Local briefs: El Dorado County Commission on Aging seeks new member and more
COMMISSION ON AGING SEEKS NEW MEMBER
The El Dorado County Commission on Aging is an advisory committee to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging. Six of its 14 members are appointed by the Commission on Aging and are community representatives. The Commission on Aging is actively recruiting to fill one community representative vacancy.
The commission focuses its efforts on such issues as collaboration with community/senior centers in strategic areas of the county to ensure provision of accessible services to all senior residents, promotion of services that enable seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible and identification and prevention of elder abuse.
The commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation. Applicants are being sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to those applicants who are 60 years and older.
The deadline for submitting a membership application is May 12. For additional information or to obtain an application, contact Janice Haney at 530-642-7276 or email@example.com.
WORLD GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 40th annual World Gold Panning Championship — “The Olympics of Gold Panning” — will take place in Placerville, just a few miles from the original gold discovery site that kicked off the California Gold Rush. During a county-wide, week-long celebration to be held Sept. 11-18, more than 600 competitors from more than 20 countries will participate in this unusual sporting event, which originated in Finland in 1977.
Visit http://www.eldorado2016.com for updates.
COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER
For more than 3,300 years, Jewish families from all over gather around the festive table on the eve of Passover to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and celebrate the ritual of Seder.
This year in South Lake Tahoe, Chabad Jewish Center is opening its doors for a community-wide public Passover Seder. This special event is open to all, with no membership required, regardless of affiliation or financial means. RSVP is required.
Held at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel from 7:15-10:15 p.m. on Friday, April 22, the Seder experience will be led by Rabbi Mordey and Shaina Richler. It will also feature explanation and commentary based on mystical and Kabbalistic insights, humor and song. A four-course holiday dinner will be served with hand-baked matzah and choice of wine.
Suggested donation is $50 for adults and $36 for children. For more information call 530-314-7677 or visit http://www.jewishtahoe.com.
TRYP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will host its “Tahoe Town Hall: Local Ordinances that Impact You” from 6-7:30 p.m on Wednesday, April 20, at Lake Tahoe Community College, located at 1 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Town Halls are free for all community members to attend.
The first half of the event will look at how rules are made and become law and who enforces them. Local jurisdiction representatives will explain how their rules interact with each other and will take a closer look at South Lake Tahoe’s Vacation Home Rental Ordinance and plastic bag ban. This section will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Tahoe Town Hall is a free event for the community to learn the facts and openly answer questions concerning issues in our community and its progress.
LAKE TAHOE HITS NATURAL RIM
On Sunday, April 10, Lake Tahoe’s water level hit its natural rim of 6,223 feet, the first time since June 2015, thanks to a winter season that saw more than 500 inches of snow in upper-elevation areas in the Sierra Nevada.
Originally, the lake dipped below its rim Oct. 15, 2014, as the result of drought.
FINAL WEEK FOR FREE TAX PREPARATION
Taxpayers of all ages can have their tax returns completed by IRS-trained volunteers at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Bring all 2015 tax documents, a photo ID, Social Security card and last year’s tax return. All tax returns are e-filed and a printed copy is given to each taxpayer.
Tax preparation sessions are scheduled from 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The last client is taken a half-hour before closing. This program is sponsored by the AARP Tax Aide Foundation in conjunction with the IRS. Volunteers will be available until April 15.
Call 530-573-3130 for more information.
AL ANON MEETING
Al Anon meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday at Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.