A health care symposium will be held today, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Summerville at Virginia Creek upstairs community room, during the Partnership of Community Resources meeting. The public is invited to the event, which will focus on health care issues of Douglas County youth. Various speakers will be on hand to share statistics, brainstorm needs and offer solutions. A small advisory group will be formed. The new group will assist the Partnership to write grants and obtain resources to meet the public’s needs. Information, 782-8611.
Carson Valley Middle School, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, will hold its first health fair today, 6:30-9 p.m., in the CVMS multipurpose room. On tap will be booths from Nevada Fitness, RAC Gymnastics, Ballistic Skateboard, Barton Memorial Hospital and Scholastic Book Fair and booths offering healthy food. The National Junior Honor Society will feature healthy books and software, and door prizes include ski lift tickets, health club memberships, free food and other giveaways. The event is sponsored by the PE aerobics classes and the CVMS leadership class. Information, 782-2265.
A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will be conducting general clinics, including blood pressure screening, at the Antelope Senior Center/Walker, today, noon to 2 p.m., and at Mammoth Lakes post office, March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information, (760) 924-5410.
The Genoa Book Club will discuss “The Future and Its Enemies,” by Virginia Postrel, at the next club meeting at 7 p.m. today. For location, call Bev Smith, 782-0810.
USDA Food Surplus food recipients may pick up supplies March 23, 8 a.m.-noon (this is a one-day distribution for Douglas County only), at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. The emergency food assistance program is geared to those individuals who are on the food stamp program, seniors and those on Social Security who qualify. Proof of income is required. Information, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.
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, all 782-8692.
The Scarselli Elementary School Talent Show will raise funds for SES scholarships, which are given to former SES students who are graduating from Douglas High School. The event will be held March 23. Cost is $2 for students, $3 for adults and $7 for families and snacks and beverages will be sold before both shows, which are scheduled for 3:15 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Pizza and pop will be sold before the evening show starting at 5:45 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. Information, 265-2222.
The Western Nevada CattleWomen will hold the group’s annual dinner-dance at the CVIC Hall in downtown Minden on March 25, 6 p.m., no-host bar, dinner and auction, 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Knight Hawk. Tickets are $12.50 purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets, 265-2499 or 782-3006. Membership information, Annalyn Settelmeyer, 265-2499.
Fallon Livingston, recipient of the University Women’s Club of Carson Valley award, will be the guest on Around with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, March 25 at 8:25 and March 26 at noon.
Kid’s Poetry Contest
The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a poetry contest for kids. Third through 6th grades 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.
The Alta Alpina Cycling Club’s upcoming 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.
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.
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.