In the Spotlight for Aug. 26 | RecordCourier.com

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, http://www.xphomestation.com.

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.