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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.

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. Readers keep track of their reading and earn rewards. All programs are free. 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. July 31, 4-4:45 p.m. Scrubby Bear Story Time. Developed by American Red Cross, teaches children about germs, how to prevent the spread of disease and to properly wash their hands. Visit Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

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, through the romantic device of a beautiful lifeless doll created by the obsessive Dr. Coppelius. 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

Thunderbird Yacht still cruising

The iconic Thunderbird Yacht still cruises Lake Tahoe with elegance and grace after 73 years. Since America’s Great Depression, Thunderbird has transported guests in opulent luxury between high-mountain estates and resorts. Now owned by Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, a Nevada public charity, Thunderbird continues to promote Lake Tahoe’s maritime heritage by serving as a floating classroom for children’s educational programs and as a platform for scientific and environmental research.

As part of the Preservation Society’s effort to pay off the $1.1-million note and keep Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe, Thunderbird will attend charity events at Lake Tahoe venues. On July 26-27, Thunderbird will attend the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic at Tahoe Keys Marina. Aug. 9-10, find her at the 39th annual Concours d’Elegance at Carnelian Bay.

In 1939, enigmatic George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird in the style of his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft for use at his majestic Thunderbird Lodge estate on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. To make a donation, visit

D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare

Bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family’s life with a family friendly, one-hour performance adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The 2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare production, an adaptation of the Festival’s mainstage offering, is designed with the young audience member in mind and runs July 29-Aug. 8 at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village and a variety of other outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

To reserve free Young Shakespeare tickets call 800-74-SHOWS. Visit Groups of 10 or more call 775-832-1616.

Lake Tahoe SummerFest to Celebrate Orchestral Music

Enjoy compelling musical performances among the majestic pines at the Lake Tahoe SummerFest 2013, Aug. 2-18 on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

The Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra is comprised of 40 virtuoso musicians individually invited from orchestras of North America and beyond.

From Beethoven to Brubeck, classical music will be celebrated. A 500-seat acoustically designed concert tent will offer pure sound without amplification, and tiered seating for unencumbered sightlines. The concert evening will be enhanced by food and select wines. SummerFest Concerts will be held Aug. 2-4, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18. Orchestra programs are Friday evenings at 7 p.m., and family concerts are Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m.

Individual ticket prices are $75, $50 and $25. A VIP subscription for all nine concerts with premium seating includes a reception with Maestro Revzen and members of the orchestra and keepsake mementos. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, or call 775-832-1606. Find them on Facebook at

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

The Sugar Pine Foundation

Wine Tasting at Raley’s Incline Village: Friday, Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m. Drink some wine to help save the sugar pines at the winetasting at Raley’s in Incline Village Friday, Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m. For just $10, you get unlimited tastings of fine wines from Frei Brothers and Starborough Vineyards plus tasty appetizers. There will be a raffle and live music to round out the entertainment. All proceeds go directly toward putting more trees in the ground. Tell your friends! Visit

Concours d’Elegance winetasting

Take part in the first ever Wine Tasting Village at the 41st Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 9 and 10 in Carnelian Bay and receive a commemorative toasting glass.

Relax in the shade tents and enjoy an array of wines. Tickets are $20 and provide you with unlimited wine tastings, exclusive access to the Wine Village, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on either Friday or Saturday of the show, as well as the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favorites.

The Wine Village is expected to sell out. Reserve your ticket now at or by calling Liquid Blue Event at 775-851-4444.

Concours d’ Elegance

Tickets are available online for the 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show and all social events in honor of Wooden Boat Week. The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance will celebrate its 41st anniversary Aug. 9-10 at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, Calif., with the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class.

Discounted rates are available when purchased in advance online. Wooden Boat Week social events such as the Opening Night Gala, have limited seating and tend to sell out early. The Foundation suggests purchasing tickets for all such social events in advance to guarantee availability. Visit

Woodie Over the Bottom, Aug. 12, 9 am. This year the Tahoe Yacht Club to present fun time and distance rally and lunch is open to all wooden boat owners. Event at Sugar Pine Point Sate Park Pier. Ticket includes race, two lunch tickets and two drink tickets. No Host Bar and live Music!

Mahogany Magic, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. One last get-together of Wooden Boat Week, lakeside under the stars, starting with the famous “table setting”competition! Bring an appetizer, salad or desert to share and bring a blanket or camp chairs for the slide show at dusk. Free beer and wine. Contact Tahoe Yacht Club for more information at 530-581-4700.

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