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Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

A public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District fire station, 193 Elk Point Road, Round Hill, to discuss and review the progress of the North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection Districts’ Community Wildfire Threat Assessment Report.

Personnel from both Fire Protection Districts as well as members of the Nevada Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Forest Service, TRPA and Resource Concepts, Inc., will be in attendance. The draft report was released for public review and comment July 12. A brief synopsis of the draft report and project maps will be available for attendees.

Legion sale this weekend

American Legion Post 795 will conduct a parking lot sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Everyone is invited to stop by and check out all the great bargains.

Proceeds from the sale will go to help veterans. Donations will be accepted between 7 to 9 a.m. the morning of the sale.

Kayak rolling lessons

Kayak roll sessions will be conducted from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday through July 27 at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Register at the Recreation Complex. For more information call (530) 542-6056 or drop by the complex.

Participants can enjoy the 80-degree water while improving their rolling and paddling skills. The cost is $5 per boater per day and people need their own kayak. There is a lifeguard on deck during these practice sessions. Don’t wait. Sign up early.

The rolling sessions are co-sponsored by Kayak Tahoe. Call them at (530) 544-2011 to rent a kayak and for additional instruction.

Obedience classes for dogs

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 light-handed approach to help teach dogs to obey the commands heal, sit, stand and recall. Each dog needs a choke chain and fabric or leather lead. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on their shots. Results are guaranteed.

Classes will take place each Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. July 23 through Aug. 27 at Alpine Animal Hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road. The cost is $65 for the six-week session. The next sessions are scheduled Sept. 3 through Oct. 8 and Oct. 29 through Dec. 10. Class will not meet Nov. 26.

For more information call Guy Yeaman at (775)265-4530.

‘Dharma and the Bats’ Friday

Join Dharma Weber at 2 p.m. Friday as she presents “Dharma and the Bats” at the South Lake Tahoe Library. Weber of Indigo Wings is one of the few persons licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game to have live bats for educational presentations. Her program will include a slide show featuring bats found locally and worldwide, discussion of myths and superstitions regarding bats, and interesting facts on the importance of bats in the ecosystem. Weber will show four different species of tame bats.

There is still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. The Reading Club is designed as an incentive for children to read during summer vacation by receiving prizes for books read. This program will continue through Aug. 13. The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library is located at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information call (530) 573-3185.

Better Breathers meeting change

The meeting date and time for Better Breathers has been changed for the month of July only. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. July 22 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Kim Chatfield and his topic is “Acupuncture and Respiratory Health.” He will discuss acupuncture for improved breathing as well as general health. He is a former professor of acupuncture and clinical nutrition, a botanical medicine instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College and author of “Medicine From the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada.”

Better Breathers is a local support group formed to help patients, friends and family members learn more about breathing and how to maximize their health. This is a free service and the public is invited to attend any or all meetings. For more information call Jan Peacock at (530) 542-9183 or American Lung Association at (775) 829-5864.

– Provided to the Tribune


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