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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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.

ARTour 2013

July 12, 13 and 14. ARTour 2013 is an annual open studio event of North Tahoe Arts, showcasing the finished works of local artists and inviting visitors to meet the artist, witness the process, and see where art is created. Through demonstration and dialog, visitors will experience the evolution of art from creative spark to finished product.

Studios will be open throughout the region from Incline Village along the shores of Lake Tahoe to Tahoma, out to Truckee, and many points in between. While the event is free, the work of all artists will be for sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Visit or call 530-581-2787.

Got a paddle? Get on Lake Tahoe’s Water Trail

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a network of access points, resting places, attractions and amenities for users of human-powered watercraft. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association helps protect access to public waters, educate paddlers about stewardship, safety, and etiquette issues. On Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m.-noon, at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City join a free event with speaker Niobe Burden. Burden is a Lake Tahoe Water Trail supporter, avid Lake Tahoe paddler and professional photographer. Enjoy an hour of pictures and information. Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association. Coffee from Tahoe City’s The Dam Café. Contact NLT Visitor Center Manager Kym Fabel at 530-581-6900 or Visit

Lake Tahoe SummerFest offering locals discount

Lake Tahoe SummerFest will hold its 2nd annual Orchestra Concert Series Aug. 2-18 at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. The Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra is comprised of 40 virtuoso musicians invited from the great orchestras of North America and beyond: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, among others. Lake Tahoe residents receive 25 percent off ticket purchases through July 15. Visit and use the coupon code, LOCAL.

Orchestral concerts are held Fridays at 7 p.m., intimate chamber music concerts held on Saturdays at 7 p.m., and concert performances for families on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Geotourism. This development program is designed to enrich the visitor experience while creating sustainable holistic prosperity for the region. Online Resource of the Month is Rocket Languages: Language learning online with your library card. Through Aug. 31, 2013 Summer Reading Program. “Dig Into Reading” for younger children, “Beneath the Surface” for teens, and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. Sign up at any public library. July 17, 4-4:45 p.m. Regular Story Time, Ranger Keesee has been postponed. July 18, 4-4:45 p.m. Capt’n Jack Spareribs, the original pirate for hire. Magic from Madrid; juggling from Jamaica; illusions from India; and ventriloquism from Venezuela and Maynard the talking monkey! July 19, 2-p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors write and share memories. New members welcome. Lifescapes is sponsored by the Washoe County Library System (WCLS), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Dept. of English, UNR. Visit Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

California Carnival is coming!

The California Carnival will be held July 24-28 at the Truckee River Regional Park rodeo parking lot. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families. The Truckee Carnival features a Ferris wheel, fun house, giant slide, roller coaster, and midway games, rides for 2 to 4-year-olds. Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday; 4-­10 p.m. on Thursday; 4-11 p.m. on Friday; noon -11 p.m. on Saturday; noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $20 for unlimited rides wristband if purchased in advance at Safeway in Truckee and Tahoe’s Connection for Families, 761 Northwood Blvd., in Incline Village. Tahoe’s Connection for Families nets a higher percentage on all advance sales. Turn in Advance Sale Ride Coupon for wristband or a sheet of 30 ride tickets at the Carnival. On-site cost is $30.

Tahoe’s Connections for Families (TCF), is a nonprofit organization that offers parenting and early childhood development programs for families with infants and toddlers up to pre-school. Call 775-832-8230 or visit for information.

Sierra Nevada Ballet to perform Coppelia

Sierra Nevada Ballet has selected the Coppelia ballet for summer performances July 27 at Nightingale Hall as part of the Artown Festival and July 29 on the outdoor stage at Sand Harbor State Park in conjunction with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. A comic love story, Coppelia is filled with fantasy and reality as it tests the relationship of the heroine, Swanilda, and hero, Franz. Based on original choreography with a modern twist by Rosine Bena.

Coppélia premiered on May 25, 1870 at the Théâtre Impérial l’Opéra, with the 16-year-old Giuseppina Bozzacchi in the principal role of Swanhilde. Its first flush of success was interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of Paris, which also led to the early death of Giuseppina Bozzacchi, on her 17th birthday.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Sugar Pine Foundation Woodwind sailing cruise

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Woodwind II catamaran sailboat. Complimentary champagne, wine, domestic beer and appetizers are included. Check in time is 6:30 p.m., boat leaves from Zephyr Cove beach at 7 p.m. A few night stays and gondola passes will be auctioned while sipping drinks. Tickets are $51 per person, and half of the proceeds go to SPF. Only 50 spots available, e-mail to reserve your spot.

Tahoe Treasures Tour with tea and tapas

The first Tahoe Treasures Tour, a self-guided tour of Incline Village gardens, homes, and stunning art collections, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tea and goodies will be served in the native alpine garden of a Lakeshore Drive home. Tapas and lemonade will be offered at a hillside garden with a lake view. Along the way buy boutique treasures and raffle tickets for Tahoe Medical Spa services; a visit to historic Filoli and its gardens in Woodside, Calif.; entrance to the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park; and a night’s stay in San Francisco.

Among the nine stops are a “green,” silver LEED-certified log home on Lakeshore Drive, a home filled with art and antiques, the studio of printmaker Liz Paganelli, a private collection of images of world-renowned photographers, a garden recently landscaped by Barbara and Bill Dohrmann, and Incline’s only home built over a creek.

The tour begins at the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Tickets will be available with a map and home descriptions provided.

All ticket sales and boutique/raffle proceeds benefit the AAUW Tahoe Nevada college scholarship program for local women.

Advance tickets are $35 before Aug. 1, or $40 after. Purchase from an AAUW member, at The Potlach of Lake Tahoe, or mail your check to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, PO Box 5465, Incline Village NV 89450.

For more information or to make a donation for the boutique or a raffle prize, contact Debbie at 775-843-0775 or email

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