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St. Pat’s dinner

St. Gall Catholic Church Women’s Society will hold its St. Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner today, CVIC Hall, Minden. Cost is $12. Social hour is 6-7 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Celtic music will be offered by Around the Hearth. Reservations, 782-2852.

Radio show

Elinor Bugli, hydrologist, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Pond seminar

The Northern Nevada Pond Club and Oasis Water Gardens will sponsor “Pond-O-Mania 2001,” a koi health and water quality seminar and wet lab at Hug High School, 2880 Sutro St., Reno, today and Sunday. Cost is $75. Cost is $85 for the wet lab. Participants must attend the lectures to participate in the wet lab. Make reservations early, as space is limited in both the seminar and wet lab. Information, Mona Coleman, 267-3458, or e-mail; Sharon Dunck, 267-0336; or Steve or Janelle Raabe, (775) 358-6060.

Dog show

The Douglas County 4-H Happy Heelers Dog Club Fun Match will be held today with registration at 8 a.m. and judging beginning at 9 a.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, Pinenut Road, Gardnerville. Information, Sara Fogerty, group leader, 267-2317, or Victoria Gay, 265-0307.

ADHD/ADD workshop

The Alpine Children’s Center Home Visitor program will host a workshop for families and children who want help dealing with the challenges of ADHD/ADD. Ideas for behavior management, social skills and tools for learning will be discussed. The workshop will be held at Alpine Children’s Center in Woodfords today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information, registration. (530) 694-2390.

Therapy program

The Kids N Horses Therapy Riding Center will hold a training for volunteers today at 10 a.m. at the Double W Ranch on Esaw Road, Minden. Information, Cherry Jones, 267-3410 or Shelley Edwards, 267-1775.

Open house

A Scouting Open House hosted by Troop 240 for interested boys aged 8-17 years and their parents will be held March 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Spruce and Deseret (about three blocks behind Stratton Center/Pizza Barn). Minden attendees will learn about summer camp and back packing trips and activities throughout the year. Information, Tami Pagen, 782-3194, or Callis Ogles, 782-8659.


The St. Gall Activity Club will meet March 14 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.


Lenten Soup Supper will be held March 14, 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.

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.


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 in hope valley will be held March 18, 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.


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.


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 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.

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.

Guest bartender

The Sierra nevada Women’s 20-30 Club’s second annual Hawaiian Guest Bartender Night March 24, 7 p.m., at the French Bar in Gardnerville. Proceeds will got to Family Support Council first non-event. Drink specials will be on tap and participants may wear Hawaiian attire. Information, Kelly Ryder, 265-7899, or e-mail,

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.


The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors meeting March 13, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1549 Esmeralda Ave., Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Cancer event

The public is invited to attend an organizational meeting for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 5:30-7 p.m., March 13, Carson Valley Medial Center, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, in the second floor conference room. Relay for Life will be held in July. Information, Joni Koehn, (877) 903-7365, or Susan Sanford, 267-4308.

SNRW to hear columnist

The SIerra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy March 14, with social at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Jon Ralston, Las Vegas-based columnist and political analyst, will be the speaker. Call LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437, before noon, March 13, for reservations. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad and canneloni. All Republicans are invited.

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.

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.


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 are needed to 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. Call the recreation division at 782-9828 to sign up.

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.

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.