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The Local Lens – Summer Bucket List

August 10, 2022 | Linda Offerdahl

LET’S TALK TURKEY…says Sierra Community House. They need donations NOW in order to supply an estimated 700 turkeys at Thanksgiving. They are one of many local nonprofits that need your help earlier this year. Rotary has a Food Drive for the Gospel Mission: drop off non-perishables at the Rec Center lobby.  August is a time for FUN and fundraising with Tahoe Family Solutions…Shabby Chic on August 23 and PEO’s Taste of Incline on August 25.  I’m probably forgetting something, so check the calendar, regularly, at IVCBA.org!

MY SUMMER VACATION… in Minnesota was great. Lots of family, lots of hot humid weather. Glad to be back in Incline! Even I am having trouble keeping up with all the nonprofit and cultural events. The 2022 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor is still going strong. DON’T miss the Monday night concert series at Sand Harbor. Yes, I do have FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I am probably the only one who is missing the Queen concert on the 15th because I forgot to get tickets on time. Yikes!

I am crossing several things off my summer bucket list this weekend…

  • It’s Mama Mia for me on Friday night! Yes, I will be wearing 80’s attire, but not the pink Tina Turner wig I wore at the RJO concert. 
  • Swimming in Lake Tahoe and the Burnt Cedar pool with my grandnephew Elliott
  • Renting a boat from Action Water Sports to have brunch at Garwoods
  • Golfing too! 

Looking for a place to walk without the hassle of parking at the East Shore Trail? Try the Earth Walk, thanks to Jacquie Chandler of Sustainable Tahoe. The Earth Walk starts behind the Visitor Center (check out the Washoe shelter that looks like a tepee first)  through the forest that loops around the IVGID Tennis Center. And who knew they have a gazillion tennis courts back there, for Pickle Ball too!  Did I mention the frisbee golf course that goes through this beautiful part of our Village? The bicycle pump park and the bocce ball court by the Rec Center are good reasons to park at the Rec Center and just stay outside. 

DID YOU KNOW there’s a magic show at the Hyatt? Alex Ramon, from Magic Castle in LA, has a show on Saturdays at 6pm. It’s a teaser for his late show at Harrah’s where he has the venue to really show off his talent.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS: IVGID is holding a series of meetings around proposed projects such as the effluent storage tank, the dog park, bike park, and the Rec Center expansion on August 16. IVGID does have calendars on their website, so does IVCBA. But if it’s community meetings you are looking for, go to IVCB Community 1st website. They have a definitive list of meetings related to government and agencies. Thank you Sara Schmitz and Diane Heirschberg!

I’m off to Raleys to stock up for my family coming this weekend!

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