Street closures to affect Carson City 3rd & Curry St. Farmer's MarketJuly 29, 2016 —
Curry Street from Fourth Street to Second Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 for the dedication of the Bob McFadden Plaza.
The handicapped parking for the 3rd & Curry St. Farmer’s Market will be on Nevada Street and in the parking lot directly south of the market. The bounce house and Sparkie the Clown will be across the street.
Free chocolate milk donated by Sand Hill Dairy also will be served in the Plaza, where Will and Sherrie Rose will be performing on the new stage. Bring you own chairs and enjoy all the festivities.
Fernley City Hall is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 to recruit seasonal, temporary-to-permanent and part-time employees at ProLogistix, which operates locations in Carson City and Reno.
Job seekers are asked to visit a JobConnect office for a referral and fill out an application at www.prologistix.com before they arrive at the job fair, where onsite screenings and interviews will be conducted.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library’s Story time programs have returned to the castle at Douglas County Public Library’s Minden branch.
Toddler story time for children 18 months to 3 years of age will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children will participate in music and felt-board stories. Preschool story time for children ages three to five years will be at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Music and a craft accompany stories.Learn more »
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Commissioners Chambers, 27 S. Main St. in Yerington.
The public is invited to attend and learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials.Learn more »
Trivia Night planned at Carson City Library
Test your knowledge at the Carson City Library when Geeks Who Drink host Trivia Night at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in the library’s Digitorium, 900 N. Roop St.Learn more »
The 6th annual Carson SYFL Golf Tournament will return to Empire Ranch Golf Course on Sept. 18.
The tournament, whose shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., will be followed by dinner and a raffle. The cost is $75 per person or $280 per team of four.Learn more »
David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, is presenting gardening seminars next month.
Fire prevention landscaping be at 10 a.m. Aug. 6. The following seminar at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 will cover when to harvest summer crops and when to plant fall crops.Learn more »
Misfits Theater Group is looking for local performers to star in “The Maguffin or What Exactly is a Toyfe,” a comedy set in the early 1940s.
Auditions will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Dayton Valley Branch Library, 321 Dayton Valley Road.Learn more »
The Carson Valley Desert Brushes is meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive in Carson City.
Painters of all levels, and those who would like to learn to paint, are welcome. Members will be painting doll cradles for Christmas and some unfinished projects.Learn more »
A genealogy class series sponsored by Douglas County Genealogy Group begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.
The topic is “Detective Work — A Bit of History.” For more information, call Sheila at 775-790-9253.Learn more »
Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa for family friendly summer park programs. All programs are free to the public.
Presented by the Douglas County Public Library, Storytime in the Park is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy stories, sing alongs, a puppet show and a craft in an outdoor setting.Learn more »
The Carson River flows through two states, six counties and several communities before it ends in a “sink” east of Fallon. It is one of few terminal rivers in Nevada, meaning that it will never reach the ocean. Join us for a short walk along the river for a talk about the challenges surrounding the use and preservation of this precious natural resource.
The event is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Dayton State Park, which is about 12 miles east of Carson City on U.S. Highway 50. Meet at the picnic area.Learn more »
The 2009 children’s movie “Up” will be shown at 2 p.m. July 30 at the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden.
The Douglas County Public Library’s Summer Saturday Family Movie series offers a free movie and popcorn. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.Learn more »
The Nevada Artists Association is calling local and regional photographers to enter its annual judged photography exhibit. Membership in the NAA is not required, and all photographers are welcome.
Two entries are permitted per photographer. Entries can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the NAA Gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City.Learn more »
Me and Bobby McGee, a duo made up of June Joplin and Bob Reid, are taking the stage at Sierra Place Senior Living at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
Me and Bobby McGee have more than 100 timeless classics and fan favorites from the Great American Songbook in its repertoire.Learn more »
Carson City’s nonprofit computer organization Computer Corps, a nonprofit that aims to make every home a classroom, is offering its third and final Summer Tech Camp 2K16 for students 10 to 15.
