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Honor Flight fundraiser emotional
On Sept. 1, eight cadets from Incline High School Highlander Battalion attended the Honor Flight movie premiere at the Atlantis Grand Ballroom. Honor Flight is an inspiring documentary that follows a Wisconsin Honor Flight, capturing its community coming together to celebrate the veterans’ triumph and their unforgettable journey to visit their memorial in Washington, D,C. This was a fundraiser to send World War II veterans back to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. Since the initial flight of 12 veterans in 2005, Honor Flight has escorted more than 100,000 veterans to our nation’s capital. Veterans from the Gulf War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan can also go on an honor flight. Our cadets helped valet, usher, and seat guests; they also collected donations. It was very emotional event.
The Flavor of Spain
Project MANA and Sierra Senior Services will present “A Night of Food & Flamenco” at Martis Camp, Lookout Lodge, Sunday, Sept. 15, 4-7 p.m. Evening includes: Paella by Martis Camp, tapas and sangria. Dessert by Ron Allen Catering. Tickets cost $100 and are available at www.sierraseniors.org, call 530-550-7600 or 775-298-0008. Benefiting Project MANA and the local Meals on Wheels. Flamenco guitar by Milton Mérlos, performance by David McLean guitar, José Cortés, vocals; Clara Rodriguez and Kerensa DéMars.
Tahoe Nevada AAUW
The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW meets third Wednesdays for dinner at the Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. This meeting is open to the public. Cost is $30 for dinner, catered by Gina and Jim Poulos of Crosby’s. Social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner and program 6:30-8:30 p.m. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nonprofit organization focusing on advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. This month’s AAUW meeting will take place Sept. 18, a “meet and greet” to welcome new members and interested community members. To RSVP e-mail Kelly Neville at email@example.com or call Barbara Pulver at 989-856-4860 by Sept. 16.
‘What’s In Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil?’
Thursday, Sept. 19, no-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. Cost: $5 donation suggested. Dr. Selina Wang of the UC Davis Olive Center will present her research into olive oil quality standards. Since its establishment in 2008 by the Robert Mondavi Institute, the UC Davis Olive Center has emerged as an international leader in olive research and education. Guests will taste olive oils and learn about their natural flavor attributes. For more information call 775-881-7562, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
Incline Village Library news
Display cases: Bluebird Designs, hand-crafted jewelry incorporating silver, gold, enamel, and gemstones, signature bluebird pieces. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Visit the Incline Village Library in person or online at www.washoecountylibrary.us. Sept. 12, 7-8 p.m. Ironman Lake Tahoe information session. Join Todd Jackson, assistant race director for Ironman Lake Tahoe, to learn more about preparing for and participating in the Sept. 22 event. Sept. 20, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memories. New members are always welcome. Sept. 25, 4-4:45 p.m. Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m., Go Plastic Free. Meet Beth Terry, author of “Plastic Free.” Terry was invited by Incline High School art teacher Ann Clark, who recently coordinated an art display and awareness campaign about single-use plastics. Sept. 22-28, Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Dog Days of Fall, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Take your pooch to the Burnt Cedar pool for some water fun, dog demonstrations, information, contests, and prizes. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
A World of Peace
2013 International Day of Peace for the Tahoe-Reno area, Saturday, Sept. 21: “A World of Peace, A World of Neighbors.” Free interfaith community event: 9-11:15 a.m., Alternatives to Violence Project workshop, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista, Calif., adults and teens welcome; 11:30 a.m.-noon, Interfaith Peace Service, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, North Lake Boulevard at National Avenue, Tahoe Vista. For workshop sign-up or questions contact Rabbi Meredith Cahn, 530-546-0895 or Rev. Clare Novak, 775-831-1418. Co-sponsored by United for Action, Alternatives to Violence Project, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Kings Beach United Methodist Church, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, and Universal Society of Hinduism.
‘Around the World’ raffle
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is having an Around The World Raffle with four grand prizes: $1,000 in cash, $500 in cash, $500 San Francisco getaway with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts gift card, and a five-piece luggage set worth $500. There will be only 300 tickets sold for the “one-size-fits-all” fun and easy-to-use prizes. Ticket prices are $75 for the first ticket, with additional tickets costing $60. There will be a Happy Hour Drawing with bonus raffle for $1,000 plus in wines from around the world. The drawing is Saturday, Sept. 28 at Third Çreek Clubhouse, 929 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village. Only ticket-holders may attend the international drawing with food, wine and music from around the world. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For prize details visit www.TahoeEpiscopal.org, drop by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village or call 775-831-1418.