Nevada Human Society hosting Bakers for Barkers Sept. 6 at Peppermill in Reno

August 28, 2015 — 

Homemade dog treats will be sold for $3 in Bakers for Barkers, a fundraiser for the Nevada Humane Society, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the lobby of the Peppermill in Reno.

All proceeds go to the Nevada Humane Society. For more information, call 775-887-2171.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd hosting meeting Sept. 11

August 28, 2015 — 

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd will host her monthly walkabout meeting on Friday, Sept. 11, when Abowd said she wants to talk about domestic violence in Carson City.

To be a part of the discussion, meet at noon at the steps of the Carson City Community Center, and take a sack lunch if you would like.

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Carson City Marine Corps League raising money for family of fallen Deputy Carl Howell

August 27, 2015 — 

The Marine Corps League of Carson City Silver State Detachment 630 is holding its annual outreach event Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, 3200 Market St. in north Carson City.

The nonprofit uses donations locally in Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City, Minden and Gardnerville. Half of the donations collected this weekend will go to the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who was killed on the morning of Aug. 15 in the line of duty while responding to a physical domestic disturbance call.

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Firewood permits available Sept. 12 in Carson City

August 27, 2015 — 

Permits for firewood will go on sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Richard H. Bryan Building, 901 S. Stewart St. in Carson City, with approximately 150 permits available on a first come, first served basis.

The wood includes a mixture of pine and fir, some seasoned and some green. The cost is $65 per cord — cash or checks only. One cord is permitted per address or family. The sale will close when all permits have been sold.

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Carson City Library hosting presentation by Valeri Wilson Sept. 2

August 26, 2015 — 

Valeri Wilson, a University of Nevada student who studied at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, will give a presentation about Turkey at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Carson City Library.

As a student in her final semester at UNR, Wilson is working toward a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. While in Turkey she was able to study the sociology and culture of the country and its people.

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Raffle raising money for family of fallen Carson City Sheriff's Deputy Carl Howell

August 26, 2015 — 

Maccabee Arms in Reno is raffling a DPMS AR-10 to raise money for the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who was killed on the morning of Aug. 15 in the line of duty while responding to a physical domestic disturbance call.

The raffle runs through Dec. 13. Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds will be presented directly to the family.

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Bureau of Land Management in Carson City hosting stewardship workshop Sept. 12

August 26, 2015 — 

A free workshop for anyone interested in volunteering to help protect Nevada’s heritage is being offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City.

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service have joined with the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office to create a statewide volunteer site stewardship program that trains site stewards to become “eyes and ears” for public land management agencies.

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Annual Silver Bells Craft Fair at Carson City Community Center needs crafters

August 25, 2015 — 

Crafters are needed for the third annual Silver Bells Craft Fair planned Oct. 10-11 at the Carson City Community Center. Spaces, 10 feet by 10 feet, are available. Applications must be received by Sept. 11.

The fair’s proceeds go to the Carson City Senior Center’s meals program. Set up is from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

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St. Mary's Art & Retreat Center in Virginia City hosting display by Brian Schorn

August 25, 2015 — 

Public Invited to Celebrate Opening of “Comstock Wabi-Sabi” Exhibition on August 29th

A free reception with live music and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of Brian Schorn’s new exhibition in Virginia City will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Art and Retreat Center, where Schorn will share two dozen pieces in “Comstock Wabi-Sabi.”

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Kaia FIT Carson City and Minden offering free fitness classes

August 21, 2015 — 

Kaia FIT, a women’s fitness program, is offering free classes in Carson City and Minden next week.

Starting Monday, women can attend any classes, which will be a mixed hour of endurance-based exercises.

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Carson City Symphony calling musicians for 32nd season

August 21, 2015 — 

The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2015-16 concert season, the Symphony’s 32nd, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Carson High School’s band room.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings. To join, call 775-883-4154.

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Carson City Cultural Commission Subcommittee meeting Aug. 26 is canceled

August 20, 2015 — 

The Carson City Cultural Commission Subcommittee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center is canceled.

