The Lake Tahoe Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at the El Dorado County Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The club meets the second Thursday of each month.
The agenda will include topics of local and national interest. All Lake Tahoe Basin Democrats as well as people ready to become Democrats are welcome to attend.
For more information call (530) 542-0152.
Puppet theater at Library
Detective Coyote sets out with his magnifying class to find the runaway book. Along the trail he has difficulties that are solved with help of song, friends and audience participation. Join The Coyote Puppet Theater as it presents “Detective Coyote and the Runaway Book” at 2 p.m. Friday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Coyote Puppet Theater is a family act featuring Chris, Darla and their daughter Danita. They provide a great variety of family entertainment, ranging from puppet shows and plays to live music and Contra dances. In addition, they have recorded a number of children’s music CDs. They have performed for many years throughout Nevada and the Tahoe area.
Sign-ups for the Summer Reading Club will continue through Aug. 13. The Reading Club is designed as an incentive for kids to read during summer vacation by receiving prizes for books read.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information call (530) 573-3185.
Low-cost pet vaccinations
Alpine Animal Hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road, will offer a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday and July 23.
In addition to vaccinations the clinic will offer de-worming, heartworm testing, leukemia testing and fecal screening for parasites. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Low-cost vaccination clinics are offered the second Friday of each month.
For more information call (530) 541-4040 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Class on boating safety
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a one-day Boating Safety Course Saturday at the Tahoe Keys Home Owners Pavilion. The course will include topics such as personal safety equipment, introduction to navigation, safe boat handling, boating laws and boating problems.
The class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. A fee of $20 will be charged to cover materials and reservations are required. To make a reservation and for more information contact Victor Beelik at (775) 588-1385 or Mort Meirs at (530) 541-4654.
Singles’ hike and barbecue
All singles from the Tahoe/Reno/Carson Valley area are invited on Saturday to participate in a two-mile hike and barbecue. Everyone will meet at 10 a.m. at Liz’s house, 13686 Pathway Ave., Truckee, Calif., to drop off perishables before car pooling to the trail head. Participants should wear appropriate shoes and bring sun screen, hat, water and walking stick.
Participants will return about noon for mingling and a barbecue. Everyone should bring an item to barbecue, a beverage and a dish to share with the group. Also, extra cans of food will be collected for Mana.
For directions and more information call Liz at (530) 587-4430.
Horse and art auction Saturday
The Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association will sponsor its first Comstock Wild Horse and Art Auction Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tyson Canyon Ranch, Highway 341 just north of Virginia City.
Eight halter and lead rope trained yearlings, gentled and trained by VRWPA volunteers, and three saddle-broke geldings will be up for auction. The association also will auction a bronze sculpture, “Airborne,” by the famous artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri; a lithograph, “Moment of Surprise;” a pearl necklace, a saddle and other items.
In addition to the auctions, the event will feature a barbecue rib lunch for $15, a no-host bar and soft drinks, door prizes, a raffle, and entertainment by Richard Elloyan and John Tyson.
Proceeds from sales, auctions and donations will help fund the VRWPA winter feed program, which costs more than $25,000 a year. Money raised will also provide health for the birth control program, medical care for all wildlife, a horse trailer, sage grouse study, emergency drinking water and acquisition of portable corral panels.
Everyone is encouraged to grab their family and friends, bring their wild horse stories and spend a day with horses, art, good food, good company and beautiful Nevada landscape.
Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Flea market at Senior Center
The American Association of Retired Persons, chapter 2617 will sponsor a flea market July 24 in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center parking lot, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Sales hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to come and be sellers or shoppers for all the good usable items such as collectibles, crafts, jewelry, household and yard items and much, much more that individuals will be selling.
Individuals who have good usable items to sell should sign up now for rental tables or spaces by stopping by the Senior Center office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Table rental is $4 for use of half a large table or $8 for a long table or space. Set-up time is 7:30 a.m. the morning of the sale. Tables are limited, so sellers should sign up as soon as possible.
– Provided to the Tribune