MAY 2017

Seniors can enjoy a wide array of activities and social events during the year. Subscribe to the Senior Moments email newsletter, check the online calendar or pick up flyers in the Rec Center foyer to see what fun events are coming up. 

To register, or for more information on any of our Senior Programs, please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Check out local Senior Clubs: Incliners & IVCB Veterans Club

55+ Senior Transportation Program: Scheduled & On Demand

Catch a ride with the 55+ Senior Transportation Program! The suggested roundtrip minimum donation per senior (55+) rider is $5.00.  All reservation requests can be made by contacting the Recreation Counter at (775) 832-1310 and require a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. 

Special request “On-Demand” Transportation is available for a fee of $30 per senior (55+) rider.  Fee includes same day roundtrip transportation and one half hour at the destination.  An additional fee of $5 will be charged for each additional half hour.  Requests must be made Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, 72 hours prior to the travel date and time.  Approval for On Demand requests will be made within 24 hours following the request and are subject to driver and vehicle availability. 

Reno – May 2, 16 & 30
Carson City – May 9 & 23

Local (IV/CB/KB) – May 3, 10, 24 & 31
Truckee/Local – May 17                                                                                 

Conversation Cafe

Conversation Café– Ongoing every Thursday, 10:00am-11:15am     
Meet at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd for the next Conversation Café. Lively discussion, interesting people & good food make this the most talked about senior activity in the Village! A nutritious continental breakfast is served for $2.00 per person. Breakfast scholarships are available. Call (775) 832-1302. Don’t forget to bring your topic ideas! Do you have a Conversation Café topic for the group?  If so, please contact IVGID Senior Programs at (775) 832-1310 or email ideas to Please note- Participant suggested topics are subject to change.

Upcoming May Topics:

  • May 11: The ever-changing interpretation of feminism

  • May 18: Current Events

  • May 23:  What does Freedom represent to you?

55+ Hiking Series

Join IVGID Senior Programs every Tuesday for guided hikes to beautiful Lake Tahoe locations.  Bring water, lunch, & sunscreen (camera and hiking poles optional).  Wear appropriate shoes and clothing and meet at the Recreation Center lobby at 8:45am.

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm *(some hikes require more/less time).

Fee: $13, $10 w/IVGID Pass

Location: Meet at the Recreation Center Lobby at 8:45am

Our 2017 Hikes:

May 2: Legacy Trail
May 9: Thomas Creek
May 16: Jones-White Trail
May 23: Slaughterhouse Canyon
May 30: Paige Meadows
June 6: Sagehen Creek
June 13: Van Sickle Connector Trail
June 20: Angora Lakes
June 27: Echo Lake + $14 boat ride one-way
July 11: Rubicon Trail #1
July 18: Round Lake
July 25: Barker Pass
Aug 1: Mt. Judah
Aug 8: Azalea, Flora, & Angela Lakes
Aug 15: Upper Galena Falls
Aug 22: Tahoe Donner Trails
Aug 29: Spooner Summit (right side)
Sept 5: Dardanelles
Sept 12: Lake Winnemucca
Sept 19: Ellis Peak
Sept 26: Rubicon Trail # 2
Oct 3: Spooner Summit
Oct 10: Incline Flume Trail
Oct 17: Snow Valley Peak
Oct 24: Sugar Pine Pt State Park
Oct 31: TBD

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Trips, Tours & Adventures!

Amador Winery Trip

Bring a friend and explore the extensive wine region of Amador County! Sample wines from 4-5 wineries and enjoy a no-host lunch in a beautiful spring setting. Many of these wineries offer free tasting, however, some may charge a nominal fee and apply it to a purchase.

Day/Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: $37, $30 w/IVGID Pass

Reno Rodeo

Dust off your boots and join IVGID Senior Programs for an evening of local western fun! Watch classic rodeo events including bareback riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Meet at the Recreation Center at 4:45pm. Vendors, craft booths and no host dinner available on site.

Day/Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 10:30pm
Fee: $42, $35 w/IVGID Pass

V & T Railroad Ride & Tour

Travel from Carson City to Virginia City using century old, ornate, open and closed passenger cars- powered by a hard working steam locomotive. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is the most famous of all American Short Line railroads. Construction began in 1869 and in the ensuing 74 years, the busy mountain railroad hauled millions of dollars in gold and silver ore from the mines deep below Virginia City. Explore the historic town and with all its shops, restaurants, sites, and history! 

Day/Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fee: $75, $60 w/IVGID Pass

International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City

Camels, ostriches and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else. Join the fun at the 55th anniversary of this event in historic Virginia City. Enjoy the VIP experience with tented seating, plenty of shaded tables and a BBQ buffet with a drink!

Day/Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Fee: $75, $60 w/IVGID Pass

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Bowling Nights

IVGID Senior Programs wants YOU for some friendly competition at Bowl Incline! No experience necessary. Teams are randomly formed each week to play 2 games. Be prepared to have fun and get some exercise too!

Days/Dates: Wednesdays, April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th, and August 9th, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm

Fee: $17, $14 w/IVGID Pass

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine & Cheese Socials

These moderate, 1-mile, paved road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout are offered in collaboration with the National Forest Service.  Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Transportation, wine, cheese and snacks are provided. Sign up and enjoy the views, friends, refreshments and fun!  If you would like to participate, but are unable to hike either or both ways, you may ride the van and join the group to enjoy the views and the fun!  Meet at the Recreation Center at 4:30pm for prompt departure at 5:00pm.

