In the Spotlight for Aug. 21

Movie in the park tonight

'Wall-E' is the free movie in Heritage Park at dusk today. Vendors include Boy Scout Troop 411, Cold Stone Creamery, DHS Music Boosters, Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill. Heritage Park is off Gilman Avenue in Gardnerville. Information, Town of Gardnerville, 782-7134.

Check out stars and planets

A stargazing event is 7 p.m. today at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa. You're welcome to bring your own telescopes. Remember bug repellent, bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a jacket. Information, Park Interpreter Mark Jensen, or 783-9417.

Anniversary celebration

East Fork Gallery celebrates their 30th anniversary until Sept. 16 with featured artwork by gallery member Carolyn Denning. The gallery is at 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-7629.

Swap meet Saturday

Douglas County Historical Society hosts swap meets at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Booth spaces $10 in advance, $20 day of sale. Information, or 782-2555.

Driver safety Saturday

The AARP Senior Driver Safety class instructed by Irv Phillips is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline. Cost is $14 or $12 for AARP members. Completion of the course may result in an auto insurance discount. Bring a pencil or pen. Register at 586-7271.

Fire department barbecue

The Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department's annual dinner and dance is 6 p.m. Saturday. Tri-tip dinner with salads, beans, bread and desserts. Door and raffle prizes. Swing and big band music by the Tahoe Dance Band. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Information, 783-7254 or 843-0830.

Book signing Sunday

Johnson Lane resident Soozie Lewis, author of "The Bloomingsons of the Nevada Sage, Haley Roo," will be featured in a book signing event, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, at Borders books on Topsy Lane in Carson City. Information at

Farmers markets

Weekly Valley farmers markets feature fruits, vegetables, flowers, bakery items, gifts, outdoor decor, music and food.

The Minden Farmers Market is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through summer between Fourth and Fifth streets in downtown Minden. Information, Roxanne, 782-2444 or Kregg, 782-9814.

The Gardnerville Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in Lampe Park. Information at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation office, 782-9828.


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