In the Spotlight for Aug. 28

Art association meets today

The Carson Valley Art Association meets at 1:30 p.m. today at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension conference room, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. The meeting features artwork stations by association members Carolyn Denning, Beth Bosmans, Anne Armijo and Helen Martin.

Refreshments served. Information, Ron Clarke, 782-8035.

Slow food is opposite of fast food

The Green Living Festival kicks off with a Slow Food Dinner, 6 p.m. Sept. 10, at Barone & Reed Food Co. in downtown Minden.

Chef Christoph Waldburger prepares a sustainably produced, locally grown three-course dinner, with choice of three entrees. Cost of $35 includes organic wines, coffee, tax and gratuity. There are 40 seats available. Make reservations by Tuesday at or with Katherine Winans at or 267-0539.

Labor Day forget-me-nots

Disabled American Veterans hold their annual fundraiser with the sale of forget-me-nots at Raley's, Smith's and Scolari's, all day Sept. 3-5 from 8 a.m. Money raised goes to help local veterans. Information, Nancy Rowan, commander of Unit 7 of Carson City, 265-2531.

Journey begins

Carson Valley United Methodist Church hosts The Journey spiritual program, 6-7 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 6 at the church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The journey is a time of spiritual direction and intentional Christian community designed to encourage Christ-centered living through prayer, reading and study. Information, 782-4600.

Head 'em up, move 'em out

A herd of grazing cows are helping Douglas High School members of Carson Valley FFA raise money to compete in horse judging, ag sales and floriculture at the national FFA contest in Indianapolis in October. If the herd is found grazing in your yard, students will round them up for $20, and for $25 the herd may be moooved to a home or business of your choice. Cows may also be purchased for $5. Information, Victoria Joncas, 721-9152 or Alysson Lammiman, (307) 760-9592.

Tours offered at Austin's House

Families are invited for refreshments, photos with Casey the Crocodile and tours of Austin's House at the facility's second anniversary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12, at 3589 N. Sunridge Drive, behind the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Substation.

The construction of Austin's House was made possible entirely through donations from the community. Austin's House has provided care for more than 80 children in need since opening in September 2007. Information at or 267-6711.

Cowboys play Candy Dance

The Comstock Cowboys provide music for the annual Candy Dance dinner dance, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 26, in Genoa Town Park. Trimmer Ranch One caters the ranch-style barbecue dinner of roast beef and chicken, with Basque-style beans, salad, rolls and dessert by J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room. Dinner dance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Tickets available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Genoa Town Office. Information at or 782-8696.


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