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— South Lake Tahoe

Learn about the lake and get involved

Lake Tahoe Issues and Agencies is a course offered through Lake Tahoe Community College that is open to anyone interested in learning about key issues in the basin and provides the opportunity to get involved in shaping the future of the community.

Students will meet representatives of the primary governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to discuss their organizations’ missions, structures and processes. Through a series of guest lectures and class discussions, students will learn about the processes that shape planning, policy, commerce, government services, development, housing, transportation, natural resource management, and environmental protection in the Lake Tahoe basin. The instructor is Kim Carr.

During the first class, students will have an opportunity to identify specific issues they would like to learn about. This fall, students will take field trips to environmental restoration projects, the redevelopment area, and possibly a ride up the gondola.

The course begins begins Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college and will continue each Monday night through Dec. 5.

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Register with LTCC’s Admission and Records (530) 541-4660 or at

— South Lake Tahoe

Ancient artifacts on display at college

The Perry Foundation is holding the second showing of its annual fall exhibit on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College, Room B-103. This year’s exhibit is titled “The Development of Ancient Skills” and was created by LTCC instructor John Perry.

For more information, call (530) 541-4660, Ext. 252. Admission is free.

— Kirkwood

Buy a ski pass, help hurricane victims

Kirkwood and Share Our Strength have teamed up to donate $20 to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund for every Adult Value and Adult Full pass sold before Nov. 1.

Kirkwood will donate $20 for each season pass, which will be sent to Share Our Strength, to distribute 100 percent of the pass proceeds directly to local organizations assisting victims in the affected areas. What started out in 1984 as a handful of chefs, Share our Strength has grown into a national nonprofit that inspires and organizes individuals and businesses to share their strengths in innovative ways to end hunger.

Kirkwood’s culinary team will participate in SOS’s Taste of the Nation by organizing a special fund-raising dinner in mid-November, proceeds from which will be donated to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Taste of the Nation mobilizes thousands of individuals in the culinary industry to organize events, host dinners, teach cooking and nutrition classes to low-income families, and serve as anti-hunger advocates. Since its founding in 1984, SOS has raised over $180 million to support more than 1,100 anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs worldwide.

In addition to the donation of funds and the Taste of the Nation dinner, Kirkwood is asking pass holders that have already purchased a season pass, as well as other guests, to contribute to the Relief Fund. Donations can be made at the General Store and the season pass office. All of the donations will be directed to local organizations assisting victims in the affected areas.

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