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Wildfire season is around the corner, and El Dorado County residents are invited to attend a series of meetings to learn how to take action and make their neighborhoods fire-safe.

The Nevada Fire Safe Council and Lake Valley Fire Department will conduct three meetings at Lake Valley Fire Station in Meyers, 2211 Keetak St., and residents may attend any or all of them.

The sessions are scheduled at 6 p.m. March 3 and 4 and at 10 a.m. March 8. Reservations would be appreciated but are not necessary.



To make a reservation and for more information, call (530) 577-2447.

The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club will sponsor an instrumentalist music contest for high school students Feb. 22 at Whittell High School. Students will be able to win more than $1,000 in prize money for a five- to eight-minute instrumental performance of their choice.



There will be three qualifying contests: the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club Contest is Feb. 22; the area contest with semifinals will be April 4; and district contest finals are May 3. Contestants will be judged on musical ability, musical empathy, musical sound, stage presence and musical selection.

For more information or to sign up, contact Chelsey Glasson at Chelsey.Glasson@gmail.com.

This pre-Valentine’s Day weekend, hundreds of warm hearts will plunge into the icy waters of Lake Tahoe in an effort to raise funds for Nevada Special Olympics Team Tahoe.

The fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled Saturday at Ski Run Marina. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with the official parade of costumes, and the plunge will take place at noon.

“You can plunge your entire body or just your toes,” said Maggie Schwartz, regional director for Special Olympics of Nevada. “This is about having fun while raising important funds.”

To participate, plungers need to raise a minimum of $100, which entitles them to be part of the event.

Each plunger will receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the awards ceremony, which will follow the plunge at Chevys Fresh Mex restaurant.

Plungers are encouraged to preregister and obtain a pledge sheet through Team Tahoe at (530) 541-4873.


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