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Fly Casters

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold their second-of-the-season Fishout today. All members and their families, as well as others who have an interest in fly fishing, may join the group at 8 a.m. for breakfast at Denny’s in Minden. Indian Creek Reservoir in Alpine is the destination. Lunch will be provided around 12:30 p.m. Fishing from bank or float tube is good. Fishing persons should dress warmly and take their 2001 California license. Information, Fish Master Jim Norton, 782-2277 or 783-1914.

Equine clinic

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and Great Basin Equine Medicine and Surgery will hold their semi-annual Equine Health Clinic today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds. Vet services, shots and brand inspections will be offered. Appointments are necessary. Information, appointments, 782-4107 or 267-4300.


A free health and nutrition workshop will be held at the Douglas County Public LIbrary, 1625 Library Lane, Minden, by Dr. Ruza Bogdanovich today, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. Information, 783-8735.

Dinner dance

The Western Nevada Cattle Women will hold the group’s annual dinner-dance and auction at the Smith Valley Community Hall in downtown Wellington today. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar followed by dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m., featuring a live band. Tickets are $12.50 purchased in advance or at the door. Information, tickets, 265-2499 or 465-9793.

Guest bartender

The Sierra Nevada Women’s 20-30 Club’s second annual Hawaiian Guest Bartender Night is today, 7 p.m., at the French Bar in Gardnerville. Proceeds will go to the Family Support Council’s first non-event. Drink specials will be on tap and participants may wear Hawaiian attire. Information, Kelly Ryder, 265-7899, or e-mail,

Radio show

Ken Dutra, discussing the towing business, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman kgvm-fm radio show today, 8:25 a.m., and Sunday, noon.

Pedro tournament

TheDouglas County Engine Co. will hold its annual Pedro tournament Sunday at Station 1, 1606 Highway 395, Minden. All players are invited and lunch will be provided. Cost is $25 per team. Signup sheets are lcoated at JT Basque and French Hotel bars in Gardnervillle, or call 782-2460.

Pops orchestra

The Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee will host a performance by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra Sunday, 4 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. Cost is $5 per person and $10 per family, and proceeds will go to fund the orchestra and the 150th anniversary celebration of Mormon Station in June. Information, 782-2486.

ProTeen tournament

A March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament scheduled for today at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

St. Gall conference

The Shroud of Turin: Is it the burial cloth of Jesus or the work of a clever medieval artist? What are the latest scientific findings? On March 26, 7 p.m., St. Gall Catholic Church will present the directors of the Shroud Center of Southern California who will talk about the history, the controversy and the facts that surround the shroud and show slides. There is no charge, although a freewill offering will be taken. St. Gall is located at 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. Information, 782-2852.

Compost group

The “Compost Your Combustibles” group will meet March 28, 2-4 p.m., Douglas County Extension Office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. On the agenda are planning the spring 2001 collection, discussion of project continuance and celebrating grant completion. Information, Steve Lewis, 782-9960.


The St. Gall Activity Club will snowshoe and cross-country ski at Spooner Junction on March 28. Participants from Carson Valley should meet at Stephanie and Highway 395 at 9:30 a.m. Information and meeting time and place for Carson City residents, Terry and Ed Sutor, 267-5366, or Mike Shearer, 782-7820.


Lenten Soup Supper will be held March 28 and April 4 and 11, 6:30 p.m., Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, 1361 Esmeralda Place, Minden. All are welcome to enjoy the homemade soups.

Food distribution

USDA Food Surplus food recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m. until noon March 29 (a one-day only service for Douglas County recipients) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 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 regarding qualifications, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Prostate discussion

“Brachytherapy: Non-Surgical Treatment for Early Stage Prostate Cancer” will be presented by Dr. James Cunningham, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Carson-Tahoe Hospital summit room. The seminar is free to the public with registration at the door. Two hours of education units are offered from the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Information, 885-4705.

