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by staff

Radio show

Rebecca Judd, performer and producer of “WWII, SWAK” (World War II, Sealed with a Kiss, a one-woman show), will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8 a.m. and Sunday, at noon.

Cross country skiing

A class titled “Introduction to Cross Country Skiing” will be held Jan. 8, 2000, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Grovers Hot Springs. Participants will learn the basics of cross country skiing, equipment selection and techniques. This class is easy and it will be a 1-2 mile trip. Information, (530) 694-2248.

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, 2000, 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 at 782-8267.

Alpine party

The Alpine New Year’s Eve Party for the Whole Family is open to the public and will feature pizza, soda, snacks, desserts, games, music and dancing plus dance and yo-yo contests. Prizes and other giveaways are planned. The party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Turtle Rock Park, between Woodfords and Markleeville on State Route 89. The party is alcohol- and tobacco-free, and is supported by the Tobacco Education program (Prop. 99). Also sponsoring the event are the Alpine Children’s Center’s Family Resource, Alpine Children’s Center Home Visitor and Alpine Kids programs. Information, (530) 694-2390 or 694-2934.

Elks party

The Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge will hold a New Year’s Eve party to celebrate the turn of the century upstairs at Sharkey’s in Gardnerville. The event, billed as the New Year/New Century/New Millennium Celebration, will be held Dec. 31 from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2000, with dancing to Brian Farnon’s 17-piece Tahoe Big Band and music from the 1940s and ’50s. A midnight toast is planned, and dress is semi-formal. Party favors will be distributed, and there will be a no-host bar. Hors d’oeuvres will be offered during the party, and breakfast will be served at 1 a.m. Jan. 1, catered by the executive chef of Harrah’s five-star Summit Restaurant, Lake Tahoe. Seating is limited, and cost is $110 per couple. Reservations, Dave Trueblood at 782-3416 or Doug Tucker at 265-7208.

Financial aid

Douglas High School’s Financial Aid Night will be held Jan. 5, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the high school drama room. Students and parents may learn what type of financial aid is available and about the college application process. Western Nevada Community College financial aid director Jim Hadwick is the scheduled speaker. Information, Carolyn Porter, 782-5136.

Volleyball clinic

A volleyball clinic for girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th will be held at Douglas High School Jan. 9, 2000, 1-5 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the clinic starts at 1 p.m., sponsored by the DHS volleyball program. Information, David or Karen Myers, 782-2821, or Janis McCreary, 783-9760.

4-H Bug Club

The first meeting of the new 4-H Entomology Bug Club will be on Jan. 12, 2000, at 5 p.m. at the Nevada Cooperative Extension office. Anyone interested in joining this or many other clubs offered by the 4-H program in Douglas County may call Nevada Cooperative Extension at 782-9960 or stop by the office at 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will present the 11th video of a 12-part series called “Wonders of the Brain” Jan. 6, 2000, noon-2 p.m., at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Rancho’s. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.