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by staff


The Douglas County public auction of surplus property will be held today at 1112 Airport Road, Minden. The preview time will be from 8-10 a.m. Pete Cerquitella of the Arundel Auction House is the auctioneer. Refreshments will be available.

Car wash

Douglas High School Danceline 2000 will hold a car wash today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mark Smith Tire Center, Les Schwab, 1151 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Donations will be appreciated. Pre-sale tickets are $5. This includes entry into a drawing for a front end alignment. Pre-sale tickets are available from any Danceline member and Mark Smith Tire Center, Les Schwab.


The Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association will hold a cleanup day in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Bureau of Land Management land east of Johnson Lane today. The public is invited to help. The cleanup is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a trail ride and barbecue to follow. Information, 265-4379 or 267-3489.

Radio show

Ron Cauley, discussing the Douglas County Education Foundation, will be the guest on Around Douglas With Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Candy Dance

The 79th annual Candy Dance and art and craft fair will be held today and Sunday at the Mormon Station and Genoa Town Park. There will be food and 300 or more crafters. A dinner/dance is scheduled for Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Information, 782-8696.


The Carson Valley Sertoma’s ninth annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held at the Minden Park and Bandstand, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Polka music will be provided by the Al Gruber Bavarian Band. German food and beverages, soft drinks, T-shirts and souvenirs will be sold. Admission is free. Information, Ted Nagel, 783-1992.

Library event

The community is invited to celebrate Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) at a fiesta at the Douglas County Public Library today, 3-4 p.m. Stories will be read in Spanish and English. Children may try to break a pinata and refreshments will be served. Families are welcome. The library is at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.

St. Gall Church

Sessions will be held Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m., beginning Sept. 28 at St. Gall Catholic church for adults interested in exploring or entering the Catholic faith. Information, Alice Gingrich, 782-2852.


A co-parenting after divorce, “Helping Children through the Changing Family,” workshop will be held Sept. 28 and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Family Support Council, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Pre-registration is required, and free babysitting will be provided. Cost is $20 for materials. Information, registration, 782-8692.

Defensible space

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer free defensible space workshops as a community service to help homeowners learn more about protecting their homes from the threat of wildfire while still maintaining attractive landscapes. The workshops will be held: 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 28, Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center, 3939 Carter Drive, Topaz Ranch Estates; 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Round Hill Fire Station, 193 Elk Point Road, Round Hill, Lake Tahoe; and 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 5, Genoa Volunteer Fire Station, 2289 Main Street, Genoa. Information, Steve Lewis, extension educator, or Ed Smith, natural resources specialist, at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 782-9960.

DHS homecoming

There will be a homecoming parade Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., from Minden Park to the football field at Douglas High School. A bonfire, featuring performances by the band and the cheerleaders, will follow the parade. The football team will play the Reno Huskies Oct. 1. Junior Varsity will play at 4:45 p.m. and varsity will start at 7:30 p.m. Information, James Jackson, ASB president, 782-5136.

Cancer program

“Understanding Cancer: Prevention, Detection and Treatment,” is the title of an free, two-hour workshop to be held at Pinon Plaza in Carson City with Dr. John Kelly, sponsored by Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m. A free blood pressure check will be offered 5-7 p.m.

Game night

Genoa Game Night will be held at the Genoa Town Hall, 7 p.m., Oct. 1. Information, 782-0810 or 782-8696.


The 35th annual Antelope Valley Lions Club Deer Hunters Family Barbecue will be held Oct. 2, 5 p.m., at the Walker Community Building, Walker, Calif., off Highway 395, 15 miles south of the Nevada border. On tap are a traditional deep pit barbecue with all the trimmings, a giant raffle with grand prize of deer rifle and scope, a multitude of door prizes and prizes for kids. Information, John Harvey, (530) 495-2808.


The Sierra Nevada Sams chapter of the Good Sam Club will hold the last campout of the season at Weed Heights, Oct. 5-8. Cards, horseshoes, bocce ball and other games plus a campfire will be offered each night. A potluck Tuesday evening and continental breakfast and meeting will be held Wednesday morning. Area RVers are welcome. Information, Ben Reynoso, 265-4223.

