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A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will be conducting general clinics including blood pressure screening at the Marine Base Housing Community Center, Coleville, today, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; at 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.

Skatepark design

The public is invited to a skatepark design meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in the design of the park scheduled for Lampe Park is invited to discuss their ideas with park designer Aric Valenzuela.

Radio remote

The Family Support Council will be featured on a radio remote broadcast March 4, courtesy of KGVM-FM Carson Valley Radio, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., airing from the Family Support Council’s new Thrift Store in Gardnerville. The event will feature prizes, raffles and events for the family, and during the remote, all items will be 50 percent off, with surprise sales occurring throughout the store. The Hearts and Flowers Dinner Dance will be promoted and tickets to the event will be on sale. Information, 782-8692.

Ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs Park, March 5. The tour is from Carson Pass to Luther Pass with varied ski terrain. A Sno-Park permit is required. Call (530) 322-8993 for information on Sno-Park permits. The tour is six to seven miles, five to six hours. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the trail head for Round Lake, one mile north of Luther Pass. Look for the white State Park vehicle. There will be a carpool to Carson Pass. Participants should take skis, skins, lunch and clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Ski trek

California State Parks will sponsor a trek starting at Grover Hot Springs State Park, March 5. The trek is to Lake Winnemucca. A Sno-Park permit is required. Call (530) 322-8993 for Sno-Park permit information. The trek is six to seven miles round-trip, five hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot area at Carson Pass on Highway 88. They should have skis, lunch and clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Radio show

Abby Johnson discussing the Carson City League of Women Voters will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, March 4 at 8:25 a.m. and March 5 at noon.

History program

The Women’s History Remembering Project will be held March 5, 1 p.m., at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 935, Gardnerville. A ceremony honoring women nominated for the project will be held in the main exhibit hall. Sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society, the ceremony will follow the opening of the women’s history exhibit, “Nevada Women on the Road to Change, 1860-1920.” Refreshments will be served. A video on women’s suffrage, featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, will be shown 2 p.m. Information, Peggy Knox, 783-9301.

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 DeeDee Blackburn of the Home Health and Hospice department, which is coordinating the sale. Information, Carson Valley Medical Center, 782-1500.


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.

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, 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.


Republican Women’s club. Anyone wishing to register as a Republican or interested persons are invited to attend the luncheon meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women, March 1, Carson Valley Inn, Minden, social hour, 11 a.m., and lunch, noon. Speaker will be former Nevada state treasurer and assemblywoman Patti Cafferata. The cost is $12 and may be paid at the door. Reservations, Ann Hersey at 266-3435, Kay Oetting at 265-3344 or Brenda Robertson at 267-2403.

Skateboard design. A public meeting regarding the design of the Lampe Park Skateboard facility will be held March 1, 6 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension office, on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park in Gardnerville. On the agenda are the introduction of the design team, review of existing site, review established design criteria and public input regarding design and amenities to be contained within the skateboard park facility. Information, 782-9828.

Parks meeting

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet March 2, 6 p.m., at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline. On the agenda is a tour of Kahle Community Center phase two. Information, 782-9828.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease Good Vibrations Support Group will present the 12th video in a 12-part series: “Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Community Involvement for PD,”

March 2, at The Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos, noon to 2 p.m. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.


The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet March 2 at 4 p.m. at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Dr. Mayer Horensten, physician, speaker and author of “Bite the Apple, Healthy Bites of Medical Knowledge.” There will be a potluck and silent auction following the general meeting. Everyone should bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to serve six and something for the silent auction. Reservations will be taken for the overnight bus trip to Casino West in Yerington set for May 12. The cost is $40 double and $23 single. The price includes bus, room and seafood buffet. Dues will be delinquent in April. National AARP and the public are invited to attend chapter meetings. Information, Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Free lecture

The Douglas County AARP, chapter 3683, invites all Valley residents a free lecture by Ron Renaldi on the biochemistry of aging and hormone replacement March 7 at 2 p.m. in the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-6010.

Special school meeting

The Douglas County School District will hold a special school board meeting March 7, Carson Valley Middle School Library, 7 p.m., to update the board, staff, community members and media on the revisions and updates made by the strategic planning committee at the annual strategic plan review meeting on Jan. 28 and 29. Draft copies of the plan, as revised, are available at all of the district’s schools, the district office located at 751 Mono Ave., Minden, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce office and at both Douglas County public libraries. Information, 782-5134.

Sierra Nevada GOP

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet March 8 at Two Guys from Italy, social, 11:30 a.m., lunch, noon. Speaker will be assemblyman Lynn Hettrick. Menu choices are chicken salad or manicotti. Information and reservations, LeAnne Lummus, 265-3702 or 782-4437 by March 7.

St. Pat’s dinner

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner fund-raiser will be held March 12 at the CVIC Hall, 5 p.m., social, dinner, 6 p.m. 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.

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 Pro Teen 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.

WNCC event

“Mardi Gras for The Whole Family” will be held at the WNCC Child Development Center, March 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for ages 18 months to 7 years. Cost is $1 for children with accompanying parent. The child’s name will be entered into door prize drawing for day passes or dinner for two at David Walley’s Resort in Genoa. Booth tickets are four for $1 or 25 for $5. There will be raffles, carnival games, costume contests, food and crafts. Information, 445-4262.

Parenting class

A parenting class with Bruno Bielat will be offered March 9, 6:30-9 p.m., Douglas County Law Enforcement Center, sheriff’s training room, 1625 Eighth St., Minden. Bielat is a psychologist with the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Office. Information, 782-9813.

Story hour

Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour March 11, 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.

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.

Celtic music

Willson and McKee, nationally noted makers of Celtic and traditional American music, will perform for the first time in Carson Valley at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School March 4, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Douglas County Recreation Department and Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra. Also performing will be Haily McKee, step dancer, and “The Fiddlers Three,” students and graduates of the Carson Valley Violin School. Tickets are $5 per person, $8 for families, and will be available at the door or in advance at the recreation office on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park, or call 782-9828 or 267-3495.

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.