Movies for children and adults will be screened at an outdoor film festival hosted by Sportsman’s Warehouse at dusk on Tuesday, April 28.
The event includes seminars, movies, concessions and giveaways. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs.Learn more »
Friends In Service Helping is offering dinner, entertainment and a raffle at its annual Have a Heart celebration on Saturday, May 16, at Glen Eagle’s Restaurant & Lounge, 3700 N. Carson St.
Dinner, featuring local celebrities as servers, will be at 5 and 7 p.m.Learn more »
Participants of Carson Capitals’ Grand Slam Run on Sunday at Empire Ranch Golf Course are invited to sport jerseys and hats of their favorite teams as they run 5K and 10K distances.
Registration for the 10K will be from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., with the race following at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with the race following at 8:45 a.m.Learn more »
Catmandu, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, needs foster homes to place cats and kittens through the summer.
Some cats are bottle-fed; others eat solid food but need one-on-one attention.Learn more »
The Carson City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a wetland and waterfowl conservation group, is holding its annual dinner and fundraiser for children and adults at 5 p.m. May 2 at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall.
Tickets cost $65 per person; $100 per couple and $45 for children 17 and under.Learn more »
This year’s Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Eagle Valley Golf Course will feature trick shot artist Joey “O.”
The free clinic, in its 23rd year, offers an introduction to golf with an exhibition and individual lessons from more than 40 Sierra Nevada Chapter/NCPGA.Learn more »
Both Nevada Senate and Assembly in Carson City opened with Hindu invocations on April 17, when verses from world’s oldest existing scripture were read.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Nevada Senate and Assembly. Sanskrit, the root language of Indo-European languages, is a sacred language in Hinduism. After Sanskrit delivery, Zed read the prayers’ English translations.Learn more »
The Lego robotics teams at Eagle Valley Middle School are raising money so they can participate at the North American Championships. A yard sell to help them reach their goal will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the front lawn of Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.
Furniture, toys, books, kitchenware, home goods, clothes and collectibles will be available at the fundraiser.Learn more »
The Desert Gardeners Garden Club will honor one of its deceased members, Nancy Lee Robertson, with a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park, where other Arbor Day activities will also be happening.
Nancy Lee Robertson, wife of former Carson City Mayor Jim Robertson, was a longtime member of the club. She passed away last year. City officials and representatives from the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department and Arbor Day Committee will be on hand at the ceremony.Learn more »
The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., is staging a children’s sock hop with music and contests from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Admission costs $5 for ages 13 and over and $3 for ages 12 and under.Learn more »
Tortoise Group, which operates a tortoise adoption program in Northern Nevada, is holding an adoption workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15. Another workshop is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the same day at Sparks Library, 1125 12th St. in Sparks.
The free workshops feature sections on tortoise care, appropriate diet, burrow creation, backyard preparation and safety, veterinary care and the tortoise life cycle. A question and answer session follows.Learn more »
The Carson City District Attorney’s Office is collecting new or used business attire for Classy Seconds, which partners with Advocates to End Domestic Violence to provide free business attire to job-seekers.
Advocates to End Domestic Violence also provides vouchers for interview and employment attire to clients of workforce development services, such as JOIN, Job Connect and Carson City Health and Human Services.Learn more »
Carson Valley’s Families for Effective Autism Treatment, or FEAT, is hosting its sixth annual 5K walk and 10K run to raise autism awareness on Saturday, April 25, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville, where local food, booths and raffle prizes will also be offered.
Check-in for the 10K, whose start time is at 9:30 a.m., will be at 9 a.m. Check-in for the 5K, whose start time is at 10 a.m., is at 9:30 a.m.Learn more »
Mike Williams, a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe who creates replicas of duck hunting tools in the Numu or Northern Paiute tradition, is hosting a demonstration about to make tule duck decoys from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Legislative Building.
