In the Spotlight for Jan. 7 |

In the Spotlight for Jan. 7

Winter safety day Saturday

Winter Training and Safety Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday In Hope Valley. Event features Alpine County Search & Rescue and Hope Valley outdoor training with beacons, GPS, maps, and probes. Get tips on being prepared, meet Dummy Bob, learn to cross-country ski, play softball wearing snowshoes, sledding for children. This is a free event but donations accepted. Information, DeAnna, (775) 690-8604 or

Sertoma bingo this week

This month’s Carson Valley Sertoma Community Bingo is Saturday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at 11 a.m., early bird at 12:30 p.m., regular session at 1 p.m. Progressive blackout is $250 with 48 numbers or less. Drawing for raffle prizes. Coffee and popcorn provided. Snack bar open. Regular schedule of first Saturday of the month resumes in February. Information, Pat, 265-5332.

Auditions for ‘Cinderella’

Auditions for TOAD’s stage production of Disney’s “Cinderella” are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Students age 5-11 should prepare a one-minute song. Rehearsals begin Sunday. Tuition $100. Financial assistance available. Information, TOAD Artistic Director Kris Garrett, or (775) 219-3577.

Acting workshop offered

Carson Valley Community Theatre hosts an acting workshop with producer, director, acting teacher and coach Peter Frisch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Carson Valley Arts Council Building, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. The class is open to 12 students. Cost is $150. Register with Lucille Rao, (775) 843-3493. Information,

Ballroom, square dancing

Larry Ward teaches ballroom dance for adults and teens, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 13 at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Cost $8 adults, $5 teens, per person per class. Ballroom dance for teens meets 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 9-April 10 at Genoa Town Hall, 2289 Main St., Genoa. Cost $5 per person. Square dance and line/country dance, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Genoa Town Hall. Cost $6. Couples and singles welcome. Register, 461-0474.

Senior menu for the week

The menu for the week of Jan. 10-14 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Deviled pork chop, baked potato, Brussels sprouts, salad, tapioca pudding

Tuesday. Taco salad, salsa and sour cream, Spanish rice, apple crisptos

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

Thursday. Tortellini vegetable soup, ham and cheese sandwich on wheat, pineapple, banana nut muffin

Friday. Manicotti with sauce, spinach salad, vegetables, garlic bread, cherry walnut dessert