News in brief: Memorial Day ceremony Monday |

News in brief: Memorial Day ceremony Monday

Memorial Day ceremony Monday

A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Happy Homestead Cemetery, 1261 Johnson Blvd. Cake and coffee will be served after the ceremony.

Kingsbury Crossing donates to Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe received a donation of tables, chairs, blinds, vases, mirrors, framed pictures and coffee tables from Kingsbury Crossing.

The Club’s foyer now has a waiting area for parents to sit and socialize. The donation also helped complete the Club’s teen room.

Blood drive planned June 2

South Lake Tahoe Community Blood Drive will celebrate its 48th year anniversary next month.

A community blood drive, hosted by BloodSource and sponsored by Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will be from noon to 6 p.m. June 2 in the first floor conference rooms at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, formerly Embassy Suites, at 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Donors must be at least 17 years of age; parental consent is required for 16-year-old donors.

The South Lake Tahoe Community Blood Drive hosts blood drives every other month. No reservation is required and parking will be validated at the blood drive check-in. Donors must bring photo identification. Eating a meal and drinking plenty of water before donating blood is encouraged.

For eligibility questions, call the BloodSource at 800-995-4420. For more information, call Dan Kerr at 775-781-5343.

Boys & Girls Clubs holds summer registration

The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe is accepting applications for its summer registration, which will offer activities such as BMX, hockey, lacrosse, broomball, sewing, biking, djembe drumming, guitar, swimming, choir, golf, ice skating and activities with Skate Club and Bug Camp.

Summer registration also includes a learning program called Brain Gain. Field trips are planned to Fallen Leaf Lake, Taylor Creek, Carson Valley Swim Center, Aerospace Museum of California, Discovery Museum, Wild Island, EZAIR, Eagle Falls and Sand Harbor.

Membership fees are included in summer registration, which means children can attend the after-school program when school resumes. The cost is $500 per child; $750 for two children; $900 for three children or $1,000 for four children. Participants age 14 can volunteer once a week on a regular basis in lieu of the registration fee.

Parents of new participants must attend a 30-minute orientation, held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Club’s main site, and fill out registration forms before their child attends the program.

For more information, call Elizabeth or Kelly at 530-542-0838.

Ticket give away for Wagon Train this weekend

On June 1, the 65th Wagon Train will leave Zephyr Cove for Placerville, arriving June 8, and the Lake Tahoe Historical Society has two tickets to give away for one full day on the ride. Visit the museum, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd., on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a chance to win. Cost is $10 for a ticket, $20 for three tickets.

Club Live Car Wash this weekend

South Tahoe Middle School Club Live will be sponsoring its annual Memorial Weekend Car Wash from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Bus Garage, near the corner of Lake Tahoe Blvd, and Al Tahoe. Proceeds from the car wash will benefit several end of the year projects the club has. Club Live promotes the healthy lifestyle by providing high energy alternative activities. For more information contact Larry Lambdin at 541-640-4229.

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