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This weekend

— Duck race. The ninth annual Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace is today at Lampe Park. Race times are 1 p.m. for businesses, 1:30 p.m. for clubs and 2 p.m. for the general public. This is the only fund-raiser held by the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, and all proceeds go directly to the food closet for the maintenance of their building. Information, Len Frueh, 265-3304.

— Fly casters. The High Sierra Fly Casters holds its June fishout today at Lahontan Reservoir. Take suntan lotion, mosquito repellent, drinking water and a Nevada fishing license. Take Highway 50 East to Fallon. Meet at the boat ramp at 10 a.m. to fish Beach Six near the end of the dam. Lunch will be provided. Those planning to attend need to e-mail Mike Matuska at or call 884-0394 by June 7.

— Spinning jamboree. The Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers holds its 15th annual Spinning Jamboree today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Carson City. Information, (775) 577-4069.

— Rodeo. The Carson Valley Days Rodeo and Bullriding competition is today and Sunday at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Gardnerville. The rodeo and mutton bustin’ is June 9 at 7 p.m. The bull riding competition, American West 4-D barrel race and National Barrel Horse Association barrel race is June 10 at 1 p.m. Bull riding competition is open to locals. Information, Michele Nalder, 782-5943, Gary Crocker at 265-2807.

— Radio show. Konnie Susich, discussing her Douglas County Teacher of the Year Award, is the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show today at 8:25 and Sunday at noon.

— Dedication. The Douglas County Public Library holds a dedication ceremony for the Elizabeth Johnson Meeting Room on Sunday, 2 p.m. Information, 782-9418.

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— Riding center. The Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center holds its second annual “Let’s Get Ready to Rodeo” fund-raiser at Austin’s Restaurant in Reno on June 12. The event starts at 5 p.m. and features a barbecue dinner, silent auction and raffle for prizes and Western entertainment. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 years of age and younger. Information, Lorri Waldman at 831-8039, Michael Lashkoff at 841-3930 or Pete Raisbeck at 465-2066.

— Cultural activity. A Native American hands-on cultural activities class is offered at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. The class is taught by Sharlea Payne of the Nevada Urban Indians Inc. every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon starting June 13. The class is for children of all ages and is free with paid admission to the museum, $3. Call Sharlea Payne at 788-7600 for more information. The Children’s Museum is at 813 N. Carson St. in Carson City.

— Demonstration. Doris Campbell from Carson Valley Quilt Guild will demonstrate and discuss the art of quilt making and Sharon Campbell and Donna Allgeier will demonstrate spinning and weaving at the Genoa Courthouse Museum on June 13, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Information, 782-4325.

— “Coyote Chase.” The 15th annual “Coyote Chase,” 5K and 10K runs and a 2-mile walk, is June 16 in Smith Valley. Information, application, 465-2597 or 465-2147, by e-mailing,, or send a SASE to Coyote Chase, P.O. Box 183, Wellington, 89444.

— Father’s Day breakfast. The Johnson Lane volunteer fire department’s annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast is 8 a.m.-noon, June 17. Cost is $6, adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Location is 1450 Stephanie. Information, Mike Randall, 267-2981.

— RPEA. The Retired Public Employee Association of California meets June 18, 11:30 a.m., Grandma Hattie’s restaurant, Carson City. The speaker will be Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen, who will talk about legislation affecting seniors in Nevada. Information, 674-6449.

— Health presentation. A presentation on hearing loss, balance disorders, diagnosis and intervention June 20 is 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Minden Medical Center’s conference room. Speakers are Paul D. Manoukian, MD, MPH, K. Brian Romaneshi, MD and Nanci Szatmary, Doctor of Audiology.

— CVDB. The Carson Valley Desert Brushes has spaces left for its June 22-24 Delta Innovations painting seminar. Information, Ginger Lynn, 267-4712 or 883-5030.

— Bird watchers. The Audubon Society leads a trip at Spooner Lake State Park at 8 a.m., June 23. Participants can walk around the Marlette Lake Trail. The event is open to the public. Information, Pam Straley, (775) 831-4190 or Jim and Sally Mills, (775) 323-6602.

— Snowshoe Thompson. The Carson Valley Historical Society’s 14th annual Snowshoe Thompson Festival is June 23-24 in historic Genoa’s Mormon Station State Park, 10 a.m.-45 p.m. daily. The festival includes antiques and collectibles, arts, crafts, specialty booths, food booths, living history, historical presentations, Norwegian Folkdancers, hay wagon rides to Genoa Cemetery, demonstrations, games and a raffle.

