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The fourth annual Glen Alpine Springs Summer Barbecue will take place from 1 p.m. to dusk Saturday. The cost is $10 per person for all the burgers, hot dogs and other tasty stuff people can eat. The price has been lowered by $5 this year, so there is no excuse not to show up. Kids under 6 years of age are free. Dogs are welcome, but absolutely no cats will be admitted – a great deal for all the lucky dogs.

Live music will be provided by Blue Turtle Seduction and tasty brews by Mt. Tallac Brewing Co. The event also will include fine wines and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, horseshoes, balloons, face painting, squirt gun fights and lots of fun with family and friends.

The purpose is to introduce people to historic Glen Alpine Springs, provide an opportunity to learn how life used to be in the Sierra in the good old days and experience a fun-filled day. Proceeds will go to the preservation and restoration of Glen Alpine Springs.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the fund-raiser may call Eric Thaden at (530) 541-4911.

To reach Glen Alpine Springs, go to the end of Fallen Leaf Lake, park near Lily Lake and walk the one-mile road to the springs. Due to congested parking, car pooling is strongly suggested.

Seniors picnic at Bijou Park

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Members of AARP chapter 1617 will gather for a picnic Friday at Bijou Community Park off Al Tahoe Boulevard. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the covered gazebo near the far end of the park.

Everyone should bring a salad, munchies or dessert to go along with the meat and sodas that the chapter will furnish.

CASA to hold fall training

The Court Appointed Special Advocate program will conduct its fall training sessions Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Oct. 22. All training will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Superior Court.

A CASA is a specially trained volunteer appointed by a judge to speak for the child as a non-legal advocate. The CASA volunteer provides the judge with independent information, insight and recommendations regarding the needs and situation of abused and neglected children. These children are in the court system through no fault of their own. Many CASA volunteers also are active in the juvenile delinquency court – listening, mentoring and advocating for teens and leading them toward positive change in their life.

Any adult who has a heart for children can become a CASA volunteer. The time required of a CASA is approximately 10 hours a month, but this can vary depending on the status and nature of the case.

For more information contact Wendy David at the CASA office, (530) 573-3071. There is a child waiting that needs you.

SIRs to meet on Monday

South Lake Tahoe Branch of Sons in Retirement will meet Monday at Teps Villa Roma, 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Officers will meet at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.

SIR meets the fourth Monday of each month. For more information call Barrett Stitt at (530) 541-3794.

AARP sponsors flea market

The American Association of Retired Persons chapter 2617 will sponsor a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center parking lot, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The public is invited to come be sellers or shoppers for all the good usable items such as collectibles, crafts, jewelry, household and yard items, and much more that individuals will be selling.

Individuals who have good usable items to sell should sign up now for rental tables of spaces by stopping by the senior center office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Table rental is $3.50 for use of half a large table or $7 for a long table or space. Set-up time is 7:45 a.m. the morning of the sale. Tables are limited so people are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Get tickets for Candy Dance

When one thinks of Genoa, the Candy Dance comes to mind. When one thinks of the Candy Dance, Genoa comes to mind. The Candy Dance will take place 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Orchard House. Dance music will be provided by David John and the Cowboys.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for the dance and barbecue supper at a price of $23 each. The cost for children up to 10 years of age will be $10. Refunds are not available. Raffle tickets will be sold at the dinner.

Mom & Pop’s Diner of Carson City is the caterer for the second consecutive year. The dance and barbecue will start at 6 p.m. and the barbecue will be served until 8:30 p.m. Dress is casual.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the following locations: Town of Genoa, 2289 Main St., Genoa, (775) 782-8696; The Genoa Courthouse Museum, 2304 Main St., Genoa, (775) 782-4325; The Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, (775) 782-2555; Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1513 Highway 395, Gardnerville, (775)782-6144; Heritage Bank of Nevada, 4222 S. Carson St., (775) 881-1136; Genoa House Inn, 180 Nixon St., Genoa, (775) 782-7075; Wild Rose Inn, 2332 Main St., Genoa, (775) 782-5697; and Dancing Deer, 2292 Main St., Genoa, (775) 782-6777.

Senior Peer Counselor class

El Dorado Mental Health is offering a free nine-week training course to prepare people to become Senior Peer Counselors. The course is for people 55 years of age and older who are interested in helping others and want to learn and grow as individuals.

The course is offered to people with diverse backgrounds who are seasoned citizens and want to help their peers adapt to the changes of growing older. The training will begin Sept. 20 and continue twice a week for nine weeks. A commitment of one year will be expected after completion of the training. Self transportation is necessary.

For more information contact Arlene Hayward, LCSW at (530) 573-3251.

Tahoe Singles on the Web

Tahoe Singles has joined the electronic age. Newsletters will no longer be sent out. All activities will be listed on the Web site at http://www.tahoesingles.com.

Tahoe Singles is an organization for singles who are 30 years of age and older. There are monthly social activities as well as sports activities.

This summer there are hikes, bike rides and kayaking planned for the athletically minded as well as sun bathing, TGIFs, dinners at restaurants and house parties for the more socially minded. The club also attends dances and social events such as the Shakespeare Festival and camel races at Virginia City.

New events are added to the Web site all the time. This will be a more practical format as events can be added at the last minute. For those on the e-mail list, reminders will be sent as new activities are added. For more information or to be added to the e-mail list, visit the Web site or call (530) 587-4430.

Family caregiver group to meet

Valerie Finnigan, PHN, MSN, will share her knowledge on improving balance and preventing falls at the Family Caregiver Support Program support group. The meeting will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

As people grow older the consequences of a fall become more serious. Broken bones often result and may lead to a lifelong disability. Even when they fall and do not get hurt, the fear of falling again can limit the way they live their life.

Free respite care is available to people who quality. For more information call El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6151, (530) 621-6251 or 1-800-510-2020.

USS Long Beach reunion

The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. has scheduled its 2004 reunion Sept. 13 to 19 at San Antonio, Texas. The reunion will take place at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410.

For reservations call 1 (877) 377-7227 and ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. The rate is $79 plus 16.75 percent tax. For information contact Don Shade at 299 Kiantone Road, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701-9370; phone 1-866-352-2469; e-mail LBCGN9@aol.com; visit the Web site: http://www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

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