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Library announces reading club.

The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will offer a Children’s Winter Reading Club, which is designed as an incentive program to keep children reading throughout the winter. The club is free and open to children through eighth-grade. Signups will be taken starting Feb. 14 at the library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Each child will be given a folder to keep track of all books read and will receive a prize for every five hours he or she has read. The last day of the reading club will be March 29.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information call (530) 573-3185.

Candidate forum held.

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will host a candidates forum Feb. 13 during the service club’s luncheon. The event will begin at noon at Harrah’s Tahoe Special Events Center. For reservations and more information call (530) 573-2433.

The forum will include candidates running for sheriff of El Dorado County, Jeff Neves and Larry Hennick, as well as candidates for judical office. Judicial candidates for Office One are Andrew Woll, Mary Muse and Douglas Phimister; Office five are Don Heape, Daniel Proud, David Valerio, Sean O’Brien and Freda Pechner; and Office six are David Becker, Randall McKinnon, James Wagoner and Jennifer Nelson.

Nevada Republican Women meet.

On Feb. 21 the Lake Tahoe Nevada Republican Women will meet at the Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon and lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $18 per person and reservations should be made by Feb. 18 by calling Joyce Regan at (775) 749-5164. Checks should be made payable to LTNRW.

The special event is the group’s membership luncheon and will honor local residents who carried the Olympic Torch through the South Shore. In addition, one or two very special surprise guests may attend.

Airstream owners meet.

Airstream and Argosy owners are invited to join the Sierra Nevada Unit of the Walley Byam Caravan Club International. They will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 for an off-the-menu lunch at Pi-on Plaza in Carson City.

The club promotes opportunities for outdoor fraternization of recreational owners and builds good will toward recreational travel. They meet once a month for lunch or a weekend rally.

For more information call Frank or Steve at (775) 825-6566 or Fred or Ann Hersey at (775) 266-3435.

TRAC meeting set.

Tahoe Region Advocates for Cycling will meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the offices of Design Workshop, 298 Kingsbury Grade, at the corner of Pine Ridge.

Topics of discussion will include several road and bike trail improvement projects slated for this summer and how bicyclists can insure the inclusion of well designed bike lanes and trails in these and future projects.

“If we as a community want a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly transportation system we must make a concerted effort to have our voices heard. It’s our health, safety, environmental and economy that will suffer if we do not speak up. Please be part of the solution and support the volunteer efforts of TRAC to be a voice for non-motorized transportation alternatives,” said Tom Wendell, TRAC member.

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