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Snowshoeing. There will be a workshop for beginning snowshoers today starting at 10 a.m. and lasting for three hours. The event will be held around the Grass Lake area at Luther Pass on Highway 88. Participants are asked to bring snowshoes, snacks, wate

Library Friends’ reception. A reception is scheduled at 11 a.m., today, at the Douglas County Public Library, hosted by the Friends of the Library. The Friends raise money for programs, buy furniture and equipment and support certain library projects. P

Estes autographs. Former Douglas High School star and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Shawn Estes will return to his alma mater Saturday, today, for a fund-raising autograph session that will benefit the Tigers baseball program. Estes will sign autographs in the DHS commons area, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No fee has been set. Organizers ask that participants make a cash donation to benefit the DHS varsity and JV baseball teams.

Radio show. Alice McGreal, leader of Take off Pounds Sensible (TOPS), will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Fishout. The High Sierra Fly Casters Association will hold its January Fishout Sunday at Topaz Lake, meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Topaz Lodge for breakfast. Those wishing to arrive at 9 a.m. will meet in the far south parking area to go fishing. Nevada license is good for fishing in the area. All ages are invited.

Workshops. The Douglas County Planning Commission will host a series of workshops on open space and agricultural preservation. All meetings will start at 6 p.m. The meeting dates are Jan. 25, Topaz Park recreation facility, and Jan. 31, old courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden.

DCBIA meeting. Brochures of the benefits of Douglas County Building Industry Association membership will be available at the group’s general membership meeting Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m., JT Restaurant, Gardnerville. Information, 783-1782.

Food surplus. USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m.-noon (a one-day-only service) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Jan. 27. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. The emergency food assistance 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.

Meadows tour. There will be a cross-country ski trip north of Carson Pass with good views of Lake Tahoe Jan. 30, 10 a.m. A Sno-Permit is required. The trip is rated as moderate to difficult and is 5-6 miles round-trip, lasting five to six hours. Participants will meet at the parking lot area just west of the Carson Pass summit on Highway 88. Participants should provide their own skis and lunch and wear clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248. Information on Sno-Permits, (916) 324-1222.

Minden Town Board. The special meeting of the Minden Town Board will be held Jan. 24, 7 a.m., at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. Copies of the agenda are located Minden Administrative Office, Minden Post Office, Douglas County Administrative Building, CVIC Hall bulletin board and A Deli. Information, 782-5976.

Compassionate Friends. The Compassionate Friends meeting will be Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Stewart Street, Carson City. The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit, self-help group for families who have had a child die. Information, 883-5388.

Photo club. The Carson City Photo Club, F-Stop’s Here!, will meet Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Carson Photo, 2578 S. Curry St. #2, Carson City. The program is a slide show of Yosemite National Park by Jens Peermann.

Community center meeting. The next meeting of the group exploring the idea of developing a multi-age community center for Douglas County will be held Jan. 27, 6 p.m., Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division, 782-9828.

Young Chautauquans. An informational meeting for young people and their parents who are interested in participating in the Carson Valley Young Chautauquans program will be held at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville Jan. 24, 7 p.m. The program is open to students in the 4th through 12th grades in Douglas County and Carson City and is sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society in conjunction with the Douglas County Public Library. Information, Cherry Jones, 267-3410, or Grace Bowers, 265-6097.

Country music concert. Air Force Space Command and the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies present “An Evening of Country Music” with Wild Blue Country Jan. 30, 2 p.m., CVIC Hall, 604 Esmeralda, Minden. The concert is free and no tickets are required. The event is sponsored by The Record-Courier and Stockdale and Crum.

Winter reading program. “Hi-Bear-Nate with a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and McDonald’s. Children off-track and on-track and pre-schoolers and home-schoolers are welcome to participate. Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to read 16 hours. For pre-readers, there is a Read-To-Me program, where children are read to for 20-30 minutes, then they color a Teddy bear. Beginning readers may participate by reading 20-30 minutes a day. Information, 782-9841.

Used cartridges. The Gardnerville-Carson Valley Kiwanis Club is collecting used computer printer cartridges to benefit the community by keeping cartridges out of the landfills and generating money for the service club’s youth and senior projects. The used cartridges that may be recycled are empty inkjet, laser, copier and fax cartridges – all sizes, all brands. Businesses, county and state departments, schools and individuals may donate used items. Kiwanis will have collection points set up around the community and pick up the cartridges on a regular basis. The main dropoff point will be at Scolari’s Market. Pickup and dropoff site information, 265-5141.