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Cleanup day

The Douglas County Community Action Team will meet to organize a community spring cleanup day for the Pinenut and Ruhenstroth areas of Douglas County. Anyone interested in participating or determining where the cleanup area will be is welcome to the meeting today, 2 p.m., Minden Inn, in Minden, room 220. Information, Taunee Perry, 782-6210.


A parents’ workshop on defiant behavior in children will be held March 30, 6-9 p.m., Family Support Council office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Suite A, Gardnerville. The workshop is free and child care on the premises is free. To preregister, call 782-8692.


The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s monthly dance with live band will be Friday, March 31, 9-11:30 p.m. This month the band is Russ Patrick. Cost is $5 per person. The museum is located at 813 W. Carson St., Carson City. Information, 883-0495 or 882-3275.

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, April 1, 8:25 a.m., and April 2, 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, by April 1. 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, hearing aids cleaned and analyzed. Call 782-8267 to schedule your appointment.

Recruitment night

On March 30, the Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club #730 new member recruitment night will be held at Two Guys From Italy in Gardnerville at 7 p.m. Women between the ages of 21 and 39 years of age are welcome. Information, Kristina Wulfing, 782-2509, or Mindi Brenner, 265-4789.

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.

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.

DHS play

The Douglas High School intermediate drama class will present “Puberty: The Game Show,” by Greg Atkins March 30, 7 p.m., in the DHS drama room, to the left of the entrance to the high school, Highway 88, Minden. Tickets are $2 at the door.

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.

Christian musical

Auditions for this year’s children’s musical, “Kingdom Quest,” will be held March 30 at the Christian Center at 1095 Stephanie Lane in Minden. Children with the last names beginning with letters, A-G can audition from 4:30 to 5 p.m.; for H-N, 5-5:30 p.m.; O-Z, 5:30 to 6 p.m. “Kingdom Quest” is a musical for kids about the full armor of God and was created by Dennis and Nan Allen. The performance for “Kingdom Quest” will be June 4. Information, 267-0151.