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Christian concert, martial arts demonstration

A drug and alcohol awareness program will bring alternative Christian bands Day7 and S.W.A.T to Douglas High School today, 7 p.m.

A martial arts demonstration by Dan Horrigan will be held. Tickets are $3 and are available at Manger Bookstore on Fairview Avenue in Carson City or by calling the Exciting First Baptist Church in Minden, 782-5513.


The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the group’s April Fishout today at Indian Creek Reservoir. Information, Gene Young, 720-4363.

Radio show

Laurie Olson, secretary/treasurer of the Senior Services Network discussing “Senior Celebration” set for April 26 at the Carson Nugget, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Easter play

Exciting First Baptist Church will be producing an Easter play Sunday, 10:30 a.m., at Douglas High School. “My Deliverer” will be performed with a cast of over 20 people. There is no cost. Information, 782-5513.

20-30 Easter egg hunt

The Carson Valley Active 2-30 Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt promptly at 1 p.m. Easter Sunday at Lampe Park, Gardnerville, for children age toddler to 3, 4-6 and 7-9, with prizes in each category. A tractor pull will be held after the hunt.

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.

Alpine event

The sixth Tobacco-Free Community Potluck and Raffle will be sponsored by the Alpine County Health Department’s Wellness Committee and held April 25, 6 p.m., community firehouse. Guest speakers will be Douglas High School student Thurman Roberts, scholarship recipient of the Ryan White AIDS Foundation National Youth Summit, and Leanne Spillner, sexual assault program coordinator for Alpine County Women’s Center. Participants should take a potluck dish. Child care will be provided at Woodfords Headstart. Raffle prizes are a large Round Table Pizza and movie tickets for two at Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8. Information, Toni Hall, 694-2146.

Casino West tour

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a tour to Casino West, Yerington, April 26 and 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. Deadline is April 25 at noon. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.

Spring Afternoon with the Authors

On April 30, 2-4 p.m., the Carson Valley Historical society docents will host the third annual Spring Afternoon with the Authors at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Fourteen authors from Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa, Markleeville, Carson City, Dayton and Reno will be on hand to sign and discuss their books. The books cover the history of Nevada, Indian Tribes of the Great Basin, poetry, mining, famous characters, gamblers, lawmen, scouts, guide to Sierra adventures and many other historical subjects. The docents will serve food and refreshments that are featured in the historical society’s cookbook “Cherished Recipes.” This event is free. Information, Donna Allgeier, 267-3996.

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, Sunday May 7, noon-5 p.m. Information, Jack Pirtle, 265-7519.

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.

Genoa board

The Genoa Town Advisory Board will meet April 24, 6 p.m., Genoa Town meeting room. On the agenda is discussion and possible action on 2000-2001 budget. Information, 782-8696.


The Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast meeting will be held at the Ormsby House in Carson City April 26, 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, April 26, 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.

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 12 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.


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 of 2000.” Reservations, LeAnne Lummus (265-3702 (h) or 782-4437 (w) by noon, May 9. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad and cannelloni.