Announcements

Carson City, Dayton hosting free program about compulsive eating

April 1, 2015 — 

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, a free program about compulsive eating, whose meetings are free and open to all, meets at 4 p.m. Mondays at Quilters Mercantile, 655 Highway 50 E. in Dayton.

Meetings in Carson City are at 10 a.m. Thursdays and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room A of the Capital City Counseling building, 851 E. Second St.

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Carson City Historical Society hosting tea to help historic building

April 1, 2015 — 

The Carson City Historical Society is having a spring tea to help complete the interior of the carriage house at the historical Foreman-Roberts House.

The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St.

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Live music & dancing offered at annual spring ball April 25 at Carson Nugget

April 1, 2015 — 

Entertainment by Steve Wood and a buffet dinner will highlight High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s 8th annual Spring Ball Dinner & Dance on Saturday, April 25, at the Carson Nugget.

The event includes a raffle and 50/50 drawing. A no host bar with hors d’oeuvres will open at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will follow at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to West Cost swing, night club two-step, country two-step and waltz music will round out the evening from 8 to 11 p.m.

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Carson City cat adoption center needs volunteers

April 1, 2015 — 

Catmandu, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, needs volunteers to help foster kittens, clean the facility, transport cats for spay or neuter surgeries, fundraise and operate the center’s website.

To help, call 775-297-3419, or stop by the shelter, at 1829 Brown St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

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Carson City Supervisor Bonkowski hosting meeting Friday

April 1, 2015 — 

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meeting at 7 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St., where Bonkowski will talk about the multi-purpose athletic center, Carson City’s new animals shelter, changes in funding for special events and more.

The coffee get-togethers, which happen on the first Friday of the month, are open to all Carson City residents.

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Lecture about American crime families planned in Carson City

April 1, 2015 — 

Gangsters whose crime operations reached an apex in the Prohibition era will be the topic of Mike Thomas’ lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Plaza Hotel and Event Center, 801 S. Carson St.

Thomas hosts lectures, most of which take place in the Sierra Room of the Plaza Hotel and Event Center, on the second Friday of the month. Appetizers are provided, and a no host bar is available.

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Carson City Library looking for new board member

March 31, 2015 — 

The Carson City Library Board of Trustees is seeking a new member for its board to replace Elizabeth Abarca-Angel.

Library Director Sena Loyd said applicants should be committed to the services the library has to offer.

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'Spring Has Sprung' in art display

March 30, 2015 — 

Paintings, sculpture, glass and fine jewelry by regional artists are on display through May 15 in Nevada Artist Association’s Spring Has Sprung exhibit at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Nevada Artists Association’s gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, is a nonprofit cooperative. Admission is free, and all art is for sale.

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United Blood Services seeking blood donations

March 30, 2015 — 

United Blood Services of Reno seeks blood donations in its Donor Appreciation Month promotion, which enters the names of every blood donor in March in a drawing to win a home entertainment package.

United Blood Services’ Hero in Me donor loyalty program is a way for donors to be recognized for their past donations with points that can be turned in for prizes like movie tickets and T-shirts. Blood donors in March also receive an additional 500 Hero in Me bonus points and a free cholesterol test.

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March 30, 2015 — 

Washoe Lake State Park is offering a variety of events and hikes in April, including an Easter egg hunt, a guided walk through the wetlands and a wildflower walk.

The South Valley Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The Easter Bunny is set to arrive at noon. Food will be available for purchase. Easter festivities will run until 2 p.m. at the day use area lawn. To get there, turn left from the main entrance and go to the third parking area on the right.

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Carson Valley Arts Council seeks art reflecting Nevada wind

March 27, 2015 — 

“Something in the Wind,” a two-day festival celebrating Nevada’s famous wind, will offer an artisan marketplace, kite-making and flying demonstrations, music and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden.

The juried marketplace will feature a wide variety of artists showing and selling their work. Emphasis will be on wind related arts, such as mobiles, kites, kinetic art, windmills, windsocks and outdoor bells.

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Carson City Library collecting food for community service center

March 27, 2015 — 

Friends of the Carson City Library’s food drive — happening through Saturday, April 4 — will help the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, and the group is offering a coupon for a free book at Browser’s Corner Book Store to anyone who donates.

To help, bring canned and packaged food to Browser’s Corner, 711 E. Washington St., from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Maintenance at Carson City gun range scheduled

March 27, 2015 — 

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range, 4000 Flint Drive, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for maintenance, but the facility will reopen at 3 p.m. the same day.

