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Millennium Scholarship

A public forum will be held at Douglas High School Oct. 7, 7 p.m., for parents and students to learn the latest information on the Millennium Scholarships, which are funded from the state’s $48 million share of a national settlement with major tobacco companies. Scholarships will help pay for tuition and other expenses at Nevada’s state-supported colleges and universities.

Apple Hill tour

The Battle Born Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America is planning its yearly trek to Apple Hill Oct. 7. The group will depart at 8 a.m. from the Carson Valley Swim Center parking lot, Highway 88, Minden. Travel will be Highway 88 via the Mormon Emigrant Trail. Breakfast will be at the Apple Cafe in Placerville, followed with touring Apple Hill, visiting antique shops, etc. Daily drivers are recommended due to changeable weather. Information, Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.


Soroptimist International of Carson Valley will present the group’s annual murder-mystery dinner, “Whatever Happened to Amelia Airhead?” Oct. 8 in the Carson Valley Inn’s Shannon Ballroom. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained from any Soroptimist member or at The Record-Courier, 1503 Highway 395 N. Suite G, Gardnerville.

Master gardener presentation

Master gardener Jim Harlan will give a free presentation on preparing lawns and gardens for winter at the Carson City senior center, 901 Beverly Dr., Carson City, 10-11:30 a.m., Oct. 7. Information, 884-2132.

Video series

The Parkinson’s Disease Good Vibrations Support Group will present the 10th video in a 12-part series, “Living With Parkinson’s Disease,” Oct. 7, entitled “Research Initiatives.” The meeting will be held noon-2 p.m. at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Ct., Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, group leader Carol Hathaway, 266-340.

Carriage club event

The Nevada Carriage Club’s 1999 Extravaganza featuring horse driving and riding events, demonstrations of horse-drawn farm implements, log skidding, musical tires and costume classes, will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at Fuji Park (Highway 395 N. just over the Douglas-Carson City border), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Food and drinks will be available. Information, President Cub Wolf, 267-1269.

Field show competition

The Douglas High School Band and Music Boosters will host the second annual “Best of the West” field show competition at the DHS football field, Oct. 9, noon. The public is welcome and cost is $3 per person. The concession stand will be open for food and drinks. Marching bands from around the state will compete.

St. Gall dinner

On Oct. 9 the annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the St. Gall Women’s Society will be held at the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda Avenue in downtown Minden, 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The second annual silent auction will be held, and one of the items includes a gourmet candlelight dinner hosted by Father Bill Nadeau in his home.

Radio show

Billie Jean Rightmire, Valley historian, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Oct. 9 at 8:25 a.m. and Oct. 10 at noon.


The election for the Dresslerville Community Council open seat will be held Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Dresslerville gym. The eligible voters list will be posted on the Dresslerville gym door. Anyone not on the list should contact Carolyn Kenton at 265-4191 to be put on the list. Deadline for absentee ballots will be Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Pruning clinic

Master gardeners from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will hold a free pruning clinic Oct. 16 at Cscape Demonstration Garden, northeast corner of Mills Park, 1111 E. William St., Carson City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. JoAnne Skelly, horticulture program assistant, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will talk about pruning recommendations for trees, shrubs and roses. Participants are welcome to take pruning tools and try their hand at pruning at the Cscape garden after the presentation.

Toy run

On Oct. 16, a Stew Carnall Memorial Christmas Toy Run will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (to benefit Project Santa Claus), open to the public. Residents may drop off an unwrapped toy at Sharkey’s Nugget in Gardnerville. The run will start at Carson City Harley Davidson and deliver toys to Sharkey’s Nugget. On tap are one free drink, a raffle ticket for a variety of motorcycle items, live music and other give-a-ways, sponsored by Sharkey’s Nugget, Carson City Harley Davidson and Nevada Wandering Wheels.

Spaghetti feed

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Topaz #3630 presents its annual Spaghetti Feed Oct. 16, 4-8 p.m., at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park building. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children (under 12). Door prizes include $200 and $100 cash. Raffle prizes and a no-host bar are planned.

