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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.

Parasol’s “Community Table” to feature Oakes

In 1993 Nancy Oakes opened the Boulevard restaurant on San Francisco’s revived Embarcadero waterfront in a historic building. The restaurant was created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, but its centerpiece is the hearty, flavorful cuisine of Nancy Oakes. Join Oakes and the Boulevard staff at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook, Nev. on Sept. 6. As the 2013 Celebrity Chef for The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s Community Table event, Oakes will prepare an exclusive dinner Ranch’s barn. One of the items to be auctioned is a private dinner at Oakes and husband Bruce Aidells’ home in wine country. All dinner and auction proceeds will benefit Parasol. To purchase tickets visit or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

Incline community picnic and barbecue

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Village Green. IVGID, NHP, NLTFPD and WCSO will partner to bring you the Incline Community Picnic and complimentary barbecue, including static displays and demonstrations by SWAT, K-9s, Marine 9, a Raven helicopter, NHP, fire apparatus, Waste Not, children’s fingerprinting, and more.

Republican women to meet

You are invited to the IV/CB Republican Women’s Club on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. at The Chateau in Incline. Keith Hansen, formerly with the National Intelligence Council, will speak. He and his wife, Marji, have lived in Incline for several years. Keith has served the government for three decades and was very involved with negotiations on the disarmament of nuclear weapons and the nuclear ban. He is a visiting professor at Sierra Nevada College and consulting professor of international affairs at Stanford. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 6 to Pat Beadle at or call Millie Carter, 775-831-4596.

‘Mark and His Women’

Join the final Mark Twain summer presentation Mondays With Mark Twain at the Incline Village Recreation Center, “Mark and His Women,” on Monday, Sept. 9. Early bird pricing: IVGID pass holders will receive a 20 percent discount on reserved ticket purchases, call 775-832-1310 by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:45 p.m. Take a low-back beach chair, picnic dinner, blanket and jackets. Your ticket includes the choice of a beer, glass of wine or two sodas and a sweet treat Each live performance is subject to a 20-person attendance minimum. Ticket fees will be refunded if show is cancelled by the IV P&R Department. Visit

The Flavor of Spain

Project MANA and Sierra Senior Services will present “A Night of Food & Flamenco” at Martis Camp, Lookout Lodge, Sunday, Sept. 15, 4-7 p.m. Evening includes: Paella by Martis Camp, tapas and sangria. Dessert by Ron Allen Catering. Tickets cost $100 and are available at, call 530-550-7600 or 775-298-0008. Benefiting Project MANA and the local Meals on Wheels. Flamenco guitar by Milton Mérlos, performance by David McLean guitar, José Cortés, vocals; Clara Rodriguez and Kerensa DéMars.

Tahoe Nevada AAUW

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW meets third Wednesdays for dinner at the Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. This meeting is open to the public. Cost is $30 for dinner, catered by Gina and Jim Poulos of Crosby’s. Social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner and program 6:30-8:30 p.m. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nonprofit organization focusing on advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

This month’s AAUW meeting will take place Sept. 18, a “meet and greet” to welcome new members and interested community members. To RSVP e-mail Kelly Neville at or call Barbara Pulver at 989-856-4860 by Sept. 16.

‘What’s In Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil?’

Thursday, Sept. 19, 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, Nev. Cost: $5 donation suggested. Dr. Selina Wang of the UC Davis Olive Center will present her research into olive oil quality standards. Since its establishment in 2008 by the Robert Mondavi Institute, the UC Davis Olive Center has emerged as an international leader in olive research and education. In 2010 and 2011, the Olive Center exposed the poor quality of olive oil available to U.S. consumers, with a research project showing 65 percent of imported olive oil failed extra virgin standards. Media attention and consumer reaction spurred stronger government quality standards and investigation. Dr. Wang will talk about innovation at the Center and olive oil quality. Guests will taste olive oils and learn about their natural flavor attributes. Dr. Wang has a PhD in organic chemistry from UC Davis. For more information call 775-881-7562, email or visit

A World of Peace

2013 International Day of Peace for the Tahoe-Reno area, Saturday, Sept. 21: “A World of Peace, A World of Neighbors.” Free interfaith community event: 9-11:15 a.m., Alternatives to Violence Project workshop, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista, Calif., adults and teens welcome; 11:30 a.m.-noon, Interfaith Peace Service, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, North Lake Boulevard at National Avenue, Tahoe Vista. For workshop sign-up or questions contact Rabbi Meredith Cahn, 530-546-0895 or Rev. Clare Novak, 775-831-1418. Co-sponsored by United for Action, Alternatives to Violence Project, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Kings Beach United Methodist Church, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, and Universal Society of Hinduism.

Small business owners continuing education

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large in Tahoe City in September. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented in their area taught by experienced instructors which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from Internet Marketing, How to Create an Effective Business Plan, QuickBooks, Survival Tools to Manage Your Business Finances and Thinking of Selling Your Business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit

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