A to Zen in Carson City hosting benefit concert for Alzheimer's research June 25June 24, 2016 —
Local musicians are coming out to support Alzheimer’s research at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at A to Zen, 1801 S. Carson St.
Earl’s Annual Music for Memories benefit concert will feature CW & Dr. Spitmore, Canyon White, Mike Epps, Raphaela Bell, Chris Harris, Donna Mae Crowell, Hallie Kirk, Keith Barnett, Robert Hoffman, Earl Jesse Dutton, Hill Country West and others.
The suggested donation of $20 will go to Alzheimer’s research.
Local students will benefit from a backpack drive sponsored by the Nevada Association of Realtors and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Donations of backpacks filled with pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, folders, binder, paper, rulers and composition books are being collected at Realty Executives, 1071 S. Carson St.Learn more »
The Smith Valley Historical Society will hold an open house and ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Little Red School House on Highway 208 in Wellington.
Besides ice cream and other treats, the event offers a new exhibit and updates on the society’s Square Foot Archive Building fundraiser and the relocation of its Wells Fargo Stage office.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library will continue its Summer Saturday Family Movie series with “Zootopia” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2 in the library’s meeting room, 1625 Library Lane, Minden.
The movie and popcorn are free. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.Learn more »
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed to the public from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29. The range will reopen for normal operations after 9 a.m.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the facility to allow surveying work to be done at the site.Learn more »
The 3rd & Curry St. Farmer’s Market is hosting a NevadaGrown cookbook signing and cooking demonstration from two local foodies at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Jonathan Wright will be at the market to sign copies of the NevadaGrown cookbook, and Charlie Abowd from Adele’s will be giving a demonstration of his latest recipe featured in the Appeal, salmon and salsa.Learn more »
RED Consultants, Inc. is hosting a grand opening of RED Consultants UAS Training Academy, its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 25 at the Silver Springs Airport.
RED Consultants, a Department of Defense Contractor supporting unmanned operations since 2005, has teamed with Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) to open the unmanned training academy.Learn more »
A lecture about the history of the V&T Railroad and how it helped make the mining boom of the 1870s possible is planned at the Gold Hill Depot.
Stephen Drew, the author of “Nevada’s Virginia and Tahoe Railroad,” has researched the historic railroad for more than four decades. For the past 30 years he has been chief curator of the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.Learn more »
Volunteers are sought to help remove trash from the Lone Mountain trail, just north of Lone Mountain Cemetery, from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is focusing on the historical sight and the nearby Carson River.Learn more »
The Douglas County Historical Society’s July 14 lecture will feature Joe Curtis’s PowerPoint presentation, “Virginia City History, the Stuff You Did Not Know That You Should Know to be a Nevadan: Pictorial Look at Virginia City’s Past.”
Curtis, an amateur historian and former fire chief, has been collecting photos of the Comstock and Nevada since he was 10. Many of his photos are rare, dating from the 1860s.Learn more »
Kathleen Bliss is offering a class titled “Guide to Navigating a Toxic World” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at A to Zen, 1801 N. Carson St., Carson City.
The $15 fee includes a copy of Bliss’s book, “The Past is Our Future.”Learn more »
Historian Joe Curtis will talk about the historic United Comstock Merger Mill in American Flat, near Gold Hill, which was demolished by the Bureau of Land Management after the agency determined it presented a danger to the public and was too costly to restore.
Curtis, a member of the Comstock Historic District Commission, will give his presentation on Thursday, June 30 at the Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Presentations.Learn more »
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
The library will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. For more information, connect with the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.Learn more »
Tahoe/Douglas Elks is hosting Bingo on Friday, July 1, at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, off Highway 88. Doors open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 and regular games at 6:30. Call 775-265-5120 or 775-267-1362.
Grill Your Own Steak is 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 18. For $14, attendees can cook their own rib eye steak and enjoy baked potatoes, beans and dessert. RSVP is required to Jim Schramm at 775-783-4224 or Jim Plamenig at 310-874-4655.Learn more »
Stargazing at Spooner Lake State Park is planned at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Enjoy a guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer Gigi Giles. Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high-powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the 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 »
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will benefit from $62,000 in new funding to continue two of its strategies — the Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) and the Forensic Assessment Services Triage Team (FASTT).
The funding comes to the region through Partnership Carson City and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.Learn more »
Sierra Nevada Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 2, is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City.
Stop by Grilling in the Garden to support the group, made up of mothers who have or have had children in the military.Learn more »
Join psychic medium Deana Hoover from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 8 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., for The Psychic Arts: Auras, a class that covers how to perceive auras and interpret their colors.
Students also will learn tools and techniques for self-healing, cleansing, and strengthening their personal energy. No previous experience is necessary.Learn more »
The Silver City Arts group brings free public programming by national and international artists, poets, dancers, and musicians to the area.
An acoustic music jam session is held from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Silver City Schoolhouse. The next jam session is Saturday, June 25.Learn more »
Join Model T enthusiasts from around Northern Nevada for the June meeting of the Silver State Model T Ford Club on Tuesday, June 21 at Red’s Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson St., Carson City.
Dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting follows at 7 p.m. Attendees can visit with other Model T owners and learn about the club’s plans for tours and other activities.Learn more »
Mike Epps with special guest Randy Ide will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at A to Zen, 1801 N. Carson St., Carson City.
The $5 admission is good for $5 in the store. For more information, call 775-691-3945, or find A to Zen on Facebook.Learn more »
Carson High School’s class of 1976 is hosting its 40-year reunion July 29-31.
For more information, contact Sue Cavallero at email@example.com or 775-691-8072.Learn more »
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler will talk politics in a presentation, The Republican Party in Nevada, on Thursday, June 23 in the next Gold Hill Hotel Thursday Night Presentation.
