The city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Black & White Teen Dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
The dance is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Student ID is required.
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with basketball. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the lights dim and the music begins.
The cost is $4 at the door. Dress up in black and white and enter the dance for $3. Refreshments will be sold.
For more information call (530) 542-6056.
Baseball player holding benefit
Nick Swisher of the Oakland A’s will conduct a benefit Friday for Toys for Tots. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Stone St. Bar & Grill at Caesars Tahoe.
Bring in a wrapped toy or make a $5 donation and receive an autograph from Swisher. All ages are welcome.
For more information call (775) 586-2126.
Douglas Dems meet Thursday
The Douglas County Democratic Party conducts its monthly dinner meetings on the first Thursday of the month at the Overland Restaurant across from Sharkeys in Gardner-ville.
The next meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 2.
Free packing material offered
With so many military families scrambling to ship holiday care packages to their loved ones overseas, the U.S. Postal Service is stepping up to make things a big easier.
It’s offering a package of free packing materials, including 10 boxes, 10 custom forms with envelopes, 10 “Mili-Pac” shipping envelopes and roll of Priority Mail tape.
Postal service spokeswoman Sue Brennan said that USPS started the service Oct. 25 as an extension of an offer the Postal Service provides all mailers. By calling a toll-free number, anyone can request free shipping materials.
Brennan said that the Postal Service was getting deluged with requests from military families – about 1,000 calls a day since late September.
In response, it came up with a special kit of the most-popular items ordered to send care packages to the troops.
To order the special kit, call 800-610-8734 and request Care Kit 4.
Brennan said the Postal Service will ship it by Priority Mail, with delivery within a couple of days.
Although the packaging materials are free, shippers must still pay normal postage costs.
‘Living voices’ program slated
Tahoe Arts Project and Annetta and Robert Chester are pleased to bring you a compelling performance by Living Voices.
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will host this program at its luncheon meeting at noon today at Harveys convention center. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
Living Voices brings life to history by using a unique combination of live theater and interactive video.
The program to be presented is titled “The Right to Dream,” which tells the story of the struggle and sacrifice for Civil Rights in America.
“The Right to Dream” conveys the experience of growing up as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s.
This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.
“The Right to Dream” and “La Causa,” the story of Cesar Chavez, also will be presented to local middle school students.
To reserve a seat call the Soroptimist information line at (530) 573-2433.
If you have any questions call Tahoe Arts Project at (530) 542-3632.
Cancer League selling candy
The holiday season is ready and waiting for the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League See’s candy sale.
This holiday fund-raiser candy store is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Saturday in December until all candy is sold.
Santa’s Workshop is located at the South “Y” Shopping Center, 1066 Emerald Bay Road, next to Starbucks.
Chocolate Factory candy is also available.
The Cancer League’s candy sale fund-raiser helps provide funding for a variety of services without cost to local cancer patients.
Join the holiday merriment of caring, sharing and helping local cancer patients.
All funds received from sales go to the Cancer League, a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers serving South Shore patients.
The Cancer League candy store can be reached at (530) 542-4649.
Genoa marks the holidays
A Genoa Christmas begins with caroling in the Town Church, lighting the Town tree and Santa Claus arriving on the fire truck at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the town will host a craft faire in the town Hall.
Santa Claus will visit the children from noon to 2 p.m. both days.
The Christmas Café with food and drink, baked goods and candy will be in the town firehouse, along with candle making, homemade soap, afghans, quilts, jams and jellies.
Music will be provided throughout the day.
Chances will be available on decorated trees and flower arrangements.
-Provided to the Tribune