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Mark Twain, Hacienda and 150th
Saturday, Feb. 22, 6:30-9 p.m. If home means Nevada, you better be at Hacienda for Mark Twain’s Celebration of the Sesquicentennial, because if you’re not, we’re coming out looking for you. Paypal tickets available at haciendareno.com/events.html, call 775-746-2228. “The Trouble Begins at Seven!”
Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op to host ‘Community Night Out’
Take the family for a fun night out, benefiting the Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op on Sunday, Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m. at The Chateau in Incline Village.
The event will feature on-site babysitting for $5 per child, with a bounce house, face painting and a balloon artist in the kids room. There will also be live music by Bias & Dunn, food by Men Wielding Fire, and a great silent auction and raffle.
Dinner tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Purchase tickets in advance from any co-op member, by calling 530-546-7519, or at the co-op, 8082 Steelhead Ave., Unit A, Kings Beach. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op is a nonprofit, parent-run cooperative preschool, caring for and educating children 2-5 years old. For more information on the co-op, visit kingsbeachparentscoop.org.
Parasol announces community fund grant cycle
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation announced the Community Fund will award up to $50,000 in unrestricted grant funding to organizations that make an impact in the regional community. As stewards of donors’ charitable dollars, Parasol’s goal is to invest in organizations exhibiting leadership in the field and challenging the status quo. Eligibility requirements: directly serve the Tahoe Basin; be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt agency, 501(c)(3) public charity, government agency, school and/or faith-based organization in good standing; be incorporated in Nevada or California and in good standing; provide quality programs and/or services in arts, culture and heritage; community leadership/support; education and youth; environment and social services. Please visit www.parasol.org/communityfundgrants to download the application.
Applications and required materials are due at the Parasol office no later than 4 p.m. March 14, 2014.
Incline Village Library news
Display cases: 50 years of Bohemia and Arts and Crafts style art glass from Joseph Huelle’s private collection. Feb. 26, 4-4:45 p.m. Celebrating Dr. Seuss Story Time. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, would have turned 110 on March 2. Join IV Library in honoring the author of “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” with stories and a crafty craft. Veteran’s Writing Workshop, Tuesdays through March 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thought provoking writing and reading exercises intended to encourage all veterans, active and retired, to write about their experiences for their own benefit or to share. E-Book Cafe, every Friday in February, noon - 1 p.m. 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.
Story Time Survey, The Incline Village Library is considering the addition of a Toddler Story Time, children 18-36 months old. Contact the library to offer input.
Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Register for Veterans Legislative Symposium
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will host a Veterans Legislative Symposium on March 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno. The meeting is intended to bring together leaders and those interested in veterans issues to plan for the upcoming 78th legislature in 2015. Space is limited to 200 attendees. To attend, email email@example.com with the subject line “Veteran Legislative Symposium.” Coffee service will be provided throughout the meeting.
AAUW to celebrate Women’s History
North Tahoe American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate Women’s History month March 13, 2014, with Chautauqua-style presentations. An actress, a judge, a scientist, and a writer will be among the distinguished visitors. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at the Tahoe Yacht Club, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-831-1329.
Free tax preparation
Free preparation of federal and California tax returns is now available for households with income under $52,000.
This service helps people to receive all of the tax credits to which they are entitled. Through the April 15 filing deadline, tax preparation appointments are available Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, March 8 and April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All appointments at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, call Tahoe Family Solutions at 775-298-0004.
Tax returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program operated by Tahoe Family Solutions. VITA representatives are also available to meet with local businesses and other organizations to provide information about the free tax preparation services and answer questions.
If you would like to schedule a visit, contact Mike Smith at 775-830-2050 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Become host site for Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for AmeriCorps host sites from nonprofit organizations until Feb. 28, 2014. AmeriCorps members placed at host sites serve for one year and provide support to build agency capacity and increase an organization’s visibility, fill in gaps of service and meet agency goals. AmeriCorps members have also created innovative programs and supported them through grant writing.
AmeriCorps host sites must be a public charity, school, government agency or faith-based organization serving North Lake Tahoe Washoe and Douglas county residents. The organization must be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt agency, 501(c) (3) or equivalent and in good standing, incorporated in Nevada and in good standing with the state, support programs related to education, public safety, health or the environment. The organization must demonstrate the capacity for success and the completion of sustainable projects and agree to pay a $9,000 host site fee.
Submit an application by Feb. 28 deadline at www.parasol.org. Click on Parasol AmeriCorps, then click “Become a Host Site.”
Contact Allisone@parasol.org or call 775-298-0186 for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.