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Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

An Evening with Mark Twain

Relive Mark Twainand#8217;s western experience as portrayed in and#8220;Roughing Itand#8221; by the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne. Featuring and#8220;1601and#8221; a ribald fireside conversation that will make a cast iron dog laugh, Aug. 12. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets: Adults $24.99, seniors $19.99 and students $9.99. Buy your tickets at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.

Upcoming Events at Vista Gallery

Aug. 12-13: Wooden boat paintings of Janne Matter in honor of the Lake Tahoe Concours dand#8217;Elegance.

Sept. 3: Good-bye party and show for Tony Spiker, photographer and owner of Vista Gallery. Say good-bye before Tony leaves on deployment to the Middle East.

Vista Gallery and Framing is located at 7081 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Call 530-546-7794 or visit http://www.vistagallery.com.

Music on the Beach

Fridays through Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Get your beach chairs and dancinand#8217; shoes ready for some great music in Kings Beach. Plan on spending Friday nights in Kings Beach all summer long at the free concerts on the beach!

Aug. 12: TinMan, presented by Taneva Auto Parts

Aug. 19: Planet Jam, presented by Tahoe Daveand#8217;s Skiand#8217;s and Boards

Arts and Craft in Truckee

Truckee will be teeming with art and activity during the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival, Aug. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchantand#8217;s Association, this free event welcomes visitors to browse and shop among the original work of artists and crafters from across the western United States showcasing their handcrafted creations including photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and more.

For more information contact the Truckee Downtown Merchantand#8217;s Association at 530-587-3161 or Pacific Fine Arts at 209-267-4394, or visit http://www.pacificfinearts.com.

The Robert Cray Band

Grammy award-winning Cray makes a stop at Tahoe Donner on his North American and European summer tour, driving range next to Trout Creek Recreation Center, Truckee, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$45. Call 530-587-9426 or visit http://www.tahoedonner.com.

Eppic Studios grand opening

Eppic Studios is celebrating the Grand Opening of thier new video production studio Aug. 15. Celebrate with wine, cheese, and a toast and ribbon cutting with the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. at 799 Southwood Blvd., Unit 3, Village Center, lower level, Incline Village, Nev.

Eppic Studios is a media production company that provides marketing, mobile media, and motion picture production services. Eppic Studios provides complete marketing packages, video production, post-production services, and mobile media / QR Code marketing services.

Although the new production studio is under renovation, they are available for out-of-office consultations at a location of your choice. Additionally, all are welcome to stop by and view the progress, ask questions, and receive more information about services. Visit http://www.NorthTahoeVideo.com or http://www.EppicTV.comfor more information.

Gathering of the GarWoods

Obexerand#8217;s Boat Company, the oldest marina on Lake Tahoe and headquartered in Homewood, hosts the and#8220;Gathering of the GarWoods Boat Showand#8221; Monday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Chamber to host going green workshop

As part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Economic Development Corporation is hosting a and#8220;Grow the Green by Going Greenand#8221; Workshop Thursday, Aug. 18, noon-1:30 p.m., at the Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 15.

Attendees will learn about what it means to be green and how to grow your business by being green. Theyand#8217;ll also explore green marketing techniques, including sustainability efforts and cost-effective social media to target new and existing customers. The class takeaway is a basic toolkit of checklists and resources to get started.

The cost is $55 per person (payable in advance by mail or credit card), and participants need to bring their own lunch. To register, call the Sierra Economic Development Corporation at 530-823-4703 or e-mail info@sedcorp.biz.

This class will also be repeated Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Tahoe City Public Utility District and Thursday, Oct. 20 at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista.

Tahoe Maritime Museum Family Day:

Nautical Knots!

The Tahoe Maritime Museum will host Family Day: Nautical Knots! Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone will have a chance to make his or her own nautical knot bracelet.

Cost is $3 per knot tying kit along with regular admission. Education Specialist Cory Moffat will teach each participant how to make his or her bracelet along with other knots. There will other fun and educational activities available as well.

All proceeds go to continuing the growth of the education program at the Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, across from the Homewood High and Dry Marina. For more information call 530-525-9253, ext. 100 or e-mail info@tahoemaritime.org. Regular admission is $5 for adults, members and children 12 and under are free.

Call to Artists

TDRPD Juried Art Exhibit and#8220;Everyday Objectsand#8221;

The Truckee Public Art Commission invites local artists to submit applications for the upcoming juried autumn art exhibit, with the theme of and#8220;Everyday Objects.and#8221; This exhibit is open to artists 18 years of age or older. Artworks in all media will be considered. The deadline to apply is Sept. 7 by 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on view at the TDRPD Community Center from Oct. 4-Jan. 31, 2012. For more information or to download an application form visit http://www.tdrpd.org.

Big Band Jazz in the Park

Are you and#8220;In the Moodand#8221; for a summer night under Sierra stars on Lake Tahoeand#8217;s magical West Shore? Hear Big Band jazz played at beautiful Sugar Pine Point State Park Friday, Aug. 26, 6-8:30 pm. The Ehrman Mansion and#8220;Pine Lodgeand#8221; is a stunning backdrop on Lake Tahoeand#8217;s shoreline to relax while serenaded by professional musicians.

Gates open for picnics at 5 p.m. on the lakeside of Sugar Pine Point State Park; access from Highway 89 South/West Lake Boulevard. No parking fee after 5 p.m. Bring a low-backed chair to enjoy the music in comfort. Add a blanket or cool-weather gear for crisp Tahoe evenings. Flashlights may be helpful after the show to access your car.

Featuring wines of El Dorado County available for purchase by the glass.

This festive first time event is a fundraiser to benefit the West Shore Association, donations are gladly accepted. California State Parks, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Tahoe City Public Utilities District are contributing to make the evening a success. Visit http://www.TahoeWestShoreAssoc.com.