Evergreen Gene's in Carson City hosting Christmas in July SaturdayJuly 22, 2016 —
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.
Nonperishable food as well as clothes and personal care products will be collected for the Do Drop In Center, which helps area homeless.
Evergreen Gene’s is at 1811 N. Carson St. For more information, call 775-882-1807, and ask for Gene or Rowena.
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 »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting its eighth annual clothing drive to lend a hand to families in the Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton communities to obtain clothes for school.
Families can pick up gently used clothing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13 at the church, 411 N. Saliman Road.Learn more »
The Comstock Foundation of Gold Hill is offering a guided walking tour of the historic 1860s Adolph Sutro Tunnel and the property surrounding it on Sept. 24-25.
The tour visits the many historic structures at the site in Dayton, including the original Sutro Tunnel portal.Learn more »
Golf enthusiasts can mark their calendars for an annual tournament whose proceeds go to local high school students.
The Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors is hosting the Alyce McCracken Scramble for Scholarships on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Eagle Valley Golf Course.Learn more »
Nevada Humane Society is waiving adoption fees on all adult cats through July 17.
Humane Society staff said more than 500 cats have arrived in the last few weeks, so it is hoping to free up some kennel space through this weekend’s adoption event.Learn more »
Agricultural courses and Rodeo Club Team opportunities are cropping up at the Western Nevada College Fallon Campus this fall.
For the first time, WNC will offer agriculture classes to students at the Fallon campus, beginning this fall. They can enroll now in up to three Agricultural Science classes for the upcoming semester that begins Monday, Aug. 29. They include: Agriculture Communication & Organization; Horsemanship and Intercollegiate Rodeo.Learn more »
Should Mark Twain be granted the luxury of living anywhere upon his return to this world in this 21st century, where do you suppose he might choose to live? The Hawaiian Islands? Perhaps, though he characterized Hawaii as, “Paradise for the indolent man.” No, odds are he would choose to “breathe the air that angels breathe” at the Lake of the Sky.
Twain was moved to write in his book, Roughing It, “At last the Lake burst upon us — a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea. As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”Learn more »
Robert C. Crookshanks, 72, died July 13, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766Learn more »
Janice Louise Wyke-Shrum, 49 of Carson City, passed away on July 13, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800Learn more »
Registration is underway for the 3rd Annual Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness 10K/5K run/walk and one-mile Kids Fun Run on Sept. 17.
The event, sponsored by Kiwanis, Kaia FIT and Tahoe Mountain Milers, honors those who are battling or have battled pancreatic cancer. It takes place at Empire Ranch Golf Course, 1875 Fair Way.Learn more »
Lyon County is changing its business model as it deals with community development — planning, zoning and building safety. The county entered into a contract with Farr West Engineering to serve as the Community Development Director and Building Department.
Workshops are planned to cover the details of the contract and what it will change within the community development organization and to hear the public’s thoughts about the changes.Learn more »
Families sought in Carson City area to host foreign exchange studentsJuly 14, 2016 —
A nonprofit student exchange program is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs come to the United States to experience American culture and practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.
The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.
To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773, or go to www.host.asse.com for a host family application.
Basic dog obedience program to start in Carson CityJuly 14, 2016 —
Carson City Recreation’s Basic Dog Obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, begins Tuesday, July 26 and runs through Aug. 30.
Yeaman will use his 45-plus years of experience to help teach dogs to obey all the basic obedience commands as well as address any individual problems.
Each dog needs a training collar (choke chain, Halti, martingale, harness, etc.) and a 4-to-6-foot leash. Dogs must be current on all shots through rabies. Written record must be shown at the first class.
The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Fuji Park, across from Costco, for six weeks. The cost is $80. Register with Carson City Recreation at www.carson.org/ccpr, or call 775-283-7422.
For more information, call Yeaman at 775-265-4530.
Carson City Natives & Newcomers holding root beer float sale July 16 to help local studentsJuly 14, 2016 —
There will be a root beer float stand from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 just south of Raley’s in Carson City.
The sale, put on by the Carson City Natives & Newcomers, will benefit WNC nursing and Carson High School scholarships. Cash donations will be accepted as well.
Country music by Krista Jenkins planned at Dangberg park in Minden July 17July 14, 2016 —
Local favorite Krista Jenkins, along with her band, All Hat, No Cattle, will perform at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.
Krista Jenkins is a fourth generation Nevadan, and her music brings together the beauty and difficulty of rural life, along with the universal feelings of love, loss, joy and sadness that we all experience. She is a gifted singer and songwriter and her music is uplifting and thought-provoking.
Joining Krista is her band, All Hat, No Cattle, with Dale Poune playing guitar, banjo, and dobro, and John Margolin playing mandolin. Other featured performers will be Tom Ward playing lap steel and Natalie Nielson on the washtub bass.
The concert is sponsored by SoaringNV, Douglas County, The Record-Courier, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Dr. James the Dentist, Internovations Website Design, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service, NV Energy, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Full Circle Soils & Compost, Allied Sanitation, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Carson Valley Sertoma, Cowboy’s Café, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
Concert tickets are $5 for adults, free for 16 and younger. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Battle Born Wine, in Minden at 88 Cups & More, and can also be purchased at dangberg.eventbrite.com. Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.
The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. More information is at dangberghomeranch.org.
Other concerts coming up at the park include Milton Merlos playing Flamenco guitar on August 4, and Hick’ry Switch playing country-western on August 14.
Silver City hosting free engineering activities for children July 19July 14, 2016 —
Each year, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties organizes a 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 St.
Engineering activities for ages 7-12 is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 19 at the School House. Hands-on activities that encourage innovation will be provided by some of Nevada’s sharpest engineering minds. Guest teacher Seena Drapala from the Society of Women Engineers will lead classes for girls and boys.
Silver City is in Lyon County within a national historic district about four miles from Virginia City, seven miles from Dayton and 12 miles from Carson City.
For more information, call Quest Lakes at 775- 287-7598.
Ticket vouchers to Reno Aces game on July 27 to support Carson City LibraryJuly 13, 2016 —
At 7:05 p.m. on July 27, the Reno Aces will play the Sacramento River Cats on the Greater Nevada Field in Reno. As a way to raise money for the Carson City Library, the Friends of the Carson City Library is selling ticket vouchers at $16 each for Left Field Reserve.
A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Friends of the Carson City Library. Redeem the voucher for a game ticket at the Friends of the Carson City Library table on game day.
To purchase ticket vouchers, go to www.friendscclibrary.org. For more information about what the Friends of the Carson City Library does to support the Carson City Library and community, like its Facebook page, “Friends of the Carson City Library.”
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous meetings held in Carson CityJuly 13, 2016 —
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous Meetings are held at 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Division Street.
The group meets to support recovery from compulsive eating. All are welcome.
For more information, go to www.ceahow.org, or call 775-400-0098.