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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.

‘Seussical the Musical’

You are invited to Seussical the Musical at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Club kids have been preparing for two weeks to wow you with their rendition of the fun Seuss show. Join the Club for the premiere Friday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. or for a matinee showing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $2 for kids and $4 for adults. BGCNLT is located at 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Questions? Call us at 530-546-4324.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two– and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends creative interests with her love for nature. All Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Aug. 21 for a staff development day. The Library Board of Trustees approved the closure at its July 16, 2014 meeting. Book drops will be available. Normal operating hours will resume Friday, Aug. 22. Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Pioneer History Brought To Life. Join author Mary Jo Sonntag for storytelling and readings from “Write, If You Live to Get There.” The Phillips family’s story of westward migration is told through a collection of letters detailing life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Co-sponsored by the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society. Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m. Animals of the World with Wildthings Inc. Nonprofit wildlife rescue center providing live animal ambassadors from five different continents including a kangaroo. An engaging fun filled educational program appropriate for all ages that will feature mammals, birds, and reptiles. Aug. 28, 4-5 p.m. Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13, Ranger Hill from Bartley Ranch.

For more information on our locations and hours, please contact us at 775-327-8300 or visit us online at

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

ARC in the Park

ARC in the Park is an all-day festival slated for Sept. 7 at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater featuring seven Tahoe bands including Sneaky Creatures, Coburn Station, Lost Whiskey Engine, Truckee Tribe, Angele and Wild Woods, The Crawlers, special guests Kylan Johnson and Aaron Oropeza, and more to be announced.

There will be local food trucks and performing artists, including the amazing alumni of the Adventure Risk Challenge program.

Tickets and info are available at Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. All proceeds to Adventure Risk Challenge programming.

Find ARC in the Park Tahoe at

Now in its 11th year working in the Truckee/Tahoe community, Adventure Risk Challenge is a local Leadership and Literacy Program that helps at-risk and low-income students achieve success in school and in life through outdoor pursuits and reflective writing studies.

What makes ARC unique is our combination of wilderness to academics, our year-round mentoring program that continues working with our alumni through college graduation, and the diverse population of students we serve.

Visit for more information and photos/videos.

Sail in to How To Talk Like A Pirate presentation

In preparation for International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host a “How To Talk Like A Pirate” presentation by Tahoe resident Roger Huff, author of “Captain Bucko’s Nauti-Words Handbook,” “Galley Slave Cookbook,” “Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoe” and “Tales & Towns Along the Truckee” Sept. 14, 2 p.m. in the Gatekeeper’s Cabin Museum, Tahoe City.

Salty dogs and pollywogs alike will enjoy learning about odd maritime terms and everyday expressions with nautical roots; and will soon sound like Swashbucklers even if they don’t know a halyard from a hawsepipe. If you are curious about the origins of terms like galley, head, over the barrel, and scuttlebutt; or if your pirate vocabulary consists of “Arrrh,” you really need to attend this fun presentation.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

For any questions and directions call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through

Virtual academy

Nevada Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, online public school, serving students in grades K-12 across Nevada. Students attend school full-time online, and use the Internet to access the engaging, award-winning K-12 curriculum. A public school choice, Nevada Virtual Academy gives parents and families the opportunity to maximize their success with individualized learning.

Nevada Virtual Academy teachers provide a child-centered learning experience, offering instruction and support, one-on-one guidance, and regular interaction with students and parents via an online classroom, email, phone or face-to-face meetings. The virtual classroom platform includes online and offline coursework with an array of textbooks, CDs, videos and hands-on materials. Learn more at

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

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