Journalism students to host Latino debate watch party Oct. 13 in RenoOctober 9, 2015 —
For the first time in the history of the Reynolds School of Journalism, undergraduate students are hosting a bilingual Democratic debate watch party on Oct. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. at Antojitos Mexican Food on Kietzke Lane in Reno.
“Our hope with hosting this event is to reach out to the Latino community and let them know what we do at Noticiero Movil. It is important for us as an organization because we need to engage and connect with the Latino community in order to understand their needs,” said Bria Hansen, a Reynolds School Journalism student.
Noticiero Movil is a student-driven non-profit media start-up, developing bilingual multimedia content ahead of the 2016 presidential election, serving the Latino community of northern Nevada.
The Democratic debate watch party is the first events journalism experiment attempting to engage with the local Latino community.
“Being a part of such a new and cutting edge media start-up organization is not only exciting but an amazing experience for everyone involved. Noticiero Movil’s first event is proof to our community that students want to innovate new ways to engage and have a meaningful impact,” said Vanessa Vancour, coordinator of the Nevada Media Alliance.
The event, organized and promoted entirely by RSJ students, will include a free Mexican food buffet, raffle prizes, free childcare for families and bilingual hosts throughout the debate.
Doors open at five, with the debate expected to begin shortly thereafter.
The event is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets may be reserved at democraticdebate.eventbrite.com.
Dance the night away to live music by the Ft. Point Garrison Brass Band at the Governor’s annual Blue and Silver Ball at Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B St., Virginia City.
Presented by the Comstock Civil War Reenactors, the event offers a wine and beer bar, finger foods, photo opportunities and a silent auction. Attire is formal.Learn more »
Nevada Federation of Republican Women Second Vice President Mendy Elliott will be featured at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m.
Donations are encouraged for Fernley Republican Women’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier program, which collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank along with donations of funds and care items for soldiers.Learn more »
The Tahoe/Douglas Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot contest at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Douglas County Community Center, across from Lampe Park on Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.
The contest is open to children ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2016. There is no cost to compete. Tennis shoes are mandatory. For more information, call Gary Wendt at 775-265-6136.Learn more »
Mary Randall, a local author of children’s adventure books, is hosting a book signing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road.
The event coincides with Seeliger’s Pumpkin Patch Festival. Randall is bringing her new book, “Red River and the Tree of Enlightenment,” the third in the Adventures of Bobby trilogy. Randall’s other books, “A Walk Through the Woods” and “Fire in the Tail” will also be available for purchase.Learn more »
Escorted by local law enforcement, more than 160 riders will take to the streets at Saturday for a charity ride in honor of fallen Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell, who was killed in the line of duty Aug. 15.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Complex. The ride leaves at 10:45 a.m. and concludes at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson, 2315 Market St. in Reno, at 11:30 a.m.Learn more »
Free digital learning classes in October are offered at the Carson City Library’s @ Two Digital Learning Center.
Introduction to Word will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 13; Computers for beginners will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 15; Introduction to Excel: Formatting will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20; Email with Gmail will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 22; Introduction to Excel: Calculations will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27; Facebook for beginners will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 29.Learn more »
Dr. Heather Parsons of Valley Pediatric Dentistry to volunteer at the upcoming Remote Area Medical event in Carson City. RAM is a non-profit organization providing free medical, dental and vision services to patients. The upcoming Carson City event will run Oct. 16-18 at Carson High School. Clinic hours are from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.
Dr. Parsons will volunteer on Saturday and Sunday providing free dental exams and treatment.Learn more »
The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club is again preparing Christmas Gift Bags to be distributed to Meals on Wheels recipients and other homebound seniors in Douglas County this upcoming holiday season.
Last year the program delivered more than 160 shopping bags full of gifts to seniors. To help, drop donations of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, small games, scarves, gloves, socks, hats, non-perishable food, coffee, candy and other items to the Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, or mail them to Young at Heart, PO Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410. Checks made out to Young at Heart and cash, which Young at Heart will use to buy gifts, are also being accepted.Learn more »
The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture and the Foundation’s Community Advisory Group are launching the Comstock History Lecture Series, events focusing on Comstock history.
