The ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the new Thrift Shop operated by the Family Support Council will be held today, 5 p.m. The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce will help with the festivities. The shop is located at 1224 Pep Circle in Gardnerville (behind Job’s Peak Veterinary Hospital).
A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will be conducting general clinics including blood pressure screening on the following dates and locations: Antelope School Healthy Start Trailer (includes WIC checks), today, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Benton Senior Center, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Antelope Senior Center/Walker, Dec. 15, noon-2 p.m., and Mammoth Lakes Post Office (blood pressure screening only), Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information, or to make an appointment, Mono County Health Department, (760) 924-5410, or Bridgeport, (760) 932-7485.
For the last meeting of the century, the Douglas County Republican Women will meet today at the Carson Valley Inn for the group’s Christmas program and installation of new officers for the years 2000 and 2001. The Christmas program will include Douglas High Madrigal Singers. The meeting will be held downstairs in one of the banquet rooms, with social time at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $11.50.
The Minden Town Board will meet today, 6 p.m., at 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda is the election of chairman and vice chairman for the Minden Town Board for 2000. Information, 782-5976.
Support group. The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will present the 11th video of a 12-part series, “Living with Parkinson’s Disease,” Dec. 2. Part 11 is “Wonders of the Brain.” The meeting will be held at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos, noon-2 p.m. Information, Carol Hathaway, (775) 266-3402.
Marilyn Malkmus, Project Santa Claus coordinator, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Dec. 4 at 8:25 a.m. and Dec. 5 at noon.
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 Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Summerville at Virginia Creek, 1565-A Virginia Ranch Road behind Carson Valley Medical Center, Gardnerville. Information, Stan Dowdy. Information, (775) 688-2284.
The Gardnerville Board will meet Dec. 2, 6 p.m., at the Gardnerville Fire Station. On the agenda is a public hearing to review resolution and authorization to publish proposed increase of transfer station fees, with board action. Information, 782-7134.
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Dec. 2, 6 p.m., at the Douglas County
Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on the annual report to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the five-year capital projects plan. Information, 782-9828.
The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet Dec. 2, 1 p.m., at Sharkey’s Nugget in the Rib Room, 1440 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The cost of lunch is $9 including tax and tip; reservations should be paid in advance. Members and guests can enter through the handicapped entrance in the rear if they do not wish to enter through the casino. The business meeting will begin with the election of officers. The chapter will collect gifts for the patients at Valley Meadows Living Center. Gifts should be wrapped and identified as for a male or female. Information and reservations, 265-3252.
A public forum on Leviathan Mine will be held Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., at Turtle Rock, 17300 Highway 89, Markleeville. Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board will provide information and answer questions about the proposed Superfund listing for the Leviathan Mine. Information, Alpine County Planning Department, (530) 694-2255.
The Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group will meet at the home of member Ragnhild Bjerke and Vernon Tucker, 1915 Wild Onion Ct., Gardnerville, for the annual Christmas potluck, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. All are welcome. Call 782-6923. Information about the group or the potluck, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.
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.
Letters to Santa
The Douglas County Public Library will present “Writing Letters to Santa” for children of all ages Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. (both events are part of the Holiday Weekend to Remember celebration) in the Minden Inn lobby, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, sponsored in part by Nevada Gourmet Grocery.
The Douglas County Ski Club program sign-up dates are Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Dec. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 Dec. 8. 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.
The Genoa Christmas Faire will be offered Dec. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Genoa Town Hall. The event will include a non-juried art showcase by local artists. The Town of Genoa will operate the Christmas Cafe in the old Genoa firehouse. Information, Alice Rodgers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 782-8696.
The 18th annual Douglas High School Christmas Fair will be held Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with over 200 booths. The event is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) along with help from the DHS ski team. Cost is $1, which will be donated to the March of Dimes. Information, 782-5136.
Carolling in Genoa
Residents will sing Christmas songs in the historic Genoa Church, 7 p.m., Dec. 3, with the lighting of the town Christmas tree to follow. Refreshments will be served. Information, Bev Smith, 782-0810.
The third annual Gallery of Trees Festival will be held through Dec. 28, sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society. This year’s theme is “20th Century Holidays Remembered.” Service clubs, businesses and individuals will display decorated trees in the main exhibit hall. Visitors to the museum can vote for their favorite tree until Dec. 5, when an open house will be held, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Refreshments, holiday treats and music will be featured. The Gallery of Trees and open house are open to the public at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-2555 or co-chairs, Donna Allgeier, 267-3996, or Lois Storke, 782-3512.
Santa at library
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a photo session with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Douglas County Library Dec. 6. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. for Polaroid pictures of the old gentleman and his wife with the children. Cost is $3 per picture or two for $5. Librarian Carol Rapacz will read Christmas and Hanukkah stories in the library while the children are waiting to have their pictures taken. Library is located at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.
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 Twentieth 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.