Carson City Historical Society hosting Victorian Tea on Valentine's DayFebruary 5, 2016 —
The Carson City Historical Society is hosting a Victorian tea from 1 to 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the historic Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St.
There will be a tea menu by A Catered Affaire. The cost is $30; seating is limited to 18. Call DD Spencer at 775-741-7897 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Proceeds will help to complete the Carriage House meeting place on the property of the museum.
The Nevada Artists Association is calling all local and regional artists to enter its annual judged Winter Art Show.
Oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings, along with photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and pen and ink will be judged in 10 categories.Learn more »
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Round Table, 3325 Retail Drive, near Walmart in north Carson City, to prepare for its Valentine’s Day bake and craft sale, which will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 at the Carson Mall.
The meeting also includes a business meeting and a game. For more information, call Heidi DePuy at 775-267-3009.Learn more »
Local youth are the stars of Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s “The Aristocats, Kids,” set to play March 11-20 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City.
Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays.Learn more »
California State Parks is offering two activities this month at Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, located south of Tahoma on Tahoe’s west shore.
On Saturday, Feb. 12, a state park guide will lead Snowshoe Through History, a hike along Lake Tahoe’s west shore.Learn more »
A comedy hypnosis show in which audience members can volunteer to get hypnotized is planned at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom.
Chris Cady, a Reno resident, said he uses “fast trance hypnosis” to hypnotize people quickly. His show, Hypnotist Chris Cady’s Comedy Hypnosis Show, is a 21-or-older event.Learn more »
Audiences of all ages are invited to sing along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf — characters from the movie “Frozen”— at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall.
Participants of the sing-along, sponsored by Wild Horse Children’s Theater, are encouraged to dress as characters from “Frozen” for a costume parade. The event also offers photos with Anna and Elsa, who will introduce the movie and lead the sing-along. Concessions and “perform-a-long fun packs” will be available for purchase, including magic snow wands, noisemakers, and glow sticks.Learn more »
An evening of singing and entertainment by Jack Clifton and Cedric Williams is planned at 6 p.m. Thursdays in February at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St., Carson City
The evening offers food and beverages for purchase. For more information, call 775-841-4663.Learn more »
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for their volunteer program.
Positions are needed to fill space at the front desk of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Carson City jail visitation positions. There’s also a need for an ordained minister to serve as Chaplin for the department.Learn more »
Dayton chili cookers are partnering with the Dayton Food Pantry for a Super Bowl party and community chili cookoff at the Dayton Valley Golf Club Bar and Grill on Sunday.
The event includes a silent auction and a raffle, whose prizes include dinner packages, gift certificates and Aces baseball tickets. Silent auction prizes include gift packages by River Vista Fitness, Gold Dust West, Dayton Valley Golf, Hand Jive, and others.Learn more »
The Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, is meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in an upstairs meeting room at the Carson Nugget.
Information about upcoming trips will be available, as well as refreshments and door prizes. Guests are welcome.Learn more »
All local residents are invited to Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski’s “Breakfast with Brad” meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.
The monthly get-togethers give Carson City residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on issues impacting the city. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.Learn more »
Carson City Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is offering free events this month.
Live music is offered in Sierra Place’s Monday Night Music Series, which features Sonja Fischer Feb. 8; Vicki Hamilton Feb. 15 and 22; and Tony Ruggiero Feb. 29. Performances are at 6:45 p.m.Learn more »
Through the Eyes of a Horse, two days of speakers, Cowboy poetry and music, silent auctions and vendors is planned Feb. 19-20 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.
The NATRC National Convention opens Friday evening with music and cowboy poetry by Richard Elloyan and Steve Wade. The event is free with speaker registration or $10 at the door.Learn more »
Cowboy poet Tony Argento will perform Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at its Best and Echoes o’ Abraham Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
The event is part of the Gold Hill’s Thursday night presentations at the historic hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.Learn more »
The Nevada State Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours of the Capitol and Nevada State Museum to children and adults.
Tour guide training for volunteers is planned Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, when guides will learn about Nevada’s history with programs on USS Nevada’s 100th birthday by Bob Nylen; Dayton, by Laura Tennant and Jack Folmar; J.W. and Annie Davis, by Kathleen Clemence; and pre-historic sandals, by archaeologist Pat Barker.Learn more »
Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.” Beginning Feb. 7, Ross Dress for Less customers in Carson City can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada this February.
Learn more »
Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington is schedule to present at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m.
Mayor Edgington, a native Nevadan, served four years as a firefighter in the U. S. Airforce, followed by 27 years in the field of fire service. He was elected to Fernley City Council-Ward Three in November 2010. Four years later, he was elected as Fernley’s fourth mayor.Learn more »
Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., is hosting free events for seniors this month.
Classic rock, country and jazz songs will be performed by Randy Ide at a happy hour event at 3 p.m. Feb. 5.Learn more »
A class about the history of the Christian Church is planned from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 U.S. Highway 50, Silver Springs.
The class answers questions such as, when was the church founded? How was it founded? How did it grow? What can we learn from the beginnings of the church?Learn more »
Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships during the past 16 years. This year, Greater Nevada will once again award 20 scholarships for $2,000 each.
The Greater Nevada academic scholarship program is sponsored and administered by the credit union and is available to Greater Nevada members and their families. Anyone living or working in Nevada is eligible to join Greater Nevada.Learn more »
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s next meeting is at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the County Office building, 27 S. Main St., Yerington.
