“Bare Bones” open mic night will be presented by the Lake Tahoe Writing Club tonight. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Tallac Historic Site, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on State route 89. The event is free to the public.
This is the first in a series of monthly open mics at the Boathouse Theater during this year’s Valhalla Arts & Music Festival. This is the perfect intimate setting for those who live in the spotlight or have never been on stage before.
In the tradition of open mic nights, all varieties of acts are welcome from stand up comics to musical duos, and as always, spoken word and other performance arts. Call ahead to make sure you’re on the performance list. With the breathtaking view of the lake behind the performers, this series of open mics is unmatched in both this historic venue and priceless performances.
For more information call (530) 416-2666 or visit http://www.laketahoewritingclub.com.
Hepatitis C group meets
People Helping People Hepatitis C Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Barton Memorial Hospital board room, 2178 South Ave.
People Helping People offers compassion and support to individuals and their loved ones who have questions or would like to talk about hepatitis C. For meeting information or phone support call John, (530) 577-1412; Ken, (530) 577-3111; or Rick, 541-6074.
Kids’ fishing derby Saturday
The South Lake Tahoe Optimists and Raley’s will sponsor a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Sawmill Pond for children 14 years of age and under.
The event will include prizes, goodies and a chance to meet Mack the Naw.
Fishing tackle and bait will be available.
Elks Lodge holds Flag Day event
Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge 2094 will host its annual Flag Day ceremony at 5 p.m. June 14 at the lodge, 1635 Elks Club Drive in Meyers. The public is invited to come and participate in the observance of Flag Day.
Participants in the ceremony will include Civil Patrol Cadets, Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps from South Tahoe High School, Girl Scouts, and the Black Bear Bagpipers.
SK8 Straight event Saturday
The third annual SK8 Straight event is scheduled Saturday at Bijou Skate Park. This is a fun day of skateboarding competition and urban street BMX, while promoting a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle.
Entry is free, food is free and each participant will receive a raffle ticket provided they sign a commitment to live drug free. Prizes will be awarded to the top skaters and BMXers in all categories. Required safety gear includes helmet and knee and elbow pads.
The event, co-sponsored by the city of South Lake Tahoe, begins at noon with competition getting under way at 1 p.m. The event will culminate with a grand prize drawing for a 2006-07 seasons pass at Sierra-at-Tahoe. For more information call Lauren Thomaselli at (530) 542-9355 or Holly Greenough at (530) 573-1983.
‘Queen for a Day’ on Sunday
“Queen for a Day” for elementary school girls will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade. Riana Cerceo, Miss Northern California Preteen 2005, will host a benefit fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe. Activities will include arts and crafts, beauty, etiquette, modeling and fun.
Registration is $20 and is available at the Boys and Girls Club (530) 542-0838 or Kahle Community Center (775) 586-7271.
Riana is a seventh-grade honor student at Kingsbury Middle School. She has represented Northern California during the past year promoting integrity and community service and being a role model for preteens. She also participates in sports, leadership and honor society and is an accomplished dancer with the Dance Visions competitive team.
Bicycle rodeo on Saturday
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department will host a bicycle rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at South Tahoe Middle School, 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The event is for all school-aged children.
Participants should bring their bicycle and helmet and a desire to have fun. Drinks, prizes and bicycle safety checks will be provided. For more information contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department Traffic Unit at (530) 542-6100 and ask about the bicycle rodeo.
The event is being provided with the assistance of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization whose Web site is http://www.tahoebike.org. Prizes and mechanics are provided by Sports LTD and Sierra Cycle Works.
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