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End-of-life issue forum set for May 17

Death Café, an open forum on end-of-life issues, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17.

The forum will be moderated by Paula Schneider. Schneider is a registered nurse of 38 years, she has a BSN and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas.

The Death Café will last two hours, Schneider has “seed questions” for the participants to spark conversation. Snacks will be served. The forum will take place at the Tahoe Senior Plaza, 1101 3rd St., South Lake Tahoe. For questions contact Karan Sjolin, service coordinator for Tahoe Senior Plaza at 530-541-2812.

High Sierra dance party is May 17

High Sierra Swing Dance Club offers a free, one-hour lesson in basic West Coast swing at its monthly dance party May 17 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. Tim Renner offers the free lesson from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a social dance to practice your new skills from 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required. The social dance is free for first-time dancers, $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. For information, go to or call 775-629-9369.

Seasonal dog closure at Upper Truckee Marsh

The annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh will start Thursday, May 1, the Tahoe Conservancy said. The closure will run 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 Yellow Headed Blackbirds.

The El Dorado County Sheriff enforces the seasonal dog prohibition and Conservancy staff also monitors for compliance. Beginning Aug. 1 dogs will again be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh, provided they are on leash.

The Conservancy owns and manages the 600 acre marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.

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

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