The National Alliance on Mental Illness will show an educational film on coming of age at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
The film will discuss how problems tend to start at puberty. Topics include how millions of young women succumb to eating disorders, depression and cutting themselves as they strive for an unattainable perfection and begin secretly self-destruct.
All those interested are welcome to attend. For more information, call Diana at (530) 577-4740.
Disaster Action Team to meet on Wednesday
The South Lake Tahoe Disaster Action Team of the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The organization is looking for people to be trained to respond to local disasters and to participate in a variety of community preparedness events. Nurses are also needed.
Volunteers may give as much or as little time as they can. For the safety of volunteers and clients, a simple background check is required to become an active member.
For more information, call Jaymee Willison at (530) 544-2657.
Tahoe Democrats to meet Wednesday
The Lake Tahoe Democratic Club will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Elections are near, and the club hopes to build a stronger party through grassroots. For more information, call (530) 541-0152.
Tahoe Douglas seniors to hold luncheon at Harveys
Tahoe Douglas Senior Citizens will conduct its monthly membership luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in Harveys Resort & Casino convention center.
For more information, call the senior center at (775) 588-5140.
Snowmobile association meeting at Lakeside Inn
The Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Association will meet Thursday at the Lakeside Inn & Casino Timber Topper Restaurant. The board meeting will start at 5 p.m., dinner off the menu is at 6 p.m., and the meeting will get under way at 7:15 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday of each month, October through April, with additional summer activities.
Members are wrapping up a busy season that consisted of the club barbecue and highway cleanups over Luther Pass to Hope Valley. The club promotes safe riding, group rides and family activities, in addition to environmental and political issues to keep riding areas open to snowmobilers.
Members who helped with the highway cleanup are asked to bring their stories to share at the meeting. Prizes will be given to those with the most unusual highway finds.
For more information, call association President John Breylinger at (775) 588-0619.
School district holds public meeting on textbooks
A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 23 in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District boardroom, 1021 Al Tahoe Blvd. Parents, teachers, community members and bargaining unit leaders are encouraged to attend.
The district governing board will certify whether pupils in district schools have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in specified subjects to meet state board requirements.
Free roofing materials are available for needy families
John Cobrae, owner/operator of Tahoe Building Contractors/T.B.C. Roofing, is offering free roofing material to families in need.
The offer includes various grades and colors of new roofing shingles for repairs or partial replacement. If interested, call John Cobrae at (530) 542-2250.
Volunteers sought to teach adaptive snow sports
Disabled Sports USA Far West at Alpine Meadows ski area seeks volunteers to help teach people with disabilities how to downhill ski and snowboard.
Volunteers must be strong, intermediate skiers and enjoy having fun. Mandatory training is provided, and lift tickets are provided on volunteer days. For more information, call (530) 581-4161, ext. 203.