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Staff Reports

Radio show

Michelle Trujillo, author of “Why Can’t We Talk?” just released this month, will be guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Garage sale

The Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club #730 will hold a garage sale at the corner of Highway 395 and County Road today, 8 a.m.-1p.m. The sale benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. Information, Kristina Wulfing, 782-2509.

Pool closed

A high school swim meet will be held today, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Carson Valley Swim Center. The competition pool will be closed, but all other pools will be open as usual. Information, 782-8841.

Sale, appraisals

An antique show and sale will be held at the Genoa Town Hall and old firehouse in downtown Genoa, sponsored by the Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee, today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $1 each day. An appraisal clinic will be offered for $5 per item. Information, 782-4951 or 782-2893.

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 through April 15 (except for Sunday), 2000 Beaumont Parkway, Reno, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Monday, when the event will close at 5 p.m. Information, (775) 358-6830.

Poker run

The Valley Cruisers Car Club will hold the first poker run of the season, the Bunny Hop Poker Run, Sunday, 11 a.m., beginning at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Cost per hand is $5, with a potluck and Easter egg hunt following. Anyone interested is welcome. Information, Chris Henricksen, 265-7083.

Fashion show

The Douglas County Republican Women will present the group’s major fundraiser, “A Carson Valley Easter,” a parade of fashions, Sunday, Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Fashions from Carson Valley, Carson City and Reno will be modeled by members and county officials as well as Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick and Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen. Commentators will be Barbara Vucanovich and Patti Cafferata. Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and the show will be 1-3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and reservations are required. Information, Lois Bolte, 265-7536, or Donna Allgeier, 267-3996.

Bilingual storytime

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will present a bilingual story hour today, 4:30 p.m., in the children’s section of the library. The theme this month is springtime. Library Technician Michelle Rachal will read stories and poems in English and Spanish about all things spring. Children of all ages and their families invited. Information, 782-9841.


“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.

Genoa concert

Dyveke, composer and performer, will perform romantic classics on the piano as well as her newest compositions from her album, “Silver Light” and CD “Infinite Mystery” Sunday, 1-3 p.m. at Unity Church of Today, Genoa. Special guest is Lea Marie. A love offering will be taken.

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.

Tennis group lunch

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

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.

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 of 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 Douglas County senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Deadline is April 25 at noon. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.


The public is invited to the Douglas County Community Access Television Board of Directors meeting, April 11, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden). Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization that oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Washoe parent meetings

The Washoe Tribe subcontracts with Alpine, Douglas and Carson City school districts to administer the federal Title IX program to benefit Indian students enrolled in public schools. Indian parents with children in area schools are invited to attend a series of meetings to prioritize next year’s program. A meeting will be held April 11, 6:30 p.m., C.C. Meneley Elementary School music room. A meeting also will be held at 7 p.m. at the Carson Colony Gym Youth Center April 18. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191.

Republican lunch

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy, Gardnerville, April 12, 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. Menu choices are chicken salad or linguini with white clam sauce. Information and to make reservations, LeAnne Lummus, 265-3702 or 782-4437, by April 11.

Relay for LIfe

A kickoff meeting for the Relay for Life, a fund-raiser for cancer programs, will be held at Summerville at Virginia Creek community room, 5 to 7 p.m., April 11. The meeting will be aimed at team and participant recruitment for the second annual relay, set for Ranchos Aspen Park July 22. The relay is a non-endurance overnight event that raises money to provide services for cancer patients, education and research. Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.


The Douglas High School Music Boosters will meet April 12, 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.

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.

Tot egg hunt

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host a tot egg hHunt 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


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.


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.