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The Tahoe Regional Environmental Education Program of South Lake Tahoe will host an Organic Seminar and Trade Show Wednesday. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach.

The purpose of the event is to promote organic foods and environmentally sound business in the Tahoe Basin and surrounding areas.

A variety of speakers have been chosen for the organic seminar. These professionals include Christian Waskewicz, Alpen Sierra Organic Coffees; Janet Perkins, Calvert Investing (Socially Responsible Investments); Sheldon Moreland, The Dakota Beef Company; Julien Miclette, Bonterra Vineyards; Ron Weibel, Bonanza Produce; Mark Copple, El Dorado Dept. of Agriculture and; and Ray Lake, Wolaver’s.

The trade show participants include organic purveyors who represent organic food, beverage, spirits, communications, office supplies and investing. The show is open to all food related businesses and all community members.

A $10 donation is requested at the door and with each donation of $25 or more, an organic cotton T-shirt and map will be given as a gift.

To make a donation, monetary or in-kind, for the promotion or execution of the event contact Ron Weibel at (530) 544-4136 or Tom Deputy of the Lion’s Club at (530) 544-4144. To volunteer, call (530) 314-9400. Make all checks or money orders out to Tahoe Regional Environmental Education. For information regarding the Organic event, visit T.R.E.E.’s Web site at tahoetree.org, keyword EVENTS.

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Food drive for Mother’s Day

From May 4 through May 8, Dr. Stew Bittman of Safe Haven Chiropractic in Meyers will collect nonperishable food items for Christmas Cheer. During this time returning and new practice members can exchange their first visit for a $10 food donation, after they attend Bittman’s introductory talk.

For details call (530) 577-5433. Help celebrate motherhood, help feed the hungry and help yourself enjoy a fuller expression of life.

Book fair next week at LTCC

On May 3 and 4, Books Are Fun, a Reader’s Digest Company, will conduct a book fair at Lake Tahoe Community College to benefit the foundation scholarship program. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the college commons area the fair will offer the latest selection of children’s books, general interest and reference books, cookbooks, inspirational titles, sports books, photo albums, stationery, music, toys, executive gifts and more. On Wednesday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. save up to 70 percent off retail prices. Many items range from $8.99 to $11.99 with several choices for younger children in the $4.99 range.

Books Are Fun accepts cash, credit cards and checks. A percentage of the proceeds from the fair will go to the LTCC Foundation scholarship program. There is something for everyone. Shop for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, graduation, and special occasions.

For more information call (530) 541-4660, Ext. 344. The college is located off Al Tahoe Boulevard at One College Drive.

Kiwanis presents a spelling bee

Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe will sponsor a Business Spelling Bee from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 at Lake Tahoe Community College. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and other worthy community projects.

The cost is $100 per team and bribes for misspelled words. Teams of four from each business or organization will compete against each other for charity. Three of the team members must be from the company or organization with only one ringer or good speller per team. Challenges of other teams and side bets are encouraged. Misspelled words may be purchase in early rounds for a donation of $10 each. There is no buying your way out of trouble in the final round. While giving bribes to the judges is a sign of poor spelling, you only may do so if you have the money. “If you have the money we have the words.” The winning teams will win fabulous awards.

To obtain a application and for more information contact Margie Maxhimer at (530) 542-0574.

Barton hosts Wellness Day

On May 7 Barton Hospital will host its first Women’s Wellness Day. A new concept for the area, this is not a health fair but a day that incorporates overall wellness focused on women. Beginning at 8 a.m. and going until 2 p.m., the day includes continental breakfast and lunch, complimentary health screenings, a fashion show and an opportunity to win wonderful raffle items.

Sign up for special services such as massages, acupuncture, heel bone density test, waxing and more at greatly discounted prices. Wellness lectures on topics from Financial Management to Feng Shui in Your Home will run throughout the day providing participants with an overall day of pampering, relaxation and health education. Comfortable attire is encouraged for maximum enjoyment and participation. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event designed by women for women.

Registration before April 29 is $25 and will be $35 thereafter. To register or for more information call Barton Hospital Public Relations at (530) 543-5615 or visit http://www.bartonhealth.org.

Kayak lessons every Tuesday

Kayak roll sessions will go on from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday through June 28 at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Pool Complex. Enjoy the 80 degree water while you improve your rolling and paddling. The cost is $5 per boater per date and participants will need their own kayak. There is a lifeguard on deck during these practice sessions. The rolling sessions are co-sponsored by Kayak Tahoe, (530) 544-2011.

An Introduction to Kayak Rolling class with Bob will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 3. The cost is $35 and participants must have their own equipment.

Register at the Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. For more information call (530) 542-6056 or drop by the Swim Pool Complex.

Sign up for swim clinic

Sign-ups are going on now for spring evening Coached Swim Clinics with Derek Beller at the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Swim Pool Complex. Improve your strokes and fitness while receiving instruction, feed back and a workout. Keep your swimming strong and consistent. Don’t wait – schedule some “you” time now. The 16 evening workouts run Monday and Thursday from 7:45 to 9 p.m. from May 2 through June 30. No meeting on June 2 and June 9. The cost is $104 for the 12 workouts.

Swimmers must be able to swim and be 12 years of age or older. Drop-ins will be welcome for $7.50 each evening if space is available.

Register for all classes at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Swim Pool Complex. For more information call (530) 542-6056 or drop by the Swim Pool Complex at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

County Fair guides available

From birdhouses to garden stakes, and even painted rocks, garden decor has been added to the categories for exhibits in the El Dorado County Fair. Other new entry opportunities are table settings for the Red Hat Society, fun and funky decorated shoes, and a wine label design competition. Scrapbookers will want to enter their best work in the new scrapbook class.

There are so many opportunities to show off hidden talents that it’s a matter of how much time you have to prepare your entries. There are categories for everyone, from showing livestock to arranging flowers to winemaking, for children to seniors, and there is no limit to the number of entries per person. Entering your best work in the County Fair makes attending the fair even more fun. There is the anticipation of searching through the displays to see if a ribbon is prominently displayed on your exhibit.

Forms and guidebooks are available at the fair office, and are slated for the 4-H office and county libraries. The guide is also posted on the Internet at http://www.ElDoradoCountyFair.com. This year the guide can be downloaded and printed by section. The revised guide will be easier to use this year. Not only is the book alphabetized, the department listings are all together for adults, teen and youth. For more information on how to enter, call the El Dorado County Fair office at (530) 621-5860.

The last day to file most entry forms is May 21; however, most actual exhibits are not due until closer to the fair. The advance entry date allows building supervisors to plan for incoming exhibits and display space. A complete schedule of due dates, judging and release dates is included in the Entry Guide.

Discover the Best Kept Secrets of El Dorado County at the 2005 fair, June 16 through 19. For a detailed schedule of entertainment and special events visit http://www.eldoradocountyfair.org.

– Provided to the Tribune