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SNC Sustainability Film Festival
The Sierra Nevada College Sustainability Resource Center presents the 2nd Annual Sustainability Film Festival beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 with a screening of the film “Chasing Ice,” the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday with food and drink starting at 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. The SNC Sustainability Film Festival presents documentary films and programming that engage, educate and activate the community to an increased level of sustainability awareness. Featured films include “The Garden,” “Bidder 70,” and “Pipe Dreams.” Visit http://site.sierranevada.edu/sustain/sustainability-film-festival/ for the festival schedule and more details.
Boys & Girls Club Clubbies
Join a night of celebrating great kids, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. with dinner and dessert by Club Chef Christin Wilcox. Purchase tickets before or at the door, $20 adults, $5 children, RSVP by calling the Club at 530-546-4324. Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Bldg. B, Kings Beach, Calif.
Work by artist Carrie Cameron Hall, through Nov. 8, opening reception to be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. with artist lecture at 5:45 p.m., Prim Library room 320, The Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.sierranevada.edu/art or www.LetsGetBagged.com. This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Republican Women’s Club to meet
The Incline Village/ Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club invites you to their luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. at the Chateau. The speaker will be State Sen. Mark Hutchison, who is running for Lt. Governor of Nevada. He has worked hard to create jobs, focus on improving the education system and defending Nevadan’s rights. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8 to Pat Beadle at email@example.com or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596.
AAUW scholarship announced
The Tahoe Nevada branch of the American Association of University Women announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship for a Tahoe-Truckee local woman to attend an area university or community college. AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, life-long education, and positive societal change.
To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must have been out of school for a minimum of four years and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The scholarship will be awarded based upon need and clear expression of goals for the future. To apply for the scholarship, send name, email and physical address, and phone number to AAUW, Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 5465, Incline Village, NV 89450, and answer the following questions: When and where did you complete your high school education? Did you complete any college-level courses after high school? When and where? Why did you not continue with college at that time or after high school graduation? What evidence of financial need can you provide? What school do you plan to attend and have you been admitted? What course of study do you plan to follow and what do you plan to do with your education? The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2013.
Chase International and Boy Scouts partner for food drive
Chase International Real Estate announced its continued partnership with the Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in a food drive: Scouting for Food. Door hangers were left on area home door knobs by local boy scouts alerting residents to the planned food collection. The scouts will return to pick up requested food items Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All donated food will be distributed to local food banks through Project MANA to gear up for Thanksgiving holiday needs. If residents miss the pick up time for the Scouting for Food campaign, items can be dropped off at Chase International office, 917 Tahoe Blvd., Ste. 100, Incline Village.
Food items needed include canned meat, canned fish, nuts, peanut butter, dry pasta, powdered milk, baby formula, baby food, stews, soup, ravioli, chili, canned fruits, canned juice, oatmeal, rice, and any other non-perishable, non-frozen, food (no glass containers please). For information call the Chase International Incline Village office at 775-831-7300 or 775-833-1071.
Governor to keynote Veterans Day
Governor Brian Sandoval will keynote the Veterans Day ceremonies at the Nevada State Veterans Home (NSVH) in Boulder City on Nov. 11. Also speaking is the Honorable Judge Lloyd D. George. Each year, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services hosts the ceremony in honor of veterans living in Nevada.
“Veterans Day is an opportunity for us to come together as Nevadans to recognize the service and the sacrifice of our veterans,” said Director Kat Miller. She also asked Nevadans to consider volunteering at a veterans hospitals and nursing homes, and to work with your local veterans group to help support our troops in the field and their families at home. NDVS encourages and hopes every Nevadan can take time to attend ceremonies and thank a Veteran for their service. Attendees at the NSVH ceremony will include national and state officials, representatives of veterans group and veteran supporters from the community.
The ceremony at NSVH is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Black Mountain Chapter 12 and will begin at 1:30 p.m. NSVH is located at 100 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Boulder City.
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 Nov. 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.
Incline Village Library news
Nov. 1-30, Display areas and art cases: Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Online resource of the month: JobNow. A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. The Adult Learning Center offers test preparation, an expert writing lab, and online tutors. JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Through Nov. 25, Food for Fines at the Library: Helping to Feed the Hungry Washoe County Library System is proud to partner again with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA for the annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event. Take one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials). Everyone is welcome to participate. Nov. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Film screening: “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.” Sierra Nevada College art history professor Hannah Slater presents the film “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” narrated by Susan Sarandon. This is part of the NEH/ALA Bridging Cultures/Muslim Journeys grant program. Nov. 16, noon-2 p.m. “International Games Day @ your Library.” Incline Village Library joins 2,000 libraries around the world to celebrate American Libraries Association’s 6th annual International Games Day. Get your board game on! Light refreshments provided. Winners will receive prizes. All ages welcome. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Water Culture & Water Governance at Pyramid Lake
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s monthly lecture series continues with a presentation on water rights at Pyramid Lake on Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. no-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Kate Berry, professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, will discuss her research. Water is significant in shaping the social dynamics of communities, especially in arid lands. Yet communities within the same watershed often have different interests, aesthetics, geographies and histories, many of which may connect back to the role of water. This is true along the Truckee River, whose 100+ mile course connects Lake Tahoe with Pyramid Lake. This presentation provides insight into the roles water has for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, considering how it has shaped the tribe’s water culture and water governance. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar.