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Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Watercolors by Jeane Ryan.Through April 26, Food for fines. Washoe County Library System partners with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA for annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event. Patrons take in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. These food items are especially needed: Canned meats, fish and peanut butter; macaroni and cheese and pasta meals; powdered milk, baby formula and baby food; complete meals in a can such as stew, chili, ravioli and hearty soups; canned fruits, juice and vegetables; dry cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta. Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.

April 10, 6:30-8 p.m. War on Debt. With Dani Johnson’s free one-hour long video course, War On Debt, its viewers, young and old will gain power over their finances and begin their personal journey of debt free living. Local nurse, Amy Woods, hosts this presentation and will share how she has benefited from this video and will be available for Q and A.

April 16, 4-5 p.m. Easter Story Time. Hop on over to your library for a fun time celebrating Easter Holiday. There will be stories, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt.

April 18, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

April 19, noon-2 p.m. Seniors to Seniors Computer Help. A group of tech-savvy seniors from Incline High School will be available to help you with your computer-related questions. Take your laptop, tablet, phone, e-reader or other device and learn something new.

April 23, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts.

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

Tenebrae worship service

St. Francis of Assisi Choir, “The Seven Last Days” a Tenebrae service, Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. on St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 701 Mt. Rose Hwy., Incline Village.

Enhance the Lenten journey through music and scripture.

Join a deeply moving and meaningful Tenebrae worship service as St. Francis of Assisi choir and guest musicians present “The Seven Last Days.” This 30-minute work by composer Joel Raney features narratives, choral anthems and the lighting and extinguishing of candles, leading a journey depicting each of the events of Christ’s last days as described in the book of Matthew. This service will be held in lieu of The Stations of the Cross and will be followed by the Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Fry. All are welcome!

For more information visit or contact Lynne Cibulsky, music liturgy and media publications director at or 775-831-0490.

AAUW to meet

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

This month’s AAUW meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 16. This month’s speaker is Pamela Miller, who teaches world history and government at Incline High School. Last summer she participated in an international fellowship program hosted by the U.S. State Department. She will share her experiences from her exchange visit to Indonesia. Pam’s hostess, Umi Safari from Java, Indonesia will join the presentation. This promises to be a rare opportunity to hear about the state of women and education in Indonesia.

To RSVP for the dinner e-mail Kelly Neville at or call 775-762-0463 by no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 14.

Saving Lake Tahoe

Acclaimed historian Michael Makley, author of the recently published “Saving Lake Tahoe,” will hold forth at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall at 760 Mays, Incline Village on Saturday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, the Village Deli or Lupita’s. Tickets cost $15. Make reservations by calling 775-833-1835 or email

Project MANA benefit dinner

You are invited to a special four-course dinner prepared by Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Project MANA, your local hunger relief organization on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, 120 Country Club Drive, No. 29, Incline Village. Cost is $135 per person. Space is limited, secure your spot with an RSVP and ticket purchase by calling 775-298-0101 or visit Password: Project MANA.

Inspirational cinema — You Can Heal Your Life

This month’s inspirational cinema features, “You Can Heal Your Life, The Movie,” on Sunday, April 27, at 6 p.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the marina.

This entertaining and inspirational movie by author and teacher Louise L. Hay gives penetrating insights into Louise’s fascinating personal story; and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance, and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed, plus reveals how she applied these concepts to her own emotional, spiritual, and professional life.

A number of luminaries in the fields of self-help, philosophy, health, spirituality, and “New Thought” join Louise, giving their take on success, happiness, and the myriad ways in which people can heal their own lives. Take your friends and family and share an inspirational and fun evening together. Short discussion will follow the movie. Love donations accepted. For more information call 530-581-5117.

Adding an art museum

The Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall announces the addition of an art museum. Lake Tahoe artists will fill the center with fine art that can be purchased for a small fortune. Each exhibit will stay up for three months, starting the first of April, All Fools Day, that day upon which we are all reminded of what we are on the other 364 days of the year. All local artists are invited to participate. Of course premium space will be allocated to portraits or busts of Mark Twain. Email McAvoy Layne, or call 775-833-1835.

Henceforth the center will be known worldwide as “The Mark Twain Cultural Center – Art Museum & Toccata Guttman Music Hall.”

Preschool program at TCF

Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) annnounced a new program designed specifically for preschool-aged children and their parents, offering a Spanish-English bilingual language and culture class and open gym playtime for preschoolers ages 3-5. Join Spanish language and culture class on Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m., and open gym playtime in TCF’s 1,700-square-foot gym and wheel room Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Parents or caregivers must accompany their child(ren). One Monday per month, TCF Director Laurean Meyer will offer a parenting education class for parents and caregivers with topics on childhood development topics specific to preschool ages. Class size is limited to 12 children. Tuition varies with enrollment options, call 775-832-8230 for more information or to enroll.

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