In the Spotlight for Aug. 13 |

In the Spotlight for Aug. 13

Barbecue fundraiser today

The Hot Summer Nights BBQ and Concert fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club is 6-9 p.m. today in the parking lot of Lira’s Market in Minden Village. Music by the Mark Castro Band. Tickets are $20, available from Boys & Girls Club board members or at Lira’s. Information, Jeri Johnson, 771-6432.

Wine walk Thursday

The Thirsty Third Thursday wine and beer walk is Aug. 19 with a rocking ’50s theme. Cost is $10 plus $5 for a commemorative wine glass, which may be used at all 2010 wine walks. Register at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Purchase wine glasses in advance at Battle Born Wine, East Fork Gallery, Especially For You or Joyce’s Fine Jewelry. Information, or 782-8027.

Starving artists wanted

Vendors, artists, crafters are wanted for the Town of Gardnerville’s Starving Artists Fair, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. View and buy art or crafts from artists. Young people are invited to display three pieces of art. Information, applications, Tamyra Crossley, or 783-8504.

Tractor show Aug. 21-22

The Carson Valley Antique Tractor & Engine Show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21-22 at the Valley View Ranch, 1000 East Valley Road, Gardnerville. Cost is $3, and free for 12 and younger. Soroptimists offer food and beverages for sale. Information, Pat Geary, or 291-2001.

Discovery Center

Registration is open for the Discovery Center preschool and extended day kindergarten beginning Sept. 7 at 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. The program is taught by early childhood development and education trained staff. Registration fee is $30. Information, Douglas County Recreation Department, 782-9828. Open house is 12:30-7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2 at the Discovery Center. Director Cindy Webb, 790-1235.

Concert series begins Sept. 30

Sponsorships and season tickets are available for the Carson Valley Arts Council’s 2010-11 concert series, opening Sept. 30 with Canadian folk band Tiller’s Folly. Next in the series is Brenn Hill on Oct. 29, Vishten on Jan. 15, Red Chamber on Feb. 25, Robert Mirabal on March 25 and Hot Club Cowtown on May 13. Season tickets are $115, or $96 for arts council members, and may be purchased at Sponsorship opportunities, or 782-8207.

Senior menu for the week

The menu for the week of Aug. 16-20 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Stuffed cabbage roll, steamed carrots, egg noodles, garlic bread, apple crisp

Tuesday. Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy, spinach salad, peas, lemon pudding

Wednesday. Hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli salad, vegetables, strawberry shortcake

Thursday. Luau barbecue day. Chicken teriyaki on Kaiser roll, macaroni salad, pineapple, cupcakes

Friday. Sausage and peppers over linguini, salad, garlic bread, pears, cookie