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Radio show

Fred Gulley, Gardnerville postmaster, discussing the role of the post office during the holidays, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show,Saturday at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Masonic family breakfast

The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Nugget Sunday at 10 a.m. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party Sunday at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon. Early games start at 1 p.m. followed with regular games at 1:30 p.m. Bring your own daubers. The public, 18 years or older, is welcome. The cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223, or Mary Jane Harding. 265-7074.

Ski tour

The Carson Pass Ski Tour will be held at Grovers Hot Springs State Park Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. and it will last 5 hours. Meet in the parking lot area at the Carson Pass on Highway 88. Participants are asked to bring skis, lunch and appropriate clothing for variable weather. A Sno-Park permit is required. Information, (530) 694-2248. Information on Sno-Park permits, (916) 324-1222.


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. 18, old courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden, Jan. 25, Topaz Park recreation facility and Jan. 31, old courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden.

Distance learning at WNCC

To become acquainted with distance education classes at Western Nevada Community College, a distance education orientation will be held Jan. 18, 7 p.m., transmitted via interactive video from WNCC Fallon, Room 308, to WNCC Carson City room 308 and WNCC Douglas media classroom. Questions about Internet classes, interactive video classes and telecourses will be answered at that time. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Health fair

Booth participants are being sought for Your Health in 2000, a health fair sponsored by the Senior Services Division of Douglas County with support from the Carson Valley Inn and The Record-Courier, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces for booths at the event are available at a cost of $75. The health fair will cover a variety of health screenings, educational information and other services for seniors, although all ages are welcome. Information, Senior Services Division, 782-8267.


There will be a class for beginning snowshoers Jan. 22 starting at 10 a.m. and lasting for 3 hours. The class will be held around the Grass Lake area at Luther Pass on Highway 88. Participants are asked to bring snowshoes, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Library Friends’ reception

A reception is scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Douglas County Public Library hosted by the Friends of the Library. The Friends raise money to help with programs, buy furniture and equipment and help with certain library projects. People interested in helping are invited to learn more. Information, 782-9841.

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 it is 5-6 miles round-trip and will last five to six hours. Participants must meet at the parking lot area, just west of Carson Pass Summit on Highway 88. Participants must also bring skis, lunch and clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248. Information on Sno-Permits, (916) 324-1222.

Genoa sesquicentennial

The next meeting for the Genoa Sesquicentennial is scheduled for Jan. 17, 7 p.m., in the Genoa town meeting room, (northeast corner of the old fire house.) Everyone is welcome to attend. Agenda topics include Carson Valley Pops Orchestra Concert in March, Sesquicentennial Fair plans, grant application and much more. Information, Nancy Miluck, 782-2486.

DCCATV board

The board of directors of the Douglas County Community Access Television will meet Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m., in room 102, Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization which oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.


The Partnership of Community Resources will meet Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m., at the UNR Cooperative Extension Office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Community agencies will highlight plans for 2000. All interested individuals are invited. The Partnership of Community Resources is a network of agency representatives and community members dedicated to addressing social and human services needs in Douglas County through communication, education and collaboration. Information, 782-8611.

Business council

The Business Council of Douglas County invites the general public to attend a Jan. 19 meeting at the Carson Valley Inn, 8 a.m. Jim Braswell from the Minden-Tahoe Airport will be guest speaker. He will give a brief presentation on airport issues today. Information, 782-6715.

Fly casters

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold their monthly meeting Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Election of officers will be held and Peter Jon Bauer of Angler’s Edge will be guest speaker.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 20, 8 a.m., at the multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is review of proposed slide and activity pool hours of operation. Information, 782-8841.

Annual meeting

The Carson Valley Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The date in the newsletter is incomplete. Trustees’ election will be held. Information, 782-2555.

Compassionate friends

The Compassionate Friends meeting will be Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Steward 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

Family Library Evening

Laura Parsons, reading specialist at C. C. Meneley Elementary School in the Gardnerville Ranchos, will have special books available for students in grades kindergarten through 2nd at the Family Library Evening, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m. The books will be on available 6-6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., four gifted and talented students from Bobbie Williams’s class at Scarselli Elementary School will portray Enrico Fermi, Pablo Picasso, Mother Theresa and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 7-8 p.m., Cherry Jones, chairperson of the Carson Valley Young Chautauquans, will provide information and answer questions about the program. Cristina Sequeiros, who participated in the Great Basin Chautauqua program in Reno last year, will portray Eliza Cook. Information, CCMES, 265-3154.