Many holiday events are planned in Carson Valley |

Many holiday events are planned in Carson Valley

Staff reports

Christmas reception

The East Fork Gallery will host its Christmas reception Sunday, Nov. 29, noon to 5 p.m., at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

The gallery will feature Elfriede Short’s hand-painted Christmas ornaments, along with original Christmas cards, hand-painted ornaments, hand-crafted Santas and miniature paintings.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 782-7629.

AARP dinner, installation

The American Association of Retired Persons Chapter #3683 will hold its installation and Christmas potluck dinner Dec. 3, 4 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville.

The chapter will elect and install new officers and directors for 1999 prior to dinner. Bingo will be played after dinner.

Members are asked to take a salad, hot dish or dessert enough for six people. The chapter will provide ham, rolls, wine and soft drinks.

Members are also asked to provide gifts for the patients at Valley Meadows Care Center. The staff requested no perfume, nail polish, body powder or slippers. The gifts should be wrapped and marked for a man or a woman.

For more information, call 265-4149.

Elks Spaghetti Bingo Party

The Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge will hold the annual Spaghetti Feed and Christmas Tree Bingo at the CVIC Hall in Minden Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with the lighting of the Minden Park Gazebo and has been a tradition for some years.

Menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, tossed green salad and garlic French bread at a cost of $6 per person. After dinner, the 20-plus Bingo games will feature 6- to 7-foot Christmas trees as prizes.

“Since we are not playing for cash prizes, you are encouraged to bring the entire family, as the young people will enjoy participating with you,” said Elks member dave Trueblood.

For more information, call Trueblood at 782-3416 or Ray Peterson at 783-1922.

Christian Women’s Club

Carson City Christian Women’s Club announces the annual Christmas brunch and program, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City.

The “Beary Merry Christmas” catered brunch and program will feature Rosemary Volpp of Carson City, who purchased her special bear at auction in England, bidding against the Queen. She will share what gives worth to a $86,000 bear.

Music will be presented by Kathy Canales, a professional singer from Waterford, Calif. Canales is also the guest speaker.

Tickets are $14.50 and must be reserved by Wednesday, Nov. 25. Complimentary child care is by reservation only. Call 885-7789 or 267-9446 for further information or to make a reservation.


What has become a Carson Valley tradition over the past few years will be held at St. Gall Catholic Church at 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Members of the community will come together to share their voices, hearts and spirit through the glorious music of Handel’s Messiah, said Alice Gingrich of St. Gall.

“Solos will be performed by community members, and everyone present will be invited to join in several selected choruses, ending with the ‘Hallelujah Chorus,'” Gingrich said. “Everyone is invited to attend.

“You need not be a singer to enjoy this inspirational event. Please bring any musical scores that you may have to share.”

For further information or if you want to be a soloist, contact Marian Vassar, St. Gall Catholic Church, 782-4584, or Len Frueh, Unity Church, at 265-3304.

The Washoe Tribe senior center will sponsor its annual Cultural Dinner Dec. 19.

This year, the center has dedicated the dinner to Leighton Palmer, who recently resigned from the Site Council for health reasons, said Corinne Moore, the senior program director.

“We would appreciate any and all donations of cultural foods,” Moore added.

For more information, or to donate food, call Moore at 265-6426 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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