In the Spotlight for Sept. 18

Elks flea market starts today

The Minden-Douglas Elks annual flea market is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the lodge, 1276 Pit Road in Gardnerville. Sale items include a cherry wood piano, entertainment centers, clothes dryer, generators, household items, clothes, books. Information, Jim Plamenig, 267-9205, or Tom Zogorski, 265-5545.

Rummage sale today and Saturday

The Empty the Storage Unit Sale is 3-6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Sale includes office equipment, entertainment centers, furniture, clothing, household items. Information, 782-4600.

Family bicycle tour

The Discover Carson Valley family bicycle tour is Saturday. Registration is 8:30 a.m. at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. Refreshments at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Design your own route with a choice of four routes ranging from 5-25 miles in Minden, Gardnerville, East Valley and Fish Springs. Helmets required. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12, $35 for a family of two adults and related children under 12. Information, 782-8207 or

Poker run to benefit Austin's House

All types of vehicles welcome at the third annual Austin's House Poker Run on Saturday. Registration is 9-10 a.m. at Century 21 in Minden. The entry fee of $25, plus $15 for a second rider, includes prize for the best poker hand, live music by Dean Brownell and barbecue at Heritage Park. Information, Danny, 721-7111, or

Ferret frolic Saturday

The Ferrets with Soul(e) Rescue Shelter's fifth annual open house and ferret frolic is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 977 Pleasantview Court, Gardnerville. Ferret games, auctions, bake sale, raffle. Admission is $1 per person and per ferret. Information, Linda Soule, 265-6744.

Show Biz Kids perform

Theatre of Arts Discipline presents Show Biz Kids, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center ArtBar, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. For performers age 5 and older. No rehearsals. Prepare your own act, song, dance, or poetry to perform. This month's theme is musicals or plays written in the 1940s. Sign up on arrival. Information, or (775) 219-3577.

Free employment assistance

Appointment scheduling begins Monday for free employment assistance, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26, at the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Michelle Garton of Nevada JobConnect covers resume preparation, cover letters, interviewing and online job searching. Bring resume information. Call 782-9841 to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Last farmers market of the summer

The last farmers market of the season is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Minden. Produce vendors, crafts and live music by All Hat No Cattle. Minden Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. features appetizers, no-host bar, raffle prizes. Tri tip, chicken, and rib dinners available for sale. Information, 782-2444 or 292-9214.


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