Classes and workshops will be held at the Corps offices on 480 Mallory Way next to the Nevada Appeal.Learn more »
A rummage sale to raise money for local veterans is planned from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 if Carson City is putting on the event at Veterans Hall on Second and Curry streets, across from the farmer’s market.Learn more »
Evergreen Gene’s is celebrating Christmas in July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
All Christmas items, which are from more than 24 countries, are 25 percent off. Summer Santa will be there from noon to 1 p.m. Free vegetables will be given out all day for those who need something to complete their vegetable gardens.Learn more »
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Western Nevada College and United Latino Community are teaming up to offer a free citizenship fair from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event in the Carson Nugget Community Hall in the Aspen Building at WNC’s Carson City campus will serve the first 80 attendees.Learn more »
The Nevada Arts Council has awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to 14 Nevada artists selected to receive FY17 Artist Fellowships, executive director Susan Boskoff announced. From Las Vegas, Reno and Minden, their work includes music, poetry, choreography fiction and non-fiction. In addition, artist Stephan Caplan received a $6,955 grant in the Fellowship Project category for new work.
“I am honored that that the Arts Council invests in its artists through the fellowship program. The funding also engages artists with the public during a free activity relevant to a fellow’s discipline, such as readings, exhibitions, performances and master classes. When artists and audiences connect we build richer communities,” Boskoff said.Learn more »
An annual golf tournament in support of breast cancer awareness and mammograms, scholarships, school supplies and other charitable causes is returning to Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City on Aug. 27.
Soroptimist International of Carson City’s 15th Annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The format is four-person California scramble costs $100 per player. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, green fees and cart.Learn more »
Carson City Republicans and Carson City Republican Women are cohosting their 4th annual Freedom Fest BBQ to be held Thursday, July 28 on the grounds of Glen Eagles Restaurant.
The cost for the barbecue is $10 per person and reservations are not required. The evening will be casual with music provided by Joe Greco and the National Anthem performed by Rick Radecki. An opportunity drawing sponsored by Carson City Republicans for a $1,000 Visa gift card will be available; raffle tickets cost $20 each with only 200 tickets for sale. The winner need not be present to win.Learn more »
The Dayton Valley Days street festival scheduled Sept. 17-18 will feature a Pinewood Derby sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley Dayton Units.
The derby, open to all area youths, is the highlight of children’s activities during the street fair, which include face painting, games and art projects. Car building kits for children to participate in the derby will be available on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Kids Zone next to the Dayton Community Center on Pike Street. Racers are encouraged to build their cars early in the day so they don’t miss the fun in the afternoon when the racing starts. Prizes will be awarded to winning cars in several age categories.Learn more »
Nevada Humane Society holding Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign through AugustJuly 20, 2016 —
Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Nevada Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is addressing the problem by introducing the Cherish Your Chihuahua spay/neuter campaign.
Through the Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign, Nevada Humane Society will offer a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August. Spaces are limited.
“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born and contributing to the homeless pet overpopulation problem,” says Kimberly Wade, Senior Manager of Communications and Events for Nevada Humane Society.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Washoe County and Carson City. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability. Please call 775-856-2000 ext. 333 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
PetSmart Charities’ Precious, Not Parents campaign provides more than $164,511 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 3,665 Chihuahuas across the nation during the month of August.
Stargazing planned July 29 at Spooner Lake State ParkJuly 19, 2016 —
Enjoy a guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer Gigi Giles at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Spooner Lake State Park.
Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the fresh mountain air. Spooner Lake’s limited light pollution provides exceptional views of the night sky. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight.
The event is free, and park entry fees will be waived.
For more information, contact Josh Rhein at 775-749-5980 or email@example.com.
The park is just north of Highway 50 on State Route 28.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension holding Summer Youth Day Camp Aug. 1-5July 19, 2016 —
Youth ages 9-15 are invited to have fund and explore the Carson City area in University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s first Summer Youth Day Camp on Aug. 1-5.
The camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, offers a different theme each day including outdoor adventures, coding and 3-D printing, photography, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and entomology.
Children can be dropped off and picked up each day at the Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15. The cost for the week si $100 per youth, or $25 each day. The price includes snacks, drinks, lunch for two days, supplies/materials, transportation, and entrance fees. This event is open to the public, youth do not need to be a 4-H member. Register no later than July 28.
