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Pancake breakfast

Today, the Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the Douglas County Senior Services building, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. The cost is $3 per person and price includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverage. All proceeds will help the Douglas County Meals-on-Wheels Program. The Aids Association of Lutheran Fraternal Organization will match all monies raised up to $800.

Mission trip fund-raiser

Carson Valley Christian Fellowship will serve an Indian taco dinner today, 6 p.m., to raise funds for mission trip to Mexico. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. A dessert auction will be held. The community is welcome. Information, L.D. Carlin, 265-8868, or at home, 265-2666.

Radio show

Penny Reynolds, director of the Carson High School Culinary Arts program, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM, today, at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday, noon.

Sagehens sale

The 24th annual rummage sale by the Topaz Sagehens Homemakers Club will be held today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Building at the end of Carter Way. On sale will be raffle tickets for prizes donated by merchants, homemade bakery items and a lunch of chili dogs and beverages. The Sagehens will donate funds from the rummage sale and the fall boutique to various charities, as well as to fund two $500 scholarships to two Douglas High School students.

Pinenut-Ruhenstroth cleanup

The Community Action Team and Douglas County Community Development are sponsoring a cleanup of lower Pinenut and Ruhenstroth riding trails areas today beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Dumpsters and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes and shovels as well as pickups and small trailers. Information, 782-6210.

Garage and manure sale

The Carson Valley Lions club will hold its annual garage and manure sale today, 8 a.m., at the old Copeland Lumber Yard in Minden. Storke Brand cow manure will be sold by the bag for $1 and pick-up load for $25. Information, Jim Peddicord, 782-2887.

Open house

Carson Valley residents will enjoy a barbecued lunch and watch a demonstration of new emergency extrication equipment at the Douglas County Engine Company’s first open house, today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the fire house on Highway 395 in Minden. A crashed-up vehicle and a volunteer will simulate an accident scene, and the volunteers will extricate the “victim.” The history of the engine company will be on exhibit, and a show and shine of the company’s various fire trucks will be featured along with the fire safety trailer. The event will also function as a recruitment opportunity for the DCEC. Families are welcome.

Pet Adoptathon

The Douglas County Animal shelter in affiliation with pet stores, kennel, trainers, groomers, Rescue foundations and other animal related industries will hold the Pet Adoptathon 2000 at the shelter today and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “Keystone Cops” is the theme. The goal is to adopt as many animals as possible to approved homes, educate the public on animal care and handling, and stress the importance of training. Guy Yeaman, dog trainer, will be on hand. Information, 782-9061.

Sertoma Cinco de Mayo

The Carson Valley Sertoma’s Cinco de Mayo Festival will serve up authentic Mexican food, drinks, music, craft booths, games and pinatas and a huge raffle with dozens of prizes. Grand prize is a weekend for two in Napa’s wine country. Activities for all ages will be held at Minden Park, Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Information, Jack Pirtle, 265-7519.


Miki Trujillo will attend the first Carson Valley booksigning of her new book, “Why Can’t We talk?” today, 1 to 4 p.m., Classical Glass, 1455 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The book is for families with teen-agers and offers advice on how kids and their parents can learn to communicate. The book will be sold at the event.

WNCC speakers

Craig MacFarlane will speak May 9, 7-8 p.m., at Marlette Hall, Western Nevada Community College in Carson City. Admission is free. MacFarlane won 103 gold medals in sports that include water-skiing, golf, track and field and ice-skating. He is a former Olympic wrestler and a champion skier. MacFarlane was blinded in an accident at age 2. The event is sponsored by the WNCC Foundation and the Edward Jones Office in Carson CIty (courtesy of Philip Leathers, WNCC Foundation trustee and Edward Jones broker).

Missionary to speak

Former Gardnerville resident Joe Valenzuela, a missionary to India, will speak at High Sierra Fellowship, 1516 Highway 395 (Haas Center) Gardnerville, May 10, 7 p.m., and May 14, 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.

Monks on tap

A free introductory lecture by Ishaya monks about ancient teachings as the tools for experiencing higher states of consciousness will be hosted by Michelle Gabler. The Ishayas’ teach ascension techniques centered around personal experience and empowerment. The lecture is scheduled for May 11, 7 p.m., 1558 First Street in Minden (across from the Valley Do-It Center). Information, 782-4313.

Genoa benefit

Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee presents Stanley Paher, Nevada’s best-known writer on Nevada ghost towns and author of “Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps” and many other books, May 12, 7 p.m., Genoa Town Hall. Cost is $2 adults, $5 family. This is the first spring lecture in a series in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial June 2001. Information, 782-2893 or 782-2486.


Laura Melvin will speak on her trip as a Native American to Israel at the Carson City Lighthouse Fellowship meeting May 13, 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, May 13, 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 May 13, 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

Vince Pirozzi, Carson City Fire Department chief of emergency medical service, speaking about the medical information data base, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, May 15 at 8:25 a.m. and May 16 at noon.


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 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 will be served. Information, DCSO, 782-9901.

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.

Sierra Nevada GOP

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet May 10, Two Guys from Italy, 11:30 a.m., social time, and lunch, noon. Speaker will be Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Reed. Her topic will be “Election 2000.” Reservations, LeAnne Lummus, 265-3702 (h) or 782-4437 (w) by noon, May 9. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad and cannelloni.


The Douglas High School Music Boosters will meet May 10, 6:30 p.m., in the high school choir room to discuss “Best of the West” field show assignments, Candy Dance arrangements and summer camp expenditures. Information, Laura Jeanne Hammer, 265-2306, or Marla Whitaker, 265-1620.

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.


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 an teen center in the Carson Valley. The meeting will be held at Douglas High School, May 17. Information, Claudia Bertolone-Smith, 782-3244.

Bug club field trip

The 4-H bug club Tarantula Hawks will hold a field trip May 13 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, May 13, 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 May 13, 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. The deadline for buying tickets or making reservation is May 8. Seating is limited. Information, Rita Lovelady, 782-2140, or Margaret Olesen, 265-2382.

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.