– Health fair tests. Pre-Health Fair laboratory services at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville are being held today, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Testing services include a 22-test health fair panel for $25; prostate cancer screening, $25; thyroid evaluation, $15; osteomark (urine screen for bone loss) $15; and electrocardiogram, $15. Participants will pick up their results at the Health Fair Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when free flu shots for people 55 and older and $5 for 18 and older will be offered. Booths and speakers will offer other health information. The medical center is located at 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-1500, ext. 3380.
– Stock horse contest. A working stock horse competition, ranch style, limited to the first 15 entries, will be held today, 8 a.m., Fish Springs Arena, 1659 Windmill Road, Fish Springs, with a bred heifer sale by silent bids starting when the competition ends. The event is sponsored by American Black Maximizer Association. Information, Bob Kinford or Cinda Dickey, 782-5406.
– Basket display. Laura Springs Ranch and Country Antiques presents the Smokey family’s Washoe baskets and art including traditional and non-traditional baskets and a basket-weaving demonstration today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Candy Dance weekend). Indian tacos, plus Tahoe Log Art furniture, Carson Valley willow furniture and Napa Valley grape vine baskets will be available. Information, 782-2893.
– Candy Dance. The 80th Genoa Candy Dance celebration is set for today and Sunday, featuring a two-day arts and crafts fair 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the Mormon Station State Monument and the Genoa Town Park. The dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m., and dinner tickets allow entrance into the dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Admittance into the fair is free. Roads will be closed in Genoa, and access to the Candy Dance Faire will be available on Genoa Lane, Jacks Valley Road and Foothill Road. Free parking is available at all three streets just outside of town. Shuttles will run all day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., from the parking areas into town. Through-traffic will not be allowed and only authorized persons and residents will be allowed access. Information, 782-8696.
– Peddlers’ Fair. During the Candy Dance event, the Peddler’s Fair will be held at the south end of Genoa, 2242 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., today and Sunday, featuring arts and crafts, antiques, food and entertainment.
– Radio show. Cheryl Bricker, executive director of the Partnership of Community Resources, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show today at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at noon.
– FFA rummage sale. The Carson Valley FFA chapter at Douglas High School will hold a rummage sale today, 10 a.m., in the Douglas High School parking lot, to raise funds to send members to the national FFA convention Oct. 23-27.
– Party. The Sierra Singles will hold a deck party today, 5:30 p.m., to inaugurate a member’s new home addition. All singles aged 40-plus are invited to attend. Information, 782-1984.
– Church service. Unity Church of Today service on Sunday will be moved to the garden of Mel and Bev Smith, 2284 Genoa St., Genoa, 10:30 a.m., because Genoa Community Church will be closed during Candy Dance. The Candy Dance shuttle bus will stop on Genoa Street. Out-of-town participants may park in any of the free parking lots and take the shuttle bus into Genoa. All are welcome.
– Oktoberfest. Carson Valley Sertoma’s annual Oktoberfest comes to Minden Park Sunday, with authentic German lunches, dinners and snacks, live Bavarian music by the Al Gruber Band, a big dance floor, events for the whole family and beer with special Oktoberfest brews and other beverages, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission and parking are free, and there will be plenty of seating and tables. All profits go to Valley charities. Information, 265-2054.
– the arts
– Dalton concert. Carson-Tahoe Harley Davidson will present Lacy J. Dalton live at the Inn Cognito Restaurant in Genoa Sunday during the Genoa Candy Dance weekend. Jerry Miller and special guest Lee Oskar will also be featured in the show to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the gate opening at 1 p.m. Various prizes are planned and will be awarded in a drawing. Winners must be present to win. To obtain a ticket for this drawing, donate one can of food. Tickets for the Lacy J. Dalton Concert are available for $25 per person at all Ticketmaster locations, Carson-Tahoe Harley Davidson and at the Inn Cognito. A home-style barbecue and beverages will be available.
– general interest
-Public discussion. The Douglas County Agriculture and Open Space Preservation Committee will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Nov. 7 ballot question No. 1, which is asking for a quarter-cent sales and use tax to fund a program that would preserve agricultural and open space and natural areas by purchasing development rights. The meeting will be held Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Information, Suzy Stockdale at 782-3678, Steve Lewis at 265-7623 or Donna Leveck 782-2361.
-Back to school. The Douglas High School Back to School Night is scheduled for Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to visit each of the classrooms on their student’s schedule as they go through a shortened day. While parents are in the classes, teachers will highlight projects, procedures and expectations. The evening will begin with a short assembly in the gymnasium. School administrators will give a few remarks and explain the procedure for the evening. Principal Charlie Condron will speak briefly about the first parents’ group meeting of the year. Information, 782-5136.
-Barbecue. The Douglas County Building Industry Association will hold a family barbecue Sept. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., Lampe Park pavilion, Gardnerville. Reservations are requested; call 783-1782. Attendees should provide their own meat, poultry or fish to grill and a dish to share. DCBIA will provide the soft drinks, beer and wine.
-Casino trip. An overnight trip to Casino West in Yerington for seniors and their guests is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 27-28, open to anyone 21 years of age and older. Cost is $15.50 per person based on double occupancy and $18 single. The cost includes round-trip bus transportation from the Ruhenstroth area of Gardnerville, room, Wednesday night buffet, use of hospitality room and a discount coupon. Sign-up forms are available by calling Casino West representative Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Sept. 26.
-Food distribution. USDA Surplus Food recipients may pick up supplies 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 28 (this is a one-day only service for Douglas County recipients) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. Proof of income is required. Information regarding qualifications, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1-4 p.m.
