Season’s Favorite Activities return to Carson Valley |

Season’s Favorite Activities return to Carson Valley

by Anita Kornoff

The Northern Nevada Pond Club will hold its annual pond tour of beautiful yards in our area on July 20. Here is an opportunity to visit private ponds and water features at various homes in the Carson Valley. Experience the beauty and serenity of a pond and discover how they can be integrated into any type of home landscape. The tour is a way to exchange ideas about pond construction and water gardening and you are invited to ask questions of the property owners. Aren’t you curious to learn why the Japanese call koi the “living jewels?”

If you have a pond, water features or a yard you are proud of, please consider participating in this year’s event. Call tour organizer Sharon Dunk to find out all about it, 267-0336.

Farmer’s Market Season is here!

Minden hosts one on Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m., through Sept. 24. Vendors and music fill the street on Esmeralda Ave. with fresh produce, gift items, and more. Join them in the cool of the afternoon for a pleasant shopping experience.

The Sierra Chef Farmers Market is open each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a great selection of fresh produce from nearby growers plus your favorite vendors from previous years along with some exciting new offerings. Info. 392-4417.

Genoa Farmers Market starts today from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the grounds of the beautiful Orchard House, 188 Carson St. It continues each Saturday through Sept. 14. Let me know if you find any others that should be featured in this column.

Have fun walking the streets

Our beloved “Thirsty Third Thursdays Wine Walks” return each month from 4:30-7:30 p.m., May-September. The purpose of these wine walks is to encourage people to visit the Main Street District and see what downtown has to offer. Over 50 businesses participate each year in the five wine walks that create a wonderful opportunity to explore the many unique locally owned businesses that are showcased. Not a wine drinker? No problem, some folks join in who don’t even register as wine walkers—they come to stroll the streets while visiting with friends and neighbors, and to take advantage of the shops staying open late.

Yet another Car Show

Northern Nevada Inliners Car Club presents its 15th annual “Rappin’ to Minden Car Show” on June 1 in Minden Park. In case you wondering, it is not named for “rap music” but rather the wonderful sound these inline engine’s exhaust systems make. A trophy is even awarded to the car with the “best sound.” Our local Inliners group is part of an international club and vehicles come from all over to participate. All autos with inline engines including 4, 6 and 8 in-a-row are welcomed. There is a get acquainted party on Friday night and the car show and contest on Saturday. Music, fun, and the unique sound of those vintage cars, what more could you ask for? Late registrations accepted, $10. For more information call 266-4506.

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