Fun things to do as we head into spring says Anita Kornoff |

Fun things to do as we head into spring says Anita Kornoff

Anita Kornoff

Grab your boots and join the fun at a “Mardi Gras” evening to benefit Austin’s House, a non-profit organization that provides care to children who cannot be maintained in their homes until they can either be reunited with their families or long-term placement is made. The event is from 6-10 p.m. tonight at Carson Valley Inn and features a western BBQ, music and dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and all proceeds also help prevent child abuse and neglect by providing education and community awareness. Purchase tickets at 267-6711 or

■ The Douglas County Historical Society’s annual melodrama at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center is here. This year’s show, “The Lynching of Lucky Bill, A Comic Interpretation of a Tragic Event,” runs tonight through Sunday. Friday’s show is sold out. Saturday’s show includes hors d’oeuvres and Sunday is a “Hot Dogs and Champagne Matinee.” There is no reserved seating, so you will want to get there early. Doors open one hour before each show. Tickets range from $15 -$30 and are available at the museum or at 782-2555. Call for show times.

■ March is National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The DCHS is accepting nominations for honorees at this year’s Women in History project. Applications are available at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center or download them at If you would like to nominate a Douglas County woman (past or present) who has made a difference, you, or a person you designate, will be asked to make a five-minute presentation at a March 25 reception set for 2 p.m. Application deadline is March 1.

■ The Carson Valley Art Association, a group of about 50 local artists interested in various mediums, announces the March 6 opening of their art show at the Copeland Gallery, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 10. The show runs through May 4. For additional information contact Sharon Schlegel, 782-8207 or visit

■ Be sure to save the dates April 28-30 for one of Genoa’s most notable annual events, the Genoa Cowboy Festival. In its seventh year, the Town of Genoa presents an extraordinary event featuring talented musicians, cowboy poets and more. Tickets range from $30-$45 for reserved concert seats and are on sale now. Order at and check out the latest information on featured performers and special shows.

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