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Casino West tour

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a tour to Casino West, Yerington, today and April 27. The excursion is open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Cost is $17.50 per person based on double occupancy and $20 single. The cost includes room, Wednesday night buffet and a discount coupon. Sign-up forms are available at the Young at Heart Gift Shop in the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.


The Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast meeting will be held at the Ormsby House in Carson City today, 7:30 a.m. Guest speakers are John Berkich, Carson City manager, Dan Holler, Douglas County manager, Steve Snyder, Lyon County manager, and Dean Haymore, administrator of building, planning and economic development for Storey County. Reservations are required. The cost for NNDA members is $12, $15 for guests. Fax the NNDA office, (775) 883-0494, to make our reservation.


The Douglas County Building Industry Association will hold a membership meeting, JT Basque Bar and Dining Room, today, 6:30 p.m. On tap are “What All Builders Should Know: How To Defend and Protect Your Business,” by Patti Nolan, senior marketing representative, Home Buyers Warranty Asset Protection, and “Econonmic Development and Diversification in Douglas County,” by Fred Jones, Douglas County Center for Economic Development. Information, 783-1782.

Radio show

Steve Thaler, director of China Spring Youth Camp will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman radio show April 29, at 8:30 a.m. and April 30, at noon.

Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Tahoe Basin chapter will hold its second annual banquet on Saturday, April 29, at the Chateau, Incline Village. For information or tickets, call Steve Mathews, 265-3167.

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. Contact Vicky Galloway, 782-9871, no later than May 1 to schedule an appointment.


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 wellnes. 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.

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 oppotunity 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 and 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.

Monks on tap

A free introductory lecture by Ishaya monks about ancient teachings as the tools for experiencing higher states of consiousness 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.

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, Galena Farms, 266 Billy Road off of 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.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet April 27, 7 p.m., to hear about nutrition and diet from Melissa Mathes, registered dietician at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. The group meets at the Cancer Resource Center, 990 N. Minnesota St., Carson City. Information, 882-5264.

Wild life board

The Douglas County Wildlife Advisory Board will meet May 1, Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 6:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on the big game hunting quotas for the year 2000 season. Election of officers will also take place. All interested people may attend.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease Good Vibrations Support Group will present the 12th video of a 12-part series: “Living With Parkinson’s Disease,” noon to 2 p.m., May 4. Part 12 is “Community Involvement for PD.” The group meets at Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, Carol Hathaway, 266-3402.

Parks and recreation

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet May 4 at 6 p.m. at Topaz Lake Fire Station, 1990 Comstock Dr., Topaz Lake. Agenda items include discussion and possible action on a site master plan and future improvements to Topaz Lake Park and an update on the Carson Valley Community Center Report update. Information, 782-9828.


The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet May 4 at 2 p.m. at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Jean Andrews, certified hypotherapist. Final reservations and payment will be taken for the overnight bus trip to Casino West in Yerington on May 12. The cost is $40 double and $23 single. The price includes bus, room and seafood buffet. Members of the national AARP and the public are invited to attend chapter meetings. Information, Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Republican women’s group

Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons will be guest speaker at the May 3 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. Call for reservations before May 1. Information, Kay Oetting, 265-3344, Brenda Robertson, 267-2403, or Ann Hersey, 266-3435.

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’s 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.

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 acroos from Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Because the big fish in the stream will break old lines, Kids’ Fishing Derny 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. at the 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 oppotunity 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.