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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, Calif., is seeking volunteers with the pioneer spirit. The park is looking for active individuals who want to serve their community by joining the Volunteer in Parks Program.

The deadline for application requests is Aug. 1. The 10-week volunteer training course begins Aug. 18. Applications and further information are available by calling Alexandra Robertson, volunteer coordinator, at (530) 295-2170.

Trained volunteers may choose among many roles, including interpreting historic structures, demonstrating pioneer crafts and dressing in period dress of the 1800s. Volunteers are part of special events such as Live History, ’49er Family Festival and Christmas in Coloma. It’s an exciting way to serve the community and meet visitors from all over the world.

Women’s health focus of talk

Wesley V. Kikuchi, CHA will present a free lecture on natural solutions to women’s health problems from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Barton Hospital board room, 2170 South Ave. A nutraceutical specialist and consumer health advocate, Kikuchi is founder and wellness director for the Institute of Anti-aging and Longevity of Carson City.

Kikuchi will discuss safe and natural hormone replacement; the latest advancements in natural and holistic medicine; natural ways of hormonal balance dealing with anxiety, depression, libido and fatigue; how to build bone without drugs and proper calcium uptake; and prescription drugs that cause nutrient depletion that can lead to other health problems.

The presentation is for women suffering from loss of estrogen, lack of libido, hot flashes, mood swings, osteoporosis, breast concerns, menopause, fibroids, depression, PMS and other female health challenges.

For more information call Kathleen Huggins at (530) 314-1068.

Work out with bamboo wands

The South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department will offer two new classes starting in August.

The first class is Hatha yoga. This is a multilevel class taught by an Amanda yoga, an integrative yoga therapy-trained instructor with more than 17 years experience. The class will be taught from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks starting Aug. 3. The cost per session is $48.

The second class is a Chinese bamboo wand exercise class. This was the premier exercise of the Chinese royal families for the past 2,000 years. It promotes core strength and flexibility, cardiovascular health, and the enhanced flow of Ch’i. It is a great complementary exercise for yoga, Ta’i Ch’i Tu’an and dance. Wands will be provided at class. This class will be taught from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday for six weeks starting Aug. 4.

Advance registration is required. Sign up today at the Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. For more information call (530) 542-6056.

Seniors invited to take a walk

Do you like to walk? Or have you been thinking about it and need some motivation? Well, the Senior Walking Club is for you. It will be fun to get some physical activity and meet new people.

The group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday in the lobby of Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade. With the weather being so nice, we walk outside.

If you have any questions call Kahle Community Center at (775) 586-7271.

Meet dogs that need a home

Come see and love the Hot August Dogs at the DAWG dog adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Petco Store in the Carson Valley Plaza, Highway 395 at Topsy Lane.

This is where you will meet your next best friend with the help of the members of the Douglas Animal Welfare Group.

For more information call Diana at (775) 267-9824.

Kids can make own ice cream

The Lake Tahoe Branch of the Douglas County Library will celebrate its Summer Reading Program with an ice cream party at 1 p.m. Aug. 5. Children will make homemade ice cream in a can at this popular event that takes place at the library off Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove Park.

Participants should bring their own toppings such as chocolate sauce, cherries and whipped cream as well as coffee can lids from 13-ounce coffee cans. Safeway and the library will furnish other supplies. Children must register by Aug. 3 to attend the program.

“Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds” is the theme for the Summer Reading Program. Reading records must be turned in by Aug. 31 to qualify for the grand prize.

To register and for more information contact the Lake Tahoe Branch Library at (775) 588-6411.

Sample food at fund-raiser

Tickets are available for the annual Taste of Gardnerville scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 6. Each ticket is $20 at the gift shops in the Carson Valley Museum and Genoa Courthouse Museum. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Taste of Gardnerville is a fund-raiser for both museums.

The event allows ticket holders to visit 10 local restaurants that will offer delectable foods to sample. Some examples are Basque delights from Overland, salads from Take Five, hot wings from Sharkeys, pizza from Papa Murphy’s, pie from Sweetie pies, sandwiches from Port of Subs and Chili Verde and chips from Woodetts.

Three of the restaurants will be set up at the Carson Valley Museum and seven will be within walking distance from Mill Street to Douglas Avenue. Businesses along the walking area will stay open and some will offer refreshments. Ben Crocker will set up his band for musical entertainment at the Carson Valley Museum and parking will be available at the Carson Valley Middle School and Kelly’s Tires.

Free legal help is for seniors

El Dorado County offers free legal services for residents 60 and older regardless of income.

Al Hamilton, senior legal attorney, will discuss the legal service available for the elderly from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The Legal Assistance for the Elderly program offers legal assistance with Social Security (administrative matters and Medi-Care/Medi-Cal questions,) SSI, wills, trusts, real property, consumer, contract and/or creditor problems.

For more information about the Senior Legal Program or to schedule an appointment call (530) 621-6154.


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