An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/ABmemorial to raise money for a memorial in Sonoma Park in honor of Annemarie Bozin, a 24-year-old Carson City woman who passed away March 28.
The memorial will be a granite park bench and an oak tree. Sonoma Park was chosen for the memorial’s location because Bozin grew up near there and played there often as a child.Learn more »
J’s Old Town Bistro, 30 Pike St. in Dayton, is hosting a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to help fund the Remote Area Medical health events coming to the area later this year.
RAM will hold health clinics, sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition, in both Carson City and Lyon County later this year. The organization will bring its mobile clinic to provide health screenings, immunizations, as well as dental and vision care to hundreds of adults and children in need. There are no eligibility requirements; anyone can attend, and care is given on a first come, first served basis. The Carson City event will be Oct. 16-18 at Carson High School. The Lyon County event will be Oct. 9-11 at Yerington Boys & Girls Club.Learn more »
Washoe Lake State Park is offering a variety of events and hikes in May, including a full moon hike, a celebration of Washoe Valley, and a moderate hike through the sand dunes.
The full moon hike will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 3. The moderate two-mile hike is a round-trip trek through sand. Attendees are asked to meet at the north boat ramp equestrian area, which is accessed after passing the park’s main entrance by turning left onto Douglas Avenue, right onto Lakeshore Drive, then left to the north entrance.Learn more »
Partnership Carson City is hosting a prescription drug roundup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Save Mart Supermarkets and Smith’s grocery stores.
Unused or expired and over-the-counter prescription drugs, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes will be collected.Learn more »
Western Nevada College Student Veterans is hosting a 1.3-mile walk up College Parkway at 10 a.m. may 2 to honor veterans who have suffered and veterans who have committed suicide.
The walk will start at the intersection of N. Carson Street and West College Parkway and will finish at WNC’s main campus. Participants are asked to park and assemble in the parking area south of Bully’s, 3530 N. Carson St.Learn more »
Carson City Health & Human Services, in partnership with Immunize Nevada, is holding a free Baby Expo & Vaccination Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 900 E. Long St.
The event, geared for children ages 2 months to 6 years and their parents, is part of Nevada Infant Immunization Week. All recommended childhood vaccines will be available.Learn more »
The women’s fitness program, Kaia FIT, is opening its doors to the community for a free week of classes.
“Spring is a good time to start getting healthy for summer,” said owner Nikki Warren. “It’s spring cleaning for your body.”Learn more »
The Comstock History Center Museum is presenting a new historic photo exhibit, “Vanishing Icons: A Look Back at Comstock Mines and Mills.”
In 1980, a documentation project was undertaken on the Comstock to record the remains of historic mine and mill sites originally built throughout Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The exhibit features 16 large-format, black & white photographs from this project.Learn more »
Carson City’s nonprofit Computer Corps will be on hand to recycle electronic and office equipment, such as printers and stereos, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Reno High School, 395 Booth St. in Reno.
The event is part of Reno Earth Day. Most electronics will be acceptable to bring, but televisions will not be accepted.Learn more »
Stunts by athletes, martial artists and contortionists will be showcased in “Le Cirque Vagabond Fable,” a show put on by the Brewery Arts Center at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Performance Hall, 504 W. King St.
The show follows the story of a young girl who sneaks off after bedtime with her mysterious new book of tales. As her dream world comes alive, she is joined by an uncanny companion who guides her through an underworld of awe and mystery.Learn more »
Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, a nonprofit that helps homebound and low-income seniors, has adopted the silent auction at Dayton Valley Days as one of the its major fundraisers.
Now embarking on its second year of operating the silent auction, Kathy Bray, Lyon County field representative for RSVP, is reaching out for donations of anything of value, large or small, for this year’s silent auction. Donations are tax-deductible and are welcomed from businesses, organizations and individuals.Learn more »
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 »
Autism awareness run/walk planned in GardnervilleApril 16, 2015 —
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.
Registration for the 5K costs $35 per person. The cost to participate in the 10K is $55 per person.
Vendor spaces, 10-feet-long by 10-feet-wide, are available for $40 each, and sponsorships are available for $175.
Paiute-Shoshone tribe member to give duck decoy demonstration FridayApril 16, 2015 —
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.
Williams will share the “Tule Duck Decoy Story,” the role of the tule plant in the everyday lives of the Numu, and the symbolic significance of the duck decoy in recognizing a culture that has flourished and adapted to changes in the Great Basin for thousands of years.
The free presentation is part of SENarts “Work of Artists,” an event co-sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council and Capital City Arts Initiative. For more information, call 775-687-6680.
Deadman's Creek Trail guided hike planned Sunday in Washoe ValleyApril 14, 2015 —
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.
The event is open to the public and free of charge; however, there is an entrance fee into the park of $7 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
Program schedules are subject to change due to weather and staffing. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of water and wear appropriate footwear.
Washoe State Park is located at 4855 Eastlake Blvd. To get there, exit on Eastlake Boulevard, Exit 44, from I-580.
For more information, call Kim Zuch at 775-687-4319, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet is available at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks. The booklet, which serves as a travel aid as well as travelogue for park visitors, includes photos, a description of each park, lists of amenities, travel journal pages and spaces for validation stamps which have been designed to reflect each unique state park.
Carson Fly Fishing Club teaching basics in free academyApril 13, 2015 —
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.
Class size is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Stan Zuber at 775-671-2151.
Carson City celebrating Arbor Day with ceremony & fun runApril 10, 2015 —
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.
Registration, which opens at 9:30 a.m. at the event, costs $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and older. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Registration includes bottled water.
Long Ranch Park is on the west side of Carson City on Longview Way, between Ash Canyon Road and Kings Canyon Road.
Carson City Library offers free digital learning classesApril 10, 2015 —
@ 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.
Computers for beginners will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.
A session about how to make flyers in Word will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16.
Web browsing will be the topic of the class from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.
A class about the mouse and keyboard will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.
Email with Gmail will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
Introduction to Word will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.
Facebook for beginners will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
To register, go to http://www.carsoncitylibrary.org/use/two-classes, or go to the library for registration help.
Carson City golf course to help veterans with tournamentApril 10, 2015 —
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.
The event offers team trophies, a long drive and hole-in-one contest, raffle prizes, gifts and a silent auction. A continental breakfast before the tournament and a barbecue lunch following the tournament will be served.
The cost, which is tax deductible, is $125 per player. The cost for members of the military and veterans is $100 per player.
To register and pay, go to Honorflightnv.org, or call Big John at 775-315-3700.