Time to go fly a kite
The fourth annual “Something in the Wind” is at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Saturday and Sunday. The free kite flying event is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, The Record-Courier, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Expert kite flier Cameron Kauffman and his family, of CoolKiter.com, will be at the ranch, located at 1450 Highway 88, Gardnerville, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring the family, a picnic lunch and your own kites to fly and get some tips from the experts. Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Children under 12 can participate in wind-themed craft projects hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council, including making kites, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Free supplies will be provided while they last.
Learn to make pizzeria-style pizza
The Douglas County Community Center, located at 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, presents a popular one-day workshop conducted by Donnie Hopkins. Learn techniques for making professional quality pizza dough from scratch as Hopkins demonstrates handling and tossing to make thin, traditional, and deep-dish crust pizzas. Hopkins will share tricks for transforming your home oven to mimic those found in pizzerias and recipes. You can make a pizza every bit as good as any you could buy for a fraction of the cost. The next workshop is at 12:30 p.m. May 24. The fee is $25 per person or $40 for a couple and includes all supplies needed. Call 782-5500 to register.
107th annual Carson Valley Days buttons
Get ready to celebrate from June 8-11 during Carson Valley Days. For the last two years, the Carson Valley Lions have been distributing and selling Carson Valley Days buttons. The club enlists the help of Douglas High School’s graphic arts department to create designs. This year’s theme is “A Salute to First Responders,” chosen by the 20-30 Club, and the Lions Club selected the winning design by Douglas senior Kaitlyn Smith. Buttons are $1 each at Raley’s, Ace Hardware, Meeks, 7-11 stores, Jethro’s Restaurant, the JT Restaurant, the Overland, and other local businesses. A portion of the proceeds goes to the graphic arts department.
Douglas County Historical Society’s barn tour
Some of Nevada’s oldest and most historic timber-frame barns will be featured from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. The barns represent the ranching and agricultural history of the Carson Valley and the struggle of early settlers to turn the sagebrush-covered land into the beautiful green valley we enjoy today. The Historical Society’s goal is not just to raise funds but to educate and show the benefit and importance of preserving the history of those early settlers and historic structures. The DCHS receives no county or state funding and relies on fundraisers to help operate its two museums in Gardnerville and Genoa. Tickets are $20 for DCHS members and $25 for non-members. If you would like to volunteer to assist on the day of the tour (three-hour shifts), call 782-2555 or 392-2175.
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