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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek

Lake Tahoe Markets invites you to attend a Special Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek Thursday, July 3, 4-7 p.m. as part of the festivities of the Mountain Bike and Hike on the Flume Trail event. Stop by the Farmers Market for farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, artisanal baked goods, honey, candles, soaps, crafts and face painting for the kids.

International high school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families in and around Incline Village for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member. Hosting an international student is a great way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. To learn more contact Incline Village representative Dawn Green at, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 16-20, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at or 224-225-1202.

Celebrate Diana, goddess of hunt and moon

New Vintage Baroque is proud to present a program that focuses on Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon. It is a celebration of nature and story-telling, featuring Baroque instrumental music and songs. With narration by composer Doug Balliett, (host of “the Brothers Balliett” on New York’s WQXR radio) fmaily fun is guaranteed on Thursday, July 3, Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s, or the Village Deli. Admission is free with $20 suggested donation. Call 787-602-2121 or email for reservations.

Seeking July 3 fireworks volunteers

The North Tahoe Business Association is seeking volunteers for its annual July 3 Fireworks and Beach Party at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area/North Tahoe Event Center on July 3, 4-10 p.m. Positions include set-up, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collection, breakdown and clean up. Volunteer on July 3, and be free on the Fourth to enjoy the holiday. Meet new people, make new friends and have fun. Two-four hours of your time would be a big help! Contact or 530-546-9000.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two– and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends her creative interests with her love for nature. Through Aug. 10, Annual Periodical Drive. Help partner to ensure the library offers popular magazines. It’s easy — just come in and make a selection. For more information visit Through Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards by tracking reading. There will be entertaining and educational programs for kids and families.

Thursday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4-5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13. July 3, Candy Experiments (2-4 p.m.) at Susie Scoops, 869 Tahoe Blvd.; July 10, Mad Science: “Spin, Pop, Boom for Summer Reading.”

July 8, 9 and 12, 1 p.m. World Cup. Stop by for the semi-finals and final rounds of the World Cup on the new 80-inch TV! Refreshments will be provided.

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App

The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.

Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.

To learn more or to download the app, please visit

Thunderbird Yacht needs community help

The Thunderbird Yacht’s future is in peril. “Thunderbird’s engines are blown and the yacht cannot operate this season,” said Bill Watson, Chief Executive of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. “The only good news is the failures occurred in a year when Thunderbird is trapped in her boathouse due to the drought at Lake Tahoe. If we work together to raise approximately $250,000 before Labor Day, I can have replacement engines installed in time to be operational again for the 2015 season.”

One family has already committed $50,000 on the condition the remaining money is raised before Labor Day. This means that 20 percent of the goal has been reached.

San Francisco Bay area adventurer and real estate tycoon Captain George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird yacht to look like his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft. Launched on Lake Tahoe in 1940, the yacht was later owned by resort mogul Bill Harrah. Today, Thunderbird serves as a floating classroom and remains the undisputed queen of Lake Tahoe’s vintage wooden boats.

For more information visit or call Watson at 775-832-8755.

TOCCATA to present 9th Anniversary Gala

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a series that celebrates the 9th Anniversary of Tahoe’s own Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 6, 5 p.m. at the newly opened Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, 300 Country Club Drive. The program opens with Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas. The concert concludes with the final movement dedicated to peace and world brotherhood, the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on July 8, 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; July 11 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reno; and July 13 at 5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Church in Carson City. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Tickets are available at the door or General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 with valid ID are $5 for seating 10 minutes prior to concert time. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Concert series is supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation.

For more information visit, call 775-313-9697, or email at

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