Activities to round out summer vacation |

Activities to round out summer vacation

Amy Roby

With summer vacation winding down, you may be looking for ways to make the most of these last few weeks with kids before school resumes on Aug. 14. There are plenty of fun opportunities to consider during this transition from mid-summer into fall.

Summer reading and movie

The Douglas County Library summer reading program wraps up at the end of this month. To be eligible to win the grand prize glider ride, participants should have all book review forms and reading records turned in to the library by Wednesday, Aug. 9.

To celebrate the culmination of the summer program, professional magician Jacques Simard will amuse and amaze audiences in a showcase this Monday, July 31 at the C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m., and this event is free and open to the public.

This week’s Saturday family movie is “The SpongeBob Movie,” and screens at 2 p.m. Saturday movies and popcorn at the Minden library are free.

Golf clinic

Carson Valley Golf Course (CVGC) has added another junior program to their summer calendar. Scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 1-3, participants will receive instruction from head golf pro Beau Server and have time for course play. The $135 program fee includes club rental and lunch for all three days.

CVGC also offers special family golf rates after 5 p.m. and foot golf for those who’d like to play a version of the game that doesn’t include clubs.

Check out their website at or call 775-265-3181 for more details. The course is located at 1027 Riverview Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Volleyball and track camps

As part of their “Summer Sports Bash,” Me For Incredible Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) hosts two more Tuesday/Thursday summer sports clinics for athletes in grades 1-5. A volleyball camp is scheduled for August 1 and 3, and a track camp will run August 8 and 10. Clinics focus on fundamentals for each sport and include skills and drills to build player interest and confidence.

Camps are held from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. each day at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, in Gardnerville. Cost is $20 per camp.

For more information or to register, stop by the Community Center or call 782-5500.

Reno Bighorns basketball clinic

from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. both days and focuses on fundamentals, respect, sportsmanship, and work ethic; all skill levels are welcome.

The $80 registration fee includes instruction from NBA veteran Darrick Martin, a t-shirt and other “Bighorns swag,” lunch, a certificate of participation, and two tickets to a 2017-2018 Bighorns game.

Registration is limited; for more information or to sign up, stop by the Community Center or call 782-5500.

Concert in the Park

Fan favorite Mumbo Gumbo brings the party to Minden Park on Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Blending genres including country, soul, pop, and rock, this band is sure to get toes tapping, feet moving, and people grooving.

The concert is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of local organizations and businesses.

Elks’ soccer shoot

The fall season of the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) starts next week and runs through early October.

Players will have about a month to hone their soccer shooting skills in preparation for the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Soccer Shoot on September 9. The shoot will be held at Lampe Park in conjunction with AYSO’s annual picture day.

For more information about the soccer shoot, contact Elks member Rich Jones at 626-222-6356.

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