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In the Spotlight for 9-3

Borders sales benefit Austin’s House

Austin’s House hosts Borders Benefit Days on Saturday and Sunday at area Borders stores and at Austin’s House receives a portion of sales of books, movies, music, educational toys and games from purchases made at Borders at 911 Topsy Lane in Carson City, and in Reno. A special voucher must be used at the time of sale to direct donations to Austin’s House. Use promo code AUST945F for online orders. Vouchers available at, at Austin’s House, 3589 N. Sunridge Drive, or from Borders cashiers at purchase. Information, 267-6711.

Vendors wanted for Minden Fair

Vendor space available for the Town of Minden’s 26th annual Carson Valley Fall Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12, on Esmeralda Avenue. Farmers market, pumpkin patch, art and crafts, food, beer tent and live music. Information, Roxanne, 782-2444, or Kregg, 292-9214.

Elks Flea Market

Donations accepted 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Tahoe-Douglas Elks annual flea market Sept. 10-11 at the Elks Lodge, 1226 Pit Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. To arrange for pick-up of donations, call 267-9205.

Booth space available

Vendors wanted for the Douglas County Historical Society’s flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Booth space, $10. Applications at Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, or

Used purses collectedfor Alzheimer’s fundraiser

Donations of gently used purses of any brand, age, color and style are wanted for the Baggin’ Memory Loss Boutique Sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Nugget Casino in Carson City. Purses are collected until Sept. 11 at Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville. Information, Corneil Vacirca, (775) 230-5892.

Jesse’s Journey Poker Run

The Jesse’s Journey Poker Run fundraiser begins 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Genoa Bar, and continues to the Wild Horse Bar in Minden, The French Bar and Full Belly Deli in Gardnerville, and ends at Jethro’s Oven & Grill in the Gardnerville Ranchos for a barbecue and music by Big Bad Wolf at 7 p.m. Cost of $20 per hand includes one meal. Sign up the day of the event at Genoa Bar or call 690-3235 for tickets. Event benefits DHS student Jesse Buchanan who will have brain surgery this fall.

Senior menu for the week

The menu for the week of Sept. 6-10 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday. Chicken bean burrito, Mexicorn, carrot raisin salad, canned red cherries

Wednesday. Birthday day. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit salad, roll, green beans, cake and ice cream

Thursday. Breaded chicken breast, pea salad, ranch-style beans, carrots, peach cobbler

Friday. Lasagna, salad, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, cherry cheesecake