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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

NORTH TAHOE, Calif. — 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.

Book sale at the Incline Village Library

The Tahoe Library Coalition invites you to come stock up on best sellers, classics, cook books, rare books, children’s books, and more. Their annual book sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m. at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. The Tahoe Library Coalition is comprised of North Lake Tahoe librarians united to promote cultural, literacy, and technology programs in the Tahoe Basin. Follow them on Facebook or call 775-832-4130 for more information.

Sugar Pine Foundation winetasting

Wine Tasting at Raley’s Incline Village, 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 towards putting more trees in the ground — so tell and take out your friends to this event. Visit

Wine on the Water Boys & Girls Club benefit

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Lone Eagle Grille announce the fourth annual Wine on the Water charity event Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. Featuring more than 25 wineries and a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings, food and wine, live music, and silent auction, with 100 percent of all ticket and silent auction proceeds donated directly to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Since the inception of Wine on the Water in 2010, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has raised more than $91,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Tickets to the event are $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. Visit

For more information regarding Wine on the Water, contact Lone Eagle Grille at 775-886-6889 or visit

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. Aug. 16, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memories. Aug. 21, 4-4:45 p.m., End of Summer Reading Program Party. Celebrate all of the reading you’ve done this summer with stories, crafts, and refreshments. Aug. 22, 7-8 p.m., local poet L.E. Hart will read poems from his book, “You’re There, I’m Here,” and he will discuss the self-publishing process. Aug. 28, 7-8 p.m., Author Sean Eagan is an experienced writer, producer and director. “Jay Hawk: The Assassin’s Lover” is his first novel and draws on Eagan’s experience in journalism and foreign relations. Sustainable Tahoe: The 8 Worlds of Tahoe. Join Jacquie Chandler, executive director of Sustainable Tahoe, for an overview of the Tahoe Expo. The 2013 Tahoe Expo will take place on Sept. 7 and 8. Visit Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Sustainable landscaping workshop

Learn about water saving technology and practices that save money; water-wise landscaping techniques; turf removal techniques and re-landscaping ideas; yard fertility practices for healthier turf and cleaner water; and turf Irrigation scheduling and seasonal maintenance. Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. Kings Beach. Light refreshments will be provided Contact: Suzi Gibbons,, 530-546-4212, ext. 5433.

‘Unnatural Acts In And Near The Sierra Nevada’

The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host a talk by UC Berkeley professor, Lynn Huntsinger, on “Unnatural Acts in the Sierra Nevada: fighting fires, gathering wild horses, and watering rare birds by accident,” at Jake’s on the Lake, in the Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City on Aug. 20. No host wine bar at 5:30 p.m., $20 dinner at 6 p.m. with program to follow. The talk asks the question: Is our love for nature perverse? Forest fires, wild horses, and secretive birds called black rails illustrate the complexities, unintended consequences, and future opportunities of recognizing the partnership of people and nature. The way people have shared nature is the problem … and can be the answer. Call 530-525-7579.

Latest in Autism Research

Thursday, Aug. 22. No-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Cost: $5 donation suggested.

Join Dr. Sally Rogers, UC Davis MIND Institute, for a presentation on the latest findings on effects of intervention on the youngest children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This lecture will discuss the need for intervention models for younger and younger children being identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the effects of interventions that focus on this age group. The number of children who develop autism now overshadows all other early childhood disabilities and represents more than 1 percent of all the children in the United States. Supporting and improving the outcomes of young children with autism and other disabilities is a national commitment and health priority, and a community and family necessity.

Rogers specializes in conducting developmental research into autism and other developmental disorders and working with children with developmental disabilities and their families, especially young children with autism. Contact Heather Segale, education and outreach director at 775-881-7562 or Additional details are available at

Grace Giving on Wheels

Provides free food and clothing to those in our community who are in need. The trailer will be located at Sierra Tires in Kings Beach, on the corner of Highway 267 and North Tahoe Boulevard, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please stop by.

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