June 21, 2007
Dinner is to help commander
American Legion Post 795 will sponsor a benefit spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. June 23 at the Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The cost for the fundraising event is donation-only. Proceeds will help American Legion Cmdr. Gene Ross with his ongoing medical expenses.
The Cash Only band will play from 7 to 11 p.m. Door prizes will be available and tickets are three for $1 and 20 for $5. The fundraiser is open to the public.
For more information call the American Legion Post at (530) 541-8788.
Blood drive moves to airport
Anyone who is present to donate blood at the June 25 South Lake Tahoe Community Blood Drive will receive a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. This drive is all walk-ins and childcare will be available.
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The drive is taking place at a new location – Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road off Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe. The blood drive is sponsored by Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, which will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the blood drive with cake for all participants. BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital.
To give blood you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 48 hours, be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID.
For more information about the South Lake Tahoe Blood Drive contact Dan Kerr at (775) 588-2376. For donor eligibility questions call BloodSource at (800) 995-4420.
Kiwanis yard sale Saturday
The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra is having a huge yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2738 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The profits will go to St. Theresa K-Kids and Kiwanis Family House, which is similar to Ronald McDonald House, in Sacramento.
Event is for moms, sons
Experience one of the most exciting and memorable activities with your son. The Mother-Son Adventure Quest is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. June 23 at the 4-H Camp at Stateline.
You will meet a variety of challenges including fear factor, survivor, shark island and other unforgettable activities. This event is sponsored by the Lake Tahoe members of the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors and Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.
The event is designed for moms and their sons ages 5 and over. The fee is $15 per person and includes dinner. For more information call Kahle Community Center at (775) 586-7271.
SIRSto meet at Tep’s
South Lake Tahoe Branch of Sons In Retirement meets the fourth Monday of each month at Tep’s Villa Roma, 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The next meeting will be June 25.
SIRS officers meet at 10 a.m., followed by a social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.
For more information call Barrett Stitt at (530) 541-3794.
Yachts will race on Saturday
The Lake Tahoe Windjammers Club will sponsor the Southern Crossing yacht race beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Tahoe Keys Marina. The race is open to all single-hulled racing and cruising yachts with an overall length of 19 feet minimum. Owners or charterers must be members of a yacht club recognized by the United States Sailing Association.
For more information visit http://www.tahoewindjammers.com or just come out to the lake for a spectacular photo opportunity.
Breathing group will meet
Better Breathers Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 27 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. A possible change of future meetings to afternoons will be discussed.
Jan Peacock, respiratory care practitioner at Barton Hospital, will discuss Living with COPD. What is COPD and what can you do to help yourself. Time will be allowed to answer questions.
Betters Breathers meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss matters to help members better cope with breathing problems and learn ways to maximize health. For more information call Jan Peacock at (530) 542-9183.
Animal group needs help
Douglas Animal Welfare Group is seeking volunteers for “It’s a DAWG’s Day” scheduled Sept. 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds indoor pavilion in Gardnerville.
DAWG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals at the Douglas County Animal Shelter. Donations are always welcome and used to cover medical costs for sick and injured shelter animals and facilitate adoptions.
Request a vendor packet by calling (775) 790-0030.
Fancy shoes are sought
The Red Hat Society REDS of Lake Tahoe will meet for lunch at noon June 30 at Passaretti’s. Everyone is encouraged to put her best purple or red foot forward and decorate a choice of footwear and wear them to the meeting. The pair of feet with the most razzle-dazzle will win a prize.
Reservations for lunch must be made by June 25 by contacting Bev Johnson at tahoebj@charter. net or (530) 542-0694.
The REDS of Lake Tahoe group is collecting $20 for dues. They can be brought to a meeting or mailed to Yvonne. The deadline to send in dues is Sept. 30, and members who have not paid by that date will be dropped from the e-mail list.