Carson City Sierra Place holding free events in DecemberNovember 25, 2015 —
Live music and dance performances and presentations whose topics range from history of winter sports and Nevadan holidays to aging well are planned at Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway.
Tahoe author Mark McLaughlin will talk about the history of winter sports at Lake Tahoe and the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.
Holiday music by the Children’s Performance Choir, directed by Tim Nolte, will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 13.
Mark Anthony, an organist, will accompany The Spiral Ballet, which will perform original choreographed dances, at 2 p.m. Dec. 20.
Bob Nylen, curator of history at the Nevada State Museum, will talk about unique holiday traditions of historical Nevada at 10 a.m. Dec. 21.
Embracing change and aging, a conversation facilitated by Geri Meyer, will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 and 19.
Events are free. For more information, call 775-841-4111.
The Nevada Arts Council is hosting a series of 11 free grant workshops in December to help artists, nonprofit organizations, educators and public institutions apply for grants and programming support available through NAC’s state programs.
“Meet the NAC” workshops are designed for novice grant writers and those unfamiliar with the council or NAC’s Grants OnlineTM system.Learn more »
The Brewery Arts Center is offering an afternoon of wine and creativity when it holds a jewelry making class with Kim Maehl 3-6 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees will learn how to make wire wrapped necklaces using copper wire and glass beads while sipping wine. The event is the third installment of the Brewery Arts Center’s Art Uncorked series.Learn more »
A 48-hour Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev marathon is in store on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. America Matters Media is presenting some of the Rev’s most popular radio programs of this year on AM 1180 KCKQ and at www.americamatters.us.
The programs feature different themes and include interviews with recording artists.Learn more »
Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s last meeting of the year is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Utilities Building in Dayton, 34 Lake Blvd.
The meeting will focus on the Lyon County Republican Central Committee Caucus to include Presidential Poll to be held Feb. 23. Anyone can attend to learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials.Learn more »
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is looking for actors, singers and dancers, ages 5 to 14, for its March production of Disney’s “The Aristocats, Kids.”
Auditions, by appointment only, are from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Performances are weekends March 11-20.Learn more »
The Washoe Tribe’s Travel Center, 1001 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, is hosting a job fair from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to fill clerk, food service and shift lead positions.
Wages offered are up to $15 per hour. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug and alcohol test. Interviews are expected to take less than 30 minutes.Learn more »
A local watercolor and oil painter is hosting an open studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 720 Addler Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Teri Sweeney’s 6th Annual Open Studio will feature her latest original artwork, prints and cards. This year, two miniatures, which will be shown in February at the Settlers West Miniature Show in Tucson, Ariz., will be displayed.Learn more »
The Nevada Humane Society is hosting Lights of Love, a campaign that offers to illuminate a light in honor of a pet in exchange for a $20 donation.
The Lights of Love display will be illuminated at Nevada Humane Society and other locations thanks to Christmas Décor by Signature Landscape.Learn more »
Babes in Toyland’ performances planned
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is putting on a classic holiday musical whose characters are based on those of “Mother Goose.”Learn more »
The theme of Saturday’s Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev is “Rockin’ Rev-A-Billy.” Listeners will hear Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Wanda Jackson, Bob Luman, Ricky Nelson and others.
The Rockin’ Rev will interview James Kirkland, the bassist for Bob Luman and Ricky Nelson. The show can be heard from 2 to 6 p.m. on AM 1180 KCKQ or at www.americamatters.us.Learn more »
Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa is hosting two free events this weekend.
A Thanksgiving Dutch oven cooking demonstration is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, when park rangers will be cooking up a dish to kick off the coming holiday.Learn more »
Indian tacos and nearly 50 vendors will be on hand at a Christmas craft faire from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the gymnasium of Carson Colony, 2900 S. Curry St., in Carson City.Learn more »
The next foster/adoptive parent training in Carson City is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 12 in the Valley View Room of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.
Attendees are asked to enter through the main hospital entrance, then take elevator A to the third floor. The Valley View Room is at the left of the elevator vestibule.Learn more »
Storey County Library’s annual fundraiser will offer a moderated conversation with Heidi Durrow, the author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky,” at 4 p.m. Saturday Piper’s Opera House, 12 B St. in Virginia City.
Durrow is an award winning author, essayist, former corporate lawyer, blogger, and podcaster. She is the 2008 winner of the Barbara Kingsolver’s PEN/Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change.Learn more »
Volunteers are sought to learn how to teach English as a second language on a one-to-one basis. United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free tutor training workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Representatives of United Latino Community say they have a long list of adults in Carson City and surrounding areas who are waiting to learn to speak, read, and write in English. Instructional materials and training are provided at no charge. Neither teaching experience nor foreign language skills are necessary, but a commitment of one-and-a-half-to-two hours per week is expected. To reserve a seat at the training, call 775-671-7455.Learn more »
No reservations or skills are required to take a free class to learn how to make lentil salad and apple pie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.
Everyone is welcome at Healthy Communities Coalition’s monthly free cooking classes with dietitian Kim Mason, and farmer and Healthy Communities’ community health advocate Rebekah Stetson.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Zephyr Cove are closing on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Both libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Minden library will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The Zephyr Cove library will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.Learn more »
High Sierra Swing Dance Club is presenting its Christmas dance party on Dec. 5 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.
There will not be a lesson. A members appreciation dinner catered by Mitch Tufts will be at 6:30 p.m. Join the club that night, and dinner and dance are free. Otherwise, the dinner costs $10 per person. The social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. with DJ Steve Wood. The dance costs $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, go to www.highsierraSDC.org, or call 775-443-8870.Learn more »
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three weekends of enchanted holiday trains aboard heated, century-old, magical rail coaches. The rides on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5- 6 and 12- 13 depart at noon and 2 p.m. from Virginia City’s 140-year-old F Street Station.
