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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.

First Lady Fashion

The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club will hold their first annual fashion show featuring 14 of the First Ladies and many of the Presidents. See portrayals of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Dolly Madison, Lady Bird Johnson and many more.

The fashion show will be Tuesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. at the Chateau. Email Pat Beadle at or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596 for reservations.

Online school now enrolling

Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) is accepting applications from students statewide for the 2013-2014 school year. NVVA is a full-time, online public charter school where students get individualized instruction both online and offline with Nevada-credentialed teachers and a mastery-based curriculum.

NVVA is available tuition-free to Nevada’s kindergarten through 12th-grade students statewide. Students work with an Individualized Learning Plan and the schools offer core subjects, electives and advanced learner programs, as well as frequent opportunities for socialization including clubs, community-based projects, and field trips.

Nevada families are invited to learn more by signing up for in-person and online information sessions being held across the state throughout spring and summer. Visit or contact an enrollment consultant at 855-677-2444.

Parasol AmeriCorps Program now hiring

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation hosts a highly collaborative, full-year program with AmeriCorps members serving in the areas of education, health, social services, and the environment. The 2013-2014 AmeriCorps program year begins on Sept. 3, 2013, with 16 available positions. The purpose of the program is to engage AmeriCorps volunteers in direct service and capacity building to address community needs. Parasol AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend of $13,250. Upon completion of service, receive an education award of $5,550 to be used toward qualifying student loans or to return to school. The program is located in Incline Village on the north shore of Lake Tahoe near the California border.

To learn about available positions with the Parasol AmeriCorps Program go to and click on Parasol AmeriCorps. Applications can be filled out online.

Incline Village Library News

Display cases: Tahoe Rim Trail. Online Resource of the Month is Tumblebooks, a collection of animated, talking picture books. They are available 24/7 via the Internet. Both entertaining and educational (English, Spanish, and French!), for tablets and smartphones. The 2013 Summer Reading Program features “Dig Into Reading” for children, “Beneath the Surface” for teens, and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. Sign up at any public library. Keep track of reading and earn rewards. Lively, entertaining and educational free programs also.

May 15, 22 and 29, 4-4:45 p.m. Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. May 17, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program, seniors write and share their memories. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System (WCLS), Osher Life long Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Dept. of English, UNR. May 18 and 25, noon-1 p.m. E-book Cafe. Bring your mobile devices and receive hands-on assistance to download audio and e-books. May 30, 4-5:30 p.m. Presentation: a West African student’s perspective on U.S. higher education. James Nti Omane, a third year University of Ghana student.

For more information visit Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Bring On The Blues

On Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m., the Tahoe Music Institute will present it’s third annual Bring on the Blues event at Dockside 700 in Tahoe City. Many of the Institute’s finest young musicians will showcase their jazz skills while they perform along side their instructors, who are all accomplished Tahoe area musicians. The musicians are instructors at the Tahoe Music Institute and include Kerry Andras of Sneaky Creatures and Todd Holway of Quartet Minus One. The event will be led by the director of the Institute, Shauna Righellis. Students will perform many types of music including the blues. Dockside 700 is located at the Tahoe City Marina and will feature happy hour prices on food and drink throughout the event. Visit or call 530-581-0618 for more information.

AAUW To Meet

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW meets the third Wednesday of every month for dinner at the Parasol Building located at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. This meeting is open to the public. Cost of the dinner, which is catered by Gina and Jim Poulos of Crosby’s is $30 per person. There is a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nonprofit organization with a focus on advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 15 and is the Branch Annual Meeting. There will be elections of officers, committee reports and an abbreviated program which will feature Mary Bennington, executive director of the Tahoe Rim Trail, will offer an update on summer plans and Lynn Whetstone, AAUW Outdoor Enthusiast Chair will discuss group activities planned for the coming months.

To RSVP e-mail Cindy Frei at or call Barbara Fitzpatrick at 775-832-6977 by no later than Monday, May 13.

Broadway Concert at Sierra Nevada College

The Annual Sierra Nevada Concert Choir Broadway Concert will be performed on Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m. in Patterson Hall, on campus in Incline Village, Nev.

This concert promises to be lots of fun, with choral selections from Showboat (“Old Man River,” “Fish Gotta Swim,”), Mary Poppins (“supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”), and Les Miserables (too many to name!). Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children.

Enjoy the singable, unforgettable tunes from these three popular musicals.

Incline Village Library to Host

A West African Student’s Perspective on U.S. Higher Education

To be presented by James Nti Omane, Thursday, May 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Learn about the differences between the West African and United Stated higher education systems. James Nti Omane will share his personal circumstances, contrast West African and United States higher educational systems, and explain how his year here will help his future and those of his fellow countrymen in Ghana. Questions will follow the program. James Nti Omane is a third-year University of Ghana student.


New to Incline or the North Shore?

