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The seventh annual Spring String Fling will begin at 7 p.m. at the South Tahoe High Little Theater. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and students 18 and under are free. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Lake Tahoe Unified School District String Music Program.

This concert has become a community favorite for those who enjoy the classical sounds of violins, violas, cellos, and string basses. As always, this concert brings together string orchestras and ensembles from throughout the community. This year’s performance promises to be as delightful as in past years.

Two community groups, the Robinson String Ensemble and the Contradance Ensemble, will perform in the first half. The Robinson Ensemble is an ensemble of 14 students from elementary through high school ages. They will open the concert with the traditional tune, “Turkey in the Straw.” The Contradance Ensemble is a quartet of community members who will play three contradance tunes and will end the first half with the intriguing “Good for the Tongue.”



The 19-member STHS String Orchestra, 40-member STMS String Orchestra, and a group of 25 select students from the elementary string program will each perform individual and combined group pieces throughout the concert. These three groups will be combined to close out the concert in what promises to be exciting fashion given that 84 string players will grace the stage for two numbers, including “Rocky’s Rock.”

Sign up children for ASA Softball



The High Sierra ASA Softball will be having registration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. The league is open for children who will be 5 years of age by May 1, 2005, through 16 years.

Registration fees are $60 for one child, $100 for two children, and $130 for three children. Parents have the option of paying an additional $30 in advance to not participate in an annual fund-raiser. First-time players must bring a copy of their birth certificates. A late registration will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Tahoe High School gym. An additional $5 will be added to the fee. All major girls’ try-out will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at STHS.

For more information contact Carry Loomis at (530) 577-8519.

Free parenting class this week

Choices for Children encourages parents to not miss out on its final two Play & Learn Program sessions. The free parenting and child play programs are scheduled this Wednesday and April 6.

The March topic is “Emotional Intelligence: Understanding feelings to help kids succeed. The April topic is “Who’s Got the Remote?: T.V., videos, electronic and computer games, how much is too much?”

The program takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Head Start Tahoe Center, 1286 Kyburz Ave. For more information call (530) 541-5848.

– Provided to the Tribune


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