Lectures are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, except Nov. 24 and Dec. 22, at locations in Dayton, Silver City, Gold Hill and Virginia City.Learn more »
Nevada State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle will talk about how Tesla and other companies will affect Carson and Douglas counties at the next Soup’s On! luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Gold Dust West.
The cost is $16 per person before Oct. 26 and $20 after that date.Learn more »
The Nevada Artists Association invites Northern Nevada and California artists to enter its 65th annual Nevada Day Art Show, a judged event with awards given for first, second and third places and honorable mention.
Membership in the NAA is not required. Art must be entered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in the gallery at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.Learn more »
A slew of items will be offered at Silver Springs Senior Center’s annual Thrift Store and Flea Market Christmas Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7.
The center is at 2945 Fort Churchill Road. Tables are available for $10 each; contact Barbara Barros at 775-577-5227.Learn more »
“Willow” Bill Goulardt is seeking the community’s help in checking lights on more than a thousand willow reindeer to be placed around Carson City, Gardnerville and Reno in his annual display, which he calls the nation’s largest art project.
More than 35,000 school children in the area helped make the reindeer. Willow Bill needs help lighting the deer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stewart Indian School in south Carson City.Learn more »
The Bureau of Land Management published its revised Environmental Assessment for the American Flat Road/Lucerne Access Right-of-Way project. Comments about the project, which is in Storey County south of Gold Hill, will be accepted through Oct. 20.
In July 2012, Comstock Mining submitted an application to amend its existing right-of-way for use of the American Flat Road. The amendment would also allow the construction, operation and maintenance of an exclusive use haul road between Comstock Mining’s mining operation in the Lucerne Pit and its heap-leach processing facility in American Flat. Modifications to the existing American Flat Road for public safety would also be authorized.Learn more »
Misfits Theater Group is presenting its latest production — “Where’s Grandpa?” — at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at Odeon Hall, 65 Pike St., Dayton. A Sunday matinee will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 18.
The story takes place on the day before Thanksgiving when Jewel, who is beginning to decorate for Christmas, receives news that Grandpa has been kidnapped.Learn more »
July 10, 1966: TAHOE-CARSON SPEEDWAY IN SPEED SPORT SPOTLIGHTLearn more »
The West Coast Airstream Rally will host an open house for the public 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Silver City RV Resort, 3165 Highway 395.
For more information about the club, go to http://region12.wbcci.net/region-12-calendar/2015-region-12-rally/.Learn more »
Basque language, food, music and play for the whole family are all part of a very special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
The monthly Family Fun Saturdays series gets children involved in many aspects of the museum, from Nevada history to cultural and nature studies. October’s event features Xabier Irujo, co-director at the Center for Basque Studies at UNR, his five children and several guests who will entertain and share culture and heritage.Learn more »
An evening of appetizers, desserts, music and dancing will be offered at Friends of the Carson City Library’s masquerade gala on Oct. 24 at Silver Oak Country Club.
There will be prizes for best costumes, as well as movie-themed gift basket raffles.Learn more »
Lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert will be offered at Storey County Senior Center’s 5th Annual Lasagna Cook-off & Feed at 6 p.m. Friday.
To enter a dish, bring a hot and ready lasagna to the center by 5:45 p.m. on the day of the event. Lasagnas need to be in pans at least 9 by 13 inches, with small lasagnas qualifying in pans 4 by 5 inches. Lasagnas will be judged in two categories — traditional and non-traditional. Store-bought lasagnas will not be judged. The cost to attend is $7 per person. Wine will be available by the glass.Learn more »
Free events in October are planned at Carson City Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway.
Embracing Change and Aging with Geri Meyer will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 10.Learn more »
Children are invited to dress up for trick-or-treating at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s Safe Halloween Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Carson City.
