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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w's: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Mark Twain Discovers Lake Tahoe

Bob Stewart, co-author of the award-winning book "The Gold Rush Letters," will hold forth at The Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall at 760 Mays, Incline Village, on May 10.

"Mark Twain Discovers Lake Tahoe" will be a conversation about the people and events that led Sam Clemens to Tahoe. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the conversation begins at 7 p.m.

Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita's or the Village Deli. Tickets $15. For reservations call 775-833-1835 or email mcavoylayne@gmail.com.

Kids for Conservation Festival

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Monday, May 12, 4-6 p.m., free event, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

Celebrate a kids-only Earth Day with earth friendly, educational activities at the annual Kids for Conservation Festival for children ages 3-10 with hands-on projects linked to understanding ecology, conservation and the Tahoe environment. Area groups presenting include the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, U.C. Davis' Tahoe Environmental Research Center, I.V.G.I.D. Waste Not, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, and many others. Susie Scoops will serve the "edible aquifer" ice cream! Presented by IVGID Waste Not and UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

Republican Women Governor's mansion fundraiser

Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women invite you to the fourth annual fundraiser at the Governor's mansion, 606 Mountain St., Carson City, on Tuesday, May 13, 5-8 p.m. The cost of dinner is 50 per person, with tables of 10 available for $450. Speaker will be President, National Security Forum of Northern Nevada Dr. Tyrus W. Cobb. Proceeds will go toward college scholarships for local high school students. Your check is your reservation: Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women, PO Box 3009, Incline Village, NV 89450.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Watercolors by Jeane Ryan. May 24-June 6, primary early voting. June 1-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. May 8, 6:30 p.m., Sierra Stories with Gary Noy. Noy will present an illustrated lecture on stories of Sierra Nevada history, based upon material from his book "Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues." May 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe. May 14 and 21, 4-4:45 p.m., Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts. May 16, 2-4 p.m., Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs.

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

Artist's sale

The Incline Village studio/gallery of renowned Lake Tahoe artist Joyce L. Major is going out of business. Joyce is moving to Hawaii where she will begin painting tropical art. Joyce moved to the Tahoe area in 2000. She began studying watercolors and selling her work in galleries and art shows in 2004. Her work has been exhibited for sale in the Nevada Museum of Art gift shop, Vrooman's Galleries in Truckee, The Hyatt Regency shop in Incline, North Tahoe Artsm, Tahoe Art League in South Lake and more.

All of the art in her studio/gallery at Tahoe Art & Gifts in Incline Village will sell for 50 percent off until she leaves Tahoe on May 17. Visit Joyce at Tahoe Art & Gifts, 923 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village or at http://www.joycemajor.com. For more information call 801-413-9697.

Swing into Spring with Kid & Horses

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting its first annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the beautiful Championship Golf Course in Incline Village. Fun and prizes with Shotgun Start at 11 a.m., four-person scramble format. Cost is $125 per player. Kids & Horses has helped special needs children and adults since 1999. Equine therapy is highly effective for the increasing number of children on the Autism Spectrum and for Down Syndrome children. It is effective because the therapy horses are not just exercise machines. Mature horses bond with their rider regardless of the child's cognitive, verbal or physical skill levels. Incline High School special needs students are enthusiastic participants in the program.

Be a sponsor, from Title Sponsor at $20,000 to Hole Sponsor at $250, your support is truly appreciated.

Player and sponsor signup on http://www.kidsandhorses.org or contact Gary Berge at 925-640-2581or GaryBerge21@gmail.com or Doug Brimm at 775-745-3511 or dougbrimm@yahoo.com.