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The St. Gall Activity Club will hike at Joy Lake Road on today. Participants should meet at Stephanie Rd. and 395 at 9 a.m. April 11, the group will snow shoe and cross country ski depending on snow. Participants should call for location. Everyone is welcome. Information, Terry and Ed Sutor, 267-5366, or Mike Shearer, 782-7820.


Lenten Soup Supper will be held today and April 11, 6:30 p.m., Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, 1361 Esmeralda Place, Minden. All are welcome to enjoy the homemade soups.


A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening at Marine Base Housing Community Center, today, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Antelope Senior Center in Walker, April 18, noon-2 p.m. The nurse will do blood pressure screening, immunizations, confidential HIV testing, TB testing, pregnancy testing, health education and answer questions about health department programs. Information, (760-932-7485.

Town meeting

The Minden Town Board will meet today, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on presentation for the bus service within Douglas County, discussion and possible action on review and update on Carson Valley and Carson City water resource planning and discussion and possible action on award of bid for acceptance of organic yard waste for recycling. The 2001-2002 budget final approval is also on the agenda. Information, 782-5976.

Library week

In honor of National Library Week, the Douglas County Public Library will host an appearance by Amelia Bedelia, preschool storytime, Teen Mystery Night and a volunteer breakfast. Nevada Young Reader’s Award books and new books will be featured today at Storytime. Teen Mystery Night will be April 6, 6:30 p.m. with pizza and prizes for solving the mystery. Registration is required for grades 7-12. The Volunteer Breakfast will be held April 6. Members of the community will be thanked for their help. Information, 782-9841.

Alcohol screening

April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day, and Behavioral Health Services of Carson-Tahoe is offering a free, anonymous education session where people may take a written self-assessment for alcohol problems, ask questions and talk to certified health professionals – all for free at the Behavioral Health Services outpatient clinic, 1177 N. Division St., Ste. 1, Carson City, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Information, 885-4774.


The public is invited to the Light of Hope Vigil sponsored by CASA of Carson City and Douglas County, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nevada State Capitol front steps. Mini candle-like lights will be available for purchase for $5.

Open house, boutique and workshop

Computer Corps will hold an open house, Easter boutique, volunteer reunion potluck, free computer workshops and a computer stripping contests April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at their new Donations Center. Food, refreshments, music and prizes will be offered. The Computer Corps building is located at 6373 Highway 50 East, Carson City. Information, (775) 883-2323.

Radio show

Nancie Pitts, district sales manager for Avon, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, April 7 at 8:25 a.m. and April 8 at noon.

Open house

April is Child Abuse prevention month.West Coast Tae Kwon Do and Fox Safety 911 will hold an open house in support of the cause April 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Support Council, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Entertainment will include finger painting, super jump castle and free popcorn and drinks. The DARE car, canine unit and polaroid ID will also be available. Sponsored by the Smallwood Foundation. Information, 782-8692.

Topaz chili cookoff. Forty chefs will compete for trophies in red and green chilis, and best salsa will also receive an award, dozens of craft booths, live entertainment, prize drawings all afternoon, food, beverages and contests are offered at the Topaz Chili Cookoff 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21, at Topaz Lodge and Casino, Highway 395, Topaz Lake. Admission is free. Sponsored by Carson Valley Sertoma, proceeds will go to charity. Information, 266-3468.

Horse health. Spring inoculations, de-worming, health checks, acupuncture and chiropractic are just some of the treatments that will be available at a discount at the Horse Health Fair Day, with all the proceeds benefiting the therapeutic riding program of the Sierra Nevada Handicapped Riding Association Inc. April 21 horse owners can take their horses to Fuji Park in Carson City from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Terri Colthrop at 828-RIDE for further information or to reserve time at the health fair. Time and space are limited.

Dance to the tunes

Reminisce will play for a dance April 21, Douglas County Senior Services Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $4. The public is welcome.

Fly casters dinner

The High Sierra Fly Casters fourth annual Pre-Festival Dinner will be held April 21, Shannon Ball Room, Carson Valley Inn and Casino. Mel Krieger will be guest speaker. A live auction and no host bar will be available at 6 p.m., dinner will be at 7 p.m. with prime rib or salmon (your choice). A limited number of tickets are available at Angler’s Edge, 1420 A Highway 395, Gardnerville; Lone Tree Frame Co. and Gallery, 1598 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden; Leigh Miller, 783-9434; Jim Norton, 782-2277 or Gene Young, 720-4363.

Genoa sale

Antique dealers will once again line the walls of the Genoa Town Hall for the April 21 and 22 Antique Show and Sale. Shoppers will be able to shop through everything from art glass, jewelry, books, to furniture. There will be appraisers on hand for an appraisal clinic. Ron Casey of Casey’s Antiques and Collectible Market in Silver Springs will be on hand to offer his 49 years of appraisal experience. Martha Williams of Antiques Plus will also be doing appraisals. The charge is $5 per item. Admission is $1. The hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22. Funds will go to the Mormon Station for an historic re-creation June 1-3. Information, 782-4951.

