The South Lake Tahoe chapter of the American Association of University Women on Saturday will sponsor a timely presentation by South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Lorenzo Gigliotti on “Fire Safety: How to Prepare.” The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in the old board room No. A106 at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Chief Gigliotti is a 26-year fire service veteran who has served as a fire chief for 13 years, with two years and 10 months as the fire chief in South Lake Tahoe.
Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend this brunch and talk. The optional brunch costs $4. Respond via e-mail to Jeanne Benin at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone to Candy at (530) 541-2799.
Library collects food donations
The Douglas County public library is presenting Food for Fines through Oct. 20.
For each can or box of nonperishable food donated, patrons may chose to waive an overdue fine or select a free book from the library sale rack. All proceeds will go to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
The Douglas County Public Library is located at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove and 1625 Library Lane in Minden. For more information, call the library at (775) 782-9841.
Tahoe Paradise Park board meets next week
The board of directors of Tahoe Paradise Park will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the park recreation hall. Community members are invited to attend the open meeting and comment on the park’s master plan for improvements.
For more information, contact the Tahoe Paradise Park manager at (530) 314-1046.
Living Voices to perform Wednesday
Tahoe Arts Project, along with Annetta and Robert Chester, on Wednesday will bring a compelling performance by Living Voices to the South Shore. Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will host the program at its luncheon meeting at noon at Harrah’s convention center.
The cost is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made no later than Friday by calling the Soroptimist information line at (866) 801-8652.
Living Voices brings life to history by using a unique combination of live theater and interactive video. The program to be presented is titled “Hear My Voice,” which tells the story of the fight for women’s suffrage. Share the experience of one young woman whose efforts and sacrifices earn her a special place in history, and participate in the 72-year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote.
For more information about the program, call Tahoe Arts Project at (530) 542-3632.
Educational Foundation to host candidates’ forum
The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation on Tuesday will sponsor a candidates’ forum for Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board and Lake Tahoe Community College Trustee candidates.
The public is invited to attend this informational forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sierra House Elementary School in the multipurpose room. Candidates for the LTUSD board will speak and answer questions from 6 to 7 p.m. LTCC trustee candidates will make presentations and respond to questions from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Judge Suzanne Kingsbury will moderate the presentations and Q and A sessions for both groups of candidates.
LTCC trustee candidates are Karen Borges, William Burns, Kenneth Rollston (incumbent) and Frederick “Fritz” Wenck (incumbent.) LTUSD candidates are Barbara Bannar (incumbent,) Michael Doyle, Larry Green, Lauri Kemper, Jill Sanders, and Sue Novasel (incumbent.)
AARP potluck meeting at Senior Center next week
AARP chapter 2617 will conduct a potluck meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Participants are asked to bring their own place setting as well as a potluck dish to share with at least six other people.
The agenda includes voting on board members for 2008 and a presentation by Elizabeth Swope, DDS. Swope, a 1980 graduate of Loma Linda University, had had a private practice in Meyers, Calif., for 12 years. She practices all phases of family dentistry and especially enjoys restorative dentistry with emphasis on aesthetics.
Ten smoke alarms were given to AARP chapter 2617 by the Nevada State AARP. They have been installed in senior homes by the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.
For more information, call Norma at (530) 544-7305.