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Mark TwainOn the occasion of Mark Twain’s 175th birthday, the Mark Twain Cultural Center will host a celebration and the old boy himself (impersonator McAvoy Layne) will hold forth on the balance of the autobiography that Twain asked be withheld for 100 years after his death. 

The celebration, which honors one of Lake Tahoe’s most well-known writers and pioneers, takes place Tuesday, November 30, 7 p.m., at the new Mark Twain Cultural Center at 760 Mays Boulevard, Suite #10 in Incline Village, Nevada. General admission tickets are $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for students.

For 20 years now, in more than 2,000 performances from Leningrad University in Russia to C-Span, McAvoy Layne has preserved the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain. McAvoy is also the author of the soon to be published, Becoming Mark Twain, and winner of the Nevada Award for Excellence in school and library service. He portrays the ghost of Mark Twain in A&E’s “Biography of Mark Twain” and in the Discovery Channel’s Cronkite award-winning documentary, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

For more information about Mark Twain’s 175th Birthday Bash and to purchase tickets, click to or call 775-831-2820.  

For general information about North Lake Tahoe’s special events, along with weather, lodging, recreation and the best deals, click to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at

North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.  The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.

-Pettit Gilwee

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