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Radio show

Peggy Hill, master gardener, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Pool programs suspended

The Carson Valley Swim Center’s regularly scheduled swim programs will be suspended until Monday because of the annual Douglas Dolphin Swim Team’s Valentine’s Day Weekend swim meet. Some 400 swimmers from Northern Nevada and Northern California will be competing today and Sunday. Programs will resume Monday as scheduled.

Information, 782-8841.


Sierra Singles will hold a potluck Valentine’s brunch Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Call for location, Maggie Allen, 782-1984, or visit the Web site at

Estate protection

The Aid Association for Lutherans and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Ladies will sponsor “Passing on Your Legacy Why Protecting Your Estate is Important Today,” a program that focuses on ways for people to share their values and pass on their wealth to the people they love by looking first at the spiritual and emotional aspects of the estate planning process. The program will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Attendees should take a sack lunch, and drinks and cookies will be provided. The program includes a videotape and tips on writing a journal. Information, Linda Reid, 782-8210.

Bilingual storytime

The Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour today, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the Minden library. Library Technician Michelle Rachal will read stories in English and Spanish. Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Information, 782-9841.

Kiwanis show

The Kiwanis Club’s Stars of Tomorrow 2000 show, featuring 19 acts by Valley young people, will be held at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School cafetorium, today, 8 p.m. The show will raise funds for scholarships to the first, second and third place winners, with the financial help of Minden Urgent Care. Awards will also be presented for graphic art, photography, drawing, painting and pottery.

Organ concert

The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a concert called “Organ Plus” Sunday, 4 p.m., in First Presbyterian Church in Carson City. The concert will feature guest musicians playing a variety of other instruments along with members of the guild playing the organ. Instruments included will be trumpet, clarinet, strings, harmonica, piano, flute and voice. The event is open to the public, admission is free, and a reception will be held following the concert. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 110 North Nevada Street in Carson City.

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.

Ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Feb. 29. Participants will starttart the cold winter evening by the outdoor fire, roasting hot dogs, then a take jaunt out in the moonlit meadow. Afterwards, 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 Feb. 20 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, are 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, 782-0233.

Carson Pass ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Feb. 20. 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.

Snowshoe to Scott’s Lake

California State Parks will sponsor a snowshoe hike at Grover’s Hot Springs State Park Feb. 26. For the immediate 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.

Auction, wine tasting

The Carson City Democratic Central Committee will host an auction and wine tasting at the Carson City Nugget Feb. 29, 5-8 p.m. Along with musical entertainment, there will be an auction of items, including a gold blue lapis pendent, a union registered poster of John F. Kennedy, gemstone angel pendants, original artwork by artist Michelle Gabler and services by business and entertainers. The door prize is a free-form Ametrine pendent. Tickets are $20. Information and tickets, 841-DEMS (841-3367).

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.


The Douglas County Community Access Television Board of Directors will meet Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m., at the Minden Inn, Room 201 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden). Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization which oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Christian women

Collectors may share the treasures they collect at the Carson City Christian women’s Club buffet luncheon, Feb. 15, noon to 2 p.m. at the Carson Station Grill and Rotisserie, 1105 South Carson St., Carson City. Betty Childs of Byrn, Calif., will tell her story of becoming “A New Woman with a New Image.” Musical guest is Daryll Wells. Tickets are $14.50 inclusive. Complimentary child care will be provided by reservation only. Information or reservations, 829-1413.

Telephone group

The Carson Valley Telephone Pioneers will hold a luncheon meeting Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m., at Creekside Deli, Carson City. One of the group’s projects is to help the Carson Valley Food Closet, and attendees are asked to provide canned goods or non-perishable items. Information, reservations, Kay Oetting, 265-3344.

Mono clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics, including blood pressure screening, Feb. 16 at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker, noon-2 p.m. Information, (760) 932-7485.

Hettrick to speak

The Business Council will host Lynn Hettrick at the group’s meeting Feb. 16. There will be a short business meeting at Carson Valley Inn (check the board for location) at 7:15 a.m. Hettrick will speak from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Annual meeting

The Winhaven Homeowners Association annual meeting will be held at the CVIC Hall, Minden, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. The 1999-2000 annual budget will be available at annual meeting or will be mailed upon request. Information, 782-4646.

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., Golf Club at Genoa Lakes, Riverbend 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. Reservations by Feb. 18, 783-1782.

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.