In the Spotlight for 10-8
Bunco fundraiser today
The Topaz Sagehens host a bunco fundraiser, 5-9 p.m. today, at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center, 4001 Carter Way, Wellington. Cost of $20 includes dinner, gaming and raffles. Information, Janet Bryant, 266-4013.
Birth fair Saturday
Sierra Nevada Birth Network’s second annual Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Allie & Friends Infant-Toddler Nursery, 1644 Highway 395, Minden. Information, Nancy Ogan, 790-1293, or Diane Mitchell, 782-2027. Sierra Nevada Birth Network is a local chapter of BirthNetwork National, a nonprofit organization promoting mother-friendly maternity care. Information, http://www.birthnetwork.org
Celebrate Scandinavian culture
The fourth annual Scandinavian Festival is 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1201 Saliman Road, Carson City. Lunch available, bakery items for sale, lefse and rosmaling demonstrations and sales, Viking village with rune stone readings and story telling. Gift shop sales include a cookbook by the Daughters of Norway Lodge. Music by Eileen Bianchi. Raffle prizes. Information, Laura, 762-3734.
See Ed run Sunday
The Douglas County Education Foundation hosts the second annual 5k/10k Run Ed Run fundraiser Sunday. Events include family activities and food. Register at any school, Carson Valley Sports or douglascountyeducationfoundation.org
Museum lecture Thursday
Nevada author Stan Paher speaks about ghost towns at the Douglas County Historical Society’s lecture of the month, 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Admission $3, free for historical society members. Information, 782-2555.
Veterans’ clothing drive
Century 21 Clark Properties is the Carson Valley drop-off site for the Vietnam Veterans of America annual men’s clothing drive running through Oct. 20. Needed are coats, pants, shirts, jeans, sweat shirts and pants, and jackets. Century 21 Clark Properties is at 1674 Highway 395, Minden. Information, 782-7111. The Reno drop-off location is at Veterans of Foreign Wars Battle Born Post 9211, 255 VFW Historic Lane, Reno. Contact Dennis Espinoza at (775) 857-9397, or Ron Coleman, (775) 303-1419.
Senior menu for the week
The menu for the week of Oct. 11-15 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.
Monday. Cream of broccoli soup, lemon baked fish, brown rice, cauliflower, carrots and snow peas, lemon bar
Tuesday. Beef tacos, ranch beans, Mexicorn, orange rice pudding
Wednesday. Birthday day. Pork chops, fruit salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, roll, cake and ice cream
Thursday. Vegetable lasagna, spinach salad, garlic bread, orange
Friday. Meat loaf, salad, au gratin potatoes, peas and onions, chocolate ice cream