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Radio show

Jeannie Lear, coordinator of the Jacks Valley Community Recycling program, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today, 8:25 a.m., and Sunday, noon.

Kid’s Poetry Contest

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a poetry contest for kids. Third through 6th graders may submit entries to the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane in Minden, today. Include name, phone number and grade. Selected entries will be published in The Record-Courier, and poets will be invited to read their poems during the library’s Night of a Thousand Stars celebration to be held at 7 p.m. April 14. All entries will be displayed in the library during the month of April. Information, 782-9841.


The Family Support Council parenting program will provide a free presentation on brain development and the impact of domestic violence on the brain April 3 at the Family Support Council 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Information,782-8692.


A hearing clinic will be conducted at the Douglas County Senior Citizens Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The community is invited to have hearing tested and hearing aids cleaned and analyzed. Call 782-8267 to schedule an appointment.

Pool closed

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.

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, 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.

Fashion show

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.

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. 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.

Candy Dance workshop

The Genoa Town Advisory Board will hold an organizational Candy Dance workshop April 4, 7 p.m., town meeting room. Committees to be selected include candy making-selling, parking-traffic control, special needs, sanitation, T-shirts and information booth. Information, 782-8696.

Annual meeting

The Alta Alpina Cycling Club’s annual ‘First of the Year’ membership meeting will be held April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in South Lake Tahoe. Information, 267-9531, evenings.

Republican speaker

John Ensign, candidate for U.S. Senate from Nevada, will be guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Douglas County Republican Women April 5, Carson Valley Inn, social hour, 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch, noon. Cost is $12 per person, and reservations must be made before Monday, April 3, noon. One need not be a member to attend. Reservations or questions, Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Kay Oetting, 265-2244, or Brenda Robertson, 267-1403.

Workshops in Genoa

The Genoa Town Advisory Board will hold a long-range planning workshop, April 6, 6 p.m., Genoa town meeting room. Information, 782-8696.


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.

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 Sandova, 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.

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.

Bilingual storytime

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 the 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, is 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.

Concert at PWLMS

Trombone virtuoso Dr. Irv Wagner, professor of music from Oklahoma University, will perform April 5, 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.


“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.

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, 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 excepted. 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.

Lenten services

Christ Presbyterian Church, 1701 Lucerne St. in Minden, will hold a series of six Lenten services in preparation for Easter. The services will be held every Monday night through April 17 at 7 p.m., preceded by a complimentary soup and bread supper at 6 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend these services and suppers. Information, Jan Jones, 265-1156.

Health fair

Barton Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Fair will be held May 25, and blood draws are being held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week, April 4-27, 7-10 a.m., at Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, in the outpatient laboratory. The 22-test panel will cost $25, and 12-hour fasting (medications and water are permissible) is required. Information, (530) 542-3000 ext. 3380.

Used cartridges

The Gardnerville-Carson Valley Kiwanis Club is collecting used computer printer cartridges to benefit the community by keeping cartridges out of the landfills and generating money for the service club’s youth and senior projects. The used cartridges that may be recycled are empty inkjet, laser, copier and fax cartridges – all sizes, all brands. Businesses, county and state departments, schools and individuals may donate used items. The main dropoff point is at the office at Scolari’s Food and Drug Center, Gardnerville. For pickup and dropoff site information, 265-5141.