INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.
Essay contest to award $5,000 and iPad
Nevada State Bank is launching a “Beautiful Nevada Essay Contest” asking the state’s students to answer “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?” The contest began Dec. 9, the bank’s 54th anniversary, and submission period ends Jan. 31.
A total of $30,000 will be given out to Nevada’s public schools. The essay contest is open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The essay should be no more than 500 words and answer the question, “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?”
Additional information and the entry packet can be found at www.nsbank.com/BeautifulNV. Winners will be chosen from school districts throughout the state (three in north, three in south) based on a grade-level breakdown of kindergarten through fifth
grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade.
Winners from each part of the state will receive an iPad, and each winner’s school will receive $5,000.
Incline Village Library news
Dec. 1-30, Display areas and art cases: Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m., Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors write and share their memories. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
North Tahoe holiday giveaway
The North Tahoe Holiday Clothing and Household Necessities Giveaway Distribution will be on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2-6 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Sign-up forms will be available at area nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations. New and gently used clothing in good repair and clean and in any and all sizes is needed. This year, however, the food aspect will focus more on the non-food necessities of life such as toilet paper, diapers dish and laundry soap, tooth paste and more. A list of requested donations can be found online at tahoecommunitythanksgiving.blogspot.com. Hot soup, sandwiches coffee and hot chocolate will be available during the giveaway. For more information and to donate please call Meera at 775-230-1066. Donations may be dropped off at the Event Center through Dec. 21.
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 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.
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 email@example.com or 775-298-0186 for more information. The project will be selected on Jan. 20, 2014.
Calling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles: get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you to the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.
Entertainment will feature dancing with DJ music, snacks, activity stations, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography, and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake! Fathers may spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories.
Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child available at www.tahoesafealliance.org. Scholarships are available for families in need, call 775-298-0010.
The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a special $39 prix fixe dinner at Bilti’s BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6724.
Paper tickets are available for your daughters scrapbook. Call 775-298-0010 to get a physical ticket mailed.
The 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance is sponsored by Dress the Party, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.
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.