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Business Council

The Business Council of Douglas County will host a special meeting today, 7:30 a.m., at the Carson Valley Inn. Speaker is Tom Taelour of the Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission in Reno. Information, 782-6715.

Community meeting

A community meeting to discuss a Boys and Girls Club for Minden-Gardnerville will be hosted by ProTeen and the Partnership of Community Resources today, 7-8 p.m., Douglas High counseling center. A spokesperson will explain the group and answer questions. Information, the Partnership, 782-8611.

Fly casters

The High Sierra Fly Casters group will hold its monthly meeting today, 6:30 p.m., Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. A slide presentation of the Upper Williamson River in South Central Oregon will be presented by Dawn Stuart. Fly-tying will be demonstrated, and a raffle and snacks will be available. Information, Leigh Miller, 783-9434.

Group session

“Look Good Feel Better,” the American Cancer Society’s free hands-on, self-help and instructional program for women experiencing appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, will be held in a group session March 16, 6 p.m., Summerville at Virginia Ranch Road, Gardnerville. Reservation or Information, Susan Sanford, Douglas County American Cancer Society, 267-4308.

Blood drive

The Carson Valley Spring Blood Drive will be held March 17, at the East Fork Paramedic Station, 1699 County Road, Minden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Carson Valley and Tumblewind Antiques of Minden. United Blood Services will do the blood drawing. To schedule an appointment, call Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444, or Susan Barry, 782-7393.

Fund-raiser

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada will host a fund-raiser at the Genoa Town Hall. This non-profit organization has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses since 1980 and has become a vital part of the lives of thousands of young people every year. Master of ceremonies will be Rusty Humphries of KOH 780AM. Live music by Gael Force, a Celtic band, dancing, silent auction, raffle, a dinner of traditional corned beef and cabbage and an open bar are planned. Sponsors include Carson Valley Brewery, Coldwell Banker ITILDO Inc. and Metalast International Inc. Tickets, Genoa Gallery and Coffee Co. or call (800) 525-9474.

Genoa game

Indoor bocce ball will be played at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse, indoor bay, March 18, 7 p.m. Information, 782-0407.

Radio show

Janice McIntosh, new director of Carson City Senior Center, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, March 18 at 8:25 a.m. and March 19, at noon.

Quilt day

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will observe National Quilting Day March 18, 1-3 p.m., in the second floor conference room at Minden Medical Center. Guild members will make colorful, bright quilts for children for the battered women’s shelter now being planned by the Family Support Council. The public is welcome.

Breakfast

The Masonic Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Nugget March 19, 10 a.m. Information, Vern Gray, 365-2831.

Fishout

The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the group’s March fishout on Sunday, March 19, at north pond in the Mason Valley Wild Life area. Meet at 8 p.m. at Denny’s in Yerington for a club-hosted breakfast. Reservations are required for the breakfast. Participants will leave for fishing at 9 a.m. A new Nevada fishing license is required. Information and to RSVP, Gene Young, 720-4363.

Forestdale Creek ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, March 19. This trek is for those who already have a basic knowledge of cross-country skiing. The tour is five to six miles round-trip, lasting four to five hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Lakes parking area off Highway 88. They should take cross-country skis, lunch, camera, sunscreen and sunglasses. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Bingo party

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party March 19 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, are welcome. The cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Birthday event

A surprise birthday party for former Carson Valley teacher Larry Huntt will be held March 19, 1-4 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 405 E. College Parkway, Carson City. All friends, former students and teaching colleagues are invited – no gifts, please. RSVP to Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, (530) 587-1152.

Symposium

A health care symposium will be held March 22, 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 unmet needs. Information, 782-8611.

Clinics

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, March 22, 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.

Book club

The Genoa Book Club will discuss “The Future and Its Enemies,” by Virginia Postrel, at the next club meeting at 7 p.m. March 22. For location, call Bev Smith, 782-0810.

USDA board

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.

Workshop

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 chidl care on the premises is free. To preregister, all 782-8692.

Pool meeting

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet March 16, 8 a.m., multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is the adoption of the tentative 2000-01 budget. Information, 782-8841.

News group

TOWN (Take Off Weight Now) meetings will be held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 16 at 1383 Bumblebee Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Participants should take a pencil and a notebook. Children over 14 and adults only. Information, evenings, 265-2899.

CCMES Spaghetti Feed

C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold a Spaghetti Feed March 18, 5-7 p.m., with a raffle, silent auction with theme baskets, demonstrations, Douglas High School jazz band and a book fair. Information, Carolyn Moore, 265-3154.

USDA food

The Inyo-Mono commodities distribution of USDA surplus food will be held 10 a.m.-noon, March 20, IMACA Community Connecton for Children office, 107737 Highway 395 in Walker, Calif. Participants must take their blue commodities card or put in an application (applicants will need proof of income and signatures of everyone over 18 who resides in the hosuehold).

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.

Concert

The Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee will present the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra on Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m., Genoa Town Hall, in a spring concert to kick off 16 months of events in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial in June 2001. Information, 782-2893 or 782-2486.

Driving course

The Carson Valley AARP, chapter #3683, will sponsor a 55/Alive Driving class March 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minden Medical Center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Drive, Minden. The cost of the course is $10, and the course is for everyone over the age of 55. (AARP membership is not required.) Classes are by reservation, and early reservations are advised. Information, reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.

Soup suppers

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church will be serving Lenten Soup Suppers at the church hall, 1361 Esmeralda Place at 6:30 p.m. on March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 12. The public is welcome. Information, Carol Mayr, 782-9475

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.