The Carson Valley United Methodist Church will hold the second annual interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service today, 7 p.m. The community is invited to join members of Alpine Christian Community, Carson Valley United Methodist, Christ Presbyterian, Coventry Cross Episcopal, St. Gall Catholic and Unity churches in the service. Clergy from each church will participate, and choirs from each church will combine to present two musical selections. The concert is free. Donations of food items for the Carson Valley Community Food closet will be taken instead of an offering. Any monetary donations collected will be sent to the Heifer Project International. Refreshments will be served.
“Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks” will be the theme for a special service of thanksgiving and praise on Thanksgiving Eve, today at 7 p.m at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Larry A. Miller, pastor of the congregation, said the message for the special worship would be based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. The worship will include favorite hymns for the occasion. The church is located at the corner of Douglas and Mill, a block off Highway 395. Information, 782-8153.
A complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for seniors will be held today at 5 p.m. at Summerville at Virginia Creek. Reservations, 783-3100.
Sue Newberry, Nevada highway safety representative, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Nov. 27 at 8:25 a.m. and Nov. 28 at noon.
USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies, 8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 30 (this is a one-day only service) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville. 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 of Friday, 1-4 p.m.
The ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the new Thrift Shop operated by the Family Support Council will be held Dec. 1, 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).
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.
Douglas County Community Access Television Channel 26 will hold its annual members meeting Nov. 30, 3 p.m., at the Minden Inn (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden), Room 102. At 3:30 p.m. the board will hold its regular meeting. DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provided community access television to Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.
For the last meeting of the century, the Douglas County Republican Women will meet Dec. 1, 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 the banquet rooms, with social time at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $11.50. Call for reservations before Nov. 29, 266-3435, 267-5066, 265-2769 or 265-1189.
The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at Sharkey’s Nugget, in the Rib Room, 1440 Highway 395 in 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 Care Center. Gifts should be wrapped and identified as male or female. Information and reservations, 265-3252.
The Pinkerton Dance Co. of Carson City will offer its annual “Nutcracker Ballet” Nov. 26 and 27, 7 p.m., and Nov. 28, 2 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center. Information, 882-6748.
The East Fork Gallery will host its annual Christmas Reception Nov. 28, noon-5 p.m. Featured artist will be Nevada watercolorist Ginger Rose. Ornaments by Elfriede Short will also be available. The show will hang through the first of the year. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. Open seven days a week, the gallery is located on the main floor of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville, 1477 Highway 395. Information, 782-7629.
The Coventry Cross Episcopal Church in Minden will hold a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at the church, 1631 Esmeralda Place, Minden (corner of Highway 395 across from Carson Valley Inn.)
St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, will celebrate a Thanksgiving Day liturgy at 9 a.m. Nov. 25. All Carson Valley residents are invited to join in a Mass of Thanksgiving. People may take a basket of bread, wine and fruit to serve with their dinners. A special blessing will be given on each basket. Information, 782-2852.
St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, invites the public to hear Father John Farao, assistant pastor at Our Lady of Snows in Reno, who will share an Advent Bible Study, teaching the birth accounts of Jesus in the gospels of Matthew and Luke at Advent Day of Reflection, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees should take a Bible. Refreshments will be served.
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 Parade of Lights celebration) in the Minden Inn Lobby, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, sponsored in part by Nevada Gourmet Grocery.