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Radio show

Bob Kinford, cowboy poet and author, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Story hour

Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour today, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the library. Library technician Michelle Rachal will read stories in English and Spanish. Rachal encourages children of all ages and their families to attend. Information, 782-9841.

Precinct meetings

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will hold mass precinct meetings Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m., Western Nevada Community College, Douglas. Those attending will vote for their presidential preference, the only time Douglas Democrats will have the opportunity. Delegates to the April 15 county convention will be elected. The campus is located at 1680 Bently Parkway S., Minden. Information, Gail Turle, (775) 749-5366, or Evan Beavers, 782-5110.

St. Pat’s dinner

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner fund-raiser will be held Sunday at the CVIC Hall, 5 p.m., social, 6 p.m., dinner. Governor Kenny Guinn will be guest speaker and McKenzie Cauley will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” A home-cooked St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be served. Tickets are $20, and dress is casual. Information, Susie Biaggini, 782-8719, or Betty Jacobsen, 782-2334.

Shrine clinic

The annual clinic to screen children for free medical help through the Shrine hospital program will be held today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Carson Masonic Lodge, 113 E. Washington Street, Carson City. Children with orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injuries or cleft palate may be eligible. A nurse will be on hand to do the screening. Parents are welcome to take their children to the clinic to determine if they qualify, a Shrine spokesperson said.

Book sale

The employees at Carson Valley Medical Center will hold a book sale March 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., to raise funds for cancer patient Robin Kakritz. All kinds of books will be on sale, said nurse Dee Dee Blackburn of the Home Health and Hospice department, which is coordinating the sale. Information, Carson Valley Medical Center, 782-1500.

Planning commission

The Douglas County Planning Commission will meet March 14, 1 p.m., in the courtroom of the Douglas County Administrative Building, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden. The planning commission will also meet for lunch on the same date at 11:30 a.m. at Petrello’s (the old Pony Express) at 1590 Highway 395, Minden, and will hold a workshop during the lunch hour to discuss open space issues. Information, 782-9012.

Group session

“Look Good Feel Better,” the American Cancer Society’s free hands-on, self-help and instructional program for women experiencing appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, will be held in a group session March 16, 6 p.m., Summerville at Virginia Ranch Road, Gardnerville. Reservation or Information, Susan Sanford, Douglas County American Cancer Society, 267-4308.

Blood drive

The Carson Valley Spring Blood Drive will be held March 17, at the East Fork Paramedic Station, 1699 County Road, Minden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Carson Valley and Tumblewind Antiques of Minden. United Blood Services will do the blood drawing. To schedule an appointment, call Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444, or Susan Barry, 782-7393.

Fund-raiser

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada will host a fund-raiser at the Genoa Town Hall. This non-profit organization has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses since 1980 and has become a vital part of the lives of thousands of young people every year. Master of ceremonies will be Rusty Humphries of KOH 780AM. Live music by Gael Force, a Celtic band, dancing, silent auction, raffle, a dinner of traditional corned beef and cabbage and an open bar are planned. Sponsors include Carson Valley Brewery, Coldwell Banker ITILDO Inc. and Metalast International Inc. Tickets, Genoa Gallery and Coffee Co. or call (800) 525-9474.

Fishout

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the group’s March fishout on Sunday, March 19, at north pond in the Mason Valley Wild Life area. Meet at 8 p.m. at Denny’s in Yerington for a club-hosted breakfast. Reservations are required for the breakfast. Participants will leave for fishing at 9 a.m. A new Nevada fishing license is required. Information and to RSVP, Gene Young, 720-4363.

Forestdale Creek ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, March 19. This trek is for those who already have a basic knowledge of cross-country skiing. The tour is five to six miles round-trip, lasting four to five hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Lakes parking area off Highway 88. They should take cross-country skis, lunch, camera, sunscreen and sunglasses. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Bingo party

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party March 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 and older, are 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.

Clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will be conducting general clinics including blood pressure screening at the Antelope Senior Center/Walker, March 22, noon to 2 p.m.; and at Mammoth Lakes post office, March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information, (760) 924-5410.

Citizens Action Committee. The Citizens Action Committee of Minden will meet March 13, 6:15 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, to review the agenda for the April 15 community opportunities workshop. Information, 782-5976.

Noise abatement workshop and chili dinner

An airport safety meeting and chili dinner will be held March 14, 6 p.m., at the Carson Valley Brewery located on Airport Road. The topic of discussion will be “Flying Friendly.” Pilot input at this meeting is vital. The cost of dinner is $6 per person (including non-alcoholic drinks) and can be paid at the door. Information, 782-9871.

Business Council

The Business Council of Douglas County will host a special meeting March 15, 7:30 a.m., at the Carson Valley Inn. Speaker is Tom Taelour of the Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission in Reno. Information, 782-6715.

Community meeting

A community meeting to discuss a Boys and Girls Club for Minden-Gardnerville will be hosted by ProTeen and the Partnership of Community Resources March 15, 7-8 p.m., Douglas High counseling center. A spokesperson will explain the group and answer questions. Information, the Partnership, 782-8611.

CCMES Spaghetti Feed

C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold a Spaghetti Feed March 18, 5-7 p.m., with a raffle, silent auction with theme baskets, demonstrations, Douglas High School jazz band and a book fair. Information, Carolyn Moore, 265-3154.

Kid’s Poetry Contest

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a poetry contest for kids. Third through 6th grades may submit entries to the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane in Minden, by April 1. Include name, phone number and grade. Selected entries will be published in The Record-Courier and poets will be invited to read their poems during the library’s Night of a Thousand Stars celebration to be held at 7 p.m. April 14. All entries will be displayed in the library during the month of April. Information, 782-9841.

Concert

The Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee will present the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra on Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m., Genoa Town Hall, in a spring concert to kick off 16 months of events in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial in June 2001. Information, 782-2893 or 782-2486.

Driving course

The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will sponsor a 55/Alive Driving class March 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minden Medical Center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Drive, Minden. The cost of the course is $10, and the course is for everyone over the age of 55. (AARP membership is not required.) Classes are by reservation, and early reservations are advised. Information, reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.

Junior High concert

The Northern Zone Nevada Music Educators Association honor band and honor choir concert by junior high school students will be held at the Carson Valley Middle School multipurpose room March 14 at 7 p.m. Cost, to help defray expenses, is $2 per person or $5 per family.

Soup suppers

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church will be serving Lenten Soup Suppers at the church hall, 1361 Esmeralda Place at 6:30 p.m. on March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 12. The public is welcome. Information, Carol Mayr, 782-9475

Concert at PWLMS

Trombone virtuoso Dr. Irv Wagner, professor of music from Oklahoma University, will perform April 5, 7 p.m., at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville, along with band students from Carson Valley Middle School, Douglas High School and PWLMS. Featured will be a student brass ensemble. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.