Fee: $17, $14 w/IVGID Pass


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - The Flower Moon 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - The Strawberry Moon 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - The Buck Moon 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - The Sturgeon Moon
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017 - The Harvest Moon

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Beach Bocce Ball Sunset Socials

Join players at Ski Beach for bocce ball, wine, music, light appetizers and fun. Open to all adults and seniors (21+). Stay afterwards for the optional post-Bocce BBQ. Hot coals provided. Please bring a grill item, side dish to share, your favorite beverage and personal picnic supplies! Valid Beach Access
IVGID Pass or Recreation Punch Card required for beach access.

Days/Dates: Wednesdays, May 31 - August 30, 2017 

Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm (BBQ 5:30 - til dusk!)

Fee: $17, $14 w/IVGID Pass (per week)

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

AARP Safe Driver Course

Find out how to adjust your driving to age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time in this AARP course. Course completion will result in insurance discounts from all Nevada based insurance companies (discounts vary by individual insurance carriers and may be based on insured’s driving record).

Dates: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 OR Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd.

Fees: AARP Members $15, $20 for Non-AARP Members (Pay at the door at Aspen Grove)

To pre-register please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.  Pre-register with the link at the top of the page!

Digital Photography Club

Learn how to get the most out of the latest technology used in digital photography!  Participant-driven agendas, instructions and activities may include: Regional field trips for photo shoots, step by step instructions on the use of your camera, artistic techniques, technical tricks, photo enhancing options, and basic editing.  Weekly focus areas and interesting presenters share their knowledge, skills and creative tips.  Bring samples of your work to share!

Digital Photography Club - **Note: Meeting dates have moved from the 2nd Thursdays of the month to WEDNESDAYS**.  Join us for one of our regular club meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore. Please bring recent photos, either digital or prints, to share and discuss with the group, and any questions you might have.  Discussion led by Jim Markle. Dessert is available for a suggested donation of $1.00.  See you there! 

Upcoming May meeting:  Wednesday, May 10

Day/Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Fee: FREE -  Dessert is available for a suggested donation of $1.00. (field trips & special workshops may require fee) 
Location: Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd.

Digital Photo Shoot Field Trip Schedule:

May – Tahoe City Lupins
June 6 – Sagehen Creek Sr. Hike or Fallen Leaf Lake
July – Bodie (tentative) or
August – Sand Harbor Sunset or Moonlight Hike
September 12 – Lake Winnemucca

The Incliners

IVGID’s first senior program provides social and educational opportunities for seniors 49+. The club meets at the Chateau from 5:30pm-9:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. For this month's newsletter, download here.                

  • Potluck in May - Tuesday, May 2                
  • May Catered Dinner - Tuesday, May 16    
  • Theme: Western

Reservations are required for the catered dinner! Reserve your space by calling Lettie Miller, Reservations Chairman, at (775) 277-0801, or mail a check - made payable to Incliners – to PO Box 3244, Incline Village, NV 89450.  For Incliner membership information contact Membership Chair, Joan Papazian, (508) 380-7014 or via email: - Membership is $20 per person, per year. Dues may be mailed to PO Box 3244, IV, NV 89450. Please mark DUES on the envelope.

The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club

The IV/CB Veterans Club monthly general membership meeting is Friday, May 26, at 3pm at the Recreation Center.  Club dues are $30 per year and includes monthly lunches. Non-members are asked to pay $7 for lunch. 

Fitness at the Incline Village Recreation Center – 55+ Classes

Please pick up an up to date weekly 55+ Fitness Schedule in the Recreation Center Foyer or download here.

Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Incline Village Library Senior Events

Lifescapes: First and Third Fridays @ 2 - 4pm.  Writing program where Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

Food for Fines at the Library:  Helping to Feed the Hungry

Washoe County Library System is proud to partner with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project Mana for the annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event.  Patrons can bring in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item.  (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials).  Everyone is welcome to participate in this food drive that has delivered thousands of pounds of food each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Experts Wanted! Many of the Senior Programs’ successes can be attributed to the utilization of peer volunteers who help facilitate, instruct or create our Senior Programs. Do you have a talent, skill, special interest or hobby that you would like to share with others? Would you like to help make your community an even better place to live by sharing your special talents? Contact us by phone at (775) 832-1310 or by email at and get involved today!

Nevada SMP – Senior Medicare Patrol – Help Blow the Whistle on Medicare Fraud!  Are you a senior or caregiver that would like to know more about Medicare and healthcare fraud, errors and abuse? Especially how to recognize it and how to report it? Or maybe you would like to know more about how to protect yourself, your parents or other family members. We are looking for volunteers throughout Nevada that are interested in becoming presenters, and/or one-on-one counselors. The SMP’s primary mission is educating Nevada’s Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of Medicare and healthcare fraud, how to protect their personal information, and how to report any suspected fraud, errors, or abuse.  Training is provided, and is available both in-person and online. Volunteers may be asked to travel locally, and mileage reimbursement is provided, dependent on grant funding.  If you are interested, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-838-7305 or  Whether you are interested in volunteering or would like to report suspected fraud, errors, or abuse, please call us!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Be a Reading Mentor at Incline Middle School! You can make a difference in the life of a child! Invest 30 minutes a week to read with a student on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 11:54am – 12:24pm. Contact Liz Harrell at or (775) 832-4220.