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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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State of the Lake Presentation

Aug. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Join the annual State of the Lake event with Dr. Geoff Schladow presenting the most important factors that affected lake health last year at a public presentation at 6 p.m. (no-host bar begins at 5:30 p.m.).

The report includes changes in Lake Tahoe’s water quality and ecology, as well as the examination of the long-term trends at Tahoe. Dr. Schladow’s presentation will cover new clarity data, present developments occurring in the lake’s nearshore regions, and review how Lake Tahoe is being affected by the current drought.

A $5 donation is suggested for this event.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566 or visit

Scholarship offered for Republican woman

The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The annual scholarship of $2,000 is available to an undergraduate registered Republican woman majoring in political science, communication, or directed toward law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, resident of the State of California, who has completed two years of college. Deadline is Aug. 15. Visit or call Rosalia 760-489-1407 for an application.

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. Aug. 14 and 28, 4-5 p.m. Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13; Aug. 14, Tahoe Environmental Research Center: Geology; Aug. 28: Ranger Hill from Bartley Ranch. Aug. 14, 6 p.m., author James D. McFarlin, “Cyber Warfare Today.” What cyber threats do we face in the U.S.? Are we under cyber-attack? Noted thought leader, author, mentor, and popular speaker will present trends in cyber warfare, with Q and A to follow. McFarlin is a former Air Force officer, spent his career in computer technology and held executive and CEO positions at high-tech firms in Silicon Valley. Visit Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. Aug. 20, 4-4:45 p.m. End of Summer Reading Program Party. Celebrate all of the reading you’ve done this summer with stories, crafts, and refreshments.

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

Jewish Center to host Entebbe speaker

On Sunday, Aug. 17, the Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe will host an evening with Sassy Reuven, veteran of the Israel Defense Special Operation Forces, story about the raid on Entebbe and hostage rescue.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., with VIP cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Sassy Reuven at 6 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 1898 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

During the terror-filled years of 1973-1976 Sassy served in the IDF’s elite “Red Beret” paratrooper unit. In July of 1976, Sassy participated in the Entebbe counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission — code named “Operation Thunderbolt” — flying thousands of miles over enemy territory to rescue Jewish hostages held by terrorists in Uganda. Sassy will share his experience step-by-step. Limited seating available, RSVP required. Visit or call 530-314-7677 to reserve your seat.

Build trail for wheels, hooves and feet

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) annual Tahoe Rim Trail Back Country Camps will be held at the Marlette Peak Campground Aug. 16 and 17.

Meet new people, work up a sweat, and enjoy a few nights under the stars. At this year’s camp the TRTA aims to reconstruct the Marlette Peak Trail to reopen it for equestrians and mountain bikers. Camp out, work hard, and enjoy food prepared by camp chefs. TRTA seeks volunteers to assist with widening tread, clearing brush and building rock retaining walls. Camps need kitchen volunteers also. All skill levels welcome — no prior experience necessary. To join, register at, email amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492.

Beach to Peaks winter preview

The Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA) will present the 4th Annual “Beach to Peaks Winter Preview” Aug. 17 during the Concerts at Commons Beach with the Dead Winter Carpenters. Concert goers will be able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming snow sports season as Tahoe’s top ski resorts pitch their tents at the world’s only winter expo show held on a beach.

Take your picnic basket, blanket and low chairs. “Beach to Peaks” starts at 3 p.m. and the concert runs 4-7 p.m.

Visit, or call 530-583-3348.

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

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.

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