@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library is offering free digital learning classes this month.
Introduction to Word will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.Learn more »
The Elks annual children’s soccer shoot competition will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in Lampe Park in Gardnerville.
Participants do not need to be AYSO players. The event is open to ages 13 and under. An awards ceremony will take play two or three weeks after the event to honor first, second and third place winners in each age group.Learn more »
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, along the Lone Mountain trail, just north of Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Volunteers will meet up at the parking lot located at the southwest corner of Northridge and New Ridge drives. From there the group will make its way down the short trail, cleaning up trash along the way.Learn more »
More than 15 vendors will offer antiques, collectibles, jewelry and crafts at the Carson City Historical Society’s yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St.
Paintings by Cyndy Brenneman, Helen Fanning, Barbara Gurney, Siegi Proctor and Anita Treants will be displayed at the yard sale, then raffled at the society’s ice cream social on Aug. 15. Raffle tickets, which cost $5 for six, will be available at the yard sale and the ice cream social. Raffle proceeds go to the completion of Foreman-Roberts House’s carriage house. Free tours of the historic home will be available during the yard sale.Learn more »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting its seventh annual clothing drive to help families in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton communities get ready for school.
To donate, drop off new or clean and gently used clothing from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, 411 N. Saliman Road. Families are invited to pick up what they need from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Clothing for infants to adults will be available.Learn more »
Milton Merlos, a native of Boston, will perform a concert of Spanish Flamenco guitar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.
Merlos started playing the guitar at age 12. His travels to Spain instilled a love for the Spanish Flamenco style of playing. Now a professional musician with 16 years of experience, he lives part-time in western Nevada.Learn more »
The Nevada Division of Forestry encourages owners of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, to keep them on the ground during a fire and let firefighters and aircraft work to stop fires as quickly and safely as possible.
Due to recent incidents in which drones have interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland fire fighting operations, NDF wants drone owners to understand that flying drones interferes with the protection of lives, property and Nevada’s natural resources.Learn more »
“The Current: Explore the Healing Powers of the Ocean” will debut on television at 9 a.m. Sunday on MNT 21.
“The Current” is a film telling the story of seven individuals from all walks of life who faced incredible obstacles, found the drive and inspiration to overcome their disabilities, and became everyday heroes. Through water sports, each has ultimately discovered or rediscovered freedom, of movement.Learn more »
Dutch Bros. is releasing the first issue of the “Dutch Bros. Excellent Adventures Activity Book,” which includes a coloring contest to redesign the Dutch Bros. Kids Cup.
The book follows the adventures of Jr. Mafia and Princess Penny as they try to stop the Mischievous Mad Cow from ridding the world of beautiful artwork and color from the Dutch Bros. Kids Cup.Learn more »
For the first time ever, the Carson Tahoe Foundation has enlisted the help and hope of the entire community to empower others to spread goodwill and raise awareness and funds for neighbors in need.
“21 Days of Hope” is a movement that makes a true and lasting impact for local cancer patients by assembling inspiring messages of hope culminating with the famously fun fundraising event, HopeFest 2015. The free benefit concert is set to take place on Aug. 21 at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.Learn more »
Carson City Library will show the film, “Persepolis,” the coming-of-age story of a girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Digitorium.
The film, rated PG-13, is based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2007 and a Golden globe for Best Foreign Language Film.Learn more »
St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 Highway 50 in Silver Springs, is hosting a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5.
For more information, call 775-577-9606.Learn more »
GreenACT NV is hosting a free tour of the Jacobs Family Berry Farm, 1335 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.
RSVP to Katherine Winans at email@example.com or 775-267-0539.Learn more »
The Nevada Republican Alliance is joining with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s Morning in Nevada PAC to present the inaugural Basque Fry, whose host and master of ceremonies is Attorney General Adam Laxalt, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Corley Ranch in Gardnerville.
Speakers include: Ambassador John Bolton; Dr. Ben Carson; Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; Carly Fiorina; former Gov. George Pataki of New York; and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.Learn more »
A forum about the community benefits of recreational trails, hosted by Sierra Nevada Forums, is planned at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.
An introduction will be given by Mayor Bob Crowell; Anne Macquarie will moderate. Panelists include: Stan Bales, a planner with BLM; Mark Kimbrough of Washoe Zephyr Consulting; Jenny Scanland, recreational trails program manager with Nevada State Parks; Cheryl Surface, Washoe County park planner; and Garrett Villanueva, acting regional trail program manger with US Forest Service.Learn more »
Furniture, kitchen items, jewelry, clothing, books, children’s toys and more will be offered in Fernley Republican Women’s annual rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at 1105 Sage St., off Highway 95A, in Fernley.
For more information, call Judy Williams at 775-575-1118, or go to fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.Learn more »
The Division of Child and Family Services is hosting foster and adoptive parent training sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 23 and 29 in the Valley view Room of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.
All three sessions are required to receive the application for general foster/adoptive care. Lunch and snacks will be provided.Learn more »
The Nevada Artists Association invites Northern Nevada and California photographers to enter its annual judged photography exhibit. Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
Photographers need not be NAA members. Two photos may be entered by each photographer. Entry fees for non-members are $20 for the first photo and $10 for the second. Fees for members are $10 for the first photo and $5 for the second.Learn more »
Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway, is hosting free events in August.
A bereavement support group for local seniors, facilitated by Geri Meyer, a retired marriage and family therapist, will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 and 15.Learn more »
Western Nevada College is offering New Driver Education Classes this summer and fall that will help young drivers fulfill Nevada law requirements and strengthen skill areas that are usually lacking.
The four-session courses are available to students 15 and older at the WNC Carson City, Fallon, Fernley and Minden campuses. They are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, plus one session Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6, in Carson City. The course cost is $100.Learn more »
Children’s games and other activities will be offered in Kids Fun in the Sun Day Fernley Farmers Market from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Big R parking lot, 465 E. Main St., Fernley.
