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Morning Bird Walk on Village Green
Join the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for a free morning bird walk at the Village Green in Incline Village on Wednesday, May 29, 7:30-8:30 a.m. See what birds have returned to Tahoe or are migrating through to other breeding destinations. On the last walk black-headed grosbeaks, MacGillivray’s warblers, warbling vireos, and many other returning migrants were seen. More beautiful birds are sure to be spotted this time! Meet at the Aspen Grove parking lot at the Village Green. Binoculars are recommended. No registration is required. For more information, contact Carinne at 775-298-0066 or email email@example.com.
Tahoe Players Performing Arts Association
Summer Arts Overnight Camp
Targeting children ages 8 to 17, Tahoe Players Performing Arts Association will again offer a comprehensive, fun and exhilarating Summer Arts Overnight Camp, scheduled for July 28-Aug. 4 at the Lakeview Lodge in Zephyr Point. Excellent performing arts instructors will led the camp. According to Tahoe Players Director Lily Baran, this will be a terrific camping experience for kids right here in the lake basin, and they’ll be exposed to a myriad of performing arts including dance (ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, choreography, yoga and Pilates), music (singing, songwriting, guitar, piano, opera, pop, rock and Broadway), as well as acting (improvisation, auditions, character study, technique) and much more.
Costs start at $950/child before June 1, with a slight increase after. Discounts are available for more than one child per family. Pricing includes lodging for seven nights, balanced, healthy meals for seven days, and 24/7 adult supervision, all instruction and all activities. Visit www.tahoeplayers.com or call 775-831-0379.
Incline Village Library to Host
A West African Student’s Perspective on U.S. Higher Education
To be presented by James Nti Omane, Thursday, May 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Learn about the differences between the West African and United Stated higher education systems. James Nti Omane will share his personal circumstances, contrast West African and United States higher educational systems, and explain how his year here will help his future and those of his fellow countrymen in Ghana. Questions will follow the program. James Nti Omane is a third-year University of Ghana student.
Tahoe Bike Path Cleanup
Love biking? Want to do your part to keep Tahoe’s public resources in good condition? Join UC Davis TERC, TCPUD, and IVGID for the Tahoe Bike Path Cleanup, Thursday, May 30, 3-6 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Tahoe City Field Station, 2400 Lake Forest Road, at the junction of Lake Forest Road and Highway 28, for a cleanup of the bike trail between the Field Station and Commons Beach. Pick up litter and clear the trail of debris. The cleanup is part of a basin-wide initiative to prepare the bike trails for Bike to Work Week. It is a great opportunity for participants to get to know their local bike trails and promote biking to reduce traffic and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Gloves, materials and snacks are provided, volunteers are asked to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen.
If you are interested in participating contact Kelsey Poole at 775-881-7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups are welcome!
Learn Microsoft 2010
eLearning Café is offering a six-week course for Microsoft Word 2010, with an overview of Office 2010. Instructor Susan Schnetz will teach the course with a limit of five students. If you have a PC laptop with Office 2010 bring it to class; otherwise one will be provided. Classes will be held at the eLearning Café, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3 (no class on July 10) and last class will be Wednesday, July 17. The cost is $80, RSVP to email@example.com.
Online School Now Enrolling
Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) is accepting applications from students statewide for the 2013-2014 school year. NVVA is a full-time, online public charter school where students get individualized instruction both online and offline with Nevada-credentialed teachers and a mastery-based curriculum.
NVVA is available tuition-free to Nevada’s kindergarten through 12th-grade students statewide. Students work with an Individualized Learning Plan and the schools offer core subjects, electives and advanced learner programs, as well as frequent opportunities for socialization including clubs, community-based projects, and field trips.
Nevada families are invited to learn more by signing up for in-person and online information sessions being held across the state throughout spring and summer. Visit www.K12.com/NVVA or contact an enrollment consultant at 855-677-2444.
Parasol Americorps Program Now Hiring
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation hosts a highly collaborative, full-year program with AmeriCorps members serving in the areas of education, health, social services, and the environment. The 2013-2014 AmeriCorps program year begins on Sept. 3, 2013, with 16 available positions. The purpose of the program is to engage AmeriCorps volunteers in direct service and capacity building to address community needs. Parasol AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend of $13,250. Upon completion of service, receive an education award of $5,550 to be used toward qualifying student loans or to return to school. The program is located in Incline Village on the north shore of Lake Tahoe near the California border.
To learn about available positions with the Parasol AmeriCorps Program go to www.parasol.org and click on Parasol AmeriCorps. Applications can be filled out online.
