 775-327-8300 or visit us online at www.washoecountylibrary.us.

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

ARC in the Park

ARC in the Park is an all-day festival slated for Sept. 7 at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater featuring seven Tahoe bands including Sneaky Creatures, Coburn Station, Lost Whiskey Engine, Truckee Tribe, Angele and Wild Woods, The Crawlers, special guests Kylan Johnson and Aaron Oropeza, and more to be announced.

There will be local food trucks and performing artists, including the amazing alumni of the Adventure Risk Challenge program.

Tickets and info are available at www.arcprogram.org/arc-in-the-park. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. All proceeds to Adventure Risk Challenge programming.

Find ARC in the Park Tahoe at www.facebook.com/arcintheparktahoe.

Now in its 11th year working in the Truckee/Tahoe community, Adventure Risk Challenge is a local Leadership and Literacy Program that helps at-risk and low-income students achieve success in school and in life through outdoor pursuits and reflective writing studies.

What makes ARC unique is our combination of wilderness to academics, our year-round mentoring program that continues working with our alumni through college graduation, and the diverse population of students we serve.

Visit www.arcprogram.org for more information and photos/videos.

Sail in to How To Talk Like A Pirate presentation

In preparation for International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host a “How To Talk Like A Pirate” presentation by Tahoe resident Roger Huff, author of “Captain Bucko’s Nauti-Words Handbook,” “Galley Slave Cookbook,” “Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoe” and “Tales & Towns Along the Truckee” Sept. 14, 2 p.m. in the Gatekeeper’s Cabin Museum, Tahoe City.

Salty dogs and pollywogs alike will enjoy learning about odd maritime terms and everyday expressions with nautical roots; and will soon sound like Swashbucklers even if they don’t know a halyard from a hawsepipe. If you are curious about the origins of terms like galley, head, over the barrel, and scuttlebutt; or if your pirate vocabulary consists of “Arrrh,” you really need to attend this fun presentation.

La piccola scuola Italiana

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

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

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

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

Virtual academy

Nevada Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, online public school, serving students in grades K-12 across Nevada. Students attend school full-time online, and use the Internet to access the engaging, award-winning K-12 curriculum. A public school choice, Nevada Virtual Academy gives parents and families the opportunity to maximize their success with individualized learning.

Nevada Virtual Academy teachers provide a child-centered learning experience, offering instruction and support, one-on-one guidance, and regular interaction with students and parents via an online classroom, email, phone or face-to-face meetings. The virtual classroom platform includes online and offline coursework with an array of textbooks, CDs, videos and hands-on materials. Learn more at nvva.k12.com

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

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

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

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

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

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.

North Tahoe Lions Club hosting open house

August 20, 2014 — 

The North Tahoe Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join the group in making a difference in the community.

The club is hosting an information session Tuesday, Aug. 26, for people who want to learn more about the club and its work.

“Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends, and become leaders in the community,” said District Governor Cliff Cooper. “This club means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more to the people we serve.”

The information session will be held at 6 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center at 948 Incline Way.

“We want to share the great things we’re doing in the community, and let others know how they can help,” Cooper said.

The Lions’ motto is “We Serve,” and the North Tahoe Lions Club has lived up to it.

For over 39 years, the club has supported the community by putting on the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. The group also maintains the message board at the corner of Village and Tahoe boulevards.

To learn more about the information session, the North Tahoe Lions Club or its service projects, contact Cooper at 775-233-0434 or nvcoop.cc@gmail.com.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 20, 2014 — 

Time for the end of the summer parties at Tahoe. School starts on Monday, and once school is back in session, it is the perfect time to enjoy Tahoe Time during the school hours. Grab a lunch and celebrate.

Don’t forget to attend the Tastes of Incline annual fundraiser tonight (Aug. 21) at the Chateau.

Everyone is invited to help support the Open Mic tonight (Aug. 21) at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall located in the Village Center. Mike Trute and Brendan O’Donovan invite you to karaoke, poetry and comedy.

Saturday, Aug. 23, is the Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe annual fashion show, “What to Wear,” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Montreux Golf and Country Club. The show includes door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.fashionshow.myevent.com or call 775-831-5779 or 775-831-7887.

The Bee Incline Quilters will have their August meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Incline Village Library. All levels of quilters are invited to join the group from 1-4 p.m.

The Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society presents the Mark Twain Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe. Event stars at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Visit bit.ly/twainkayak to reserve your spot or for more information.

You can still join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation at its annual fundraiser, the 2014 Community Table, on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. But you need to purchase tickets now. Visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

The annual Dog Day in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 7, at the North Tahoe Regional Park. This is a fundraiser for Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and is free to attend. For information, visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Congratulations for two aces on Aug. 1 at the Mountain Golf Course. Steve Page had his on No. 7, and Fong Ying Cardy on No. 17. Way to go!

Toni and Bob Langsfeld are visiting their daughter Cara in Spokane and hopefully will be back in time to celebrate Bob’s birthday. Enjoy the trip.

Congratulations to Aimee Lafayette, Gotz Sennhenn and big sister MacLean as they welcome Sterling to the family.

Happy Anniversary to Deborah and Stu Fishman on Aug. 27. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Bob Langsfeld on Aug. 21 and Elbert Zendner on Aug. 27. Happy Birthday.

The best deal and steal this week is at one of Incline’s beaches. The schools are back in session, and the adults can reclaim the beaches.

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

Health and wellness announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

August 14, 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.

People of Color (POC) affinity group

Meet at For Goodness Sake, upstairs, every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Truckee residents Sharon Forsythe and Jackie Griffin are holding a space for People of Color to meet and explore what it means to be a Person of Color in the Tahoe community and the world. They are open to explore this meaning through dialogue, poetry, art, audio/video or whatever means one chooses to help get in touch with individual cultures and issues. The meeting will open with a short meditation.

For more information call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Introductory workshop. Explore the effects of stress and how to cultivate more effective coping strategies with Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop consists of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement (yoga, Qi Gong), mindful eating and class discussion on ways to cultivate a more calm and healthy life.

Experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more accepting attitude toward life’s challenges; decrease in stress-related symptoms; decrease in addictive behaviors; significant decrease in anxiety and depression; improved concentration and creativity; improved immune function; and increase in stress resilience.

Cost is $35. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Center’s front desk at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Workshop is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Acupuncture and massage happy hour

Elemental Back and Body will host an acupuncture and massage happy hour Thursday, Aug. 21, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20 minutes auricular acupuncture and/or 20 minutes massage designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy.

Offered by Kaila Cruttenden L.Ac., owner and certified massage therapist Meagan Lauter. Cost is $20.

Elemental Back & Body is located at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Truckee. Call 530-582-0500.

Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Guided book study of “Luminous Emptiness: Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead,” will begin Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 and run through Dec. 17.

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT will lead a book study on “Luminous Emptiness” by Francesca Fremantle at For Goodness Sake in Truckee and via the Internet. Each session will include a short meditation followed by a guided discussion. Approximately one chapter per week will be covered. The course fee is $175-$220 for the entire series, or $12 to $15 per class drop in. Register for the class at ecotoning@gmail.com

The Great Mother Prajna Paramita meditation practice

Sunday, Sept. 77, noon-5 p.m. Polly Ryan, MA, MFT will give a teaching and transmission of The Great Mother Prajna Paramita Meditation Practice at For Goodness Sake in Truckee as well as the Internet. Polly is a senior student and authorized teacher of Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala Retreat Center. Two years consistent meditation is recommended or permission from the teacher. Suggested Dana is $40 to $65, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please call For Goodness Sake Truckee at 530-550-8981 to register.

Truckee Tahoe Peace Award

As a part of the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project’s mission to bring awareness to peace in personal lives, family, community and the world, each year, it presents the Truckee Tahoe Peace Award. Who do you feel best represents the spirit of peace in the community through their thoughts and actions? Nominate them for the Truckee Tahoe Peace Award by Sept. 8. The winner will be presented with the Award at the Truckee Tahoe Peace Day Celebration at the Truckee Community Art Center on Sept. 20 and will be notified ahead of time. Visit http://truckeetahoepeaceproject.org/Events/award.shtml for more information and/or to nominate someone.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

Rock climbing class

A challenging and fun morning of rock climbing with North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) Aug. 23. All levels welcome, from first-timers to experienced climbers. All equipment provided. A minimum of five people are required to hold the clinic; 15 person maximum. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $40 per person. For more information or to sign up call 530-587-9413.

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