“Something in the Wind,” a two-day festival celebrating Nevada’s famous wind, will offer an artisan marketplace, kite-making and flying demonstrations, music and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden.
The juried marketplace will feature a wide variety of artists showing and selling their work. Emphasis will be on wind related arts, such as mobiles, kites, kinetic art, windmills, windsocks and outdoor bells.Learn more »
Friends of the Carson City Library’s food drive — happening through Saturday, April 4 — will help the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, and the group is offering a coupon for a free book at Browser’s Corner Book Store to anyone who donates.
To help, bring canned and packaged food to Browser’s Corner, 711 E. Washington St., from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Learn more »
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range, 4000 Flint Drive, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for maintenance, but the facility will reopen at 3 p.m. the same day.
For more information, call Scott Fahrenbruch at 775-887-2262, ext. 7340.Learn more »
A free concert celebrating video game art and music, hosted by Reno Video Game Symphony, will be at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Carson City Community Center.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, find Reno Video Game Symphony on Facebook.Learn more »
The Nevada Division of the Pony Express is operating the first active Pony Express station, which will stamp cards and letters while retracing the history of the mail service operation that used horses and riders to deliver letters from Sacramento, Calif., to east of the Rockies.
Nevada Day Inc. is hosting a reception for the Nevada Division of the Pony Express from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Nevada Day Store and Trading Post, 108 W. Telegraph St.Learn more »
Carson City Kiwanis’ 38th annual Easter egg hunt, which offers more than 8,000 eggs and hundreds of prizes, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Centennial Park, 5400 Heritage Way, north of Eagle Valley Golf Course.
The event is free to all children, who are welcome to meet the Easter Bunny at the event.Learn more »
The Easter Bunny and more than 16,000 candy-stuffed eggs will be on hand at the fourth annual Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 4, at Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road.
The hunt offers zones for age groups and grades and special needs children with staggered start times beginning at 10 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available.Learn more »
Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women’s self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way.
Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs, chokes and wrist grabs; and what to do if a victim of an attack is taken to the ground.Learn more »
Nevada Humane Society will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of Community Cat, PetSmart Charities’ spay and neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats.
If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of kittens each spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher euthanasia rates.Learn more »
Carson Valley Community Theatre is hosting auditions for “Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical production written and created by Roger Bean and directed by Lucille Rao.
Auditions will be at 6 p.m. April 15 and 17 at CVCT’s The Annex, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. Callbacks will be at 10 a.m. April 18.Learn more »
ComputerCorps, a nonprofit that provides access to computer technology and skills training to underserved families, seeks volunteers to help with office and kitchen work, disassembly, recycling sales and computer repair.
Volunteers can earn a complete Windows 7 Internet-ready computer system for 48 hours of work.Learn more »
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway, will present its Easter Eggstravaganza event featuring food, games, gifts and the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free. For more information, call 775-445-5161, or email email@example.com.Learn more »
Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers
Monday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 6-5-8; Daily 3 Midday: 8-3-0; Daily 4: 1-3-0-3; Daily Derby: 1st:7 Eureka-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:41.97; Fantasy 5: 07-15-18-37-38.Learn more »
Annie Hall Estep Roberts was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 29, 1922 to George and Letha Estep. She spent her childhood in North Carolina, graduating from Greensboro College in 1943 and attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina. During World War II, Anne was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, while serving in the WAVES, the women’s branch of the U.S. Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. for her work in Naval Intelligence.
In 1949, Anne met and married James S. (Jim) Roberts, and the couple shared a life together for 61 years until Jim’s death in 2010. In their early years of marriage, Anne and Jim lived in Stockholm, Sweden, for two years followed by two-year stints in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1955, they moved to Reno, Nevada, when Jim joined the faculty at University of Nevada. The family lived in Lahore, Pakistan, from 1962 to 1964, giving the children a chance to see a very different part of the world. Upon their return to Nevada, the family moved to Carson City, where Anne and Jim lived in the same house for 45 years.Learn more »
Laura Lea White, the author of “Generational Gifts: The Legacy of Evelyn Marie,” a biography of White’s grandmother, who wrote more than 200 poems, will host a book signing event during the next wine walk from 1 to 5 p.m. April 4 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.
White’s book follows the life of her grandmother through the author’s own memories and the subject’s own poetry, which focused on the struggles faced while surviving the Great Depression.Learn more »
The nonprofit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students age 15-18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.
ASSE students are hoping to experience American culture and practice their English language skills while also sharing their own culture and language with their host families.Learn more »
The Open Space Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center has been canceled.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at the same place.Learn more »
The Carson City Symphony Chorus is calling singers to rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Choral Room of Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, for a spring celebration concert with the Carson City Symphony on April 26 at the Community Center.
The concert will feature music by Mozart, Brahms, and Grieg, with soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Michael Langham, harp. The Carson City Symphony Chorus will sing Mozart’s “Te Deum” with the orchestra.Learn more »
When the weather turns warm and the nights are not too cold, many people like to walk around Carson City and enjoy the night air and the view of the stars in the sky. This of course increases the number of pedestrians at night that will be crossing the streets and using the sidewalks.
It is also true that not all of you will use the crosswalks and sidewalks provided, and may cross the roadways where you should not or walk alongside the curb in the street. This creates a potential for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.Learn more »
TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform its annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, the Passion according to St. Matthew, in three concerts, the first of which will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 California Ave. in Reno.
The program, in English, will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, and at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village.Learn more »
People with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or family and friends of diabetics are invited to attend a diabetes self-management class developed by Stanford Medical School.
