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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.

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

April 19 Shredding Party

Document Destruction Party. Tax season is over, winter has come to an end — let spring cleaning ensue! Time to get rid of your extra paperwork. Join Better Homes and Gardens MMRE at its Tahoe City office for beverages, appetizers and lots of shredding. Take your paperwork to the on site professional document destruction company. Invite your friends and family, Better Homes and Gardens, 950 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 12C, Tahoe City on Saturday, April 19, 3-6 p.m. Call 530-583-4004 for information.

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.

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 & 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 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. Bring 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.

Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club

You are all invited to attend the 4th Annual Fundraiser Dinner at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, May 13, 5-8 p.m. hosted by the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club. All proceeds will go for college scholarships for local high schools students.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Tyrus W. Cobb, president of the National Security Forum of Northern Nevada. He also served as special assistant for national security affairs under President Ronald Reagan.

Cost is $50 per person/tables of 10 are $450. Your check is your reservation. Send checks to IV/CB Republican Women, P.O. Box 3009, Incline Village, NV 89450.

Volunteer Trails & Vistas

Trails & Vistas is an art hike created by people who love the blending of art in nature. Starting in 1994, the art hikes have grown and thrived through the energy of people who “give with their heads, hands and hearts,” said Nancy Tieken Lopez, creative and executive director of Trails & Vistas.

People with different talents volunteer for Trails & Vistas every year. Serve as an art hike storytelling guide, a greeter who welcomes visitors to the art hikes or world concert, volunteer during the Arts in Nature Field Trips for third grade students on Tuesday, Sept. 9 or help out in the largest fundraiser of the year, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour on Oct. 16 & 17.

E-mail no later than Thursday, May 1 if you have the passion, agility and time to be an art hike trail leader on Sept. 6 and 7 or tour guide on Oct. 16 or 17. If you would like to volunteer as a trail caboose, greeter, helper with event registration or set up, e-mail Paula and include your phone number, the event you would like to volunteer for (September Art Hikes or October Historical Tour) and volunteer role of interest.

All art hike guides and Historical Haunted Tour guides will be invited to a volunteer brunch on Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee.

Game and Soup Nights

Spring has sprung the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers iz (with apologies to Ogden Nash)? Since it’s a tad warm for people to come in from the cold, you are simply invited to enjoy the last few weeks of Game and Soup Nights on Thursday. Meet at the North Tahoe Event Center, 5-7 p.m. from now through May 15. The event may get extended or changed for the summer months but that depends on attendance and how much interest we continue to get. Soup & Games night is an evening where anyone can come enjoy socializing, hot soup and sandwiches, and board games. Cribbage is popular, as is Yahtzee and there is usually a table with card games (sorry no betting allowed). Attendees get to take home left overs (if there are any) and admittance is by donation or free depending on your mood. Dress is casual and children are welcome with well behaved grown-ups.

Vegetarian offerings available. Sandwiches are lunch meat and cheese, just cheese and PB&J. Donations of dollars and food are gratefully accepted. If you are interested in volunteering swing by or call Meera at 775-230-1066.

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