SNRW to hear Rocha
The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy today, social, 11:30 a.m., luncheon, noon. Guy Rocha, state administrator for archives and records, will speak. Information, LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437. Menu choices are grilled chicken salad and gnocchi.
Hilltop Community Church will host David P. Dolan, Christian broadcast journalist, in a special one-night engagement today, 7 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. The event will be held at Jacks Valley Elementary School on Jacks Valley Road. Dolan is traveling across the U.S., speaking in several major cities and discussing the most recent events taking place in Israel and the Middle East. Information, 267-3020.
The public is invited to a free program entitled “The White Pass and Yukon Route; Or How I Spent My Fall Vacation” today at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The illustrated talk by John Frink will begin at 7 p.m. The museum is located on Highway 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Avenue. Information, 687-6953.
The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge will hold its annual “All You Can Eat” Crab Feed Feb. 17 at the CVIC Hall in Minden, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at about 6:30 p.m. A steak and salad option will be available by advance reservation. Cost is $30. Information, Dave Trueblood at 782-3416.
Chai Sierra Chavurah, a social group open to all, will hold a potluck dinner Feb. 17, 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” Feb. 17, 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).
Douglas County Senior Services at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, will hold a Bingo party Feb. 18. 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.
Carson Valley Residential Care Center will hold an open house Feb. 18, 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.
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.
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.
Savor the Flavor
The 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.
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.
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.
he 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 Family Support Council’s legislative committee will meet Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at the office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. The group’s focus is on bill draft requests that address the needs of children and families. Anyone interested in staying informed on the legislative process is welcome. Reserve a spot at the meeting by calling Executive Director Karen Edwards, 782-8692.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teen Karaoke will be offered at Friendz Coffee House Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m., free, sponsored by ProTeen and Friendz Coffee House. All teens are welcome.
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.
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.