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by staff

Ski tour

For the beginner who has the basics down and wants some added challenge and practice, there will be a ski tour in a relatively flat area with some small hills to practice on today, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting three hours. Participants are asked to take skis, snacks, water and sunscreen, wear layered clothing and meet at Picketts Junction (intersection of highways 88 and 89 in Hope Valley). Information, (530) 694-2248.

Radio Show

Peggy Knox, discussing Carson Valley Historical Society Women’s History Remembering Project, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Highway cleanup

Members of the Douglas County Building Industry Association will clean up their share of Highway 395 today, 9 a.m., meeting at Johnson Lane, west of Highway 395. Beverages will be provided. Information, John Giannotta, 882-1024, or Gerry Bing, 265-3641.

Lincoln Day Dinner

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee invites everyone to the “2000 Lincoln Day Dinner” Sunday at the Carson Valley Inn. Speaker will be U.S. Senate candidate John Ensign. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. The event will also feature a silent auction and raffles. Tickets, information, Betty Hegarty, 588-3341, or Brenda Robertson, 267-2403.

AIDS dance benefit

A special performance will raise funds for Dancers Responding to AIDS, today and Sunday, 7-9 p.m., Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, Gardnerville Ranchos. The event will feature dancers from the Dance Workshop and All About Dance, Douglas High School drama students and other young Valley musicians and singers. A silent auction of Douglas County’s student artwork will be held and refreshments will be available. Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to Dancers Responding to AIDS, a New York-based foundation. Tickets and information, 267-2411 or 265-3466.

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 Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. Attendees should take a sack lunch, and drinks and cookies will be provided. Reservations are due by Feb. 10. The program includes a videotape and tips on writing a journal. Information, Linda Reid, 782-8210.

DHS Parent Club

The February meeting of the Douglas High School Parent Club will be held Feb. 9 in the media center,4:30 p.m. On agenda will be night school, GED and adult education. Guest speaker will be Mike Phillips from DHS, who runs all those programs. General questions about the school will follow. Information, Principal Bev Jeans, 782-5136.

Kite to speak

Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet Feb. 9, Two Guys from Italy, 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Douglas County Commissioner, Kelly Kite, who will talk about Carson Valley issues. Information, reservations, LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437 or 265-3702.

Transportation commission

The Douglas County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m., CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda are discussion and possible action regarding the Douglas County Transportation Improvement Plan. Information, Jeffrey Foltz, 782-6233.

Prostate cancer group

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacist Kirk C. Wentworth will speak at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., at the Cancer Resource Center, 990 N. Minnesota, Carson City. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.


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.

Mono clinics

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

jVES dance

A party night will be held Feb. 11, at Jacks Valley Elementary School, with fun, food and dance for all area 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Admission is $4. The party will be held from 5:45-8:30 p.m.There will be cotton candy and sno-cones, door prizes, pizza and soda. Music will be provided Dan Kim and Rockit Productions.

Bilingual storytime

The Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour Feb. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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, Feb. 12, 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” Feb. 13, 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.