The Douglas County Triad presents “Coping with Holidays and Depression,” presented by Dr. William Jenkins, a psychologist and marriage and family therapist. The presentation will be held today, 11 a.m., at Summerville at Virginia Creek, 1565 Virginia Ranch Road, Gardnerville (behind the Carson Valley Medical Center). A buffet lunch will be served, but it is limited to the first 200 people. Information or RSVP by Dec. 10, 782-3100.
Sierra Nevada Republican Women
The Dec. 8 meeting date for the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s Club has been changed to today, when the last meeting of the year will be held at the home of Jerry Bing, 1580 Fifth Green Ct., in the Ranchos, 5:30-7 p.m. Installation of new officers, with installing officer Su Kemper, president of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women, will be held. Refreshments will be served. Information, 265-2841.
Coleville High School plays
The Coleville High School drama class will present three plays, “Always Late,” “Where Are You Going?” and “The Boyfriend Project,” 7 p.m., today, at the CHS gym in Coleville, Calif. An Italian dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Students will hold a raffle of various prizes, and tickets are $1. Information, Coleville High School, (530) 495-2231.
Volunteers are needed to assist Project Santa Claus in assembling 100 Big Wheels at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 920 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville, Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (or until the job is done). Any man, woman or young adult with an hour or so to spare is invited to assist. No small children, please. If possible, take a small hammer, pliers and a screw driver. Information, Marilyn Malkus, 782-4931.
Michael Thompson, speech therapist at Seeliger School in Carson City, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Dec. 18 at 8:25 a.m. and Dec. 19 at noon.
The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will be hosting a Bingo party Dec. 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 or older, are welcome. 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, or Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.
The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 16, 8 a.m., in the multipurpose room at the Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a report from subcommittee on facility enhancement, including change orders, and review of director’s contract. Information, 782-8841.
The Masonic Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Nugget Dec. 19, 10 a.m. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.
The Carson Performing Arts International Thespian Society Troupe 5180 and Renaissance Projects present “Godspell,” featuring young performers in the area, Dec. 17, 18, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 19, 2 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theatre, Carson Community Center, Mills Park, Carson City. Presale tickets are general admission, $10, students and seniors, $9, children and students with a student body card, $8. At the door, general admission will be $12, students and seniors, $11, and children with a student body card, $10. Information, 885-6331.
The first Valley “Share Your Holiday” (curbside pick-up) Food Drive sponsored by KTVN Channel 2 CBS and Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden, will be held Dec. 17, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m., to benefit Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Residents may gather a bag or box of non-perishable food items and/or paper goods, drive to Carson Valley Inn, stop at the curb and a volunteer will accept their donations. You do not have to leave your vehicle. Volunteers welcome. Information, Len Frueh,
The Douglas County Public Library will host a Kwanzaa Celebration for the community at the library Dec. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits,” was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga as a unique African American celebration and is based on seven principles, unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Kwanzaa is officially celebrated from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. It is not a religious, heroic or political holiday. It is a cultural celebration. The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.