A trip on snowshoes to frozen water falls will be offered at Grover Hot Springs State Park today. Participants will snowshoe or hike (if little snow) to the waterfalls on Hot Springs Creek. This is an easy, moderate three miles and will last three hours. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at Grover Hot Springs campground entrance station. Take snowshoes, winter hiking boots, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Information, (530) 694-2248.
Barbara Flanagan, discussing reverse mortgages, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Saturday at noon.
The Masonic family breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room, Gardnerville, 10 a.m., Saturday. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.
The Friends of the Douglas County Library will offer its 2001 kickoff tea today at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in the group or the library is welcome. The event is set to last about an hour at the library, 1645 Library Lane, Minden. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given away. Information, 782-9841.
Douglas County senior services, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, will offer a Bingo party Saturday. 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, and you must be 18 years and older to play. Free coffee and popcorn will be offered. The winnings have been increased. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.
Conference in Alpine
“Supporting Family Success,” an informative and interactive conference for service providers, families and community members, will focus on the signs and symptoms of FAS/FAE and ADD/ADHD and strategies to promote productive lifestyles for challenged adults. It will be facilitated by Lynn Watson and will be held at Turtle Rock Park in Markleeville today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with lunch provided. The conference is sponsored by the Alpine Children’s Center and Alpine County Department of Social Services. Information, (775) 781-5111 or (530) 694-2390.
Town board workshop
The Minden Town Board will hold a workshop today, 7:30 p.m. The board will meet at the Carson Valley Inn, Katie’s Restaurant, then tour the town facilities, streets and review areas of need and concern for budgeting and capital improvement purposes. This is a workshop only. Decisions on capital Improvements and related matters will be at a regularly scheduled meeting. Information, 782-5976.
Dinner and concert
Michael Martin Murphey will be featured at a dinner, concert and silent auction today, 124 Main St., Yerington, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Mason Valley. No-host bar and auction open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, open seating, $320 for reserved table of eight. Tickets or information, 463-1783.
Bone density screening
The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 1511 N. Carson St., Carson City will conduct a bone density screening 10 a.m.-6p.m., Jan. 24. The fee will be $40, co-pay is only $7.11 with Medicare Part B (no HMO). The screening will be hosted by the Osteoporosis Screening Center. Results will be discussed at the time of the screening and mailed to the participant. Information, appointments, 885-8881.
USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 25 (this is a one-day only service for Douglas County recipients) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification for a food voucher. The Emergency Food Assistance Program is geared to those individuals who are on the Food Stamp Program, seniors or those on Social Security who qualify. Proof of income is required to receive this assistance. Information regarding qualifications, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School National Junior Honor Society will hold a blood drive Jan. 26, 2-7 p.m., at the school, as a community service project. You must be 17 and older to donate blood. Information and appointments, Tonya Randall, 265-6100.
Nevada IEP will hold clinics for parents of children with disabilities at the Family Support Council Office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Jan. 27 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.
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 roundtrip 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, clothing for varied weather conditions. Information, (530) 694-2248.
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees chapter 2167 will meet Jan. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., at the Douglas County Public Library meeting room. Information, Ronnie Park, 266-0028, or Roger Paul, 264-3493.
The Carson Valley Young Chautauquan program will begin its second year with an informational meeting at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The group will meet for workshops and practice every other Tuesday night until mid-June. Participants choose characters from history to research and portray. The official presentations of their characters will be at the Snowshoe Thompson Festival in Genoa, June 23-24, although each participant will also give three additional presentations. The program is open to students in 4th through 12th grades. Information, Cherry Jones, 267-3410, or Grace Bower, 265-6097.
South County group
The Douglas County South County Association will hold a meeting at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park building Jan. 24. Speaker will be Barbara Byington, Douglas County tax assessor. the luck dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. People who may need a ride may call 266-3796.
The Genoa Town Advisory Board will hold a special meeting Jan. 25, 3 p.m., to discuss Candy Dance operations and plans for 2001. At 6 p.m., the board will hold a Candy Dance meeting with Genoa businesses. Information, 782-8696.
The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Topic is “Protocols of Promise,” a one- hour tape from the Prostate Cancer Research Institute symposium held in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 12-14. The meeting will be held at Carson-Tahoe Hospital learning center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St., Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.
The Northern Development Authority will meet for breakfast Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m., Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Guest speaker is Mimi Moss, planning and economic development manager for Douglas Count. Reservations are required. Call the NNDA office, 883-4413. Cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.
Chinese New Year
The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special program designed for families. Sonia Carlson, born in China and a five-year resident of the Carson Valley, will perform different styles of Chinese dances in traditional costumes. She will explain how people celebrate the New Year in China, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.
C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold its annual spaghetti feed and parent-faculty advisory committee Jan. 27, 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.
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.
Douglas County senior services will present the Senior Health Fair 2001 Jan. 24, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Carson Valley Inn, Shannon Ballroom, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Information booths include medical, legal, insurance, housing, investment, nutrition, community services, residential care, psychiatric care, home oxygen, crisis centers, chiropractic, beauty consulting and vision plus the “Senior Fashion Show” at 1:30 p.m. The fair is sponsored by Carson Valley Inn, The Record-Courier and Side Street Boutique. Information, 782-8267.