— Dart tournament. The Topaz Roadhouse Bar and Grill holds a dart blowout tournament June 24. There is a $15 entry fee which includes a dinner and one drink. Registration for the tournament is 10 a.m., tournament begins at 1 p.m. Information, 266-3697.

— 4-H. Non-4-H youth are invited to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Fair and Qualifier, held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on July 27-29. Arts and crafts, hobbies or special interest projects will be showcased. Information, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 782-9960.


— DCCA-TV. The Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors meeting is 3:30 p.m, June 12. at Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

— Genoa meeting. The Genoa Town Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m., June 12, in the Genoa Town Meeting Room. On the agenda is the Candy Dance and the Christmas Faire. Information, 782-8696.

— Republican meeting. The Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s regular monthly luncheon meeting is June 13, social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, Two Guys from Italy. Speaker is Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen. He will present a legislative wrap-up. Reservations should be made before noon, June 12, call LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437.

— Parent meeting. Carson Valley Middle School parents interested in improving school spirit, climate and appearance will hold a re-organization meeting of Parents as Partners on June 13, 6:30 p.m., in the CVMS library. Information, 267-2400.

— Pool meeting. The East Fork Swimming Pool District’s meeting begins at 7 p.m., June 14, at Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. Information, 782-8840.

— DCRCC. The Douglas County Republican Central Committee, led by Chairman Wes Rice, is at 6 p.m., June 14, at the Douglas County Lake Administration Building, Stateline. Refreshments at 7 p.m. The general meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Lake Administration Building, Stateline. Information, 265-4908.

— Baccalaureate. A baccalaureate ceremony for the Douglas High School Class of 2001 is June 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the DHS commons, sponsored by the “Living Proof” Christian club. All are invited and refreshments will be served. Information, Brandon Williamson, 783-8381.

— RPEA. The Retired Public Employee Association of California holds its regular meeting June 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, Carson City. The RPEA, Silver and Gold chapter #95, represents all CalPERS members and encourages all retirees to attend the meeting. Information, 674-6449 or 853-1710.

— IFA. The June meeting of the Carson Valley chapter of the International Footprint Association is June 21 at the Carson Nugget in Carson City. This meeting commemorates the chapter’s 10th anniversary and a special program is planned. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with “Attitude Adjustment Hour” followed by the Nugget’s American Buffet at a cost of $14 per person. Information, Clay or Glennis Hill at 265-1030, Fred or Ann Hersey at 266-3435, Rodney or Shaaron Snead at 267-5066.

— DCBIA. The Douglas County Building Industry Association holds an all-day seminar June 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the WNCC Douglas Campus. The focus is working smarter and building wiser. Information, 783-1782.

— Writers club. The Northern Nevada Romance Writers of America meets from 10 a.m.-noon June 23 at the Northwest Branch of the Washoe County Library on Robb Drive. Featured speaker Todd Shipley, a detective sergeant with Reno Police Department will discuss the “ABCs’ of computer viruses for writers.” The meeting is free. Information, Judy Taylor, 853-2977.

The arts

— Concert. The Genoa Concert-on-the-Green is June 24, 5 p.m. Eddie D. performs at Mormon Station. Information, 782-8696.


— Dance. The Douglas County Senior Center holds a dance June 16, 7-10 p.m. at 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. The dance features the band Reminisce. Admission is $4. Public is welcome. Must be 21 years of age or older. Information, 265-2312.

— Bingo. The Douglas County Senior Services Bingo party is June 17 at 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon and early-bird games start at 1 p.m. Regular games start at 1:30 p.m. Young At Heart Bingo is open to the public and you must be 18 years or older to play. The winnings have been increased.

Information, 782-0223.

— Senior games. The Senior Basketball Tournament and Skills Competition is June 30 at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline. Basketball skills competition will be held at 10 a.m. and the basketball tournament will be held at 11 a.m. The competition is a part of the 2001 Northern Nevada Senior Games for ages 49-plus. Fee is $15 per person. Registration deadline is June 26. Information, 783-6455.


— Photo presentation. The Douglas County Public Library presents “Places of Worship Around the World” by photographer Tom Becker.

— Children’s museum. Alison Pratte teaches three Hatha Yoga classes every week at the Children’s Museum. The Wednesday class times will be 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Participants should take a mat,

towel or blanket. Participants should not eat for one to two hours prior to class. Classes are open to all ages and cost $6 per person. Scholarships are available. Information, 884-2226 or Allison Pratte at 265-3013.

— Calendar item? Call 775-782-5121.

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