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Carson Valley Little League will hold registration today, 9 a.m.-noon at Gardnerville Elementary School, 111 Toler Ave., Gardnerville. All players must supply photocopies of their birth certificates. Information, Debbie Jacobsen, 782-7303.

Pool to close

The Carson Valley Swim Center will be closed for a Douglas Dolfin swim meet today and Sunday. Swim lessons will be held on Friday afternoon. Information, 782-8841.

Radio show

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

Library event

The Douglas County Public Library Foundation will hold a fund-raiser honoring the memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a friend of Nevada libraries. The Champagne and Chocolate Reception will be held Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m., David Walley’s Resort, Genoa. Tickets are $15 per person. Information, 265-3285 or 782-9841.

Lincoln Day Dinner

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Sunday, Carson Valley Inn, with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Gov. Kenny Guinn. On tap are door prizes, raffle and silent auction. Cost is $30 per person. Information, Brenda Robertson, 267-2300 ext. 225.


A Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be held today, 6:30-9 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. A DJ will be playing music. Refreshments and photo keepsakes will be available for purchase. Information, registration, Sheryl Christian, 782-9828.


There is no admission charge for a concert by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra conducted by Danny Yale Sunday, 5 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. The band will play music from Broadway, “The King and I,” “The Mikado” and other favorites. Featured soloist is Maria Arrigotti. Soft drinks and wine will be available. Donations accepted. Doors open at 4 p.m. Information, Town of Minden, 782-5976.

SNRW to hear Rocha

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy Feb. 14, social, 11:30 a.m., luncheon, noon. Guy Rocha, state administrator for archives and records, will speak. Call LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437, before noon Feb. 13 for reservations. Menu choices are grilled chicken salad and gnocchi.

Church speaker

Hilltop Community Church will host David P. Dolan, Christian broadcast journalist, in a special one-night engagement Feb. 14, 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.

Crab feed

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).

Bingo. 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. The winnings have been increased. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

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,” 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.

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 2001-2002 Douglas County board of equalization hearings have been scheduled for Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m., county commissioners meeting room, old courthouse, 1616 8th St., Minden.

IHGID meeting

The Indian Hills General Improvement District Board of Trustees will meet at 924 D Mica Dr., Indian Hills, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. On the agenda is discussion and possible action on approval for general manager to submit an application for a 2001 recreational trails grant. Information, 267-2805.


The Western Nevada Development District board of directors will meet Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m., WNDD conference room, 3208 Goni Road, Suite 183, Carson City. On the agenda is a review of the proposed reconstruction of the historic V & T Railroad between Virginia City and Carson City. Information, 883-7333.

DCCA-TV board

The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors’ meeting Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Minden-Tahoe airport

The Minden-Tahoe Airport advisory committee meeting and safety meeting and dinner will be held Feb. 13. The committee meeting will be held at 5 p.m., the safety meeting will be held at 6 p.m., and the dinner will be held at 7 p.m., Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. Speaker Dick Angelo of the FAA will talk about runway incursions, and speakers Brad Heuberger and Anders Field will talk about development of the airport’s southwest 87 acres. Dinner will be chicken Dijon. Cost is $16 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Dinner tickets, reservations, call 782-9871.

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 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.

Museum program

The public is invited to a free program entitled “The White Pass and Yukon Route; Or How I Spent My Fall Vacation” Feb. 14 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 new show at the East Fork Gallery, “Something old, Spmething 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.

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. By calling, 267-2744 or 265-1096.