Tahoe Toastmasters will sponsor a humorous speech contest at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the South Tahoe Library Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
The public is welcome to attend and watch members vie for the chance to move on to the next competition Sept. 27 in Incline Village.
Choir ready to start rehearsals
It’s the beginning of the Tahoe Choir’s 35th season. The first rehearsal of Handel’s Messiah begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the choral rehearsal room of the Fine Arts Building at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Under the direction of Linda Mitchell, the community choir, in conjunction with LTCC’s chorus will rehearse for the three performances of the Messiah slated the second weekend in December.
If you have some experience in choral singing, even if it was a few years back in high school or in a church choir, you are encouraged to become a member of the Tahoe Choir. You may register for it for college credit through LTCC.
The choir will offer a special workshop with David Gordon of the Carmel Bach Festival on Oct. 28. The last time a well-known name in choral music worked with the choir, conducting his own work with the Tahoe Choir and members of the Reno Philharmonic, was in 1984 when Gregg Smith presided on the podium.
Diabetes care topic of talk
Living with diabetes can be challenging. The Diabetes Support Group is a private, confidential format committed to providing education and encouragement for persons, families and friends with diabetes. Anyone who would like more information on diabetes is welcome.
A special session is slated from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 19 at Barton Memorial Hospital board room. Guest speaker will be Dr. Daniel Caruso, endocrinologist of Reno, whose topic will be “New Trends in Diabetes Care.” Caruso is a diabetes specialist, who volunteers his time each year at the children’s diabetes camp “Camp Buck.”
There is no charge to attend. For more information call (530) 543-5548 or e-mail VMcKenna@bartonhealth.org.
Class offered on golf basics
Experience Lake Tahoe’s premier golf course while you learn to play the game. Edgewood Golf Course instructors will show you basic golf concepts including full swing, short games, golf course rules and etiquette.
Classes are scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning Sept. 19. The fee is $60 for a four-class session. To register and for more information call (775) 586-7271.
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