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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?
Will Richardson will present an overview of the strategies used by Tahoe wildlife for enduring Sierra Nevada winters. Will received his doctorate in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566 or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
Republican Women’s Club holiday party
The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club invites you to a Holiday Party on Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m. at the Third Creek Clubhouse in Incline Village. Enjoy a wonderful buffet catered by Crosby’s and initiation for the 2014 new offices. There will be special Christmas music by Judie Brimm and Betsy Garfinkle. Diane Wagner-Roback will do a demonstration of New Skin products. John Eppolito will share his research on Common Core that is to be implemented in the public schools. This will be a fun and informative meeting and get you in the Christmas spirit.
Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 6 to Pat Beadle at email@example.com or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596.
IVGID Adopt-a Senior Program
Pick an angel ornament or select a gingerbread ornament off the tree at the IVGID Recreation Center. Angel ornaments are wishes for special items, and gingerbread ornaments provide a holiday meal. Purchases for the special items must be returned no later than Dec. 9. If you would like to send a monetary donation for both items, checks can be made payable to “IVGID, Adopt-A-Senior” and mailed or dropped off at the IVGID Rec. Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Call 775-832-1310 for information.
Santa “Paws” is on his way
Sunday, Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m., Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals, 3220 North Lake Blvd. (Dollar Hill 7/11), Tahoe City.
Photos with Santa for pets and children ($10 donation); $200 Truckee River Winery gift certificate raffle ($5/ticket); pet gift bags ($1- $5); animal shelter gift donation; free hot cocoa and cookies. All proceeds benefit Dog Day in the Park and WARF. Hosted by Stay in Lake Tahoe Rentals. For more information call Pam at 530-546-4770.
Brunch with Santa Claus
Join in the fun on Saturday, Dec. 14 for a festive brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves. Held at the Chateau at Incline Village, this family event features many fun activities including a delicious brunch, a magic show, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and much more. This community event is presented by the Tahoe Family Solutions in collaboration with IVGID. For ticket sales and information, call 775-298-0004. Reservations recommended.
Double Eagle Court new Nevada Area Council headquarters
The Boy Scouts of America- Nevada Area Council has opened the doors to its new headquarters at 500 Double Eagle Court in Reno. The Nevada Area Council is geographically the second largest Scouting council in the United States, serving 23 counties throughout northeastern California and northern Nevada.
This renovated building will be home to the Webster Scouting Resource Center, Arthur M. Smith Jr. Regional Conference Center, and the Ron Krump Trading Post.
The Nevada Area Council will commemorate the grand opening with a holiday open house on Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m. with an opening ceremony, tours, a Scout store sale and refreshments. The public is invited to attend.
Additionally, the Nevada Area Council will host the second annual Good Scout Lunch on Dec. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. The event will honor Ranson Webster, T. J. Day, Ron Krump, and Arthur M. Smith Jr. Visit www.callingallscouts.com, www.scouter.org or call 775-787-1111.
Rotary Christmas tree lot open
The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline is selling Christmas trees in Incline Village. The tree lot is located in the Raley’s parking lot next to Rookies, and will be open until Dec. 23 (unless all trees are sold before then). It is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon-5:30 p.m. The lot is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Noble firs, grand firs and silver tip pines were recently delivered directly from the tree farms. Holiday wreaths and tree stands are also available.
The lot is staffed by Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline volunteer members and is a major fundraiser for the Club’s service projects, including sponsorship of teen leadership training programs, college scholarships for IHS graduates, and donations to organizations such as the Science Expo, Boy Scout Troop 37, Project MANA, Tahoe Family Solutions, and the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
Incline Village Library news
Dec. 1-30, Display areas and art cases: Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Dec. 6 and 20, 2-4 p.m., Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors write and share their memories. Dec. 7, 3-4 p.m., NorthStar Chamber Players present: “Woodwind Quintet Concert.” Enjoy selections from “The Nutcracker,” Christmas carols and other seasonal music. Dec. 11, 4-4:45 p.m., Hanukkah Story Time and Party. Light the candles and spin the dreidel at this event celebrating the “Festival of Lights.” Read stories, play games and eat traditional Hanukkah treats. All ages welcome. Dec. 18, 4-4:45 p.m., Christmas Story Time and Party with stories, songs and crafts of the season, plus a special visit with Santa. Take home a decoration to enjoy with your family. 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.
Parasol AmeriCorps Team seeks community project
Last spring the Parasol AmeriCorps team selected a service project that made such an impact it received national recognition. IES Rocks! A Day of Dirt, Service and Community educated students at Incline Elementary School about teamwork, community service and the different roles they play in the community.
The 2013-2014 AmeriCorps team is ready to plan and implement another community service project to address an unmet need. The project needs to bring all 16 Parasol AmeriCorps members together for one common cause to create a significant positive change. If you have a service project in mind, fill out an application and recommend the project by Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
The application is available at www.parasol.org by clicking on the AmeriCorps button, then click Service Project Application on that page. Contact Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director Allison Eybel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-298-0186 for more information. The project will be selected on Jan. 20, 2014.
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.
Community Leadership Club
Meets on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!
Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.