News briefs: Driver safety class, Connect for a Cause mixer and more |

News briefs: Driver safety class, Connect for a Cause mixer and more

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The Connect for a Cause Mixer, hosted by the Tahoe Chamber, will take place Thursday, May 12, from 5-8 p.m. at The Loft located in Heavenly Village. Join the Citizen’s Climate Lobby to talk about snowpack, lake level, and how the future of our community depends on it. Enjoy free drinks, appetizers, raffle prizes as well as an optional discussion that will leave us all talking about climate change at the local level.

The Save Our Snow discussion will be held from 5-6 p.m. inside The Loft’s theater with Bonnie Turnbull and Nick Exline from the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Then the On The Rocks mixer is planned from 6-8 p.m. The mixer will give attendees the opportunity to meet and chat with decision makers in the community, visit with sustainable businesses exhibiting at the event, and share on what South Tahoe businesses can do to make climate-conscious changes while maintaining business productivity.

The event is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Space for the forum is limited advanced registration is required. For the full schedule, speaker bios and list of businesses attending, visit


An AARP driver safety class for senior drivers, sponsored by Kahle Community Center, will be given at the center — located at 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline — from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Pre-registration is required. Call the center at 775-586-7271 to sign up. A $15 class fee for AARP members ($20 for non-members), payable at the start of the class, covers workbook and materials costs.

Irvine “Irv” Phillips will be the instructor.

Those who complete the class should receive an auto insurance discount for three years. Please bring a pen or pencil.


The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., with a social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, in Gardnerville, Nevada. All Republicans are welcome. For information, visit or call headquarters at 775-782-4GOP.


California Tahoe Conservancy announced its annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh from May 1 through July 31. The purpose of the closure is to keep dogs out of critical breeding habitat for special, threatened and endangered species such as the willow flycatcher bird.

Beginning Aug. 1, dogs will again be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh, provided they are on leash. The Conservancy-owned Cove East property, west of the river, remains open for year-round, leashed dog access. The El Dorado County Sheriff enforces county and city ordinances and Conservancy staff monitors for compliance.

For more information, visit or call Nick Meyer at 530-543-6073.

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