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Screening of mental illness documentary set

El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division and the South Lake Tahoe Collaborative in partnership with the Community Resource Center in Placerville will host a screening of “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” a documentary narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close, at 8 p.m. June 11 at Lake Tahoe Community College Board Room.

The documentary tells the stories of everyday Californians who have lived with a mental illness, shattering myths as it highlights their hope, resilience and recovery. It was produced as part of a comprehensive statewide effort to increase the number of people who seek early help for mental challenges by reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.

After the screening of the hour-long documentary, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of local stakeholders and access information about community resources and learn how they can make a difference in their families and community. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, go to

Ceramic artist visits LTCC Friday & Saturday

Lake Tahoe Community College Art Club will host San Jose artist Avery Palmer, who will talk about his work and provide demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.

Palmer will present slides and talk about his ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings at 6 p.m. Friday in F101. The lecture is open to the public.

Palmer will demonstrate ceramic building and texturing techniques and surface painting applications from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in F104. The demonstration is open to currently enrolled Lake Tahoe Community College students, staff and faculty.

The presentations are part of the LTCC Art Club Visiting Artist Series and is funded through student fundraising activities and donations. Space is limited for both presentations.

For more information about Palmer and his artwork, visit For more about the club, contact Colleen Sidey at, or find LTCC Art Club on Facebook.

Smackdown bull riding event set for Saturday

Bodines Casino’s second Smackdown Bull Riding series will bring 30 bull riders and bulls to Fuji Park Arena, located at Carson City Fairgrounds on Old Clear Creek Road, on Saturday.

Bulls will be brought in by Souza’s Bucking Bulls of Merced, Calif. The Mutton Busters will be featured, and there will be food, games for children, music, motorcycle and quad barrel racing and women’s wild cow riding.

Event sponsors are Bodines Casino, Carson City Tourism Bureau, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Dick Campagni’s Capital Ford, Tractor Supply, FM 102.5 – Cowboy Country, Carson Valley Inn, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Les Schwab Tires.

Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the event and are available at Bodines Casino or Carson Valley Inn. For more information, call 775-783-6629.

Kid’s free fishing derby is Saturday

South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club will hold the Dale Sayer Annual Kid’s Free Fishing Derby for children up to age 14 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sawmill Pond.

The pond will be stocked, and there will be prizes and hot dogs.

Volunteer cleanup this Saturday

Help kick off the Tahoe Bike Challenge and join us for a bike trail cleanup on Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at one of three South Lake Tahoe locations to pick up litter and pull invasive weeds from areas around our bike paths. Afterwards, we will have a lunch celebration at the League to Save Lake Tahoe office, 2608 Lake Tahoe Blvd..

All ages are welcome and it is free to attend. No technical skills required. Be sure to bring your sunscreen, reusable water bottle and gloves if you have them.

Bike to the event and receive a raffle ticket for one of many raffle prizes.

RSVP at For more info, contact Catherine at or (530) 544-4210. Hope to see you there.

The event is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Alliance, League to Save Lake Tahoe, Clean Tahoe Program, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, California Tahoe Conservancy, South Tahoe Refuse, and Heavenly Resort.

Annual yard sale, silent auction Saturday

Moose Lodge #1632, at 961 Eloise Ave., will hold its third annual yard sale and silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale offers antiques and a silent auction of items, including two tickets to the Giants vs. LA game and two tickets to the Giants vs. Pirates game, behind home plate in San Francisco (parking is included).

All proceeds benefit the local Moose Lodge and Moose charities.

Moose Lodge holds yard sale and silent auction

Moose Lodge #1632 is holding its third annual yard sale and silent auction on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 961 Eloise Avenue, next to Liberty Energy.

Many quality items, antiques, and a silent auction including two tickets to the Giants vs. LA game and two tickets to the Giants vs. Pirates game, behind home plate in San Francisco (parking included).

All proceeds benefit the local Moose Lodge and Moose Charities.

Benefit concert set for Sunday

The Back Forty Bluegrass band will return this year for Friends of Hope Valley’s benefit concert on June 8 at Sorensen’s Resort on Highway 88 in Hope Valley.

The event offers music, food from Sorensen’s Café and performances from The Ten Dollar Pony, Larry Nair and Beth Oliverto.

Sorensen’s Resort will match the funds raised. The cost is $10.

For more information, call 530-694-1701, or go to

Scholarships awarded to outstanding students

Two funds at Placer Community Foundation, the Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund and the Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund, recently awarded scholarships to outstanding high school seniors.

The Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund at Placer Community Foundation annually awards scholarships to former Newcastle Elementary School students who are pursuing higher education. Jenna Jordan and Tannah Jabusch from Del Oro High School received scholarships presented by Mary Sayles, the daughter of the foundation’s namesakes, Doris and Richard Sayles. Both women plan to pursue careers in careers in nursing.

The Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Placer Community Foundation distributed two $1,000 scholarships to Molly Foster of Analy High School and Zachary Stelzer of Placer Union High School District.

For more information, go to, or call 530-885-4920.

Save a pet fundraiser June 14

The Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA is holding the second annual “Save a pet” fundraiser barbecue on June 14 to benefit the Aussie and Hooter Fund and the Humane Society.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kiwanis Gazebo in Bijou Park, 1099 Al Tahoe Blvd.. The event is free but donations are accepted. There will be live music, a raffle and rummage sale, a police K-9 unit demonstration, and a talk about wolves. All dogs must be on leash. Call 530-542-2857 for information or visit

Oil, watercolor painting classes start June 17

Oil and watercolor painting classes instructed by Teri Sweeney will resume June 17 at the Tahoe Art League Art Center, 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The upcoming class will be a four-week session in which students will paint a bear in the forest. A photo reference and a drawing will be provided so students can transfer the image to their watercolor paper or oil canvas. Demonstrations of techniques in oil and watercolor will be provided, as well as step by step instruction.

The classes will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The four-week session costs $100 per person. A list of materials will be provided, and materials will be available to use in class for a one-time fee of $15.

Sweeney is a nationally recognized artist who has participated in various shows throughout the west, including the CM Russell Auction in Great Falls, Mont., and Cowgirl Up! in Wickenburg, Ariz. Her work can be seen at

For more information or to register, call Sweeney at 775-790-9261, or send an email to

Search and rescue benefit at Riva Grill

Riva Grill’s 9th Annual Deck Opening Party and Search and Rescue Benefit will be held June 18. Join us for Wet Woody Wednesday to kick off summer in style! $20 donation at the door benefits El Dorado Search and Rescue and gets you our best summer buffet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Enjoy live music, $3 off Tahoe Blue Vodka drinks and a stand-up paddle board raffle give-away at 9 p.m. from Search and Rescue.

Annual EcoSummit set for June 21-22

Mountain Sage in Groveland will host its annual Sierra EcoSummit on June 21 and 22. This year’s summit will strongly focus on water and drought and will feature UC Berkeley’s Lynn Ingram, author of “The West Without Water.”

The family-friendly event kicks off on June 21 with 30 free seminars about science, land practices, community building, farming, local foods, health and entertainment. The event also offers food, artists and yoga. Blue grass and country band Willie Tea and the Good Luck Fellas will perform after the seminars.

The event continues on Sunday, June 22, with workshops for greywater system installation, composting toilets, rainwater collection and more. Registration is required for all Sunday workshops.

For more information, go to

South Tahoe grad honored at Whitman College

South Tahoe High School graduate Jack Percival, of Stateline, recently received the “Pat Bender Award of Excellence for Student Advocacy” from the Associated Students of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

The student senate voted to honor Percival, a sophomore, with the award for his outstanding performance promoting student issues at the campus.

He also received “Outstanding Leadership” certificates for his work as ASWC vice-president, Student Affairs Committee chair and as a member of the Board of Trustees Enrollment Committee and the General Studies Committee for the 2013-14 academic year.

Percival graduated from STHS in 2012. He served as student body president and LTUSD Board of Trustees student representative his senior year.

Optimists hold ‘Day in Paradise’ June 21

The South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club will host its 11th annual Day in Paradise from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21 at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers.

The event starts with a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a car and truck show and duck races. There will be free games and prizes for children and a barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers. The second annual rib cook-off will take place outside the Beer & Wine Garden with live music by Deep Fried Mojo from 2 to 7 p.m.

All proceeds benefit local youth organizations. For information about duck tickets, car and truck show entries or the rib cook-off, call 530-541-4700.

Summer Camp at Zephyr Point

Looking for a fun-filled, life-changing summer camp experience for your child? If so, check out Camp Zephyr. We are a Christian camp focused on providing a safe place for children to meet new friends, experience adventure, and to engage in unforgettable activities such as archery, field sports, water games, beach activities, arts & crafts, exploring, low-ropes challenge course, and much more.

We have designed summer camp programs for youth and children entering 1st-12th grades, beginning June 30 and running through Aug. 15. For 1st-5th grade campers, we offer a day camp program (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) for $125 per week, with options for early drop-off, late pick-up, and bus transportation for additional fees. For 6th–12th grade campers, we provide a 5-night camp with meals and accommodations included for $295 per week. For more information and to register for camp, please visit our website If you have any questions or would like assistance with registration please call our camp coordinator, Timothy Plummer, at 775-588-6759 ext. 107.

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