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Respite care seminar

People interested in voicing their concerns about respite care for all age groups in Carson Valley are invited to a free workshop today, 10 a.m.-noon, Summerville at Virginia Creek, 1565-A Virginia Ranch Road behind Carson Valley Medical Center, Gardnerville. Information, Stan Dowdy, (775) 688-2284.

Ski club

The Douglas County Ski Club program sign-up dates are today, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Minden Elementary School. For the Saturday program, 10 years through high school, contact Robert Pumphrey, 265-4236; for the Sunday program, 8 years through high school, contact Tom Hickey, 782-2164, or Sandy Cooke, 782-2704. Parent and skier must attend signups and registration. Cost is $255 for five two-hour lessons; $200 for no lessons.

Sage Hens’ kids party

The Sage Hens Children’s Christmas Party will be held Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Topaz Ranch Estates Community Park building for kids through 10 years of age. Children from Holbrook Junction, TRE and Topaz Lake are invited. Sign-up sheets are at Maggie’s Card Shop and Nevada Trading in TRE and at Holbrook Mini Mart at Holbrook Junction. Deadline to sign up is today. At the party, a lunch of hot dogs, cookies and punch will be served, and parents must accompany children. Children must be present to receive a gift.

Elementary dance

The Douglas High School Softball program will offer a dance for elementary-school students Dec. 10, open to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the Valley, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Cost is $4, and with admission, students are automatically placed in the Christmas gift raffle. Food, drinks and prizes are planned. The event will raise funds for the DHS softball program.

Radio show

Ann Proffitt from the Cancer Resource Center at Carson-Tahoe Hospital will be the guest on Around Douglas With Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Dec. 11, 8:25 a.m., and Dec. 11 at noon.

Santa’s coming

Boy Scout Troop 495’s annual “Breakfast with Santa” and silent gift auction will be held Dec. 11, at the CVIC Hall, Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, 9-11 a.m. Guests will get a photo with Santa with purchase of breakfast for $4. A cookie dough sale and auction are planned. To be sold are Beanie Babies, men’s tool basket and lots more. A 10-foot Christmas stocking raffle will be held and tickets are $1 each. Information, Sherry Botelho, 783-1143.


A Circle of Friends dinner to benefit Coleville residents Darrah, Megan and Tessa Rich, who were injured in an accident, will be held Dec. 12, Walker Community Center, 5 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 years and younger. There will be door prizes, dessert auction, Santa Claus and balloon animals. Information, (530) 495-2769. Donations can be made at the Bank of America, Bridgeport, or contact Tayna Gall for details, (530) 495-2834.

Triad presentation

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 Dec. 15, 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.


Members of the Carson City Aglow Lighthouse Fellowship will be remembering the birth of Jesus, 9:30 a.m., Dec. 11, at the Nevada State Library and Archives Building, 100 N. Stewart St., Carson City. There is no admission charge, and light refreshments will be served. Information, 882-8966 or (775) 841-5239.

Sierra Nevada Republican Women

The Dec. 8 meeting date for the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s Club has been changed to Dec. 15, 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.

Pool board

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.

Church dinner

The congregation of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church is hosting its annual community advent dinner Dec. 10, 4-8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Members of the community are invited to attend the dinner free of charge or for the donation of a can of food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. A ham dinner with trimmings will be served. Information, Cindy McIntosh, 782-4600 or 267-2941.

Kids’ workshop

Santa’s Workshop for children will be held Dec. 12 at Uniformity in Minden (near Ironwood Theatre), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A donation of $10 (for Project Santa Claus) will provide each child a scrub top or T-shirt to decorate. All kids will be awarded. Sheriff”s officers will be available from 9 a.m.-noon to offer the Douglas County Child I.D. program. Information, 783-9191.

Holiday concert

The Carson City Symphony will be joined by the Carson Chamber of Singers and the Mile High Jazz Band in the 16th annual Holiday Treat concert of seasonal favorites 4 p.m. Dec. 12, in the Carson City Community Center, East William Street. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Carson City Symphony Association members, seniors and students), and free for children 16 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 West King Street, Carson City, or at the door the day of the performance. Information, Brewery Arts Center (883-1976), the symphony (883-4154) or check the symphony’s Web site at

Coleville High School plays

The Coleville High School drama class will present a series of plays called “The Boyfriend Project” 6 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Bridgeport, Calif., Hall, and 6 p.m., Dec. 15, at the CHS gym in Coleville, Calif. Tickets for the Bridgeport performance are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for the performance in Coleville, which includes an Italian dinner and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door. At the CHS gym, the drama students will hold a raffle. Raffle tickets are $1. Information, Coleville High School, (530) 495-2231.


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 Capital City Community Band will open its 21st concert season Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., in the Carson City Community Center, 850 E. William, Carson City. The concert will be a tribute to the “Stars of the 20th Century.” Holiday music will also be performed. The band is an all-volunteer group that rehearses every Thursday evening in the Carson Middle School band room. The members of the band come from Reno, Sparks, Dayton, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, Lake Tahoe and Carson City and range in age from 14-80. The concert is the first of three that will be presented during the 1999-2000 season. Information, Richard Doede, 883-2219.

Broadway-style production

“‘Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas,” a Broadway-style production for the whole family, will be offered Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. The comedy is free and put on by the Sparks First Church, sponsored by the Carson Valley Church of the Nazarene. The public is welcome.