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Virginia City hosting Civil War Days and annual Labor Day Parade Sept. 5-7

August 20, 2015 — 

Hundreds of Comstock Civil War reenactors will bring the days of the Civil War to life on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, in Virginia City.

The mining town’s annual Great Civil War Days takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Miner’s Park.

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WNC Specialty Crop Institute hosting hoop house workshop Sept. 18 in Fallon

August 20, 2015 — 

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute is offering a hoop house pest management workshop — including a tour of Lattin Farms in Fallon — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the WNC Fallon campus, 160 Campus Way.

The workshop explores challenges and solutions to managing pests in hoop houses. Participants will learn to identify hoop house pests and beneficial insects, early warning signs and preventative options for reducing pest populations, and integrated pest management methods.

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension hosting 'Grow Your Own, Nevada!' series

August 19, 2015 — 

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes at nine locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.

“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” said Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch. “From the beginner to the advanced gardener, everyone can benefit from a Grow Your Own class.”

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Carson City Chamber of Commerce hosting 27th Leadership Institute

August 18, 2015 — 

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce is looking for its 27th Leadership Institute class, open to salespeople, business owners, entrepreneurs or anyone new to the city or those who have lived or worked here long term.

The nine-month-long class covers the ins and outs of what makes Carson City tick. It meets on the second Thursday of the month to meet city leaders and learn how decisions are made that affect everyday life in Carson City.

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Rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs Saturday in Smith

August 18, 2015 — 

Rattlesnakes have been extremely vigorous this year due to the mild winter and low precipitation, fostering an earlier and longer snake season than usual. If you enjoy activities that take you and your dogs outdoors, you and your pets may be at risk for encountering rattlesnakes. According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the state’s current drought means that more rattlers will find their way into urban areas proving for a very active snake season.

“I’d say that most dog owners don’t really think about snake bites until they see a rattlesnake for themselves, in parks, or their backyards, and then realize their dogs can be at risk,” says John Potash co- founder and co-owner of Get Rattled. He adds, “Get Rattled is a unique training clinic designed specifically to teach dogs on rattlesnake avoidance. We have been teaching this clinic for 15 years and have successfully trained thousands of dogs.”

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Carson City Clerk/Recorder's Office open Thursday

August 18, 2015 — 

The Carson City Clerk/Recorder’s Office, 885 E. Musser St., will remain open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In order to allow law enforcement employees to attend the service of Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Howell, the Sheriff’s Office administration functions and all services located inside the Carson City Courthouse — including the Justice and District courts, Alternative Sentencing Department and Advocates to End Domestic Violence —the Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Probation Department will be closed Thursday

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Carson City United Latino Community offering tutor training workshops Saturday

August 17, 2015 — 

Attendees of a free tutor training workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Carson City United Latino Community will learn how to teach basic English to adults on a one-on-one basis.

Light snacks will be served, and instructional materials and training will be provided. Neither experience nor foreign language skills are necessary, but a commitment of 1-2 hours per week is expected.

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Stagecoach Community Center site of craft fair and carnival Saturday

August 17, 2015 — 

Music, food, crafts, games and local businesses and nonprofits will be featured at a craft fair and children’s carnival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Stagecoach Community Center, 8200 Highway 50 E., Stagecoach. Parking and admission are free.

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Quicksilver Agility Club hosting dog agility trails in Fuji Park in Carson City

August 17, 2015 — 

Quicksilver Agility Club, a Northern Nevada group that promotes the sport of dog agility with purebred or mixed breed dogs, will host a dog agility trial show Friday through Sunday at Fuji Park, located across from Costco in Carson City.

Entries can be made from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Friday and from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Nevada Appeal community survey closes Friday

August 17, 2015 — 

The Nevada Appeal is hosting a community survey about how Carson City residents get their news and what topics they like to read. The survey will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

In exchange, participants will be entered in a drawing in which they can win an iPad mini. The survey is available at

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Gigi Giles offering stargazing event Friday at Spooner Lake

August 17, 2015 — 

A laser-guided tour of starry wonders with Gigi Giles, a professional stargazer, will be offered from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday 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. Children under 12 and pets are not recommended.

