Community briefs

Carson City

Celebrate families this Friday

The Boys & Girls Club will be celebrating families from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Come have a hot dog dinner with your family and play some games.

This is open to members and their families. The club is at 673 S. Stewart St.

Kids seminar, ornamental grasses talks this weekend

Greenhouse Garden Center will host a free seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday on "How to Use Ornamental Grasses." Learn the basics of ornamental grass gardening in regards to seasonal grasses, accenting, design and grouping. Also become familiar with what grasses thrive in this climate and soil. For information, call 882-8600.

On Sunday, Greenhouse Garden Center will host a free "Kids Seminar," for ages 6-12 years only at 1 p.m.. The hourlong "Ready, Set, Grow" workshop will be a hands-on learning experience, including instruction on seed selection, soil preparation and plant growth. Parents are required to stay on site. Class size is limited; prior signup is required by calling 882-8600 to reserve a spot. Greenhouse Garden Center is at 2450 S. Curry St.

Queen Maud Lodge meets for Nowegian bingo

The Daughters of Norway Queen Maud Lodge No. 42 will meet at 6 p.m. April 21 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1201 N. Saliman Road at the corner of Highway 50 East.

Members will learn to count in Norwegian by playing Norwegian bingo. Players will have written sheets in English and Norwegian in front of them.

Founded Oct. 20, 2001, the group presents programs to preserve Norwegian heritage; to maintain knowledge of the history, culture and language of Norway; and to build a support system and friendship within the group.

Women are invited to join the lodge that are of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic heritage or who are married or have been married to a Norwegian, etc.

For information, call 883-1710.


Radio Association meets April 21, social breakfast set for April 23

Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association (SIERA) will meet at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. A presentation by Deputy Fire Chief/Training Dave Drew, communications coordinator for the Douglas County East Fork Fire Department, will detail training and bring insight into district operations and the need for back-up communication capabilities. The public is invited.

A social breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. April 23 at the Tail Dragger Restaurant, next to the Administration Building at Minden-Tahoe Airport, 1150 Airport Road.Enthusiasts of powered aircraft and soaring glider welcome. Food will be available. Call 749-5545, e-mail to, or go to the SIERA Web site at

Lake Tahoe

Passover Seder open to all

Temple Bat Yam will hold a traditional community Passover seder the first night of Passover, April 23, at the Lake Tahoe Horizon Resort Hotel Convention Center.

The community is welcome to attend the seder, the only one in the Douglas County/Carson City area. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, the event celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt nearly 4,000 years ago and delivery to the Promised Land under the leadership of Moses.

The service begins at 6 p.m. and includes a traditional Passover meal prepared by Horizon banquet chefs under supervision of the temple. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $60 per adult, non-temple members; $35 nonmember ages 5-12, $15 for ages 3 and 4; younger than 2 are free.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling the temple at (775) 588-4503.

The temple has created its own Passover seder service which combines modern-day elements with the traditional service and is designed to encourage meaningful participation by all attendees, regardless of age. An original Passover Haggadah (the booklet containing the service) has been created and includes singing and other activities, especially for children.

The seder meal consists of traditional holiday fare, from matzoh ball soup to gefilte fish to macaroons and cream puffs for dessert.


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