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Horse seminar

Eastern Sierra Feed will present a Myler Bits seminar today, 10 a.m.-noon, 1245 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Speaker is Dale Myler, one of the horse world’s top bit designers. Topics include the horse’s mouth and bit, signs of resistance, training and bit levels, bit selection, how bits work, the Myler Bitting System philosophy and designs and bitting issues and strategies. Pre-registration is requested. Information, 782-3134.

Animals in the winter

A snowshoe or hike (if little snow) will be held today around Grover Hot Springs to search for active winter animals. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at Grover Hot Springs campground entrance station and should take snowshoes, winter hiking boots, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. The hike is an easy one mile that will last for two hours. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Registration

Carson Valley Little League will hold registration today, 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 10, 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.

Radio show

Suzanne Rosevold, executive director of Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday noon.

ProTeen

Karaoke will be held at Ce Bella Blends in Minden on today, 8-10:30 p.m., sponsored by ProTeen and Ce Bella Blends. Teens are welcome.

Free seminar

The Quicksilver Agility Club will hold a free children’s seminar for dog agility training, Sunday, 20865 St. Rt. 88, Woodfords, Calif. Information, Kimberly Munoz, 265-7911.

Dance, arts performance

The second annual “DRA, Dancers Responding to AIDS” performance, including fine arts, dance and drama, will be held today and Sunday, 6 p.m., Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Admission is $10; raffle tickets, $1. Proceeds go to help fight AIDS. Information, 265-3466 or (775) 332-1262.

Workshop

The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living Fallon office will host a grant-writing workshop Feb. 8 and 9 at the old high school building in Fallon 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. The facilitator for the workshop will be Gordon Dean Development Corp. from Fallon. Information and to register, (775) 423-4900 or e-mail nncil@aiinc.com

Pool to close

The Carson Valley Swim Center will be closed for a Douglas Dolfin Swim Meet Feb. 9, 4 p.m. to closing, and Feb. 10 and 11, all day. Swim lessons will be held on Friday afternoon. Information, 782-8841.

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 Feb. 11, 2-4:30 p.m., David Walley’s Resort, Genoa. Tickets are $15 per person. Information, 265-3285 or 782-9841.

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 US, speaking in several major cities and discussing the most recent events taking place in Israel and the Middle East. Dolan is a Christian believer, with vast knowledge of the Old and New Testament. Information, 267-3020.

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 and older). Free coffee and popcorn will be offered. The winnings have been increased. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Nurse

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

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.

Wildlife board

The Douglas County wildlife board will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Douglas County extension office across from Lampe Park. Big game seasons and quotas will be discussed. The public is welcome.

Columnist at DCRW meeting

The Douglas County Republican Women will hear speaker and columnist Nancy Dallas at the group’s Feb. 7 meeting at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Social hour is at 11 a.m. followed by a buffet lunch at noon. Cost is $12 if reservations are made before noon, Feb. 5, $15 for walk-ins and late reservations. All Republican men and women from Douglas County are welcome. Reservations, Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Brenda Robertson, 267-2403, or Kay Oetting, 265-3344.

Town meeting

The Minden Town Board will meet Feb. 7, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. On the agenda is discussion and possible action to amend the ordinance governing trash and garbage collection regarding the disposal and a discussion and possible action to review and amend the ordinance governing water service involving fees and service areas and regulations for water line extensions and related matters. Information, 782-5976.

Hearings

The 2001/2002 Douglas County Board of equalization hearings have been scheduled for Feb. 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners meeting room, old courthouse, 1616 8th St., Minden.

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 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.

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. Reservations may be made by Feb. 7, so the club can inform the supplier as to the amount of crab to ship, call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416.

Potluck

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).

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 Miler, 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 selecting public comment, pro and con, for 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.

Dance

A Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be held Feb. 9 and 10, 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.

Concert

There is no admission charge for a concert by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra conducted by Danny Yale Feb. 11, 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.