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NNDA breakfast

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will hold a breakfast today, 7:30 a.m., Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Guest speaker is Mimi Moss, planning and economic development manager for Douglas County. Reservations are required. Call the NNDA office, 883-4413. Cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.

Registration

Carson Valley Little League will hold registration today, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 3, 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.

Horse seminar

Eastern Sierra Feed will present a Myler Bits seminar Feb. 3, 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 Feb. 3 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.

Radio show

Suzanne Rosevold, executive director of Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce of Visitors Authority, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, Feb. 3 at 8:25 a.m. and Feb. 4 noon.

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.

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.

Parks commission

A meeting of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the historic Court House, 1616 Eighth St., Minden. On the agenda are election and officers and discussion and possible action of the new skate facility rules. Information, 782-9828.

Gardnerville board

The regular meeting of the Gardnerville Town Board will be held Feb. 1 in the Gardnerville fire station training room, 1255 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville, 6 p.m. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on state trails grant and on remainder of fiscal year 2001 projects. Information, 782-7134.

Democrats to meet

The Douglas County Democrats will meet Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at Sharkey’s Casino, upstairs. All are welcome to attend. Information, Willie Edwards, 782-5596, or Gail Turle, 749-5366.

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.

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 until Feb. 7, so the club may inform the supplier as to the amount of crab to ship, call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416.

ProTeen

Karaoke will be held at Ce Bella Blends in Minden on Feb. 3, 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, Feb. 4, 20865 St. Rt. 88, Woodfords, Calif. Information, Kimberly Munoz, 265-7911.

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.

Dance, arts performance

The second annual “DRA, Dancers Responding to AIDS” performance, including fine arts, dance and drama, will be held Feb. 3 and 4, 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.

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.

AARP

The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will meet Feb. 1, 2 p.m. at the Douglas senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Judge Jim EnEarl from the East Fork Justice Court. There will be a “no-bake” sale at the meeting. Members of the national AARP and the public are invited to attend. Information, Marion Weissheimer, 782-6010.