In the Spotlight for June 25

Spaghetti benefit today

A fundraiser dinner to benefit Genoa resident Dan Hickey is 5-9 p.m. today at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Cost is $15 per person or $25 for family of four. Tickets, Shannon Hickey, or 315-0697.

Book signing at library

Jim Jameson and family sign copies of their "River of Broken Glass" book of poems, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden. The Jamesons wrote and illustrated, "River of Broken Glass, a collection of poems about struggle with disabilities." A portion of the book sales benefits Carson Valley United Methodist Church and local mental health facilities. Information, 781-7728.

Summer kickoff at Indian Hills

The annual Indian Hills summer kickoff is 11 a.m. Saturday at James Lee Park. The event features a skateboard contest, rock band, barbecue and contests. Information,

Family movie night

Trinity Lutheran Church and Childcare hosts movies and snacks, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, at the church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. See "The Blind Side" or "The Tooth Fairy." Event is a fundraiser to benefit the youth group's trip to the New Orleans National Youth Gathering. Information, Holly, 546-3347, or Sandy, 265-6947.

Square dance movie in Carson

"Larry Ward - The Square Dance Caller," a documentary partly filmed in Minden with residents of the area premieres, 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City. The film was shot by the B Sharps documentary film company and is based on the 61-year career of square dance caller Larry Ward, who teaches ballroom and square dancing in Carson City and Carson Valley. The show is free. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Comstock Cowboys play benefit

The friends of Rich Liska present Rich's Recovery Party benefit, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. Music by David John & the Comstock Cowboys, Lacy J. Dalton, Lady and the Tramp, Beans Sousa & Friends. Admission $20. Tickets available at the Bucket of Blood in Virginia City, 847-0322. Information, 847-7750. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the Elka Best Cancer Foundation,

Genealogy series begins Thursday

The Douglas County Genealogy Group hosts a series of free workshops on how to start genealogy research beginning with "Where to Start" presented by Doris Bennett at 1 p.m. July 1. Next in the series is "Look at What You Have" by John and Janie Ryland on July 15, "Where to Find Vital Records" by Brenda Ball on Aug. 5, and "Recording Your Data" by Debbie Weisend on Aug. 19. Workshops are 1 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, club president Brenda Ball, (775) 392-0470.

Senior menu for the week

Menu at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Lemon baked fish, brown rice, three-bean salad, bran roll with peach butter, butternut squash, tangerine

Tuesday. Cheeseburger, fries, fruit cup, cake

Wednesday. Barbecue chicken, roasted vegetables, broccoli salad, bread, fruit gelatin

Thursday and Friday to be announced.


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