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Flu shots

The Carson Tahoe Hospital will offer complimentary flu vaccinations at Carson City’s Wal-Mart and Super K-Mart today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information, 885-4127.

Radio show

Bill Montague, discussing his bands playing locally, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

DCBIA meeting

The Douglas County Building Industry Association will hold a board retreat today, 9 a.m.-noon. Participants should dress appropriately for a photo session. Information, 783-1782.

Registration

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

Library to close

The Douglas County Public Library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Information, 782-9841.

YAH Bingo

Douglas County senior services, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, will offer a Bingo party Jan. 21. 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.

Food distribution

USDA Food Surplus food 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.

Blood drive

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.

IEP clinics

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.

Business council

The Business Council of Douglas County will meet Jan. 17, 7:15 a.m., Carson Valley Inn. Guest speaker is Mary Walker of Walker and Associates. In her capacity as the lobbyist for Douglas County, she is knowledgeable on the bills and issues facing the 2001 Legislature. She will present a summary of the most pertinent bills for businesses in Douglas County. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge and a continental breakfast will be served. Information or questions, Suzanne Rosevold, 782-6751, or Rudy McTee, 782-7667. E-mail address is BizCouncilDC@aol.com.

Fly Casters

Peter Jon Bauer, owner of Angler’s Edge Fly Fishing Shop at 1420 A Highway 395 in Gardnerville, will be the featured speaker at the High Sierra Fly Casters general meeting Jan. 17. He will continue his discussion on fishing the Eastern Sierra, including nooks and crannies sometimes overlooked. The meeting will be held at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 18, 7:30 a.m., Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is the swearing in of new board members and election of officers. Information, 782-8841.

Meeting cancelled

The board of Douglas County Commissioners’ meeting at Lake Tahoe set for Jan. 18 has been cancelled to allow members to attend the Nevada Government Finance Officers Association in Reno.

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 Jan. 20, 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.

Young Chautauquans

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.

Chinese New Year

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special program designed for adults and 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.

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.

Dinner and concert

Michael Martin Murphey will be featured at a dinner, concert and silent auction Jan. 20, 124 Main St., Yerington, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Mason Valley. No-host bar and auction open 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.

Health fair

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.