Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe |

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.

Tenebrae worship service

St. Francis of Assisi Choir, “The Seven Last Days” a Tenebrae service, Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. on St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 701 Mt. Rose Hwy., Incline Village.

Enhance the Lenten journey through music and scripture.

Join a deeply moving and meaningful Tenebrae worship service as St. Francis of Assisi choir and guest musicians present “The Seven Last Days.” This 30-minute work by composer Joel Raney features narratives, choral anthems and the lighting and extinguishing of candles, leading us on a journey depicting each of the events of Christ’s last days as described in the book of Matthew. This service will be held in lieu of The Stations of the Cross and will be followed by the Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Fry. All are welcome!

For more information, visit or contact Lynne Cibulsky, music liturgy and media publications director at or 775-831-0490.

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 Saturday 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

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Watercolors by Jeane Ryan.Through April 26, Food for fines. Washoe County Library System partners with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA for annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event. Patrons take in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials. April 9, 4-5 p.m. Bruka’s Theater for Children. Professional local actors include their audience in the live (and always hilarious) theatrical production of a classic Grimm’s fairytale.

April 10, 6:30-8 p.m. War on Debt. With Dani Johnson’s free one-hour long video course, War On Debt, its viewers, young and old will gain power over their finances and begin their personal journey of debt free living. Local nurse, Amy Woods, hosts this presentation and will share how she has benefited from this video and will be available for Q and A.

April 16, 4-5 p.m. Easter Story Time. Hop on over to your library for a fun time celebrating Easter Holiday. There will be stories, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt.

April 18, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

April 19, noon-2 p.m. Seniors to Seniors Computer Help. A group of tech-savvy seniors from Incline High School will be available to help you with your computer-related questions. Take your laptop, tablet, phone, e-reader or other device and learn something new.

April 23, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts.

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

Adding an art museum

The Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall announces the addition of an art museum. Lake Tahoe artists will fill the center with fine art that can be purchased for a small fortune. Each exhibit will stay up for three months, which began the first of April, All Fools Day, that day upon which we are all reminded of what we are on the other 364 days of the year. All local artists are invited to participate. Of course premium space will be allocated to portraits or busts of Mark Twain. Email McAvoy Layne, or call 775-833-1835.

Henceforth the center will be known worldwide as “The Mark Twain Cultural Center – Art Museum & Toccata Guttman Music Hall.”

New preschool aged program announced

Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) annnounced a new program designed specifically for preschool-aged children and their parents. TCF will offer a Spanish-English bilingual language and culture class and open gym playtime for preschoolers ages 3-5. Join Spanish language and culture class on Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m., and open gym playtime in TCF’s 1,700-square-foot gym and wheel room Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Parents or caregivers must accompany their child(ren).One Monday per month, TCF Director Laurean Meyer will offer a parenting education class for parents and caregivers with topics on childhood development topics specific to preschool ages. Class size is limited to 12 children. Tuition varies with enrollment options, call 775-832-8230 for more information or to enroll.

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Liberty Utilities scholarships announced

Liberty Utilities again offers academic scholarships for eligible high school and college students within its service territory: South Tahoe High School, Loyalton High School, Douglas High School (students residing in Alpine County only), Coleville High School, North Tahoe High School and Portola High School, as well as Lake Tahoe Community College.

The six high school scholarships are $500 each (an increase from $250 each). High school seniors must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 and be accepted to an accredited four-year or two-year university or college or accredited vocational school. They also must have community service experience where they reside.

The Lake Tahoe Community College scholarship is $750 (an increase from $500).

Interested students should contact their school’s financial aid office or counselor to obtain an application. The individual schools have different deadlines, but all scholarships will be awarded starting mid-May through the end of June. Liberty Utilities representatives will attend the school’s awards ceremonies to present the scholarships.

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