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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, 11:49 a.m.-12:22 p.m. If you are interested, 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. 22-28, Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
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.
Music, meditation and message
On Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., experience spiritual wisdom through the music, meditation, and inspirational message from guest speaker Stephen Jacobs at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Stephen’s topic for this morning’s service is “Tips for Joy, Health, and Success!” Stephen said, “Our minds require joy, our bodies require health, and our lives require success. However, many of us do not live these fully due to: Illusion, Maya, the Dream. We often become stuck in the drama of everyday life and forget who we really are.” Stephen will share six specific techniques to help anchor you in knowing the truth of who you really are, even in the drama of relative life.
Everyone will have an opportunity to take a troublesome situation, and through an exercise, will shift the energy to a feeling of relief, feeling less “weighted down,” and hopeful. Stephen Jacobs is currently the President of the Board of Trustees at Unity Center in Reno. Visit www.tahoecsl.org or call 530-581-5117.
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
The Oktoberfest and community fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, noon-5 p.m. at the Village Center. German food and beer can be enjoyed while listening to live music. 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.
2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Challenge: DISCO BOWL
Saturday, Oct. 19, 3-8 p.m., Bowl Incline, Incline Village. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County seeks bowlers and sponsors for the 2013 Bowl For Kids Sake Challenge (BFKS). This year’s family friendly event will feature a disco theme, and encourages everyone dress up in their favorite groovy attire. Each team is made up of a maximum of five bowlers, with each bowler donating a minimum of $25 and an opportunity to fundraise. Price includes shoes and billiards. There will be prizes for the top fundraiser, both individual and team, best costume and top team score. For more information on teams or sponsorship, contact BBBS at 530-587-7717 or visit www.bigsofnc.org under the “Events” section.
19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers
Terry Jones and Frederick Marx will share their insights in a lecture entitled “19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers” at the Tahoe Center For Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College, on Sunday, Oct. 20. Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com and chairman of KAYAK.com, will focus on how 21st century technology can get savvy travelers online deals. Frederick Marx is best known for his critically acclaimed film “Hoop Dreams.” His newest film, “Journey of Zanskar: A Monk’s Vow to Children,” follows the struggle of a Himalayan village in Zanskar, to protect its traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture as the outside world begins to close in.
At 3:30 p.m., attend a private cocktail party and meet-and-greet. Doors open at 5 p.m. to preview silent auction and raffle items. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are available. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by an exclusive dinner hosted at a lakeview home. Tickets for the lecture only are $5 per person for students with ID, $15 per person in advance, and $20 at the door. Tickets for the private cocktail party, lecture with reserved seating, and exclusive dinner are $250 per person. Myths and Mountains (www.MythsAndMountains.com) is a corporate supporter of READ Global (www.readglobal.org). Myths and Mountains provides financial and in-kind support to READ, enabling it to build Community Library Resource Centers in Nepal, India and Bhutan and seeds businesses to fully sustain and support them. All proceeds from the event go to READ Global.
Astro Kids at Davis Observatory
Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College is introducing a children’s astronomy program called Astro Kids on the first and third Saturday of each month, during the observatory’s Saturday night star parties. Visitors can also drop in to experience interactive astronomy through the TeleDOCS series, 7-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 19, and Nov. 2 and 16. Presented by WNC’s Dr. Thomas Herring and WNC students. “There will be some demonstrations and some interactive science exhibits,” Herring said. “The idea is that as people drop in, they can see something cool, try something cool and discuss the science with me and students.” In addition, visitors are welcome to view the stars through observatory telescopes when skies are clear. There is no charge. Prior notice for large groups of children is appreciated. Contact Fisher ahead of time at email@example.com to ensure enough materials are available. Jack C. Davis Observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.