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by staff

Radio show

Connie Wennhold, discussing the proposed changes in Douglas County school calendar, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jan Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Correction on ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, today. Participants will start the cold winter evening by the outdoor fire, roasting hot dogs, then take a jaunt out in the moonlit meadow. After wards, they may want to go for a soak in the hot pool. The tour is two miles round trip, three hours. Participants will meet at 6 p.m. at the campground extra vehicle parking lot. They should take skis or snowshoes, hot dogs, drinks, etc., and dress warmly. Information, (530) 694-2248.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party Sunday 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. Provide your own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, is welcome. The cost is $7 for each Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Carson Pass ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Sunday. A Sno-Park permit is required. The tour is five to six 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 take skis, lunch and appropriate clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Annual meeting

The Winhaven Homeowners Association annual meeting will be held at the CVIC Hall, Minden, today, 9 a.m. to noon. The 1999-2000 annual budget will be available at the meeting or will be mailed upon request. Information, 782-4646.

Masonic breakfast

The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room, Gardnerville, 10 a.m., Sunday. Information, 265-2831.

Fairytale Theater

Carson High Drama Club will present its annual Fairytale Theater presentation, this year, “Puss in Boots,” at the Carson Community Bob Boldrick Theater. Performances are today, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults; group rate, $1 off for 10 or more. Information and reservations, 885-6331.

Soroptimist event

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 entitiled to 100 spins of Carson Valley Inn’s Megabucks wheel and could potentially win thousands even millions, of dollars. 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 Grovers 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.

Democrat event

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.

Ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Spings 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 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 bring 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 a Gael Force, a Celtic band, dancing, silent auction, raffle, a feast of traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and an open bar are planned. Sponsors include Carson Valley Brewery, Coldwell Banker ITILDO Inc. and Metalast Intrnational 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. Particiapants will meet at 10 a.m. at the RedLakes parking area off Highway 88. They should take cross-country skis, lunch, camera, sunscreen and sunglasses. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Airport committee

Minden-Tahoe Airport Ordinance Ad-hoc Committee will meet Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m., commision chambers, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden. On the agenda is a discussion of the aircraft weight issue. Information, 782-9871.

Town board

The Minden Town Board will conduct a budget workshop for the 2000-2001 fiscal year budget for the Town of Minden, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. Information, 782-5976.

Estate planning

Planned Giving in Estate Planning will be discussed by Davone Reynolds of the Las Vegas chapter of the American Cancer Society, Feb. 24 meeting of the Carson Resource Center, 990 N. Minnesota Street, Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.

Forecast 2000

The Douglas County Building Industry Association will offer “A DCIBA Forecast Evening” at the group’s Forecast 2000 Feb. 22, 6 p.m., The Golf Club at Genoa Lakes, River Bend Grille. Anyone interested in the future of Douglas County is invited to hear community decision-makers sharing their insights and viewpoints on growth and long-term planning. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6 p.m., speaker, 7 p.m., cost, $20. Information,783-1782.

NNDA meeting

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will meet for breakfast, Feb. 23, 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 Feb. 23 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.

Quilt guild

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.