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by staff

Santa’s coming

Boy Scout Troop 495’s annual “Breakfast with Santa” and silent gift auction will be held today at the CVIC Hall, Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, 9-11 a.m. Guests will get a photo with Santa with purchase of breakfast for $4. A cookie dough sale and auction are planned. To be sold are Beanie Babies, men’s tool basket and lots more. A 10-foot Christmas stocking raffle will be held and tickets are $1 each. Information, Sherry Botelho, 783-1143.

Radio show

Ann Proffitt from the Cancer Resource Center at Carson-Tahoe Hospital will be the guest on Around Douglas With Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today, 8:25 a.m., and Sunday at noon.


A Circle of Friends dinner to benefit Coleville residents Darrah, Megan and Tessa Rich, who were injured in an accident, will be held Sunday, Walker Community Center, 5 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 years and younger. There will be door prizes, dessert auction, Santa Claus and balloon animals. Information, (530) 495-2769. Donations can be made at the Bank of America, Bridgeport, or contact Tayna Gall for details, (530) 495-2834.


Members of the Carson City Aglow Lighthouse Fellowship will be remembering the birth of Jesus, 9:30 a.m., today, at the Nevada State Library and Archives Building, 100 N. Stewart St., Carson City. There is no admission charge, and light refreshments will be served. Information, 882-8966 or (775) 841-5239.

Kids’ workshop

Santa’s Workshop for children will be held Sunday at Uniformity in Minden (near Ironwood Theatre), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A donation of $10 (for Project Santa Claus) will provide each child a scrub top or T-shirt to decorate. All kids will be awarded. Sheriff”s officers will be available from 9 a.m.-noon to offer the Douglas County Child I.D. program. Information, 783-9191.

Nevada Singles party

The Nevada Singles group will hold its annual Christmas party today at 4 p.m. at the home of Junette Kelly. All members should take a wrapped gift, worth up to $8, for either a male or female. Information, Junette Kelley, 265-2899.

Holiday concert

The Carson City Symphony will be joined by the Carson Chamber of Singers and the Mile High Jazz Band in the 16th annual Holiday Treat concert of seasonal favorites 4 p.m. Sunday, in the Carson City Community Center, East William Street. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Carson City Symphony Association members, seniors and students), and free for children 16 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 West King Street, Carson City, or at the door the day of the performance. Information, Brewery Arts Center (883-1976), the symphony (883-4154) or check the symphony’s Web site at

Broadway-style production

“‘Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas,” a Broadway-style production for the whole family, will be offered Sunday, 7 p.m., Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. The comedy is free and put on by the Sparks First Church, sponsored by the Carson Valley Church of the Nazarene. The public is welcome.

Special evening

Christ Presbyterian Church, 1701 Lucerne, Minden, will offer a evening of carol singing, special music and a choral reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Sunday, 7 p.m. Child care will be provided.

Triad presentation

The Douglas County Triad presents “Coping with Holidays and Depression” presented by Dr. William Jenkins, a psychologist and marriage and family therapist. The presentation will be held Dec. 15, 11 a.m., at Summerville at Virginia Creek, 1565 Virginia Ranch Road, Gardnerville (behind the Carson Valley Medical Center). A buffet lunch will be served, but it is limited to the first 200 people. Information or RSVP by Dec. 10, 782-3100.

Volunteers sought

Volunteers are needed to assist Project Santa Claus in assembling 100 Big Wheels at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 920 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville, Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (or until the job is done). Any man, woman or young adult with an hour or so to spare is invited to assist. No small children, please. If possible, take a small hammer, pliers and a screw driver. Information, Marilyn Malkus, 782-4931.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will be hosting a Bingo party Dec. 19 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, are welcome. 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.

Sierra Nevada Republican Women

The Dec. 8 meeting date for the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s Club has been changed to Dec. 15, when the last meeting of the year will be held at the home of Jerry Bing, 1580 Fifth Green Ct., in the Ranchos, 5:30-7 p.m. Installation of new officers, with installing officer Su Kemper, president of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women, will be held. Refreshments will be served. Information, 265-2841.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 16, 8 a.m., in the multipurpose room at the Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a report from subcommittee on facility enhancement, including change orders, and review of director’s contract. Information, 782-8841.


The Masonic Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Nugget Dec. 19, 10 a.m. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Coleville High School plays

The Coleville High School drama class will present three plays, “Always Late,” “Where Are You Going?” and “The Boyfriend Project,” 7 p.m., Dec. 15, at the CHS gym in Coleville, Calif. An Italian dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Students will hold a raffle of various prizes, and tickets are $1. Information, Coleville High School, (530) 495-2231.


The Carson Performing Arts International Thespian Society Troupe 5180 and Renaissance Projects present “Godspell,” featuring young performers in the area, Dec. 17, 18, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 19, 2 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theatre, Carson Community Center, Mills Park, Carson City. Presale tickets are general admission, $10, students and seniors, $9, children and students with a student body card, $8. At the door, general admission will be $12, students and seniors, $11, and children with a student body card, $10. Information, 885-6331.

Food drive

The first Valley “Share Your Holiday” (curbside pick-up) Food Drive sponsored by KTVN Channel 2 CBS and Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden, will be held Dec. 17, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m., to benefit Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Residents may gather a bag or box of non-perishable food items and/or paper goods, drive to Carson Valley Inn, stop at the curb and a volunteer will accept their donations. You do not have to leave your vehicle. Volunteers welcome. Information, Len Frueh, 265-3304.