McDonald's in Carson City area raising money for family of fallen firefighterJuly 19, 2016 —
McDonald’s restaurants in the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area will be hosting a fundraiser for the family of Jake O’Malley, a Wildland Firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management who lost his life in a single vehicle accident while on duty.
Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent of sales from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 to the O’Malley Family Fund to help with funeral costs and other financial needs.
The following Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe locations will be participating:
1150 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89502
3308 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89502
440 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV 89503
5000 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
432 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501
120 Lemmon Drive, Reno, NV 89506
5148 Mae Anne Blvd, #800, Reno, NV 89523
1810 Silverada Blvd., Reno, NV 89512
305 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
10595 Stead Blvd., Reno, NV 89506
735 S. Meadows Pkwy., Reno, NV 89511
2524 E. 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89512
1071 Steamboat Pkwy., Reno, NV 89521
5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno, NV 89502
2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
McCarren & Hwy 80, Reno, NV 89523
610 E. Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431
5065 Pyramid Lake Way, Sparks, NV 89433
2095 Brierly Way, Sparks, NV 89434
2905 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431
2001 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89706
3905 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
3770 N. Hwy 395, Carson City, NV 89705
SWC Hot Springs & College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89706
2005 W. Williams Avenue, Fallon, NV 89406
2333 W. Williams Street, Fallon, NV 89406
1500 Hwy 343, Fernley, NV 89408
140 West 1st Avenue, Sun Valley, NV 89433
1666 US Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423
1930 W. Winnemucca Road, Winnemucca, NV 89445
930 Broyles Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820
1055 F Street, Hawthorne, NV 89415
164 W. Goldfield Avenue, Yerington, NV 89447
18200 Wedge Pkwy, Mount Rose, NV 89511
1555 Main Street, Lovelock, NV 89419
9725 Pyramid Way, Bldg #5, Spanish Springs, NV 89411
The following California locations will be participating:
1035 Emerald Bay Road, S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
3715 Lake Tahoe Blvd, S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
3000 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96130
11420 Deerfield Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
Carson City Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Food Drive benefits FISHJuly 18, 2016 —
Carson City Grocery Outlet’s 6th annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive continues throughout July.
Grocery Outlet has teamed up with Friends In Service Helping (FISH) and will be collecting donations now through the end of July that will go directly to FISH.
Participating is easy:
Look for specially-marked items. These are items FISH has identified as “high-need” items. Purchase these products and then place in the collection bin at the front of the store.
Pick up a pre-made bag that is filled with an assortment of the groceries that have been identified as needed.
Make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to that store’s local food agency partner. Donate $1, $5 or round up your change.
Pick up information at a Grocery Outlet store about hunger, food insecurity and local/national resources for people in need. Be informed and willing to help.
“This annual giving campaign is a flagship effort of Grocery Outlet when we encourage our customers and employees to donate food and money to the most needy children in our communities,” said Grocery Outlet Inc. Co-CEO MacGregor Read. “We are so proud to partner with local food assistance agencies and be able to make an impact on a national level during the most dire time of year.
“The face of poverty has changed and hunger is a reality in every community throughout the country,” said Read. “We are eager for the 6th Annual Independence from Hunger Campaign because it is a time for communities to rally together and help children in need. All of the donations collected at each store will directly impact people in your community.”
The Carson City Grocery Outlet store is independently owned and operated by David and Lynne Cox who are committed to giving back to the local community. For more information, visit GroceryOutlet.com.
Duplicate bridge games held Wednesdays at Carson City Senior CenterJuly 18, 2016 —
The Carson United Bridge Enthusiasts (CUBE) holds a sanctioned duplicate bridge game at noon Wednesdays at the Carson City Senior Center.
All player levels are welcome. The table fee is $5. For more information or to find a partner, call Paul at 775-741-0836.
Historical Society of Dayton Valley to meet July 20July 18, 2016 —
The Historical Society of Dayton Valley will pay tribute to its members, volunteers and anyone who might want to join it at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 20.
Besides refreshments and a free raffle, Stony Tennant, long-time Dayton historian, will bring a skull he found on his property in Dayton in the early 1970s and reveal information about the historical artifact.
The fun begins at the Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike Street, at 12:30 p.m. President Gloria Manning said a short meeting is planned.
For more information, call 775-246-3256.