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Missionary to speak

Former Gardnerville resident Joe Valenzuela, a missionary to India, will speak at High Sierra Fellowship, 1516 Highway 395 (Haas Center) Gardnerville Sunday, 9:30 a.m. His wife Kumari Valenzuela will speak at a ladies’ brunch May 20, 10 a.m. The couple work for Youth With a Mission in Bangalore, India. Reservations are required for the brunch. Reservations, information, 782-7486 or 782-2185.

Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers, Minden and Gardnerville post offices will hold the sixth annual food drive today. Place your food donations at your mailbox before you mail carrier arrives. Carriers will pick up non-perishable (no glass, please) items within the two towns to donate to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.


Laura Melvin will speak on her trip as a Native American to Israel at the Carson City Lighthouse Fellowship meeting today, 9:30 a.m., Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Stewart St., Carson City. Information, Katie Ortiz, 882-8966, or Laura Melvin, (775) 841-5239.

Horse camping

Back Country Horsemen of Nevada, Carson Valley chapter, presents “Camping With Your Horses,” a clinic demonstrating hands-on levels of camping and packing, today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Galena Farms, 266 Billy Road off Johnson Lane, Minden. Information, 267-4201 and 882-5239.

Antiques and collectibles sale

On today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Carson Valley Historical Society will hold an antiques and collectibles sale on the front lawn of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. There will be a wide selection of glassware, furniture, jewelry, coins, kitchenware and other collectable items for sale. The society will offer a used book sale table. Food and refreshments will be available for sale all day. Information, Grace Bower, 265-6097.

Radio show

Jack Sorensen, member of Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board, will be the guest on the Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman radio show, today, 8:30 a.m., Sunday at noon.

Mother’s Day breakfast

The Carson Valley Lions Club will hold its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast Sunday at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 8-11 a.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children under 10. Proceeds go to the center.

Bug club field trip

The 4-H bug club Tarantula Hawks will hold a field trip today at 10:30 a.m., meeting at the extension office in Gardnerville. Members need to take a sack lunch, bug net and collection jar, and they should be prepared to search for bugs. May 17 at 5 p.m. is the next business meeting, to be held at the extension office. Information, 782-9960.

Derby tickets

Children may pick up their tickets to the Kids’ Fishing Derby, today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division Office on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Because the big fish in the stream will break old lines, Kids’ Fishing Derby committee members will be available to put fresh line on kids’ reels on these two Saturdays.

Tea for doll owners

Dolls and their owners will be featured at the “Mommy, Dolly and Me Tea” to Be held today, 2 to 4 p.m., Genoa Town Hall. The tea is sponsored by the Carson Doll Club, a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, and will benefit the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada and the Genoa Sesquicentennial Celebration to be held in 2001 in Gena. All mothers, daughters (over 5 years of age), grandmothers and other ladies with favorite dolls are invited. Cherry Jones will tell stories and there will be an opportunity to win raffle prizes. Seating is limited. Information, Rita Lovelady, 782-2140, or Margaret Olesen, 265-2382.


Mentor training will be offered May 16 at the Partnership Office at 1624 Library Lane, Suite C, Minden, 6-8 p.m. Adults wishing to learn about the mentoring program and how they can get involved may call the Partnership at 782-8611 and reserve a space. Monthly group activities are scheduled.

Open house

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will hold an open house May 17, 5-8 p.m. Many departments of the DCSO and volunteer organizations will be demonstrated and explained. At 6 p.m., a special presentation will be given in honor of the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The event is co-sponsored by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority. Refreshments, including free hot dogs and sodas, will be served. Information, DCSO, 782-9901.

Choir concert

“One Small Voice” is the theme for the Douglas High School annual choir concert set for May 18, 7 p.m., in the commons at DHS. Guest choirs from Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle schools will peform, and DHS soloists will sing their All-state Choir Concert pieces. Also planned is the high school barbershop quartet, “Real Singers.” A donation of $3 per person is requested.

Garage sale

The Douglas High School Music Boosters will hold the group’s third annual garage sale to benefit the high school music programs May 20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the corner of Mareon Way and Kimmerling in Gardnerville.

Rummage sale

The Carson Valley Eldercare Coalition will hold the group’s annual rummage sale May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., in Smith’s parking lot. Any person wishing to donate items for this rummage sale may call Elaine Agnason, 782-3133.

