What to expect in 2010

by Sharlene Irete


Carson Valley is the home of events celebrating not only classic cars but classic tractors.

Pony Express re-riders, Death Riders and Wacky Waddlers race through our Valley and neighboring mountains.

We have the chance to attend free movies and music in beautiful parks. Our service groups sponsor ham bingo, turkey bingo, Christmas tree bingo, and just plain bingo bingo.

And where else can people be up close and personal with eagles?

We've come to expect all of this in Carson Valley.

In 2010, the Pony Express re-riders will come through for the 31st time, candy will be made for the 90th anniversary of the Genoa Candy Dance, and we will celebrate 100 years of Carson Valley Days.

During this year, as in years past, we'll attend spring and fall art shows and outdoor street fairs.

Theater productions are planned by the Dakota Organization, Carson Valley Community Theatre, performers from the Douglas County Historical Society and drama students from Douglas schools.

Area service groups put on fun-raising events throughout the year to support youth in the community, including the Kiwanis Club's Stars of Tomorrow talent showcase in April, Rotary's balloon races during Carson Valley Days, Sertoma's annual chili cook-off and Oktoberfest, the Soroptimist Savor the Flavor wine event in February, Douglas County Senior Center's Big Mama's car show in May, the Elks host Summerfest carnival in Lampe Park, and the Antelope Valley Lions Club's 10th annual Cow Pasture Golf tournament in April.

Something else to expect in 2010 is that we will keep you informed of what's happening.

Get out and enjoy what Carson Valley has to offer.


Check out Carson Valley resident Christina Keegan as she represents Nevada in the Miss America Pageant televised at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 on TLC.


Eagles and Agriculture event, Feb. 19-21. Events include the birds of prey lecture, chartered bus tours to working ranches, owl prowl and bird demonstrations, photo workshop and a boat trip on the Carson River.


World Tai Chi Day in Minden Park, 10 a.m. to noon April 22.


Douglas County Parks & Recreation's 2010 GE Energy Family Concert Series begins May 28 with music by Shane Dwight in Minden Park. Free concerts continue with the Imagine Beatle tribute band on June 18, the Trey Stone Band on July 9 and two more concerts through Aug. 20.


Farmers markets in Minden and Lampe Park open in June and run throughout summer. Fishing Derby in Lampe Park, June 5-6. Spring Art & Crafts fair in downtown Minden, June 5-6. Genoa Home & Garden Tour, June 6.

The 20-30 Club's Carson Valley Days 100th annual event, June 10-13. Events include art show in Minden, Minden Ranch Rodeo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace in Lampe Park. Pony Express Re-ride and Chautauqua in the Park in Mormon Station State Historic Park. July

Pops in the Park at Mormon Station and Carson Valley Pops Orchestra's Red, White & Blue Celebration in Heritage Park on July 4. Alpine County's Death Ride Endurance cycling event, July 10. The 13th annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.


Valley Cruisers Main Street Event, Aug. 13-15. Antique Tractor Show, Aug. 14-15.


The Genoa Candy Dance & Craft Faire is the last weekend of the month.


Pumpkin Festival at Corley Ranch and scarecrow making with members of the East Fork Gallery in Minden Park. Ghost walks and cemetery tours put on by the Douglas County Historical Society.


Carson Valley Art Association's scholarship art show at CVIC Hall.


The KTVN Share Your Holiday food drive to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Holiday tree lightings and Parade of Lights. Christmas at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

This is a partial list of 2010 events.

To submit community events for The Record-Courier, contact People Editor Sharlene Irete at 782-5121, ext. 210 or sirete@recordcourier.com


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