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What’s Happening

The American Red Cross is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. at the senior center.

Support group meets Thursday

Friends with Compassion (formerly called Compassionate Friends), a support group for families who have lost a child of any age, will meet Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 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 each another cope, especially with holidays and people who don’t understand the effect of such a loss over time.

Rebecca Phillipsen, a social worker with Barton Hospice, has worked with families to cope with grief at the loss of their loved ones, and is the professional advisor to the group.

At Thursday’s meeting, a members will bring a cake to honor the birthday of her son, who lives on in her memory.

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

Help sought for wood program

This past Saturday, the Firewood for Disabled and/or Senior Citizens Project was able to deliver firewood to five senior citizens in the Lake Tahoe Basin. With the help of our volunteers, we hope to be able to deliver this next weekend to others as well.

We have had some setbacks but will continue to move forward. We are in need of volunteers for many tasks, in particular, to help split the wood and to deliver the wood. If anyone has a splitter that we may borrow as well, that would be a tremendous help to our project.

Call Dee Nangle at (530) 541-8313.

Tax Aide looks for volunteers

AARP Tax Aide is looking for volunteers to assist others with their taxes. Basic computer skills a plus, will receive training in January. AARP provides free tax counseling, preparation and e-filing for low/middle income residents, and others with their taxes for the year 2006, with special attention to those 60 and older. If we don’t get enough volunteers, we will have to reduce our available days. Please volunteer. Call Kay Taylor at (530) 544-4067 or go to http://www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Playgroup is for kids, parents

Please join us for Play & Learn, the free playgroup that provides play and crafting activities and healthy snacks for children while providing education, networking and parenting support for their mom and dad.

October classes are:

Today, The three R’s of Guiding Children’s Behavior: Setting clear, realistic and consistent rules and limits.

Oct. 18, This hurts me more than it hurts you: We know that physical punishment hurts, but does it help?

Play & Learn group is held at Choices for Children, 1029 Takela Drive, Suite 1 from 9:15 a.m. until 11 a.m.; drop-ins are welcome. Call (530) 541-5848.

– Provided to the Tribune

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