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Cancer support group to meet

INCLINE VILLAGE – The Lake Tahoe Women’s Cancer Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at the Incline Village Health Center, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The group meets informally and gives everyone a chance to share with newly diagnosed members. The group provides continuing education and support for all cancer patients and survivors.

Today’s meeting will feature Marilynn Kay Jacobs, a certified Ayurvedic specialist to speak on “Healing Through Harmony with Ayurveda.” Bring a sack lunch. For more information, call (775) 831-2079.

GOP women host guest speaker

TRUCKEE – The Truckee-Tahoe Republican Women welcomes guest speaker Mel Cone, a board director of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District at the monthly luncheon meeting today at OB’s Pub and Restaurant. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $10.

Anyone interested in learning more about the March ballot measure, state and federal legislation and news, make reservations with Mary Quinn at 582-8802 or Mavis Bowes at 582-0149. Both men and women are invited to the meetings.

Women’s club to feature artist

CRYSTAL BAY – Lake Tahoe Christian Women’s Club is hosting a February luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Crystal Bay Club, Hwy. 28.

Participants are asked to bring sentimental pieces of jewelry, such as a charm bracelet, necklace or pin, to share with others. The guest speaker will be Lulu Brymer, artist and owner of a motorcycle shop in Coos Bay, Ore. She will share her life’s journey. The cost is $11.50. Reservations are required. For more information, call Bobbie Jones at (775) 833-0163.

Volunteer for

Snowfest

Snowfest will celebrate its 20th anniversary, Feb. 22. through March 4, and officials are asking for volunteers. Snowfest volunteers can expect to make a valuable contribution to the community, meet lots of people and have fun. There are still many volunteer opportunities available, including, but not limited to, helping with the “Blast From the Past” Parade, assisting with opening night ceremonies and working in the Snowfest office.

For more information, call the Snowfest office at (775) 832-7625 or call Volunteer Coordinator Dana Tanner at 583- 5616 or E-mail her at dantana10@earthlink.net.

Explore sounds and rhythm

Expanding Your Musical Self: An Exploration of Sounds and Rhythms with Kerry “Shakerman” Greene will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the North Tahoe Arts Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Participants will explore a multitude of instruments from around the world, such as electronic keyboards, guitars, steel pan, African xylophone, hand drums, wind instruments, hand percussion, Chinese and Vietnamese gongs, didgeridoos and more.

Greene will teach the value of listening skills, patience, dynamics and self-confidence as students create songs, building on simple patterns. People of all musical abilities are encouraged to attend.

The fee is $12 per person. The class will be limited to 20; minimum class size is six people. Instruments will be provided, but participants can bring instruments as well. For more information, call 581-2787.

Poll workers needed in March

OLYMPIC VALLEY – The Placer County Elections Division is looking for poll workers, specifically in Olympic Valley. Poll workers are needed for a special tax election March 6 for the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The precinct will be at the Squaw Valley Fire Station.

The pay for poll workers will be: inspector, $75; judge, $70; and clerk, $66. An additional $10 will be given to attend a two-hour training class.

Prospective poll workers should call the Placer County Elections Division at 886-5618 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Woodcraft class offered

TRUCKEE – The Tahoe Wood School will offer “Introduction to Fine Woodcraft,” Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 20, 22, 27 and March 1 at the Tahoe Truckee High School. The series will cover what it takes to be a fine woodworker, from buying and using hand tools, to machinery use and safety, as well as laying out and cutting mortise and tenon joints. The session is open to students of all ability levels. The cost of the series is $90. A wooden hand-plane making class will be offered starting March 6. Classes are taught by Barclay Moore, a furniture maker from Tahoma. For more information or to register, call 525-7608 or E-mail barclaym@jps.net.


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