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.
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.
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, meeting between 10 and 11 a.m., 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.
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.
Tim Edwardson, Valley vice chairman of Douglas County Republican Central committee, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-Fm radio show, Oct. 16 at 8:25 a.m. and Oct. 17 at noon.
The Northern Nevada Solar Home Tour, sponsored by Sunrise Sustainable Resources, will be held Oct. 16 and 17. A Solar Expo will be held both days; in Reno, the Expo will be held at the Patagona Service Center, Oct. 16, 3-5 p.m., and at the home of Constance Alexander in the Johnson Lane area, Oct. 17, 3-5 p.m. The tickets offer information and maps of all the homes and buildings on the tour which spans from Markleeville to Reno and Incline Village. The tickets cost $10 per person or $15 per couple, are good both days of the tour and are available at The Edible Earth in Gardnerville.
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, or Marion Compston, (775) 465-2304.
The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room in Gardnerville, 10 a.m., Oct. 17. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.
The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold a potluck at the meeting Oct. 20. Fly-tying will be at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, Gene Young, 720-4363.
The Parent Symposium on School Safety will be held Oct. 20, 6:30-9:15 p.m., in the Douglas High School gymnasium. Keynote speakers are John P. Stone, Jefferson County sheriff, and Deputy Steve Davis, Jefferson County public officer, Littleton, Colo., speaking on the lessons learned from the Columbine High School tragedy. Also will be Douglas County agency panel discussions and two breakout sessions addressing the “Signs and Symptoms of the Teen Avenger – What you need to know,” and “Steps for Prevention – What you need to do.” The event is sponsored by the Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Child care will be provided on the premises. Refreshments will be served.
A ski and snowboard swap, sponsored by the Carson Valley Skaters, will be held at the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (under 12 free). Quality new and used equipment from area shops and private parties will be sold, with 15 percent of the proceeds going toward building a skate park for the valley. Anyone interested in selling up-to-date equipment in good condition is welcome to take it to the CVIC Hall Oct. 22, 8 p.m. to be included in the sale. Unsold equipment will be picked up after the swap Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m.
The Annual Carson River Cleanup, a community event, will be held Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to noon. This year’s work location will be at Willow Bend, off Genoa Lane and Riverside Road. Volunteers are asked to meet there at 8 a.m. with gloves, boots, hats and appropriate clothing. Tools including shovels, pliers and wire cutters will be handy. Coffee, cocoa and donuts will be provided by Soroptomist International of Carson Valley, and lunch will be provided by the Lion’s Club afterwards. Free T-shirts will be given to each participant. Information, Donna Lee, 265-7326.
The Carson Valley AARP 55/Alive Driving Class will be held Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Minden Medical Center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Drive, Minden. The cost of the course is $8 payable by check only at the time of the class. The course is for everyone over the age of 55. (AARP membership is not required.) Classes are by reservation and early reservations are advised. Information and reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.
The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold a Fishout Oct. 23 and 24, at Rosaschi Ranch on the East Walker River. This will be a combined work, fishing and camping event. Meet at Raley’s parking lot Oct. 23, 6:30 a.m. Take gloves, shovels and machete if possible. Information, Gene Young, 720-4363.
Republicans to meet
On Oct. 14, 6 p.m., an executive board meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be held at the Law Enforcement and Judicial Center in Minden. The coffee social is at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the general meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be held, featuring guest speaker Robert Uithoven, deputy press secretary and field director to U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.), who will present, “How to speak more effectively to your legislator.” Information, Chair Ross Chichester, 782-7900, or Tim Edwardson, Valley vice chair, 265-6563.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League Silver State Detachment invites all Marines past and present to their monthly meeting to be held at the Veterans Memorial Building at 2nd and Curry, Carson City, Oct. 21, beginning with a pot luck meal at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Commander Kennedy of the NJROTC Program of Carson High School. The Silver State Detachment serves Carson City, Douglas, Lyon counties and Washoe Valley. Information, Commandant David W. Wyble Sr., 882-7864.
A reception to honor the artists and meet Western Nevada Community College President Carol Lucey will be held Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m., to celebrate the WNCC Presidential Art Collection, now at the Bristlecone Art Gallery at the WNCC Carson City campus, 2210 W. College Parkway, Carson City. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 12.
The Carson Valley Historical Society presents a “living history” cemetery tour Oct. 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mottsville Cemetery, Old Foothill Road (last lane to the right on Mottsville Lane before the four way stop of Mottsville and Kingsbury Grade). Visitors should dress warm and take a flashlight. The Genoa Court House Museum will be open for cookies and hot apple cider following the tour. The event is open to the public. Information, 782-2010.
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.
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.
The students in Shari Chappell and Janell Sheets’ 1st-2nd-3rd grade class at Minden Elementary School will hold a “Feed Those in Need” scavenger hunt Oct. 21. The students will gather at this month’s Family School Night at 6:30 p.m. in the MES multi-purpose room, then go throughout the Winhaven, Westwood and Mackland-County Road areas until 7:30 p.m., scavenging for preserved food. The items gathered will be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.