There are only three weeks until the Douglas County Historical Society Holiday Gala at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville on Dec. 6. DCHS is putting on a grand celebration, full of wonderful events for the whole family.
We will feature the cookie walk where you can buy a container and choose from dozens of cookies to fill it. This should take the pressure off holiday baking. However, if you just love to bake, call 782-2555 to see if you can bake a few dozen cookies to donate to this year's cookie walk.
Upstairs on the front porch, Santa will be on the Hank Monk vintage sleigh between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., just waiting to have his photo taken with your children or grandchildren. Like last year, photos will be $5 each and will be ready for you to take home with you in a matter of minutes. Each photo will come framed in a holiday greeting card, suitable for sending to friends and relatives out-of-town. You can order multiple copies right then and there.
While you are waiting for your Santa photos, go on inside the museum and tour the Gallery of Trees specially decorated for the Christmas season. Bring a fistful of quarters to vote for your favorite trees, or vote for one tree several times. The winner will be announced in January.
Don't miss the gingerbread houses display. Judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners, but the public votes for the people's choice award. All winners will be announced at the artisan's reception on Dec. 13.
Stop by the Main Street Bookstore and check out all the Christmas present possibilities. Our 2009 DCHS calendar will be available for $7.50 each or $7 each if you buy two or more. Consider including an application for membership along with a calendar of upcoming events. We always have something fun coming up.
We also have the 2009 Entertainment Books available as gifts. These books offer you the opportunity to save a lot of money on your dining out and movie going. You can even save money at local shops and grocery stores. The Entertainment Book is well worth the investment.
Speaking of upcoming events, we will have another melodrama this year. Block off the weekend of Feb. 6, 7 and 8 as the dates for the performances. You won't want to miss this one. Our esteemed playwright, "Tennessee" Smith, has been at it again and it promises to be the best one yet.
If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our Web site at www.historicnevada.org. Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the Gardnerville museum and the Genoa Court House Museum, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It's up to our members and friends to help us keep our doors open.
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