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The Ski with a Ranger Program, a partnership between the Heavenly Mountain Resort and the USDA Forest Service, is looking for volunteers to lead guided tours over the snow at the Heavenly ski resort one day a week.

The tours focus on the National Forest System, the partnership and the natural and cultural history of the Lake Tahoe Basin. For more information, contact Allie Wenzl, Ski with a Ranger coordinator, at (530) 541-5227.

The Community Care Center of Tahoe, the Angora fire relief organization in the former Mikasa building at the “Y,” is seeking volunteers.



Everyone is invited to come on down and take a look at how the community has pulled together. Someday you may need to receive this kind of aid, so it is important to help when you can.

Volunteers can sign up at the center for the hours they can work. Days and hours volunteers are needed this week are Friday and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Also, someone is needed Nov. 14 through Nov. 21. The center will be open fewer hours the rest of November, which will make scheduling volunteers easier.



To volunteer and for more information, call Moksha Lea at (530) 416-4453.

The Lake Tahoe chapter of Ducks Unlimited will present its annual fundraising banquet Nov. 10 at the Horizon Casino Resort. Doors open with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. and an auction at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are individual $65; greenwing $35; sponsor $350; and corporate table $800. The sponsor package includes sponsor membership, $100 in raffle tickets and drawing. A corporate table seats eight and includes $300 in raffle tickets.

For tickets and more information, call (530) 544-8618.

Sierra Recovery Center and Drs. Frederick Wenck and Kevin Cassidy will conduct their second annual dental fundraiser from Monday through Nov. 15.

Make a $100 donation to Sierra Recovery Center at Wenck’s office, 1116 Ski Run Blvd., or Cassidy’s office, 585 Tahoe Keys Blvd., during these dates and receive a credit of $200 toward dental treatment. All money brought in will be used for Sierra Recovery Center clients.

For more information, call Rhea at (530) 318-1541.

An account has been established at the Bank of America, Truckee branch, for Charles Coogan Kelly of Truckee.

Kelly, 21, was one of three University of Nevada, Reno, students who were shot to death Oct. 28 during a Halloween party in Reno.

Donations to the account will be used to help Kelly’s family with funeral and burial expenses.

Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role that one can undertake. Taking the opportunity to share information and feel connected to others who are providing care is a vital step to perform this task to the best of one’s ability.

Take the opportunity to become connected and rejuvenated from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Refreshments will be served.

Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. Preauthorization is required for respite services. For more information contact Penny Hubert at (530) 541-2304 or the Family Caregiver Support program at (530) 621-6251 or (530) 621-6151.


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