INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Hopefully all of the dogs and cats have come out from under the beds after the thunderstorm this week. Even though this is not a usual summer event at Tahoe, it was kind of nice to have an old-fashioned thunderstorm. And the rain helped too.Lots of summer activities to take advantage of again this weekend. Of course we have the annual Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor and as always the Tahoe Chamber Music Concerts on Sunday afternoon are special, but just a lazy day at the beach or a hike in the woods makes for a weekend or weekday break.If you are looking for some special activities like moonlight hikes, this is the weekend. The Carnival in Truckee is also this weekend and is helping Tahoe’s Connection for Families by donating a portion of ticket sales to the organization. Please help out this great local nonprofit and enjoy the carnival.Check out the Buck Moon Hike to the Crystal Bay Lookout offered by the Rec. Center. The Rec. Center has activities for all ages from swimming lessons to sports camps. Be sure to Save the Date for the annual Water Carnival on Saturday, Aug. 4. This is always a favorite! If you want information go to www.InclineVillageRelay.org.At noon on Monday, July 30, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, the Rotary Club of Incline Village will feature Brad Wilson from Diamond Peak. What a great opportunity to socialize and learn about Diamond Peak and the local ski scene. For information contact Gary Finch at 831-7813.We have one more hole-in-one to report this week. Congratulations to Leonard LaFrance of Incline for the ace on the Champ Course on July 5. Way to go!To all of the residents interested in facts about the trail plan in Incline Village be sure to attend the upcoming public workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, at the Chateau.Be sure to purchase tickets now for $60 for the Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe’s annual fashion show by calling Nan Healy at 775-832-0939. The show is on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Hyatt.The annual P.E.O. Taste of Incline is from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at The Chateau. Tickets can be purchased at the Potlatch or by calling 775-831-8330. This event always sells out so get your tickets early.This fall, Sierra Nevada College is going to again sponsor a community read, and book groups can contact email@example.com for information about the book selected as well as some upcoming events promoting it. The book is Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried. “Save the Date for Tahoe Family Solutions annual bowl-a-thon at Bowl Incline from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. For information go to tahoefamily.org or call Amy at 775-298-0004.Happy Anniversary to Aaron and Danielle Zendner on Aug. 3.Celebrating birthdays this week: Thomas Hickey, Andy Knoll and Alfredo Lara Cabrera on Aug. 26; Frank Nomura on Aug. 27; Kristen Ferrall, Deb Iannucci and Chris Olson on July 28; Kathryn Bricker on July 29; Mike Lefrancois on July 31. Happy Birthday everyone!For the best deal or steal this week, I have been informed that two of our new businesses not only have great food but great prices. The new bakery, Panaderia Del Lago, is tucked away between Thai Recipe and T’s with the best cream cheese empanadas baked fresh all day. I have been warned that the donuts are addictive too.And the Chuck Wagon of Tahoe is on Tanager next to the auto shop and they are serving unbelievable sliders according to my sources. Check out the new local businesses and support all of our local businesses.As always, send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals and steals you can find, to firstname.lastname@example.org.