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Lake Tahoe Community College Performing Arts League in conjunction with the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute will present “Intimate Stories” (Historias mínimas) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the LTCC theater. The movie starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $4 for seniors, children, LTCC students with an ID card and ISSI participants. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (530) 541-4660, Ext. 512.

Three people set off on different journeys through Patagonia to the distant town of San Julian. There’s an old man with failing eyesight hitchhiking to find his lost dog Badface, an obsessive traveling salesman trying to win a young widow with a birthday cake for his son which he keeps changing to make more perfect, and a simple impoverished woman traveling to find out if she can bring home a prize from a television game show.

The minutely observed characters, mostly non-professional actors, are endearing, honest and fascinating with their Argentinean reserve and kindness that bridge the vast Patagonian landscape. Probably the weirdest road movie since the “Straight Story,” and with a feel good factor that is genuine and unpretentious, it tells of the importance of small events in lives very removed from our own.

Glen Alpine picnic slated

The fifth annual Glen Alpine Springs Summer Barbecue will take place from 1 p.m. to dusk Saturday at Glen Alpine Springs above Fallen Leaf Lake. A donation of $10 will cover all the great burgers, hot dogs and tasty stuff you can eat. Beer and wine will be just $2 each. Kids under 6 and dogs will be admitted free of charge.

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The event will include live bluegrass, jazz and mountain music provided by the Earth Tones and Friends and tasty brews by Mt. Tallac Brewing Company. Fine wines and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well as horseshoes, balloons, squirt gun fights and lots of fun for family and friends.

Visit the Historic Glen Alpine Springs Resort and learn how life used to be in the Sierra in the good old days. Parking is limited and car pooling is strongly suggested.

Proceeds will benefit The Historic Preservation of Glen Alpine Springs.

Club to discuss how we got fat

The Literature at Lunch Book Club will meet at noon Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The group will discuss “Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World” by Greg Critser.

This book, packed with well-documented statistics, examines the social, political and business reasons that the American obesity rate, always before stable at 25 percent of the population, shot up to 60 to 65 percent during the 1980s. The author’s explanation of the long term effects of obesity on our bodies and on the quality of our lives is enough to scare us all into rethinking our eating and exercising habits. Join the club for a lively discussion of a very important topic.

Senior picnic is on Wednesday

The Tahoe Douglas Seniors will hold their yearly picnic starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the gazebo area behind the Zephyr Cove Library.

Reservations are required. Call (775) 588-5140.

Hepatitis group meets at Barton

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 or their loved ones who have questions or need support for hepatitis C. For meeting information or phone support call Blackie, (530) 544-3764; Ken (530) 577-3111; or Rick, (530) 541-6074.

Gardens wanted for next tour

After a second successful Tahoe In Bloom garden tour in July, organizers are requesting unique and beautiful gardens for Tahoe in Bloom III. The July 2006 tour will be hosted by the Lake Tahoe Historical Society.

If your garden is a feast for sore eyes and you are willing to show off your own, or your landscaper’s handiwork in South Lake Tahoe, call Carolyn at (530) 541-4654. We wish to preview your garden in its summer bloom – soon – to determine if it would fit criteria for next year’s tour.