For more information, call Scott Fahrenbruch at 775-887-2262, ext. 7340.

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Carson City Community Center hosting concert celebrating video games

March 27, 2015 — 

A free concert celebrating video game art and music, hosted by Reno Video Game Symphony, will be at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Carson City Community Center.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, find Reno Video Game Symphony on Facebook.

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Reception celebrating Carson City's Pony Express station planned

March 26, 2015 — 

The Nevada Division of the Pony Express is operating the first active Pony Express station, which will stamp cards and letters while retracing the history of the mail service operation that used horses and riders to deliver letters from Sacramento, Calif., to east of the Rockies.

Nevada Day Inc. is hosting a reception for the Nevada Division of the Pony Express from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Nevada Day Store and Trading Post, 108 W. Telegraph St.

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Annual Carson City Kiwanis Easter egg hunt planned April 4

March 26, 2015 — 

Carson City Kiwanis’ 38th annual Easter egg hunt, which offers more than 8,000 eggs and hundreds of prizes, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Centennial Park, 5400 Heritage Way, north of Eagle Valley Golf Course.

The event is free to all children, who are welcome to meet the Easter Bunny at the event.

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Carson City school hosting annual 'egg-stravaganza' hunt April 4

March 26, 2015 — 

The Easter Bunny and more than 16,000 candy-stuffed eggs will be on hand at the fourth annual Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 4, at Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road.

The hunt offers zones for age groups and grades and special needs children with staggered start times beginning at 10 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available.

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Carson ATA Martial Arts hosting free women's self-defense class

March 26, 2015 — 

Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women’s self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way.

Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs, chokes and wrist grabs; and what to do if a victim of an attack is taken to the ground.

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Carson City residents can spay or neuter their cats free in April

March 26, 2015 — 

Nevada Humane Society will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of Community Cat, PetSmart Charities’ spay and neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats.

If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of kittens each spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher euthanasia rates.

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Auditions for Carson Valley musical April 15 & 17

March 24, 2015 — 

Carson Valley Community Theatre is hosting auditions for “Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical production written and created by Roger Bean and directed by Lucille Rao.

Auditions will be at 6 p.m. April 15 and 17 at CVCT’s The Annex, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. Callbacks will be at 10 a.m. April 18.

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Carson City ComputerCorps seeks volunteers

March 24, 2015 — 

ComputerCorps, a nonprofit that provides access to computer technology and skills training to underserved families, seeks volunteers to help with office and kitchen work, disassembly, recycling sales and computer repair.

Volunteers can earn a complete Windows 7 Internet-ready computer system for 48 hours of work.

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Annual 'Eggstravaganza' Easter hunt planned in Carson City

March 24, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway, will present its Easter Eggstravaganza event featuring food, games, gifts and the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free. For more information, call 775-445-5161, or email info@carsontahoe.org.

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Carson City news in brief

March 23, 2015 — 

Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Monday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 6-5-8; Daily 3 Midday: 8-3-0; Daily 4: 1-3-0-3; Daily Derby: 1st:7 Eureka-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:41.97; Fantasy 5: 07-15-18-37-38.

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Anne Roberts

March 23, 2015 — 

Annie Hall Estep Roberts was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 29, 1922 to George and Letha Estep. She spent her childhood in North Carolina, graduating from Greensboro College in 1943 and attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina. During World War II, Anne was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, while serving in the WAVES, the women’s branch of the U.S. Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. for her work in Naval Intelligence.

In 1949, Anne met and married James S. (Jim) Roberts, and the couple shared a life together for 61 years until Jim’s death in 2010. In their early years of marriage, Anne and Jim lived in Stockholm, Sweden, for two years followed by two-year stints in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1955, they moved to Reno, Nevada, when Jim joined the faculty at University of Nevada. The family lived in Lahore, Pakistan, from 1962 to 1964, giving the children a chance to see a very different part of the world. Upon their return to Nevada, the family moved to Carson City, where Anne and Jim lived in the same house for 45 years.

The greatest source of pride and joy in Anne’s life was raising her three children, who have gone on to lead successful lives, largely as a result of the love and nurturing they received at home. She also relished entertaining friends, family, and visitors. Anne’s door was always open, and there was always extra room at her table. She was active in numerous civic clubs and organizations, including the League of Women Voters and the boards for both the Ormsby Public Library and the Nevada State Library. She also spent several years working for the Nevada State Printing Office.

