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History re-created in Carson Valley

Here is a heads-up from local gadabout Vicki Hargrove about an event you won’t want to miss. Step back in time and witness part of the Pony Express Re-ride. This year’s re-ride starts June 5 in St. Joseph, Mo. and ends June 15 in Sacramento, Calif. The pony should be coming through our area on June 14. It is scheduled to leave Carson City at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Stateline around 5:30 p.m. by way of Genoa and Old Kingsbury Road. Delays are common, so all times are estimates. A good place to watch the exchange of ponies and the handoff of the mochila is in Genoa (usually inside the Mormon Station stockade). Genoa is known to be a booming stop, often with live music, animated conversation and great photo opportunities. Let’s hope for good weather after the extremely high winds the rider endured last year during his night ride from Placerville. The support team was snowed on while camping in Hope Valley. Watch the website for schedule updates and the riders’ progress at nationalponyexpress.org/.

Don’t miss one of the loveliest garden parties of the season. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Jeannette and Dave Bostedt’s Wild Rose Inn, Genoa. The exclusive event is slated for 4 p.m. Sunday and benefits the Nevada nonprofit corporation “Between Horses and Humans.” The BHH changes lives and heals hearts by empowering students to deal with life’s challenges through horsemanship. All proceeds go to bring this unique and beneficial program to children at no charge. Tickets are $65 per person and include live music, dancing, gourmet dinner, dessert and spirits. You’ll also hear first-hand how BHH has made a positive impact on students’ lives. Get your tickets right away at betweenhorsesandhumans.yapsody.com/event/index/60879/a-garden-party-benefit.

Here is another chance to lighten your load, reduce clutter and do some good for the community all at the same time. Drop off your reusable clothing, footwear, coats and jackets, bed and table linens, clean stuffed animals, winter gear, books, and small household items from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Gardnerville, 1447 Courthouse Alley. The Douglas High School music department conducts this drive to support Douglas Tiger music and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. All items must be in boxes or large garbage bags. Tax receipts available. Contact dhsmusicboosters775@gmail.com with questions or for pickup info.

Looking for exercise that’s fun? Gotta dance? Love Broadway show tunes? Here’s the class for you. Seniors 50 and older are invited to join Sharie Jones every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for jazz workout routines to music from Broadway shows at the Carson Valley Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. $40 per month. To register call 782-5500, ext. 1.

Contact Anita Kornoff at museummatters1@gmail.com