POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial Wall, Capital Complex, Carson City. The public is invited.
Carson Valley Soroptimist International will hold its Fall Blood Drive Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the new paramedic station, 1699 County Road, Minden. The blood will be drawn by United Blood Services. Information or to reserve a space, Dr. Susan Barry, 782-7393.
Christmas trains will operate from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19 at 1279 Bodie Ct. in Gardnerville. The event is sponsored by the Minden/Douglas Elks. Information and schedule times, 265-5863.
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.
Sierra Trailblazers will present a forty minute slide-show/story of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party. In 1844, the group traveled across the plains over the Donner Pass in the winter. The event will be held Sept. 18, 2 p.m., at the Alpine County Museum in Markleeville.
High Sierra Fly Casters will hold a Heenan Lake Fish-out Sept. 18. California license will be needed and only single barbless and artificial lures are allowed. Coffee, doughnut and lunch will be provided by reservation only. All ages welcome. Information, reservations, Gene Young, 720-4363.
Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Sept. 18 at 8:25 a.m. and Sept. 19 at noon.
Women’s financial group
An eight-week study for women who wish become financially confident will be held beginning Sept. 29, 10 a.m. The course will feature a video series by Mary Hunt, an authority on spending habits. To register, call Janie Garber at Living Hope Foursquare Church, 782-5455, by Sept. 19. Cost is $20 and covers all materials. Child care will be available for a minimal weekly charge.
USDA Food Surplus food recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 23, (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 assistant 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 or Friday, 1-4 p.m.
The Douglas County Public Auction of Surplus Property will be held Sept. 25 at 1112 Airport Road, Minden. The preview time will be from 8-10 a.m. Pete Cerquitella, of the Arundel Auction House, is the auctioneer. Refreshments will be available.
The 79th annual Candy Dance will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at the Mormon Station, Genoa Town Park. There will be food and three hundred or more crafters. A dinner/dance is scheduled for Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Information, Ann Evans, 782-8696.
The Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association will hold a cleanup day in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Bureau of Land Management land east of Johnson Lane Sept. 25. The public is invited to help. The cleanup is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a trail ride and barbeque to follow. Information, 265-4379 or 267-3489.
The Carson Valley Sertoma’s 9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held at the Minden Park and Bandstand, Sept. 26, noon to 5 p.m. Polka music will be provided by the Al Gruber Bavarian Band. German food and beverages, soft drinks, T-shirts and souvenirs will be sold. Admission is free. Information, Ted Nagel, 783-1992.
Co-Parenting After Divorce, “helping children through the changing family”, workshop will be held Sept. 28 and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Family Support Council, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Pre-registration is required, and free babysitting will be provided. Cost is $20 for materials. Information, registration, 782-8692.