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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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

Highlander Awards Night

The Highlander Battalion will finish the month by hosting their annual Awards Night. Cadets as well as supporters of the Highlander JROTC program will be recognized at Awards Night for their outstanding efforts. The Highlander Battalion invites the community to attend Awards night in the Incline High School Theater on Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lieutenant Coronel Bart Tragemann at 775-337-7586.

A West African Student’s Perspective on U.S. Higher Education

To be presented by James Nti Omane, Thursday, May 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Learn about the differences between the West African and United Stated higher education systems. James Nti Omane will share his personal circumstances, contrast West African and United States higher educational systems, and explain how his year here will help his future and those of his fellow countrymen in Ghana. Questions will follow the program. James Nti Omane is a third-year University of Ghana student.


An Evening of Wine & Wisdom

A private conversation with Mark Twain McAvoy Layne is the Ghost of Mark Twain Saturday, June 1. “The Trouble Begins at Seven,” Sunshine Deli, 919 Incline Way, Incline Village. Tickets $20, seating limited to 20. Bring the beverage of your choice and order your picnic meal at 775-832-2253. Reservations at 775-833-1835.

Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge And Kick-Off Celebration

Join the TRTA for a kick-off celebration of the inaugural 2013 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge in conjunction with National Trails Day. Hike, mountain bike, ride horseback, snowshoe or ski to complete the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge to benefit TRTA. TRTA registrants can pick up their Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech T-shirt, meet other Trail Challenge participants and hike to one of six 2013 challenge destinations. Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s trail mascot, “McCleod the Marmot,” available for photos, Saturday June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Harrah’s Back Parking Lot. Challenge cost $55 to join as a new Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge members; $85 to join as a Family Member (includes two participants); $20 for current TRTA members and additional family participants. Group rates available. Visit or call 775-298-0012.

Learn Microsoft 2010 at eLearning Café

eLearning Café is offering a six-week course for Microsoft Word 2010, with an overview of Office 2010. Instructor Susan Schnetz will teach the course with a limit of five students. If you have a PC laptop with Office 2010 bring it to class; otherwise one will be provided. Classes will be held at the eLearning Café, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3 (no class on July 10) and last class will be Wednesday, July 17. The cost is $80, RSVP to

UC Davis Tahoe Docent Training

Would you like to become a local expert on research taking place at Lake Tahoe? Attend the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s 2013 Docent Training. Community volunteers are needed to give tours at education centers in Incline Village and Tahoe City. Free training prepares volunteer docents for the Education Team. Snacks will be provided at each session. Copy of the UC Davis Docent Training Manual provided. No prior experience is necessary. First two docent trainings: June 7, 2-5 p.m. and June 8, 9-noon, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. The third training on July 9 starts with a boat ride aboard the UC Davis Research Vessel John LeConte, finishing at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station. Space aboard the boat is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. Attendance at all three training sessions is strongly recommended. RSVP for the training at 775-881-7566 or e-mail

You’re Invited to Afternoon Tea

You are all invited to An Afternoon Tea hosted by the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club on Tuesday, June 11, 3-5 p.m. at the home of Lorri Waldman. The food will be catered by A Catered Affair and the cost is $15 per person. Everyone is to wear a hat and there will be a $50 gift certificate for the prettiest hat. Stacey Cooper, the new principal of Incline High School will be the keynote speaker. Email your reservation to Pat Beadle at or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596 no later than Sunday, June 9.

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station Open House

Join UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) for an Open House at the Tahoe City Field Station (Historic Hatchery) at 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the building, talk to TERC scientists, and learn about Lake Tahoe. Garden clubs and the Red Truck food truck will be on site.

The UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station has evolved from a state fish hatchery to its current function as a field station for UC Davis researchers at Lake Tahoe. The Field Station houses the Eriksson Education Center, native plant demonstration garden, a small laboratory facility, and equipment researchers need to boat on, dive in, and scientifically examine Lake Tahoe.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, take self-guided tours of the Eriksson Education Center, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents on site Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for guided tours and hands-on science activities. Participate in World Water Quality Monitoring, Bird Monitoring, and the USA National Phenology Network project.

The Eriksson Education Center also hosts the Green Thumb Gardening Series every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. beginning June 25 on sustainable gardening in the Tahoe Basin.

The living laboratory and demonstration garden of native plants provide an opportunity to learn about “green” gardening. Volunteer to help develop the native demonstration garden on June 7, June 14, July 8, Aug. 16, or Sept. 9.

For more info: 775-881-7560 ext. 7402,, or visit

Reno Bell Group Prepares for National Performance

Tintabulations, a community handbell ensemble is the first group from Nevada to perform the opening concert at the Handbell National Seminar this July, and they are presenting a series of concerts around the Tahoe / Reno area in preparation and to raise money. June 15, 5 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Episcopal in Incline Village; June 16, 1 p.m., South Reno United Methodist Church; June 17, 7 p.m., at Total Wine and More, Reno (with a beer tasting afterward); and July 18, 7 p.m., at Reno First United Methodist Church (as part of ARTown).

The concert, entitled “Journeys,” will include classical baroque, modern jazz, and quirky Disney tunes. The group has grown to include University of Nevada students, music teachers from Lake Tahoe, working professionals from around the area, and a librarian from Carson City. Tintab has performed with The Reno Pops and Reno Philharmonic, as well as giving concerts throughout Nevada, California, Oregon, Hawaii, and even Disneyland.

National Seminar is a yearly event hosted by Handbell Musicians of America. Ringers from around the country come together for five days of handbell instruction and performances. This summer Tintabulations is joining Bells of the Cascade from Oregon, Timbre from Southern California, and Kirku from Japan as the headlining concerts during the festival. This year’s National Seminar takes place in Portland, Ore., July 24-28.


Parasol to Present The Economy 2013

Learn important trends, insights and explore relevant economic issues from a panel of successful and experienced entrepreneurs in the financial world at Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s free forum Tuesday, June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 958 Incline Way, Incline Village. Panelists include David Hardie, President of Hallador Investment Advisors Inc. and Chairman/Founder of Hallador Energy Company, HNRG(NSD); Robert Holman, Director of iStar Financial, a New York Stock Exchange company; Dean Meiling, former managing director of PIMCO, a renowned fixed income portfolio management powerhouse; Sean Touhey, Vice President at Canterbury Consulting an independent advisory firm advising on more than $12 billion in assets to institutions and families. RSVP to or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184 as space is limited.

Tickets Available 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance

Tickets are now available online for the 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show and all social events in honor of Wooden Boat Week. The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance will celebrate its 41st anniversary Aug. 9-10 at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, Calif., with the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class.

Discounted rates are available when purchased in advance online. Wooden Boat Week social events such as the Opening Night Gala, have limited seating and tend to sell out early. The Foundation suggests purchasing tickets for all such social events in advance to guarantee availability. Visit

Woodie Over the Bottom, Aug. 12, 9 am. This year the Tahoe Yacht Club to present fun time and distance rally and lunch is open to all wooden boat owners. Event at Sugar Pine Point Sate Park Pier. Ticket includes race, two lunch tickets and two drink tickets. No Host Bar and live Music!

Mahogany Magic, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. One last get-together of Wooden Boat Week, lakeside under the stars, starting with the famous “table setting”competition! Bring an appetizer, salad or desert to share and bring a blanket or camp chairs for the slide show at dusk. Free beer and wine. Contact Tahoe Yacht Club for more information at 530-581-4700.

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