Teen creative writing group meets virtually

The Douglas County Public Library hosts The Writer’s Block, a creative writing group for teens ages 13-17 that meets virtually the first Friday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m.

Youth Services technician Rachel Soleta said The Writer’s Block offers a supportive environment for writers to gather, hone skills, find motivation, and receive constructive feedback. The group explores a variety of literary genres that include poetry, short stories, dialogue, narratives, and free writes.

Writers are encouraged to share their current projects and can look to the group for inspiring writing prompts. The Writer’s Block aims to provide engaging topics that encourage creative expression. Library facilitators also share their own work.

Soleta mentioned “Round Robin” exercises as a fun way to collaborate with other writers and collectively craft a story, develop improv skills, and practice spontaneous responses.

The next Writer’s Block meeting will be April 2. To participate, email the library at info@douglas.lib.nv.us and provide your name, age, and library card number. The library will reply with a Discord invitation, which enables access to the virtual meeting.

Call the library with questions at 775-782-9841.


Easter gift basket donation

The Chocolate Shoppe in Gardnerville has partnered with the Carson Valley Community Food Closet to provide Easter baskets to local families who are experiencing food insecurity.

For every $35 basket ordered, The Chocolate Shoppe will match the donation and deliver two Easter baskets to the food closet (the ordered basket plus matching donated basket). The food closet will manage the basket distribution.

To donate an Easter basket, visit The Chocolate Shoppe at 1363 US Hwy 395N, Suite 7; call them at 775-267-1002; or place an order online at chocolateshoppe.us. 


Dash and Dine date night

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks host Dash and Dine Date Night for Two from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Philly cheesesteak sandwiches with salad are offered for a requested donation of $25. Each order provides two servings.

Reservations must be made by 4:30 p.m. today. Call the Elks Lodge at 775-265-5483 and leave a message with your name, phone number, time between 5-7 p.m. you want to pick up your order, and how many orders you’d like.

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge is located at 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Proceeds for Elks’ events benefit programs for veterans, seniors, and youth in the local community.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.

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