Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will present a program today on the Afghan Jewelry Project. The meeting will begin at noon in the Creekside Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. The cost of the lunch is $10 and everyone is invited.
The Afghan Jewelry Project sells handmade jewelry from the Kuchi Tribe of Eastern Afghanistan. These one-of-a- kind pieces using lapis lazuli and other gemstones in sterling silver settings. The money earned goes directly to the families for survival. In the past few years the Afghan Jewelry Project has netted enough money to establish schools, an orphanage and to clear two minefields.
Bonita Chamberlin, who has been working closely with the project, will present the program on the artistry of these Afghani women and will have jewelry for sale. Anyone interested in attending should call the Soroptimist hotline at (866) 801-8652 to make a reservation.
Pancakes to be on the menu
Come to the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee at $3 for adults and $1 for children. This is a fundraiser for additions and improvements to the senior center.
Call Rolf at (530) 541-5777 or the senior center weekdays at (530) 542-6094.
Breast cancer support offered
The South Lake Tahoe Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The next meeting will be this Thursday.
The support group offers an opportunity to meet other women who are breast cancer survivors and share information and support. The members help each other through a very difficult time in their lives, no matter what stage of the disease they are in.
For more information contact Christine Triggs at (530) 577-0363.
Shredding event is school benefit
Iron Mountain Secure Shredding will be in the St. Theresa School parking lot, 1081 Lyons Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23.
The program is a fundraiser for the scholarship program. Financial donations will be appreciated. Shredding is a way to prevent identity theft. Papers only will be accepted. No plastic or newspapers will be allowed.
For details call St. Theresa School at (530) 544-8944.
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