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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.

Republican Women Governor’s mansion fundraiser

Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women invite you to the fourth annual fundraiser at the Governor’s mansion, 606 Mountain St., Carson City, on Tuesday, May 13, 5-8 p.m. The cost of dinner is 50 per person, with tables of 10 available for $450. Speaker will be President, National Security Forum of Northern Nevada Dr. Tyrus W. Cobb. Proceeds will go toward college scholarships for local high school students. Your check is your reservation: Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women, PO Box 3009, Incline Village, NV 89450.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Watercolors by Jeane Ryan. May 24-June 6, primary early voting. June 1-Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program. The 2014 Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards by tracking reading. There will be entertaining and educational programs for kids and families. Free of charge. May 2 and 16, 2-4 p.m., Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. May 7, 4-4:45 p.m., Mother’s Day Story Time. Read stories, sing songs and make a special gift for mom. May 8, 6:30 p.m., Sierra Stories with Gary Noy. Noy will present an illustrated lecture on stories of Sierra Nevada history, based upon material from his book “Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues.” May 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe. Join Astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning as he shares his passion through hands on, and possibly outside celestial viewing activities (weather permitting). May 14 and 21, 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.

Bellman recognized for 40 years employment

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino congratulates Bell Attendant Kenny Baker on his 40 years working at the resort. During his tenure Baker has worked with all 11 general managers of the property, met movies stars from Merv Griffin to Gene Hackman and ran the Annual Bellman’s Invitational Golf Tournament from 1980-1995. Baker has been at the property for three major renovations, including the recent $25-million update complete at the end of 2013. When Baker began working at the resort on May 1, 1974, the minimum wage was $1.75/hour, and he took home $14 per shift.

In April 2014, Hyatt was recognized for the third consecutive year as a winner of The Gallup Great Workplace Award for having one of the most engaged and productive teams in the world. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino is extremely proud to celebrate Kenny Baker and offers a sincere thank you to all long-tenured associates at every level.

Mark Twain Discovers Lake Tahoe

Bob Stewart, co-author of the award-winning book “The Gold Rush Letters,” will hold forth at The Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall at 760 Mays, Incline Village, on May 10.

“Mark Twain Discovers Lake Tahoe” will be a conversation about the people and events that led Sam Clemens to Tahoe. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the conversation begins at 7 p.m.

Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s or the Village Deli. Tickets $15. For reservations call 775-833-1835 or email

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. 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.

Artist’s sale

The Incline Village studio/gallery of renowned Lake Tahoe artist Joyce L. Major is going out of business. Joyce is moving to Hawaii where she will begin painting tropical art. Joyce moved to the Tahoe area in 2000. She began studying watercolors and selling her work in galleries and art shows in 2004. Her work has been exhibited for sale in the Nevada Museum of Art gift shop, Vrooman’s Galleries in Truckee, The Hyatt Regency shop in Incline, North Tahoe Artsm, Tahoe Art League in South Lake and more.

All of the art in her studio/gallery at Tahoe Art & Gifts in Incline Village will sell for 50 percent off until she leaves Tahoe on May 17. Visit Joyce at Tahoe Art & Gifts, 923 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village or at For more information call 801-413-9697.

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 and 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.

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