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Knights bingo for historical society

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at or at 790-1565.

Here we are in November already. We can almost smell that Thanksgiving turkey roasting. But first…

Our Lecture Series on Nov. 10 will be on the Basque culture, history of aspen tree carvings and sheepherding. Our speakers, Richard Potashin and Nancy Hadlock, have been researching Basque culture for many years. Nancy has been a park ranger for 30 years and is currently employed at Lava Beds National Monument. Richard worked as a park ranger at Manzanar National Historic Site. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3, free to members.

The Knights of Columbus have set the date of Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, as a benefit “Bingo Night” for the Douglas County Historical Society. Doors at Saint Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, open at 6 p.m. with a warm up game starting at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and cash prizes will be awarded. A $21 minimum package includes a 3-card warm-up, a 10-card play package, and a blackout/progressive card. Additional cards may be purchased. A progressive jackpot as well as complementary coffee and popcorn will be available. Nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, wine, bottled water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Because of the cash awards, no one under the age of 21 can be admitted as required by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

This year’s Holiday Gala promises to be the most exciting ever. On Saturday, Dec. 3, our museum will be transformed into a veritable Winter Wonderland and we encourage all our friends and members to mark their calendars for a fun filled day of holiday activities suitable for the whole family. This year’s lineup includes:

The Gallery of Trees: The Gala kicks off with the presentation of elaborately decorated trees prepared by various service groups, clubs and individuals from our area. The Gallery of Trees is part of our annual fundraising activities. Your cash vote for your favorite tree helps to keep our history alive.

Fantasies in Gingerbread: Nestled in amongst the Gallery of Trees will be a display of gingerbread houses created by members of our community, including a favorite highlight of houses created by the Kids Club and other youth organizations.

Pictures with Santa: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Once again professional photographer Craig Marshall and his wife Sandy will be on hand to capture that perfect moment of you and your kids with Santa.

Cookie Walk: From 10 a.m. until the cookies run out. We will have a huge array of scrumptious cookies and candies available for your purchase. Select a decorative container of your choice, take a stroll around the tables and fill up with delicious holiday treats.

Parade of Lights Open House at 4 p.m. with front row seating for the parade itself. More on this special day next week.

If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our website at Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville and the Courthouse Museum in Genoa, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It’s up to our members and friends to help us keep our doors open.