Better Breathers Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month and the public is welcome at no charge.
Jan Peacock, respiratory care practitioner at Barton Memorial Hospital, will discuss the benefits of exercise for patients with chronic obstructive reactive pulmonary disease as well as possible ways to maintain an increased level of endurance. Time will be allowed to answer questions about COPD as well as self-help information and breathing control exercises.
For more information contact Peacock at (530) 542-9183.
Come out, hear the candidates
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will conduct candidate forums at noon today and Oct. 25 at Harrah’s Tahoe Special Events Center. The public is invited. Each forum will begin at noon and the cost of $10 includes lunch.
Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling (866) 801-8652. Leave a message with your name and how many will be in your party.
Today’s forum will feature the candidates running for South Lake Tahoe City Council. The candidates are Kathay Lovell, Jerry Birdwell, Bill Crawford, Tom Davis, Michael Phillips and Tom Wendell.
The Oct. 25 forum will feature the candidates running for Nevada 2nd Congressional District, who are Jill Derby and Dean Heller, and candidates running for Nevada 4th District Commissioner, who are Nancy McDermid and Greta Hambsch.
The format of the forum will be as follows: Each candidate will have two minutes at the start of the program to present his or her qualifications and one minute for a wrap-up at the conclusion. Candidates will field a series of questions developed by a Soroptimist panel and presented by a moderator. Time permitting, questions will be taken from the floor. Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer each question.
Responses will be timed and the time allocated will depend on the complexity of the question.
Oktoberfest set at legion hall
An Oktoberfest has been scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 795. A $6 donation will include a dinner of German food and one beer. The event is open to the public.
The Cash Only band will provide live music and there will be a no-host bar. The American Legion is located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from Meek’s Building Center. For more information call (530) 541-8788.
Breast cancer group gathers
The South Lake Tahoe Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 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, please contact Chris Triggs at (530) 577-0363.
Get ready for ski, board swap
Fall is in the air and it’s time to see the best in new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing at the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Swap. The event will take place Nov. 17 and 18 at Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa Convention Center.
The Ski and Snowboard Swap is an annual fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization, the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation.
The foundation offers Alpine, freestyle/freeride and snowboard programs for youths 5 to 18 years of age and is proud of its members who have made the United States Ski and Snowboard teams and the X-Games.
The two-day swap starts with the Moonlight Madness presale, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 per person and $10 for the entire family.
The swap continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with free admission.
Do you have last year’s winter gear that you’re ready to sell? Want to make a little extra money the easy way and at the same time help the foundation youth pursue their dreams? Bring it to the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation building near the base of the Heavenly Resort Tram.
Public registration dates for the swap are from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14. No bindings or equipment more than 5 years old will be accepted.
For more information please call the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation at (530) 541-7354.
Cancer league holds luncheon
The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League luncheon will begin at noon Oct. 26 at the Lakeside Inn & Casino.
Members, non-members and friends are welcome to participate.
The program will be a discussion of the candy store and sign-up of volunteers.
The menu includes a choice of six entrees for $10 and includes gratuity.
Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling (530) 573-1020 no later than noon Oct. 23 with your menu choice.