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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure enough materials are available. Jack C. Davis Observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.
IV/CB Republican Women’s luncheon
You are invited to attend the IV/CB Republican Women’s Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. at the Chateau in Incline. The speaker will be Janie Johnson, author of “Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand - An American Philosophy.” Janie is an excellent and entertaining speaker, is inspirational and informed. She is a Republican with common sense conservative principles. She will speak about the unethical political process and today’s self-dealing politicians. Don’t miss her talk about how “we the people” can make a difference in the mid-term elections in 2014 and the presidential election in 2016. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 4 to Pat Beadle at email@example.com or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596.
Ruby Cole is retiring
Join the Judge and staff of Incline Justice Court as they host an open house retirement celebration for friend and co-worker Ruby Cole on Thursday, Oct. 10, noon-1 p.m. The event will take place at Incline Justice Court. Please RSVP to Frankie at FFash@washoecounty.us by Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at noon.
Incline Village Library news
Display cases: Beaded crafts by Susan Heikka. Native American flat bags made with pieces of beaded rawhide and framed Nevada landscapes. Oct. 9, 16 and 23, 4-4:45 p.m., Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. Oct. 4 and 18, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memories. New members are always welcome. Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Foster’s Café.” This adult-themed play features a realistic take on the so-called “golden years” of the retirement age community. Written and produced by personal trainer and local playwright Rick deGregorio and his wife, Penny, the play features strong language and topics including grandchildren, aging and death. Oct. 8, 4-5 p.m., Yuval Ron Ensemble. Oscar-winning composer Yuval Ron and the artists of the Yuval Ron Ensemble weave musical tradition, folk rhythms and dance from diverse Middle Eastern faiths and communities — Jewish, Christian and Muslim — into a celebration of cross-cultural harmony. Oct. 30, 4-4:45 p.m. Halloween Story Time! Get in the Halloween mood with scary stories and a fun craft. Come in costume. Oct. 31, 4-5 p.m. “Felt” Encounters. Have you ever “felt” the presence of a loved one? Dr. Jean Millay will share her experience and welcomes others to share their own in this open discussion about spirits that seem to continue a conversation for a time after leaving their bodies. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130. All Washoe County public libraries closed for staff development day on Thursday, Oct. 17.
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.
Ritz-Carlton fall harvest’ events
On Saturday, Oct. 19, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will host new events celebrating the change of season, including a pumpkin patch in the woods and a special Harvest Beer Dinner in Manzanita. Locals are invited to bring their families to enjoy fall-themed activities including a candy apple bar, hot cider tasting and pumpkin painting in the backyard of the resort, 2-5 p.m. The Harvest Beer Dinner will take place in Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant, 5-10 p.m. and feature a three-course dinner inspired by fall with select pairings of seasonal beers. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com, search Lake Tahoe.
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 lake view 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, www.READGlobal.org.
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Estate planning 2013
Mike Menath Insurance and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation will present a free community forum, Estate Planning 2013 on Monday, Oct. 21, 4-6 p.m. on in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Learn about estate planning techniques, family legacy statements and ethical wills – tools that will facilitate inter-generational communication. Forum panel members include estate planning attorney James Burau, to speak about why a simple will is not enough and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and Clay Klein, Family Wealth Consulting Group legacy advisor who will discuss intergenerational communication via family legacy statements and ethical wills. In addition, consultant and international speaker Alan Mann will present about spousal communication and estate planning techniques and tools. The forum is free and open to the community. Space is limited, reserve your space at www.parasol.org/reservations or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.
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 email@example.com.