What’s happening this weekend
Don’t miss Park Ranger Daniel Wassmund’s free demonstration of Dutch oven cooking at noon Saturday at Mormon Station. A Dutch oven is a large metal box or heavy cooking pot with a lid, surrounded by hot coals. Their use has a rich history dating back to the 1700s. Dutch ovens were considered an essential item to carry on every pioneer’s wagon. The whole family is invited to learn cooking techniques and enjoy samplings of elk roast and a side dish. This cooking method makes a great addition to family camping trips.
DANGBERG HOME RANCH HISTORIC PARK’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
“Scatter’s Attic” high-quality rummage sale is here this weekend and open to everyone! There are lots of collectibles, new and gently used items from which to choose. Cash or check only, please. The two-day sale is Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. on the east lawn of the park at 1450 Highway 88, a quarter-of-a-mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, Gardnerville. The annual event is coordinated by the non-profit “Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch” and their members have exclusive access to the sale the morning of May 13, during their annual meeting. Non-members will not be admitted until the public sale opens at noon. For more information about the park, membership in the Friends of Dangberg, and a schedule of events visit their website dangberghomeranch.org.
MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
A good place to start your Sunday would be the Douglas County Historical Society’s annual Mother’s Day Breakfast, from 9 a.m.-noon (rain or shine). The Carson Valley Lions Club present this event each year at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Your $7 per-person donation includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee and all proceeds go to benefit the historical society and its two museums.
NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
The Courthouse Museum, on Main Street in Genoa, is open for the season. Admission, adults $5, youth age 7-17 $2, and there is no charge for children under 6. Traditionally the Courthouse Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May through Oct. However, since it is entirely staffed by volunteers, you may want to call 782-4325 first to verify actual days and times.
The Mormon Station State Museum across the street is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission there is $1 for adults and children 12-and-under are free.
RECOMMENDATION FROM OUR LOCAL GADABOUTS DAVID AND VICKI
Playing in Carson City, “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is the current musical production by Western Nevada Musical Theatre in Carson City. This weekend is your last chance to see an absolutely fun, energetic, musical comedy based on the works of George & Ira Gershwin’s music. There is tons of dancing, great costumes, music and sets, and an ever-evolving crazy plot set in the days of prohibition. Call ticket sales today at 866-977-6849 to get yours.
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