Mary Randall, an author of children’s adventure books, will talk on her book, “A Walk Through the Woods,” in a free presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.
In her book, Randall asks the reader to believe in magic and have a zest for adventure as they trek along with Bobby and his pals through the Magic Kingdom of the woods. The reader encounters talking animals, twists, turns, and secrets, along with Indian spirits and ghosts of the Civil War. Randall hopes that readers will enjoy this amazing journey of surprises, mysteries and fun.
The presentation is part of the park’s Ferris Family Speaker Series, named in honor of the family of Margaret Ferris Dangberg, the wife of ranch founder Heinrich F. Dangberg. The series is sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, The Record-Courier, Douglas County, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Alpen Sierra Coffee Company is providing complimentary coffee at the event, and 88 Cups and More is providing pastries for visitors throughout the series.
Randall was born in San Francisco and currently lives in Carson City. She grew up in the hills of Marin County, where she roamed the woods with her friends, letting her imagination run wild and dreaming up great adventures and telling wild tales. She didn’t know it then, but these adventures would lead her to become the children’s adventure author that she is today.
This is a free outdoor event and families with young children are especially encouraged to attend. The park is located at 1450 Highway 88. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Shaded seating is available. Dogs are not permitted in the park, with the exception of certified service animals. For more information, go to dangberghomeranch.org, or call 775-783-9417.
Upcoming speakers in the series include the “Naughty Tea Mistresses of Nevada: Nellie Davis, Hannah Clapp, Wilhelmena Springmeyer and Lizzie Kinkaed” on Aug. 15; historian Frank Mullen with “Westward Ho, Nevada,” on Aug. 29; author Michael Green presenting his book, Nevada: A History of the Silver State, on Sept. 27; historian and author Mark McLaughlin with “Reign of the Storm King,” on Oct. 3; and Western actor Jack Waggon on Oct. 10.