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No Foolin’

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is hosting another first Saturday of the month family movie this weekend. The live action PG rated film “Alice in Wonderland” starts at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. The movie and popcorn are free. Questions? Call 782-9841 or visit

Also, you are invited to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April Fool’s Day. This month’s “Free Family Day” features the Jobs Peak Fiber Arts Group. Stop by for demonstrations showing various methods of working with natural fiber including spinning, weaving, knitting, and felting. The following day, Sunday, is “Storytelling at the Museum.” Every family has a story to share and Nancy Raven presents the art of sharing your family history, fictional or other otherwise. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and program begins at 2 p.m. Free admission.

Who will win the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Find out on April 7 when dancers and spectators alike can participate in a fun and entertaining special evening dedicated to the recognition of help and the celebration of life. Ten local celebrity dancers and professional partners will compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy. “Gotta Dance” is a community event that provides great entertainment — with a dose of healthy competition — while raising funds for the Suicide Prevention Network, a non-profit organization. “Gotta Dance” is the SPN’s only fundraiser for the year and your generosity helps raise the money needed to continue their mission of providing suicide prevention, intervention, educational training, plus presentations and support groups for all of Douglas County.

The evening begins at 6 p.m., with heavy appetizers and a no-host bar at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Competition starts at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets now by contacting your favorite “Celebrity Dancers” to enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun.

Tickets are $60 each for seats at the gold table (first row) and $50 for seats at the silver table (second row). For more information regarding the event, call 783-1510.

You may find the dancers at Those without access to the internet also may call the C.V. Chamber of Commerce at 782-8144.

If you are unable to attend, you can still support Suicide Prevention Network by donating at

An Adventure for April

The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra presents “Pops Plays Piper’s” opera house on April 29. Participants begin by boarding the historic V&T railroad train at 10 a.m. from the East Gate Depot Station, 4650 Eastgate Siding Road, Carson City on the way to Mound House (not the depot “in town” on Highway 395). Once in Virginia City, a shuttle then transports guests to a buffet lunch at the historic Piper’s Opera House followed by a delightful concert performed by the CV Pops Orchestra.

This fundraising event benefits the pops orchestra. Tickets for the complete package are $85 each and are on sale now at gadZooks, 1411 Highway 395, Gardnerville or

Tickets are also available for lunch and concert only at $35 per person. Questions? Call 843-0830 or visit

Contact Anita Kornoff at