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What’s Happening

Swordplay, the Lake Tahoe Community College Fencing Club, will present a Renaissance Revel this weekend at El Dorado Park, corner of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The community is welcome to attend and everything is free.

The Renaissance Revel will include sword-fighting demonstrations, tournaments, and melees in the Renaissance style.

There will be free food and an opportunity to participate in Renaissance games of strategy and skill such as chess, backgammon and cathedral. Musicians, dancers and singers will provide entertainment.

One-man band set to perform

Stella Van Dyke American Legion Post 795 will sponsor a fun event from 6 p.m. to closing on Saturday, June 3, at the Legion Post, 795 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from Meeks Building Center.

Michael, the one-man band, will provide music and finger foods will be served. Also, a no- host bar will be available. The community is welcome to come join in the fun.

Pet vaccines are offered

Sierra Veterinary Hospital will offer pet vaccine clinics from 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 7, 8 and 9 at the hospital, 3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd. To make an appointment call (530) 542-1952.

The vaccine clinics are offered the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each month. Dogs must be on leash and cats in carriers.

Support group to skip meeting

Friends with Compassion (formerly called Compassionate Friends), a support group for families who have lost a child of any age, will not meet June 8. The regular meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday in the month. The next regular meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 13 in the lounge of the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The purpose of the group is to bring comfort and to help one another cope, especially with holidays and people who don’t understand the effect of such a loss over time. Rebecca Phillipsen, social worker with Barton Hospice, who has worked with families to cope with grief at the loss of their loved ones, is the professional advisor to the group.

Call Arline at (775) 588-6997 or Jonquil at (530) 544-6892.

Assemblyman addresses group

Douglas County Republican Central Committee will meet June 8 at the Judicial Building at Lake Tahoe. Note meeting location change for the summer months.

Social will begin at 7 p.m. and the meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. This month’s speaker is Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick. For information contact Valley Vice-Chair Joe Denton at (775) 265-7465 or Lake Vice-Chair Dennis Berry at (775) 588-7317.

College presents ‘Star Trek’ event

The Lake Tahoe Community College Department of Anthropology and Sociology will present “The Cultural Phenomenon of Star Trek” from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 9 at the LTCC Student Center.

The public speaking appearance of guests “Rod” Roddenberry, son of the late Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, and Roger Nygard, director and producer of the “Trekkies” documentaries, will augment the academic discipline of anthropology as observed through the cultural phenomenon of “Star Trek.” This event is designed to raise community awareness of how the social aspects of “Star Trek” mirror contemporary society, including the topics of universal ethical dilemmas, cultural perspective, conflict and optimism for humanity’s progress.

The guest speaker presentations will be accompanied by a short amateur video featuring the influence of “Star Trek” on local rock music bands, “Warp11” and “Stovokor,” and a discussion with adjunct faculty anthropology instructor, Daryl Frazetti, on the philosophy, multiculturalism, and historical context of the subject.

Tickets for the event will be $25 for the general public and $20 for any college student with a valid student ID. To purchase tickets, contact the Lake Tahoe Community College bookstore located near the college main entrance or phone (530) 541-4660, ext. 227.

Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available. They will be raffling off tickets for a Star Trek convention in Sacramento and an autographed poster of William Shatner.

– Provided to the Tribune

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