Admission is free for adults and $5 per child. The museum is at 813 N. Carson St. For more information, call 775-884-2226.Learn more »
Lyon County burn season opening FridayOctober 1, 2015 —
Due to the recent rainy weather, the Central Lyon County Fire District is opening burning season effective Friday. A permit, available at the district office or at www.centrallyonfire.org, is required before burning.
Fire Chief John Gillenwater would like to remind all citizens to be fire safe and adhere to the restrictions on the permit. Property owners could be liable for any fire that escapes.
For more information, call 775-246-6209.
Carson City Supervisors Bonkowski, Abowd & Shirk seeking inputSeptember 30, 2015 —
Carson City Supervisors Brad Bonkowski, Karen Abowd and Jim Shirk are seeking input from their constituents about topics pertaining to Carson City.
Brad Bonkowski’s monthly Breakfast with Brad meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.
Karen Abowd is seeking feedback about arts and culture and other topics pertaining to Carson City at her monthly walkabout meeting in Mills Park on Friday, Oct. 9. To attend, meet at noon on the steps of Carson City Community Center and take a sack lunch.
Jim Shirk is available six days a week, excluding Sunday, to meet at his office or at a convenient location to hear comments from his constituents. He can be reached at JShirk@carson.org or 775-720-5761.
Carson City United Latino Community hosting free tutor training FridaySeptember 30, 2015 —
Carson City United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free language tutor training workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday.
The workshop covers how to teach basic English to adults on a one-to-one basis. Instructional materials and training are provided at no charge. Neither experience nor foreign language skills are necessary, but a commitment of 1-2 hours a week is expected.
To reserve a seat, call 75-671-7455.
Carson City Browsers Corner Book Store holding Kids Day SaturdaySeptember 30, 2015 —
Corey Clown will make balloon animals at Kids Day at Carson City’s Browsers Corner Book Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event also includes live music by Chris Baer. Every youngster will be able to take home a free book of his or her choice, and light refreshments will be served.
Kids Day is the last of a week of events put on by the Friends of the Carson City Library to celebrate its 50th anniversary.Browsers Corner is at 711 E. Washington St., across from the Carson City Library. For more information, call 775-882-5458.
Annual fundraiser for Between Horses and Humans Oct. 17 in GardnervilleSeptember 30, 2015 —
An afternoon of equestrian demonstrations and a performance by two Friesian stallions is planned at an annual luncheon fundraiser for the nonprofit Between Horses and Humans from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
The event, at Maddi’s Friesian Ranch, 310 Allerman Lane in Gardnerville, offers lunch by Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar, live music and a silent auction and raffle.
Tickets cost $65 per person; or $120 per couple. The cost at the gate is $70 per person. Tables that seat 10 are available for $600.
Western Nevada College in Carson City hosting art display by Liz PennimanSeptember 30, 2015 —
A fifth generation Northern California native is showing a body of work inspired by the Sierra Nevada at Western Nevada College’s main gallery in Carson City.
“Lines and Fields: Abstract Narrative Paintings” by Liz Penniman is a collection of oil on canvas pieces created in her Truckee art studio over the past two years.
Penniman has shown in galleries in New York, London, San Francisco, Houston, and throughout Texas and California. The exhibit runs Oct. 5 through Nov. 7 in the Bristlecone Building, 2201 W. College Parkway.
The gallery is open during school hours Monday through Saturday. The opening reception will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
For more information, email Gil Martin at Gil.Martin@wnc.edu.
Carson City Fire Department hosting emergency preparedness workshop ThursdaySeptember 29, 2015 —
The Carson City Fire Department is hosting a Hazard Mitigation Planning workshop Thursday to address emergency management preparedness and response to natural hazards.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, requires cities to update their emergency plans every five years to assess and address the changing threats relevant to an area.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan is so that the community can look at past events and the probability of future events and what Carson City is at the highest risk of. Belt said that they anticipate natural disasters like earthquakes and fires because it has been a long time since a big, devastating natural event.
The open house is free to the public and goes from 4-7 p.m., at the Stewart Street Fire Station. For anyone that can’t attend, the fire department created a survey for the public to help identify community concerns about natural hazards. To access it, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNBPCRP.