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Mono clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics, including blood pressure screening, today at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker, noon-2 p.m. Information, (760) 932-7485.

Hettrick to speak

The Business Council will host Lynn Hettrick at the group’s meeting today. There will be a short business meeting at Carson Valley Inn (check the board for location) at 7:15 a.m. Hettrick will speak from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Radio show

Connie Wennhold, sicussing the proposed changes in Douglas County school calendar, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jan Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Feb. 19 at 8:25 a.m. and Feb. 20 at noon.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party Feb. 20 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. Provide your own daubers. The public, 18 years and older, is welcome. The cost is $7 for each Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

Carson Pass ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Feb. 20. A Sno-Park permit is required. The tour is five to six miles round-trip, five hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot area at Carson Pass on Highway 88. They should take skis, lunch and appropriate clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Soroptimist event

The Soroptimist International of Carson Valley’s annual Savor the Flavor Wine and Microbrew Tasting will be held Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. at the Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch north of Genoa on Jacks Valley Road. Food, wine and microbrewed beer will be featured. All people who purchase a ticket for Savor the Flavor will have the opportunity to win a door prize, and ticket purchasers need not be present to win. An auction of a wide assortment of gifts, from building materials to homemade goodies, will be held. Soroptimists members are selling Megabucks tickets before and during the event. The lucky winner will be entitiled to 100 spins of Carson Valley Inn’s Megabucks wheel and could potentially win thousands even millions, of dollars. Information and tickets, Liz Bricker, 265-3539, or Donna Lee, 265-7326.

Ducks unlimited banquet

The Carson Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet Feb. 26, Carson Valley Inn, with refreshments at 4:30 p.m., dinner to follow. Cost is membership, $25, dinner, $25, total, $50. Information, Bob Centers, (530) 308-8550.

Snowshoe to Scott’s Lake

California State Parks will sponsor a snowshoe hike at Grover’s Hot Springs State Park Feb. 26. For the immediate snowshoer in good condition, this is a pleasant hike through pine forests up to Scott’s Lake. The tour is four miles round-trip, four hours. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at Picketts Junction. They should take snowshoes, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Information, (530) 694-2244.

Ski tour

California State Parks will sponsor a ski tour at Grover Hot Springs State Park, Feb. 29. Participants will start the cold winter evening by the outdoor fire, roasting hot dogs, then take a jaunt out in the moonlit meadow. After wards, they may want to go for a soak in the hot pool. The tour is two miles round trip, three hours. Participants will meet at 6 p.m. at the campground extra vehicle parking lot. They should take skis or snowshoes, hot dogs, drinks, etc., and dress warmly. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Auction, wine tasting

The Carson City Democratic Central Committee will host an auction and wine tasting at the Carson City Nugget Feb. 29, 5-8 p.m. Along with musical entertainment, there will be an auction of items, including a gold blue lapis pendant, a union registered poster of John F. Kennedy, gemstone angel pendants, original artwork by artist Michelle Gabler and services by businesses and entertainers. The door prize is a free-form Ametrine pendent. Tickets are $20. Information and tickets, 841-DEMS (841-3367).

Democrat event

The Carson City Democratic Central Committee will present an auction fund-raiser with wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Feb. 29 5-8 p.m. at the Carson City Nugget, ballroom upstairs. Cost is $20. Door prize is an Ametrine free-form gold pendant. Tickets or information, 841-DEMS or 841-2054.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 17, 8 a.m., multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a review of disabled fee and out of district group fee and a review of proposed slide and activity pool hours of operation. Information, 782-8841.

Annual meeting

The Winhaven Homeowners Association annual meeting will be held at the CVIC Hall, Minden, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. The 1999-2000 annual budget will be available at the meeting or will be mailed upon request. Information, 782-4646.

Masonic breakfast

The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room, Gardnerville, 10 a.m., Feb. 20. Information, 265-2831.

Forecast 2000

The Douglas County Building Industry Association will offer “A DCIBA Forecast Evening” at the group’s Forecast 2000 Feb. 22, 6 p.m., the Golf Club at Genoa Lakes, River Bend Grille. Anyone interested in the future of Douglas County is invited to hear community decision-makers sharing their insights and viewpoints on growth and long-term planning. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6 p.m., speaker, 7 p.m., cost, $20. Reservations by Feb. 18, 783-1782.

NNDA meeting

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will meet for breakfast, Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Speakers will be Brian Bonnenfant, geographic information systems analyst for University of Nevada, Reno Small Business Development Center, and Doug Dirks, president and chief evecutive officer of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada. Reservations are required. Call the NNDA office at 883-4413. The cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.

Home school speaker

Shannon Johnson will speak at the Carson Valley Christian Center on Stephanie Way Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Her topics will be organization, creativity and hope for the future. The community is welcome. Information, Denise Llewellyn, 265-9009.

Quilt guild

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will feature national speaker Jackie Robinson at its meeting Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Gardnerville. Robinson is the author of 10 books on quilt making. Her lecture is entitled, “Perfect Pieced Perennial Patchwork” and will include quilt construction methods along with a trunk show. The public is invited.

Fairytale Theater

Carson High Drama CLub will presents its annual Fairytale Theater presentation, this year, “Puss in Boots,” at the Carson Community Bob Boldrick Theater. Performances are Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for children are $3 for children and $5 for adults, group rate, $1 off for 10 or more. Information and reservations, 885-6331.