-Walk-A-Llama. The Sierra Nevada Llama Network will hold the annual Walk-A-Llama Open House Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 .m., free to the public. A few of the free demonstrations are packing llamas, training, grooming and shearing, spinning with llama wool and obstacle courses. The open house will be held at Rafter D. Llamas, 1600 Orchard Road in Gardnerville. Information, directions, 782-2742.
-Garage sale. The Sierra Nevada Women’s 20/30 Club will hold a garage sale Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the corner of Highway 395 and County Road to benefit local charities. Information about getting involved with the organization or donating items for the garage sale, Felicia Albert, 782-3729.
-Festival. The annual Wa-Pai-Shone culture art show will be held Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m. in the C.C. Menely Elementary School commons, free to the public. There will be Indian arts and crafts, fashion show, Indian tacos, cultural plays and Indian dance and drum, sponsored by Douglas County School District, the CCMES parent group and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191, ext. 132.
-Dog match. The Douglas County 4-H Heelers Dog Club will hold a fun match Oct. 7 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, open to all 4-H, FFA members and the public. For more information, call 265-0307 or the 4-H Cooperative Extension Office at 782-9960.
-Tea. The Carson City Women’s Aglow Lighthouse Fellowship will host a ladies’ tea, “Timeless Treasures,” Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Nevada State Library Archives foyer, 100 South Stewart St. in Carson City. Special guest Kathryn Roybal will do interpretive singing and dance. There is no charge. Information or to RSVP, 882-8966 or 885-1051.
-Golf tournament. The Partnership of Community Resources will hold its first golf tournament Oct. 9 at Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch. Registration is $75 per person and includes dinner and prizes. Home Depot has donated a $1,000 shopping spree for a raffle prize. Raffle tickets are $5 each. For information and registration, contact Cheryl Bricker at 782-8611.
-Toy run. The third annual Sharkey’s Nugget and Nevada Wandering Wheels Christmas Toy Run will be held Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., to benefit Project Santa Claus. The event will be open to the public. Residents may drop off an unwrapped new toy at Sharkey’s Nugget. The run will start at Carson City-Tahoe Harley Davidson and deliver toys to Sharkey’s Nugget, 1440 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville. On tap are one free drink, live music and give-a-ways galore, sponsored by Sharkey’s Nugget, Carson City-Tahoe Harley Davidson and Nevada Wandering Wheels.
– CAP. The Douglas County Civil Air Patrol will hold a yard sale at Carson Valley Middle School, Oct. 14. The event is a fund-raiser for cadet programs and search and rescue. Senior and cadet members of Douglas County Squadron are the organizers. Information, 265-5877.
-Deer Hunters barbecue. The 36th annual Antelope Valley Lions Club’s Deer Hunters Family Barbecue will be held Oct. 14, 5 p.m., Walker Community Building off Highway 395, Walker, Calif. Cost is adults, $8, children, $4, and includes a deep-pit barbecue meal with dessert and all the trimmings. Special raffle tickets purchased from a Lions Club representative or at the door could win a hunting rifle with variable scope, donated by Topaz Lodge; fantasy night in Reno, includes lodging and meals; assorted camping gear, donated by HFU TV; and a multitude of door prizes donated by local merchants.
-Auction. The 26th annual Harvest Auction, sponsored by Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church and St. John’s Catholic Church, will be held Oct. 15, Smith Valley Community Hall, Wellington. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Also on tap are a craft boutique, “Kountry Kitchen,” snack bar and silent auction. Information, Martha Griffin, (775) 465-2353, or Marion Compston, (775) 465-2304.
– Quilt guild. The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will sponsor a lecture by national teacher and author, Gerry Kimmel-Carr, Sept. 25 at the group’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, Gardnerville. The public is invited. There is no charge. Information, Bambi Torres, 267-5448.
-Special meeting. On Sept. 28, there will be a special meeting of the Douglas County School District Board of Trustees at the Carson Valley Middle School Library, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 6 p.m. In response to community interest, the board of trustees has requested information about potential legal implications of a teacher currently employed by the district being elected to the school board. Because the teacher, Randy Green, has stated that he wishes to retain his teaching position if elected, the trustees have asked district counsel Bob Cox to be present to provide legal background and to answer their questions. Green plans to attend with his counsel. No action will be taken. The meeting is for information purposes only.
– Support group. The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet Sept. 28, 7 p.m. The topic is laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the urinary tract, with special guest speaker Dr. Roland N. Chen of Carson Urologists. The meeting will be held at Carson-Tahoe Hospital Learning Center, 1001 N. Mountain, Waters Building. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.
– AARP. The Carson Valley AARP chapter #3683 will meet Oct. 5, 4 p.m., Douglas County senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker is Renie Tharp, board-certified dietitian for Barton Hospital and the Carson Valley Medical Center. There will be a potluck following the business meeting and everyone should provide a hot dish, salad or dessert. The public and members of the national AARP are invited. Information, 265-5235.
– Career support group. The Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group meeting date will be changed for the month of October to Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Carson Valley Medical Center (Barton). Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.
– DCCA TV board. The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors meeting on Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102, 1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. DCCA TV is a non-profit organization that provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.
– Bedtime Stories. The Douglas County Public Library will begin its fall schedule of Bedtime Stories Sept. 25, 7 p.m. The once-a-month event is for children of all ages. They may attend dressed in their pajamas, taking along a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. The program includes stories, fingerplays and poetry. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, 782-9841.
– Youth basketball. The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division’s 2000-01 Co-ed Youth Basketball League is taking registration for boys and girls in 3rd-6th grades for two age divisions, 3rd-4th and 5th-6th. Registration runs through Sept. 30. Beginners to advanced players are welcome and will be assigned to teams randomly. Fee is $48 per player, which includes team T-shirts, awards and officials. Volunteers are needed as coaches. Sign up at the department, 1327 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Information, 782-9828.