In the Spotlight for Aug. 20 |

In the Spotlight for Aug. 20

Starving artists’ fair

The Town of Gardnerville’s Starving Artists Fair is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. View and buy art or crafts from artists. Information, Tamyra Crossley, or 783-8504.

Jesse’s Journey

A garage sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1382 S. Riverview Drive, in the Gardnerville Ranchos, to benefit DHS student Jesse Buchanan who will have brain surgery this fall. Donation information, Marlene, 690-3235.

Bailey Piper blood drive

The Driving for Donors IV Bailey Piper Honor Blood Drive is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Donors eligible to win a 2010 Toyota Corolla. Make appointments at and use sponsor code Bailey. Information, Danielle, 901-2818.

Bachelor auction Saturday

Raley’s Bachelor Babes and the Two Guys from Italy Relay for Life teams host the Carson Valley Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, at Two Guys from Italy in Gardnerville. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Information, Leona, 220-8009, or Jen, 450-2206.

Family carnival Sunday

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 Highway 395 South, Carson City, hosts their first Christian Family Carnival, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Games, prizes, crafts, food, free admission. Information, 267-3680.

Senior driver safety class Tuesday

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department sponsors an AARP senior driver safety class, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline. Cost is $14, or $12 for AARP members. Completion of class may result in auto insurance discount. Registration required at 586-7271.

Contribute to 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.

Candy makers wanted

The Town of Genoa seeks volunteers to help make candy for the 90th annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire, held on Sept. 25-26. Candy making begins 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, and continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday through Sept. 15. Volunteer information, Genoa Town Offices, 782-8696.

Senior menu for the week

The menu for the week of Aug. 23-27 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Polish sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, rye bread, fruit, coconut cream pie

Tuesday. Chicken chili with beans, cheese and onions, cottage cheese, pineapple corn bread, sherbet

Wednesday. Lemon baked fish, baked potato, broccoli and carrots, beet salad, bread and apple butter, honeydew

Thursday. Ham and cheese sandwich, pea soup, orange, carrot cake

Friday. Chicken pot pie, salad, biscuit, peach cup, custard