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Radio show. Janice McIntosh, new director of Carson City Senior Center, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday, at noon.

Quilt day

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will observe National Quilting Day today, 1-3 p.m., in the second floor conference room at Minden Medical Center. Guild members will make colorful, bright quilts for children for the battered women’s shelter now being planned by the Family Support Council. The public is welcome.

Genoa game

Indoor bocce ball will be played at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse, indoor bay, today, 7 p.m. Information, 782-0407.

Pow wow

The annual Spring Awakening Festival at Stewart Indian Museum, 5366 Snyder Ave., Carson City, will be held today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring Native American arts and crafts, traditional foods, lifeskills demonstrations and a pow wow with giveaways and blanket dances. Grand entries are set for 1 and 7 p.m. in the gym at the former Stewart Indian School. Information, 882-6929 or visit the Web site at stewartmuseum.com.

Breakfast

The Masonic Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Nugget Sunday, 10 a.m. Information, Vern Gray, 365-2831.

Fishout

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the group’s March fishout on Sunday, Sunday, at north pond in the Mason Valley Wildlife Management area. Meet at 8 p.m. at Denny’s in Yerington for a club-hosted breakfast. Reservations are required for the breakfast. Participants will leave for fishing at 9 a.m. A new Nevada fishing license is required. Information and to RSVP, Gene Young, 720-4363.

Forestdale Creek ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Sunday. This trek is for those who already have a basic knowledge of cross-country skiing. The tour is five to six miles round-trip, lasting 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.

Bingo party

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. Bring your own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, are welcome. The cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Birthday event

A surprise birthday party for former Carson Valley teacher Larry Huntt will be held Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 405 E. College Parkway, Carson City. All friends, former students and teaching colleagues are invited – no gifts, please. Information, Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, (530) 587-1152.

CCMES Spaghetti Feed

C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold a Spaghetti Feed today, 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.

Concert

The Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee will present the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra on Sunday, Sunday, 4 p.m., Genoa Town Hall, in a spring concert to kick off 16 months of events in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial in June 2001. Information, 782-

Driving course

The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will sponsor a 55/Alive Driving class today, 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.

Symposium

A health care symposium will be held March 22, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Summerville at Virginia Creek upstairs community room during The Partnership of Community Resources meeting. The public is invited to the event, which will focus on health care issues of Douglas County youth. Various speakers will be on hand to share statistics, brainstorm needs and offer solutions. A small advisory group will be formed. The new group will assist the Partnership to write grants and obtain resources to meet unmet needs. Information, 782-8611.

Health fair

Carson Valley Middle School, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, will hold its first health fair March 22, 6:30-9 p.m., in the CVMS multipurpose room. On tap will be booths from Nevada Fitness, RAC Gymnastics, Ballistic Skateboard, Barton Memorial Hospital and Scholastic Book Fair and booths offering healthy food. The National Junior Honor Society will feature healthy books and software, and door prizes include ski lift tickets, health club memberships, free food and other giveaways. The event is sponsored by the PE aerobics classes and the CVMS leadership class. Information, 782-2265.

Clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will be conducting general clinics including blood pressure screening at the 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.

Book club

The Genoa Book Club will discuss “The Future and Its Enemies,” by Virginia Postrel, at the next club meeting at 7 p.m. March 22. For location, call Bev Smith, 782-0810.

USDA board

USDA Food Surplus food recipients may pick up supplies March 23, 8 a.m.-noon (this is a one-day distribution for Douglas County only), at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. The emergency food assistance program is geared to those individuals who are on the food stamp program, seniors and those on Social Security who qualify. Proof of income is required. Information, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Workshop

A parents workshop on defiant behavior in children will be held March 30, 6-9 p.m., Family Support Council office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Suite A, Gardnerville. The workshop is free and child care on the premises is free. To preregister, all 782-8692.

USDA food

The Inyo-Mono commodities distribution of USDA surplus food will be held 10 a.m.-noon, March 20, IMACA Community Connecton for Children office, 107737 Highway 395 in Walker, Calif. Participants must take their blue commodities card or put in an application (applicants will need proof of income and signatures of everyone over 18 who resides in the household).

Seniors needs

The Douglas County Nevada TRIAD board in conjunction with the Douglas County Senior Services Department will host a senior information meeting March 21, 8 a.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville. This meeting is designed to have as many organizations, businesses, service groups and churches together to make information available so as to better meet the needs of the seniors in Douglas County. Each attendee will have three minutes to make a brief presentation at the meeting. Information, Kathy Maidlow, 782-3075, Monday through Friday.

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.

Workshop

The Family Support Council parenting program will provide a free presentation on brain development and the impact of domestic violence on the brain April 3 at the Family Support Council 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Information,782-8692.

Republican speaker

John Ensign, candidate for U.S. Senate from Nevada will be guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women April 5, Carson Valley Inn, social hour, 11 a.m., by a buffet lunch, noon. Cost is $12 per person and reservations must be made before Monday, April 3, noon. One need not be a member to attend. Reservations or questions, Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Kay Oetting, 265-2244, or Brenda Robertson, 267-1403.

Soup suppers

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church will be serving Lenten Soup Suppers at the church hall, 1361 Esmeralda Place at 6:30 p.m. on March 22, 29 and April 5 and 12. The public is welcome. Information, Carol Mayr, 782-9475

Concert at PWLMS

Trombone virtuoso Dr. Irv Wagner, professor of music from Oklahoma University, will perform April 5, 7 p.m., at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville, along with band students from Carson Valley Middle School, Douglas High School and PWLMS. Featured will be a student brass ensemble. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.