Harvest auction

Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church and St. John’s Catholic Church Harvest Auction will be held Oct. 17, Smith Valley Community Hall, Wellington. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Included will be a “Kountry Kitchen,” craft boutique, silent auction and “Junque Boutique.” A raffle will be held for various prizes. Information, Martha Griffin, (775) 465-2353

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Oct. 7, 6 p.m., at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline. On the agenda are a Kahle Park Phase ll walk-through, discussion and possible action on the proposed trail and bike path program in Douglas County and a Round Hill bike path update. Information, 782-9828.


Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors will meet Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden). Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization which oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010 or e-mail

Friends to meet

A Compassionate Friends meeting will be held Oct. 12, 7 p.m., in the employee cafeteria of the Sierra Pacific Power building, 6100 Neil Rd., Reno. Dr. Jeff Millman will speak on the grieving process. Information, (775) 853-1691 or 322-9350.


The Capitol Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Oct. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Douglas campus of Western Nevada Community College, 1680 Bently Parkway, Minden, in the student lounge. Guest speaker will be the new WNCC President, Dr. Carol Lucey. The program will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Information and reservations, Jeanne Mascak, 884-3261.

Sierra Nevada GOP

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at the Two Guys from Italy Oct. 13. The guest speaker will be Sen. Mark Amodei, Republican state senator from Carson City. Entree choices will be green salad with chicken or cannelloni; call 265-2352 by Oct. 11.

Alpine event

A concert by the award-winning Trout Fishing in America will be offered Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Turtle Rock Park Community Building on Highway 89 between Woodfords and Markleeville funded, in part, with funds from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Concert tickets should be reserved in advance, (530) 694-2787.


The Carson Valley Chapter of AARP #3683, will meet Oct. 7, 4 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Laura Dickey of the AARP Senior Employment Program. A potluck will be held following the general meeting. Everyone should take a hot dish, salad or dessert (to serve six people) to share. Members of the national AARP and the public are invited. Information, Paul Harr, 265-3252, or Faye Pekar, 265-5235.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party Oct. 17 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. Members of the public, 18 years old and 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.


Native American Day will be Oct. 8 as a school-wide event celebrating Native American culture at Gardnerville Elementary School. Students will go to five different centers and complete in-class projects. Parents are invited to attend the special learning centers. A special all-school assembly from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. will feature special Indian youth talent. Starting at 5 p.m., families are invited to buy Indian tacos for dinner and stay to watch Indian children take part in dance and drum group performances, a fashion show and theatrical renditions of traditional Native American tales. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191.

Benefit car wash

Eagle Scout candidate Adam Wulf has organized a fund-raising car wash for Boy Scout Troop 340 Oct. 9 at One-Stop Auto/Economy Transmission, 1569 Highway 395, Minden. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The money will be used to purchase wildlife-attracting bushes and shrubs to be planted at the Lahontan Fish Hatchery. Information, 265-2842.

Haunted Happenings

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division will offer a “spook-tacular” day with ghoulish games, creepy crafts and fun as “Haunted Happenings” takes place Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Minden Elementary School. Students should take a sack lunch. Cost is $12, and registration should be made by calling 782-9828.

Weekly story time

On Oct. 13, the Douglas County Public Library’s weekly library story time will move to Rancho Grande Mexican Dining restaurant, located at 1404 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. The move is necessary because of the construction project at the library. Story time is for children ages 3 and up. Children off-track are welcome. The program includes stories, poems and activities. Story time is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, 782-9841.

Fall family Festival

The fifth annual Fall Family Festival will be held at Lampe Park Pavilion, Lampe Park, Gardnerville, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Douglas County 4-H Council and Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division. The recreation division will offer the Pumpkin Run, where youths preschool through 6th grade will compete in races in age categories, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $2. Children will also enjoy games and may purchase a premium pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for Halloween. Hot drinks and other treats will be available. Adults may purchase raffle tickets for various prizes, including a bicycle donated by Jeff Peters of Coast to Coast Hardware. Information, Steve Lewis, 782-9960.