Chicken barbecue

The Douglas County Democrats will host a chicken barbecue March 31, 6-9 p.m., at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Admission is a canned or boxed foodstuff to be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. All Democrats are welcome. New voter registration will be available on site. Advanced reservations required, 887-4042.


A workshop on energy balancing, an everyday guide to natural health, will be held March 31 and April 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sacred Spiral Studio, 1558 First St., Minden. Information, Michelle Gabler, 782-4313.


Douglas County High School Rodeo will be held April 1, Douglas County Fairgrounds. Information, Alton Anker, 782-5957.


“Tahoe’s Animal Ark,” an on-the-Lake benefit event for the Tahoe Animal Rescue Shelter, will be held April 1, 6-8:30 p.m., on the Sunset Party Cruise (5:30 p.m. boarding). Cost is $30 per person. Tickets are limited. Advance sales only through Hornblower Cruises at (530) 541-3364 or Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA at (530) 577-4521.

Wellness lecture

Registered dietitian, Laura Dick from Barton Memorial Hospital, will give a wellness lecture on “An Alternate to Dieting”. The lectures will cover alternatives to traditional diets and formal exercise programs. Free body fat testing and blood pressure checks will be provided prior to the lecture from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The lecture will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m., April 3, Carson Valley Medical Center conference room, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, (530) 542-2945.


A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening at Marine Base Housing Community Center, April 4, 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.

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 NARFE chapter 2161 will meet March 27, 3:30 p.m., Douglas County Public Library meeting room. A representative from U.S. Sen. John Ensign’s office will discuss the impact of windfall elimination program (WEP) and government pension offset (GPO) on Social Security benefits received by government retirees. Information, Ronnie Park, 266-0028, or Roger Paul, 264-3493.


The Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast meeting will be at the Carson Nugget March 28, 7:30 a.m. Guest speakers will be John Berkich, Carson City manager, Dan Holler, Douglas County manager, and Steve Snyder, Lyon County manager. They will review current development projects and proposed construction activity. Reservations are required. fax the NNDA office, 883-0494, to make reservations. Cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.


The Douglas County Building Industry Association will be held 6:30 p.m., March 28, Carson valley Inn, Minden. Guest speaker’s Rob Anderson of R.O. Anderson Engineering, who will speak on “Your Building Rights in Douglas county, and What About TDRs.” Information, 783-1782.


A Home School Curriculum fair will be held March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Calvery Chapel. 1004 Dresslerville Rd., Gardnerville. Speakers include Steve and Sue Balkenbush, shannon Johnson and Lutheran high school. Registration at 9:30 a.m. is $5. Child care is $1 per child for first session representations from the proposed only. Information, Carla macMillan, 782-4392, or Tammy Claughton, 267-2467. All homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling welcome. Participants should take lunch.

Library week

In honor of National Library Week, the Douglas County Public Library will host an appearance of Amelia Bedelia, preschool storytime, Teen Mystery Night and a volunteer breakfast. Library Community Program Coordinator Carol Rapacz will perform as “Amelia Bedelia” at 5 p.m., April 2. Nevada Young Reader’s Award books and new books will be featured April 4 at Storytime. Teen Mystery Night will be April 6, 6:30 p.m. with pizza, prizes and 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.

Art, spaghetti

Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club will hold its first art show and spaghetti feed, “Kids on Kanvas, Plus Pasta,” showcasing the artwork of Douglas County School District elementary students, April 3, 6 p.m., in the commons at Douglas High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets, Marly Barainca, 265-6929, or Teresa Rose, 265-6608.

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.

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 Pux 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.


The East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville will hold the group’s annual spring reception April 1, noon-5 p.m. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. This year’s reception, “Spring Fling,” will feature the Nevada watercolor paintings of Janice Powell Shedd, one of the gallery members. Hand-painted eggs, created by Elfriede Short and Jo Linda Smith, will be available. The gallery is located at The Record-Courier Center, 1503 Highway 395 Suite K, Gardnerville.


Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will meet April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Douglas 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 bring a dish to share and an item for the silent auction.