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August 23, 2013
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Community briefly: Health screenings are set in Minden

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1659 State Route 88 in Minden, will host Life Line screenings Sept. 10.

Life Line screenings are noninvasive and are used to assess potential cardiovascular conditions and risk of osteoporosis.

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $159. Appointments are required.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or go to

Soroptimist International spaghetti fundraiser is set

J’s Bistro, 30 Pike St. in Dayton, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 10 to benefit Soroptimist International of the Comstock.

Funds raised will help provide scholarships to women returning to school and graduates from local high schools.

Tickets can be purchased at J’s Bistro, Dayton Chamber, Abandoned Treasure, at the door or by calling 775-246-1630.

Picnic is set to focus on Model T Fords

The Silver State Model T Ford Club will hold an old-fashioned picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mills Park.

Admission is free, and non-members are welcome. Attendees are invited to bring a dish.

The club will sponsor “Winterize and Unwinterize Your Model T” workshop Oct. 19 to explain the basics of maintaining and driving a Model T.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 775-849-1335 or send an email to

Tour of historical homes is set in Gardnerville

The Douglas County Historical Society will sponsor a fundraising tour of six historical homes in Gardnerville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Homes on Douglas Avenue and Eddy Street will be open for viewing, including the Arendt Jensen house, the Catholic Church rectory and the original Biaggi and Montrose homes. Participants can park at the Lutheran Church parking lot on Mill Street. Interior photos will not be permitted. Woodett’s Diner, 1492 U.S. Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, will offer ticket holders 10 percent off breakfast or lunch on the day of the tour.

Tickets cost $15 per person for society members and $20 per person for nonmembers and can be purchased by calling 775-782-2555 or at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville or at 1478 Douglas Ave. on the day of the tour. For more information, call Marlena Hellwinkel, 775-721-9599 or Grace Bower at 775-265-6097.

Public forum about renewable energy is set

Sierra Nevada Forums will sponsor Fueling Change: An Emerging Renewable Energy Era at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Carson City Plaza Conference Center, 911 E. Ninth St. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Alan Gertler, director of the Desert Research Institute’s Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center; Jack McGinley, director of regulatory and legislative strategy for NV Energy; Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business development at Ormat Technologies; Marnee Benson, deputy director of Black Rock Solar and David Noble, commissioner at Public Utilities of Nevada. Anne Macquarie, blog editor for Nevadans for Clean Affordable Reliable Energy, will moderate.

Admission is free. For more information, call Judy Welch at 775-721-1731 or Anne Macquarie at 775-882-4898.

Tool is available to shed light on Affordable Care Act

AARP has launched Health Law Answers, an online tool available at, to provide information about the Affordable Care Act.

The tool offers a customized information based on location, gender, family size, income and insurance status and is available in Spanish at

For more information, go to or

Workshop about free verse poetry is set

Deana Hoover, author of “Poems From an Ordinary Life,” will teach a beginning free verse poetry workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Students will learn how to turn memories, ideas, and imagery into a poem. The cost is $25 per person or $22.50 for BAC members.

For more information or to enroll, go to or

Mystery dinner show is Oct. 5

The Proscenium Players will present “Murder on the Lust Boat” mystery dinner show at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Attire is dressy casual. The cost is $45 per person and includes dinner, dessert, coffee, tea and entertainment. Wine and beer will be available.

For tickets, go to the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary gift shop located in the lobby of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Gloria Seaton at 775-882-8162.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 23, 2013 12:47AM Published Aug 23, 2013 12:47AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.