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2 great events in one Sunday

Oktoberfest

If you are up for it you can start your Sunday with the 26th annual Carson Valley Sertoma Octoberfest on Sept. 10, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. There you'll enjoy sing-alongs and dancing to the lively music of the Gruber Family Band. There will be plenty of delicious sauerkraut (pickled cabbage), bratwürstchen (brats), kartoffelsalat (German potato salad), brezeln (pretzels) with Apfelstrudel for dessert and a few other traditional foods that do not include hundefutter. There will be German "bier," of course, featuring special Oktoberfest brews. Don't miss this once a year afternoon full of German music, singing, dancing. contests and fun for the whole family including crafters and games for the kids. Christensen Automotive and Cottonwood Creek Horse Boarding are the proud sponsors. Admission is free. Food can be purchased from noon-4:30 p.m. Music is 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Don't miss the fun!

The Last Rose of Summer

If you still have the energy, you'll have time to scurry over to Genoa Park where you can just relax. Those lovely Concerts on the Green come to an end Sept. 10 and you won't want to miss this last taste of small town living at its best. The California Sons band provides a heavy dose of Americana, a shot of Country plus a goodly bit of Rock. Bring a blanket, folding chair, a picnic dinner or snacks and beverages to enjoy at this final concert of the season from 5-7 p.m. No charge for the event the whole family can enjoy. Remember the park is in the shade of some mighty mountains so no matter how warm the day may be, it can get chilly in the evening. For more about all that's going on in Genoa, see http://genoanevada.org.

Holiday Craft Fair and Raffle

Your help is needed. The Young at Heart's biggest event of the year is Nov. 3 from 4-8 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It's at the Douglas County Senior & Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. More than 200 vendors, artists, and crafters are expected so a lot of volunteers will be needed to help make it a success. You may sign up for as little as one, two-hour shift, or certainly more if you'd like and most of the jobs are sit-down. This year's goal is to raise $10,000, but that can't happen without your help. People are needed for set-up/take-down, kitchen work, greeters, counters, raffle-ticket sellers, and some folks to call the winners of the raffle. Everybody is invited to join the team.

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Contact Alice Artella at artellan@charter.net or see her at the center Tuesday and Friday in the Ceramic Room if you're willing to volunteer to help in any capacity.

Do you make handcrafted items? There are still about 20 vendor stations available, so if you're interested in having one, email Lucie, the YAH Craft Fair chair at yah.craftfair@gmail.com, or phone 266-8781, to leave a message for her.

Anyone able to donate a raffle prize? Please contact YAH president Andrea at arrajeski@charter.net or phone 364-4734. Prizes are a valuable part of the event and much appreciated.

Business sponsorships are welcomed and supporters will be well advertised at the fair. Email the sponsor coordinator at yah.craftfair@gmail.com, or call 364-4734.

When you call, leave your name, address, and phone number at any of the respective phone numbers and the volunteer in charge will call you back. Thanks in advance for supporting this worthwhile event. Or go directly to the application form http://www.youngatheartcarsonvalleynv.org/hcf_2017,

Contact Anita Kornoff at museummatters1@gmail.com

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