Douglas County Republican Central Committee to meet July 14 in GardnervilleJune 27, 2016 —
All Republicans are welcome to attend Douglas Country Republican Central Committee’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville.
Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to douglasgop.org, or call Headquarters at 775-782-4GOP (782-4467).
Jimmie and Janet Thompson’s BYO BBQ on Saturday, July 9 will collect donations for the families affected by the Lampe Drive apartment complex fire that took place June 14 in Gardnerville.
The meet ‘n’ greet cruise event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at James Lee Memorial Park will feature a variety of cars, trucks and bikes.Learn more »
A clergy or religious professional is sought to serve as chaplain of the Carson City Civil Air Patrol Squadron, a volunteer position that provides spiritual guidance to cadets and support to senior members in Search and Rescue and Aerospace Education programs.
Volunteers must meet all requirements for Civil Air Patrol senior membership (see CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership); must be a fully ordained or qualified clergy/religious professional of their faith group; must be actively engaged in or retired from a denominationally approved vocation; must obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from a faith group listed by the Armed Forces Chaplains Board; must have bachelor’s degree from institution listed in ACE Higher Education Directory; must possess a post-baccalaureate graduate degree of at least 72 semester hours (108 quarter hours) in the field of theological or related studies from a qualifying educational institution.Learn more »
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties organizes an annual summer program in Silver City with science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) activities for children. The activities are free, and one need not live in Silver City to attend. Parents are asked to stay and join in the fun at the School House/Community Center at 385 High Street.
Engineering Fun for ages 7-12 is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday June 28, at the Silver City School House. Hands-on activities that encourage innovation will be provided by some of Nevada’s sharpest engineering minds. Seena Drapala from the Society of Women Engineers will teach classes for boys and girls.Learn more »
Local musicians are coming out to support Alzheimer’s research at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at A to Zen, 1801 S. Carson St.
Earl’s Annual Music for Memories benefit concert will feature CW & Dr. Spitmore, Canyon White, Mike Epps, Raphaela Bell, Chris Harris, Donna Mae Crowell, Hallie Kirk, Keith Barnett, Robert Hoffman, Earl Jesse Dutton, Hill Country West and others.Learn more »
Local students will benefit from a backpack drive sponsored by the Nevada Association of Realtors and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Donations of backpacks filled with pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, folders, binder, paper, rulers and composition books are being collected at Realty Executives, 1071 S. Carson St.Learn more »
The Smith Valley Historical Society will hold an open house and ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Little Red School House on Highway 208 in Wellington.
Besides ice cream and other treats, the event offers a new exhibit and updates on the society’s Square Foot Archive Building fundraiser and the relocation of its Wells Fargo Stage office.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library will continue its Summer Saturday Family Movie series with “Zootopia” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2 in the library’s meeting room, 1625 Library Lane, Minden.
The movie and popcorn are free. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.Learn more »
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed to the public from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29. The range will reopen for normal operations after 9 a.m.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the facility to allow surveying work to be done at the site.Learn more »
The 3rd & Curry St. Farmer’s Market is hosting a NevadaGrown cookbook signing and cooking demonstration from two local foodies at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Jonathan Wright will be at the market to sign copies of the NevadaGrown cookbook, and Charlie Abowd from Adele’s will be giving a demonstration of his latest recipe featured in the Appeal, salmon and salsa.Learn more »
RED Consultants, Inc. is hosting a grand opening of RED Consultants UAS Training Academy, its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 25 at the Silver Springs Airport.
RED Consultants, a Department of Defense Contractor supporting unmanned operations since 2005, has teamed with Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) to open the unmanned training academy.Learn more »
A lecture about the history of the V&T Railroad and how it helped make the mining boom of the 1870s possible is planned at the Gold Hill Depot.
Stephen Drew, the author of “Nevada’s Virginia and Tahoe Railroad,” has researched the historic railroad for more than four decades. For the past 30 years he has been chief curator of the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.Learn more »
Volunteers are sought to help remove trash from the Lone Mountain trail, just north of Lone Mountain Cemetery, from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is focusing on the historical sight and the nearby Carson River.Learn more »
The Douglas County Historical Society’s July 14 lecture will feature Joe Curtis’s PowerPoint presentation, “Virginia City History, the Stuff You Did Not Know That You Should Know to be a Nevadan: Pictorial Look at Virginia City’s Past.”
Curtis, an amateur historian and former fire chief, has been collecting photos of the Comstock and Nevada since he was 10. Many of his photos are rare, dating from the 1860s.Learn more »
Kathleen Bliss is offering a class titled “Guide to Navigating a Toxic World” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at A to Zen, 1801 N. Carson St., Carson City.
The $15 fee includes a copy of Bliss’s book, “The Past is Our Future.”Learn more »
Historian Joe Curtis will talk about the historic United Comstock Merger Mill in American Flat, near Gold Hill, which was demolished by the Bureau of Land Management after the agency determined it presented a danger to the public and was too costly to restore.
