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‘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 email@example.com or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
Help young readers
Are you looking to make a difference? Incline Middle School is looking for people like you to help with its one-on-one reading program. All you need is a half hour per week and a desire to help a child become a better reader. Reading is Monday through Friday, with the exception of Wednesdays, from 11:49 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. If you are interested please call Liz Harrell at 775-832-4220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
Ironman founder to speak
On Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Gatekeeper’s Museum Third Thursday summer speaker series kicks off the first Lake Tahoe Ironman Triathlon with one of the original founders and participants, Dan Hendricksen. A former Navy Seal, Hendrickson was one of four friends who originally came up with the idea of the triathlon. The concept was created with the intention of proving which athletes were more fit: swimmers or runners? Hendrickson will describe his experiences in what can only be called an unusually adventurous life. This Third Thursday Speaker Series event is held at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City and is free for NLTHS members. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar. For more information, visit northtahoemuseums.org or call 530-583-1762.
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.
You can be plastic free
Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. While laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. On Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Terry will appear at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave. to speak about her book “Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.” Visit www.washoecountylibrary.us.
‘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.
Bud Davis Memorial Abalone Dinner
Tahoe SAFE Alliance will be the beneficiary of Wolfdale’s 17th Annual Bud Davis Memorial Abalone Dinner on Monday, Sept. 30. The suggested donation is $95 per person and includes a three-course dinner prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Douglas Dale, a glass of wine, tax and tip. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. This event sells out every year, and community members are encourage to make a reservations by calling Wolfdale’s at 530-583-5700. The suggested donation of $95 per person should be mailed to Tahoe SAFE Alliance at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451.
Oktoberfest and Community Fair
German food and beer can be enjoyed while listening to live music, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, noon-5 p.m. at the Village Center. Business raffle and specials! Artisans and nonprofits are invited to join in for $25 payable to Tahoe Family Solutions. Contact Sharon at 775-298-0004.