The free sessions, sponsored by Partnership Carson City, will cover healthy eating, problem solving relaxation techniques and how to make an action plan, prevent low blood sugar and deal with difficult emotions.Learn more »
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is opening a new exhibit, Reflections on Pyramid Lake, celebrating the history of the lake and the people who have called it home.
The exhibit, opening with a special presentation on Wednesday, March 25, will run through mid-September and feature a variety of paintings, photographs and other artifacts such as cradle boards, baskets, pelican eggs and a rattlesnake from Anaho Island. Items in the exhibit are from Special Collections & University Archives and other museums and individuals throughout campus and the community.Learn more »
To celebrate the NCAA March Madness, Nevada Humane Society is hosting a “Bark Madness” adoption promotion, in which adults cats over the age of three are available for free, through March 29.
Other adult cats that are not over the age of three are available for $25, and adult dogs are available for $50. Adults are considered four months and older. The promotion excludes specially-priced pets.Learn more »
California fifth graders reaching out for Carson City keepsakesMarch 19, 2015 —
David Banuelos and Bailey G., fifth graders at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif., are looking for help from residents of Carson City and surrounding areas to complete their class reports about Nevada.
The students are asking Nevadans to send pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs, pictures of parks and wildlife or other items, such as a feather from the state bird or a leaf from the state tree or flower, so they can complete their reports, which are focusing on Nevada’s agriculture, history, economy, famous people, events, historical figures and national parks.
Items can be sent to David Banuelos, c/o Mr. Moreno, Napa Valley Language Academy, 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, California 94558; or Bailey G., c/o Mr. Allred, Napa Valley Language Academy, 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, California 94558.
Dayton Valley Dog Park Committee needs items for flea marketMarch 19, 2015 —
The Dayton Valley Dog Park Committee is seeking gently used items for its flea market on May 30 at the Dayton Valley Dog Park.
To make a donation, call Andrea Platsis at 775-246-0814, or Naomi Oligney at 775-246-3107.
Items can also be donated from 4 to 6 p.m. May 29 at the park.
Education achievements: University names Carson City women to dean's listMarch 14, 2015 —
Brayli Jade Dripps and Haley Patricia Stokes, both of Carson City, were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.
To make the list, students must have completed at least 12 credits and achieved a 3.5 or better grade-point average.
Cassia Roth wins women’s dissertation fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced the selection of this year’s 10 Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies, a list that includes University of California, Los Angeles doctoral candidate Cassia Roth, whose mother lives in Carson City.
The Women’s Studies Fellowship is the only national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues. Each 2015 Newcombe Fellow will receive a $5,000 award to help cover expenses incurred while completing their dissertations.
The 2015 Fellows are writing on topics such as reproduction in the context of chronic disease, algorithmic detection of child abuse images, and changing feminist visions at the UN from 1975 to 1995.
Roth is a doctoral candidate in history. Her dissertation, “A Miscarriage of Justice: Reproduction, Medicine, and the Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1890-1940),” analyzes women’s reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For more information, go to http://woodrow.org/news/2015-womens-studies-fellows-announced/.
Carson City filmmakers play on Irish theme for St. Patrick's Day film crawlMarch 13, 2015 —
The Brewery Arts Center, Carson TV and Wired Wednesday Digital Arts Club will hold their inaugural St. Paddy’s Film Crawl, a short filmmaking competition whose screening and judging will be held Saturday, when films will be shown repeatedly from 4 to 10 p.m. at downtown businesses.
Films, whose length cannot be less than one minute or more than 10 minutes, must utilize one fact about St. Patrick’s Day in documentary or mockumentary format. A narrative must be somewhere within the film as well as a downtown business the film team partners with.
Ed Nadalin’s film about Carson City’s “Blarney Stones” will be shown at Westside Pour House on Telegraph Street.
Utility officials urge Nevadans to fix leaks, save waterMarch 13, 2015 —
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22, encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. In support of the campaign, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is encouraging consumers to find and fix residential leaks to save water in Nevada.
According to the EPA, household leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year — the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry.
EPA’s Fix a Leak Week tips include:
Check for leaks by looking for dripping faucets, shower heads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots.
Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in a bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check systems for leaks. To find WaterSense labeled products or a local auditor, go to www.epa.gov/watersense.
Arts & cultural events in Carson City focus of meeting TuesdayMarch 12, 2015 —
The Carson City Cultural Commission will elect its chairperson and vice chairperson and review a project that would line Carson Street with banners of images depicting local arts and culture events at its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center.
Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will present about the history of the Stewart Indian School and future plans for a Stewart Indian School culture and welcome center, and Sharon Rosse of the Capital City Arts Initiative will talk about her group’s exhibits and events and its plans for the future.
Public comment is sought about Carson City’s International Film Weekend held Feb. 5-7 in the Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater.
For more information, go to www.carson.org.
Carson City hosting Chinese artist's calligraphy presentationMarch 12, 2015 —
Gardnerville artist Sonia Carlson is hosting a free Chinese calligraphy workshop at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, as part of the Nevada Arts Council’s “Work of Artists” series at the Nevada Legislative Building.
Growing up in Zhangzhou, China, Carlson learned calligraphy in school and folk dances from her family. Her free presentation, which will run until 5 p.m. in Room 3100, will intertwine cultural notes about China and Chinese tradition while encouraging participants to try calligraphy.
“The Work of Artists” is presented by the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, SENarts and Capital City Arts Initiative. SENarts is a partnership between the Nevada Senate, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Division of Museums and History and the Brewery Arts Center. In a small and welcoming environment, artists offer insight into the work they do, the art they make and the talent it takes to produce their treasures. All presentations are free and open to the public.