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World Peace Concert

Truckee Tahoe Peace Project is proud to collaborate with Trails and Vistas for the 2014 World Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sand Harbor.

Music, dance and art transcend all cultures and nationalities. Trails & Vistas World Concert, an original blend of award-winning musicians, aerialists and dancers, celebrates the arts with music from around the globe. Featured performers include violinist Scarlet Rivera, flutist Ann Licater, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai drum group, aerialist Tahoe Flow Arts Studio, InnerRthythms Dance Studio, San Jose State University’s Symphony Orchestra, SambaDa, performance painting with Susie Alexander and more. Concert tickets: $23 and up, or 800-747-4697.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Jim Markle’s photographs will include a selection of digital and printed images: “The Loneliest Art,” and “Objects of the Auto Industry.” September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This month the Washoe County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Sept. 5 and 19, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members always welcome. Sept. 10 and 24, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time, children of all ages welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Jim Markle, artist presentation.

Photographs will include digital and printed images, with a series “The Loneliest Art,” a collection of Nevada’s roadside art. “Objects of the Auto Industry” will feature a stylized technique he uses to enhance photographs of vehicles. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130,

Dog Day in the Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 4th annual Dog Day in the Park 2014 is slated for Sept. 7 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free with demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, a barbecue, beer/wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games for children and their pups, plus raffle.

This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500.

This year’s event will include a special leash-cutting, ground-breaking ceremony at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Tahoe Unleashed dog park location.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three tickets for $10 or 35 tickets for $100, and you need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in person, or

All funds raised will help support WARF (Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and the building of a two-acre, fenced off-leash dog park at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Visit or email Pam at

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

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

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

Is there something missing in your life?

Has the Church become irrelevant in your faith journey? Do you, or someone you know and care about, feel disconnected from the Catholic Church? Do you miss the peace and comfort you used to have in your relationship with God through the Church? More than likely, the Catholic Church you left is not the Catholic Church as we know it today. You are invited to come home and take another look at an Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church parish hall, 701 Mt. Rose Highway, Incline Village. See how the Catholic Church has changed. Enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine with Rev. Bill Nadeau along with a small group of people who care about you and your faith journey. No personal sharing is required.

Information Night will be facilitated by Pam and Mike Moreland of St. Francis of Assisi. RSVP to 775-831-3501 or

New shorter class! AARP Safe Driver Course

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center: Meiling Room, 948 Incline Way. Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time in this AARP course. Course completion may result in insurance discounts from Nevada based insurance companies (discounts are determined by individual insurance carrier). The fee for AARP Members: $15 and non-members: $20, with checks made payable to AARP to be collected at the door.

To register call 775-832-1310 or visit Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way.

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

55+ Full Moon Hike: Wine & Cheese Socials

Join moderate one-mile paved hikes to the Crystal Bay Fire Lookout. Times will vary based on moon rising as listed below. Wear warm clothing, take a flashlight and camera. Fee is $16, $11 with IVGID pass. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the hike. Hikes are weather permitting A minimum of five participants must be registered. Meet in the Recreation Center lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. ADA transportation is available for mobility challenged participants upon request.

Sept. 11, The Hunter’s Moon, 6 p.m.; Oct. 9, The Harvest Moon, 5 p.m. Return time: Approximately 2.5 hours after departure time, no later than 10 p.m.

Community Leadership Club Fall 2014

High School students: Meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-noon in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!

Middle School students: Meets on Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Home Ec Room.

Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.

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