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Commodity food distribution Thursday

There will be a USDA food distribution to Nevada residents of the Tahoe Basin from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Tahoe Douglas Senior Center, 885 Highway 50, just north of the Tahoe-Douglas fire station near Warrior Way.

Commodities to be distributed include dry beans, frozen chicken, frozen ham, canned fruit and vegetables and pasta.

Nevada residents must show identification and sign an affirmation of income below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. An income of less than $1,436 per month for one person or less than $2,944 for a household of four qualifies. No proof of income is required, however.

Bring boxes or bags to hold the items for your household. Preference for past participants will determine the quantity of some commodities.

The next distribution will be held July 24. Distributions are held on fourth Thursdays every other month except for November when they are held on the third Thursday. For more information call 530-541-4817.

Older American’s Day is May 21

Older American’s Day will be celebrated at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The luncheon starts at noon on Wednesday, May 21. All those attending are invited to wear Hawaiian or a “crazy” outfit. At approximately 12:45pm, there will be entertainment by the “Tahoe Hawaiian Dancers,” Loretta Bookhamer, Toni Husiak, Yoko Kashima and Rosie Medlicott. Several dance numbers will be performed. Those willing participants will be taught to dance to “Little Grass Shack”. There will be accompaniment by singer & guitarist, Bob Witting

Gerri Grego, from the El Dorado County Commission on Aging, will chair the event. City Councilman Tom Davis will also be participating. There will be fun photo opportunities, for those who wish, so be sure to bring your camera. The cost of the lunch is $3 for Seniors and $5 for those younger. Any senior who can’t afford to pay, will be “comped”. Please join us for fun and celebration!

Random Acts of Improv returns to LTCC’s Duke Theatre

Tahoe, it’s time to laugh. Another night of fun and off-the-wall comedy is being provided by the improvisation group, Random Acts of Improv. This one-night-only performance will be presented Friday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre at Lake Tahoe Community College. Tickets are $5 at the door for tons of fun and major stress relief.

Random Acts of Improv is the resident improvisation company of the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College. It was started by Theatre Arts Department Director Susan Boulanger when she realized the level of interest that existed for improvisation by Lake Tahoe performers and audiences alike.

“We have been doing shows regularly for over a year now,” says Boulanger. “We have had great audience response, and the shows are a blast!”

This family-friendly show will feature seasoned improvisation performers, as well as a few fresh faces. As always, children will be invited onto the stage to help the performers out. For more information, call 530-541-4660, ext. 240.

Topic of May 21 event is how to grow business

Jamie Cooke, a financial advisor, will talk about key factors that influence the growth of a business and areas that impact the value of a business at eWomenNetwork’s dinner meeting from 5 to 8:15 p.m., May 21, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Doors open with informal networking at 4:30 p.m.

Cooke, co-founder of MC2 Wealth Solutions, a financial management company that helps individuals, business owners and executives use comprehensive financial planning, will talk about business wealth transfers that bleed financial growth potential, factors that influence the growth of a business and areas that impact the financial value of a business.

The evening includes dinner, structured networking and a business expo. No-host cocktails, wine and beer will be available. The cost is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration beginning May 18.

Vendor display tables are available. For more information or to register, go to, or call Annie Goni-Stewart at 775-747-2726.

eWomenNetwork connects and promotes women and their businesses, offering Accelerated Networking and other resources designed to build relationships and success.

Spring Fling dance May 30

A “Spring Fling Dance” featuring the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band with a variety of music for listening and dancing, will be held May 30 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.. It is not necessary to come with a partner. Wearing dressy clothes is optional. Included in admission are appetizers, desserts, beverages and a free door prize ticket -- only for $10!

Those under 21 years of age only pay $5! Raffles for good prizes, also. For more information, call Francine at 530-541-8380.

The event will be held at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd..

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 20, 2014 01:59PM Published May 9, 2014 07:40PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.