Incline Village community notes: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 | SierraSun.com

Incline Village community notes: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Jean Eick
Special to the Bonanza

Fruitcakes and cookies oh my! What a great season and now it looks like the annual Pray for Snow Party will bring us snow! Thank you and let's keep asking, dancing or whatever to be sure the snow machine works all season.

Farmers Insurance will host its annual holiday party from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the office located at 770 Northwood Blvd. Enjoy plenty of food, beverages, raffle prizes, blind wine tasting and a photo booth with Mr. & Mrs. Claus and more! Happy Holidays.

Time is running out to help 10 local families receive clothing, shoes, jackets, blankets, pots and pans and other household necessities. The annual Giving Tree at the Lake Tahoe School in collaboration with Tahoe Family Solutions is available in the LTS Lobby only until Dec. 17. For information, contact Leslie Blunden at TFS at 775-298-0204.

Julie Elias will lead a free, festive family Christmas concert featuring players from the Reno Philharmonic and guest soloist Justin Adams, a renown baritone and worship leader from Colorado Springs, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at The Village Church. Sing along with your favorite carols and enjoy exceptional performances to celebrate this special time of year. For more information, please call 775-831-0784.

The community is invited to participate in the Holiday Bucks For Books program, which 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 if you need information. Please help support this new community tradition.

Looks like we have just one birthday this week: Sylvia Bachman on Dec. 12. Happy Birthday!

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The Deal or Steal for this week is to go to The Rotary Christmas Tree lot in the Raley's Center and purchase a beautiful tree or wreath. It is open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Remember that this supports local nonprofit children's organizations.

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.