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Volunteers are needed for Tahoe Rim Trail clean-up on Sunday.

People will gather at 9 a.m. at the Big Meadow trailhead near the top of Luther Pass on Highway 89. They should bring a lunch, water gloves and long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. They will hike in two miles and eat at a beautiful stream and clean the trail on the way back.

“It’s is a wonderful opportunity to see the Tahoe Rim Trail,” said Valerie Conners, who can be reached at (530) 544-8545.

Quitting smoking is focus of class

Do you want to quit smoking? Do you want to improve your health and live longer? If so, this is just for you.

The Barton Health Resource Center is hosting Smoking Cessation Classes sponsored by the El Dorado County Health Department. The cost is $25 and consists of eight sessions. Attendance at the first session is critical. Sessions are Monday, Oct. 3, Tuesday Oct. 11, Monday Oct. 17, Thursday Oct. 20, Monday Oct. 24, Tuesday Nov. 1, Monday Nov. 7, Wednesday Nov. 9.

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Classes will be held at the Barton Hospital Board Room and begin at 6 pm.

Cash, check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa) is accepted. Please call the Barton Health Resource Center at (530) 543-5537 for pre-registration or for more information.

Take the plunge at the city pool

Sign ups are going on now for fall swim lessons at the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Swim Pool Complex. The center has afternoon and evening sessions running Tuesday and Thursdays, Oct. 4 through 20.

The next Saturday morning session will go Oct. 29 Ð Dec. 10.

Group swim lessons are for 3-13 year olds and the cost is $35.00 for any of the six class sessions.

Private swim lessons are great for all ages and abilities. Cost begins at $20 per half-hour for one student. Please drop in the Recreation Complex to check out times and instructors’ availability.

Register for all classes at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Swim Pool Complex, located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd, any Monday Ð Saturday.

If you have questions please call 530-542-6056 or stop by now to sign up for swimming.

Stop the snoring and sleep better

Do you snore? Do you find it difficult to stay awake during your everyday routine? Do you wake up with headaches? If so, you could be suffering from sleep apnea.

Please join the Barton Sleep Studies department Tuesday at 6 p.m. for their G.A.S.P. meeting, Group for Apnea Sleeping Problems. This meeting in the Barton Board Room will be an overview of Sleep Apnea. It will explain what sleep apnea is, signs and symptoms, treatments, possible complications during any surgery if you have sleep apnea as well as insurance coverage facts.

If you have any questions please contact the Barton Sleep Studies Laboratory at 543-5895 or the Barton Health Resource Center at 543-5537.

Fish fry tonight at Elks Lodge

There will be a fish fry Friday night at the Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge 2094.

Proceeds will benefit disabled children in the community, according to publicity chairman Ken Morgan.

The bar will open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

The cost is $8

The telephone number at the lodge is (530) 577-2094.

October baseball for Little League

Weather permitting, South Tahoe National Little League will be holding their final fall baseball clinic Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Tahoe Fred Rightmier Little League Field .

The clinic is free and open to all league age children 5-12 years of age. Emphasis is on basic mechanics with a pickup game following. Parent participation is encouraged. For more information call Joanne Marchesseault at (530) 577-5552.

Figure skating at arena Saturday

The Sierra Nevada Figure Skating Club will be hosting its third annual exhibition, “Rising Stars on Ice,” at the City of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Bikers collect toys for kids

The 15th annual Tahoe Toy Run will be Saturday.

Motorcycles will line up at the Horizon Casino Resort at 10 a.m. then leave at noon, traveling in formation across town to the Brothers’ Place. The lead biker will Christmas Valley resident Santa Claus.

The Tahoe Toy Run is the major fund-raiser for Christmas Cheer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food to needy families and Christmas toys in this community.

Bikers from throughout California and Nevada participate each year.

After the bikers reach the Brothers’ Place, the party gets started. Cool Black Kettle will perform a concert, and there will be a raffle, auction and barbecue.

People can donate toys at the Horizon between 10 a.m. and noon, then at the Brothers’ Place, 888 Emerald Bay Road, after 3 p.m.

“The community support is incredible,” Toy Run coordinator Mary Luckel said. “Local merchants and businesses supply prizes for the raffle and auction. Their generosity is appreciated each and every year.”

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department also help out at the event.

– Provided to the Tribune.