The Northern Nevada Development Authority will meet for breakfast, today, 7:30 a.m., at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Speakers will be Brian Bonnenfant, geographic information systems analyst for University of Nevada, Reno Small Business Development Center, and Doug Dirks, president and chief executive officer of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada. Reservations are required. Call the NNDA office at 883-4413. The cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.
Home school speaker
Shannon Johnson will speak at the Carson Valley Christian Center on Stephanie Way today at 1:30 p.m. Her topics will be organization, creativity and hope for the future. The community is welcome. Information, Denise Llewellyn, 265-9009.
Genoa town board
The Genoa Town Advisory Board will hold a long range planning workshop Feb. 26, 3 p.m., in the town meeting room. The purpose of the workshop is to obtain citizen input on a variety of subjects such as drainage, fire hydrant expansion and roads. Information, 782-8696.
The Soroptimist International of Carson Valley’s annual Savor the Flavor Wine and Microbrew Tasting will be held Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. at the Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch north of Genoa on Jacks Valley Road. Food, wine and microbrewed beer will be featured. All people who purchase a ticket for Savor the Flavor will have the opportunity to win a door prize, and ticket purchasers need not be present to win. An auction of a wide assortment of gifts, from building materials to homemade goodies, will be held. Soroptimists members are selling Megabucks tickets before and during the event. The lucky winner will be entitled to 100 spins of Carson Valley Inn’s Megabucks wheel. Tickets are $25 per person prior, $30 at the door. Information and tickets, Liz Bricker, 265-3539, or Donna Lee, 265-7326.
Ducks unlimited banquet
The Carson Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet Feb. 26, Carson Valley Inn, with refreshments at 4:30 p.m., dinner to follow. Cost is membership, $25, dinner, $25, total, $50. Information, Bob Centers, (530) 308-8550.
Snowshoe to Scott’s Lake
California State Parks will sponsor a snowshoe hike at Grover Hot Springs State Park Feb. 26. For the intermediate snowshoer in good condition, this is a pleasant hike through pine forests up to Scott’s Lake. The tour is four miles round-trip, four hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at Picketts Junction. They should take snowshoes, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Information, (530) 694-2244.
Warren Wish, discussing Guide Dogs for the Blind, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 at noon.
The Carson City Democratic Central Committee will present an auction fund-raiser with wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Feb. 29, 5-8 p.m., at the Carson City Nugget, ballroom upstairs. Cost is $20. Door prize is an Ametrine free-form gold pendant. Tickets or information, 841-DEMS or 841-2054.
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, March 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Planned Giving in Estate Planning will be discussed by Davone Reynolds of the Las Vegas chapter of the American Cancer Society Feb. 24, Carson Resource Center, 990 N. Minnesota Street, Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.
The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will feature national speaker Jackie Robinson at its meeting Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Gardnerville. Robinson is the author of 10 books on quilt-making. Her lecture is entitled, “Perfect Pieced Perennial Patchwork,” and will include quilt construction methods along with a trunk show. The public is invited.
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. Reservations must be made before Feb. 28, noon. 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.
The Parkinson’s Disease Good Vibrations Support Group will present the 12th video of 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.
Special school meeting
The Douglas County School District will hold a special school board meeting on March 7 in the 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 Avenue, Minded, the carson Valley Chamber Office and 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, at noon. The 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 at 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.
CVAA to meet
The Carson Valley Art Association will meet Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. at the county extension office across the street from Lampe Park on Waterloo Lane. The guest artist, Jeff Nicholson, will make his presentation starting at 2 p.m. Non-members are welcome. There is no admission charge, and refreshments will be served. Information, 782-3965.
The Sierra Philharmonic League will hold a joint venture with the Reno Philharmonic Guild on Feb. 29 at the Governor’s Mansion Annex in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Reservations by Feb. 24, 782-5078, 782-5259 or 267-2403.
“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.
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.
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.