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Local briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, Van Sickle Bi-State Park closes, and more

BIRTHS

Vanessa Jocelyn Aguilar Lopez was born Oct. 25 to Juan Aguilar and Virginia Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.

Landon Q. Borek was born Oct. 26 to Christopher Borek and Rachelle Qutob of South Lake Tahoe.

Rivka Richler was born Oct. 27 to Mordechai and Shaina Richler of South Lake Tahoe.

Angel Jathniel Antunez Bustillo was born Oct. 29 to Bryan Antunez and Katheryn Bustillo of South Lake Tahoe.

SEASONAL CLOSURE OF VAN SICKLE BI-STATE PARK FACILITIES PARK

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The California Tahoe Conservancy announced that the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park will close after Oct. 31 for the winter season. Although facilities at the park are closed for the winter season, the grounds remain open year-round. Keep in mind that when parking lots and gates close, services such as water, restrooms and trash collection are not available.

When accessing the park in the winter, be sure to park legally without blocking gates and take out your trash. Paid parking is available at the Parking Garage at Heavenly Village.

The park provides opportunities for short day use outings, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just having fun in the snow; however, sledding is not allowed.

"Van Sickle Bi-State Park provides a fantastic recreational opportunity in close proximity to the tourist core of South Lake Tahoe," said California Tahoe Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright.

"We encourage the public to enjoy this beautiful park throughout the year."

The park entrance is located at the intersection of Heavenly Village Way and Montreal Road in South Lake Tahoe.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL COMING TO LTCC

Lake Tahoe Community College is ushering in the holiday season with a brand-new stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale, "A Christmas Carol," presented by the Theatre Department. The play will be presented in LTCC's Duke Theatre, with performances taking place from Nove. 12-18.

Written by LTCC's Director of Theatre Susan Boulanger, this quick-paced adaptation tells the Dickens masterpiece with humor and poignancy. With a heart locked up tighter than a cashbox, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a harrowing journey on Christmas Eve by three spirits for the chance to open up his heart and embrace his fellowman. Scrooge is forced to face his past, present, and future, as he struggles with his own pain and the notion of forgiveness. As he begins to see how he is connected to the world around him, he opens his heart to love and redemption.

Twenty actors, including seven children, will play a multitude of characters in this highly theatrical presentation. Local favorite Dave Anderson of Gardnerville plays the iconic character Scrooge.

Playing all of the other characters are actors Chris Scott, Russ Williams, Matthew Lee, Alicia Agnew, Amber Smith, Astraea Marion, Ellen Martin, Riley Mitchell, AnnaMaria Dixon, Tessa Dixon, and Wanda Smith, all from South Lake Tahoe. Joining them will be Fritz Schlottman of Dayton, and the children's roles are played by Maddy Evans, Sam Evans, Sage Smith, Aspen Smith, Gilberto Aguirre, Kendall Wilson, and Yona Abiko, all of South Lake Tahoe.

For more information about this production, visit http://www.ltcc.edu/campuslife/duke_theatre or the Theatre Arts Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/LTCCTheatreArts. You can also call the Theatre Department at 530-541-4660, ext. 240, or send an email to Boulanger@ltcc.edu.

AL ANON MEETING

Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. It's a support group for people affected by alcoholism.

PLAY BRIDGE

An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr!@gmail.com. This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men's Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It's a casual game with lunch at noon.

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