In the Spotlight for July 17

Garden volunteers needed

Join gardeners 9 a.m. today at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park to help recreate Gertrude Dangberg's garden. Bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen and drinking water. If available, bring large pieces of corrugated cardboard and newspaper to add as compost materials.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is at 1450 Highway 88, Minden. Information, Park Interpreter Mark Jensen, or 783-9417.

DHS 20th reunion

The Douglas High School class of 1989 20-year reunion is 7 p.m. today at JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, with family picnic at Lampe Park noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, and dinner dance 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Walley's Hot Springs Resort. Cost is $50 per person. Contact,

Rocha lecture

Former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha is featured in the free Carson Valley Myth-Busting presentation, 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

The park provides some shade and chairs. Your own lawn chairs welcome.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is at 1450 Highway 88, Minden. Information, Park Interpreter Mark Jensen, or 783-9417.

Ranchos barbecue

The 28th annual Ranchos Fire Rescue dinner dance fundraiser is 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Station No. 7, 940 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville Ranchos. Dinner tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and younger. Battle of the bands at 4:30 p.m. Information, 265-2048.

Hypnotist show benefits Relay

Relay for Life Team Special K's fundraiser features hypnotist Dann Kimm, 8 p.m. Saturday, at Indigo Restaurant and Bar, 1665 Lucerne St. in Minden Village. DJ music. Tickets, $15 or two for $25, available at the door. Information, (775) 75O-3468.

Vaccine clinic, pet boutique, car wash Sunday

A low-cost pet vaccine clinic, DAWG boutique and car wash is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Gina's Grooming, 791 Tillman Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Microchipping by Dr. Lesli Hewitt of Quail Ridge Animal Hospital. Douglas Animal Welfare Group hosts animal boutique and yard sale. Car wash by Tahoe Youth Services. Information, 265-3130.

Ice cream social

Carson Valley United Methodist Church hosts free ice cream and entertainment by the Carson City Community Band in the fellowship hall, 5-6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-4600.

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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