Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2627 and its helpers will be selling Buddy Poppies this Saturday and May 29 at the main post office off Al Tahoe Blvd. and at many South Lake Tahoe stores on Saturday and Sunday and May 29 and 30.
According to Post Commander Richard Hughes, “VFW by-laws require that the proceeds from our sales of Buddy Poppies must be used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans right here in the community.”
When you see the VFW members with their familiar Red Poppies, show your gratitude to America’s veterans. Buy and wear a poppy.
VFW officer installation
Lake Tahoe VFW Post 2627 will meet Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge for dinner and the installation of officers for the year 2004-2005. No-host cocktails will start at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. There will be a choice of steak or salmon at the dinner price of $11. All VFW Post 2627 members, their guests and all veterans who meet the Veterans of Foreign Wars requirements are invited to join us at the installation dinner.
African dance show at LTCC
Java Djembe is hosting its first CD release party and benefit show on Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Community College. Two shows are being offered at 7 and 9 p.m.
Under the direction of Liz Broscoe, this high-energy, 20-piece drum-and-dance troupe will be performing traditional West African rhythms and dance. The performance will include eight arrangements of traditional West African pieces accompanied by music and song created by Liz Broscoe and Wesley Orsolic as well as dance under the direction of Kristen Scherwinski. This show has been five years in the making and Java Djembe is ready to rock!
Tickets are available at the LTCC Book Store, Sports Ltd. at the “Y,” and Neighbors Bookstore in the Town Center. Admission is $10 and includes “Life Rhythms,” Java Djembe’s brand new CD. A portion of the proceeds will go to the LTCC Foundation to support the drum department.
Get your tickets early – the 7 p.m. show is nearly sold out! For information contact Liz Broscoe at (530) 577-5827 or log on to Lizbroscoe@aol.com.
Horse farm tour in Gardnerville
Would you like to tour a horse ranch, have refreshments, decorate a souvenir horseshoe, watch a training demonstration and tour some fabulous gardens? Then come on out to Cotton Creek Farm’s Open House on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gardnerville.
There will be a tour of the boarding facility and the gardens, as well as a demonstration of halter training of Arabians for the show ring. There will also be souvenir horseshoes to decorate and take home for the first 20 people. The barn tour will begin at 10:30 a.m., the garden tour at 11:30 a.m. and the demonstration of halter training at 12:30 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served at 11 a.m.
Cottonwood Creek Farm is located at 1702 Sanchez Road. Go east on Buckeye, right on East Valley, right on Drury and right on Sanchez. For more information, call (775) 782-3057 or visit http://www.ccarabians.com. Visit http://www.animalrescuesite.com and give free food to animals every time you log on.
Middle school offers car wash
Need a car wash? Don’t spend the time doing it yourself – this weekend, Club Live will do it for you.
South Tahoe Middle School Club Live is sponsoring a car wash Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The car wash will take place at the Lake Tahoe Unified School District bus garage near the corner of Al Tahoe and Highway 50. The money raised will go toward some of the middle school’s year-end activities.
Club Live promotes a healthy lifestyle free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. For further information contact Larry Lambdin at (530) 541-6404, ext. 219.
Gardening for seniors on NBC
Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller will be on the NBC “Today Show” Monday, demonstrating “accessible gardening” for seniors. As part of the ongoing “Forever Young” series, this segment will offer practical tips and ergonomic tools to help seniors manage and overcome their arthritis pain and physical limitations so they can continue to garden.
Please note that the “Today Show” schedule is subject to frequent change. For schedule updates and more information on the Savvy Senior accessible gardening segment, visit http://www.savvysenior.org or log on to the “Today Show” Web site at http://www.today.msnbc.com.
SIRs to meet on Monday
South Lake Tahoe Branch of Sons in Retirement will meet Monday at Teps Villa Roma, 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Officers will meet at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.
SIRs meets the fourth Monday of each month. For more information call Barrett Stitt at (530) 541-3794.
– Provided to the Tribune