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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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Community Cleanup Day

Volunteers needed for Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community Cleanup Day, Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-noon, to pick up litter from streets, streams, trails and beaches. Check-In 9 a.m. at the Incline Recreation Center (980 Incline Way). Enjoy pizza and share the beauty of a cleaner community at noon. For information call 775-832-1284 or email

American Association of University Women to meet

North Tahoe AAUW’s June meeting will start with festive desserts and installation of officers followed by a short business meeting, June 12, 12:30 p.m., Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Members and visitors will then leave their cars at the library to walk about one block on Alder to High Sierra Gardens where Dan Yori or his associate Lennie will offer a mountain garden tour. If you feel you cannot walk, there is room to park a few cars at the front of the nursery.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Jan at or call 775-831-1329 for more information.

All ages show at Mark Twain Cultural Center

Mark Twain Cultural Center and I·School will present a special show for all ages at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall on Tuesday, June 17, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Doors open at six and the stories begin at seven.

Celebrated American story teller Jim Weiss will enthrall with intelligent entertainment for the thinking family, including some insights from Tom Sawyer. Read more about Jim’s talents at or

Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s, or the Village Deli. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 kids. CD sales will benefit I·School summer school scholarships. Reservations at 775-833-1835 or

Host family needed for Rotary Youth Exchange

This would be the experience of a lifetime for both the exchange student and the families who are generous enough to host. Rotary’s inbound student for 2014-15 will be a male from Brazil, arriving in town this summer.

Rotary needs families immediately. Once host family background checks and training meeting are complete, they may start communicating with their new inbound student. Students and families are already enjoying the exchange of pictures, biographies and letters. Many families have continued their correspondence with the student long after their hosting duties are over.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a host family contact Rotary Youth Exchange Counselor, Barbara Cole at at 209-639-0184 (text or message).

Summer reading tutors needed

Incline Elementary School needs 10 volunteer tutors for a summer reading program, Monday, July 7 through Friday, Aug. 1. Pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade teachers have each nominated a student from their class to participate in the “Barton for Brighter Futures Project,” which has a summer program component. The summer Barton program requires 10 volunteer tutors. Each tutor will work with two-three students Monday through Thursday for 45 minutes to one hour at Incline Elementary School. One to two hours of training will be provided. No tutoring experience necessary. The kids in your community need your help. Contact Audrey Hartye if you are interested in becoming a tutor at

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Watercolors, pen and ink drawings and pottery Jeane Ryan. Watch Jeane at work as the Artist in Residence on June 24-26, noon to 2 p.m. June 3-6, Primary early voting from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through 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. June 6 and 20, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. June 7, 4-5 p.m. Exotic Reptile Encounters. Reptile encounters up close and personal in a safe and structured environment. Close Encounters Wildlife Edventures along with Sierra Nevada Academy of Kindred Ectotherm’s, SNAKE, presents a hands-on, family friendly hour of educational highlights on exotic and indigenous reptiles with gently acclimated herpetological ambassadors. June 11, 4-4:45 p.m. Colin Ross Duo. Local musicians explore the rich history, culture and diversity of American Traditional music on an astounding array of musical instruments. June 18 and 25, 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.

NLTRA seeks marketing committee members

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association is accepting applications for two open seats on the association’s marketing committee.

Appointments will be made based on marketing experience, type of business the member is affiliated with and the portion of North Tahoe the member represents. One term goes through December 2014, the other through December 2015. Once terms expire, committee members can reapply for a new three-year term.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association by June 20, via email at or by mail at Attention: Marketing Committee Application, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, P.O. Box 5459, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

The marketing committee is one of six North Lake Tahoe Resort Association committees. Other committees are dedicated to infrastructure, transportation, finance, and advising the Chamber of Commerce. Committee membership includes North Lake Tahoe Resort Association board members as well as community members.

Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek

The Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek is open every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Located in the corral at the Tunnel Creek Station in Incline Village, this weekly market features farm-fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, fresh flowers, gourmet meats, hand-crafted artisans, sweets and treats and more. This is the second summer that Lake Tahoe Markets has brought this community event to the North Shore. For more information and the entire Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Market schedule visit

Tahoe Treasures Tour with Tea And Tapas

The AAUW (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada) will present its second annual Tahoe Treasures Tour — a self-guided tour of some of Incline Village’s most interesting homes, gardens and art collections — on Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Among the six venues is a spectacular lakefront garden; a creatively decorated home with fantastic lake views; a mountain-style home with a peaceful garden and a unique art collection; and the Holman Arts and Media Center, an inspiring environment where the creative process is at work in its galleries, labs and studios. Tea and tapas will be served in the lakefront garden of the famous chateau known as the Castle on Lake Tahoe, and there can you shop the Tahoe Treasures boutique and purchase raffle tickets for valuable prizes.

Tickets are $35, available at The Potlatch, 930 Tahoe Blvd., Raley’s Center, Incline Village or mail your check to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, PO Box 5465, Incline Village, NV 89450.

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