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Sweet sounds of summer at Dangberg Ranch

The Dangberg Historic Home Ranch is ready for events including one featuring Sheriff's Sgt. and Reno Philharmonic cellist John Lenz on June 19.

The Dangberg Historic Home Ranch is ready for events including one featuring Sheriff's Sgt. and Reno Philharmonic cellist John Lenz on June 19. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Suicide Prevention Network presents Summer Sounds at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on June 19.

The late-afternoon, outdoor concert features a classical pop music performance by Johnny Lenz & Family. Lenz is a member of both the Reno Philharmonic and SPN Board of Directors and is a sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with the musical performance beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased in advance as the event is limited to 150 people. Ticket sales start May 10; check spnawareness.org for availability and instructions on how to reserve a spot.

A food truck will be onsite for those who wish to purchase a meal, and beer and wine will be available. Attendees may also bring their own refreshments.

“We know a lot of people are looking forward to going to events with friends and neighbors, and we feel this is a perfect bridge event to ‘normalcy,’” said SPN Special Programs Coordinator and Grants Manager Donna Chizek. “They can bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, listen to some great music at a fantastic venue, and support Suicide Prevention Network’s mental wellness efforts in the community.”

Event proceeds help fund SPN’s mission, “To provide suicide prevention and awareness through intervention, education, and support services for all.”

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is located at 1450 Hwy 88 in Minden. In addition to hosting special events, the park is open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Information is available at dangberghomeranch.org.

Off-road group plans area clean up

Carson Valley ATV hosts a local area clean up day May 22. The event aims to clear debris and illegally dumped garbage from the Gardnerville Ranchos sand pits and recreational spaces around China Springs.

Volunteers of all ages are invited to meet at the south end of Tillman Lane that Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Organizer Mike Pailliotet encourages folks to bring “4x4 trucks, UTV’s, gloves, boots, trash bags, 5-gallon buckets, rakes, smiles, and most importantly, your kids!”

The event is sponsored by Ahern Rentals, Big Blue Spa, Carson City Motorsports, and Douglas Disposal. Ahern Rentals is loaning a backhoe to the effort and Douglas Disposal is supplying a 40-yard dumpster to collect the trash. Big Blue Spa and Carson City Motorsports will provide volunteers with a pizza lunch.

Carson Valley ATV is a group of local off-road enthusiasts who plan group rides; dedicate time to keeping trails open, clean, and accessible; and enjoy the recreational opportunities available in the Carson Valley and surrounding areas. More information about group membership can be found online facebook.com/groups/carsonvalleyatv/.

Pailliotet said the group organizes clean up days twice per year and that they’ve had a great effect.

“There’s definitely not as much out there as there has been (in years past),” he said.

Questions about the May 22 cleanup can be directed to Pailliotet at 775-552-5429.


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