In the Spotlight for March 1 |

In the Spotlight for March 1

Heart Hoops

Hoops for Heart basketball game 6:30 p.m. today in the Carson Valley Middle School gym benefits the American Heart Association. CVMS staff and teachers vs. Pau-Wa-Lu staff and teachers. Cost $1 students, $2 adults.

Community Bingo

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 $600 with 56 numbers or fewer. Drawing for raffle prizes. Coffee and popcorn provided. Snack bar open. Information, Pat, 265-5332.

Snowshoe Tour

14th annual Snowshoe Thompson 10K cross country ski snowshoe tour 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Valley YURT, Highway 88 and 89 intersection. Frank Tortorich will discuss longboarding the way Snowshoe did it following. Donation $10. Information, Nina (530) 573-8940 or Sue (775) 315-7777.

Art Exhibit

The Carson Valley Arts Council hosts an art exhibit featuring Mandalas painted in acrylic by Kaleigh Surber from Tuesday-May 1. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 8 in the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshment available; wine available for a donation. Information, 782-4119.

Flycasters Fundraiser

High Sierra Flycasters fundraiser 5:30 p.m. March 9 at St. Gall Pastoral Center. Dinner, music, slideshow, raffles, silent auction. Tickets $25 in advance at Lone Tree Gallery, $30 at the door.

Pops Fundraiser

An Italian family dinner and variety show March 9 benefits the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Cost $20, children under 12 $10.

Equine Clinic

Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse equine clinic, tack sale and marketplace 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 at the fairgrounds. Clinic by appointment only, 265-7800. Donations of new and used tack accepted, 267-0036. Proof of ownership and registration needed for brand inspection, 782-7750.

Beast Feast

Rotary Club of Minden Beast Feast on March 9 at the Carson Valley Inn. Wild game dinner and silent auction. Cocktails and auction 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $65 in advance, $75 after today. Information,

Art Show

The Carson Valley Art Association’s in house show in the central hallway of the Douglas campus of Western Nevada College through March 29. One painting from this show donated to the Veterans Guest House in Reno.

Almanac Listings

New and updated listings needed for the 2013 Almanac. Must be received by March 29 to be included. Send them to

Tax Help

AARP tax-aide volunteers will be available Tuesdays through April 9 at Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane to prepare free tax returns for seniors and low income individuals who file easy tax returns. Information, appointment, 267-7998.

Library Storytime

Storytime returns to the Minden library’s castle Tuesdays through March 12. Toddler stories for 18 months-3 years 10:30 a.m., preschool stories for ages 3-4 11:15 a.m. Information,, or 782-9841.