North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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Star Follies will shine at Cal Neva

In its 14th year, the choreographers of Incline Village’s March 22-23 Star Follies promise something new this year. Inspiration for past numbers came from across the cultural landscape — Broadway show tunes, Fox’s hit “Glee,” “Saturday Night Live” and Disney movies.

Without tipping their hat, choreographers concede the crowd will recognize a few of 2013’s numbers from behind YouTube’s red and white “play” button. Follies annually puts community members and Incline High, Middle and Elementary students on stage at the Cal Neva to raise money for Incline’s public schools, drawing residents to see their neighbors impress — or ham it up. Catch the rising stars at the 14th annual Incline Star Follies, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., March 22-23 at the Cal Neva Resort – Frank Sinatra showroom. Tickets area available at the Potlatch in Raley’s Center, call 775-833-2485. Cash or check accepted. Student tickets (K-12) are $10. Adult tickets start at $10, with additional price levels at $20, $25, $35, and $50.

The I.V. Network: It Takes a Village

When people get together, good things can happen. The I.V. Network is a community organization increasing communication and collaboration through monthly socials. A network of residents, business owners, churches, outreach groups, nonprofits, recreation, college students, and governing agents can help achieve personal and community goals.

Each month, the I.V. Network meets in a new location promoting local places and services. On Sunday, March 24, Azzara’s Italian Restaurant will host the I.V. Network from 6-8 p.m. It’s free to participate and all are encouraged to join. Check out the network, establish local relationships, and strengthen strategic alliances that can improve the village. Contact Matthew Dent at for more information.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Pottery from students in the Fine Arts Department of Sierra Nevada College. Wednesday, April, 3, 10 and 24, 4-4:45 p.m. Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts! Friday, April 5 and 19, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memories. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System (WCLS), Osher Life long Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Dept. of English, UNR. Saturday, April 13, 4-5 p.m. Amelia Bedelia Reception. Bedelia is well known by beginning readers for getting into trouble because she is very literal-minded. Enjoy her antics as she “changes” the towels and “dusts” the furniture. Families of all ages welcome. One free book per family while supplies last. Wednesday, April 17, 4-4:45 p.m. Bruka’s Theatre “Snow White.” Bruka proudly presents “Snow White,” investigating the original story and how it was handed down by word-of-mouth from generation to generation until the Brothers Grimm recorded it in the late 1800s. Experience this live and always hilarious theatre performance incorporating physical theatrics, improvisation, and audience interaction. Friday, April 19, 7-8 p.m. Terry Jones will speak about his book “On Innovation.” Jones, the founder and former CEO of, Chairman of and CIO of Sabre, Inc. has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry. This program is offered in conjunction with National Library Week and is sponsored by the Tahoe Library Coalition. Saturday, April 20, 3-4 p.m. Extreme Sports. Professional athletes will talk about their experiences and explain what it takes to get into their particular sport. This program is offered in conjunction with National Library Week and is sponsored by the Tahoe Library Coalition. April 21-27, National Volunteer Week “Celebrating People in Action.” National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. A big “thank you” to the dedicated volunteers at the Incline Village Library who work many hours to support the services of the library. Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m. Meal Planning Workshop. Alea Milham, author of “Premeditated Leftovers,” editor of Saving in Nevada and will teach this two-hour workshop. Learn how meal planning can transform your grocery budget, reduce the time you spend in the kitchen, and get tips for healthy, delicious meals. For more information about library programs and hours visit Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130,

Win a New Subaru

How would you like to win a new 2013 Subaru Impreza at the Tahoe Biltmore? Sign up for a players’ club card and start earning tickets to win whether playing slots or table games. There will be weekly Saturday drawings of $500 in free slot play. All tickets will be entered into the drawing drum for the car giveaway. The brand new 2013 Subaru Impreza will be given away on Saturday, April 6.

The more you play, the better chance you have to win. For more information, drop by the Players Club/Cage at the Tahoe Biltmore or call the Marketing Hotline at 775-833-6739.

Forget First Chair, Catch Last Tracks

Take part in Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks, every Saturday afternoon through the end of the ski season. While skiers and boarders are known for lining up to catch the first chair of the day, riders at Diamond Peak take advantage of a late-day lift ticket price of just $29 that includes two hours of skiing before taking the last chair up to Snowflake Lodge for incredible views, wine, appetizers and one final run down a freshly groomed trail. Last Tracks is Diamond Peak’s signature event — no other resort provides the Last Tracks experience, complete with views of Lake Tahoe.

Make Last Tracks reservations at or guest services. In addition, private Last Tracks events are also available for groups looking for a one-of-a-kind slope-side experience. Find more information online or call 775-832-1235.

For more information about Diamond Peak visit or call 775-832-1177.

Join the Knitters Guild

The Knitters Guild meets 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in the library of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Members knit and crochet warm clothing and blankets for needy families in the North Lake Tahoe area. Anyone with basic knitting or crocheting skills is welcome to attend and plenty of supplies are available. For information call Peggy Harrison at 775-831-9402.

Youth Advisory Council Meetings

The YAC addresses issues of education, employment, recreation, youth development, volunteerism and leadership. They are responsible for fun programs, events and initiatives that promote positive youth development and involvement in schools, communities and governments. This is a great way to get involved in the community and develop your job and college applications. There is free pizza each meeting and you are encouraged to bring friends. Also, please follow them on Facebook for updates. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Call 775-832-1310 or check out for information.

Rotary Club of Incline Village Meets Weekly

Rotary Club of Incline Village, meets Mondays at noon, Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way. Contact President Gary Finch at 775-831-7813.

Homework Help Club Tutors Needed

Tahoe Family Solutions’ Homework Help Club offers free after-school homework assistance to students in first through third grade. They are looking for volunteers to commit to helping these students one day a week to achieve their reading, math and homework goals. Homework Help Club is offered at the Elementary School on weekdays from 3-4:15 p.m. (2:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). Contact Sharon Silva at 775-298-0201 or e-mail if you are interested in becoming a part of this positive change in your community.

Incline Middle School Reading Volunteers Needed

Incline Middle School, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:54 a.m.-12:24 p.m. Incline Middle School is looking for community volunteers to read one on one with students one day a week. For information call 775-832-4220.

Veteran of the Month Program

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the Veteran of the Month award to recognize Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support the veteran and military communities. Governor Sandoval and Director Cage will sign each certificate and the award will be presented to the recipient each month at a presentation ceremony.

The guidelines and a nomination application can be downloaded from the NOVS website at and can be sent to the NOVS office in Reno. Everyone is encouraged to send nominations for consideration.

NOVS is responsible for the administration of two State Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, a State Veterans Home and a State-wide Veterans Service Officer program. NOVS is instrumental in connecting Nevada’s veterans and their families with benefits and assistance from both the State and Federal government. For more information, call 866-630-VETS or visit

Local Artists and Collectors Wanted at Incline Library

Local artists and collectors interested in displaying collections at the Incline Village Library are needed. The Incline Village Library is looking for artwork and collections to display on the library’s four wall spaces and two glass cases in bi-monthly exhibits. For details about how to show your work or collection at the Incline Village Library, please contact Art Display Coordinator Molly O’Day at 775-832-4130, noon-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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