Anne is survived by her son Eric and wife Lauren Rusk of Palo Alto, California, son Mark and wife Eileen Roberts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter Wendy and husband Dan Swanson of Sonoma, California, and grandchildren Ben Linkow and his wife Brooke, Matthew and Katherine Roberts, and Nathaniel, Christopher, and Delaney Swanson, along with much-loved nieces, nephews, and various “chillin” whom she loved as if they were her own. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Grace Estep Bloom, and her brother-in-law Norman Bloom.

A memorial service will be held at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, Nevada, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, with a reception immediately following. The James S. and Annie E. Roberts Memorial Scholarship has been established at the University of Nevada. Anyone wishing to donate may send a donation (made out to the UNR Foundation with a notation “James S. and Annie E. Roberts Scholarship Endowment”) to UNR Foundation, Mailstop 162, Reno, NV 89557.

Author to hold book signing at next Carson City Wine Walk

March 23, 2015 — 

Laura Lea White, the author of “Generational Gifts: The Legacy of Evelyn Marie,” a biography of White’s grandmother, who wrote more than 200 poems, will host a book signing event during the next wine walk from 1 to 5 p.m. April 4 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

White’s book follows the life of her grandmother through the author’s own memories and the subject’s own poetry, which focused on the struggles faced while surviving the Great Depression.

White is also the author of “A Golden Circle of Life: A Poem, The Dream,” published in 2009.

For more information, go to lauraleawhite.com.

Nonprofit needs Carson City families to host foreign students

March 23, 2015 — 

The nonprofit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students age 15-18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

ASSE students are hoping to experience American culture and practice their English language skills while also sharing their own culture and language with their host families.

Host families welcome students into their family, not as guests, but as family members. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To host a student, call 1-800-733-2773, or go to www.host.asse.com.

Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee meeting April 20 is canceled

March 23, 2015 — 

The Open Space Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center has been canceled.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at the same place.

For more information, go to www.carson.org.

Carson City Symphony Chorus calling singers to rehearse Tuesday

March 23, 2015 — 

The Carson City Symphony Chorus is calling singers to rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Choral Room of Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, for a spring celebration concert with the Carson City Symphony on April 26 at the Community Center.

The concert will feature music by Mozart, Brahms, and Grieg, with soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Michael Langham, harp. The Carson City Symphony Chorus will sing Mozart’s “Te Deum” with the orchestra.

The Symphony Chorus, conducted by Michael Langham, is an extension of the Carson Chamber Singers. It provides opportunities for amateur and volunteer professional vocalists, including high school and church choir members.

The group will feature at the Symphony’s Pops Party concert on June 14 at the Governor’s Mansion, and also at an Independence Day concert on July 4 at Mormon Station Park in Genoa.

To participate, email Director Michael Langham at ccsingersdirector@gmail.com, or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

For more information about the concert and performing groups, go to CCSymphony.com.

Carson City Sheriff's Office reminds pedestrians to stay safe at night

March 23, 2015 — 

When the weather turns warm and the nights are not too cold, many people like to walk around Carson City and enjoy the night air and the view of the stars in the sky. This of course increases the number of pedestrians at night that will be crossing the streets and using the sidewalks.

It is also true that not all of you will use the crosswalks and sidewalks provided, and may cross the roadways where you should not or walk alongside the curb in the street. This creates a potential for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

When you make the decision to cross where you should not, you take a risk of being struck by a vehicle as the driver is not expecting you to be in the roadway. The same goes for walking next to the curb. Most drivers would expect you to be on the sidewalk and not alongside the roadway.

The injuries that you can receive when struck by a 2,000 pound or more moving object can be severe, if not fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,743 pedestrians were killed in the United States in 2013. In Nevada, 72 pedestrians were killed in 2014.

Although these were not all nighttime related deaths, it is more difficult to be seen at night, especially if you are wearing dark clothing or are taking unnecessary risks when walking.

Why risk it? Cross the street at the crosswalk, wear light colored or reflective clothing and stay on the sidewalk. These simple things will help make a difference in reducing pedestrian related crashes.

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to mark Christ's Passion

March 20, 2015 — 

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform its annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, the Passion according to St. Matthew, in three concerts, the first of which will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 California Ave. in Reno.

The program, in English, will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, and at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village.

General admission to all concerts is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students ages 19 to 23 with identification. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth and students. Youth under 19 are admitted free in non-reserved seating.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.

For more information or preferred seating, email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, or call 775-313-9697, or go to www.ToccataTahoe.com.

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