A series of five free talks by Winston McCullough, Ph.D., will be hosted by Mountain Yoga beginning Saturday. For more information, call (530) 543-1400 or e-mail email@example.com.
April 10 – 7 to 9 p.m. at 596 Lucerne Way in the Tahoe Keys. “Everything you wanted to know about reaching a Buddhist paradise on Earth.”
April 13 – 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., co-hosted by Unity at the Lake, at Mountain Spirit Bookstore, 3045 Harrison Ave. “For we have seen His star in the East (Matthew 2:2) – a Christian/ Buddhist conversation.”
April 15 – 7 to 9 p.m. at Mountain Yoga, 3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., No. 8, in the Lakeview Plaza behind Freshies. “Can You Actually Reach Heaven by Practicing Yoga?”
April 17 – 7 to 9 p.m. at 596 Lucerne Way in the Tahoe Keys. “Karma, Emptiness, Yoga and Liberation.”
April 18 – 10 a.m. McCullough will deliver a talk at the Unity at the Lake Sunday service, South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
McCullough is the director of Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center in Arizona, where he is a senior teacher of Buddhist philosophy. He completed the teacher training program of the Asian Classics Institute in New York City and has taught ACI courses in the U.S., Ireland and Asia. He has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology and has taught graduate courses in business and psychology at Columbia and New York University.
Church offers scholarships
Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church is offering two scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Students from Whittell High School who are active in church and school activities may obtain applications from the counseling office at the high school. Students from South Tahoe High who are members of the parish can come to the church office to pick one up.
The grants are $1,500 each and are awarded on merit only. The deadline to apply is May 14. For more information call the church office at (775) 588-2080.
‘Wine Tasting’ poster contest
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is preparing for its 34th annual wine tasting event. An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting is scheduled in mid-November at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
The cultural arts committee is accepting original art work from local artists with the theme “Wine Tasting in Tahoe.” The winning artist will receive $500, the art will be displayed on the advertising poster, and the original artwork will be available for purchase at the silent auction.
The deadline for submission of art work is May 31 and the winner will be selected June 9. To enter the contest and for more information call Lucie King at (775) 588-3762.
Alpine Meadows Fun Day in May
The eighth annual Ski Nautique Gates & Wakes Fun Day and Pro Challenge will return to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort May 1 and 2.
The unique event allows competitors to experience a quintessential Tahoe sports day by skiing or snowboarding in the morning at Alpine Meadows and wakeboarding or water skiing on Lake Tahoe in the afternoon.
The contest has three combinations from which competitors may choose: snow ski / water ski division, snow ski / wakeboard division, or snowboard / wakeboard division.
Competitors may be surprised to see professional waterskiers and snow skiers Daron Ralves, Glen Plake and Tamara McKinney, but not to worry; these ringers and others will compete against each other in the Pro Challenge. Everyone of all ability levels is welcome to compete in the open division.
Back this year is the Disabled Challenge. All disabled skiers and boarders are urged to join us in efforts to make this year’s event a success for Disabled Sports. Also back this year is the Youth Division. It’s a chance to catch a glimpse of future pros.
The entry fee is $56 for adults and $46 for children 12 and under. The fee includes lift tickets, lunch, and boat tows. There is a $67 fee for those who would like to compete in this year’s Two-Round Slalom event taking place on Friday and Saturday. Event proceeds are donated to the Disabled Sports Association.
For more information or to register for Gates & Wakes contact Bob Bense at (916) 638-3382 or Alpine Meadows at (530) 588-8321.
Parent support group meets
A parent education and support group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting April 14 at Superior Court, second floor.
The meetings will include weekly topics and discussion. For more information contact Anne Landry at (530) 573-3091.
– Provided to the Tribune