Incline Village community briefs: Week of Sept. 28, 2016 |

Incline Village community briefs: Week of Sept. 28, 2016

Studies consistently conclude the best time to learn a second language is during the infant and toddler years. Now you can teach your infant through pre-K child Spanish right here in Incline Village.

Tahoe’s Connection for Familes (TCF) is starting a “Spanish Immersion” class for infants through pre-K. Spanish will be taught through song, stories and fun play. Some of the monthly topics will include: colors, foods, animals, clothes, parts of the body, objects and rooms in the house, feelings, verbs, and numbers.

Parents are encouraged to learn with their children to maximize the benefits from this program. For information on these classes, visit or contact TCF at 775-823-8230.

Tahoeberfest event set for Saturday at Diamond Peak

In celebration of Diamond Peak’s 50th anniversary, a family-friendly “Tahoeberfest” celebration will be held at the Diamond Peak Ski Resort Base Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 6 p.m.

All things Oktoberfest will come alive, including a beer garden, live German Oompah band, food trucks and authentic German bratwurst, kids’ activities, fun competitions and more. Event is free.

Crafters, artists, and nonprofits: Join in the event with a booth. Space is available for $45 to crafters, artists, and local businesses (free for nonprofits), with a pop-up tent included. Call Nayeli at 775-298-0004 for details.

‘Science of Beer’ presentation Oct. 13

Join Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor at UC Davis specializing in beer and brewing, in partnership with local business Alibi Ale Works for a “Science of Beer” presentation Oct. 13 in Incline Village.

Bamforth has been part of the brewing industry for nearly 40 years and is one of its most globally acclaimed scientists. He is in huge demand as a speaker, both within the world of brewing but also outside, and has appeared in venues as diverse as the Smithsonian Institute, BBC, Google and National Public Radio.

He was the star of an award-winning documentary “The Art and Science of Beer” and appeared in the Discovery Channel special “How Beer Saved the World.”

The event takes place from Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center on the campus of Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

Seating is limited. Entry costs $25, which includes beer tasting, and advanced registration is required. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit to learn more.

Umpqua Bank donates $3,500 to Camp Explore

Umpqua Bank’s Charitable Foundation recently announced Community Giving grant recipients to organizations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Nevada focused on education initiatives, youth development and economic opportunity totaling over $311,000.

Locally, the Foundation is awarding a $3,500 grant to the Camp Explore program at Tahoe Family Solutions to help fund their sliding-fee summer camp to provide reduced rate fees to campers to get local youth away from the TV and get outdoors to learn about nature, explore, camp and hike.

Camp Explore provides working parents a safe, educational, enriching and affordable environment for their children. The last camp served over 100 local children and ran for six full weeks.

Visit to learn more about Tahoe Family Solutions. Visit to learn more about Umpqua Bank’s Charitable Foundation.

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