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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.