Celebrate St. Paddy’s, National Quilting Day
March 9, 2017
Curious about the construction site of the 100-year-old buildings surrounded by scaffolding at the corner of Main Street and Buckeye Road? Once the largest operating mill in the area, restoration work continues on the Minden Flour Milling Co. so that it meets modern standards. It will again process grain just like it did in 1906 — however, this time as a sustainable estate distillery. Christopher Bently, owner of Bently Enterprises, is the visionary behind the project. Appreciating these structures as part of the heart and soul of our small town, his goal is to help safeguard that history. Visit for more infomrationbentlyheritage.com/buildout/a-future-informed-by-our-past.
There is still time to get your tickets for the 20th annual SNRW St. Patrick's Day fundraising dinner on March 12. Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings will be served up by local elected officials and there will be plenty of the usual holiday merriment. The St. Gall Catholic Church Pastoral Center's doors open at 4:45 p.m., with a no-host bar at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Make checks for $35 a person payable to SNRW and mail to P.O. Box 2504, Minden, 89423. Call Jacie Peters at 901-1898 with questions.
The Carson Valley Quilt Guild presents a "Bed Turning" of antique quilts at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center on March 18. Held in honor of National Quilting Day, a "Bed Turning" is a creative way for artisans to display and share the stories of their quilts and designs. Bed Turnings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Demonstrations of tips and tricks of quilting techniques run throughout the day. Doors Open at 10 a.m. and admission is free. The cultural center is at 1477 Highway 395 N., Gardnerville. Information, 782-2555 or http://www.HistoricNV.org
Mark April 1 on your calendar — "Douglas County Democrats' 2017 Keep Nevada Blue" dinner reservations are now being taken. Aaron D. Ford, Majority Leader, Nevada Senate is the keynote speaker. Social time begins as 5:30 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, with dinner served at 7 p.m. Choices of entrées are roasted chicken with spinach, mushrooms and Parmesan sauce; prime rib with potato or grilled portabella mushrooms with pasta. For information and a registration form, contact Katherine Winans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-0539. Cost, $65 per person with reservation and payment received by March 17, $75 per person if received after. Mail dinner choices with your check payable to DCDCC c/o Katherine Winans, 1171 Chaparral Ct., Minden, 89423.
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