Incline Village Library News
Display cases: Tahoe Rim Trail. Online Resource of the Month is Rocket Languages: Language learning online with your library card. Rocket Languages is an award-wining, interactive, and comprehensive language learning system. Interactive online and downloadable lessons, games, and more for learning at your own pace. Complete language learning programs for 10 languages as well as ESL. June 1 -Aug. 31, 2013 Summer Reading Program. “Dig Into Reading” for younger children, “Beneath the Surface” for teens, and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. Participants may sign up at any public library. Readers keep track of their reading and earn rewards. There will also be lively, entertaining and educational programs for kids and families. All programs are free of charge. June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, noon-1 p.m. E-book Cafe. Bring your mobile devices (smart phone, e-reader or tablet) and receive hands-on assistance to download audio and e-books from the Library website. June 5, 19, and 26, 4-4:45 p.m. Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome at story time for stories, songs, games, and crafts. June 7 and 21, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memories. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System (WCLS), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Dept. of English, UNR. June 12, 4-4:45 p.m. Father’s Day Story Time. Get ready for Father’s Day with stories, sing songs, and make a special gift for Dad. June 2, 4-5 p.m. The Great Sparacino: Magic by Bill. Be captivated by Bill “The Great Sparacino,” blending sleight of hand, comedy and music he will amaze and astound you. Catch him at the library this summer … before he disappears. June 27, 1-2 p.m. Young scientists practice chemistry and physics. Target audience: Ages 8-12, limited to 28 participants. Performer Susan Marie Frontszak will lead students through simple experiments in which they observe, make predictions, and experiment with chemical reactions. Hands-on workshop. June 30, 4-5 p.m. Sustainable Tahoe: The 8 Worlds of Tahoe. Join Jacquie Chandler, executive director of Sustainable Tahoe, for an overview of the Tahoe Expo. The annual event is “part of a geotourism development program designed to enrich the visitor experience while creating sustainable holistic prosperity for the region.” The 2013 Tahoe Expo will take place on Sept. 7 and 8. For more information visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s
Cooking Outside the Box
Wednesday, June 5, 6-8 p.m. at the Dragonfly Restaurant, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Calif. Learn amazing recipes for seasonal vegetables many of the ones found in a weekly CSA box (Community Support Agriculture). Enjoy a diversity of tastes and wine pairings as chef and owner, Billy McCullough, creates amazing dishes using fresh, organic produce from Natural Trading Company in Newcastle, Calif. Event is a benefit for Slow Food Lake Tahoe which supports good, clean, fair food! $35 for Slow Food members, $40 for non-members. For reservations call Dragonfly directly at 530-587-0557 and for event details visit www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.
Help Save The Whittell Waterfalls
Win a dinner cruise aboard the Thunderbird Yacht and save a piece of Lake Tahoe history. The nonprofit Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society needs $40,000 to begin restoration of the Whittell Waterfalls at Lake Tahoe’s Castle-in-the-Sky: the Thunderbird Lodge. The Preservation Society will raffle an exclusive evening.
Two lucky winners may each send a party of six for a “Secrets of the Castle Tour,” followed by an east shore cocktail cruise on the 55’ mahogany speedboat, Thunderbird, and a three-course dinner on the terrace with wine pairings.
Tickets must be purchased by June 30. The two winning tickets will be drawn on July 1, 2013. A minimum of 100 tickets must be sold for the drawing to take place. No more than 400 entries will be permitted. Wealthy and eccentric Captain George Whittell, Jr. built his summer estate on Lake Tahoe’s east shore in the 1930s. The Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society is restoring the waterfalls to their former glory.
Visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org or call 775-832-8752 to make your donation and purchase raffle tickets.
New to Incline or the North Shore?
Meet other newcomers as well as long-time residents eager to welcome you over coffee and treats from IV Coffee Lab and other area businesses. First Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at the eLearning Café in Raley’s Center, next door to Azzara’s. RSVP to Stacy Lippert at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary telling a little about yourself. Maximum 10 new residents each month to ensure they get to know each of you. Residents interested in welcoming newcomers, please join in. Incline businesses, clubs or organizations with information to share? Take 10 sets of information to the Café by the first of each month for a welcome basket of Incline information. Volunteer assistance appreciated in welcoming new residents. Questions? eLearning Café, 775-831-2423.
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited
Legacy Scholarship Program Accepting Applications
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) Legacy Scholarship Program is accepting scholarship applications through May 31. Funding comes from countless sportsmen volunteer hours and dollars. The NBU Legacy Scholarship awards are based on commitment to conservation of wildlife or natural resources, scholastic proficiency, character, and service. Student applicants must clearly demonstrate the ability and desire to contribute to Nevada’s wildlife and further NBU’s objective to leave a legacy of wildlife conservation for future generations. The scholarship awards range from $250-$3,000.
To be eligible for the NBU Legacy Scholarship Program students must be a current Nevada resident, an undergraduate with junior or senior status based on credits completed, and must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education. For more information call 775-224-6063.
41st Annual Concours d’Elegance
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 9-10, 2013 celebrates its 41st anniversary show, featuring the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class. Alan Furth was an avid collector of wooden boats and held the majority of his collection at Lake Tahoe over the years.
The 2013 event will have professional guided tours along with more history, cool facts and restoration background information on each accepted boat. For more show details and social functions of Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Wooden Boat Week visit www.LakeTahoeConcours.com.
The Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious boat show and one of the largest in North America. Drawing nearly 100 antique and classic boat entries, with all attempting to win the top honors including People’s Choice and Most Elegant Boat of Show.
Tickets will be available soon.
Rotary Club Meets
The Rotary Club of Incline Village meets Mondays at noon at the DW Reynolds Non Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. For information call Judy Spees at 775-832-7006.
Join the Knitters Guild
The Knitters Guild meets 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in the library of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Members knit and crochet warm clothing and blankets for needy families in the North Lake Tahoe area. Anyone with basic knitting or crocheting skills is welcome to attend and plenty of supplies are available. For information call Peggy Harrison at 775-831-9402.