North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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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

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

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. 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. Featured artist Jeane Ryan, June 19, 6:30 p.m. Jeane’s work is currently on display. Learn more about her approach to art. Also, catch Jeane in action as the Artist in Residence, June 24-26, noon to 2 p.m.

June 18 and 25, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts! June 20, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs.

Periodical Drive through Aug. 10, help partner to ensure popular magazines are available, just go in and make a selection. For more information visit

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

Free horse health lecture

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association (TDHA) is sponsoring a free, educational talk for all horse owners in Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and Sierra Valley. This free lecture will be given by veterinarian Sadie Myers about vaccinations and worming issues. People are concerned with recent outbreaks of equine diseases and increasing resistance of worms and parasites to medicines currently in use.

Sadie will discuss the importance of vaccines to protect all local horses and will give some alternatives to the routine four times a year worming protocol. It is important horse owners learn about new developments in these areas of horse health care.

The lecture will held at the McIver Rodeo grounds on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. The TDHA will provide hot coffee, tea and cookies. Take your own chair and be prepared for a cool evening. Call or text Barb at 530-412-0780 to RSVP or with your questions.

The TDHA is also preparing an evening program on Fire Evacuation for large animals. Further details will soon be available. This, too, is an extremely important issue for all local horse owners.

You are urged to join the TDHA to actively support all equestrian activities. You do not have to have a horse to join — just a love of horses. Call 530-583-4441 to join. Membership is $25 per person or $35 for a family.

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.

Himalayan High: Dancing With The Mountains

Named the Queen of Everest, Melissa Arnot became the first non-Sherpa woman to summit Mt. Everest five times, setting a world record and stepping into the history books. On Everest when the tragic avalanche occurred, she postponed plans to do the impossible: summit Everest twice from both the north and south sides – a feat only accomplished once before. Instead, she stayed on to help with recovery efforts and then headed out to Denali. On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m. she’ll talk about her death-defying experience at this READ Global fundraiser at the Chateau in Incline Village. For tickets and information visit

Proceeds benefit the AAUW Tahoe Nevada college scholarship fund.

For more information email or phone 775-843-0775.

Summer Food Service Program

The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Nutritious meals will be provided for free at the site and times as follows:

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach; breakfast, 8:15-9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meals provided Monday through Friday from June 16, 2014 through Aug. 29, 2014.

In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information, contact Christin Wilcox, Club chef at 530-546-4324 or

The Nature Grant Cycle

This competitive grant cycle is made possible by TTCF’s Nature Fund and Martis Fund. For 2014, the Nature Grant Cycle will provide more than $100,000 to support projects and organizations that conserve wildlife, land, water and air quality in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions while enhancing opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. This year, organizations may also share their capacity building needs related to their conservation objectives.

Martis Fund resources will be distributed to organizations with projects committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands specifically in Martis Valley or the greater Eastern Placer County region. Organizations with prior, ongoing or upcoming projects may apply for capacity building grants that will strengthen the organization’s ability to pursue those projects.

All applications for 2014 will occur online and proposals will be due June 20, 5 p.m. Visit for guidelines and a link to the online application.

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