The event offers a rock climbing wall for all ages and free strawberry shortcake, as well as displays by 4-H and water balloon activities, coloring contests and other games.Learn more »
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has set a veterans’ town hall meeting for Aug. 17.
He said the idea continues efforts to meet with an listen to veterans about the issues and challenges they face all across Northern Nevada.Learn more »
Bryce O’Connor, 15, is holding auditions at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center to cast parts in a short film he wrote and will direct.
The story, described by O’Connor as an original fantasy drama, is based on the Grimm fable, “The Story of the Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was.”Learn more »
Washoe Lake State Park to present 'Bats: Truth or Tales' Aug. 1July 24, 2015 —
Washoe Lake State Park is hosting a presentation about bats in which attendees can look at photos of some of the hundreds of species of bats and hear sounds bats make to hunt.
After a slide presentation titled “Bats: Truth or Tales?” the group will visit a nearby site to watch for and listen to active bats with a bat detector. The event covers what bats eat, where they live and how they are beneficial to humans.
The event will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Washoe Lake State Park is at 4855 Eastlake Blvd.
The event is free, but admission to the park is $7 per vehicle, with a $2 discount offered to Nevada resident. Cash or checks are accepted.
For more information, call Kim Zuch at 775-687-4319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carson City Catmandu needs donations to care for homeless catsJuly 23, 2015 —
Catmandu, a cage-free adoption center and home for cats in Carson City, is collecting donations at http://www.gofundme.com/Catmandu to help pay for emergency veterinary care and living expenses for dozens of homeless cats and kittens.
At any given time, Catmandu cares for about 60 cats and kittens. Before finding the cats permanent homes, the facility spays or neuters them and teaches them to trust people. After opening its doors 18 months ago, it has helped more than 250 cats and kittens.
Donations go to the shelter’s food, litter and medical costs, as well as new flooring and other upgrades.
Catmandu is at 1829 Brown St. For more information, call 775-297-3419, or go to http://www.catmanducc.org.
Storyteller Joel ben Izza returning to Minden's Dangberg Historic Park WednesdayJuly 23, 2015 —
Storyteller Joel ben Izzy will present his newest tales in “Buried Treasures: Stories to Carry You Around the World and Back Again” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
For more than 30 years, Izzy, the author of “The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness,” has traveled the world, gathering and telling stories from many countries. His six CDs of stories have won awards from the American Library Association, Booklist magazine, and the Parents’ Choice Foundation.
The park’s storytelling events are sponsored by Bently Enterprises, SoaringNV, Douglas County, the Record Courier, Carson Valley Inn and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Other storytellers in the series will be Karla Huntsman on Aug. 26, Tom Wade on Sept. 16, and Juanita Westbrook on Sept. 30.
The park is at 1450 Highway 88, about a quarter of a mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or use one of the park’s chairs. Dogs are not permitted, with the exception of certified service animals.
Carson City dog obedience classes start July 28 at Fuji ParkJuly 22, 2015 —
Carson City Recreation’s basic dog obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, starts Tuesday, July 28, and runs through Sept. 1. Classes meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Fuji Park, across from Costco.
The class covers basic obedience commands and addresses individual problems and behaviors.
Each dog needs a training collar (choke chain, Halti, Martingale, harness, etc.) and a leash 4- to 6-feet in length. Dogs must be current on all shots through rabies; written record must be shown at the first class.
Register with Carson City Recreation at the Carson Aquatic Facility or online at www.carson.org/ccpr. For more information, call Yeaman at 775-265-4530.
Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City hosting science camp July 27-31July 22, 2015 —
The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., is hosting a children’s camp titled Discover the Wonder of Science from 8:30 to 11 a.m. July 27-31.
All lessons, taught by licensed teachers, are tied to Nevada State Teaching Standards.
The cost is $60 for museum members and $75 for non-members. Discounts for siblings are available.
To make a reservation, call 775-884-2226.
Carson City Rockin' Rev Ken Haskins to interview soul musicians SaturdayJuly 22, 2015 —
“Legends of Los Angeles” is the program on Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev, a radio program with Carson City’s Rockin’ Rev, Ken Haskins, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ.
Saturday’s program will feature Brenton Wood, whose hits include “Gimme Little Sign,” “Baby You Got It” and “The Oogum Boogum Song.” The Rockin’ Rev will interview Charles Wright of Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band fame. His hits include the soul classics, “Do Your Thing,” “Express Yourself” and “Loveland.” Dodge Stevens, known for “Pink Shoelaces,” will be interviewed at 4:30 p.m.
The program is also available at www.americamatters.us.
Blue moon hike is July 31 at Washoe Lake State ParkJuly 21, 2015 —
Take a moonlit walk under a blue moon, the second full moon in the month of July, and learn about the history of Washoe Valley. A moderate, 2.5-mile hike through the sand dunes and dry lake bed will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Washoe Lake State Park.
Attendees are asked to bring a flashlight and good walking shoes; sandals are not recommended.
Washoe Lake State Park is at 4855 Eastlake Blvd. To get there, take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. The park’s entrance is on the left. Meet at the Equestrian parking lot; turn right after the fee booth, pass the campground, and it is the gravel parking lot near the group use pavilion.
The event is free, but the park’s entrance fee is $7 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Checks or cash are accepted.
For more information, call Kim Zuch at 775-687-4319, or email email@example.com.
The Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet is available and can be picked up at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks will earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks. The booklet, which serves as a travel aid as well as travelogue for park visitors, includes photos, a description of each park, lists of amenities, travel journal pages and spaces for validation stamps which have been designed to reflect each unique state park.