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The Lake Tahoe Community College International Education Department has scholarship money for students wishing to study abroad in London this fall. You can join the group for eight weeks in London for just $4,215 (not including airfare). Submit an application for both the program and scholarship by 4 p.m. July 10 at LTCC in room E-104. Scholarships will be awarded only to students enrolled in the London Program.

Students will study in London from Oct. 6 through Dec. 2, living with British host families and studying art, English, international business and speech. The program price covers accommodations including breakfast five days per week, a London Transport travel pass, half-day guided sightseeing tour of London, and a cultural program including three theater visits, three full-day excursions to Stratford, Stonehenge with Salisbury and Greenwich.

Students must be 18 years or older to apply and must have a GPA 2.5 or higher. High school seniors are encouraged to apply. Financial aid is available. For more information contact Melonie Guttry, international education program coordinator, at (530) 541-4660, ext. 370, or e-mail guttry@ltcc.edu.

Yacht club plans many activities

The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club will hold its quarterly general membership meeting July 11 at Round Hill Pines Resort. It will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and a no-host cocktail hour. A beach dinner will start at 7 p.m. and feature all-you-can-eat barbecued ribs.

The recipient of the club’s $1,000 scholarship award, James Moore, a graduating senior from South Tahoe High School, and his family will be honored. The business meeting that follows will focus on by-laws changes for the club. Call Marianne Bennett at (530-544-5650) for reservations.

Additional activities during July include a Commodore’s Cocktail Party for members from 5 to 7 p.m. July 21. Call Commodore Jerry Kahler at (530) 541-1120 for information about what to bring.

On July 24 the club has planned a camp-out and potluck at Emerald Bay Boat Camp. We will meet at campsite No. 21, a large area easily reached from the dock. The site is also reserved for July 25 for those who want to stay for two nights. If you can’t stay for the night come for the evening and dinner. To reserve a buoy call Reserve America at (800) 444-7275. For more details about the event call cruise captains Terry and Peggy Mackwood at (530) 544-1032.

The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club is a year-round club that serves members in both California and Nevada and is open to all those who are interested in boating and good times. As an active member of the Pacific Inter-Club Yachting Association and supporter of Boat US, the club participates in promoting boating issues on Tahoe and around the state. For membership information call Dale Nielsen at (530) 544-1115 or Wendy Oleson at (530) 542-3465. You may also visit our Web site at http://www.southlaketahoeyachtclub.com.

Legion hosts karaoke night

Stella Van Dyke Johnson American Legion Post 795 will host a Karaoke Night with Dave Meier from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Legion Post, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from Meek’s Building Center.

The public is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of refreshments and entertainment.

For more information call the American Legion at (530) 541-8788.

Relay for Life fundraiser set

The “Ultimate Fighters” Relay for Life team will have a garage and bake-sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at 2324 California St. All proceeds will go to South Lake Tahoe’s first Relay for Life. For more information call Vicky at (530) 54-4066.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising activity. It’s an overnight “celebration of life” dedicated to cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle against the disease.

Funds raised will help support the American Cancer Society programs of research, education, and service to patients and their families.

For more information about Relay for Life scheduled July 22 and 23 at Kahle Park contact Judi Sparrow at (775) 586-1066 or judisparrow@charter.net.

Swim lessons are available

Sign-ups are going on now for swim lessons at the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Swim Pool Complex. The next sessions begin July 11 for evening lessons, July 12 for morning lessons and July 15 for Saturdays. Group swim lessons are for 3-13 year olds and the cost is $35 for the eight-hour class session.

Private swim lessons are ongoing and great for all ages and abilities. Cost begins at $20 per half-hour for one student. 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, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., any Monday through Saturday. Call (530) 542-6056.

Support group meets July 13

Friends with Compassion (formerly called Compassionate Friends) a support group for families who have lost a child of any age, will meet from 5:30 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 is the professional advisor to the group. She is a social worker with Barton Hospice, who has worked with families to cope with grief at the loss of their loved ones.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information call Arline at (775) 588-6997 or Jonquil at (530) 544-6892.

Pet adoption event slated

DAWG will sponsor a dog- adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 at Petco, Highway 395 and Topsy Lane in Carson City.

The event features great dogs and all are current on their shots. DAWG members will help you find the dog that is best for you.

For more information call (775) 267-7325 or visit the Web site at http://www.dawgrescue.com.


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