Community briefs

Carson City

'Little Toots' will sing at the Railroad Museum

Fremont Elementary School teacher Sandra Irvin's second grade student chorus, the "Little Toots," will present railroad-themed music at 7 p.m. tonight at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St.

For information, call 687-6953.

Open House at Bethlehem Lutheran School

An Open House, Social Studies Fair and a Silent Auction will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran School, located at 1837 Mountain St.

Classrooms will be open for touring. Private tours of the school will also be offered. For information, call 882-5252.

Stroke and Osteoporosis screening slated

Life Line Screening will offer stroke and osteoporosis screening on March 26 at the Carson Plaza Retirement, located at 2120 E. Long St. Pre-registration is required. Screenings are fast, painless and affordable.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721.

Carson City Retired Teachers to meet

Carson City Retired Teachers Association meets 11:30 a.m. Friday at Q's Restaurant. Nevada State legislator Bonnie Parnell will speak about education issues facing Nevada.

All retired school staff members are invited to attend, not just Carson City employees.

For information, call 841-5797 or 246-5065.

Douglas County

Douglas County Republican Central Committee to meet

Douglas County Republican Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden. All members elected for membership at the Douglas County Republican Convention are expected to attend. The Executive Board will convene at 6 p.m. in the upstairs conference room.

Senator Mike McGinness will be the guest speaker.

For information, call 782-5078.

Virginia City

Mountain Oyster Fry in Virginia City

The 17th Mountain Oyster Fry begins at noon Saturday in Virginia City.

New and experienced cooks will compete for bragging rights for Best Overall Taste, Best Booth, Most Creative and Best Presentation of lamb fries flown in from New Zealand. Set-up for cooking "gonadologists" is 7 a.m. Saturday at the Bucket of Blood parking lot. The $75 chef entry fee includes 20 pounds of lamb fries.

For information or application forms, call 847-0311 or 847-4386. Applications forms may be downloaded at


Smith Valley Friends of the Library hosts St. Paddy's Dinner

Smith Valley Friends of the Library will host a St. Paddy's Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Auction, 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Community Hall in Wellington. Cost is adults $12.50, younger than 12 $5 and children under five are free.

A quilt donated by the Pineneedlers quilting group will be raffled. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. For tickets, call 465-2873 or 465-1314.


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