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Holiday craft fair Nov. 21

Young at Heart’s annual Holiday Craft Fair is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville. Handmade gift items from area crafters, bake sale items, music and door prizes, including overnight stays, dinner and show packages, 18 holes of golf with a cart, movie passes and gift certificates.

Membership open for 2010 Young at Heart open to age 55 or older with annual dues of $3. Funds raised by Young At Heart are used for holiday gift bags, repairs and upkeep at the senior center, fundraising for a new center and community events. Join or renew memberships with Ann Smutnak at the craft fair.

Shop ready for holidays

The Young at Heart gift shop in the Douglas County Senior Center specializes in handmade jewelry, gifts, artwork, sculptures. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in the lobby of the senior center.

Gift donations needed

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, the Douglas County Senior Center and students from Gardnerville Elementary and Douglas High schools start preparing Christmas gift bags for the recipients of Meals-on-Wheels and Douglas County homebound seniors on Dec. 10, to be delivered Dec. 15-17. Donations of small presents such as sample size shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, lip balm, playing cards, games, candy, cans of nuts, wash cloths, hand towels, socks, gloves and ornaments are needed for the gift bags. Also needed is sugar-free candy for 18 diabetic clients.

Deliver donations to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, or call the senior center at 783-6455 or Paul Lockwood at 782-6583 for donation pick-up. Cash or gift card donations may be made for Young At Heart to buy presents. Mail donations to the Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, P. O. Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.

Senior menu for the week

Menu for the week of Nov. 9-13 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, 783-6455.

Monday. Stuffed shells in marinara, spinach salad, garlic bread, cheesecake

Tuesday. Fried chicken, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, biscuit, apple pie a la mode

Wednesday. Closed for Veterans Day

Thursday. Hot ham and cheese, potato wedges, Waldorf salad, green beans, dessert

Friday. Minestrone, grilled cheese, sliced tomato, romaine with French dressing, kiwi