American Legion Post 795 will host a free Thanksgiving dinner for all veterans who have no place to go for Thanksgiving. The turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Legion Post, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The Horizon Casino Resort donated six turkeys for the event, which helps make the dinner possible.
For more information, call the American Legion at (530) 541-8788.
The 2007 Optimist Club of South Lake Tahoe Christmas tree lot will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday and will operate daily until Dec. 23 or until all the trees are sold. Volunteers will staff the lot from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The lot may close before 8 p.m. on days business is slow.
For more information about the Optimist Club of South Lake Tahoe, pick up a brochure at the Optimist tree lot, or contact Terry Powers at (530) 544-5025.
On Thursday, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitors Centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations.
The visitor centers are located at 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across the street from the Tahoe Daily Tribune, and at 169 Highway 50, across from Lakeside Inn & Casino.
Visitor information is available at http://www.bluelaketahoe.com or by calling (800) 288-2463 (at Tahoe).
Coached swim clinics with Derek Beller will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 15 at the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
At the clinics, swimmers can improve their strokes and conditioning while receiving instruction and feedback. The swim clinics are drop-in only and cost $6 per day. Participants must be able to swim and be 14 years or older.
Register for all classes at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Swim Pool Complex. For more information, call (530) 542-6056, or stop by the complex.
The South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Swimming Complex pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m. for swimming, weights and indoor fun on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
Swimwear and/or workout clothing is required to enjoy any of the facilities. For more information, call (530) 542-6056, or drop by the Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Are you 12 to 16 years old and looking for a way to make extra money? Join us at Choices for Children, 1029 Takela Drive, Suite 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 for “Baby-Sitting 411.”
Participants will learn tips on how to create a successful baby-sitting business, what to expect from children ages birth to 10, how to guide children’s behavior, child safety and fun activity and menu ideas. Participants also will leave with a bag of free materials and activities to help them be a successful baby sitter.
Cost for the class is $20, which includes lunch. Those who wish to participate must register and pay by Nov. 27.
For more information and to reserve a spot, call Carol at (530) 541-5848.
The South Lake Tahoe Branch of Sons in Retirement meets the fourth Monday of each month at Tep’s Villa Roma, 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The next meeting will be this Monday.
SIRs officers meet at 10 a.m., followed by a social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. For more information, call Barrett Stitt at (530) 541-3794.
The South Lake Tahoe Citizens Alliance will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Barton Memorial Hospital board room.
Participants will discuss the “Fight the Blight” campaign, ongoing public meetings to update the South Lake Tahoe General Plan, South Tahoe Public Utility District election results, the North Lake Tahoe Alliance, formation of Incline Village Alliance and plans for the 2008 elections.
The public is invited.
Zephyr Cove Ski Club, sponsored by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, will conduct three registration sessions for the upcoming 2008 winter program.
The sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29; from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 1; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. All registration will take place at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade.
The club offers a variety of skiing and boarding opportunities for all Douglas County students from kindergarten through high-school age. All ability levels are encouraged to participate.
The program is offered at Heavenly Ski Resort. Options include lift and lessons, lift only, or pay-as-you-go packages. The program begins Jan. 5 and runs for six Saturdays, with one make-up day Feb. 23. Bus transportation is included.
For more information, call (775) 588-7233.
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