Master gardener presentation

Master Gardener Jim Harlan will give a free presentation on preparing lawns and gardens for winter at the Carson City senior center, 901 Beverly Dr., Carson City, 10-11:30 a.m., Oct. 7. Information, 884-2132.

Video series

The Parkinson’s Disease Good Vibrations Support Group will present the 10th video in a 12-part series, “Living With Parkinson’s Disease,” Oct. 7, entitled “Research Initiatives.” The meeting will be held noon-2 p.m. at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Ct., Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, Group Leader Carol Hathaway, 266-340.

Carriage club event

The Nevada Carriage Club’s 1999 Extravaganza featuring horse driving and riding events, demonstrations of horse-drawn farm implements, log skidding, musical tires and costume classes, will be held Oct. 9 at Fuji Park (just over the Douglas-Carson City border), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Food and drinks will be available. Information, President Cub Wolf, 267-1269.

Quilt lecture

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will feature Paula Reid, a nationally known quilter, at the club’s meeting Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Her lecture is titled “Confessions of an Avid Machine Quilter.” The public is invited.

NNDA breakfast

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will meet for breakfast Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m., Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Speaker will be Roy Farrow, counsel to the law firm of Hale Lane Peek Dennison Howard and Anderson, who will discuss the Tech/Alliance@New Nevada, an organization that fosters technology and entrepreneurial development in Nevada. Reservations are required; call 883-4413. Cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.


The Douglas County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will meet Sept. 29, 7 p.m., at the Minden-Tahoe Airport squadron building, 1144 Airport Road, Minden. The squadron’s mission is to participate in search and rescue missions, aerospace education and the mentoring of cadets. The public as well as visitors interested in becoming members of the CAP are welcome. Information, deputy commander Cpt. Dennis Rosenberg, 265-6679, recruitment officer Lt. Connie Glashsan, 885-8789, and for cadet programs, Lt. Keri Callison, 783-9191.

Republican women

Douglas County Republican Women’s Club will meet Oct. 4, 11 a.m., social, with lunch and Entrepreneur Award presentation, noon, Governor’s Mansion, Carson City. Joyce Neddenriep will receive the award. Lunch is $10. Information, 267-2408, 265-2769 or 266-3435.

Poetry readings

At the Alpine County Library in Markleeville, Virginia poet Shaun T. Griffin will offer a special reading of his poetry, and jazz trumpeter Don Bush will provide musical entertainment, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Weather permitting, this event will be held on the library lawn. Guests should take lawn chairs or a blanket. This event is free, and refreshments will be served. Information, (530) 694-2120.

Seniors’ tour

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a tour to Casino West, Yerington, Sept. 29-30. Open to anyone 21 years or older, cost is $17.50 per person based on double occupancy and $20 single. Cost includes room, Wednesday night buffet and a discount coupon. Sign-up forms are available at the YAH gift shop at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Deadline is Sept. 27. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.


The Carson Valley Chapter of AARP #3683, will meet Oct. 7, 4 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Laura Dickey of the AARP Senior Employment Program. A potluck will be held following the general meeting. Everyone should bring a hot dish, salad or dessert (to serve six people) to share. Members of the national AARP and the public are invited. Information, Paul Harr, 265-3252, or Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Bedtime Stories

The Douglas County Public Library will begin its fall schedule of Bedtime Stories Sept. 27, 7 p.m. The once-a-month storytime is for families with children of all ages. Children may dress in pajamas and take their blanket or favorite stuffed animal. The program includes stories, fingerplays and poetry. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, 782-9841.

Scarecrow festival

The East Fork Gallery will host its annual Scarecrow Festival, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on the front lawn of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Cost is $6, and all materials are provided, along with help from artists. Ready-mades will be available for purchase. The Carson Valley Historical Society will have face- and pumpkin-painting activities, along with food and beverages for a small fee. Information, 782-7629.

Haunted Happenings

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division will offer a “spook-tacular” day with ghoulish games, creepy crafts and fun as “Haunted Happenings” takes place Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Minden Elementary School. Students should take a sack lunch. Cost is $12, and registration should be made by calling 782-9828.