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The South Lake Tahoe Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The next meeting will be this Thursday.

The support group offers an opportunity to meet other women who are breast cancer survivors and share information and support. An invitation is extended to all women around the South Shore who have experienced cancer of any kind.

For more information, contact Christine Triggs at (530) 577-0363.



The Carson Valley Chukar Club will conduct its 22nd annual fundraiser at 5 p.m. March 1 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age, and smoking is prohibited inside the pavilion.

The event will include a meal of tri-tip, homemade beans and tossed salad as well as a raffle and auction items such as rifles, shotguns, fishing equipment and wildlife artwork.



Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner and membership in the club. They are available by calling (775) 783-0602. Proceeds from the event will be spent on habitat enhancement projects and youth educational programs pertaining to hunter safety and other outdoor sportsman activities.

It was 22 years ago that the Carson Valley Chukar Club hosted the its first fundraiser. Since that time, thousands of dollars have been raised and wildlife has benefited along with all outdoor enthusiasts. Last year, the event raised more than $74,000. Part of the money raised went to guzzler placement and use study with Randy Larsen, BYU, Desatoya/Haypress Meadows fencing project, a helicopter fee for a water survey in the Pine Nut Range, the purchase of needed biological equipment for NDOW, funding of a hunter’s sportsman journal via NDOW, sponsorship of a kids fishing derby, and hunter safety teaching equipment for a laser shot educational program.

BloodSource will conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, off Highway 50. Anyone who visits the blood drive will receive a coupon for a free personal one-topping pizza from Round Table Pizza. All walk-ins are welcome, and there are no appointments.

To give blood, you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 48 hours; be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent; and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID.

For more information about the South Tahoe Community blood drive, contact Dan Kerr at (775) 588-2376. For donor eligibility questions, call BloodSource at (800) 995-4420.

The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation is planning a “Leap for Snow Day” party on Leap Day, Feb. 29, in the St. Theresa Catholic Church multipurpose room. This is a fundraising event with a silent and live auction, and carnival games for the children, plus a raffle ticket winner will be announced.

Raffle prizes include tuition for the 2008-09 season, $1,000 cash or his and hers ski or snowboard packages from Sports Ltd. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $10 each. Admission tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children, and they will be available at the door.


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