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by staff

Benefit yard sale.

A yard sale will be held to benefit Tiffany Morris, who is battling leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant (a donor has been found). The sale will be held at 623 Fay Court off Mary Jo in the Ranchos today, 9 a.m. Information, 265-9523.

Antiques sale.

The Carson Valley Historical Society will host an antiques and collectibles sale today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the lawn of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Rental spaces are still available and open to dealers and the public. Applications can be picked up in the gift shop. Information, Grace Bower, 265-6097.

Appraisal fair.

The Carson Valley Historical Society will host a fund-raising Appraisal Fair today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Old Gym Playhouse, next to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Ten professional appraisers from the Minden, Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe area including the Western Regional Representative of Butterfield and Butterfield will be on tap to appraise a maximum of three items per person. Cost, $15 per item, $10 per item for Carson Valley Historical Society members. All appraisals are oral. Information, 782-2555.

Spaghetti dinner/dance.

The Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual spaghetti dinner and dance today, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Fish Springs firehouse. Spaghetti, salad, vegetables, garlic bread, and dessert will be served, and a full no-host bar will be available. There will be face painting for the kids, along with lots of raffle prizes, auction items and a mini-vacation from Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as the door prize. Cost, $7 for adults, $ 3 for kids. Tickets available from Fish Springs volunteers and at the door. Information, Linda Monohan, secretary of the fire department, 782-5802.

Rummage sale.

The Emblem Club will hold its annual rummage sale today and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Carson City at 515 N. Nevada St. Information, Dee Bruse, 885-9019.

Radio show.

Carol Corwin, senior travel specialist with Wagonlit Travel, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Christmas trains.

Christmas trains will operate from 6:30-9:30 p.m. today and Sunday and Sept. 17-19 at 1279 Bodie Ct. in Gardnerville. The event is sponsored by the Minden/Douglas Elks. Information and schedule times, 265-5863.

GOP women.

The Douglas County Republican Women will hold an “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social” Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Douglas County Senior Center, Gardnerville. Bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. and Bingo cards will be 25 cents each. In addition to the ice cream and toppings, there will be baked goods for sale and entertainment. Information, 267-3784, 267-3960 or 265-2769.

Turkey Shoot.

The Topaz Sertoma Club will hold its second annual Turkey Shoot Sunday, at Red Hills Hunting Preserve, located behind Topaz Lake. Various events are planned, and certificates for turkeys from Smith’s will be awarded. A food trailer will be available and there is no admission. Information, Bob Burton, 266-3335.

Turkey Shoot.

The Topaz Sertoma Club will hold its second annual Turkey Shoot Sept. 12, at Red Hills Hunting Preserve, located behind Topaz Lake. Various events are planned, and certificates for turkeys from Smith’s will be awarded. A food trailer will be available and there is no admission. Information, Bob Burton, 266-3335.

Library closed. The Minden branch of Douglas County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 13, for a pre-construction project. Information, 782-9841.

DCCATV board.

The Douglas County Community Access Television (DCCATV – Channel 26) board of directors meeting will be held Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m., at Minden Inn (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden), room 106. DCCA is a non-profit organization which provides community access television to Douglas County. The public is welcome. Information, 782-6010.

CASA anniversary.

A celebration for the 10th anniversary of the CASA program will be held Sept. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Judicial and Law Enforcement Building, 1625 8th Street, Minden. Special guest speakers are Judge David Gamble and Judge Michael Gibbons. Free child care is available. Register by Sept. 9. Desserts will be served. Information, 782-6247.

Blood drive. Carson Valley Soroptimist International will hold its Fall Blood Drive Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the new paramedic station, 1699 County Road, Minden. The blood will be drawn by United Blood Services. Information or to reserve a space, Dr. Susan Barry, 782-7393.

Llama open house.

The Sierra Nevada Llama Network will hold the fourth annual Walk-A-Llama Open House and sale Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Rafter D Llamas, 1600 Orchard Road, Gardnerville. All events and activities are free. Information and directions, 782-2742.


High Sierra Fly Casters will hold a Heenan Lake Fish-out Sept. 18. California license will be needed and only single barbless and artificial lures are allowed. Coffee, doughnut and lunch will be provided by reservation only. All ages welcome. Information, reservations, Gene Young, 720-4363.

Women’s financial group. An eight-week study for women who wish become financially confident will be held beginning Sept. 29, 10 a.m. The course will feature a video series by Mary Hunt, an authority on spending habits. To register, call Janie Garber at Living Hope Foursquare Church, 782-5455, by Sept. 19. Cost is $20 and covers all materials. Child care will be available for a minimal weekly charge.

USDA food.

USDA Food Surplus food recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 23, (this is a one day only service) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. The emergency food assistant program is geared to those individuals who are on the food stamp program, seniors and those on Social Security who qualify. Proof of income is required. Information, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1-4 p.m.


The Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association will hold a cleanup day in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Bureau of Land Management land east of Johnson Lane Sept. 25. The public is invited to help. The cleanup is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a trail ride and barbeque to follow. Information, 265-4379 or 267-3489.


The Carson Valley Sertoma’s 9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held at the Minden Park and Bandstand, Sept. 26, noon to 5 p.m. Polka music will be provided by the Al Gruber Bavarian Band. German food and beverages, soft drinks, T-shirts and souvenirs will be sold. Admission is free. Information, Ted Nagel, 783-1992.

Cancer support group.

Because the first Sunday of the month fell on Labor Day weekend, the Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group will meet Sept. 12, 2 p.m., at the Carson Valley Medical Center (Barton, Gardnerville), second floor conference room. Carol Corwin will give a short talk on the “Principles of Food Combining.” Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.

Volunteers sought.

The Douglas County Unit of the American Cancer Society will meet Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Creek skilled nursing facility behind Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville. Those interested in volunteering are welcome to join. Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.

Airport Committee.

The Minden-Tahoe Airport Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 14, 6 p.m., at the Minden-Tahoe Airport Administration office, 1146 Airport Road, Minden. On the agenda is information on request for approval of FFA Discretionary Grant Funds. Information, 782-9871.

Dams on agenda.

The High Sierra Fly Casters will meet Sept. 15 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Gardnerville Lane, Gardnerville, 6:30 p.m. Mike Turnipseed will make a presentation on “Power Dams on the Truckee.” Information, Gene Young, 720-4363.


The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held Sept. 19, 10 a.m., at the Sharkey’s Rib Room. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Quilt lecture.

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will feature Paula Reid, a nationally known quilter, at the club’s meeting Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Her lecture is titled “Confessions of an Avid Machine Quilter.” The public is invited.