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Mark Twain and Roosevelt Chautauqua
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Chautauqua with Theodore Roosevelt portrayed by the incomparable Doug Mishler. Saturday, Nov. 30, celebrate Mark Twain’s 178th birthday with McAvoy Layne is the Ghost of Mark Twain with Squeek Steele at the piano both at 760 Mays Blvd., No. 10, Incline Center, Incline Village. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic basket with your favorite beverage or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s or the Village Deli. Tickets $20 cash or check. Call 775-833-1835 for reservations.
Incline High School’s annual Turkey Shoot
All proceeds are a fundraiser for the Incline High School varsity air rifle team. At this event, participants shoot for a chance to win a turkey. Cost for the public is $10 dollars a ticket, community members are invited to shoot Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Student and staff days are Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26. For information, contact the high school at 775-832-4260.
TRPA taking nominations for Lake Spirit Awards
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is taking nominations for the Lake Spirit Awards, honoring real people making real progress at protecting Lake Tahoe. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate members of the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the beauty and clarity of the Lake. TRPA introduced the Lake Spirit Awards in 2011. In addition, nominations are also open in the agency representative/environmental scientist category. A North Shore and South Shore winner will be selected in each category.
Nominations for the Lake Spirit Awards can be made online at www.trpa.org, and will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 2. Award winners will be announced at TRPA’s Governing Board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
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. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. College Admissions Today: Fact v. Fiction. Join professionals from Buckley Education Group for an all-access backstage pass to college admissions. Nov. 22, 4-5 p.m. Guide Dogs @ the Library. Meet members and their dogs from Eyes for Tomorrow Guide Dog Puppy Raising Club of Washoe County. Nov. 23, noon-2 p.m. Seniors to Seniors — Computer Help. A group of tech-savvy seniors from Incline High School will help you with your computer-related questions. Take your laptop, tablet, e-reader or other device and learn something new. Find out more about what guide dogs do and get some tips on getting started raising dogs to help the visually impaired. All ages welcome. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Ages 9 years to adult, free drop in chess club Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m., Incline Recreation Center Lobby. Tournament chess sets provided. A chess coach will be available. Please call to reserve your space today 775-832-1310 or go to the Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way, Incline Village.
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.
Winter Wildlife Survival Strategies
Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. No-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Have you ever wondered what Tahoe’s animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe’s bears really hibernate? Exactly what is hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects? Will Richardson will present an overview of the strategies used by Tahoe wildlife for enduring long Sierra Nevada winters, and highlight many fascinating examples of how they are employed.
Will received his doctorate in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied bird communities in Sierra Nevada aspen habitats. He is the co-founder of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), a member-supported nonprofit organization seeking to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.