August 11, 2004
South Tahoe Pop Warner will take football sign-ups from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during August at the entrance to the South Tahoe High School Field of Dreams. Especially needed are PeeWee football players, both new and returning. Pop Warner is offering free sign-ups to eligible PeeWee football players. The age and weight classification for PeeWee football is: 9, 10, and 11 years of age, 70 to 115 pounds, and 12 years of age, 70 to 95 pounds.
All players must have a physical to enter the field for practice. Mandatory conditioning before the start of the season is required and still going on. Because of the conditioning requirement, youth football is the safest and least injurious youth sport in the nation.
If you are interested in signing up a player, come to practice at the South Tahoe High School Field of Dreams. Applications also are available at Emerald Bay Dentistry, 1201 Emerald bay Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or contact president Jean Yingling at (530) 577-2593 or Lisa Slater at (530) 544-6736 or visit the Web site at southtahoepopwarner.com.
Pet vaccine clinic today
A low-cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats will be conducted from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Aug. 27 at Alpine Animal Hospital, 100 yards north of the “Y” at 921 Emerald Bay Road.
The clinics are offered the second and fourth Friday of every month. In addition to vaccinations, de-worming, heartworm testing, leukemia testing and fecal screening for parasites will be available. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.
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For more information call (530) 541-4040 during regular office hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Boating safety class Saturday
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.
Sign up for swim lessons
Sign-ups are going on now for a back-to-school swim lesson session at the South Lake Tahoe Parks Recreation and Swim Pool Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Group swim lessons for 3 to 13 years old will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Aug. 31 through Sept. 9. The cost is $35 for either of the six-class, 40-minute sessions. The Level 1 and 2 combo class is from 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. and the Level 3 and 4 combo from 7:15 to 7:55 p.m. Classes fill up, so don’t wait too long to sign up.
Private swim lessons for all ages and abilities are going on now. The cost is $20 per half-hour for one student. Stop by the Recreation Complex to check out times and instructors’ availability.
Register for all classes at the Recreation & Swim Pool Complex. For more information call (530) 542-6056.
Wine tasting date announced
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe has scheduled its 34th annual “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting.” The fund-raiser will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Special Events Center. Tickets will be available for purchase starting Sept. 15.
This year’s event will feature 20 wineries and 20 local restaurants, a raffle for which it is not necessary to be present to win, and a silent auction with art, jewelry, trips and personal service packages.
Tickets are $60 per person and everyone must be a minimum of 21 years of age to attend. Admission and raffle tickets are available for purchase from Soroptimist members. It is also possible to obtain tickets by visiting the Web site at http://www.SISLT.org. and downloading a fax form. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card now and will be billed and mailed out after Sept. 15.
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible and help support the community.
Clothing to be given away
Clothing for children, men and women and some bedding will be given away from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 21 at the Bijou Community School parking lot, 3501 Spruce Ave.
This event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra. Individuals and families in need of good winter clothing and bedding are encouraged to attend and pick out what they need. Everything is free, but the amount of clothing and bedding will be limited during the first two hours.
– Provided to the Tribune