South Shore briefs
June 18, 2014
Library hosts science show about water June 20
Mad Science: What Do We Know About H2O?, an interactive science show for all ages, will be at 2 p.m. June 20 at South Lake Tahoe Branch Library.
The presentation covers the water cycle, water conservation and hidden uses of water with demonstrations and visual experiments.
The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Frozen treats will be given away at the start of the show to celebrate the kick-off of the library's summer program series.
Bronze sculpture unveiled at LTCC
As part of the Lake Tahoe Community College 40th Anniversary Celebration, an 11-foot tall bronze sculpture by Tahoe's David Foster was presented at an unveiling and dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. June 7 at the west entrance to the college's Library Building.
Two eulogies were presented by the family and friends of David Barkley, in whose memory the sculpture was commissioned. Barkley was a Tahoe entrepreneur, family man, and strong college supporter and believer in the role of the community college as a beginning step in further education.
Professor Emeritus David Foster, sculptor and member of the original faculty, was featured as the curtain was lowered to reveal an abstract bronze sculpture titled "Aspiration."
College President Dr. Kindred Murillo expressed her gratitude to all those who made the project possible. A champagne reception and a dinner prepared and served by the Culinary Arts Department followed the ceremony.
Agency D3 vacation Bible school set
Tahoe Community Church, 145 Daggett Lane, will hold Agency D3 vacation Bible school for children completing kindergarten through eighth grade from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23-27.
For more information, call Jacky Daly or Rachela at 775-588-5860, ext. 12.
Stargazing event set for June 20 at Spooner Lake
High-powered telescopes will be provided at a stargazing event, led by professional stargazer and astronomy instructor Gigi Giles, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. June 20 at Spooner Lake State Park.
Pets are not recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring warm jackets and flashlights.
There is a $10 per vehicle entry fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
The group will meet in the upper parking lot; Spooner Lake is located at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. Highway 50.
For more information, call 775-831-0494, ext. 224.
Donations sought for rummage sale
The Aktion Club, a community service group for adults with disabilities, is hosting a rummage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at TJ Maxx.
Aktion Club members volunteer for service projects, churches and they also recycle and host community clean-ups. They raise money to support projects such as Project 44, which helps local foster children, and the Eliminate Project, which helps eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in third world countries.
The club will work with four-six California Conservation Corp members who will serve as mentors to Aktion members in the set-up, sales and tear-down at the event.
The Aktion Club is sponsored by Kiwanis of Tahoe Sierra. For more information, call 916-425-0209.
Science program July 15 at library
The Douglas County Public Library Lake Tahoe Branch will present a family program titled "Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom!" at 1:30 p.m. July 15 at Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.
The program, presented by Mad Science, encourages scientific learning. Children will watch chemistry and physics experiments including booming balloons, bungee jumping "pets," and a rainbow created by a rainbow maker. All ages are welcome.
For more information, find the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-588-6411.