News briefs: Dog obedience class, growing food workshop and more |

News briefs: Dog obedience class, growing food workshop and more


Enroll in Guy Yeaman’s Dog Obedience Class; he uses a light-handed approach to help your dog obey commands. This six-week course is held at Kahle Community Center on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.

The next session begins Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 3. The fee is $80. Dogs must be at least 4 months old, have a training collar and a fabric or leather lead. You must bring a copy of dog’s shot record to first class.

For more information or to enroll, please call Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.


The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, local volunteers working on behalf of the University of California Cooperative Extension, will hold a free workshop on Growing Food in Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden.

Master Gardeners will present information on how to plant and grow fall alliums or bulbs, focusing on garlics and onions. All participants will have the opportunity to go home with an assortment of different garlic and onion varietals that are adept to growing in our Tahoe climate. The workshop is free to attend. Master Gardener Dave Long will present information on the historical aspects of onions and garlic varieties believed appropriate for cultivation in Tahoe’s short growing season.

The Growing Food in Lake Tahoe workshop is part of a larger series of workshops aimed at determining which varietals of edibles are best suited for our unique Tahoe climate. Popcorn, coffee and hot apple cider will also be provided to add to the splendor or our beautiful Tahoe fall evenings. For more information, call 530-314-8383 or email


The world-renowned Tahoe Rim Trail took root 35 years ago as the Tahoe Basin experienced an influx in outdoor recreation on public lands. As recreational opportunities in the Basin grew, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) was formed in 1981 to carry a unified vision forward; a long-distance trail which would circumnavigate Lake Tahoe from the ridge tops of the surrounding mountain ranges. Thirty-five years later, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association continues to carry the early vision forward as today, the Tahoe Rim Trail experiences a significant increase in use on the 170-mile trail system. As the main steward of this treasured national resource, the TRTA is reaching out for community support to ensure we can continue to fulfill our mission, “To maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Tahoe region.”

Show your support for Tahoe’s most renowned trail as the Tahoe Rim Trail Association celebrates over three decades of trail stewardship at its 35th annual Celebration & Fundraiser. The celebratory event will showcase the organization’s evolution and will raise support and awareness for the preservation and legacy of the Tahoe Rim Trail. In addition, the event will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the construction of the initial 165-mile loop on Sept. 22, 2001.

The event will take place Oct. 11 at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley, Nevada, starting at 5 p.m. with live music, food, a hosted wine hour, historical exhibit and silent auction. Immediately following will be a commemorative State of the Trail address looking back over the past 35 years of success and envisioning how the TRTA will capitalize on that success for the Tahoe Rim Trail’s future. Tickets can be purchased at for $50.

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail supporter or volunteer, please contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at; 775-298-4485, or visit


El Dorado County Connections – One Stop is hosting a free Goodwill Industries Hiring event on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at El Dorado County Library, located at 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. During the event, representatives from Goodwill Industries will share information about the organization, what they look for in employees and the hiring process. Participants of the Hiring Event are asked to complete a Goodwill Industries application prior to the event and bring it with them to the event, along with a copy of their resume. Preliminary interviews will be conducted on-site at the event.

For more information about programs and services offered through Connections – One Stop call (530) 642-4850 or visit

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