The Friends in Service Helping Ranchos Family Service Center will hold several flea market events throughout the summer.
Flea markets are scheduled once per month on Saturdays at the center, located at 921 Mitch Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Dates are 7 a.m. to noon June 25, July 23, and Aug. 27.
Manager Diane Schachterle said the goal of the flea markets is to create some community in the Ranchos.
“If you don’t want to have a garage sale, this is a good way to move your treasures along to their next owner,” she said.
Sellers can rent a booth space for $20, and each booth rental includes a $10 gift certificate redeemable at the FISH thrift store. Anyone interested in having a booth space can call or stop by the center to reserve a spot for one or more markets.
Shoppers are invited to peruse the goods, sip coffee, and enjoy donuts during the morning hours; hot dogs will be available closer to noon.
For more information or to make a booth reservation, call the RFSC at 775-265-FISH (3474).
Nevada State Parks Day
Nevada residents and visitors can enjoy free day-use admission and free fishing (no license required) at all of Nevada’s State Parks on Saturday.
“Discover Nevada State Parks Day” aims to encourage Nevadans “to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards” (parks.nv.gov/events/discover-nevada-state-parks-day-2).
The event also provides an opportunity for park visitors to add a stamp to their NV State Parks Passport Booklet. Anyone who has a booklet stamped at all 15 statewide park locations will earn a pass that covers admission costs to all Nevada state parks for a whole year.
Passport booklets are free; available at any state park; and provide information about each park that includes descriptions, amenities, and photographs. Passports also contain travel journal pages and a place to mark a visit with a validation stamp.
More information about the passport program, including additional pickup locations, is available at parks.nv.gov/passport.
PWL students end school year with a splash
Sixth grade students at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School celebrated the end of the school year with a Roman Water Balloon battle on May 26.
The event was a culmination of the sixth-grade social studies unit on ancient civilizations. Utilizing what they’d learned about strategies and tactics employed by the Romans, students had an opportunity to construct protective shields in preparation for the battle.
Staff and students alike enjoyed a fun afternoon of academic adventure as the 2021-22 school year came to a close.
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