-Big Brothers may start local program
A steering committee is being formed at South Lake Tahoe to assist in the planning process for a satellite office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County in Placerville.
This group provides one-on-one mentoring programs to 6- to 16-year-old children at risk. Deborah Jones will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 17 Tahoe Sierra Kiwanis lunch meeting at Carrows restaurant.
For more information, call Deborah at 530-626-1222 or Steve Rose at 530-541-2629.
-Caesars will be filled with fitness
Tonight and all day Saturday, the Jazzercise Fitness Series 2001 will take place at Caesars Convention Center. The convention will present classes of all types from regular Jazzercize to street, funk, salsa and stretching. A shopping expo will feature all kinds of fitness attire and equipment.
Guest presenters at this event will include executive vice president of Jazzercise, Shanna Missett; Kenny Harvey, vice president of international and corporate events; and Tim Roberts, fitness expert and master presenter. More than 500 people are expected to attend tonight’s session.
Tickets are on sale at the event and at the Caesars convention center beginning today. The charge is $125 for the entire convention or $50 for any part. For further information call 775-588-2859.
-‘Walkabout’ opens LTCC film season
The Lake Tahoe Community College’s Performing Arts League is presenting the Australian movie, “Walkabout” on Friday, Oct. 19.
The film, another in the 2001-02 Performing Arts film season, is by Nicholas Roeg and was released in 1971.
It tells the story of an aboriginal boy who meets a lost brother and sister and guides them across the Australian outback thereby helping them to survive. After the film disappeared due to quarrels over ownership, it was not seen again until its re-release in 1996. It now has a new director’s cut that includes footage missing from the original film.
“Walkabout” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s New Theater on Friday Oct. 19. It will be preceded by the short film “Big Canyon” from the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Tickets are $4 for general admission, $3 for seniors, kids and LTCC staff and $2 with an LTCC student body card. For further information, call Karen Smallwood at 542-5599.
-Math tutors work as volunteers
Once again the Lake Tahoe Community College Math Club will offer free tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The service will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Gateway Math Center, room G-4 at the community college.
The tutoring is a free service, however, for people who can afford it a $5 donation will be accepted. The entire amount will go toward scholarships for local math students. For more information or comments call Dr. Larry Green of the LTCC math department at (530) 541-4660 Ext. 341.
-Girls can compete for Miss Lake Tahoe
The Miss Lake Tahoe Scholarship Foundation is once again recruiting contestants for its annual pageant and contestants for Miss Lake Tahoe 2002.
Eligible contestants include seniors (at least 17 years old) at South Tahoe High or Whittell High, past Whittell graduates 17-24 years old, and for the junior division, third to 11th graders who live anywhere around the lake.
Every contestant will be awarded scholarship or savings bonds just for participating. There is no entry fee.
If you are interested in this pageant, please call us at (530) 577-4603.
Leave name, address and phone number and let us know you are interested in the Miss Tahoe or Junior Pageant which will be held in January 2002. We will mail an application to you.
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