In the Spotlight for Feb. 10 |

In the Spotlight for Feb. 10

Concert Series

Diego’s Umbrella performs 7 p.m. today in the CVIC Hall, Minden as part of the Carson Valley Arts Council concert series. Wine reception 6 p.m. Tickets, $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Information, 782-8207 or

Pageant Meeting

Informational meetings for the Little Miss Douglas County Pageant are Saturday. Ages 0-9 meet 10-11 a.m., and ages 10-17 meet 11 a.m.-noon at Dance Workshop. Information, 782-9828.

Sock Hop

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 sock hop Saturday at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Dinner, program and live music to benefit Project Safe Haven, an emergency shelter program for abused and neglected children. Cocktails, 5 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m.; music and program to follow. Tickets, $15. Information, Toni Wendt, 265-6136.

Crab Feast

Carson Valley Sertoma crab and tri-tip feast 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the CVIC Hall. Cost, $35, beer and wine available. Tickets, information, 782-6349, or 783-6455.

Ducks Unlimited

Carson Valley’s annual Ducks Unlimited fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort. Information,

Poetry Contest

Poetry Out Loud competition for Douglas High School and Carson Valley Middle School students 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 88 Cups, Minden. Information, Susan Van Doren, 781-9508.

Senior Raffle

The U-Pick-It raffle is Wednesday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Ticket sales close for drawing at 11:30 a.m. Donations accepted. Information, Esther, 265-2312, or 783-6455.

Talent Auditions

Stars of Tomorrow talent show auditions 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane and 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at All About Dance studio, Highway 395 and Buckeye Road. Three college scholarships awarded to winners of March 3 show. Information, Ann Delahay, 267-9675, or

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras magic dinner and dance to benefit Austin’s House is 6 p.m., Feb. 17 at the Carson Valley Inn. Tickets, $50. Information, tickets, 267-6711.

Centennial Dinner

CVIC Hall centennial dinner dance 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets, $20. Information, 782-5976.

Almanac Listings

New and updated listings needed for the 2012 Almanac. Must be received by March 16 to be included. Send them to