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Hike

The St. Gall Activity Club will meet today for a hike in the area near Rancho Pit and Mud Lake. Participants should meet at Denny’s, 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Information, Terry and Ed Sutor, 267-5366, or Mike Shearer, 782-7820.

Soup

Lenten Soup Supper will be held today, 21, 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.

SNRW to hear columnist

The SIerra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy today, with social at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Jon Ralston, Las Vegas-based columnist and political analyst, will be the speaker. Information, LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad and cannelloni. All Republicans are invited.

Pancake breakfast

The Gardnerville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. March 17 at 1255 Douglas Avenue (corner of Highway 395 and Douglas, across from the Shell Station on the ‘S’ curve). To volunteer or for more information, 782-2003.

Genoa event

A St. Patrick’s Day Party will be held at the Genoa Town Hall March 17, 6 p.m. Participants should take a favorite dish to share. Corned beef and cabbage will be provided. Country dancing lessons will follow the dinner sponsored by the Genoa Events Committee. Information, Bev Smith, 782-0810.

Radio show

Rich Holz, representative from the University of Denver, discussing opportunities at the school will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show March 17 at 8:25 a.m. and March 18 at noon.

Dedication

Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Association will hold a dedication of its new warming hut March 18 in Hope Valley. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Blues Lakes staging area and leave for the hut, located at Blue Lake Road and Tamarack, at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome. A barbecue will be held at the staging area afterward, and hot dogs, chili and other refreshments will be sold. Information, President John Breylinger, (775) 588-0619.

Meiss Meadows tour

A Meiss Meadows Tour will be held March 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at the parking lot area west of Carson Pass Summit on Highway 88. The tour will be a cross country ski trip north of Carson Pass with views of Lake Tahoe. A Snow-Park permit is required for participants, (916) 324-1222. The ski trek is a five- to six-mile roundtrip lasting for five to six hours. Participants should take skis, lunch and clothing for variable weather.

Ski tour

The third annual guided cross-country ski tour honoring Snowshoe Thompson will be held March 18 in Hope Valley , 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $30 (includes equipment rental and snacks) or $20 with own equipment. Meet at Hope Valley Outdoor Center, 1/2 mile east of junctions of Highways 88 and 89. This event is a fund-raiser for the statue of Snowshoe Thompson which will be dedicated in Genoa June 23. Information, (530) 694-2266.

Bingo

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

St. Pat’s Day Dinner

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will hold the group’s St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the CVIC Hall in Minden March 18. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. and dinner, 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Information Betty Jacobsen, 782-2334, or Susie Biaggini, 782-8719.

Antique appraisal

The Christian Women’s Club of Carson City will hold an antiques and collectibles appraisal event at the next lunch meeting March 20, noon-1:30 p.m., Station Grill and Rotisserie, Carson City. John Shuller of Chapel Antiques will appraise items and speaker will be Helen Bozzo of Yuba City, Calif. Music will be provided by Tracy Conover of Minden. Cost is $14. Complimentary child care is by reservation only. Information, 885-7789 or 883-8875.

Workshop

A Co-parenting After Divorce workshop will be held March 20 and 22, 6-8:30 p.m., 1255 Waterloo, Family Support Council, Gardnerville. Some topics will include stages of loss and grief, dealing with anger, helping children through divorce, communicating with the other parent, games adults play, games children play and helpful hints for effective parenting. Pre-registration is required. Free child care provided on the premises. Cost is $20. Information or to pre-register, 782-8692 or log on to http://www.family-support.org. The workshop is sponsored by Title XX and Nevada Children’s Trust.

Health nurse

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker March 21, noon-2 p.m. The nurse will be available to do blood pressure screening, immunizations, confidential HIV testing, TB testing, pregnancy testing, health education and answer questions about health department programs that may be of interest to the public. Information, (960) 924-5410.

Fly casters

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold their second of the season Fishout March 24. 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 destination. Lunch will be provided around 12:30 P.M. Fishing from bank or float tube is good. Fishing persons should dress warm 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 March 24, 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.

Workshop

A free health and nutrition workshop will be held at the Douglas County Public LIbrary, 1625 Library Lane, Minden, by Dr. Ruza Bogdanovich March 24, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. Information, 783-8735.

Guest bartender

The Sierra Nevada Women’s 20-30 Club’s second annual Hawaiian Guest Bartender Night is March 24, 7 p.m., at the French Bar in Gardnerville. Proceeds will go to 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, kllydix@aol.com

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., Saint 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 in words and with 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.

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.

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.

Benefit

“Tahoe’s Animal Ark,” an on-the-lake benefit event for the 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.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet March 15, 7 a.m., Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a discussion and adoption of 2001-02 tentative budget and a review of the five-year capital improvement plan. Information, 782-8841.

Masonic event

The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room, in Gardnerville, 10 a.m., March 18. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Alpine group

The Alpine County Watershed Group will hold a community meeting March 19, 7-9 p.m., Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. The agenda includes a presentation on abandoned mines in the upper Carson watershed and discussion on the next steps for the watershed group. Information, Kim Hansen, Alpine Resource Conservation District, 782-3661.

DCBIA event

The Douglas County Building Industry Association will hold a free builder/contractor workshop and dinner with new builder products, materials and techniques, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Copeland Lumber Yard Inc., Highway 395 S., Gardnerville. Information, 783-1782.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet March 22, 7 p.m. The topic is alternative, natural cancer therapies with special guest speaker Wesley V. Kikuchi. The group meets at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Learning Center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St. Information, Dave Bernhard, 882-5264.

Family night

Family Night will be held at Alpine Children’s Center, March 16, dinner at 5 p.m., children’s performances, 5:45 p.m. Alpine Children’s Center’s families and community members are invited. Dinner will be corned beef and cabbage.

Fund-raiser

The Minden Elementary School Parent Group will hold the fifth annual MES Spring Auction and Sock Hop 6-8:30 p.m., March 16. The Sock Hop is one of two major fund-raising events sponsored by the MES parents each year and is billed as great family fun. Information, Kathleen Miller, 782-9526.

Battle of the Bands

Bands will compete in the ProTeen Battle of the Bands March 16, 6-10:30 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds. Audience members will vote for their favorite band. First prize is two hours in a recording studio and the winning song played on KGVM-FM. This will be a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Ages 12-18 are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Washoe parent meetings

The Washoe tribe subcontracts with Alpine, Douglas and Carson City school districts to administer the federal Title IX program to benefit Indian students enrolled in public schools. Indian parents with children in area schools are invited to attend a series of meetings to prioritize next year’s program. A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Colony Gym Youth Center, March 20. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191, ext. 132.

Workshop

Backpack Safety Workshop will be held at Landis Chiropractic Center for adults and children March 20, 6:15-7 p.m., Northpoint Center, 1679 Highway 395, Suite I, in Minden. Public is invited at no cost. Information, 782-7686.

ProTeen tournament

A March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held March 24 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School during teen open gym, 7 to 10 p.m., sponsored by ProTeen.

Art, spaghetti

Sierra Nevada 20/30 club will hold its first Art Show and Spaghetti Feed 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.

Reception

The East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville will hold the 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.

Tax-Aide

Taxpayers of all ages can get help with tax returns at AARP Tax-Aide sites through April 15: in Gardnerville at the Douglas County Senior Center, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For appointment call 782-8267; in Minden, at the Minden Medical Center, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Call for information, 841-6266 or 265-1093; and in Topaz Ranch Estates at the SOuth County Sheriff’s SUb-station, Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For appointment, call 266-1028.