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Senior menus for week of Aug. 17

August 16, 2015 — 

Note: Menus for week of Aug. 17 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.

Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:

MONDAY: Macaroni and cheese, corn dogs, steamed spinach, fruit cups and tapioca pudding.

TUESDAY: Egg and sausage sandwiches, vegetable juice, fresh bananas in orange juice and muffins.

WEDNESDAY: Sweet and sour chicken over white rice, Asian vegetables, pineapple and Mandarin oranges.

THURSDAY: White fish with salsa, refried beans, zucchini, applesauce and churros.

FRIDAY: Liver or Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas, peaches and lime sherbet.

Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road:

MONDAY: Macaroni and cheese with ham, salad, whole wheat rolls, margarine and raspberry and cranberry salad.

TUESDAY: Stuffed peppers, spinach spaghetti, mixed greens, low-fat and low-sodium Italian dressing, garlic bread and nectarines.

WEDNESDAY: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, salad, whole wheat rolls, margarine and peaches.

THURSDAY: Split pea soup, meatball subs, cucumbers in sour cream and fresh oranges.

FRIDAY: Honey mustard chicken, scalloped potatoes, salad, whole wheat rolls, margarine, apricots and cake and ice cream.

Douglas County Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane:

MONDAY: Grilled sausage on a bun, hot German potato salad, German slaw, spiced applesauce and fresh orange sections.

TUESDAY: French dip sandwiches, bacon and Swiss salad, potato wedges, V8 and peach pie.

WEDNESDAY: Teriyaki chicken, rolls, macaroni salad, fruit kabobs and cupcakes.

THURSDAY: Beef and broccoli over white rice, marinated mushroom salad, whole wheat bread, fresh pears and fortune cookies.

FRIDAY: Baked Cajun cod, cream style corn, parsley butter potatoes, fresh spinach, apples, spice cake and bread.

Silver Springs Senior Center, 1050 Pyramid Ave.:

MONDAY: Grilled hamburgers, mixed grain buns, lettuce and tomato salad, mayonnaise, baked beans, deviled eggs and grapefruit and orange sections.

TUESDAY: Chicken cacciatore, glazed carrots, cucumbers with sour cream, whole wheat rolls, margarine and orange rice pudding.

WEDNESDAY: Tangy meatballs, zucchini squash, rice pilaf, whole wheat brad, margarine, orange and apple cups and cookies.

THURSDAY: Reuben sandwiches, rye bread, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, macaroni salad and pears.

FRIDAY BREAKFAST 9:30: Breakfast burritos, scrambled eggs and cheese, sausage, hash browns, cantaloupe, cinnamon rolls, V8 and orange juice.

Storey County Senior Citizens Center, corner of E and Mill streets in Virginia City:

MONDAY: Seafood chowder, egg salad sandwiches and yogurt with raspberries.

TUESDAY: Roma burgers, corn on the cob, baked beans and salad.

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and salad.

THURSDAY: Pork chops, stuffing, broccoli and salad.

FRIDAY BREAKFAST 10-11: Blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, cottage cheese and peaches.

Yerington Senior Center, 117 Tilson Way:

MONDAY: Chicken and dumplings, salad and Jell-O parfait.

TUESDAY: Sweet and sour pork, fried rice, Japanese vegetables and cherry cobbler.

WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, rolls and pudding.

THURSDAY: Kielbasa, potato salad, baked beans and ice cream sundaes.

FRIDAY: Tri trip, baked potatoes, salad, garlic bread and cake.

Annual Americanism Essay Contest open to students

August 14, 2015 — 

The Fleet Reserve Association is hosting its annual Americanism Essay Contest, open to students in grades 7-12.

Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member or branch. Branch 137 is available to sponsor any student from the Carson City, Tahoe and surrounding areas.

Students must write about what the American flag stands for in a 350-word essay, which can be typed or legibly written on one side of paper. A separate sheet stating the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, school (or “home schooled”) and grade, number of words in the essay and name of the sponsoring member or branch must be included.

Winners are selected at the branch level before moving on to regionals and nationals. The national grand prize is $5,000 with other recognition offered in each grade category.

