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Potluck

Chai Sierra Chavurah, a social group open to all, will hold a potluck dinner today, 6:30 p.m. For location or more information, Frank or Rose Neidle, 265-9311, or Sandy Osheroff, 885-9917.

Senior center dance

People may dance to the music of “Reminisce” today, 7-10 p.m., Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane. Admission is $3 per person. Public is invited (must be 21 years of age).

Radio show

Laurie England, director of Gov. Kenny Guinn’s Office of Consumer Health Assistance, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Masonic breakfast

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

Bingo

Douglas County Senior Services at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, will hold a Bingo party Sunday Doors will 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 (must be 18 years or older). Free coffee and popcorn will be offered. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Open house

Carson Valley Residential Care Center will hold an open house Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at 1189 Kimmerling Rd., Gardnerville. Refreshments will be served. Information, 265-1400.

Library to close

The Douglas County Public Library will be closed Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Information, 782-9841.

Nurse

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening Feb. 21, noon-2 p.m., at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker.

Blood drive

Alpine Kids will hold a blood drive Feb. 21, 2-7 p.m., Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. Appointments, Eddie Veatch, (530) 694-2934.

Computers will be down

The Douglas County Public Library computers and Internet will be unavailable Feb. 22 and 23. People may borrow and return books during this time. The computers and Internet functions will return Feb. 25. Information, 782-9841.

Hawk watch

The Carson Valley Hawks and Eagles annual census will be held Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Jacks Valley Elementary. Beginners are welcome. Information, Dan Kaffer, 782-0204.

Savor the Flavor

Soroptomist International will hold an evening of wines, microbrews and a variety of food Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch. Cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Sharkey’s, Carson Valley Market, Carson Valley Inn front desk, Stewart Title, Aladdin, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Nevada State Bank in Gardnerville and Carson City, or contact Liz Bricker at 265-3539 or fax to 265-7278, or Linda Faff at 265-6244 or fax, 265-5835.

Video

Members of Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) Branch 1408, Gardnerville will present “Bonheoffer, Agent of Grace,” a 90-minute film dealing with difficult choices. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor, faced a crisis of moral belief when he chose to confront Nazi Germany during World War II. The film and discussion, led by Pastor Russ Howen, will be presented Feb. 25, 1 p.m., at the parish hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave. Information, Linda Reid, 782-8210.

Driver’s program

Carson Valley AARP Chapter #3683 will sponsor an AARP driver safety program Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m, Minden Medical Center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Drive, Minden. The course is an eight-hour refresher session dealing with normal age-related physical changes, rules of the road, safety precautions and other awareness situations facing all drivers. The course fee is $10. Participants will receive a certificate good for three years. State law mandates that insurance companies grant an appropriate discount to seniors for class participation. Contact your insurance company for policies and procedures. Classes are by reservation and early reservations are advised. AARP membership is not required. Information and reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.

Deputy testing

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will test for reserve deputy sheriff March 3, 10 a.m., Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building, Minden. Written, oral and physical ability tests will be given. Applicants should have a change of clothes for the ability test. Information, 782-6251.

Fund-raiser

The Alpine Children’s Center will hold a fund-raiser March 3, Turtle Rock Park, with dinner at 6 p.m., Bingo, 7-8 p.m. and dancing 8 p.m. Cost is adults $7, children $4. One must be at least 18 years of age to play Bingo. Music will be offered by the Alpine Trio.

Class at pool

A lifeguard training class, which will allow participants to pursue certification for employment at area swimming pools, will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., March 7-April 2 at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Fee is $15 for residents plus books, and $50 for nonresidents plus books. Intermediate to advanced swimmer level ability is required and a pretest will be given at the first class.

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, March 10 and 11. Cost is $60 for the seminar only (if paid after Feb. 28 the fee will be $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 email JCTRACKONE@aol.com; Sharon Dunck, 267-0336, or Steve or Janelle Raabe, (775) 358-6060.

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.

Fly casters

The High Sierra Fly Casters will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. J.E. Warren, owner and coach of Horse Feathers Fly Fishing School, will speak. Everyone is welcome. Information, Leigh Miller, 783-9434.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District board of trustees meeting will be held Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., at the Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is discussion of a proposal to add three new pieces of exercise equipment. The board is seeking public comment, pro and con, on this proposal. Also on the agenda is a presentation of an informal survey on the swim center presented by board member Gary Diederich and a review of five-year capital improvement plan. Information, 782-8841.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Topic is “How the family practitioner deals with prostate cancer” with Dr. Andrea K. Weed, Internal Medicine Associates. The meeting will be held at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Learning Center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St., Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.

Meditation

Kathy Schwerin will lead guided meditation Feb. 27 at the meeting of the Carson Valley Buddhist Mediation Group. Schwerin is a psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist meditator, currently in a community leader training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is a co-founder of the Dharma Zephyr Sangha, which has sitting groups in Carson Valley, Carson City and Reno. Information, 267-2850.

AARP

The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will meet March 1, 12:30 p.m. at Merrill Gardens, 1556-A Virginia Ranch Rd., Gardnerville. Lunch will be provided compliments of Merrill Gardens. Reservations must be made by calling 782-3100. Information, Marion Weissheimer, 782-6010.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will meet noon to 2 p.m., March 1, at Merrill Gardens, 1565 Virginia Ranch Road, Gardnerville. Information, Carol Hathaway, 266-3402.

Show

The new show at the East Fork Gallery, “Something Old, Something Blue,” features the work of 25 Nevada artists. The show will hang through March 20. The gallery is located in The Record-Courier Center, 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville, and is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information, 782-7629.

Cub Scouts to meet

Boys from grades 1-5 and their parents are invited to a special meeting about Cub Scouts Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Scarselli multi-purpose room. Information, Susan Barry, 265-6542.

Pool party

A Spring Fling Teen Night will be held at Carson Valley Swim Center, Feb. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. This is a teen-only event. Cost is $1.50. There will be a “Biggest Splash” contest and other events, sponsored by ProTeen, Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and Carson Valley Swim Center.

Circus trip

Members of the Carson Valley Shrine Club and Masonic lodges have arranged to take the children of Carson Valley to the Shrine Circus in Reno at no cost on March 3. All children under age of 12 are welcome and must have a parent or chaperone. Buses will leave Douglas High School parking lot at 9 a.m. Reservations must be made before March 1, 267-2744 or 265-1096.

Dog show

The Douglas County 4-H Happy Healers Dog Club Fun Match will be held March 10 with registration at 8 a.m. and judging beginning at 9 a.m., Douglas County Fair Grounds, Pinenut Road, Gardnerville. Information, Sara Fogerty, group leader, 267-2317, or Victoria Gay, 265-0307.

Presentation

The Douglas County Senior Services Center will host a presentation of the Senior RX program by State Representative Crystal Main Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m., just before lunch. The program is a subsidy for seniors’ prescriptions funded by tobacco settlement money. Information, 782-8267.