Incline Village community notes: Nov. 26, 2015 | SierraSun.com

Incline Village community notes: Nov. 26, 2015

Jean Eick
Special to the Bonanza

Happy Thanksgiving! We are all thankful for the snow and hope this will be a long winter. Keep Tahoe white. As you and your family gather to celebrate, please take time to look at the 2015 Wish List in this newspaper. You can make a difference.

Yes, Friday is that day of the year. You can do as suggested by REI this year and #optoutside. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing place to go explore instead of participating in the retail madness. And on Saturday, visit our local retailers.

The Sierra Nevada College Choir Annual Holiday Concert directed by Donna Axton is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church. The concert features brass, percussion, handbells, solos, and even a sing-along. Enjoy all of your favorite holiday music. Tickets available from choir members, the Potlatch, Handmade at the Lake in Incline Village, The Store in Tahoe City, or at the door.

Lake Tahoe School, in collaboration with Tahoe Family Solutions, will have the annual Giving Tree in the LTS Lobby from Dec. 1-17. The ornaments on the tree are for 10 families who are most at need during the holidays for such items as clothing, shoes, jackets, blankets, pots and pans and other household necessities. For information, contact Leslie Blunden at TFS at 775-298-0204.

The community is invited to participate in a new holiday giving tradition. Holiday Bucks for Books 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! This is sponsored by the Read With Me Volunteer Program Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, AAUW and the ICBA. Call me at 775-298-0184 for donation information.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Claudia Andersen and Danielle Zendner on Nov. 27, and Mary Jurkonis on Dec. 2. Happy Birthday.

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The Deal or Steal for this week is to attend the free family story time from 4-4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Incline Village Library.

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 jeanmeick@aol.com.