Ham it up at Kiwanis Bingo

Kiwanis host ham bingo every spring before Easter.

Kiwanis host ham bingo every spring before Easter.

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley hosts their 2024 Ham Bingo on March 23 in the Douglas County Community and Senior Center dining room, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. The family friendly event has two sessions scheduled, the first at noon and the second at 3 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Paper bingo cards are two for $1, and daubers are $1 each. Participants can play as many cards per game as they like, and games last until all hams have been given away. A special grand prize will be awarded at the end of each bingo session.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win prizes donated by local community businesses and Kiwanis members. Complimentary popcorn and coffee will be served, with hot dogs, chips, water, and soft drinks available to purchase.

Members of the Douglas High School Key Club and the Aktion Club of Carson Valley, two local service leadership programs through Kiwanis International, will be on hand to support the event.

Kiwanis is an international service organization with an emphasis on helping youth grow and succeed; membership is open to men and women who want personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of their communities. The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the year to support their scholarship fund and other worthy initiatives that benefit the wellbeing of local children and families.

Club meetings are held every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the C.O.D. Casino, 1593 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 775-339-8882.

March programs at the museum

On March 16, the Carson Valley Quilt Guild presents an old fashioned bed turning of antique quilts at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Main St. in Gardnerville. This free event is open to the public.

Bed turnings originated in Lincoln, Neb., in 1991 and have become an essential part of National Quilting Day, annually held on the third Saturday in March. In addition to demonstrating quilting techniques throughout the day, CVQG members will share stories about their quilts and their experiences making them. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with presentations scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Inspired by the National Women’s History Project and the Nevada Women’s History Project, Women in History 2024 honors women who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. March is Women’s History Month, and the stories of these local women will be shared at a special ceremony host by the DCHS at the CVMCC on March 23.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open a 1 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 2. Light refreshments will be served.

Those not able to attend the ceremony in person can access it via Zoom; check the DCHS website at historicnv.org/ for login information.

Questions about these programs can be directed to the CVMCC at 775-782-2555.


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