Friends of the Bridgeport Library holding annual book sale July 2-4May 25, 2016 —
Friends of the Bridgeport Library is holding its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2-4 at 92 N. School Street, Bridgeport, Calif.
Come for Bridgeport’s 154th annual Fourth of July Parade, and stay for the Friends of the Library Book Sale, which offers thousands of used, rare, vintage and collectible books at discounted prices.
For more information, call 760-932-7482.
Ayako’s Dance Studio is putting on Cirque du Danse, an annual recital featuring dancers ranging in age from 3 to 78, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the Carson City Community Center.
The all ages show will feature a variety of dance genres. Audience members can see “ferocious wild animals” dance to a calypso beat while other dancers express through movement what it would be like to be cotton candy.Learn more »
The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club is looking for service-orientated businesses to sponsor employees in the club’s Communication and Leadership programs. Communicating effectively can have a major impact on company growth and success.
In the Communication Program, members learn how to develop and present ideas more effectively, and give better sales presentations. In the Leadership Program, members hone their management skills and organize and conduct meetings more efficiently.Learn more »
Gus Fincel, a retired law enforcement officer, veteran and member of the 601 Vigilance Committee, will talk about the original “601 Vigilance Committee” at the next Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Presentations at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
The “601” was formed in 1871 to maintain law and order and administer summary justice where governmental law enforcement was inadequate in Virginia City. Today it is a nonprofit that preserves Comstock heritage and cowboy traditions through fundraisers and donations. It also provides grants and scholarships in the Comstock region.Learn more »
Local musicians are coming together to raise money for Alzheimer’s research on June 25 in Carson City.
Earl Dutton’s third annual Alzheimer’s research fundraiser at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., Suite B, will feature area musicians, including CW and Dr. Spitmore; Canyon White; Mike Epps; Raphaela Bell; Chris Harris; Donna Mae Crowell; Hallie Kirk; Keith Barnett; Robert Hoffman; Hill Country West and others.Learn more »
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to work with the Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff program.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the Patrol Division, the front counter and jail visiting program. All candidates will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office.Learn more »
Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting Tuesday, May 24 at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St. Speaking this week are Gretchen Godfrey and Norma Santoyo. Have fun with Table Topics hosted by Melissa Meneses, and you may be called upon to speak extemporaneously. You’ll hear a joke from Crystal Kleidosty and learn the Word of the Day from Victoria Blanford. Watch your “ahs” because Meghan Beltrami is the Ah Counter, and watch your grammar because Stacy Sept is the Grammarian.
The meeting starts at 12:05 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Lunch service is offered. The meeting room is in the back; come in through the south side entrance.Learn more »
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive in Carson City.
The organization, which meets on the second Thursday of the month, presents scholarships to local students and donates to local groups such as Austin’s House, Meals on Wheels and Kids & Horses. It also sponsors families at Christmas and collects items for children in transition and sends Braille playing cards throughout the United States and other countries.Learn more »
Listeners who turn on and tune in to Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev with Ken Haskins from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday will hear the hits from the 1960s rock and roll revival known as the British Invasion
Listeners will hear from the major artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Popular acts such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark V, The Yardbirds and The Zombies will be included. Duos and solo artists will not be overlooked. You’ll hear from Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon and Billy J. Kramer, to name a few.Learn more »
Jump on a Magic Carpet ride as Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. July 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. July 2, 3, 9 and 10.
The musical for all ages will feature the classic Disney characters Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, Genie and others.Learn more »
The Disabled American Veterans and other local veteran organizations within the Carson City area will be putting U.S. Flags on veterans graves at Veterans Cemetery located in the Lone Mountain Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday. Other groups that will be assisting are local Elks Lodge, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts. All youth groups are encouraged to participate At this time a flag will be available to those who want to post one on veterans’ graves in other areas of the cemetery. Following Memorial Day activities at 4 p.m. Monday, May 30, flags will be removed from the graves. The public is encouraged to participate in placing and removing of the flags. For more information contact Ron Gutzman at 775-882-6528.Learn more »
A free luncheon is being offered in Fernley where a nationally known expert and speaker will talk about the impacts of marijuana use legalization.
Kevin Sabet, PhD and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, or S.A.M., will discuss impacts of recreational marijuana legalization observed in other states that have passed laws allowing for recreational marijuana use by adults.Learn more »
A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays from June 2 through Aug. 11 to help children feel calm and confident as they practice reading skills.
Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Required parental permission forms are at the library.Learn more »
The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II vintage aircraft will be featured at the Minden-Tahoe Airport from June 16 to 19. Four vintage aircraft will be featured: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang.
