Spring Book Sale this weekend

Book lovers peruse the stacks at the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library Used Book Sale on Sept. 17, 2022. The sale raised $6,200 and returns in May.

Book lovers peruse the stacks at the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library Used Book Sale on Sept. 17, 2022. The sale raised $6,200 and returns in May.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Friends of the Douglas County Public Library host their Spring Book Sale May 12-14 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden. Thousands of gently used books, audio books, DVDs, and CDs will be available at discount prices.

The members-only preview sale is 4-7 p.m. Friday. Patrons can sign up for the Friends at the door and enjoy a 10 percent membership discount on purchases. The public sale opens 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and continues 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, when all purchases are half-price.

Book sale proceeds support the library and its many programs that serve our community. For more information, call the Minden branch at 775-782-9841.

Giving Cup Golf Tournament

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Minden, the Giving Cup Golf Tournament takes place May 20 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club, 1 Genoa Lakes Drive.

The tournament is Minden Rotary’s main fundraiser of 2023, with proceeds benefitting Carson Valley community organizations and nonprofits that serve at-risk children. This year’s primary beneficiary is Friends In Service Helping, a rural Northern Nevada nonprofit agency that provides “Food, Instruction, Shelter, and Housing to community members in need, so that they may improve their self-sufficiency through life-changing experiences” (nvfish.com). FISH offers services in Carson City and in Gardnerville at the Ranchos Family Service Center, 921 Mitch Drive.

Tournament format is 4-player teams with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The $150-per player cost covers green and cart fees, lunch, and the awards reception. Reservations for the reception-only are available for $35. Visit RotaryGivingCup.com for registration forms.

The event also offers a live and silent auction with a wide variety of available prizes. Those interested in tournament sponsorships can contact Rotary member Ken Miller at (775) 530-3345.

The Rotary Club of Minden has served the Carson Valley since being founded in 1926. All are welcome to attend group meetings, held every Thursday at Noon in the Bingo room at the C.O.D. Casino Garage, 1593 Esmeralda in Minden.

Heritage Park Garden Plant Faire

The Heritage Park Garden Annual Plant Faire is scheduled 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 20 at 1461 Ezell St. in Gardnerville.

The sale is open to the public and features locally grown starter plants and garden goodies to beautify outdoor green spaces. There’s also a planting pot swap; attendees are invited to bring any old planting pots and trade them in for something different.

Garden volunteers say the event is a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and learn more about successful growing practices in the Carson Valley.

Heritage Park Garden is a project of Main Street Gardnerville, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Gardnerville “utilizing design, organization, promotion, and district vitality to develop the unique identity and preserve the historic nature of our community” (mainstreetgardnerville.org).

The gardens have a magnificent view of the Sierra Nevada and offer a contemplative walking labyrinth, giant chess set, children’s area, and kindness rock garden. Rental growing plots may still be available for the 2023 season; contact UNR-Extension Horticulture Outreach Coordinator Jessica Gardner at 775-309-1550.

The gardens are host to a number of different learning programs and social events throughout the year. Find more information at facebook.com/HeritageParkGardens/

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


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