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Barton Health Resource Center wants to raise awareness among women that heart disease is their No. 1 health risk. More women die yearly from heart disease than all cancers combined.

Dr. Gerrie Gardner, D.O., FACC, FACP, will present a free lecture, “Calling All Women – Are Your Hearts Healthy?” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Barton Hospital board room. Gardner, a cardiologist who practices with Sierra Nevada Cardiology in South Lake Tahoe and Nevada, was the first full-time cardiologist in South Lake Tahoe. She specializes in cholesterol management, coronary artery disease and pacemaker intervention.

Gardner will reach out to women in the community and alert them to their personal risk factors for heart disease. By joining together we can raise awareness locally about heart disease and help women on the path to prevention. This lecture could save your life.

For more information call the Barton Health Resource Center at (530) 543-5537.

Spaghetti dinner to raise funds

George Whittell High School cheerleaders will conduct a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the school commons.

The cost is $5 per person and money raised will go toward a new floor mat for the cheerleaders to practice on. The community is invited.

The boys and girls basketball teams will be playing that night against Lovelock. The junior varsity girls game is at 3 p.m., the junior varisity boys game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., the varsity girls at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.

“We would love support from the community, parents and students. So, everyone come and join us for a night of spaghetti and basketball,” Bernadette Esquivel said.

Tahoe grad back from Navy duty

Susan Kinstler, daughter of Karen Kinstler of South Lake Tahoe, is coming back to the states after a second tour of duty in Afghanistan. She will be home for a skiing visit Feb. 5 through 11.

Kinstler grew up in South Lake Tahoe and after graduating from South Tahoe High School in 1983, taught skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort and Mammoth Mountain. She is currently a senior chief petty office in the U.S. Navy and was named Sailor of the Year when stationed in Puerto Rico.

Kinstler can be reached at sooski@yahoo.com.

Sign up now for swim clinics

Sign-ups are going on now for winter evening coached swim clinics with Derek Beller at the indoor South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Swim Pool Complex. Improve your strokes and conditioning while receiving instruction, feedback and a workout. Don’t wait – pencil in some consistent “you” time now to help you keep your fitness resolutions.

The 12 evening workouts run Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through March 9. the cost is $78 for the entire session. Swimmers must be able to swim and be 14 years 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 Recreation and Swim Pool Complex at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Tahoe Singles plans events

Tahoe Singles has planned two events to support the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School. Wild Winter Wednesdays are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. this Wednesday and Feb. 8 at River Ranch Restaurant, Highway 89 and Alpine Road near Tahoe City. Meet by the fireplace. For more information call (530) 587-4430 or e-mail tahoesingles@yahoo.com.

– Provided to the Tribune


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