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Grace Giving on Wheels
Provides free food and clothing to those in the community who are in need. The trailer will be located at Sierra Tires in Kings Beach, on the corner of Highway 267 and North Tahoe Boulevard, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please stop by.
An Evening of Wine and Wisdom
Mark Twain, Aug. 30, at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Enjoy an extraordinary evening with a “behind the scenes” tour of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park followed by fine wines, exquisite hors d’oeuvers provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain presented by McAvoy Layne. This entertaining evening benefits the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Tickets: $40. Reservations: Space is limited, so reservations please. Call 530-583-9911 or go to www.SierraStateParks.org.
Nevada Virtual Academy
Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA), a tuition-free, full-time online public charter school, NVVA sends students all the supplies they need at no cost to families. With NVVA’s highly individualized curriculum for each student, a back-to-school box could include a variety of items: geometry workbooks; petri dishes for hands-on science experiments; rock samples for a geology class; or materials for classes that are increasingly disappearing from some traditional schools, such as world languages and art. NVVA offers Nevada students a choice to receive a more customized and flexible education. Nevada Virtual Academy serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 statewide. Visit www.k12.com/NVVA.
‘Around the World’ raffle
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is having an Around The World Raffle with four grand prizes: $1,000 in cash, $500 in cash, $500 San Francisco getaway with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts gift card, and a five-piece luggage set worth $500. There will be only 300 tickets sold for the “one-size-fits-all” fun and easy-to-use prizes. Ticket prices are $75 for the first ticket, with additional tickets costing $60. There will be a Happy Hour Drawing with bonus raffle for $1,000 plus in wines from around the world. The drawing is Saturday, Sept. 28 at Third Çreek Clubhouse, 929 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village. Only ticket-holders may attend the international drawing with food, wine and music from around the world. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For prize details visit www.TahoeEpiscopal.org, drop by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village or call 775-831-1418.
Incline Village Library news
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. Additionally, the following libraries will also be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3: Duncan/Traner, Incline Village, North Valleys, Northwest, Senior Center, Sierra View, South Valleys and Sparks. Display cases: Geotourism. This development program is designed to enrich the visitor experience while creating sustainable holistic prosperity for the region. Online Resource of the Month is Rocket Languages: Language learning online with your library card. Through Aug. 31, 2013 Summer Reading Program. “Dig Into Reading” for younger children, “Beneath the Surface” for teens, and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. Sign up at any public library. Readers keep track of their reading and earn rewards. Sustainable Tahoe: The 8 Worlds of Tahoe. Join Jacquie Chandler, executive director of Sustainable Tahoe, for an overview of the Tahoe Expo. The 2013 Tahoe Expo will take place on Sept. 7 and 8. Visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Resorting to madness?
The Friends of Squaw Valley invite you to a special showing of the documentary, “Resorting to Madness,” followed by an interactive discussion with its producer, Hunter Sykes. The film addresses the impacts of the modern ski resort industry on mountain communities and environments. Included is footage and interviews from dozens of ski areas, experts, and concerned community members throughout North America. The event will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m., and will include an update on the KSL proposed development. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Wonderful raffle prizes will be available.
Win an evening soiree at the mansion
The Sierra State Parks Foundation presents an opportunity to experience a private evening at the Ehrman-Hellman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park. This fund-raising raffle may afford you and 23 friends a rare experience as a “guest of the family.” The winner will be hosted with sparkling wines, a five-course huntsman dinner, and live period music.
Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each, and the fortunate winner will be chosen immediately after the 100th ticket is sold. Make your reservation with the Sugar Pine Point State Park Special Events coordinator on a first-come, first-served basis during the 2013-2014 season. Today The Mansion is maintained as a museum and as an example of the opulent tradition of Tahoe summer homes of the historic past. The Ehrman-Hellman Mansion, known as Pine Lodge, set the standard for grand turn-of-the-century living at Lake Tahoe. Mrs. Hellman regularly entertained friends and family, nobles and dignitaries while summering at the lakefront home. Staff prepared meals from their sumptuous garden and nature’s offerings from the Lake and the surrounding fields and forests. Your evening meal will include such typical faire elegantly prepared by Chef Doug Baehr. Tickets are available at the Tahoe City Visitor’s Center, James-Harold Galleries in the Boatworks Mall, at the Sierra State Parks Foundation office at 1295 North Lake Blvd., and on-line at SierraStateParks.org. For more information call SSPF at 530-583-9911. All standard park facility rules apply to this event. Proceeds will contribute to the ongoing maintenance of Pine Lodge.
Small business owners continuing education
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large in Tahoe City in September. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented in their area taught by experienced instructors which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from Internet Marketing, How to Create an Effective Business Plan, QuickBooks, Survival Tools to Manage Your Business Finances and Thinking of Selling Your Business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit www.sedcorp.biz.