August 11, 2008
The South Lake Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a personal-watercraft safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Tahoe Keys Homeowners Pavilion, 356 Ala Wai Blvd.
The course offers information on topics important to anyone using a boat or personal watercraft. All instructors are experienced boaters and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Cost is $35, and advance registration is required. Call (530) 541-4654 or (775) 588-5717.
When people go hungry, so do their pets, and the emergency food bank at the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA needs help. Donations of 5- to 20-pound bags of new, unopened, brand-name dry dog and cat food are needed for year-round distribution to seniors and resident pet families in need, and also for disaster response.
For more information, call (530) 542-2857.
University of Nevada, Reno, professor Lynda Wiest will kayak the 72-mile Lake Tahoe shoreline Wednesday through Aug. 19 as a personal challenge at age 50, and to raise money for Reno and Tahoe animal-welfare groups, including the Lake Tahoe Humane Society.
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For more information, contact Wiest at paddlinforpaws.org, or call (775) 682-7868.