Meet other newcomers as well as long-time residents eager to welcome you over coffee and treats from IV Coffee Lab and other area businesses. First Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at the eLearning Café in Raley’s Center, next door to Azzara’s. RSVP to Stacy Lippert at with a brief summary telling a little about yourself. Maximum 10 new residents each month to ensure they get to know each of you. Residents interested in welcoming newcomers, please join in. Incline businesses, clubs or organizations with information to share? Take 10 sets of information to the Café by the first of each month for a welcome basket of Incline information. Volunteer assistance appreciated in welcoming new residents. Questions? eLearning Café, 775-831-2423.

41st Annual Concours d’Elegance, Registration

The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 9-10, 2013 located at the Sierra Boat Company docks in Carnelian Bay, Calif., is now accepting boat registrations. Applications are available at and may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed in hard copy format. Space is limited so to be part of the 41st anniversary show, featuring the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class, get your application in early. Alan Furth was an avid collector of wooden boats and held the majority of his collection at Lake Tahoe over the years.

Each boat accepted in the 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance will receive two full-access passes for both days of the show, an exhibitor gift bag with exclusive take-home gifts, and admission for two to Friday evening’s Awards Presentation and catered Exhibitor Barbecue, all located at the Sierra Boat Company marina courtyard.

The 2013 event will have professional guided tours along with more history, cool facts and restoration background information on each accepted boat. Also to streamline the application process, registrants can pay boat show fees online by credit or payment by check via mail.

For more show details and social functions of Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Wooden Boat Week visit

The Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious boat show and one of the largest in North America. Drawing nearly 100 antique and classic boat entries, with all attempting to win the top honors including People’s Choice and Most Elegant Boat of Show.

Tickets will be available soon.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s

Cooking Outside the Box

Wednesday, June 5, 6-8 p.m. at the Dragonfly Restaurant, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Calif. Learn amazing recipes for seasonal vegetables many of the ones found in a weekly CSA box (Community Support Agriculture). Enjoy a diversity of tastes and wine pairings as chef and owner, Billy McCullough, creates amazing dishes using fresh, organic produce from Natural Trading Company in Newcastle, Calif. Event is a benefit for Slow Food Lake Tahoe which supports good, clean, fair food! $35 for Slow Food members, $40 for non-members. For reservations call Dragonfly directly at 530-587-0557 and for event details visit

Rotary Club Meets

The Rotary Club of Incline Village meets Mondays at noon at the DW Reynolds Non Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. For information call Judy Spees at 775-832-7006.

Join the Knitters Guild

The Knitters Guild meets 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in the library of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Members knit and crochet warm clothing and blankets for needy families in the North Lake Tahoe area. Anyone with basic knitting or crocheting skills is welcome to attend and plenty of supplies are available. For information call Peggy Harrison at 775-831-9402.

Youth Advisory Council Meetings

The YAC addresses issues of education, employment, recreation, youth development, volunteerism and leadership. They are responsible for fun programs, events and initiatives that promote positive youth development and involvement in schools, communities and governments. This is a great way to get involved in the community and develop your job and college applications. There is free pizza each meeting and you are encouraged to bring friends. Also, please follow them on Facebook for updates. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Call 775-832-1310 or check out for information.

Homework Help Club Tutors Needed

Tahoe Family Solutions’ Homework Help Club offers free after-school homework assistance to students in first through third grade. They are looking for volunteers to commit to helping these students one day a week to achieve their reading, math and homework goals. Homework Help Club is offered at the Elementary School on weekdays from 3-4:15 p.m. (2:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). Contact Sharon Silva at 775-298-0201 or e-mail if you are interested in becoming a part of this positive change in your community.

Incline Middle School Reading Volunteers Needed

Incline Middle School, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:54 a.m.-12:24 p.m. Incline Middle School is looking for community volunteers to read one on one with students one day a week. For information call 775-832-4220.

Veteran of the Month Program

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the Veteran of the Month award to recognize Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support the veteran and military communities. Governor Sandoval and Director Cage will sign each certificate and the award will be presented to the recipient each month at a presentation ceremony.

The guidelines and a nomination application can be downloaded from the NOVS website at and can be sent to the NOVS office in Reno. Everyone is encouraged to send nominations for consideration.

NOVS is responsible for the administration of two State Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, a State Veterans Home and a State-wide Veterans Service Officer program. NOVS is instrumental in connecting Nevada’s veterans and their families with benefits and assistance from both the State and Federal government. For more information, call 866-630-VETS or visit

Local Artists and Collectors Wanted at Incline Library

Local artists and collectors interested in displaying collections at the Incline Village Library are needed. The Incline Village Library is looking for artwork and collections to display on the library’s four wall spaces and two glass cases in bi-monthly exhibits. For details about how to show your work or collection at the Incline Village Library, please contact Art Display Coordinator Molly O’Day at 775-832-4130, noon-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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