Only two weeks before the Taste of the Towns. Are you ready? Do you have your tickets? You don't want to miss this opportunity to visit all the shops and taste all the food available on this one night only.
There are so many new venues this year. New in our parking lot this year are Killer Salsa, 88 Cups & More, La Lee Pops, La Hacienda Del Sazon, The Grill Next Door and Moose & Squirrel. Old favorites Port of Subs, Papa Murphy's, Tahoe Ridge Winery, Margarita Man and Buona Sera will be back. New on Main Street will be The New Market Cafe at the Historian Inn as well as Nevada Ugly, our newest bar serving tastes of their beer. Old favorites on Main Street include the Overland, The New Rancho Grande, JT's, Sharkey's, and Cafe Girasole for food and Ruby Rose City & Saddle Clothes, Classical Glass, Cheshire Antiques, Country Carousel and Battle Born Wine shops. And, there will be music for listening and maybe even dancing at both the museum and the JT.
You old timer "tasters" know this, but for all you new "tasters" we will be voting on our favorites at the end of our evening. Before you leave, you will turn in your ticket with your ballot, printed on the back, filled in. Your choices will be for best food, best atmosphere, best shop and best all-around spot. We'll announce the winners in this column as soon as the votes are tabulated. Tickets for this once a year event are on sale now at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center for $25 per person or $20 for DCHS members. Come out and join us for a great time.
The Taste of the Towns opens the month of August for us. August will also feature our lecture series on Aug. 9. Michon Mackedon will speak on "BOMBAST, Spinning Atoms in the Desert," which recounts Nevada's relationship with the nuclear industry. Admission is $3 per person, free for DCHS members.
Next, we ask "Who's That in Our Photo" on Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. DCHS has a number of historic photographs in our archives, but many of the people go unrecognized. If you can help identify any of these people, please call 782-2555 and schedule your appointment to help us out.
Then on Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will offer our August flea market. The same rules apply - register for your 10-foot-by- 10-foot space in advance and pay only $20. Bring whatever you have to sell or stop by to shop. This is a great event for buyers and sellers alike.
All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at www.historicnevada.org.
Contact Ellen Caywood by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.