In honor of World War II veterans the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour features extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft as part of 110-city nationwide tour.Learn more »
The Soroptimist International of Carson City is meeting on May 25 to honor its Carson High School scholarship winners and Ruby Award winner.
The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St. Lunch is optional at $16 per person with a choice of entree. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.Learn more »
The Epic Rides off-road race coming to Carson City this June is looking for volunteers to guarantee a smooth weekend for the thousands of riders and spectators coming to Carson City.
A wide-range of volunteer spots are available. Contact Tatum Boehnke at email@example.com, or go to http://vols.pt/Nt8kbc to sign up.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is hosting story time with music and crafts in Lampe Park at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Story time for all ages continues Wednesdays through July 27.
The library’s First Saturday Family Movies series kicks off at 2 p.m. June 4 with “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.” The movie and popcorn are free.Learn more »
Tickets are on sale for an evening of music by Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band on Saturday, July 16.
The event, hosted by Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670, offers a no host bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show and $30 after July 10.Learn more »
Area women can take advantage of breast cancer screenings when the Mammovan visits Carson City next month.
The Mammovan is stopping at Sierra Nevada Health Center, 3325 Research Way, Carson City, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 21 and 22.Learn more »
The Fernley Republican Women, in conjunction with the Lyon County Republican Central Committee, will host a meet and greet event for the Republican candidates for Lyon County Board of Commissioners.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, Fernley. The candidates will introduce themselves and state their objectives. The public will have an opportunity to talk to the candidates and ask questions.Learn more »
Virginia City’s annual Celebration of Heroes Parade to honor veterans is taking place at noon Saturday, May 28 on C Street, the town’s main thoroughfare.
Parade entries include veteran’s groups, classic car clubs, equestrian groups, marching units and more. Parade entries are accepted until Friday, May 27. Download the parade form at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or call 775-847-7501.Learn more »
KNPB Kids Club is visiting the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 in the Science Room.
Daniel Tiger will be on hand; free admission and goodie bags are offered to Kids Club members. Visitors can explore museum exhibits until 4:30 p.m.Learn more »
Mile High Jazz Band Association, in cooperation with Carson Middle School, is presenting a weeklong jazz camp with sessions for middle and high school musicians.
The camp is June 6-10 in the band room at Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St. in Carson City. Beginning and advanced sessions are open to students from Carson City and surrounding areas in Northern Nevada and California.Learn more »
Rosebud's Dance Band performing at Carson City Brewery Arts Center May 21May 17, 2016 —
Rosebud’s Dance Band, whose 20 members play mostly Big Band era dance, jazz and swing with some modern pieces, is performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Carson City Brewery Arts Center.
The performance will be in the Maize Harris Jessie Theater, 449 W. King St. Tickets are $10 for BAC members and $12 for seniors.
The band is an affiliate of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. For more information, call the Brewery Arts Center office at 775-883-1976.
Douglas Country Public Library holding summer reading programMay 17, 2016 —
The Douglas County Public Library is inviting area children and teens to participate in its 2016 Summer Reading Program.
“On Your Mark, Get Set ... READ!” is the theme of the children’s program for ages 0 to 11, and “Get in the Game” is for teens aged 12 to 17. Both run from June 1 to July 30 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove branches.
The program encourages young people to read during summer vacation with a magic show, a wild animal program, story times, reading prizes, and more. Registration forms are at the library; or they can be printed from douglas.lib.nv.us and returned to either branch.
A kick-off event is June 14 at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Tony Borders, the Magical Ventriloquist, will perform “Run with the Animals” at 6:30 p.m. From 7:30 to 8 p.m. the Douglas County Public Library Foundation will host an ice cream social. Both events are free and open to all ages. New books and educational toys will be available for purchase at the Books are Fun fair from 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of proceeds from the sale benefits the library.
For more information, call 775-782-9841, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or find the library on Facebook and Twitter.
Free admission to Nevada State Parks offered on June 11May 17, 2016 —
Nevada residents and visitors are invited to “Discover Nevada State Parks” on Saturday, June 11, when admission is free at all 23 of Nevada’s state parks.
The statewide event encourages Nevadans to explore the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. \
“Nevada’s 23 state parks offer a great diversity of outdoor opportunities,” said State Parks Administrator Eric Johnson. “For example, visitors can explore the slot canyons of Cathedral Gorge, tour a genuine ghost town at Berlin-Ichthyosaur or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing at Cave Lake.”
