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Radio show

Hilary Jones, discussing mental health, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

IEP clinics

Nevada IEP will hold clinics for parents of children with disabilities at the Family Support Council Office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, today and March 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The IEP clinic includes important information about rights and laws that pertain to students with disabilities. All participants will receive a free Nevada PEP Parent Planner, an organizational tool for parents. Space is limited. Reservations, (775) 448-9950.

School dinner

C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold its annual spaghetti feed sponsored by the parent-faculty advisory committee today, 5-7 p.m. This “Friendship Dinner” will be held in the commons. Cost is $5 for adults, $3.50 for children and $15 for families. A silent auction will be held that will include gift baskets made by various classes. The DHS Jazz Cats, Northwest Martial Arts and the CCMES Jump Rope Team will all perform. The public is invited. Information, 265-2001.


Christian recording artist Steve Camp, Grammy Award winner and artist who has produced a steady string of number one songs and top selling releases in the last two decades, will be in concert today, 4 p.m., Grace Community Church, 1426 Industrial Way, Gardnerville. A love offering will be taken for Camp’s ministry. Seating is limited. Information, 782-6516.

Ski tour

A Forestdale Creek ski tour will be held at Red Lake Jan. 28. This trek is for those who already have basic knowledge of cross country skiing. This is an intermediate, five-to-six-mile round-trip tour that will last four to five hours. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Lakes parking area off Highway 88. Take skis, lunch, water, sunscreen and clothing for varied weather conditions. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Television program

Brian Hickey of Channel 2 broadcast station in Reno will be featured after the Super Bowl and Survivor II (about 8 p.m.) Jan. 28 live from the Genoa cemetery. Hickey, a Carson Valley native, retraced Snowshoe Thompson’s trail from Placerville to Genoa. He is in the process of producing an hour-long video of his experience.

Horse seminar

Eastern Sierra Feed will present a Myler Bits seminar Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, 1245 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Presenter 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.


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. Information and to register, (775) 423-4900 or e-mail

Library event

The Douglas County Public Library Foundation will hold a fund-raiser honoring the memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a great 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. Nevada state law mandates that insurance companies grant an appropriate discount to seniors for class participation. It is wise to 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.

NNDA breakfast

The Northern Development Authority will hold a breakfast Jan. 31, 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.

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.

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 meeeting and safety meeting and dinner will be held Feb. 13. The airport advisory 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. at the 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.

Winter reading program

“Hi-Bear-Nate with a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and McDonald’s. Children off-track and on-track are welcome to participate, as well as preschoolers and homeschoolers. Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to accumulate 16 hours. For pre-readers, there is a Read-to-Me program. Children are to read for 20-30 minutes, then color a picture of a teddy bear. When 20 bears are colored, they will receive a bookmark, prize from the treasure chest, McDonald’s certificate and a paperback book. Beginning readers may participate by reading 20-30 minutes a day. The program runs through National Library Week, April 1-7. Reading records may be turned in through the month of April. Information, 782-9841.


Carson Valley Little League will hold registration Jan. 31, 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.


Karaoke will be held at Ce Bella Blends on Feb. 3, 8-10:30 p.m., sponsored by ProTeen and Ce Bella Blends Cafe. 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.


A Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be held Feb. 9-10, 6:30-9 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. A DJ will be playing music. Refreshments and photo keepsakes will be available for purchase. Information, Sheryl Christian, 782-9828.


There is no admission charge for a concert with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra conducted by Danny Yale Feb. 11, 5 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. The band will play the music most folks enjoy, including music from Broadway, “The King and I,” “The Mikado” and other favorites. Featured soloist is Maria Arrigotti. Soft drinks and wine will be available for purchase before the concert. Donations accepted. Doors open at 4 p.m. Information, Town of Minden, 782-5976.


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.