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.
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.