The traditional Numu way of making duck decoys uses the stem of the tule reed, a member of the sedge family that is indigenous to Nevada. Williams gathers tule stems in the fall, before they are damaged by freezing temperatures. Stems are carefully cut, twisted, woven, and bound into the shape of a duck. He makes the binding string from Indian hemp, also harvested locally. He colors the decoys with natural red ochre from Northern Nevada mountains and black shading from the resin of pinion pine trees. Feathers may be added for effect.Learn more »
Washoe Lake State Park is offering a one-mile round-trip hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek Trail from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The guided hike offers a short, steep climb to the overlook, at about 280 feet. Wildflowers are blooming along the trail, providing attendees the opportunity to take pictures and learn about new plants.Learn more »
The Carson Fly Fishing Club is holding its 15th annual Introductory Fly Fishing Academy, in which the basic techniques of fly fishing will be covered at no cost to attendees, at 7 p.m. May 5, 6, and 8 in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.
The course will cover equipment, casting, entomology, flies, and knots and leaders. The casting portion will be at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Baily Pond.Learn more »
Mayor Robert Crowell will read Carson City’s Arbor Day Proclamation at the Shade Tree Council’s second annual Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk and tree planting ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park.
The ceremony will start at 10 a.m., when state representatives will be on hand and Roy Trenoweth will be recognized for his service as a state forester and member of the Shade Tree Council. A tree will be planted, courtesy of Sierra Desert Garden Club. A 1.5 mile dog-friendly run/walk starting and ending at Long Ranch Park will start at 11 a.m., when a tree treasure hunt with arborist Rod Haulenbeek will also be held.Learn more »
@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library offers free digital learning classes every month.
A class about using resume templates will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.Learn more »
Honor Flight Nevada, a charity that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials, and Silver Oak Golf will hold their inaugural Kilroy Klassic fundraising golf tournament April 25 at Silver Oak Golf Center.
The format is four-person scramble, and a shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m.Learn more »
Games, live music, public safety agencies and more than 30 exhibitions will be on hand at the inaugural Children’s Day on the Comstock, an event focusing on the needs of young children and their families, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Miner’s Park in Virginia City.
The event will feature Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, as well as representatives from Nevada Division of Forestry; Nevada Highway Patrol; Storey County Fire Department; Boy Scouts of America and more. Food, gardening activities and face painting will be available along with other activities and games.Learn more »
Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, meets on the second Tuesday of the month in one of the upstairs banquet rooms at the Carson Nugget. Its next meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, when information about current and upcoming trips will be available.
For more information, go to www.frontiertraveltours.com, and click on the “Silver Sierra Adventurers” link, or call 775-882-2942.Learn more »
The Greenhouse Project at Carson High School has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants, and the program is asking the community to vote for its application.
The Seeds of Change Grant Program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.Learn more »
The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives is hosting “Every Man Has the Right to Go to Hell in His Own Way,” an exhibit that offers a glimpse into the darker side of live lived by 19th century Virginia City residents.
The exhibit, which runs May through October, touches on common vices, such as opium and alcohol addiction, prostitution and murder, that prevailed in the Comstock in the 1800s.Learn more »
Carson City museum hosting exhibit about former Nevada senatorApril 6, 2015 —
The Nevada State Museum is hosting a program and reception for the debut of the exhibit “Bill Raggio: A Man of His Word — Seldom Seen Collections from Sen. Raggio’s Early Life” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Raggio, who died in 2012, spent 38 years in the Nevada Senate and 26 years as chair of the Finance Committee. He was Washoe County District Attorney for 18 years.
Mrs. Dale Raggio donated several pieces of Sen. William J. Raggio’s personal items to be shared in an intimate display at the museum. She will be featured at the event with the senator’s cousin, Skip Avansino, and his campaign manager and friend, Harry Spencer. The exhibit’s focus is on Raggio’s early life and other things that shaped him.
The event is open to the public. Admission is free.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong to talk about phone scams FridayApril 6, 2015 —
Sheriff Ken Furlong will talk about phone scams and what to do if one is received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the dining room of the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.
For more information, call 775-883-0703.