Festival. The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the seventh annual Fly Fishing Festival April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. The “Share the Art of Fly Fishing” event will feature internationally-know guest speaker Mel Krieger. A variety of exhibitors, seminars on fly tying and a variety of fly fishing subjects, a casting pond, door prize, raffle and silent auction will be available. Admission $5 per non-members, under 16 free, $10 per family, and free to paid-up members. Everyone is welcome.


Douglas County Senior Services, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, will offer the Young at Heart Bingo party April 22. Doors will open at noon and early bird games start at 1 p.m. Regular games start at 1:30 p.m. Bingo is open to the public, and you must be 18 years and older to play. Free coffee and popcorn will be offered. The winnings have been increased. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Library carpet

The main library of the Douglas County Public Library at 1625 Library Lane, Minden, will be closed to the public April 23 and April 24. The public area of the library will be recarpeted. Regular telephone service will be available for renewals and inquiries, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. From April 25 through April 28, the library will be open to the public, but certain areas of the library may be restricted to staff use only as the recarpeting continues. The project should be finished by April 28. Information, 782-9841.


The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television Board of Directors Meeting April 10, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Lunch meeting

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy April 11, 11:30 a.m.-noon luncheon. Helen Wiemar, coordinator of the Governor’s Mansion, will speak. Reservations, LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437, by noon, April 10. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad or manicotti. All Republicans are invited.

Natives and Newcomers Club

An Easter hat parade is planned for the Carson City Natives and Newcomers Club luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m., April 12, at the Carson Nugget in Carson City. Prizes will be awarded for the most original, the prettiest and the funniest. Heidi DePuy will be featured speaker, showing slides of her scuba diving adventures in the South Seas, as well as slides and commentary on our national parks. Visitors are welcome. Reservations must be made by April 9, 882-9200.

Executive meeting

The executive meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, led by newly elected chairman Wes Rice, will be held 6 p.m., April 12, CVIC Hall, Minden. Refreshments and social are at 7 p.m. The general meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick, update on the Nevada Legislature.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet April 12, 7 p.m. Topic is keeping mentally healthy with guest speaker therapist Don Toral at Carson-Tahoe Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 990 N. Minnesota St., Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.

Teen night

Douglas County Public Library presents Teen Murder Mystery Night for grades 7-12. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Over Dead,” a play, will be presented April 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Pizza and prizes will be available for participants. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information and to register, Maria Pearson, 782-9841.

n Portraits fund-raiser. Portraits will be taken of children April 7, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kid Pix Studio, Minden Plaza North, 1687 Highway 385, Suite 8, Minden. Kids may have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. First photo is $5, each additional photo is $3.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food closet. Information, Kid Pix Studio, 783-0880.

Egg hunt

The Douglas High School Block D club will sponsor a free Easter egg hunt April 8 in Minden Park. The hunt is open to children 11 years and younger accompanied by an adult. The hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Information, Ernie Monfiletto at 782-5136, ext. 1948.

Genoa egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt will be held April 15, 1 p.m., Genoa Town Park, Nixon St., Genoa. People are asked to provide two dozen filled plastic eggs for each child they are taking to the hunt, delivering them to the gazebo in the park by noon or dropping them off at the town office or the Unity Church office during the week. The hunt is sponsored by the Genoa Events Committee. Information, Kathy Rapoport, 783-9175.

Fish derby registration

Kids aged 3-12 who want to fish in the 12th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby June 2 and 3 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville may register for the event starting April 21 at the Lahontan Fish Hatchery, April 22 at the Fly Fishing Festival at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, April 28 and May 12, 1-4 p.m., at Raley’s in Gardnerville and anytime until the slots are filled at the recreation division, 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Volunteers are needed. Information, 782-9828.


Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will meet April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Services Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Speaker will be Marlene Rengert, acting AARP state president. There will be a potluck and silent auction following the business meeting. Everyone should provide a dish to share and an item for the silent auction. Information, Marion Weissheimer, 782-6010.


ElderCare Advisors of Nevada will hold a free seminar on “Life Planning – legal aspects of long-term care, tax deductibility of care costs, care, caregiving and guardianship issues.” The seminar is for spouses and adult children of a person with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or other type of disabling condition and will be held at Merrill Gardens, 1566 Virginia Ranch Rd., Gardnerville, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Presenters are Henry W. Cavallera, elderlaw attorney; Felice Cavallera, CPA; Dennis Travers and Kim Spoon, private guardians; and Donna J. Shilinksy, geriatric care manager. Reservations, (775) 334-4431.