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Republican lunch

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy, Gardnerville, today, social, 11:30 a.m., lunch, noon. Speakers will be former Lt. Governor Sue Wagner, a member of the gaming commission, and Brian Sandoval, chairman of the commission. Information, LeAnne Lummus, 265-3702 or 782-4437.


The Douglas High School Music Boosters will meet today, 6:30 p.m., in the high school choir room to discuss Carson Valley Days and the music department picnic, and to vote on major money expenditures. Information, Laura Jeanne Hammer, 265-2306, or Marla Whitaker, 265-1620.


“Spring Fling” is the theme for the spring reception at the East Fork Gallery Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The gallery features the work of 22 Nevada artists. Hand-painted Easter eggs by Elfriede Short will be available. Refreshments will be served. The show will hang through May 23. The gallery is open seven days a week on the main floor of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville, 1477 Highway 395. Information, 782-7629.Temple Open House

An open house will be held for the new Reno Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through April 15, 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 April 15, 11 a.m.-noon, at Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center, 1144 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-7630.

Volunteers honored

In honor of National Library Week, the Douglas County Public Library will hold a volunteer award event to recognize library volunteers April 13. The Minden library and the Zephyr Cove Branch will open at 11 a.m. that day. National Library Week and National Volunteer Week are recognized during the same week of the year, April 9 through April 15. Celebrate the week by thanking a volunteer, said librarian Maria Hinsen.

Wellness workshop

A workshop on wellness will be held April 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presenters are Dr. Darlene Landis, a chiropractor in Southern California for 12 years, who has a background in sports medicine and as a high school teacher, and Dr. Pat Gayman, who is a seasoned chiropractor and international lecturer. There is no cost. The workshop will be held at 1679 Highway 395, Suite “I”, Minden (near Black Bear and Wild Horse restaurants). Information, 782-7686.

Ham Bingo

Carson Valley Kiwanis invites the community to play Ham Bingo at the CVIC Hall on April 14, 7 p.m. Bingo prizes include canned hams and stuffed animals. There will be a grand prize for the last game of the evening. Children are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Kiwanis raises funds for youth and senior projects in the Carson Valley. Information, Jack Fleming, 885-1589, Byron Waite, 782-5838.

Story reading

The Douglas County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week (April 9-15) with readings of favorite stories by Michael Hillerby and Diane Deadrich, April 14, 7 p.m. Amelia Bedelia will perform many of her literal mistakes. This special event, a Night of 1000 Stars, will take place at the Minden Medical Center conference room due to the construction at the library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. Information, 782-9841.

Tennis group lunch

The Carson Valley Ladies Tennis Club will hold its first special event of the season April 14, a potluck luncheon A canned food and/or cash donation to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet will be taken. Play will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lampe Park. New players of all levels welcome. Information, Jeanie Nowak, 782-2723, or Elaine Manis, 265-4061.

Bake Sale

Coventry Cross Women’s Guild will hold its annual bake sale April 15, 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 April 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Topaz Lodge and Casino, Topaz Lake. Prior vendor approval is required; no food or beverage vendors allowed. 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 April 15, 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., April 16. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Fly Fishing Festival

The sixth annual Fly Fishing Festival will be held April 16, 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.

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.

Golf group

The Capital Women’s Twilight Golf Association’s icebreaker will be held April 13, 6 p.m., Mallard’s restaurant at Empire Ranch Golf Course. Information about the upcoming season will be available. Information, Sherry Sorensen, 265-2851.

Democratic county convention

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will hold its 2000 county convention April 15, 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 April 16 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.

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.

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.

Egg hunt

The Douglas High School Letterman’s Club and Honor Society will present their first Easter egg hunt in Minden Park April 16, 1 p.m. Admission is free. All children aged 10 and under are welcome

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


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, April 13, 14 and 15 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.


The Felici Piano Trio, along with special guest artists, will present the “Trout” and string quintets of Franz Schubert. Felici welcomes Josefina Vergara, violinist with the Las Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Amadi Hummings, viola professor at Old Dominion University, Brad Richie, cellist of the Atlanta Symphony, and Nico Abondolo, bass professor at University of South Carolina, to the High Sierra for a concert at Coleville High School April 14, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Information, Mono County Arts Council, (760) 934-3342 or (760) 934-7015