North Lake Tahoe community announcements
July 2, 2014
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Boy Scout Troop 37 selling Wagyu beef and lamb
Boy Scout Troop 37 of Incline Village will sell Wagyu beef and lamb products imported directly from New Zealand at the following venues: July 3, 4-7 p.m. at the Farmer's Market at Tunnel Creek Station and July 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Incline Community Fair at the Village Green
These products are all free-range, 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb; hormone, antibiotic and GMO free. Cuts include filet mignon, New York, and rib eye steaks, burgers, ground beef, hot dogs and Frenched lamb racks. All prices well below retail.
Can't make it on Thursday or Friday? Order online at http://www.grassfedmatesrates.com with discount code "Troop 37" for an extra 5 percent discount. Call 775-298-1892 for information.
July 5 beach clean up
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will host its annual Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue Beach Cleanups at five locations throughout Lake Tahoe on July 5. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to join the effort.
Last year, the League's July 5 beach cleanup volunteers removed 370 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recyclables. The most common items were cigarette butts, which are very harmful to wildlife, and beer bottles.
The League will provide reusable bags and buckets. Volunteers are invited to bring reusable water bottles and gloves if they have them. All volunteers will receive a raffle ticket for a prize and refreshments.
July 5, 9 a.m.-noon at Commons Beach, Tahoe City; Taylor Creek, Kiva and Tallac Historic Site, South Shore; Regan Beach, El Dorado Beach and Timber Cove, South Shore; Nevada Beach and Zephyr Shoals, East Shore.
Classical music at St. Patrick's
The Tahoe Chamber Music Society will present a classical concert on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church on the corner of Northwood and Village Blvd. Mezzo soprano Susan Sonnemaker, pianist Karen Miskell and cellist Eileen Brownell collaborate to perform a wide variety of works. The program includes Andre Previn's Four Songs with lyrics by Toni Morrison, Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann and a viola da gamba sonata by J. S. Bach. The concert is offered free of charge to the community.
Cruise with Captain Bucko
Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe's treasures. "Captain Bucko's Onboard Cruising Guide" by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own "self-guided tours." It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe's must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format.
Purchase the guide book at The Potlach in Incline; The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer's Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay.
Don't leave port without it!
Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates
The "Pick Your Plate" advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at http://www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.