Shooters from around the region will compete to see who walks away with $12,500 when Genoa Mavericks and Cowboy Fast Draw Association host the Nevada State and Territorial Championships July 9-12 at the Dake House in Genoa.
The six guns used in the competition are .45 caliber, colt or colt clones revolvers, and the ammunition is .45 long colt brass made to accept shotgun primers with hand loaded wax bullets that travel at the same speed of a fully loaded .45. No live ammunition is allowed.Learn more »
A free breakfast planned July 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Outreach Center in Dayton is canceled.
For more information, go to http://strempke.wix.com/st-john-the-apostle, or call 775-246-2587.Learn more »
Marv Richardville will tell jokes, stories and sing at Carson City Natives & Newcomers’ meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.
A short meeting will follow Richardville’s presentation. For information, call Heidi DePuy at 775-267-3009.Learn more »
Registration is open for the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games, sporting events open to anyone 50 and older that take place Aug. 15-30.
Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. Croquet, archery, badminton, miniature golf, billiards, beanbag toss, basketball, pickleball, swimming, horseshoes and other events are open.Learn more »
Part of the fun each year at Concert Under the Stars, A benefit for The Greenhouse Project, is the live auction. The generosity of the community by and through the donations of ever-changing and diverse packages means there is something for everyone. And of course, the community’s willingness to bid and support the ongoing work of The Greenhouse Project completes the circle.
This year’s line-up is more diverse than ever and includes more than a few Bucket List opportunities. Payment must be made at the time of purchase. The auction takes place between sets, when Ambrosia and Pablo Cruise perform, July 8. Doors open at 5 p.m., allowing time to peruse the items being offered.Learn more »
Congress completed action on the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, passing the historic measure that outlaws discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or national origin.Learn more »
The next meeting of the Carson City Gluten-Free Discussion Group is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13.
For details about the meeting, email Susan Hart at email@example.com.Learn more »
Grocery Outlet is holding its fifth annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive in July to collect food for local agencies that experience the greatest need to serve children who are off from school during the summer. All donations go to Dayton Food Pantry.
To participate in the food drive, go to Carson City Grocery Outlet and look for food items marked as “high-need.” Purchase these products and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.Learn more »
The Carson City Ghost Walk tour scheduled on Aug. 29 is canceled.
The annual Ghost Walk theatrically explores Carson City’s historic west side in the Victorian Era, visiting the Bliss, Ferris and Rinckel mansions and other locations.Learn more »
Spaces are available for anyone who want to sell items at Dayton Senior Center’s flea market and fabric sale on July 18.
To reserve a space for $10, call 775-246-6210, or go to the center at 320 Old Dayton Valley Road during business hours.Learn more »
Patterns of Perfection, a 22-year-old rapper and songwriter from South Lake Tahoe, is releasing his third studio album, The Big P.O.P., 14 original tracks published on the rapper’s own World Records independent music label.
The artist names Pink Floyd, Zion-I, Eminem, Blockhead, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and others as his influences. The album is available online at http://www.amazon.com/Big-P-O-P-Explicit-Patterns-Perfection/dp/B00Z9QGZSG/ starting Saturday.Learn more »
Organizers of this year’s Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s festivities. An information meeting for anyone interested will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 7 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St. Snacks will be provided.
The 12th annual festival, sponsored by Mile High Jazz Band Association, runs Aug. 7-23. For more information, go to jazzcarsoncity.com, or call 775-883-4154.Learn more »
Trailered boats from the 1950s to the 1970s are sought for a display to honor Sugar Pine Point State Park’s birthday party on Saturday, July 25.
Sugar Pine Point State Park is on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, just north of Meeks Bay.Learn more »
Silver City is offering a resident artist program in which artists are invited to live in the town for up to four months in exchange for offering public performances, exhibitions, lessons and workshops.
Quest Lakes, the program’s organizer, said the program’s purpose is to create innovated exhibitions while introducing new voices to the community.Learn more »
Carson City Historical Society’s teapot exhibit opens Wednesday at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., where more than 60 teapots owned by local residents will be displayed through July.
The free exhibit is open from 1 to 3 p.m. July 7 and 21; from 2 to 4 p.m. July 1, 15 and 29; from 1 to 3 p.m. July 3, 17 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25; from 1 to 3 p.m. July 5; and from 2 to 4 p.m. July 19.Learn more »
Carson City Nugget is hosting Battle of the Badges blood drive from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Carson City Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office compete to see which department can collect the most blood.
The event’s goal is to make sure there is a sufficient quantity of blood products for anyone in the Carson City area who needs a blood transfusion for elective and trauma surgeries.Learn more »
The Fernley Farmers Market will host The United Blood Services’ Bloodmobile at The Big R parking lot on Thursday, July 16. Appointments are available from 3 to 7:45 p.m. at 465 E. Main Street, Fernley.
Health history questionnaires must be filled out the day of the donation. Filling out forms can be completed by computer and on mobile devices with a Fast Track Ticket as long as the staff can scan the barcode on the ticket.Learn more »
Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is giving away vegetable plants including grafted tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and more.
Plants are limited to 10 per person; the offer will last until the more than 300 plants that are available are given away.Learn more »
Turn on and tune in to “Reminiscing With The Rockin’ Rev” on AM 1180 KCKQ or www.americamatters.us from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday for the Rockin’ Rev’s star-filled 4th of July extravaganza.
The Rockin’ Rev, Ken Haskins, will feature the music of Philadelphia’s finest recording artists, many of which recorded for Philadelphia’s Cameo-Parkway label. Featured artists include: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, the Dovels, Charlie Gracie, the Orlons, the Tymes, Billy Abbott and the Jewels, Patti Labelle, Bob Seger, the Kinks and Clint Eastwood.Learn more »
Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway, is presenting a series of free events, from concerts to support groups, in July.
