Incline Village community notes: Nov. 11, 2015 |

Incline Village community notes: Nov. 11, 2015

Jean Eick
Special to the Bonanza

Oh my, oh my, I am really excited now with snow events happening two weeks in a row and hoping this is just the beginning of a long winter. Keep up the pray for snow parties and bring it on. Tahoe is open for winter play.

Celebrate Mark Twain’s 180th Birthday at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Mark Twain Room at the Starbucks Building. McAvoy Layne will offer his presentation on the Secrets of Longevity & Etiquette on Getting Into Heaven. Seating is limited and reservations are needed as this could be sold out. Reservations to or 775-833-1835.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, the AAUW will host its monthly dinner meeting. Ms. Peggy Martin, Community Development Director, will be the guest speaker from Big Brothers and Sisters and talk about how their efforts are having a powerful and positive impact in Nevada.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Incline High School small gym, participate in the Incline High School Blood Drive. Call Kari Michael at 775-337-7574 to make appointments or visit and use Sponsor Code: INCLINE HIGH.

The American Association of University Women Tahoe Nevada Branch and the Incline High School Boosters will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Incline High School gym. This will feature local artists and artisans, gifts, holiday décor, a bake sale, refreshments, and the Incline High School Jazz Band. Admission is free. Potential vendors should contact Stephanie Petrossi for more information or 408-398-0550.

It is time for the annual Giving Tree at Lake Tahoe School in collaboration with Tahoe Family Solutions. The tree will be up from Dec. 1-17 in the lobby, and 10 families who are most at need during the holidays have been asked for three wishes such as clothing, shoes, jackets, blankets, pots and pans and other household necessities. Community members can stop at LTS, choose an ornament with a wish, purchase the item and return the unwrapped present to the school by December 17. For information, contact Leslie Blunden at TFS at 775-298-0204.

Please help our community give the joy of reading to local children with Holiday Bucks for Books. The Read With Me Volunteer Program Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is raising money to purchase four new children’s books to give to each child at the Incline Elementary School for the holidays rather than toys – a total of 1,700 books! Call Jean at 775-298-0184 if you need information.

Birthdays to celebrate this week include: Ace Zendner on Nov. 13 and Ron Birmingham on Nov. 14. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal for this week is a reminder from one of my favorite sources — she encourages everyone to take advantage of the $5 deals at Raley’s. Set those up on the cell phones as text alerts and enjoy such great deals as meatloaf to pop in the micro after work. Go enjoy!

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to

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