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The Hannah Clapp Lecture Series, a part of the Nevada Women’s History Project, will be presented today, Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Gardnerville. Cecile Brown, curator of the museum, will narrate the special Women’s History Month exhibit, “Nevada Women On the Move.” The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the group will adjourn to a local restaurant for dinner after the exhibit viewing. Information, Cherry Jones, 267-3410.

Home school speaker

Barbara Dragon will speak at the Carson Valley Christian Center on Stephanie Way today at 1:30 p.m. Her topics will be consulting, letters of intent, legal issues and the organizations available for home schoolers. Information, Carla MacMillan, 782-4392.

Prayer group

Moms in Touch will meet today, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Janie Garber’s home, 1392 N. Main Street, Gardnerville. The group is for mothers with children in the Douglas County schools who want to meet for one hour and pray for students, faculty and district staff. Information, Laura Huff, group leader, or Janie Garber, 782-5455.

DHS group

The Douglas High School Parent Club will meet today, 4:30 p.m., in the school’s library. The topic of this month’s meeting is teen pregnancy, with school counselor Mike Caughlin and Deborah VanBruggen from the Family Support Council as presenters. After the meeting, principal Bev Jeans will be on hand to answer questions and address parents’ concerns regarding their students’ experiences at the school. The school is located on Highway 88 in Minden. Information, 782-5136.

Sierra Nevada GOP

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet March 8 at Two Guys from Italy, social, 11:30 a.m., lunch, noon. Speaker will be assemblyman Lynn Hettrick. Menu choices are chicken salad or manicotti. Information, LeAnne Lummus, 265-3702 or 782-4437.

Radio show

Bob Kinford, cowboy poet and author, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, March 11 at 8:25 a.m. and March 12 at noon.

Book sale

The employees at Carson Valley Medical Center will hold a book sale March 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., to raise funds for cancer patient Robin Kakritz. All kinds of books will be on sale, said nurse Dee Dee Blackburn of the Home Health and Hospice department, which is coordinating the sale. Information, Carson Valley Medical Center, 782-1500.

Planning commission

The Douglas County Planning Commission will meet March 14, 1 p.m., in the courtroom of the Douglas County Administrative Building, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden. The planning commission will also meet for lunch on the same date at 11:30 a.m. at Petrello’s (the old Pony Express) at 1590 Highway 395, Minden, and will hold a workshop during the lunch hour to discuss open space issues. On the agenda is a major modification of an existing special use permit which would allow for the expansion of a gravel and materials pit for Bing Construction Company in the Ranchos, among other items. Information, 782-9012.

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.


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.

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, 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.


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.

Noise abatement workshop and chili dinner

An airport safety meeting and chili dinner will be held March 14, 6 p.m., at the Carson Valley Brewery located on Airport Road. The topic of discussion will be “Flying Friendly.” Pilot input at this meeting is vital. The cost of dinner is $6 per person (including non-alcoholic drinks) and can be paid at the door. Reservations, by March 9, 782-9871.

Business council

The Business Council of Douglas County will host a special meeting March 15, 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.

Parenting class

A parenting class with Bruno Bielat will be offered March 9, 6:30-9 p.m., Douglas County Law Enforcement Center, sheriff’s training room, 1625 Eighth St., Minden. Bielat is a psychologist with the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Office. Information, 782-9813.

Story hour

Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour March 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the library. Library technician Michelle Rachal will read stories in English and Spanish. Rachal encourages children of all ages and their families to attend. Information, 782-9841.

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 March 15, 7-8 p.m., Douglas High counseling center. A spokesperson will explain the group and answer questions. Information, the Partnership, 782-8611.

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.

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.

Precinct meetings

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will hold mass precinct meetings March 12, 1:30-4 p.m., Western Nevada Community College, Douglas. Those attending will vote for their presidential preference, the only time Douglas Democrats will have the opportunity. Delegates to the April 15 county convention will be elected. The campus is located at 1680 Bently Parkway S., Minden. Information, Gail Turle, (775) 749-5366, or Evan Beavers, 782-5110.

St. Pat’s dinner

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner fund-raiser will be held March 12 at the CVIC Hall, 5 p.m., social, 6 p.m., dinner. Governor Kenny Guinn will be guest speaker and McKenzie Cauley will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” A home-cooked St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be served. Tickets are $20, and dress is casual. Information, Susie Biaggini, 782-8719, or Betty Jacobsen, 782-2334.


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.