May 8, 2008
In honor of Nevada Historic Preservation Month, the George C. Whittell Jr. Thunderbird Lodge National Historic Site will host an open house for the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be offered a unique historical perspective on the life of an eccentric millionaire and the Lake Tahoe lifestyle of the 1930s and ’40s.
Advance reservations are required along with a $20 per person donation. Registration and tickets may be purchased on the Web at http://www.thunderbirdlodge.org, or by calling (775) 828-3536. Tours will last approximately an hour, and walking shoes are recommended. All donations benefit the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.
“Getting More Directions,” the fifth workshop in the “Alzheimer’s – The Journey” training series, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Embassy Suites.
Dr. Debra Fredericks of the Center of Cognitive Aging will be imparting her vast knowledge on this topic. Understanding of chronic medical conditions is a major component of proper treatment, this includes ailments of memory.
Refreshments will be served, and free respite care is available to qualified caregivers (pre-authorization is required). Embassy Suites is located at 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, call (530) 621-6251 or (530) 621-6151.
Dog obedience classes are available for people who need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in their pets. Instructor Guy Yeaman uses a lighthanded approach to help teach dogs to obey the commands heel, sit, stand and recall. Each dog needs a choke chain and a fabric or leather lead. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on their shots. Results are guaranteed.
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Classes will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. each Friday for six weeks from May 16-June 20, July 11-Aug. 15, and Aug. 22-Sept. 26 at Alpine Animal Hospital, 924 Emerald Bay Road. All classes will take place outdoors. The cost is $75 for the six-week session.
For more information, call Guy Yeaman at (775) 265-4530.