-Library offers computer classes
The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will offer four computer classes during the month of February.
Introduction to the Internet will be from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 and Feb. 9. Introduction to e-mail will be 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 and Feb. 23. Advance registration is required to reserve a space. Each class is a one-time, two-hour class and all classes are free of charge. The only prerequisite is that participants must be experienced using the mouse. People who do not have this experience may come to the library ahead of time and complete the mouse tutorial program.
To sign up call the library at (530) 573-3185 or stop by the library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
-STMS Winter Dance announced
The South Tahoe Middle School PTA Winter Festival Dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 in multipurpose room. The dance was postponed in December due to heavy snowfall.
All STMS students are welcome to attend but must show student ID. Admission is $5, or $4 if students bring at least one canned food item, which will be donated to Christmas Cheer as part of the middle school PTA’s annual canned food drive. The STMS Student Body will be selling food and beverages and students may purchase glow items and pictures for $3 each.
For more information call the school at (530) 541-6404 or (530) 577-4857.
-Support group meetings announced
Compassionate Friends will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The discussion topic will be “Last Happy Memories with Your Child.”
The purpose of the group is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child or any age, and to provide information to help others be supportive.
The following Compassionate Friends will answer questions and are available as a resource in times of crisis.
Dealing with the death of an older child, Corrine Ehler, (530) 544-1217; Infant Death of SIDS, Alice Busenlehner, (530) 541-3714; Drug Overdose, Bonnie Oliver, (530) 544-6532; and Suicide, Jack and Dot Mangnall, (530) 541-3714. Jack Mangnall also is available for anyone with special needs or a man in grief who would like to talk to another man.
For more information call Deborah Woodruff at (530) 541-5587.
-Valentine’s spaghetti dinner held
The Meyers Elementary School class of 2002 will host its annual Valentines spaghetti dinner, raffle and silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the school multipurpose room. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 9 years of age and younger. Tickets are available at Heaven Scent Salon and at Meyers School.
Proceeds from the event will help defer costs of the annual fifth-grade field trip to Coyote Point and the Marine Science Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The raffle and silent auction include prizes from the Embassy Suites, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Time Out Health Club, Hornblower, M.S. Dixie II, Tudor Pub, Williams Sports, Shehadi Motors, Kens Tires, RAM Photography, Tahoe Family Dentist, Toy Maniacs and more.
For more information call Cheryl Cobrae at (530) 544-6404.
-Pizza night for Tahoe Valley
Tahoe Valley Elementary School will sponsor a pizza night fund-raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Grand Central.
Tahoe Valley School staff will be serving and people can dine in or take out. All profit will go to the school.
Grand Central pizza is located at 2229 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Kings Trading Post Center.
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