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The El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Office will sponsor a free outdoor luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library parking lot, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Veterans, their families and friends are invited to join together and meet Doc League, local veterans affairs service representative, as well as American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and CALSTAR representatives. They will discuss and answer questions that veterans might have, announce the new time schedule for the South Lake Tahoe Veterans Affairs Office, and have a good time.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are being donated by the El Dorado County Food Bank and will be prepared by Elegant Affair Catering.

For more information call Doc League at (530) 573-3134 or William Kerr at (775) 588-7378.

Get the facts on hepatitis C

The People Helping People South Lake Tahoe Hepatitis C Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Barton Memorial Hospital board room, 2170 South Ave.

The support group offers compassion to individuals for their loved ones who have questions or need support for hepatitis C. This month’s meeting will include a short presentation titled “Hepatitis C – Get the Facts.”

The group is still working on its cookbook, so everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite healthy recipes to the meeting. For meeting information or phone support call John, (530) 577-11412; Blackie, (530) 544-3764; Ken, (530) 577-3111; or Rick, (530) 541-6074.

Cancer patients offered support

The South Lake Tahoe Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The next meeting will be this week.

It’s an opportunity to meet other women who are breast cancer survivors, share information and support. The members help each other through a very difficult time in their lives, no matter what stage of the disease they are in.

Judi Sparrow, a breast cancer survivor, will be the facilitator. For more information contact Karen Wilson at (530) 542-1657 or Sparrow at (775) 586-1066 or e-mail judisparrow@charter.net.

Public asked for input on aging

The El Dorado County Commission on Aging will conduct two meetings in South Lake Tahoe. The meetings will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Sept. 15 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The Commission on Aging serves as an advisory board to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging. The 14-member commission represent all regions of the county, including South Lake Tahoe.

Ten meetings are held each year in various parts of the county to encourage public comment and involvement about issues related to older adults.

For a copy of the 2005 meeting schedule call Yasmin Hichborn at the Department of Human Services (530) 621-6268 or (800) 510-2020.

Recovery center hosts car wash

Sierra Recovery Center staff and clients will conduct a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Lilly’s Tire Service, corner of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Rubicon Trail.

Donations are appreciated and proceeds will go toward much needed repairs and improvements for the residential and transitional facilities.

Sierra Recovery Center is a nonprofit organization that provides a broad spectrum of services including detoxification, short and long-term residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient group and individual counseling, dual diagnosis treatment, transitional housing for women, children and men, drug diversion and other court ordered programs.

Included are all levels of drinking driver programs and Prop 36 services.

For more information call (530) 541-5190, Ext. 35.

Indian tacos on tap this Saturday

The Alpine County Historical Society invites everyone to come and enjoy Indian tacos from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The fund-raiser will take place at the Alpine County Museum, top of the hill in Markleeville.

The cost of $5 includes soda, and baked goodies will be available for purchase.

For more information call (530) 694-2317.

Library to hold Christmas in July

The Summer Reading Program continues at the Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove. The library will present Christmas in July at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of the Saturday Stories series. The presentation will include Christmas stories, poems and crafts.

The free program is for children ages 3 and up. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

To register and for more information on this and other Summer Reading Program activities call (775) 588-6411.


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