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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
“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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting foster parents in rural communities in Nevada.
Abused and neglected children who are removed from their families often need to live outside of their communities, away from everything familiar.Learn more »
The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Sierra Room of the Community Center is canceled.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the same place.Learn more »
Sen. Ben Kieckhefer and Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill will talk about the tax package signed by Gov. Sandoval to fund education at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center.
The event, sponsored by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, costs $5 per person, paid at the door. Coffee will be provided.Learn more »
Saint Mary’s offers Tears and Rainbows, free, drop-in groups for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.
Meetings are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Carson City Senior Center, 901 Beverly Drive. Evening groups are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the same location.Learn more »
Historical Society of Dayton Valley is hosting two events to celebrate the town of Dayton on Saturday, Aug. 1.
An unveiling of the newly released “Dayton,” the first book about Dayton history released since the 1920s, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. The book, whose author is Laura Tennant and photography curator is Jack Folmar, will be available for purchase. All book sales go to the Historical Society of Dayton’s preservation projects. A 150th birthday celebration of Dayton’s 1865 Grammar School will be from 3 to 5 p.m., when schoolhouse history, former students, and guest speakers will be on hand, and refreshments and cake will be served.Learn more »
Carson City Hand Up health fair Aug. 8 in Mills ParkJuly 16, 2015 —
More than 40 agencies offering a range of services, including information about immunizations and sign ups for health care, will be on hand at Hand Up, a resource health fair sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services.
The fair, hosted by Orvis School of Nursing, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Mills Park.
The event offers opportunities to donate blood or sign up for WIC, tutoring, Meals on Wheels and other senior services, mental health services and more. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be offered.
Alpine County Historical Society hosting scavenger hunt Aug. 1 in MarkleevilleJuly 15, 2015 —
Alpine County Historical Society is hosting its History Mystery Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 in downtown Markleeville.
Clue sheets, focusing on facts about Alpine County and Markleeville, can be purchased for $5 each at Alpine County Museum at the top of the hill off Montgomery Street. The answers to the clues are located on several downtown historic and community buildings in an approximate four-block area, plus the Museum Complex. All the answers are located on the exterior of buildings. Organizer say the hunt takes 1-2 hours to complete.
Light refreshments will be served from 3 to 4 p.m. on the day of the event at Alpine County Museum, where winners will be announced and prizes awarded.
For more information, call 530-694-2317.
Carson City Rockin' Rev Ken Haskins hosting radio program SaturdayJuly 15, 2015 —
The Rockin’ Rev will feature songs about cars and vocal groups named after popular makes of cars on Saturday’s edition of “Reminiscing With The Rockin’ Rev,” a radio program that airs 2-6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ.
The Rockin’ Rev, Carson City’s Ken Haskins, will interview Rich Rotkin of the Rip Chords at 2:30 p.m. The Rip Chords scored hit records with “Hey Little Cobra” in 1963 and “Three Window Coupe” in 1964.
The show can be streamed live at www.americamatters.us.
Carson City Soroptimist collecting school supplies through Aug. 7July 14, 2015 —
Each year Carson City Soroptimist gathers hundreds of new backpacks, filling each with school and hygiene supplies, which are given to local elementary, middle, and high schools as needed.
To help, bring new backpacks, supplies, or money to Platinum Salon & Spa, 716 N. Carson St.; Edward Jones Investments, 412 E. Musser St., Suite 1; Carson City Toyota-Scion, 2590 S. Carson St.; or Marilyn Lewis State Farm Insurance, 321 W. Winnie Lane, Suite 106. In Minden, donations can be dropped at Wells Fargo Advisors, 1645 Highway 395, Suite A. The deadline to donate is Friday, Aug. 7.
A list of items needed is at www.sicarsoncity.org. Checks can be mailed to SICC, PO Box 794, Carson City, NV 89702. For more information, call Sue at 775-230-4938 or Ada at 775-671-0987.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Carson City is an IRS recognized tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered with the Nevada Secretary of State. Your donation may be tax deductible; please consult your tax preparer. Receipts and Tax I.D. No. available on request.
Dangberg Home Ranch Park in Minden hosting Carson Valley Quilt GuildJuly 14, 2015 —
The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will conduct a bed turning quilt display in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.
A bed turning is an opportunity to share the art and stories of heritage quilts. In this program, members of the guild will display a collection of quilts, share the story of each quilt and discuss the history of quilting.
The presentation is part of the park’s Western Arts & Crafts Series and is sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, The Record-Courier and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
The Carson Valley Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization based in Carson Valley whose members live in the surrounding communities. The guild’s focus is on education providing yearly scholarships to local students. It also provide charitable quilt donations that serve many in the local community.
This is a free outdoor event. The park is at 1450 Highway 88, 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. A shaded seating area 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 presentations in the free series include a Dutch oven cooking demonstration by the Northern Sierra Dutch Oven Group on Aug. 22, and the Nevada Gunfighters on Sept. 26.
Carson City Eagle Valley Golf hosting women's golf tournament July 29July 14, 2015 —
Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club is hosting its Wild-Wild West golf tournament for female golfers on Wednesday, July 29.
The “two-gal best ball” tournament starts with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on the Eagle Valley’s east golf course.
Participants can sign up as a two or four-person team. Entry costs $75, which includes green fees, continental breakfast, “wild west” luncheon buffet, prize fund, raffle ticket, games, poker hand contest and more.
For entry forms and more information, call Annette Ramirez at 775-882-2951.
Carson City Sassafras hosting comedians Ngaio Bealum & Andrew HolmgrenJuly 13, 2015 —
Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road, is hosting a comedy performance by Ngaio Bealum and Andrew Holmgren at 9 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 775-884-4471.