First elected in 2012, Wheeler represents the 39th District, comprised of Douglas County, Storey County and part of Lyon County, and serves as Majority Whip.Learn more »
Carson City University of Nevada Cooperative Extension looking for volunteersJune 17, 2016 —
Carson City’s University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is looking for adults to share their knowledge with 4-H youth ages 9-19. Area adults can choose to spend a few hours, a day, a week, or a month giving a demonstration, leading a 4-H club or teaching our teens leadership skills. Cooperative Extension staff will help prepare volunteers for working with the age group they feel most comfortable with: Juniors, 9-10, Intermediates, 11-13, or Seniors, 14-19.
Volunteers can choose what they teach and how much time they spend leading their groups. They can spend a club meeting or two teaching about puppetry, sewing, preparing a meal, fishing or other topics.
To schedule an appointment to talk about the abilities you would like to share, call 775-887-2252.
4-H is a youth program for ages 5-19 offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. In addition to suggested project areas above, Carson City/Storey County 4-H offers cloverbuds (ages 5-9), cooking, shooting sports, robotics and more.
Nevada Artists Association accepting work for 'Spirit of America' art showJune 17, 2016 —
The Nevada Artists Association is inviting local and regional artists to enter the “Spirit of America” art show.
The judged exhibition does not have a them and it is open to all artists; membership in the NAA is not required. Ribbons and monetary awards will be given to first place winners in seven media categories: oil, acrylic, water media, dry media, photography, digital and three dimensional art. Second, third and honorable mentions will receive ribbons only.
All art must be properly framed and wired for hanging. The maximum size is 48 inches. Photographs are limited to two entries; a third piece may be entered in another media. Entries are limited to three pieces for each artist.
Entries can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25. Entry fees are $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry for nonmembers; and $10 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry for members.
Show regulations and entry forms can be printed at www.nevadartists.org, or they can be picked up at the gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
The display opens June 27 and runs through July 29. It can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free, and all art is for sale.
For more information, call 775-882-6411.
Carson City seniors invited to celebration of summer June 20June 17, 2016 —
An afternoon of free summer music, treats and drinks is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. June 20 at Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., Carson City.
For more information and to RSVP, call 775-386-6085.
Silver City Park hosting free children's science activity June 21June 17, 2016 —
Children ages 8 to 12 and their parents are invited to join 4-H Youth Programs Expert Jim Barcellos for a messy and fun soil science experiment at the Silver City Park, 385 High St.
Barcellos will lead a hands-on science activity designed to investigate soil science using hydrogels, or water retention granules. Barcellos leads 4-H Club programming activities including Afterschool STEM and 21st Century afterschool enrichment programs and the annual National 4-H Science Experiment. He also served on the advisory council of Partnership Carson City as a member of the Education and Prevention Task Force, and on the professional development and quality committee of the Nevada Afterschool Network.
The event is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 21. Children must be accompanied by their parents or guardians. For more information, call Quest Lakes at 775-287-7598.
Comstock History Center Museum in Virginia City hosting new art displayJune 17, 2016 —
The Comstock History Center Museum in Virginia City is presenting a new exhibit, “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” that will be shown from July 2 through Aug. 20.
The show is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features 12 artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
PANORAMA presents a topographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.
Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.
Curated by Richard Hooker and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
The display can be seen from 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Comstock History Center Museum, 20 N. E St. in Virginia City.
For more information, contact Jeff Wood, museum manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-847-0419; or Richard Hooker, exhibit curator, email@example.com, 702-592-2164; or Fran Morrow, Nevada Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-687-7106.
Silver City Resident Artist program hosts music seminar with Mylo McCormickJune 17, 2016 —
As part of the Resident Artist Program in Silver City’s support for young emerging artists, 16-year-old Mylo McCormick facilitated a music seminar for teens. Youths from Northern Nevada were selected for $350 merit-based scholarships to attend the seminar at McCormick House this week.
Participants shared their favorite music, including their own, and discussed issues connected with trends and compositional techniques over dinner. With instruments available at the seminar, plus their own, they had a chance to try free improvisation. The end product was a collaborative creation of an original composition. Attendees will receive a professional recording of their music.
Participants also took time out to explore historic Silver City, including the town’s new outdoor performance venue in the local park, and took field trips to Virginia City for coffee and Italian sodas at The Roasting House and to Dayton for dinner at Compadres Mexican Restaurant.
Now living in Carson City, Mylo McCormick was born in Silver City. His first performances were with the High Street Band in the four towns of the historic Comstock region — Silver City, Virginia City, Gold Hill and Dayton. He learned to play guitar with Will Rose, a Vegas-born singer/songwriter who was the guitarist for the TV shows Taxi and Cheers and worked with the Four Tops, Lon Bronson’s Big Band, The Platters, and many Broadway musicals and Vegas production shows in addition to his own bands such as Red Rose. Today Mylo is lead guitarist with Mo’z Motley Blues, a popular Tahoe/ Carson Valley/Reno area “rockin’ bluesy funky dance band.”
The Resident Artist Program in Silver City selects people creating in the performing, visual, or literary arts to reside in the town for periods of up to four months, in exchange for offering free performances, exhibitions, workshops, art work, etc. to benefit the Northern Nevada community. The program seeks outcomes of innovative exhibitions and interactive and participatory works, and/or events that explore or transcend art disciplines. One of the goals of the program is to introduce new voices to the community and programs that engage people in becoming lifelong arts and culture participants.
Douglas County Public Library in Minden hosting family movie night June 25June 16, 2016 —
The Douglas County Public Library is continuing its Summer Saturday Family Movie series with “The Incredibles,” rated PG, at 2 p.m. June 25 in the library’s meeting room.
The movie and popcorn are free. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.
For more information, connect with the Douglas County Public Library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.