In the Spotlight for March 8 |

In the Spotlight for March 8

Art Exhibit The Carson Valley Arts Council hosts an art exhibit featuring Mandalas painted in acrylic by Kaleigh Surber through May 1. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. today in the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshment available; wine available for a donation. Information, 782-4119.Democratic Dinner Douglas County Democrats annual Keep Nevada Blue dinner today at Carson Valley Inn. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner, dancing, and silent auction. Star Award and community service recognitions will be announced. Theme, “Rhapsody in Blue Nevada.” Cost $65. Reservations, information or (775) 267-0539.Knights Bingo The Knights of Columbus bingo 7 p.m., today at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville benefits Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Buy in $21. Jackpots of up to $1,199 possible. Food and drinks available for purchase. Knights provide popcorn, beverages and snacks. Information, Chuck Ripoli, 265-6132. Equine Clinic Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse equine clinic, tack sale and marketplace 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds. Clinic by appointment only, 265-7800. Donations of new and used tack accepted, 267-0036. Proof of ownership and registration needed for brand inspection, 782-7750. Flycasters Fundraiser High Sierra Flycasters fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Gall Pastoral Center. Dinner, music, slideshow, raffles, silent auction. Tickets $25 in advance at Lone Tree Gallery, $30 at the door.Pops FundraiserAn Italian family dinner and variety show Saturday benefits the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Cost $20, children under 12 $10. Information, (775) 843-0830.Beast Feast Rotary Club of Minden Beast Feast on Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn. Wild game dinner and silent auction. Cocktails and auction 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $75. Information, Dinner Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage Sunday at CVIC Hall in Minden. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., no-host bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Cost $25 a person. Tickets, information, Pam Sturlin (775) 790-1621 or History Lecture Patty Cafferata will discuss women in Nevada politics 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Cost $3 nonmembers, free to members. Information, 782-2555.Art Show The Carson Valley Art Association’s in house show in the central hallway of the Douglas campus of Western Nevada College through March 29. One painting from this show donated to the Veterans Guest House in Reno.Almanac Listings New and updated listings needed for the 2013 Almanac. Must be received by March 29 to be included. Send them to

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