The rides offer hot chocolate, cider, cookies and candy canes and a reading of the poem “Night Before Christmas.” The North Pole Candy Cane Sisters will record wishes for Santa’s deliveries, while holiday sing-a-longs are led by a mystery guest.Learn more »
Hooligan’s Ink, 1501 Fairview Drive, Suite 20, is hosting Thanks for Giving, a tattoo marathon to benefit Austin’s House, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The tattoo shop is charging $50 for select tattoo designs, with more than half of the proceeds going to Austin’s House, the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada. Tattoos will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Custom designs will not be accepted. For more information, call 775-883-7337.Learn more »
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday along the multiuse path that runs parallel to Lincoln Highway on the east side of Carson City.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. at Arrowhead Drive and Highway 50. Parking will be available at the dirt turnout about 50 yards north of the intersection on the west side of Arrowhead Drive. Trash bags, gloves, reflective safety vests and water will be available.Learn more »
Carson City Library and Nevada Center for the Book are hosting Laura McBride, author of the 2015 Nevada Reads selection “We Are Called to Rise,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the library’s Digitorium.
“We Are Called to Rise” is told in four voices — an immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife coping with an imploding marriage and a troubled son, a social worker at home in the darker corners of Las Vegas, and a wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember getting — voices that come together around a tragedy changing those four lives forever.Learn more »
Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, hosting worship service Saturday in Carson CityNovember 16, 2015 —
Western Nevadans are invited to learn more about the topic, “Was that a gift from God?” at a free worship service today at the Carson City Community Center.
The session, sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, starts at 10 a.m. The one-hour service offers a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.
Carson City limb and leaf pickup plannedNovember 13, 2015 —
The Carson City Public Works Operations Division is available to pick up garden and yard debris. Only vegetation — not household garbage, appliances, furniture, lumber and other items — will be accepted.
Leaves must be bagged; limbs must be less than six feet in length and no larger than 4-inches in diameter, then tied in bundles. Place items near the curb by 7:15 a.m. Nov. 30, when Public Works crews will begin pickups and continue through Dec. 3.
To add your name to the list of free pickups, call 775-887-2355 starting Monday. Requests will be taken through Thursday, Nov. 25.
Douglas County residents can register to vote Sunday in MindenNovember 13, 2015 —
Douglas County residents can register to vote from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the lobby of High Sierra Fellowship, 1701 Lucerne St., Minden. For more information, call 775-267-6744.
Tree cutting permits available in Carson City starting MondayNovember 13, 2015 —
The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits for $5 each on Monday.
Permits allow the cutting of pinyon pines or juniper trees in designated areas, primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne.
Permits are available at the Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road; C-A-L Ranch, 2035 N. Carson St.; Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 N., Suite A, in Gardnerville; and other BLM locations around the state. The Carson City and Reno BLM offices accept credit cards, cash and checks; other locations accept cash or checks made payable to BLM.
New this year, fourth graders are being provided with free tree cutting permits as part of the White House’s Every Kid in a Park initiative. A valid school identification card must be presented at permit locations to receive the free permit.
For more information, call Coreen Francis at 775-885-6161, or send an email to Coreen_Francis@blm.gov.
FDNY honors Roger's Carpet One Floor & HomeNovember 12, 2015 —
A hero’s house should feel like home, at least that’s what one business thinks, and that’s why it’s contributing to a worthy cause.
The Building for America’s Bravest program aims to raise money to build custom designed, specially adapted smart homes for service members who have been seriously injured.
Roger’s Carpet One Floor & Home on Topsy Lane, and the rest of the Carpet One Floor & Home locations, have committed to providing flooring materials and installation for 46 of the homes.
“They absolutely give everything they have, including their limbs fighting for America,” said Tom Aust, operations manager at Roger’s Carpet One.
Carpet One is working together with its manufacturing partner, Mohawk, to ensure these homes are equipped for whatever injuries the service member may have.
They are inviting their customers to make contributions to the program, or share the information with others.
To celebrate the giving nature of the company, members of the Fire Department of New York City presented a specially designed shadowbox containing September 11 steel from Ground Zero to Roger Pierce on Thursday.
“The vets that have been wounded have given so much,” said John Martorana, Battalion Commander for the FDNY. “It’s our way to give back.”
The Building for America’s Bravest program is a part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named in honor of FDNY 9/11 fallen firefighter Stephen Siller.
“If people don’t step up and help, no one will,” Aust said.
Carson City Sassafras hosting Xing Bridges performance, open jam SundayNovember 12, 2015 —
A live music performance by Xing Bridges is planned on Sunday at Carson City Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road.
The band will take the stage during happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. An open jam for all styles of music will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell remarks on Veterans DayNovember 11, 2015 —
Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell released the following statement about Veterans Day:
“On this day, November 11, 2015, we pay tribute to all those who wear and have worn the uniform in the service of their country. On this day we also pay tribute to the families and friends of our veterans who provide both needed and grateful support to our service members.
Importantly, today is a day to remember that there are men and women in the armed forces serving and fighting in faraway places in the cause of protecting the freedoms we enjoy in America.
Today is a day when we pray for their safe return.
Today is a day when we pause to reflect upon the tremendous sacrifice that our veterans have made in the defense of our country, many of whom have been gravely wounded.
Today is a day to reflect upon our shared obligation to care for our veterans.
Today is a day to remind us that we must never forget the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe so that we may savor and enjoy the fruits of our wonderful country.
God bless our veterans and all those who provide them with loving care and understanding.”