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Yoga classes offered for all levels of experience

Mountain Yoga, South Lake Tahoe’s first yoga studio, is offering yoga classes Monday through Saturday to students with all levels of experience – from beginner to advanced.

Certified yoga instructors, Dave Beecher, David Fishman and Linda Azar, are offering classes in a variety of styles.



“We’ll have a very gentle class for the newcomers to yoga as well as energetic classes that will challenge the most athletic students,” Fishman said.

“We’re delighted at the level of enthusiasm that we’ve seen and just thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful gift to the community,” said Beecher.



Mountain Yoga is located at 3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., No. 8 in the Lakeview Plaza behind Baskin Robbins. For a schedule of classes and more information call Mountain Yoga at (530) 543-1400.

STHS Booster Club meets

The South Tahoe High School Booster club will meet at 6 p.m. today at the STHS library. Parents of high school athletes and other interested adults are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Parks and Rec offers dog obedience classes

The city of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department is offering dog obedience classes for the basic care and training of dogs at the Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

The first class is “Puppy Training” for pups 8 weeks to 41/2 months of age. Sessions run year-around. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and the cost is $65. Instruction includes owner education on accepting and training a new puppy at home, puppy socializing and mental growth for a better adult dog and problem solving and positive behavior modification techniques. The class is designed to be fun for puppies and owners.

The second class is “Adult Good Dog Obedience” for canines 5 months and older. Sessions are eight weeks long. Classes meet from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. and the cost is $80. Instruction is given on how to groom a dog, how to solve problems and how how a dog thinks, learns and relates to people. Dogs will learn sit, stay, down, let’s go, come, stand and tricks.

Experienced instructor/trainer Carla Popeney is a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Her instruction and dog training is for the pet dog as well as the competition dog and she uses a positive approach.

To register and for cost of classes call (530) 542-6056.

Senator Washington to speak at Republican Women luncheon

Sen. Maurice Washington will speak to Douglas County Republican Women today at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nev. The meeting will start with social hour at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch at noon.

The cost is $15 per person. For reservations and more information call Brenda Robertson at (775) 267-2403 or Ann Hersey at (775) 266-3435.

Special Events Coalition meets

The South Lake Tahoe Special Events Coalition will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at the Forest Inn Suites behind Raley’s at Stateline.

The Special Events Coalition was formed in 1992 by area media, public relations, resort, casino and business representatives. It was created to help small and medium special events collaborate their efforts to promote and carry out successful promotions to increase tourism and boost the area’s economy during traditionally slow seasons.

At the Oct. 4 meeting, the volunteer group will discuss the Tahoe Arts Project, Tallac Association fall events, Lake Tahoe Marathon, Kokanee Salmon Festival, Mountain Photo Workshop, Black & Black Ball and the Valhalla Holiday Gala, among other items.

Anyone interested in promoting or helping organize special events on the South Shore is invited to attend. The coalition meets every other month to identify opportunities in Lake Tahoe’s special events calendar, increase awareness of regional special events, and to help nonprofit groups better publicize their events to the community.

To have items added to the special events agenda, contact Marvin Weitzenhoffer at (530) 577-6024.

Mystery players perform at Seniors’ potluck

Mystery players will perform a dramatic comedy/farce Friday following the South Lake Tahoe Seniors Citizens potluck meeting. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the SLT Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Guests are welcome.

“A Weakness for Nurses,” a one-act play, takes place in the 1930s. Some of the players in this radio-style performance are fledglings and others have previous training and acting experience.

Participants at the potluck are asked to bring their favorite food dish, plate and utensils. Members who attend are eligible to win a $25 door prize. Everyone may participate in a raffle with money prizes. For more information call the senior center at (775) 542-6094.

Widowed Persons Association makes transition to autumn

With the end of summer activities the South Lake Tahoe chapter of the Widowed Persons Association of California will shift from hikes and picnics to fall related events.

Monthly meetings with potluck dinners generally are held on the last Sunday of each month in the home of members. A Halloween party as well as a day to Apple Hill will be featured in October.

Pizza night is held at a pizza parlor chosen by the designated member as is a “Chat and Chew” luncheon monthly. On one evening each month a “Mystery Dinner” provides another chance for members to get together. A designated member chooses a restaurant to which attendees are led from a meeting spot. Interested members meet once a month for brunch.

A Grief Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

This is a peer group that has met with varying membership for more than four years, helping widowed men and women learn to cope with the loss of a spouse.

Membership in the association is not a requirement for participation in the support group.

For information about membership and details of upcoming events, widowed persons may call (530) 542-4912.


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