News briefs: Hounsell memorial Saturday, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, World Polio Day and more
LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe
As of Thursday, Oct. 22, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.81. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at http://www.troa.net/reports/dwmr.
HOUNSELL MEMORIAL SERVICE
A memorial service for South Lake Tahoe Police Department officer Mark Hounsell and his wife, Jeanne Hounsell, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at LifePoint Church. The church is located at 1095 Stephanie Way in Minden, Nev., 89705. More information about the church can be found at http://www.lifepointnv.com.
‘WRENCHED,’ A DOCUMENTARY
Tahoe Area Sierra Club will be bringing “Wrenched,” a documentary film about Edward Abbey to South Lake Tahoe. The event is planned for Friday, Nov. 5, Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. It starts at 7 p.m., and admission is a $5 suggested donation,
Edward Abbey authored 21 books in his lifetime, including “Desert Solitaire,” “The Brave Cowboy,” and “The Fool’s Progress.” His comic novels, “The Monkey Wrench Gang” and “Hayduke Lives” helped inspire a whole generation of environmental activism. A writer in the mold of Twain and Thoreau, Abbey was a larger-than-life figure as big as the West itself.
Filmmaker M.L. Lincoln’s documentary “Wrenched” reveals how Edward Abbey’s anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the emerging environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. Through interviews, archival footage, and re-enactments, Lincoln captures the outrage of Abbey’s friends, who were the original eco-warriors.
WINTER WHITE HOLIDAY ‘FUN’-RAISER
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) is hosting its annual Winter White Holiday “FUN”-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6-10 p.m. at the Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. All members of the community are invited to attend this event, regardless of age.
All proceeds from this year’s event go to help Live Violence Free, a local organization that is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and basic needs. TRYP will provide all attendees with light appetizers, door prizes, silent auction items, and a costume contest. People will have the opportunity to network with young professionals and learn more about the beneficiary, Live Violence Free.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.TahoeTRYP.org. TRYP members cost $25 and all others cost $40. Although membership is encouraged and available for purchase at all TRYP events, it is not required to attend.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY RETURNS
The Food Bank of El Dorado County returns to South Lake Tahoe with its Mobile Food Pantry, along with a free farmers market, on Wednesday, Oct. 28. It will run from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
If you are struggling to make said, “Our mobile food pantry is an effective vehicle for assisting El Dorado County’s most at-risk population in areas that may have limited transportation and resources.”
For more information, call 530-621-9950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORLD POLIO ERADICATION DAY
Rotarians around the world will observe World Polio Day on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Rotary Clubs, along with partners have reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since their first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe meets three times per month on Wednesdays at noon at Harvey’s. Guests and members of the community are welcome to attend.
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