Discover Nevada State Parks day is also an opportunity for visitors to take the passport challenge and add a stamp to their passport booklet, or if they don’t have one yet, to pick one up while visiting a state park. Once visitors have their passports stamped at 15 different parks, they earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks.
For more information on the Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet, or to find a list of state parks, go to parks.nv.gov.
Brews, Brats and Ballet to return to Carson City Brewery Arts Center May 22May 17, 2016 —
Enjoy a casual atmosphere, original dance, and an up-close peek into the creative process of dance making at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St.
Brews, Brats and Ballet, a celebration of choreography modeled after Sacramento’s tradition of Beer and Ballet, will feature brand new short choreographic works by local and out of state dance artists plus an optional craft brew and tasty bite packages.
Tickets $25 for reserved seating; $20 for general admission and $15 for only the performance only. BAC members and military personnel receive $3 off on reserved and general admission tickets. Prices go up at the door.
Tickets are available for purchase at Breweryarts.org or in the Artisan Store, 449 W. King St. For more information, call the Brewery Arts Center office at 775-883-1976.
Dayton Museum hosting handicraft workshop May 28May 17, 2016 —
The first in a series of handicraft workshops will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Dayton Museum, 135 Shady Lane in Old Town Dayton.
The workshop, taught by Gretchen Arndt, will teach attendants to make a small coverlet by using a novel quilting technique known as “yo-yos.”
For more information and supplies needed, call Arndt at 775-450-9607.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley opens new site in Mineral CountyMay 17, 2016 —
In order to better serve the youth of Mineral County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is opening a new site in Hawthorne, Nev., bringing a slew of summer programs to the region.
Located on the corner of Ninth and D streets, the new location will open for summer registration on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. with additional registration times on May 27 and 31. Children can be registered for the entire summer for $180 per one child, $270 for two children or $360 for the whole family. Visitors can also register for weekly programs for $20 per child, with any additional child registered for $10. Daily registration costs $5 per child. Financial assistance and internal scholarships will also be offered to families in need.
The Hawthorne summer program begins Tuesday, May 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature many of the activities found at the Yerington location, such as art programs, the comprehensive health and wellness program Triple Play, and the preventive SMART Moves program that teaches kids how to abstain from drug and alcohol use. Additionally, the Hawthorne location will offer free breakfast and lunch to members under the age of 18 every day.
In order to run the new club, the Boys & Girls Clubs Mason Valley seeks three new part time staff to assist in implementing the programs in Hawthorne. To inquire about the openings, call 775-463-2334.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is an after-school program located in Yerington, Silver Springs and Dayton. The Club serves about 400 kids and teens daily with a total enrollment of more than 1,700 youth. Programs offered at the Club include fitness, arts, education, career prep and leadership. The Mason Valley Food Bank, The Attic Thrift Store, The Yerington Movie House and The Sno Shack are all operated by the Club. Night in the Country is the Club’s largest fundraiser. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Carson City Save Mart holding Peanut Butter Roundup food drive May 18-31May 17, 2016 —
Save Mart Supermarkets is partnering with local food banks to hold the “Peanut Butter Roundup” in its 83 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada. To give the campaign a boost, Jif peanut butter and Smucker’s jelly are each offering a Buy One/Give One promotion, making it easy for shoppers to participate. Every time they buy one jar of peanut butter or jelly, they get another one free to donate! Collection barrels will be conveniently located near the check stand area to place donations. Last year, Save Mart and its sister store Lucky collectively received nine tons of peanut butter during a similar drive.
New this year is the “roundup” feature at the cash register. In addition to the Buy One/Donate One option, shoppers can roundup their grocery tab, and 100% of the change will benefit local food banks.
“We raised enough peanut butter in 2015 to make more than a quarter-million sandwiches,” said Nicole Pesco, Save Mart’s Copresident and Chief Strategy and Branding Officer. “We’re thrilled to be able to help the communities our stores serve.”
The Peanut Butter Roundup is meant to raise awareness of the struggles many families experience during the summer break when their kids have no access to school meals. According to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, one in four of the state’s children goes to bed hungry each night. This campaign helps fill the gap by stocking the pantries of local food banks. Peanut Butter makes for a perfect donation because it’s high in protein, shelf-stable and kids enjoy it. We’re encouraging the use of #PeanutButterRoundup to post pictures or brag about donations on social media.
Peanut butter collected at Save Mart’s Reno and Sparks stores will help the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and the ones collected at our stores in Carson City will benefit the Ron Wood Community Resource Center.