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Get your grass fed beef from Troop 37
Boy Scout Troop 37 of Incline Village will be selling 100 percent grass-fed Wagyu beef and lamb products imported directly from New Zealand Thursday, June 19, 4-7 p.m., at the Tunnel Creek Station Farmer’s Market and Friday, 2:30-5 p.m. at the Chevon Station on the corner of Tahoe and Village Boulevards. These products are free-range, hormone, antibiotic and GMO free. Cuts include: filet mignon, New York and ribeye steaks, burgers, ground beef, hot dogs and Frenched lamb racks. All prices well below retail.
Can’t make it on Thursday or Friday? Order online at www.grassfedmatesrates.com. Use the discount code “Troop 37” for an extra 5 percent discount. Call 775-298-1892 with questions. Enjoy amazing meat products and support your local Boy Scouts at the same time.
Advocacy and Social Media Forum
A free public forum on community activism and online communications will be offered Tuesday, June 24, in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center, Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is for interested citizens, activists and local nonprofits seeking to improve use of social media.
The “Advocacy and Social Media Forum” is designed to hone skills for talking to decision makers, connecting through social media, and conducting community organizing and advocacy.
Speakers for the event include social media blogger and successful advocate, the Grateful Foodie, Caroline Moassessi; Keith Lyons, member of Incline Village and Crystal Bay Citizens Advisory Board; and community organizer Char Day. In addition, media personalities will discuss how to craft newsworthy press releases, and local decision makers will advise how to best connect with a decision maker.
Lunch will be provided at the free forum.
Registration will be accepted online until Friday, June 20 at www.lung.org/associations/states/nevada/local-offices/reno/.
The form is sponsored by Healthy Living Incline Village and the American Lung Association in Nevada, with funding from GlaxoSmithKline. For more information, contact Lisa Sheretz, Lsheretz@lungnevada.org or 775-829-5871.
Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App
The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.
The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from managing public agencies. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.
Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.
To learn more or to download the app visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.
Seeking July 3 fireworks volunteers
The North Tahoe Business Association is seeking volunteers for its annual July 3 Fireworks and Beach Party at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area/North Tahoe Event Center on July 3, 4-10 p.m. Positions include set-up, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collection, breakdown and clean up. Volunteer on July 3, and be free on the Fourth to enjoy the holiday. Meet new people, make new friends and have fun. Two-four hours of your time would be a big help! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-546-9000.
Thunderbird Yacht needs community help
The Thunderbird Yacht’s future is in peril. “Thunderbird’s engines are blown and the yacht cannot operate this season,” said Bill Watson, Chief Executive of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. “The only good news is the failures occurred in a year when Thunderbird is trapped in her boathouse due to the drought at Lake Tahoe. If we work together to raise approximately $250,000 before Labor Day, I can have replacement engines installed in time to be operational again for the 2015 season.”
One family has already committed $50,000 on the condition the remaining money is raised before Labor Day. This means that 20 percent of the goal has been reached.
San Francisco Bay area adventurer and real estate tycoon Captain George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird yacht to look like his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft. Launched on Lake Tahoe in 1940, the yacht was later owned by resort mogul Bill Harrah. Today, Thunderbird serves as a floating classroom and remains the undisputed queen of Lake Tahoe’s vintage wooden boats.
For more information visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org or call Watson at 775-832-8755.
Rotary lakeside lobster dinner July 5
The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again host a delicious dinner on the North Tahoe Conference Center patio in Kings Beach. This event sold out last year and attendance is limited due to cooking capacity. Included: appetizers, Caesar salad,1 1/2-pound live Maine lobster freshly cooked, sweet corn, Truckee Bread Company ciabatta, dessert and entertainment. No-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6-8 p.m., cost is $65 per person. Send your check made out to Rotary Club of Tahoe City to Jim Cline P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143, by June 27. Call 530-546-4840 for information.
Tahoe Treasures Tour with Tea And Tapas
The AAUW (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada) will present its second annual Tahoe Treasures Tour — a self-guided tour of some of Incline Village’s most interesting homes, gardens and art collections — on Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Among the six venues is a spectacular lakefront garden; a creatively decorated home with fantastic lake views; a mountain-style home with a peaceful garden and a unique art collection; and the Holman Arts and Media Center, an inspiring environment where the creative process is at work in its galleries, labs and studios. Tea and tapas will be served in the lakefront garden of the famous chateau known as the Castle on Lake Tahoe, and there can you shop the Tahoe Treasures boutique and purchase raffle tickets for valuable prizes.
Tickets are $35, available at The Potlatch, 930 Tahoe Blvd., Raley’s Center, Incline Village or mail your check to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, PO Box 5465, Incline Village, NV 89450.