Curtis, a member of the Comstock Historic District Commission, will give his presentation on Thursday, June 30 at the Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Presentations.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
The library will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. For more information, connect with the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.Learn more »
Tahoe/Douglas Elks is hosting Bingo on Friday, July 1, at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, off Highway 88. Doors open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 and regular games at 6:30. Call 775-265-5120 or 775-267-1362.
Grill Your Own Steak is 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 18. For $14, attendees can cook their own rib eye steak and enjoy baked potatoes, beans and dessert. RSVP is required to Jim Schramm at 775-783-4224 or Jim Plamenig at 310-874-4655.Learn more »
Stargazing at Spooner Lake State Park is planned at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Enjoy a guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer Gigi Giles. Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high-powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the mountain air. Spooner Lake’s limited light pollution provides exceptional views of the night sky. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight.Learn more »
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will benefit from $62,000 in new funding to continue two of its strategies — the Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) and the Forensic Assessment Services Triage Team (FASTT).
The funding comes to the region through Partnership Carson City and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.Learn more »
Sierra Nevada Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 2, is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City.
Stop by Grilling in the Garden to support the group, made up of mothers who have or have had children in the military.Learn more »
Join psychic medium Deana Hoover from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 8 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., for The Psychic Arts: Auras, a class that covers how to perceive auras and interpret their colors.
Students also will learn tools and techniques for self-healing, cleansing, and strengthening their personal energy. No previous experience is necessary.Learn more »
The Silver City Arts group brings free public programming by national and international artists, poets, dancers, and musicians to the area.
An acoustic music jam session is held from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Silver City Schoolhouse. The next jam session is Saturday, June 25.Learn more »
Silver State Model T Ford Club to meet June 21 in Carson CityJune 17, 2016 —
Join Model T enthusiasts from around Northern Nevada for the June meeting of the Silver State Model T Ford Club on Tuesday, June 21 at Red’s Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson St., Carson City.
Dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting follows at 7 p.m. Attendees can visit with other Model T owners and learn about the club’s plans for tours and other activities.
For more information, call President Dick Markley at 775-782-1829.
A to Zen in Carson City hosting live music June 18June 17, 2016 —
Mike Epps with special guest Randy Ide will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at A to Zen, 1801 N. Carson St., Carson City.
The $5 admission is good for $5 in the store. For more information, call 775-691-3945, or find A to Zen on Facebook.
Carson High School class of 1976 planning reunion July 29-31June 17, 2016 —
Carson High School’s class of 1976 is hosting its 40-year reunion July 29-31.
For more information, contact Sue Cavallero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-691-8072.
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler to talk politics June 23 in Gold HillJune 17, 2016 —
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler will talk politics in a presentation, The Republican Party in Nevada, on Thursday, June 23 in the next Gold Hill Hotel Thursday Night Presentation.
First elected in 2012, Wheeler represents the 39th District, comprised of Douglas County, Storey County and part of Lyon County, and serves as Majority Whip.
Dinner is 4-8 p.m.; the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the hotel’s Great Room, 1540 Main St. Tickets can be purchased for the presentation only or dinner and the presentation.
For dinner reservations, call the Gold Hill Hotel at 775-847-0111.
Carson City University of Nevada Cooperative Extension looking for volunteersJune 17, 2016 —
Carson City’s University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is looking for adults to share their knowledge with 4-H youth ages 9-19. Area adults can choose to spend a few hours, a day, a week, or a month giving a demonstration, leading a 4-H club or teaching our teens leadership skills. Cooperative Extension staff will help prepare volunteers for working with the age group they feel most comfortable with: Juniors, 9-10, Intermediates, 11-13, or Seniors, 14-19.
Volunteers can choose what they teach and how much time they spend leading their groups. They can spend a club meeting or two teaching about puppetry, sewing, preparing a meal, fishing or other topics.
To schedule an appointment to talk about the abilities you would like to share, call 775-887-2252.
4-H is a youth program for ages 5-19 offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. In addition to suggested project areas above, Carson City/Storey County 4-H offers cloverbuds (ages 5-9), cooking, shooting sports, robotics and more.
Nevada Artists Association accepting work for 'Spirit of America' art showJune 17, 2016 —
The Nevada Artists Association is inviting local and regional artists to enter the “Spirit of America” art show.
The judged exhibition does not have a them and it is open to all artists; membership in the NAA is not required. Ribbons and monetary awards will be given to first place winners in seven media categories: oil, acrylic, water media, dry media, photography, digital and three dimensional art. Second, third and honorable mentions will receive ribbons only.
All art must be properly framed and wired for hanging. The maximum size is 48 inches. Photographs are limited to two entries; a third piece may be entered in another media. Entries are limited to three pieces for each artist.
Entries can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25. Entry fees are $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry for nonmembers; and $10 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry for members.
Show regulations and entry forms can be printed at www.nevadartists.org, or they can be picked up at the gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
The display opens June 27 and runs through July 29. It can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free, and all art is for sale.
For more information, call 775-882-6411.
Carson City seniors invited to celebration of summer June 20June 17, 2016 —
An afternoon of free summer music, treats and drinks is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. June 20 at Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., Carson City.
For more information and to RSVP, call 775-386-6085.