Minden Village at Highway 395 and Lucerne Street hosts the third annual block party on June 19 as a kick-off to Magiko, which runs through July 5.
The event will have a magic theme and will include magicians, stilt-walkers, jugglers and balloon twisters. There will be wine and brew tasting, a barbecue, boardwalk games, dunk tanks, free food and ice cream, live music and chances to win prizes.
The event benefits Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley and Austin's House.
Minden Village businesses involved are 88 Cups, AG Edwards-Wachovia, Alpine Medical, Artisans International, Bodywise Physical Therapy, Cafe Girasole, Carson Valley Dental, Carson Valley Mortgage, Charles Schwab, City National Bank, Curves, First American Title, Indigo, JM Clouser & Associates, King & Russo, Lincare, Mediation & Management, Quizno's, Lira's Market and Wasabi's. Other sponsors include Tahoe Basin Container Service, Douglas Disposal, WPTI and Century 21.