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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.

Apply for Youth Science Institute

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) will host the eighth annual Youth Science Institute. This 16-week program is for high school students in grades 9 through 11 who have an interest in exploring scientific disciplines. Students will conduct experiments, and activities including stream monitoring, fish dissection, earth science geology hikes, astrobiology, biochemistry, green building demonstrations, lake science on the UC Davis Research Vessel John Le Conte and more.

High school students interested in science may apply for the Youth Science Institute (YSI) program by Jan. 10, 2014. This after-school program is offered on Wednesday evenings, 4-6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Jan. 22-May, 2014.

The students will not only gain knowledge and skills, but will also receive opportunities for paid internships, fulfill community service hours and receive letters of recommendation.

Eligible students must return a completed application, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have a commitment to the program. All applicants will go through an interview process and accepted students will need to pay tuition of $250. Full and partial scholarships are available for applicants who demonstrate need. Find details and application at

Send applications or any questions to Kylee Wilkins at or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

Become host site for Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foun­dation AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for AmeriCorps host sites from interested nonprofit organizations until Feb. 28, 2014. AmeriCorps members placed at host sites serve for one year and provide support to build agency capacity and increase an organization’s visibility in the community, fill in the gaps of service and meet agency goals. AmeriCorps members have also created innovative programs and supported them through grant writing.

AmeriCorps host sites must be a public charity, school, government agency or faith-based organization serving North Lake Tahoe Washoe and Douglas county residents. The organization must be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt agency, 501(c) (3) or equivalent and in good standing, incorporated in Nevada and in good standing with the state, support programs related to education, public safety, health or the environment. The organization must demonstrate the capacity for success and the completion of sustainable projects and agree to pay a $9,000 host site fee.

Submit an application by Feb. 28 deadline at Click on Parasol AmeriCorps, then click “Become a Host Site.”

Contact or call 775-298-0186 for more information.

Be a bald eagle count volunteer

As part of a national survey effort monitoring the recovery of bald eagle populations, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) seeks volunteers to assist with the 36th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Count on Friday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-noon.

Volunteers will be responsible for counting all bald eagles at one of 26 sites around the Lake Tahoe shoreline during a three-hour period to help monitor the health of wintering bald eagle populations.

Since 1979, hundreds of citizen scientists count eagles to identify population trends in January. The bald eagle was declared endangered in 1967, but 40 years later populations had recovered enough to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

Wildlife researchers rely on citizen science volunteers to help cover bald eagle territories year after year, creating a database to supplement wildlife research, recovery, and management efforts.

Bald eagle sightings can’t be guaranteed, but a high count is expected this year.

Fifteen individual Bald Eagles were counted in South Lake Tahoe alone at the Christmas Bird Count.

To RSVP or for information contact Robin Jones at or 775-298-0066. For more information on Tahoe’s Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey, visit the TINS website at

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: 50 years of Bohemia and Arts and Crafts style art glass from Joseph Huelle’s private collection. Jan. 2-25, Take your cards to the Christmas Card Exchange to trade or leave for others to use next year. This ongoing opportunity will run for three weeks. Jan. 2 and 4, 3-5 p.m. Winter Break Movies. Join family style entertainment with movies appropriate for all ages and provide beverages and snacks. For details call 775-832-4130. Jan. 3, 10, 17 and 24, noon-1 p.m. E-Book Café. Take your mobile devices (smart phone, e-reader or tablet) and receive hands-on assistance to download audio and e-books from the Library website. Jan. 3 and 17, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Jan. 11, 4-6 p.m., The Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA Educators with Community Health Alliance will be on hand to present information and answer questions, visit

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Chess Club

Ages 9 years to adult, free drop in chess club Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m., Incline Recreation Center Lobby. Tournament chess sets provided. A chess coach will be available. Please call to reserve your space today 775-832-1310 or go to the Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way, Incline Village.

Parasol AmeriCorps Team seeks community project

Last spring the Parasol AmeriCorps team selected a service project that made such an impact it received national recognition. IES Rocks! A Day of Dirt, Service and Community educated students at Incline Elementary School about teamwork, community service and the different roles they play in the community.

The 2013-2014 AmeriCorps team is ready to plan and implement another community service project to address an unmet need. The project needs to bring all 16 Parasol AmeriCorps members together for one common cause to create a significant positive change. If you have a service project in mind, fill out an application and recommend the project by Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

The application is available at by clicking on the AmeriCorps button, then click Service Project Application on that page. Contact Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director Allison Eybel at or 775-298-0186 for more information. The project will be selected on Jan. 20, 2014.

Father/Daughter Dance

Calling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles: get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you to the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.

Entertainment will feature dancing with DJ music, snacks, activity stations, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography, and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake! Fathers may spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories.

Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child available at Scholarships are available for families in need, call 775-298-0010.

The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a special $39 prix fixe dinner at Bilti’s BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6724.

Paper tickets are available for your daughters scrapbook. Call 775-298-0010 to get a physical ticket mailed.

The 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance is sponsored by Dress the Party, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.

Help young readers

Are you looking to make a difference? Incline Middle School is looking for people like you to help with its one-on-one reading program. All you need is a half hour per week and a desire to help a child become a better reader. Reading is Monday through Friday, with the exception of Wednesdays, 11:49 a.m.-12:22 p.m. If you are interested, call Liz Harrell at 775-832-4220 or email

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