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Temple Open House

An open house will be held for the new Reno Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today, 2000 Beaumont Parkway, Reno, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information, (775) 358-6830.


A free pruning clinic, sponsored by Carson Valley Garden and Ranch, will be held today, 11 a.m.-noon, at Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center, 1144 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-7630.

Bake Sale

Coventry Cross Women’s Guild will hold its annual bake sale today, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., in the parish hall at 1361 Esmeralda Place. On sale will be many things to eat or to freeze for Easter.

Chili cookoff

The eighth annual Topaz Sertoma’s Topaz Chili Cookoff and Craft Fair will be held today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Topaz Lodge and Casino, Topaz Lake. There will be chili tasting, contests, awards, live music, beverages and raffle prizes. Information, Fritz Rubins, 266-3468.

Music boosters

The third annual Douglas High School Music Boosters Garage Sale will be held today, 787 Marron Way, Gardnerville. Information, 265-1620.

Masonic family breakfast

The Masonic family breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room, 10 a.m., Sunday. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Fly Fishing Festival

The sixth annual Fly Fishing Festival will be held Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 a.m., at the Carson Valley Inn, lower level, sponsored by the High Sierra Fly Casters and the Carson Valley Inn. Admission $5 per person; children under 16, free. A one-year membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters costs $25 and also offers family entry to the festival and the choice of one club hat or T-shirt per family. Door prizes will be distributed and a raffle and silent auction will be available. Information, Gene Young, 720-4363.

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, KGMV-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday, at noon.

Democratic county convention

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will hold its 2000 county convention today, 1:30 p.m., at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas, 1680 Bently Parkway S., Minden. Speakers include Washoe Tribal Chairman A. Brian Wallace, Assemblywoman Bonnie Parnell, D-Carson City, and former state senator Ernie Adler, also of Carson City. Information, 782-5110.


Young at Heart senior citizens club will hold a Bingo party Sunday at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon. Early games start at 1 p.m., followed with regular games at 1:30 p.m. Bring your own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, is welcome. The cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be available. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Egg hunt

The Douglas High School Letterman’s Club and Honor Society will present their first Easter egg hunt in Minden Park Sunday, 1 p.m. Admission is free. All children aged 10 and under are welcome


The students of Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School will present “Beauty of the Dreaming Wood,” the legend of Sleeping Beauty adapted for the stage by Marion Jonson, today in the PWLMS cafetorium, 7 p.m., and April 15, 3 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students, children and senior citizens and will be sold at the door. Information, 265-6100.

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.

Special meeting

The Gardnerville Town Board will hold a special meeting April 18, 5 p.m., at the town’s administrative office, 1369 Highway 395 N., Gardnerville. The board will conduct interviews of qualified individuals and/ or consulting firms to provide professional engineering services to the town of Gardnerville. The board may adjourn to a closed session to discuss the character, conduct, professional competence or physical/mental health of a person, with no board action taking place. The board may reconvene in open session to take action on matters discussed in closed session. Information, 782-7134.

Speaker at business council

The Business Council of Douglas County will hear from Kami Dempsey at the next membership meeting, April 19, at the Carson Valley Inn, 7:30 a.m. Dempsey is from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and will discuss the newly released business tax initiative petition. All are welcome. Information, 782-6715.

Hispanic services on agenda

Partnership of Community resources will meet April 20, 11:30 a.m., WNCC Douglas campus (1680 Bently Parkway South), Minden. Services for the county’s Hispanic population will be discussed and an advisory group will be formed. All interested individuals are invited. Lunch will be provided for a small donation. Information,782-8611.

Youth activities

ProTeen and the Partnership of Community Resources will host meetings exploring options for providing youth after school and early evening activity options April 19, 7 p.m. in the Douglas High School counseling center. Phil McGovern of the YMCA of the Sierra will address the group and answer questions. All interested persons are invited. Information, 782-8611.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District board of trustees will be April 20, 8 a.m., multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a report from the subcommittee on facility enhancement, including change orders and review of fire damage insurance claim, and the boiler replacement project. Information, 782-8841.

Republican Women’s group

Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons will be guest speaker at the May 3 meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women, 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.

Tot egg hunt

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host a tot egg hunt for children 5 and under, April 20, 11 a.m., Lampe Park, sponsored by Minden Rotary, Carson Valley Kiwanis, Carson Valley Sertoma and the Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club. Two hunts will be available, for 3 and under and 4- and 5-year-olds. Because of the donations of the sponsors, the event is free. Pre-registration is requested. Information, registration by April 18, 782-9828.

Food drive

First graders assisted by student council members will hold the fourth annual food drive at Pinon Hills Elementary School in Minden, April 17-21. Anyone wishing to assist by making a donation may do so by dropping off their donation at the school (1479 Stephanie Way). Food items will be delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Information, 267-3622


Joani Tabor will perform at Valley Christian Fellowship April 21, Good Friday, at 7 p.m., 974 Tillman Lane, Gardnerville Ranchos. Everyone is welcome. In 1990, Tabor released her first professional song, “Nothing’s Gonna Steal My Job,” which charted nationally. She has had 11 songs on the national Christian music charts. Information, 265-8868.

Unity concert

On Good Friday, April 21, the Unity Church of Today meeting in Genoa will sponsor an inspirational concert of traditional and sacred music featuring well-known Valley musician Patrick Jolly, who is director of music at the church. The church fund-raising concert will be held in the historic Genoa Community Church on Nixon Street in Genoa and will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and children 7 and under are free. Information, church office, 782-4429.

Yard recycling

Residents may reduce wildlife hazard and recycle yard waste for free in the Compost Your Combustibles, Douglas County Wildfire Fuels Recycling Program, April 8-23, at Sheridan Volunteer Fire Station, Genoa Volunteer Fire Station, Jacks Valley Volunteer Fire Station, Full Circle Compost and Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center. Only natural vegetation accepted. Sponsors include East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts, South Tahoe Refuse/Douglas Disposal, Inc., Full Circle Compost, Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators, Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Information, 782-9960.