If you want to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Poll being held at the Feb. 23 caucus, you must be registered as a Lyon County Republican no later than Friday, Feb. 12.Learn more »
Silk floral arrangements with candy, hair bows, homemade fudge and baked goods will be on hand at Soroptimist International of the Comstock’s tag and Valentine’s Day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Refurbished chairs, key chains, custom made jewelry and tag sale items will also be available.Learn more »
Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet Feb. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12February 1, 2016 —
Members of the Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet to paint memory boxes at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive.
The meeting welcomes painters of all levels, as well as those who would like to learn to paint. For more information, call Carol W. at 775-265-1937 or Carol B. at 775-883-9340.
Auditions for 'Arson and Murder at Odeon Hall' Feb. 13 at Dayton Valley Branch LibraryFebruary 1, 2016 —
Four women, six men and five others of either gender are needed to fill roles in play Jim Crawford’s “Arson and Murder at the Odeon Hall or Dewey Do Time?”
The play follows a family dispute that resulted in a shooting in 1890. The dispute continued to present-day, when Dewey Cheatum, great-grandson of Willie Cheatum, is part owner of a casino that is losing money thanks to the success of Ben Pharteen, great-grandson of the person shot in 1890. Ben is kidnapped and his demise is plotted by Little Red Heine. The Ghost and Zombie help capture Little Red Heine and wait for the sheriff.
Auditions are planned at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Dayton Valley Branch Library, 321 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton. Performances are on April 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30. For more information, call Jim at 775-246-7824.
Dayton Valley Golf Course hosting chili tasting Sunday to benefit Dayton Food PantryFebruary 1, 2016 —
Dayton Valley Golf Course is hosting a chili tasting event to benefit Dayton Food Pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Dayton Valley Golf Club.
The course is at 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton. For more information, call 775-246-7888.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada hosting youth basket clinics at Carson City MACJanuary 29, 2016 —
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is hosting free basketball handling clinics for kids of all ages from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 26 at the Multi-purpose Athletic Center,1870 Russell Way.
The first clinic was held on Jan. 23 and featured Bill Bollinger from the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ Ballers program as guest coach.
“Last week we had both boys’ and girls’ varsity teams from Carson High School in attendance,” Kurt Meyer, president of the Clubs’ board of directors and event creator, said. “Each week we will bring in special guest coaches to help kids improve or learn new basketball skills. We would love to see as many kids as possible enjoy the clinics.”
Drop-in clinics are open to children and teens, and participants need not be Club members.
Douglas High School in Minden hosting spaghetti feed fundraiser FridayJanuary 29, 2016 —
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Douglas High School’s music department is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Douglas High School in Minden.
The evening includes live jazz music. Tickets cost $7 per person or $30 for a party of five.
For more information, go to www.dhsmusicdepartment.com.
Dayton High School honoring first responders, military this weekendDayton High School will be holding a First Responders and Military Service Appreciation Weekend today and Saturday. Anyone presenting proof of service will receive free admission to the home basketball games today and Saturday. Those people of service in the crowd Friday evening will be recognized prior to the boys' varsity basketball game against Fallon. Those in attendance Saturday will be recognized at halftime of the boys' basketball contest against South Tahoe High School. Today's action starts at 6 p.m. with the girls varsity game. Saturday's games start at 1 p.m. with the girls game.January 28, 2016 —
Dayton High School honoring first responders, military this weekend
Dayton High School will be holding a First Responders and Military Service Appreciation Weekend today and Saturday. Anyone presenting proof of service will receive free admission to the home basketball games today and Saturday. Those people of service in the crowd Friday evening will be recognized prior to the boys’ varsity basketball game against Fallon. Those in attendance Saturday will be recognized at halftime of the boys’ basketball contest against South Tahoe High School. Today’s action starts at 6 p.m. with the girls varsity game. Saturday’s games start at 1 p.m. with the girls game.
Rays agree to get Dickerson from Rox for McGee
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s crowded outfield just wasn’t big enough for Corey Dickerson.
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to acquire Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced.
Prospects also are involved in the deal.
Colorado had an abundance of left-handed hitting outfielders with the recent signing of Gerardo Parra. In the end, Dickerson — who is not yet eligible for salary arbitration — was deemed expendable over the likes of Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon.
The 26-year-old Dickerson hit .304 last year with 10 homers and 31 RBIs in 65 games. He was limited early in the season because of plantar fasciitis and then later due to broken ribs he sustained while diving for a ball.
He’s joining a team that also has a surplus of outfielders. Tampa Bay’s roster includes Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza Jr. and Brandon Guyer. Barring some sort of move, someone will be headed to the role of designated hitter.
Dickerson played mostly left field while with Colorado, a spot where Jennings has been playing. Jennings has been slowed by injuries past two seasons.
McGee becomes another piece as the Rockies try to revamp their bullpen. He turned in his best season two years ago when he went 5-2, with a 1.89 ERA and 19 saves in 73 appearances. He started last season on disabled list after undergoing offseason elbow surgery. He went 1-2, 2.41 ERA and six saves in 39 appearances in 2015.
Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Commission, Regional Transportation Commission meetings canceledJanuary 28, 2016 —
The Carson City Regional Transportation Commission and Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Commission meetings scheduled on Feb. 10 are canceled.
For more information, go to www.carson.org.