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Can you sing? Ever been told, “You should do something with your talent”? Do you dream of a career in music? Did you miss out on the “American Idol” competition?

Tahoe Superstar is still auditioning contestants for its upcoming talent competition to take place Aug. 20 and 21 in the Boathouse Theater at Valhalla. There are no age restrictions for contestants. The winner will receive a package to jump-start a professional career – headshots by Lake Photography, a fashion makeover with Sessions Salon, recording studio time with Emmy-award winning production company Tin Pan Alley and representation with professional talent agency Entertainment Plus.

Each contestant will perform in front of a live audience for talent scouts and a panel of judges, each of whom is a professional in the entertainment industry.

For more information call Mark Williams or Stan Bautista at the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival, (530) 541-4975.

Elks Lodge hosts free barbecue

The Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge 2094 will sponsor an open house and barbecue Thursday at the lodge, 1635 Elks Club Drive in Meyers. The lounge will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

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The event will include a free barbecue dinner and an opportunity to meet new friends and see some old friends. The public is invited to meet the new officers, members and families of Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge 2094. This dinner gives the Elks a chance to show their appreciation to the community for its continued support. It also provides a chance to let everyone know who and how that support helps.

For more information call the lodge at (530) 577-2094.

Middle school dance Friday

The city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a middle school dance Friday at the Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Basketball will take place 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the dance is scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $4 per person at the door. Bring your student body ID card.

For more information call (530) 542-6056.

Tickets available for Gatsby Tea

There is still time to purchase tickets for the 19th annual Great Gatsby Tea. The tea will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday on the Valhalla Estate Green. A fashion show by Deborah Rush of Yesteryear Fashions will accompany the tea. Bob Blaney will portray Mr. Pope as master of ceremonies .

Because of previous sellouts, the Gatsby Tea has been moved from the Pope Estate to the Heller Estate (Valhalla.) This move allows for more participation as there is space for more tables. The number of attendees has already surpassed previous years, but there are still some tickets left. Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight.

This year’s Gatsby Tea is under the joint sponsorship of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the Tahoe Tallac Association.

For tea tickets and more information call the Tahoe Heritage Foundation office at (530) 544-7383.

Bring reading cards to library

The El Dorado County Library Summer Reading Club for children through eighth grade will continue until Saturday. Children should bring in their finished reading record cards no later than Saturday. The reading cards enter readers into the weekly prize drawing and they also get to pick a prize out of the Treasure Chest for each finished reading record card.

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.

– Provided to the Tribune