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DCBIA meeting

Brochures detailing the benefits of Douglas County Building Industry Association membership will be available at the group’s general membership meeting today, 6:30 p.m., JT Restaurant, Gardnerville. Information, 783-1782.

Photo club

The Carson City Photo Club, F-Stop’s Here!, will meet today, 7 p.m., Carson Photo, 2578 S. Curry St. #2, Carson City. The program is a slide show of Yosemite National Park by Jens Peermann.

Food surplus

USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m.-noon (a one-day-only service) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Jan. 27. 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, 1-4 p.m.

Radio show

Ann Delahay, originator and director of the Kiwanis Club “Stars of Tomorrow” show for 2000, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Jan. 29, 8:25 a.m. and Jan. 30, noon.

Meadows tour

There will be a cross-country ski trip north of Carson Pass with good views of Lake Tahoe Jan. 30, 10 a.m. A Sno-Permit is required. The trip is rated as moderate to difficult and is 5-6 miles round-trip, lasting five to six hours. Participants will meet at the parking lot area just west of the Carson Pass summit on Highway 88. Participants should provide their own skis and lunch and wear clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248. Information on Sno-Permits, (916) 324-1222.

Workshops

The Douglas County Planning Commission will host a workshop on open space and agricultural preservation at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, in the old courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden.

Mammovan here

The Douglas County Republican Women’s Club announced that Nevada’s First Lady Dema Guinn will speak about the Mammovan at the group’s Feb. 2 meeting. The mobile laboratory for breast cancer and other medical exams will be traveling through rural Nevada to bring the awareness of the need for mammograms to women far from big city hospitals. The luncheon meeting will start with a social hour at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch. Women do not need to be a member to attend. The cost is $12, and reservations are needed. Call Ann Hersey at 266-3435, Kay Oetting at 265-3344 or Brenda Robertson at 267-2403 before Jan. 31 at noon.

Casino trip

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a tour to Casino West, Yerington, Feb. 2 and 3. The excursion is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. Cost is $17.50 per person based on double occupancy and $20 single. The cost includes room, Wednesday night buffet and a discount coupon. Sign-up forms are available at the Young at Heart Gift Shop in the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Sign-up deadline is Jan. 31. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.

Ski tour

For the beginner who has the basics down and wants some added challenge and practice, there will be a ski tour in a relatively flat area with some small hills to practice on. The date is Feb. 5, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting three hours. Participants are asked to take skis, snacks, water and sunscreen, wear layered clothing and meet at Picketts Junction (intersection of Highway 88 and 89 in Hope Valley). Information, (530) 694-2248.

Community center meeting

The next meeting of the group exploring the idea of developing a multi-age community center for Douglas County will be held Jan. 27, 6 p.m., Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division, 782-9828.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will present the 12th video of a 12 part series: “Living with Parkinson’s Disease” Feb. 3. The title for the 12th video is “Community Involvement for Parkinson’s.” The meeting will be held at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos, noon-2 p.m. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.

AARP

The Carson Valley Chapter of AARP, #3683, will meet Feb. 3, 2 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will by Yvonne Sylva, administrator or the Nevada State Health Division. Her principal interests are health education and preventive health issues. There will be a no-bake bake sale. The public and members of the national AARP are invited to attend chapter meetings. Information, Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Country music concert

Air Force Space Command and the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies present “An Evening of Country Music” with Wild Blue Country Jan. 30, 2 p.m., CVIC Hall, 604 Esmeralda, Minden. The concert is free and no tickets are required. The event is sponsored by The Record-Courier and Stockdale and Crum.

Reading program

The “Family Storyteller,” a free family literacy program built upon children’s literature and videotapes which model parent-child book reading, will be offered at two elementary schools in the Valley. The workshops are designed for parents and their pre-school age children (3-5 years of age.) Families will receive a free book each week and do activities together. A home activity packet will be given to provide ideas and materials though the week. The workshops will be offered at two locations and at different times. Scarselli Elementary School Library will host the program on Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Feb. 1-March 7. Gardnerville Elementary School Library will host the program Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 29-April 11. The program is offered through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Douglas County School District and Douglas County Public Library, and space is available for 10 families at each site. To register, call Candy Rooney, SES, at 265-2222, Pam Petite, GES, at 782-5117, or Carol Rapacz, Douglas County Library, 782-9841.

Winter reading program

“Hi-Bear-Nate with a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and McDonald’s. Children off-track and on-track and pre-schoolers and home-schoolers are welcome to participate. Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to read 16 hours. For pre-readers, there is a Read-To-Me program, where children are read to for 20-30 minutes, then they color a Teddy bear. Beginning readers may participate by reading 20-30 minutes a day. Information, 782-9841.

Used cartridges

The Gardnerville-Carson Valley Kiwanis Club is collecting used computer printer cartridges to benefit the community by keeping cartridges out of the landfills and generating money for the service club’s youth and senior projects. The used cartridges that may be recycled are empty inkjet, laser, copier and fax cartridges – all sizes, all brands. Businesses, county and state departments, schools and individuals may donate used items. The main dropoff point is at the office at Scolari’s Food and Drug Center, Gardnerville. For pickup and dropoff site information, 265-5141.