For more information, go to, or contact Bud Harris at 775-267-9592 or

Navy League hosting Lt. Valentini Wednesday

August 14, 2015 — 

Lt. Dominic A. Valentini of the United States Navy will talk about what he does as the officer in charge of the Explosive Ordnance Detachment at Naval Air Station Fallon at Carson City Council of the Navy League of the United States’ next meeting on Wednesday at the Gold Dust West.

The meeting will also offer an update on the USNS Carson City and recognize its young Navy and Marine personnel from NAS Fallon and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs $27 per person. For reservations, call Bud Southard at 775-882-7960.

The Carson City Council sponsors recognition programs and provides scholarships for Navy and Marine personnel at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center near Bridgeport, Calif., and NAS Fallon, as well as for the Carson High Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Command.

Division of Child and Family Services offers foster parent training in Carson City

August 14, 2015 — 

Division of Child and Family Services is holding its next training session for foster and adoptive parents from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 23 and 29 in the Valley View Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway in Carson City.

The training curriculum utilized is Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education, or P.R.I.D.E. It includes nine three-hour sessions designed to equip applicants to provide foster or adoptive care to children in the child welfare system.

Foster parents are required to attend training prior to obtaining a license. FBI background checks are conducted on all applicants and residents 18 years of age or older living in the home. After the initial license is issued, resource families must complete four hours of advanced training per year in order to keep the license current. Licenses are renewed annually to assure an acceptable level of care is maintained by the foster parents and an on-site visit to the home is made for each renewal license issued.

Lunch and snacks will be provided at the training. To register, call Lori Nichols at 888-423-2659, or go to

Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival to present art sale Tuesday

August 13, 2015 — 

As part of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival, a handful of artists will be showing and selling their work from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Carson City Community Center.

William Hutchison will have the Dangerous Toys glass sculptures and his hand-blown glass ornaments. Susan Kotler will have her mixed media photographs. Carol Brown will have hand-made books, blank greeting cards, and small prints. Cyndy Brenneman will show her watercolor still-lifes. Paul Ford will have Nevada landscapes made with local soils, recycled materials, and acrylic. Claudia Knous will have her hand-dyed silk scarves.

The event preceeds Lloyd Williams “Music of Motown” concert, whose tickets can be purchased at the Carson City Visitors Bureau or

The Jazz & Beyond Festival is supported by the Mile High Jazz Band Association, the City of Carson City, and private donations. For more information, go to For information about CCAI, go to

Annual Edible Pedal ride Sept. 20 at Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley

August 13, 2015 — 

Early bird registration for the bicycle ride Edible Pedal 100 ends Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11:59 p.m. This century road bike ride featuring food and three ride distances will be held Sunday, Sept. 20.

The Edible Pedal 100 attracts more than a 1,000 riders. All riders depart and finish at beautiful Bowers Mansion Regional Park in Washoe Valley.

“This event has grown substantially over the past five years,” Mark Kattelman, ride director, said. “We are expecting to sell out this year and just want to make sure every rider has a chance to benefit from early registration.”

All types of riders are encouraged to register and ride. The Edible Pedal 100 offers three ride distances — a 10-mile course for families with young children; a 50-mile course through Carson City and Genoa; and a 100-mile course up Kingsbury Grade from Carson City to Lake Tahoe.

The Edible Pedal 100 is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise. Proceeds of the event benefit local high schools, cycling and trail advocacy groups as well as numerous other community and global project.

Registration fees range from $25-$75 and include the ride; fully equipped ride stops; SAG; reusable water bottle; swag bag; post-ride barbecue by Nothing To It Culinary Center with locally sourced food and drink.

For more information or to register, call Kattelman at 775-393-9158, or go to

Eckankar offering free worship service Saturday at Carson City Community Center

August 13, 2015 — 

A free worship service titled Recognizing God’s Help in Every Moment will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carson City Community Center.

The one-hour service, sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, offers a talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, small-group discussions and a short contemplation.

For more information, call Laurie Bray at 775-384-9231, or go to and

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