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Radio show

Marilyn Malkmus, Project Santa Claus coordinator, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Support group

The Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group will meet at the home of member Ragnhild Bjerke and Vernon Tucker, 1915 Wild Onion Ct., Gardnerville, for the annual Christmas potluck, Sunday, 3 p.m. All are welcome. Call 782-6923. Information about the group or the potluck, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.

Letters to Santa

The Douglas County Public Library will present “Writing Letters to Santa” for children of all ages today, 6-8 p.m. (the event is part of the Holiday Weekend to Remember celebration) in the Minden Inn lobby, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, sponsored in part by Nevada Gourmet Grocery.

Genoa event

The Genoa Christmas Faire will be offered today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Genoa Town Hall. The event will include a non-juried art showcase by local artists. The Town of Genoa will operate the Christmas Cafe in the old Genoa firehouse. Information, Alice Rodgers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 782-8696.

DHS fair

The 18th annual Douglas High School Christmas Fair will be held today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with over 200 booths. The event is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) along with help from the DHS ski team. Cost is $1, which will be donated to the March of Dimes. Information, 782-5136.

Blood drive

The Douglas HIgh School Leadership class will be holding the “We want your blood” blood drive Dec. 7 in the gym at Douglas High School. To give blood you must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years of age. Information or appointment, Allen Gosselin, 782-5136.

Respite care seminar

People interested in voicing their concerns about respite care for all age groups in Carson Valley are invited to a free workshop Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Summerville at Virginia Creek, 1565-A Virginia Ranch Road behind Carson Valley Medical Center, Gardnerville. Information, Stan Dowdy, (775) 688-2284.

Elementary dance

The Douglas High School Softball program will offer a dance for elementary-school students Dec. 10, open to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the Valley, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Pau-Wau-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Cost is $4, and with admission, students are automatically placed in the Christmas present raffle. Food, drinks and prizes are planned. The event will raise funds for the DHS softball program.

Santa’s coming

Boy Scout Troop 495’s annual “Breakfast with Santa” and silent gift auction will be held Dec. 11, 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.


A Circle of Friends dinner to benefit Coleville residents Darrah, Megan and Tessa Rich, who were injured in an accident, will be held Dec. 12, 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.

Town board

The Genoa Town Advisery Board will meet Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Genoa town meeting room. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on Candy Dance 2000 and selection of town clerk. Information, 782-8696.

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 install-ing officer Su Kemper, president of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women, will be held. Refreshments will be served. Information, 265-2841.


Members of the Carson City Aglow Lighthouse Fellowship will be remembering the birth of Jesus, 9:30 a.m., Dec. 11, 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 Dec. 12 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.

Ski club

The Douglas County Ski Club program sign-up dates are Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Minden Elementary School. For the Saturday program, 10 years through high school, contact Robert Pumphrey, 265-4236; for the Sunday program, 8 years through high school, contact Tom Hickey, 782-2164, or Sandy Cooke, 782-2704. Parent and skier must attend signups and registration. Cost is $255 for five two-hour lessons; $200 for no lessons.

Sage Hens’ kids party

The Sage Hens Children’s Christmas Party will be held Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Topaz Ranch Estates Community Park building for kids through 10 years of age. Children from Holbrook Junction, TRE and Topaz Lake are invited. Sign-up sheets are at Maggie’s Card Shop and Nevada Trading in TRE and at Holbrook Mini Mart at Holbrook Junction. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 8. At the party, a lunch of hot dogs, cookies and punch will be served, and parents must accompany children. Children must be present to receive a gift.

High School plays

The Coleville High School drama class will present a series of plays called “The Boyfriend Project” 6 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Bridgeport, Calif., Hall, and 6 p.m., Dec. 15, at the CHS gym in Coleville, Calif. Tickets for the Bridgeport performance are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for the performance in Coleville, which includes an Italian dinner and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door. At the CHS gym, the drama students will hold a raffle. Raffle tickets are $1. Information, Coleville High School, (530) 495-2231.

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. Dec. 12, 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


Museum festivity

The third annual Gallery of Trees Festival will be held through Dec. 28, sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society. This year’s theme is “20th Century Holidays Remembered.” Service clubs, businesses and individuals will display decorated trees in the main exhibit hall. Visitors to the museum can vote for their favorite tree until Dec. 5, when an open house will be held, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Refreshments, holiday treats and music will be featured. The Gallery of Trees and open house are open to the public at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-2555 or co-chairs, Donna Allgeier, 267-3996, or Lois Storke, 782-3512.

Santa at library

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a photo session with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Douglas County Library Dec. 6. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. for Polaroid pictures of the old gentleman and his wife with the children. Cost is $3 per picture or two for $5. Librarian Carol Rapacz will read Christmas and Hanukkah stories in the library while the children are waiting to have their pictures taken. Library is located at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.


The Capital City Community Band will open its 21st concert season Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., in the Carson City Community Center, 850 E. William, Carson City. The concert will be a tribute to the “Stars of the 20th Century.” Holiday music will also be performed. The band is an all-volunteer group that rehearses every Thursday evening in the Carson Middle School band room. The members of the band come from Reno, Sparks, Dayton, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, Lake Tahoe and Carson City and range in age from 14-80. The concert is the first of three that will be presented during the 1999-2000 season. Information, Richard Doede, 883-2219.

Broadway-style production

“‘Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas,” a Broadway-style production for the whole family, will be offered Dec. 12, 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.