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What’s Happening

Members of the Leadership Lake Tahoe 2004 class will sponsor a “Let It Snow” party tonight at Club Altitude inside Caesars Tahoe. Doors will open at 10 p.m. Admission to the dance is $10 with all proceeds to assist with a local teen center to benefit youth in the community.

In addition to the dance there will be a raffle drawing and local celebrity Howie Nave will be master of ceremonies. Raffle tickets are three for $5, seven for $10 and 20 for $15. Winners do not have to be present. Tickets are available from any Leadership class participant and at the Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (775) 588-4591.

Better Breathers meet Wednesday

Better Breathers will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Dawn Spicer, infection control nurse, will share vital information about the prevention of influenza and pneumonia. The latest updates regarding the vaccines will be discussed. Barton’s Health Resources information and special programs will be presented by Louise Lake.

Better Breathers meets the third Wednesday of each month at the senior center. For more information call Jan Peacock at (530) 542-9183 or American Lung Association at (702) 829-5864.

Future topics include COPD, relaxation therapy, rehabilitation and reconditioning, breathing control, pain management and herbal therapy.

Radio group meets Thursday

The Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association (SIERA) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. David Wiltse, disaster response coordinator for the Northern Nevada Red Cross chapter, will be the speaker.

This shapes up to be an extremely informative meeting, considering the important role played by the Red Cross in the Waterfall fire and more recent forest fire disasters. Many local volunteer radio operators played a communications role for the Red Cross during these recent events. The role of the backup radio communicator will be more prevalent in the future as responding agencies recognize the absolute necessity for accurate and precise communications, presented in a timely manner. SIERA accepts this increased responsibility with professionalism and enthusiasm.

To finish off the month of November SIERA will meet for a social breakfast at Grandma Hattie’s at 8 a.m. Nov. 27. The club meets in Hattie’s private facilities, 2811 S. Carson Street, Carson City.

All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend the SIERA meeting and breakfast. For information or directions contact Dick Young at (775) 749-5545 or kd7jmr@msn.com.

Sierra Club meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Conservation Committee of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club is Thursday. Join us as we discuss Pathway 2007 and begin spelling out what we would like Lake Tahoe to look like 20 years from now. The meeting goes from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and will be at the Fire Station on Elks Point Road, Round Hill, in Nevada. Take Highwy 50 to the stoplight at Round Hill Shopping Center. Turn west on Elks Point Road and go 1/2 block. Turn left into the Fire Station parking lot. The meeting is in the classroom.

Parking at the Fire Station is limited, so you may need to proceed a few yards past the Fire House, turn left, and park along Dorla Court. Refreshments will be ready by 6:20 p.m., so come early.

Join AARP for dinner Friday

This is a special invitation for members of AARP chapter 2617 and anyone who wishes to join the chapter. Just pay your $3 AARP dues and receive a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The event will take place at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., and reservations are needed.

To make a reservation and for more information call Ken Sands at (530) 544-6892 or Norma Arnold at (530) 544-7305 and leave your name and phone number.

This is also the chapter’s installation of officers for 2005 and end-of-year holiday dinner party. Officers to be installed are Kay Fong, president pro-tem; Ray Priem, vice president; Lois Mullen, secretary; and Norma Arnold, treasurer.

– Provided to the Tribune

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