Carson City Library kicking off National Library Week with series of eventsApril 6, 2015 —
The Carson City Library is kicking off National Library Week with a performance by Primal Mates, a chamber jazz duo whose act marries music and poetry that ranges from William Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Digitorium.
Other events scheduled in the Digitorium for the week-long celebration include “65 Years of Old West History” with Charles and Mary Ann Convis at 6:30 p.m. April 14. The Convises will talk about their collection of old western history volumes; selected copies of the collection will be available for purchase.
Local author Shirley Oxoby will present a reading from her book titled “Silent Warrior: A Journey of Hope” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Oxoby’s book follows the story of her daughter’s life-threatening allergic reaction after eating a bite of candy containing hazelnut extract.
The events are sponsored by the Friends of the Carson City Library. For more information, call 775-887-2244, or go to www.carsoncitylibrary.org.
Events to focus on agricultural drought planningApril 6, 2015 —
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering evening drought workshops to focus on the current drought and challenges for farmers to address with long-term planning.
Mike Buschelman, a water rights surveyor and consultant, will explain specific water rights provisions that allow flexibility in the way owners of water rights can use their water, provisions that may be helpful in low-water years. Representatives from the local water delivery system — Water Master or Irrigation District — will also be on hand.
The workshops will include a discussion of changes that agricultural producers can consider to increase their resiliency to drought. Participants will also discuss other changes that producers can consider as they face a future where droughts may last longer than in the past. Each class will be tailored to the conditions and rules governing irrigation in the local agricultural community.
The workshops, each at 6 p.m., will be offered April 13 at Douglas County Cooperative Extension in Gardnerville; April 15 at Pershing County Cooperative Extension in Lovelock; April 29 at Churchill County Extension Office in Fallon; and May 13 at Lyon County Cooperative Extension in Yerington.
The cost is $5 and includes all materials and light refreshments.
For more information, call John Cobourn at 775-336-0244. Anyone who needs special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.
For more about drought-related challenges or to register for the workshops, go to www.livingwithdrought.com, and click on the “Events” section of the website.
Poker tournament April 18 in Carson City to help local youth groupsApril 6, 2015 —
The Carson Lodge No. 1 of Free and Accepted Masons is hosting its inaugural Mason’s Charity Poker Tournament, a fundraiser for youth organizations, on Saturday, April 18, at Silver Oak Golf Club.
A full-course dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The poker tournament will follow at 6:30 p.m., and raffle prizes, including gift cards, dinners, cookie jars, gift baskets and more, will be pulled throughout the evening.
The event also includes a silent auction, whose prizes, donated by local businesses, include overnight packages, investment grade artwork, gift baskets, golf packages, bicycles, scuba diving classes and more.
Tickets for dinner only are $25 per person; the fee for dinner and poker is $60 per person. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Carson High School scholarships, Boy Scout Venturing Crew #357 and Rainbow Girls.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Secretary Mike Williams at 775-882-3931, or Poker Chairman Scott Moreland at 775-885-8186.
Formed in 1862, Carson Lodge No. 1 was the first Freemason Lodge in Nevada. The Carson Lodge No. 1 of Free and Accepted Masons meets in the yellow building, first used as a train station, on the corner of Carson and East Washington streets.
Minden Soaring Club offering scholarships to glidersApril 6, 2015 —
The Minden Soaring Club is offering scholarships to encourage youths between 14 and 21 to learn to fly.
The club this year is offering six $1,000 scholarships to those interested in learning to fly gliders — both novices and those who have already begun training.
The deadline for applications is April 12. Winners will be announced May 1.
Under the law, pilots can solo in a glider at age 14 and obtain their private pilot glider rating at 16.
Carson City rifle and pistol range to close TuesdayApril 6, 2015 —
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range in Carson City will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The range will reopen for normal operations after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department will be doing some maintenance and repairs at the facility.
The range is located at 4000 Flint Drive, off of U.S. Highway 50 East to Rifle Range Road.
For further information, please contact Scott Fahrenbruch, Deputy Director, at 887-2262, Ext.7340.