The Alta Alpina Cycling Club’s annual ‘First of the Year’ membership meeting will be held today, at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in South Lake Tahoe. Information, 267-9531, evenings.
John Ensign, candidate for U.S. Senate from Nevada, will be guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women today, Carson Valley Inn, social hour, 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch, noon. Cost is $12 per person. One need not be a member to attend. Reservations or questions, Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Kay Oetting, 265-2244, or Brenda Robertson, 267-1403.
Concert at PWLMS
Trombone virtuoso Dr. Irv Wagner, professor of music from Oklahoma University, will perform today, 7 p.m., at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville, along with band students from Carson Valley Middle School, Douglas High School and PWLMS. Featured will be a student brass ensemble. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.
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, April 8 at 8:25 a.m. and April 9 at noon.
The Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club #730 will hold a garage sale at the corner of Highway 395 and County Road April 8, 8 a.m.-1p.m. The sale benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. Information, Kristina Wulfing, 782-2509.
A high school swim meet will be held April 8, 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.
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, April 8 and 9, 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.
The Valley Cruisers Car Club will hold the first poker run of the season, the Bunny Hop Poker Run, April 9, 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.
The Douglas County Republican Women will present the group’s major fundraiser, “A Carson Valley Easter,” a parade of fashions, April 9, 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.
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. 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.
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 6th 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.
Douglas County Parks meeting
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation commission will meet April 6, 6 p.m., at the county historic court house, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden. On the agenda will be discussion and possible action on a Lampe Park skate facility improvement. Information, 782-9828.
The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet April 6 at 2 p.m. at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speakers will be Director Steve Thaler and Program Manager Tom Umphries of the China Spring Youth Camp, who will present the chapter with a description of the youth camp and details of the new Aurora Pines Girls Facility. Reservations 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.
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. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191.
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 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.
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 you own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, are 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.
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will present a bilingual story hour April 8, 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.
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, 3 and under, and 4 and 5-year-olds. Because of the donations of the sponsors, the event is free to the community. Pre-registration is requested. Information, registration by April 18, 782-9828.
“Spring Fling” is the theme for the spring reception at the East Fork Gallery April 9, 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.
Dyveke, composer and performer, will perform romantic classics on the piano as well as her newest compositions form her album, “Silver Light” and CD “Infinite Mystery” April 9, 1-3 p.m. at Unity Church of Today, Genoa. Special guest is Lea Marie. A love offering will be taken.