The Douglas County Republican Women will meet Sept. 1. Guest speaker is Sen. Maurice Washington from Washoe County, District 2. Social time is at 11 a.m. and lunch and the program is at noon at the Carson Valley Inn, downstairs in one of the banquet rooms. The group’s major project, Caring For America, a non-political community project, is the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Members are asked to provide a non-perishable canned good. The cost of the luncheon is $9.50 and is open to all Republicans. Make reservations before noon on Aug. 30 by calling 265-2769, 267-5066 or 266-3435.
A community block sale will be held Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Old Pony Express Road, Woodfords. Sellers are welcome and there is no limit on space as long as the size is within reason. Cost is $7.50 per day. Proceeds will benefit Woodfords’ Community Faire and Country Chili Challenge.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a giant rummage sale Sept. 4, Sept. 5 and 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the TRE park building in Topaz. Hot dogs, chili dogs, ice cream cones and pop will be for sale.
Christmas trains will operate from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 3-6, 10-12, 17-19, at 1279 Bodie Ct. in the Gardnerville Ranchos. The event will be sponsored by the Minden/Douglas Elks. Information and schedule times, 265-5863.
The Minden/Douglas Elks will hold the annual Flea Market Sept. 5, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m.-noon at the old Copeland Lumber yard, Highway 395 and County Road. Cost for the all-you-can-eat pancake, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee breakfast is $3.50. There will also be beer and Bloody Marys. Booth space is available for rent for $20. Information, Rodney Snead, 267-5066.
DHS parent group
The first Douglas High School Parent Club will meet Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m., in the school’s library. Safety is the topic of this meeting, said Principal Bev Jeans. Information, 782-5136.
The Carson Valley Historical Society will host an antiques and collectibles sale Sept. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the lawn of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Rental spaces are still available and open to dealers and the public. Applications can be picked up in the gift shop. Information, Grace Bower, 265-6097.
The Carson Valley Historical Society will host a fund-raising Appraisal Fair Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Old Gym Playhouse, next to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Twelve professional appraisers from the Minden, Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe area including the Western Regional Representative of Butterfield and Butterfield will be on tap to appraise a maximum of three items per person. Cost, $15 per item, $10 per item for Carson Valley Historical Society members. All appraisals are oral. Information, 782-2555.
The Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual spaghetti dinner and dance Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Fish Springs firehouse. Spaghetti, salad, vegetables, garlic bread and dessert will be served, and a full no-host bar will be available. There will be face painting for the kids, along with lots of raffle prizes, auction items and a mini-vacation from Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as the door prizes. Cost, $7 for adults, $3 for kids. Tickets are available from Fish Springs volunteers and at the door. Information, Linda Monohan, fire department secretary, 782-5802.
The Topaz Sertoma Club will hold its second annual Turkey Shoot Sept. 12 at Red Hills Hunting Preserve, located behind Topaz Lake. Various events are planned, and certificates for turkeys from Smith’s will be awarded. A food trailer will be available. There is no admission. Information, Bob Burton, 266-3335.
The Douglas County Republican Women will hold an “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social” Sept. 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Douglas County Senior Citizens Center, Gardnerville. Bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. and Bingo cards will be 25 cents each. In addition to the ice cream and toppings, there will be baked goods for sale and entertainment. Information, 267-3784, 267-3960 or 265-2769.
The Douglas County Community Access Television (DCCATV-Channel 26) board of directors meeting will be held Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m., at Minden Inn (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden), room 106. DCCA is a non-profit organization that provides community access television to Douglas County. The public is welcome. Information, 782-6010.
Llama open house
The Sierra Nevada Llama Network will hold the fourth annual Walk-A-Llama Open House and sale Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Rafter D Llamas, 1600 Orchard Road, Gardnerville. All events and activities are free. Information and directions, 782-2742.
Guest speaker for the Carson Valley Chapter of the American Assosciation of Retired Persons’ Sept. 2 meeting is be Dorothy Nolan, president of the Landmark Society. She will speak about the Roberts House. The group will meet at the Doguals County Senior Citizens Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville at 2 p.m. All national AARP members are welcome. Information, 265-3252 or 265-5235.
The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet Sept. 8 at Two Guys from Italy. Social time is 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon. The speaker for the meeting will be Marion Barritt, a noted soaring pilot and member of Soar Minden for many years. Entree choices for lunch will be chicken marsala or a mozzarella salad with coffee and dessert. Call Sondra Condron, 265-2352, with entree choice by Sept. 6.
Cancer support group
Because the Sunday of the month falls on Labor Day Weekend, the Job’s Peak Cancer Support Group will meet the following, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m., at the Carson Valley Medical Center (Barton, Gardnerville), second floor conference room. Carol Corwin will give a short talk on the “Principles of Food Combining.” Information, Susan Sanford, 267-4308.
Home schoolers picnic
Carson Valley Christian Home Schoolers will hold the annual beginning of the year picnic at Lampe Park at 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Participants should take a picnic lunch. Group information will be available. All home schoolers and those interested in homeschooling are welcome. Information, Lenny Sue Tinseth, (530) 694-2182, or Carla MacMillan, 782-4392.