Footsteps through time |

Footsteps through time

Join the Alpine County Historical Society on Saturday for a Historic Walking Tour of downtown Markleeville starring historic buildings and sites plus several characters. Tours are at 4 and 5 p.m., each lasting an hour. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Alpine County Museum or on tour day at the Barrett Memorial Fountain, south of the hotel and across from the Markleeville store. Park behind the store or at the large lot south of the courthouse near the river. All proceeds benefit the Alpine County Historical Society. This is a fun way to learn local history while raising needed funds for the Historical Society. Call 530-694-2317 or 315-0697 with questions.

Historic Barn Tour

Also this Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the Douglas County Historical Society presents its historic barn tour. Do not miss out on a rare opportunity to visit and learn the stories of some of the oldest, most historic timber-framed barns in the Carson Valley. The Douglas County Historical Society presents this tour only about once every couple of years so, you’ll want to call soon for tickets — 782-2555. Cost, $20 for DCHS members and $25 for others.

Movies in the Park

The 12th season of free movies in Heritage Park begins on June 23 with “Monster Trucks” (rated PG). Local service clubs will be selling snacks and beverages at the park, or bring your own. Movies begin after the sun sets behind the mountains. Bring your blanket or sand chair and bug repellent. Please check the town of Gardnerville’s website for future movies to be shown and their ratings.

Home Depot Building Workshop at the Minden Library

A free program for children ages 5-10 in honor of the “Build a Better World Summer Reading Program.” The Douglas County Public Library hosts a Home Depot Building Workshop at 1616 8th St., Minden at 3 p.m. June 23. A Home Depot representative conducts the workshop and provides participants with kits and aprons. Call 782-9841 to pre-register your child before 6 p.m. on June 22.

Wine Walk season is back! This year’s Main Street Gardnerville Wine Walks are back with a bang. Mark your calendars for “Thirsty Third Thursdays” each month throughout the summer from 4:30–7:30 p.m., on Main Street in Gardnerville. We had a great turnout and perfect weather for the first walk of the season last month. More businesses have joined the fun and the Carson Valley Sertoma group is selling hot dogs on the lawn of the Carson Valley and Cultural Center for those who could use a little sustenance along with their wine. A $20 fee includes a commemorative forever glass to use on future walks, thus reducing subsequent fees to $15. Register on the website,, or on the night of the event. Registration booths are at the Main Street Gardnerville office, 1407 Highway 395 or Big Daddy’s Bike Shop, 1546 Highway 395.

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