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Barn dance

The Carson Valley Sertoma Club will hold its annual Fall Barn Dance today at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, featuring the popular David John’s Comstock Cowboys from Virginia City. All proceeds go to community assistance projects. Information, President Pat Cardinal, 782-5730.

Car wash

The Superior Lube and Car Wash will hold its fourth annual Lube-A-thon today, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at 1295 Highway 395, Gardnerville. A basic lube and oil change is $26.95, and $10 will be donated to Project Santa Claus to assist in providing Christmas gifts for children of Douglas County families who qualify.

Turkey hunt

The Carson Valley Arabian Horse Association will hold a Turkey Hunt ride on horseback in Gardnerville, Fish Springs area, today. There will be food and prizes. Cost is $10 per rider or $ 5 per non-rider. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Information and to reserve a spot, 782-4604 or 782-7584.

Radio show

Gordon Hutting of 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.

Story hour

Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour to kick-off Children’s Book Week today, 1-2 p.m., at CVIC Hall in Minden. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to listen to stories in English and Spanish. Information, 782-9841.

Book week

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate Children’s Book Week with bilingual stories today; Book-A-Brations Nov. 15; weekly storytime Nov. 17; Bedtime Stories Nov. 17; and Amelia Bedelia and Friends Nov. 20. Information, 782-9841.

Youth orchestra

The Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Kevin Price, will make its third appearance in Carson Valley today. The performance, sponsored by The Sierra Philharmonic League, Pau-Wau-Lu Music Boosters and Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the cafetorium at Pau-Wau-Lu Middle School. The orchestra, which is in its fifth season, is compromised of outstanding musicians from the greater Reno area. A limited number if tickets will be available at the door, single admission, $5; family admission, $8. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit student music programs.

Craft fair

A Christmas Craft Fair sponsored by St. Gall Catholic Church and Carson Valley Methodist Church will be held today and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville, Gardnerville. There will be a chili feed today at the Carson Valley Methodist Church.

Health clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics, including blood pressure screening, at Antelope Senior Center in Walker, Calif., Nov. 17, noon-2 p.m.


The 19th Annual Washoe Housing Authority’s Turkey Bingo will be held Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Bingo cards will cost 25 cents, and snacks will be sold. The event will be at the Washoe Housing Authority office, Dresslerville Indian Colony, 1588 Watasheamu Dr., Gardnerville.


The High Sierra Fly Casters Fishout for rainbows, Nov. 19-21, near Redding, Calif. will be Friday afternoon and spend both Friday and Saturday nights in a nearby hotel. Make reservations by calling Gene Young, 720-4363.


The vocal and instrumental musicians of Unity Church of Today will present a one-night-only concert showcasing their wide-ranging talent Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at the Genoa Town Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Information or to order tickets, 782-4429.

Turkey Bingo

AlpineChildren’s Center Annual Turkey Bingo will be held Nov. 20, 7 p.m.. Turtle Rock Park. No one under 18 years of age may play Bingo. There will be baked goods on sale. Information, Michelle Macias, (530) 694-2521.

Llama farm tour

On Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a llama farm tour will be conducted at Kerry Lane Farms, 1032 Kerry Lane, Gardnerville. Anyone curious about llamas and why they might livestock of choice is invited to learn why llamas are enjoyed by so many hear in the Carson Valley. Information of directions, 265-3177.

See’s Candies

The Sierra Nevada Pioneer Club (ITPA) will be taking orders for Christmas See’s Candies. Stop by the local GTE Office, 1520 Church Street, Gardnerville. Deadline for orders is Nov. 20. All proceeds go th High School Scholarships. Donations of canned foods will be accepted for the Food Closet. Information, 782-0982.

Pool meeting

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 18, 8 a.m., in the multipurpose room of the Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is report from subcommittee of facility enhancement including chance orders. Information,m 782-8841.

Arts festival

The Autumn Arts Festival Nov. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Kingsbury Middle School will be held at Harrah’s Tahoe sponsored by Kingsbury Middle School Parents’ Club. Wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served while guests peruse. Ticket sale locations are Kingsbury Middle School, Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Ideas Staioners in Round Hill Square and the Cork and More. Tickets are available by mail. Information, (775) 588-0757.

Bingo party

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo Party Nov. 21 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 welcomed. 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.

New support group

Parents of children with diabetes are invited to the first support group meeting Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 1378 Patricia, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, 265-4123, Buffy Stockton, or 265-3502, Roxanne Tom. No child care will be available.

VFW speaker

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3630 invites everyone to its meeting Nov. 17 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park building, 7:30 p.m. Sgt. Lance Modispacher of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will speak on the Neighborhood Watch program. Refreshments will be served.

Thanksgiving feast

The Home Schoolers will hold a Thanksgiving feast Nov. 17, 11 a.m., at the Carson Valley Christian Center, Stephanie Way, Johnson Lane area. All homeschoolers and their families are welcome. Information, Lenny Sue Tinseth, (530) 694-2182, or Carla Mac Millan, 782-4392.

Craft fair

The public is invited to shop at the Young at Heart Gift Shop, located in the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, Nov. 20. The gift shop will be open during the YAH Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hand-crafted items for babies, ceramic pieces and a wide variety of gift ideas for all ages and interests will be sold. In addition, the gift shop is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Craft event

The Smith Valley Schools PTA will hold its annual Craft Fair Nov. 20, Smith Valley High School Gym, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. On tap will be a concession stand with good food and raffle drawings. Booths are available. Information, (775) 465-2944.