Mitch Park in the Gardnerville Ranchos is home to a newly-opened series of BMX pump tracks. Construction concluded recently on the advanced track, intermediate track and two beginner tracks. Carson Valley Times contributing photographer Brad Cockman took his kids out to test out the new tracks on Veterans Day and came away with some great shots. As always, you can view or purchase more of Brad’s work at www.brad21photo.com. Mitch Park can be accessed off of Mitch Drive or Topaz Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos. It now boasts a full, fenced-in playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, stocked fishing pond, walking paths and bicycle tracks.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Carson Valley Sertoma Club: Meets every Friday 7am-8am. New location: Holiday Inn Express, 16549 State Route 88, Minden. Information: Eileen Behr 392-1002.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Youth Soccer Tryouts: The Sierra Youth Soccer Association will host tryouts Nov. 22 at Lampe Park for the spring club team season. U10-U15 advanced development and elite/club boys tryouts will be Nov. 22 with U10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.; U12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and U15 from 3 to 4 p.m. An informational meeting and sign-ups for U8 advanced development spring soccer will be Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at Round Table Pizza in Gardnerville. A second meeting and sign-ups will be Dec. 13 at Round Table Pizza in Gardnerville at 6 p.m. The third and final meeting and sign-ups will be Jan. 17 at Round Table Pizza in Gardnerville at 6 p.m. Cost for U8 soccer is $75. For more information, visit www.sysaonline.org.
Earlier Than The Bird Sale: Join Main Street Gardnerville District on Nov. 22, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,to beat the crowds and get a head start on your holiday shopping. These Main Street Gardnerville s hops will be open and ready to serve you with special deals and treats in the “Earlier Than The Bird” sale and open house: A La Carte Salon, 1456 Highway 395 N; Battle Born Wine, 1448 Highway 395 N; Big Blue Spa, 1540 Highway 395, Suite 1; Country Carousel, 1420 Highway 395 N; Douglas County Historical Society, 1477 Highway 395 N; East Fork Gallery, 1503 Highway 395 N, Suite K; Especially For You, 1218 Eddy Street; Fresh Ideas, 1455 Highway 395 N; gadZooks!, 1411 Highway 395 North; Joyce's Fine Jewelry, 1503 Highway 395 N, Suite A; Market Cafe/Historian Inn, 1427 Highway 395 N; Polka Dots, 1455 Highway 395 N; Quail Cottage Antiques, 1459 Highway 395 N; Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar, 1378 Highway 395 N; For more information, visit mainstreetgardnerville.org or call 775-782-8027.
Turkey Bingo: The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley will be hosting its annual Turkey Bingo on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden. There will be three sessions, the first at 12 noon, the second at 3 pm, the third at 6 pm. Bingo cards are 25 cents each per game and there is no limit to the number of cards an individual may play. Games will last until all turkeys are given away and an exciting grand prize is awarded for each session. Tickets will be for sale at all sessions for raffle prizes. Free popcorn, and coffee will be available; hot dogs, chips, ice cream, water and soft drinks may be purchased. During each session's intermission children 6 and under will receive a gift while supplies last. For further information, including how to become a member of Kiwanis, call Sondra Condron 775-782-9534.