In the Spotlight for Aug. 26 |

In the Spotlight for Aug. 26

Summerfest Carnival

The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Summerfest carnival is today- Sunday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Times are 5-11 p.m. today, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Information, Gary Wendt, 265-6136.

Pony Express

The annual Pony Express reride will come through Carson Valley today. The pony is expected to leave Carson City at 6:30 a.m., and travel along Jacks Valley Road to Genoa, but times could vary by several hours either way. Information,

Spaghetti Dinner

Carson Valley United Methodist Church and Unity of the Sierra are hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 6 p.m. today to pay for a future concert featuring singer Eric Hansen. Cost $5 per person, $20 a family. Information, 782-4600, or 841-2221.

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Concert Series

Jeff Jones performs at the GE Summer Concert Series 6:30 p.m. today at Minden Park. Information, 782-9828.

Kids Day

Gardnerville Walgreen’s is hosting the Backpack Buddies Consortium Kids Fun Day 8 a.m. Saturday in the store parking lot, located at the corner of Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane. Activities include a rummage sale and bake sale, dunk tank, bouncy house, games and prizes and a barbecue. Information, 267-6737 or 782-0537.

Blood Drive

Piper family blood drive is 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Minden Town Office, 1604 Esmeralda Ave. Donors entered into a drawing to win a 2010 Toyota Corolla. Appointment, Danielle Piper, (775) 901-2818.

Aviation Roundup

The Minden-Tahoe Airport is hosting its first Aviation Roundup 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Aircraft demonstrations, exhibits, educational displays and children’s activities. Information, 782-9871.

Elks Breakfast

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 pancake breakfast is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, at the lodge, 1226 Pit Road, Gardnerville. Choice of pancakes, eggs/omelets, sausage, juice and coffee, $6 for adults and $3 for children. Information, 265-4523.

Fundraiser Dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Indigo in Minden to benefit the family of 6-month-old Colton Shaffer. Cost, $25 for a family of six, $8 adults, $5 children 3-12, under 3 free. Information, Heather Keene, 790-2553.