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Barbecue fund-raiser

Scolari’s Food and Drug Co. in Gardnerville will hold its last barbecue for the year Oct. 27, beginning at noon, with tri-tips and half chickens for $3.50. For $2, people may purchase a hamburger or hot dog. Proceeds will go to United Way.

Library to close

The Douglas County Public Library will be closed Oct. 27 for Nevada Day. Both locations will be open regular hours on Oct. 28. Information, 782-9841.

Food ministry hours change

The Food Ministry offered by Valley Christian Fellowship, 974 Tillman, Gardnerville will go to winter hours Oct. 30. The new hours for food distribution are Mondays, 3-7 p.m., at the church. Information, 265-8868.

Flu shots

The Mono County Health Department will give flu shots at the Walker/Coleville Senior Center, Nov. 1, noon-2 p.m. Those who are unable to obtain a flu shot at the scheduled clinics may get one at one of the health department’s regularly scheduled clinics, until vaccine is gone. Cost is seniors with Medi-Care card, free, take in medicare card, seniors without a Medi-Care card, $2, all others (between 18-60), $5. Information, (760) 524-5410.

Carson River Cleanup

The annual Carson River Cleanup will be held Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.-noon, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Carson Valley. Volunteers are needed; location is the Sarman Ranch, 710 Centerville Lane. Workers will meet between Highway 88 and Foothill Road on Centerville. Information, Suzanne Rosevold, 782-6715 (day), 586-8929 (evening) or e-mail

Topaz Sagehens Boutique

The Topaz Sagehens will hold the group’s annual boutique on Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Topaz Ranch Estates park building. Anyone who is a crafter and would like a table for this event should contact 266-3426, 266-3759 or 266-3795. Cost is $15 per table. There will be a bake table also.

Bazaar and dinner

The Antelope Valley Women’s Club will host the group’s 33rd annual Bazaar (noon-6 p.m.) and Roast Beef Dinner (served 4:30-6:30 p.m.) Nov. 12, at the Walker Community Center, Walker, Calif. Everyone is welcome. Traditional roast beef dinner complete with dessert is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 3 to 10. A handcrafted quilt will top the raffle and mystery white elephants will be featured. Information, (530) 495-2406.

Amnesty day

AYSO Amnesty Day will be held Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lampe park (near the snack bar). People may turn in their old uniforms or equipment. No questions asked.

Pool meeting

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 26, 8 a.m., at the Carson Valley Swim Center 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are an expansion project report (action) and a review of pool fees and recommended changes for 2001. Information, 782-8840.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Topic is Man-to-man Prostate Cancer Support Group and American Cancer Society programs with Susan Robinson of the American Cancer Society of Reno. The group meets at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Learning Center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St., Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.

Gibbons at meeting

The Douglas County Republican Women will have Congressman Jim Gibbons as guest speaker at the group’s Nov. 1 meeting at the Carson Valley Inn, with social hour at 11 a.m. followed by a buffet at noon. The public is invited. People should make reservations before noon on Oct. 30. Cost is $12, and late reservations will be charged $15. Reservations, 266-3435, Kay Oetting, 265-3344, or Brenda Robertson, 267-2403.


The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will meet Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be David Love, community ombudsman for the State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources Division for Aging Services. The business session will begin with nomination and election of new officers. The public and members of the National AARP are invited to attend. Information, 265-5235.

UNR information

The University of Nevada, Reno, will hold an informational meeting Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Carson City for adults interested in going to the university. Topics include how to apply, potential financial assistance, student services and setting academic goals. Reservations requested, (775) 784-7049.

Haunted house

The Carson Valley 20-30 Club Terror 2000 haunted house will be held at the former Gorman’s supermarket in the Tillman shopping center in the Ranchos. Cost is $5 for adults and children, $3, with a $1 discount for adults who provide a canned food donation. The haunted house will be open on Oct. 27, 29, 30 and 31, 6-10 p.m., and Oct. 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Information, 782-3729.

Halloween Celebration

Cub Scout Pack 33 will hold a haunted House and Halloween Celebration Oct. 28, 5:30-9 p.m., Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department, Station, 1450 Stephanie Way. Entry to the Haunted House is $1, 5 and under are free. Tickets for games are 25 cents or five for $1. All proceeds support Cub Scout Pack 33.

Halloween Stories

Douglas County Community Program Coordinator Carol Rapacz (alias Tilly the Witch) and Thespian Troupe #990 from the Douglas High School Drama Department will read Halloween stories and poems, Oct. 30, 7-7:45 p.m., Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library lane, Minden. Children 4 and up are welcome and may dress up in their Halloween Costumes for this special evening story time. Information, 782-9841.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat events

The Halloween Trick-or-Treat night for Douglas County will be held Oct. 31, the traditional Halloween night. Because of a change of the date celebrating Nevada Day (Oct. 31), Halloween will be observed on Oct. 31 from now on. The annual Trick or Treat Safety Street will be sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 31 at the CVIC Hall, Minden, 3:30-8 p.m. Cost is $2 per child and includes a raffle ticket. Proceeds will go to the DCSO’s DARE program. There will be a pumpkin-carving contest and costume contest, plus other prizes. Information, Ed Abrams, 782-9937.

Children’s musical

The Missoula Children’s Theater with St. Teresa School students in Carson City will present a musical play based on the story of “Cinderella” Oct. 28, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child. There will be two performances on Saturday, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m. Profits from this event will be used to pay for the Missoula Children’s Theater Actors to return next year. Information, St. Teresa School, 882-2709.

Concert in Genoa

The Unity Church of Genoa presents Kathy Zavada in concert Oct. 29 at services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and in an evening concert at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. The church is located at 182 Nixon St., Genoa. Information, 782-4429.

Driving class

The Carson valley AARP, chapter #3683 will sponsor a 55/Alive Driving Class for everyone over 55, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Minden Medical Center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Dr., Minden. Cost is $10 payable by check at the time of the session. AARP membership is not required. Classes are by reservation, and early reservations are advised. Information, reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.

Christmas fair

Trinity Lutheran Child Care will hold a Christmas fair on Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. Many booths will be available. Books, Tupperware, baked goods and other items will be sold. Family portraits will also be done. Reservations for the portraits must be made by Oct. 30, accompanied by a $10 deposit to hold the spot. Information, reservations, 782-5437.

Holiday Craft Fair

Carson Valley United Methodist Church will hold its Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. A chili feed will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Information, 782-4600.

Food drive

Full Belly Deli’s November Days will hold a food drive Nov. 4, 2-5 p.m. Guests who provide four cans of food receive a free drink. The Carson Valley Cruisers will be there with classic cars. Music from the ’50s-’70s will be offered by Time Warp. Trivia games will be held for prizes. Food will be available. The deli is located at 1267 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Food and donations go to the Carson Valley Food Community Closet. Information, 782-5430.

Candy sale

The Sierra nevada Pioneer Club (ITPA) will be taking orders for Christmas See’s Candies. Stop by the Verizon Office at 1520 Church St., Gardnerville, or call 782-0982. Deadline for orders is Nov. 20. All proceeds go to high school scholarships.