The Tahoe Area Sierra Club will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Aspen Hollow Nursery, 541 Emerald Bay Road.
The event will include demonstrations on organic soil amendments, a talk on invasive weeds and native plants by TRCD, and a garden tour with the owner of the nursery. There will be a wine tasting and snacks. The admission fee of $10 will go to the Tahoe Area Sierra Club. In addition, there will be a 10 percent discount on any purchase during the event.
The 59th annual Highway 50 Wagon Train will roll along the South Shore this weekend. Participants will rendezvous Saturday, May 31, at Whittell High School and depart the morning of Sunday, June 1. The train will spend the night at Amacker Ranch in Meyers, where there will be a barbecue and entertainment.
The seven-day event will arrive in Placerville on June 7. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. with historic displays, vendors, musical entertainment, barbecue, beer and a street dance.
For more information, call (775) 841-3844 or (775) 887-1280.
A drug-and-alcohol prevention education day will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Bijou Skate Park. There is no fee for the event. However, anyone who wants to participate in a skateboard jam or BMX flatland contest for prizes and receive raffle tickets must sign a commitment to live drug- and alcohol-free.
The event is in memory of Travis Beer, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 14 four years ago this month. Tahoe Youth and Family Services will distribute information on its programs.
All participants must wear helmets and pads. There will be a free barbecue and music. Hooligans, a skate shop, and South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation will sponsor the event. For more information, contact Lauren Thomaselli at (530) 542-9355.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a public boating education class from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Tahoe Keys Homeowners Association, 356 Ala Wai Blvd. The cost is $35 per person.
America’s Boating Course covers the basics of recreational boating. The classroom course is for boaters using all types of watercraft. Topics include boating safety, boating tips, boating laws and registration. Participants also will receive a full-color manual, a boating instruction CD-ROM and an online course with PIN access.
Children in grades 6 and up are welcome, though space is limited to 10 students. The classes also will be available June 21, July 26 and Aug. 16. For more information or reservations, call (530) 541-4654 or (775) 588-5717.