In the Spotlight for Sept. 10 |

In the Spotlight for Sept. 10

Get away to Laughlin

Sign up for the Laughlin Getaway hosted by Young at Heart, Oct. 26-29. Cost is $230 per person for three nights at Riverside Resort Casino on the Colorado River. Information,

Douglas County Senior Center, 783-6455, or Esther Hildebrand, 265 2312.

DHS offers adult school

Douglas High School offers classes at students’ convenience for adults who wish to obtain GEDs or adult diplomas, or who want to further their education. Classes are free for those seeking adult diplomas or GEDs, otherwise a 20-week course is $100. Computer graphics is added to the GED preparation classes of math, English, science, and social studies. Some coursework may be done via Internet. Information, registration, Michael Caughlan, 782-5136, ext. 1716.

Elks flea market begins today

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks annual flea market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1226 Pit Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, 267-9205.

Historical society flea market

The Douglas County Historical Society’s flea market is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information,

Sagehens meet Wednesday

The Topaz Sagehens begin their 2010-11 club year and celebrate more than 30 years in the community with a pot luck luncheon and meeting, noon Wednesday, at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center, 4001 Carter Way, Wellington. New members welcome. Information, Janet Bryant, 266-4013.

Lunchtime seminar for parents

Tahoe Youth & Family Services hosts the first of the STEP Together series of seminars to empower parents, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Schemenauer speaks on what parents need to know about drugs. Free admission. Bag lunch provided. RSVP, or 782-4202, ext. 3. Information,

Wine walk Thursday

The last Thirsty Third Thursday wine and beer walk of the season is Thursday with a Hawaiian theme. Cost is $10 plus $5 for a commemorative wine glass. Register at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Gardnerville. Advance purchases at Battle Born Wine, East Fork Gallery, Especially For You or Joyce’s Fine Jewelry. Information, or 782-8027.

Senior menu for the week

The menu for the week of Sept. 13-17 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Taco salad, Spanish rice, apple crisp

Tuesday. Chicken Caesar salad, watermelon

Wednesday. Italian sausage and pepper pasta casserole, French bread, pears, salad, chocolate cream pie

Thursday. Beef stroganoff with pasta, butternut squash, orange spinach salad, plums, roll with apple butter

Friday. Veal Parmesan, carrots, rice pilaf, garlic bread, citrus green salad, custard