Golf day

Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch will host a “Women in Golf Day” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 20. Continental breakfast will be served and four clinics will be held. A raffle will offer prizes. At 2 p.m. golf in a scramble format will be played. Information, 782-7700. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Open house

The sixth annual Sierra Sagebrush flyers open house will be held May 20. Field opens at 8 a.m. and the event will go on till whenever. Members of the public wanting to fly a radio-controlled model airplane for the first time can take the controls of one of the club’s trainer systems, with the assistance of an instructor. Also planned are demonstration flights of different types of aircraft, precision aerobatics, racing, scale, sport, helicopter and a static display area. Information, club president Allen Messer, 782-3204 or Tom Stefancin, 782-0360.

Car wash

The Carson Valley Middle School National Junior Honor Society will hold a car wash at Carson Valley Middle School May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with NJHS members washing vehicles to raise money for the NJHS account for next year’s activities and to get new members involved in an activity before the end of the school year. Information, 782-2265.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party on May 21. This will be held at the senior center. 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon. Early games start at 1 p.m. follows with regular games at 1:30 p.m. bring your own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, are welcome. The cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Llama fun day

A day with llamas will be held May 21, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Carson Valley residents are invited to join the people and llamas of the Sierra Nevada Llama Network for fun and games with the llamas, Cottonwood Ranch, 1111 Highway 339, south of Yerington.

Food distribution

The USDA Surplus Food distribution will be held May 25, Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville, 8 a.m.-noon. This is a one day only distribution for Douglas County recipients. A variety of foods will be available including such items as great Northern Beans, apple juice, vegetable soup, trail mix, tomatoes and salmon. Recipients must present identification, a food voucher and proof of income. Information on qualification, Diane Malone, food closet director, Monday or Wednesday, 782-3711, 1-4 p.m.

Cleanup day

Friends of Hope Valley will hold a habitat improvement and cleanup day on Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 9 a.m. Meet at the Sorensen’s Resort.

GID to meet

Indian Hills General Improvement District, board of trustees meeting, will be held at the district office, 924-D Mica Drive, May 15, 7 p.m. On the agenda are a discussion and possible action on amending the James Lee Park master plan to accommodate and relocating the proposed BMX course, skateboard park and the exercise course. Information, 267-2805.

DCCA TV meeting

The public is invited to Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors meeting, May 16, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden). Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization which oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.


Take Off Pounds Sensibility is starting an evening chapter on Tuesday evenings starting May 16. The meetings will be held at 1383 Bumblebee in the Ranchos. Weigh-in will start at 6 p.m. and the meeting will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. for teens to adult males and females. Information, 265-2899, evenings, for directions or more information, 782-0299, days.

Town board

A special meeting of the Minden Town Board will be held May 17, 7 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Avenue Minden. On the agenda is a discussion and possible action to allow a Farmer’s Market to be held every Wednesday June 7 through Oct. 13, Fifth Street between Esmeralda Avenue and Mono Avenue, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information, 782-5976.

How to raise funds

Brian Lahren of the Washoe Association of Retarded Citizens will present a workshop on fund-raising May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the media room at WNCC Douglas. The event is sponsored by the Partnership of Community Resources. A $10 fee includes training and lunch. Lahren is an instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno division of continuing education. The event is open to the public. Information, Cheryl Bricker, 782-8611.


A community meeting will be held by ProTeen to discuss information from YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club and what would be the best way to open a teen center in the Carson Valley. The meeting will be held at Douglas High School, May 22. Information, Claudia Bertolone-Smith, 782-3244.

Book club

Genoa author Jim Burlison will be at the Genoa Book Club meeting May 24, 7 p.m., at Mel and Bev Smith’s home, 2284 Genoa Street. He will sign his latest novel, “Compendium for Five,” at the meeting. Information, 782-0810.


Carson Valley Middle School Student Leadership’s School Services Committee will hold a Mother’s Day dinner on May 24, in the CVMS multi-purpose room from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 a ticket for a mother of two children. Any additional children are $3. At least one of the children must go to CVMS. Shrimp appetizers, salad, lasagna with bread and dessert are planned. Information, 782-2265.

Awards event

Outstanding students in all areas of occupational education and outstanding teachers and business partners will be recognized May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Top of the Wheel restaurant at Harvey’s casino. Refreshments will be served and the evening is free, but guests should come early because it was standing room only at last year’s ceremony. Students will receive bronze medals and certificates for work in culinary arts, agriculture, auto shop, journalism, photography, screen printing and computers. Certificates will be handed out to the outstanding business person, business partner, occupational education teacher and academic teacher. Information, 782-4834.

WNCC performance

The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company will present its 10th anniversary celebration production of “South Pacific” at the Carson City Community Center. May 12 through 14, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The theater company will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a wine and cheese reception on May 14, after the 2 p.m. performance, free to show patrons. Information, (775) 445-4249.

Summer concert

Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2000 Summer Family Concert Series, Minden Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. On May 26, Brian Farnon and the Tahoe Dance Band will play big band and orchestra music.