-Kid’s fun run at Valhalla
The South Lake Tahoe Optimist Kid’s Fun Run will be held this Saturday at Valhalla Estate.
Runners 13 years old and under from all over the country are invited to participate in this annual event.
Distances range from one-eighth of a mile (200 meters) for runners five years and under to one and a half miles for the 12 to 13 year old age group.
All runners will receive a medal, free hot dog and a drink. Free registration starts at 8 a.m. and the first races will begin a little after 10 a.m.
Call Terry Powers at 544-6474, ex. 231.
-Firearms course offered by county
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a Concealed Weapons Certification course Oct. 17 and Oct. 19, with the live fire exercise on Oct. 20. Daniel Linn will instruct the course, which is approved for Concealed Weapon Carry Permit applicants.
Participants, whether beginning or advanced, will be encouraged in the safe use of firearms and will learn the parts and operation of both semi-auto and revolver. The course includes a state mandated qualification shoot and a written test. Handouts and textbooks are included in the price of the course. The class fee is $90 plus a $10 insurance fee payable to the instructor. Spouses enrolled in the same course will receive a 50 percent discount.
Call (775) 782-9828 or (775) 267-4198.
-BMX season ends with ‘Grand’ event
A day of fun, music, food and the best BMX racing in the area is promised for the BMX Grand Finale on Saturday.
This will be the last race of the BMX season. Sign-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Racing will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 3 or 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a side dish and join the fun.
There will be an award ceremony immediately following the Main Event and all riders will earn a paricipation award.
Call the track hotline for more information at 542-9337. The track is located at 1100 Lyons Ave. at the Al Tahoe Elementary School.
-Coat giveaway held on Saturday
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, Boy Scout Troop 468 and the youth from Tahoe Community Church are giving away coats.
Cold weather is coming soon and anyone in the community who needs a coat for the winter is invited.
Coats, sweaters and sweatshirts of all sizes will be available. The location is the Tahoe Community Church at Stateline on Kingsbury Grade and Dagget Way.
For further information call Chris Pavich at 775-588-7996.
-Grief support offered by group
A Bereavement Group sponsored by Barton Hospice takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
It is facilitated by Arlene Hayward, a licensed clinical social worker.
All people grieving the death of someone close are welcome. The next meeting is today from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in a conference room at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
For more information call 542-3171.
-Best of Tahoe tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe’s 31st annual food and wine tasting event, “The Best of Tahoe, 2001” on November 1.
Ticket are available at Laine Photolabs, Shehadi Motors, Emerald Bay Center for Women’s health, Body Sculpt Fitness Center and South Tahoe Refuse.
You may also contact your favorite Soroptimist or call the Soroptimist message line at 573-2433. Voted “Best Event” of 2000 in the Tahoe Tribune’s annual readers poll, this event is the major fund-raiser for Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe which funds numerous community projects.
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