St. Patrick's Day dinner and murder mystery benefits arts council

Staff Reports

The Carson Valley Arts Council hosts a St. Patrick's Day dinner and murder mystery event on March 17 to support education outreach to the younger members of our community. This fun evening of food and entertainment will include social hour, buffet dinner, murder mystery presentation, raffle, and silent auction.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. in the Shannon Ballroom of the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. The cash bar will have the usual fare as well as the evening's special "green" drink, with all proceeds from the green drink benefiting CVAC. During the social hour, there will be time to view and bid on silent auction items donated by local artists and businesses.

Dinner is 6-8:30 p.m. with an Irish-themed buffet dinner of lamb and barley soup, green potato salad, pickled herring, green salad, cucumbers in dilly, fresh fruit, entrees of beef and stout beef casserole, braised pork loin with apples and cider, corned beef and cabbage with horseradish sauce, whiskey mustard baked chicken, smoked lamp chop with roasted Guinness glaze, green peas and pearl onions, carrots, cabbage and butter, rosemary potato pancakes, Cullen's colcannon, and for dessert, deep dish apple pie, shamrock cookies, and Irish almond cake.

During dinner, guests will be challenged to help the talented players of the Carson Valley Community Theatre solve "A Murder Most Green." This delightful murder mystery will have guests on the edge of their seats until the murderer is found. In the meantime, everyone is a suspect.

Raffle drawing will take place after dinner and the deadline for final silent auction bids is 9 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children 10 and younger. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early. Tickets are available at, at 782-8207 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the CVAC office or Heartstrings, 1572 Highway 395, Gardnerville.


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