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Town meeting

The regular meeting of the Minden Town Board will be held today, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda is a discussion and possible action of user fees for water. Information, 782-5976.

Republican women’s group

Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons will be guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women’s Club, Carson Valley Inn, Minden, with social hour starting at 11 a.m. and lunch served at noon. Information, Kay Oetting, 265-3344, Brenda Robertson, 267-2403, or Ann Hersey, 266-3435.

Legal professionals

The guest speaker for today’s meeting of the Douglas Carson Legal Professionals’ will be Anne B. Cathart, from the Attorney General’s office speaking on the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. at the supreme Court Law Library, room 107. Non-members are welcome. Information, Sharon Coates, 782-2700.

Tryouts

Douglas High School Danceline 2001 tryouts will be held today and May 4 dance gym 2:30-4 p.m. Participants should wear dance clothes and dance shoes. Information, Sandi Scheer, 265-4622.

Blood drive

The Douglas County employees’ spring blood drive (open to anyone interested in donating) will be held May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1608 Esmeralda (across from CVIC Hall) Minden. Information, Vicky Galloway, 782-9871.

Concert

Debbie Milligan will be in concert at Calvary Chapel, 1004 Dresslerville Road, Gardnerville, May 5, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Lecture

Lobseng Samten, former personal attendant to His Holiness the Dali Lama, will speak Friday, May 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. David Walley’s Resort and Hot Springs, Island Gazebo, 2001 Foothill Road. He will speak on the nature of wellness. He will offer guided meditations, gentle stretching and discussion about the practice of well being. Hot spring soaking and spa will be available. Information, 782-8155.

Mission trip fund-raiser

Carson Valley Christian Fellowship will serve an Indian taco dinner May 6, 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, May 6, at 8:30 a.m. and May 7, noon.

Sagehens sale

24th annual rummage sale by the Topaz Sagehens Homemakers Club will be held May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and May 7, 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 local 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 on Saturday, May 6, 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 May 6, 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, May 6, 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 May 6-7, 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 serves 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, May 7, noon-5 p.m. Information, Jack Pirtle, 265-7519.