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Trick or Treat Safety Street

The Record-Courier will sponsor the sixth annual Trick or Treat Safety Street today, 4-8:30 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Admission is $2 per child, and proceeds will benefit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office DARE program. More than 25 booth participants will hand out treats. Information, Alice Price, 782-5121.

Harvest festival

The Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley will sponsor its annual Harvest Festival today at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 6-9 p.m. Admission is two bags of wrapped candy per family. Everyone is welcome. Events are free and include games, popcorn, balloons, cake walk, hot dogs, chili, apple cider and gobs of candy. Non-violent-looking costumes are encouraged.

Harvest party

The Exciting First Church of Minden invites the community to a Harvest Party today, 8 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall, across from Douglas High School. There will be free candy and cupcakes, raffle tickets, hot dogs, as well as games for children, including a cake walk, “fishing boat” and prizes, a bean bag toss, hoop toss, plus free pictures with Mr. Scarecrow. Make-up and costumes without a dark or “scary” emphasis is encouraged. Information, 782-5513.

Health clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening on the following dates and locations: Antelope School Health Start Trailer (includes WIC checks), Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Antelope Senior Center/Walker, Nov. 17, noon-2 p.m.

Golf marathon

A lucky golfer could win $1 million at the Mt. Sierra Christian School’s first Golf Classic 100 Marathon at the Golf Course at Genoa Lakes Nov. 5. All golfers who raise $2,500 in pledges will have the opportunity to qualify for the $1 million shootout at the competition of the golf marathon. ProFund, a company that organizes golf marathons for schools and other organizations to raise money, will conduct the Golf Classic 100 Marathon. Mt. Sierra Christian School hopes to add on two new classrooms and a multipurpose building with the proceeds. Information or to sign up, 588-6029 or (530) 694-2391.

Fall Boutique

Topaz Ranch Estates Sage Hens 18th annual Fall Boutique will be held Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the TRE Park building. On tap are raffle tickets, bakery goodies, chili dogs, hot dogs and drinks. Information, 266-3759 or 266-3426.


Nov. 7 is the registration deadline for the High Sierra Fly Casters Fishout for rainbows, Nov. 19-21, near Redding, Calif. The plan is to leave Friday afternoon and spend both Friday and Saturday nights in a nearby hotel. Make reservations by calling Gene Young, 720-4363.


The 32nd annual A-VW club Bazaar will be Nov. 7, noon-7 p.m., at the Walker Community Building. The famous beef dinner and dessert will be 4:30-7 p.m. Cost, $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. On tap are raffle prizes and door prizes. Information regarding consignment tables, (530) 495-2406.

Republican women

The Doug;as County Republican Women’s Club will meet Nov. 3 at the Carson Valley Inn, downstairs in the west wing of banquet rooms. It will be a “come as you are” luncheon, without any head table, nor guest speaker, just relaxed conversation. There will be voting for the 2000-2001 officers and a minimum of regular business. Social time will be at 11 a.m. and lunch will begin at noon. Call for reservations by Nov. 1. Information or reservations, 266-3435, 267-5066, 265-2769 or 265-1189.

Minden town board

The Minden Town Board will meet Nov. 3, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on proposals for tenant improvements to the lease space at the CVIC Hall. Information, 782-5976.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” support group will present the 10th video of a 12-part series: “Living with Parkinson’s Disease” Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m., Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.


A joint meeting of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission and Douglas County Board of Commissioners will be held Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Carson Valley Middle School, 1475 Highway 395, Gardnerville. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on the selection of a skateboard park location at one of the following parks: Lampe Park, Ranchos Aspen Park or Stodick Park. Information, 782-9828.

Cancer support group

The Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group will meet Nov. 7, 2 p.m., at the Carson Valley Medical Center (Barton, Gardnerville). JoEl Silvis of Nutrition Unlimited will speak on “Healthy Eating.” Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.

Casino tour

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a tour to Casino West, Yerington, Nov. 3 and 4. The excursion is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. Cost is $17.50 per person based on double occupancy, and $20 single. The cost includes room, Wednesday night buffet and a discount coupon. Sign-up forms are available at the Young at Heart Gift Shop in the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Deadline is Oct. 29. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.


The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet Nov. 4, 2 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Thomas Paten, first assistant attorney general for the state of Nevada, will be guest speaker. Chapter nominations of officers will begin at the business meeting. Information, Paul Harr, 265-3252, or Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Art show

The Carson Valley Art Association will host its annual scholarship art show Nov. 5 and 6 in the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To help raise money for their club’s art scholarship, a flea market will be held. Some items to be sold will be frames, drawing pencils, brushes, art books, paints and easels. No paintings will be available for sale on this table. Items will be priced to sell.