Tony Ruggiero will perform “oldies and goodies” on the accordion at noon Saturday.Learn more »
Carson City’s Shannon Archer named to dean’s list
Shannon Archer of Carson City earned a spot on the spring 2015 Dean’s List at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.Learn more »
Children ages 5-12 will learn road rules and safety, participate in bike maneuvers and exercises, and receive new bicycle helmets at a bike safety rodeo hosted by Western Safe Routes to Schools from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the basketball courts at 385 High St. in Silver City.
The event is part of Silver City’s annual series of free children’s summer activities, including science and engineering experiments, a field trip to Shakespeare at Lake Tahoe, and poetry and music workshops.Learn more »
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range in Carson City will be closed from 6 to 9 a.m. Monday due to survey work being conducted by Carson City Parks and Recreation. The range, at 4000 Flint Drive, will reopen after 9 a.m. on the same day.
For more information, call Scott Fahrenbruch at 775-887-2262, ext. 7340.Learn more »
'Tomorrow, Tomorrow' to play July 11 at Piper's Opera House in Virginia CityJune 26, 2015 —
Jordan Bowman and Zachary Buker are starring in “Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” a play put on by Opera Elect at 2 and 7 p.m. July 11 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.
The play is by E.H. Nary with music by Joseph Greene. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for students.
For more information and tickets, go to www.operaelect.org.
Carson Valley Inn in Minden hosting country icon Tanya Tucker July 3June 26, 2015 —
Country singer and songwriter Tanya Tucker, first known for her 1972 hit “Delta Dawn,” will appear live in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, in TJ’s Corral, the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor events center.
In a storied 40-year career, Tucker produced 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, with 41 reaching the Top 10, 33 advancing to the Top 5, and 10 No. 1 hits. Tucker has had 23 Top 40 albums on the Country Album chart. She is a nine-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of eight Gold and four Platinum albums.
Tickets are $39 and are available at www.carsonvalleyinn.com or by calling 775-783-6606.
PFLAG and TAG hosting transgender forum July 16 in Carson CityJune 26, 2015 —
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, and Transgender Allies Group, or TAG, are hosting a free panel discussion about being transgender at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
Opening comments will be made by Mayor Bob Crowell. Other presenters include transgender persons and healthcare professionals with specialized experience treating and supporting them. A question and answer session will follow.
Northern Nevada Pond Club hosting annual pond tour in Carson City July 11June 25, 2015 —
The Northern Nevada Pond Club is hosting its annual pond tour on Saturday, July 11.
Each year, select members of the club open their yards to visitors so they can enjoy the beauty and serenity of koi swimming among water lilies and lotuses.
“For these pond owners, caring for their fish, water plants, and the surrounding landscape are labors of love,” said Bradley Harris, a club member. “They pour hours of work into creating a peaceful place they can pass a few quiet moments every day. Once a year, the public gets a chance to peak into our members’ backyards and see these hidden sanctuaries.”
Ponds in the Carson City area will be shown between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Douglas County’s ponds are on display from noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City, Plant It Nursery in Gardnerville, Bridger Mountain Boutique at the Carson Mall, and Valley Garden Center in Gardnerville.
Spooner Lake State Park hosting stargazing event July 10June 25, 2015 —
A laser-guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer Gigi Giles will be offered from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Spooner Lake.
High powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable shoes and bring a warm jacket. Red flashlights are recommended as they do not affect night vision. Children under 12 and pets are not recommended for this event.
Entry to Spooner Lake State Park, near the intersection of State Route 28 and Highway 50, is free for the event. To attend, meet at the upper parking lot.
The Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet is available at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks 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.
Carson City Job Connect filling jobs at Starbucks plant in MindenJune 24, 2015 —
The Starbucks roasting plant in Minden is hosting a hiring event on Saturday to fill a variety of positions, including plant lead, distributions specialists and distribution partners.
To register and earn a referral for a job interview, go to Carson City Job Connect at 1929 N. Carson St. in Frontier Plaza. Applicants must contact Job Connect before 3 p.m. Friday. Starbucks will not accept walk-in appointments.
To reach Job Connect, call 775-684-0400.
Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden hosting bullwhip instructor Doc DurdenJune 24, 2015 —
Professional bullwhip instructor Doc Durden will share his talent in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, when he will demonstrate the use of whips in both ability and marksmanship.
The term “bullwhip” is unique to the cowboys and buckaroos of the old West. The bullwhip was introduced to the United States by the Spanish Vaqueros. The Spanish, in turn, migrated into Mexico and taught the talent to the ranch hands of the old West. In the latter half of the 20th century, attempts to preserve traditional crafts, along with a resurgence of interest in Western performance arts, led to an increased interest in whip cracking as a hobby, performance art and competitive sport. The motion picture “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” in which the hero uses a bullwhip as both a tool and a weapon, generated increased interest as well.
Saturday’s event offers an opportunity for audience participation and brief instruction. Durden claims a 99 percent success rate in teaching anyone to snap a whip for the first time after 15 minutes of instruction.
Durden at times appears as “Wild Bill Hickok” and uses the bullwhip to enhance his character portrayals. He is also a casting director, producer and videographer who has appeared on the Discovery Channel and HBO, and more. His most recent production, “The Evil Twin,” is a Western filmed in Virginia City.
The free presentation is part of the park’s Arts and Traditions of the American West series. Alpen Sierra Coffee Company provides coffee for visitors, and 88 Cups & More Coffee Shop provides baked treats. Sponsors include: Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, The Record-Courier and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
For more information, go to dangberghomeranch.org, or call 775-783-9417.