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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Carol Olivas, American Legion Auxiliary, and Al Foxworthy, assistant produce manager at Raley's at the "Y," from left, choose cabbage for the American Legion St. Patrick's dinner.

The AARP Tax-Aide program, which is offered free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 Wednesday and Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., will be closed today due to inclement weather.

For more information call Kay Taylor at (530) 544-4067.

Dem women meet in Minden

Douglas County Democratic Women will conduct their monthly luncheon April 3 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Guest speaker will be Jim Gibson, Henderson mayor and candidate for governor of Nevada.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Call Katherine Winans at (775) 267-1239 for details.

American Legion serving cabbage

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The public is invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday at American Legion Post 795. The festivities are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at the post, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The event will include a dinner of corned beef and cabbage, door prizes and music by the Cash Only band. The cost of dinner is $6 per person. For more information call (530) 541-8788.

Poster contest for wine event

Members of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe are preparing for their 36th annual “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting” event that will take place in November at Harrah’s Tahoe.

The service club’s cultural arts committee is accepting original artwork from local artists for a poster to promote the fundraiser.

The rules for the contest are:

— Present an original art piece using the theme “Wine Tasting in Tahoe.”

— Winner will receive $500 for the artwork and two tickets to the wine-tasting event.

— The original art piece will become the property of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and will be auctioned off at the silent auction.

— Artwork size is to be 11-by 18 inches and will be used to advertise the event.

— Contest will end May 31.

— Winner will be announced in June.

— All entries are to be dropped off at Skin & Hair Wellness Center and Spa, 1017 Carson Ave., No. 6. The center is open seven days a week.

For more information contact Rose Marie Ottman, cultural arts chair, at (530) 577-4044 or Valerie Conners, wine-tasting chair, at (530) 544-8545.

Tahoe Singles March ahead

Tahoe Singles, a social group, has three events planned for March.

For more information call (530) 587-4430. To receive the newsletter e-mail tahoesingles@yahoo.com.

Let’s Get Together nights are scheduled Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at Madigan’s Grille and Tavern, 10534 Cold Stream Road, Truckee. Meet in the dining room.

TGIF will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 24 at The River Ranch, Highway 89 and Alpine Road. Meet by the fireplace.

Sober strategy is under way

For the past 18 years the South Tahoe High School Grad Night Task Force has provided an all-night alcohol- and drug-free celebration party for the graduating class. Planning for the 2006 STHS Sober Grad Night is now under way. Parents of all grades, kindergarten through 12, are needed to volunteer to make this incredible party happen.

A planning meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 23 at Emerald Bay Center for Women’s Health on Emerald Bay Road, next to Bert’s Café. If you would like to help, but are unable to attend this meeting, call Cece Bachelder at (530) 577-4665.

The STHS Sober Grad Night is funded by community donations and ticket sales. Donations are needed and may be mailed to STHS Grad Night, P.O. Box 7046, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158.