Tahoe Douglas Fire is having a blood drive Jan. 17 from noon-5pm at Station 23 at 193 Elks Point Road, Round Hill.
Appointments are recommended to ensure proper staffing and keep donors moving smoothly through the process, but walk ins will be accepted.
To give blood, a donor must be in generally good health, free from cold or flu symptoms for at least 48 hours; be at least 17 year old (16 year olds may donate with signed parental consent); and weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo identification is required.
Throughout the calendar year Earth’s orbit and tilt causes shifting weather patterns, movements and migrations of animals, emergence and disappearance of various plants and wildlife, and a host of other natural history phenomena.
Learn about a wide variety of these natural history topics, track the ebb and flow of the Sierra’s seasons, and catch a sneak peek at some of the wildlife to watch for in the coming year at the Tahoe Natural Year: A Journey through the Seasons talk at Sierra Nevada College on Jan. 19.
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is sponsoring the 2017 Tahoe Nature Chase, a yearlong scavenger hunt that encourages participants to learn more about Tahoe’s environment by providing new nature observation challenges each month.
Registrationis required. The program will begin at 6pm, with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.
A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboard, returns Jan. 21.
Alpenglow Sports of Tahoe City has partnered with Alpine Meadows for the 11h annual Backcountry Demo Event. It will be from 9am-3pm that Saturday.
Participating vendors will include DPS, Black Crows, Dynafit, Tecnica, Blizzard, G3, Scarpa, NTN, Salomon, Scott, Marker, Volkl, Twenty-Two Designs, La Sportiva, Voile, Moment, Julbo, Fly Low, Jones Snowboards and more. The revolutionary Meidjo telemark binding will also be on hand.
The event is free, but participants must possess a valid lift ticket or season pass purchased from Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley, along with a driver’s license and credit card for deposit. Registration for the event will occur onsite at the Alpenglow Sports tent.
Animal Coalition of Tahoe’s Pizza for Pups dinner at Blue Dog Pizza – Midtown is Jan. 25 from 6-8pm.
In the past 10 years, ACT has helped more than 1,750 area families spay and neuter their pets.
For $10 per person ($5 for kids under 12) supporters may dine on Blue Dog’s many different gourmet pizzas, served family style. Beer and wine are available for purchase, as will be salads and all other menu items.
Proceeds benefit this South Lake Tahoe nonprofit that is run entirely by volunteers.
Chris Proctor of Barton Health on Jan. 25 will talk about how the Robert Maloff Center of Excellence is changing the face of healthcare locally by moving from a reactive healthcare model based on treating illness/injury, to a proactive model using prevention and education.
The free talk starts at 6pm in the board room at Lake Tahoe Community College.