Your Health in 2000, a health fair sponsored by the Senior Services Division of Douglas County with support from the Carson Valley Inn and The Record-Courier, will be held today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The health fair will cover a variety of health screenings, educational information and other services for seniors, although all ages are welcome. Information, Senior Services Division, 782-8267.
The Partnership of Community Resources will meet today, 7:30 a.m., at the UNR Cooperative Extension Office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Community agencies will highlight plans for 2000. All interested individuals are invited. The Partnership of Community Resources is a network of agency representatives and community members dedicated to addressing social and human services needs in Douglas County through communication, education and collaboration. Information, 782-8611.
The Business Council of Douglas County invites the general public to attend a meeting today at the Carson Valley Inn, 8 a.m. Jim Braswell from the Minden-Tahoe Airport will be guest speaker. He will give a brief presentation on airport issues. Information,
Fly casters. The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold its monthly meeting today, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Election of officers will be held and Peter Jon Bauer of Angler’s Edge will be guest speaker.
Family Library Evening. Laura Parsons, reading specialist at C. C. Meneley Elementary School in the Gardnerville Ranchos, will have special books available for students in grades kindergarten through 2nd at the Family Library Evening, today, 6-8 p.m. The books will be on available 6-6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., four gifted and talented students from Bobbie Williams’s class at Scarselli Elementary School will portray Enrico Fermi, Pablo Picasso, Mother Theresa and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 7-8 p.m., Cherry Jones, chairperson of the Carson Valley Young Chautauquans, will provide information and answer questions about the program. Cristina Sequeiros, who participated in the Great Basin Chautauqua program in Reno last year, will portray Eliza Cook. Information, CCMES, 265-3154.
Alice McGreal, leader of Take off Pounds Sensible (TOPS), will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show Jan. 22 at 8:25 a.m. and Jan. 23 at noon.
There will be a workshop for beginning snowshoers Jan. 22 starting at 10 a.m. and lasting for three hours. The event will be held around the Grass Lake area at Luther Pass on Highway 88. Participants are asked to bring snowshoes, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Information, (530) 694-2248.
Library Friends’ reception
A reception is scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Douglas County Public Library hosted by the Friends of the Library. The Friends raise money to help with programs, buy furniture and equipment and help with certain library projects. People interested in helping are invited to learn more. Information, 782-9841.
Former Douglas High School star and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Shawn Estes will return to his alma mater Saturday, Jan. 22, for a fund-raising autograph session that will benefit the Tigers baseball program. Estes will sign autographs in the DHS commons area, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No fee has been set. Organizers ask that participants make a cash donation to benefit the DHS varsity and JV baseball teams.
The Douglas County Planning Commission will host a series of workshops on open space and agricultural preservation. All meetings will start at 6 p.m. The meeting dates are Jan. 25, Topaz Park recreation facility and Jan. 31, old courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden.
USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies from 8 a.m.-noon, (this is a one-day-only service) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Jan. 27. Those receiving food must present identification and a food voucher. The emergency food assistance 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 of Friday, 1-4 p.m.
There will be a cross-country ski trip north of Carson Pass with good views of Lake Tahoe Jan. 30, 10 a.m. A Sno-Permit is required. The trip is rated as moderate to difficult and it is 5-6 miles round-trip lasting five to six hours. Participants will meet at the parking lot area, just west of Carson Pass Summit on Highway 88. Participants should provide their own skis and lunch and wear clothing for variable weather. Information, (530) 694-2248. Information on Sno-Permits, (916) 324-1222.
The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 20, 8 a.m., at the multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is review of proposed slide and activity pool hours of operation. Information, 782-8841.
Annual meeting. The Carson Valley Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The date in the newsletter is incomplete. Trustees’ election will be held. Information, 782-2555.
The Compassionate Friends meeting will be Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Steward Street, Carson City. The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit, self-help group for families who have had a child die. Information, 883-5388
An informational meeting for young people and their parents who are interested in participating in the Carson Valley Young Chautauquans program will be held at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville Jan. 24, 7 p.m. The program is open to students in the 4th through 12th grade in Douglas County and Carson City and is sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society in conjunction with the Douglas County Public Library. Information, Cherry Jones, 267-3410, or Grace Bowers, 265-6097.
A “Hollywood Gala” fund-raiser for “Lake Tahoe Pioneering in Film Festival” is set for Jan. 21 at David Walley’s Hot Springs in Genoa. Part of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the non-profit film festival, which is set to take place all over the South Shore of Lake Tahoe April 7-9. At the fundraiser, dress as your favorite film star for this gourmet food and wine event that begins at 7 p.m. with appetizers. Dinner, prizes for the best costume, raffle prizes and more will follow. Information on the film festival, (530) 577-7770. Reservations, 782-8155, ext. 8953.
Country music concert
Air Force Space Command and the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies present “An Evening with County Music” with Wild Blue Country Jan. 30, 2 p.m., CVIC Hall, 604 Esmeralda, Minden. The concert is free and no tickets are required. The concert is free. The event is sponsored by The Record Courier and Stockdale and Crum.
Winter reading program
“Hi-Bear-Nate with a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and McDonald’s. Children off-track and on-track are welcome to participate, also pre-schoolers and home-schoolers. Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to read 16 hours. For pre-readers there is a Read-To-Me program. Children are read to for 20-30 minutes, then they color a Teddy bear. Beginning readers may participate by reading 20-30 minutes a day. Information, 782-9841.
The Gardnerville-Carson Valley Kiwanis Club is collecting used computer printer cartridges to benefit the community by keeping cartridges out of the landfills and generating money for the service club’s youth and senior projects. The used cartridges that may be recycled are empty inkjet, laser, copier and fax cartridges – all sizes, all brands. Businesses, county and state departments, schools and individuals may donate used items. Kiwanis will have collection points set up around the community and pick up the cartridges on a regular basis. The main dropoff point will be at Scolari’s Market. Pickup and dropoff site information, 265-5141.
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