Announcements

Nevada Artists Association holding annual photography show in Carson City

July 25, 2016 — 

The Nevada Artists Association is calling local and regional photographers to enter its annual judged photography exhibit. Membership in the NAA is not required, and all photographers are welcome.

Two entries are permitted per photographer. Entries can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the NAA Gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City.

A reception will be held at the NAA’s annual pot luck dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. This exhibit also is an NAA artists regular show. The exhibit opens to the public on Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 9.

For more information, entry fees and show regulations, go to http://nevadaartists.org/.

Sierra Place Senior Living in Carson City hosting free outdoor music July 28

July 25, 2016 — 

Me and Bobby McGee, a duo made up of June Joplin and Bob Reid, are taking the stage at Sierra Place Senior Living at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

Me and Bobby McGee have more than 100 timeless classics and fan favorites from the Great American Songbook in its repertoire.

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Carson City Computer Corps hosting children's Summer Tech Camp Aug. 1-12

July 25, 2016 — 

Carson City’s nonprofit computer organization Computer Corps, a nonprofit that aims to make every home a classroom, is offering its third and final Summer Tech Camp 2K16 for students 10 to 15.

Classes and workshops will be held at the Corps offices on 480 Mallory Way next to the Nevada Appeal.

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 of Carson city hosting rummage sale Aug. 20

July 25, 2016 — 

A rummage sale to raise money for local veterans is planned from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 if Carson City is putting on the event at Veterans Hall on Second and Curry streets, across from the farmer’s market.

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Evergreen Gene's in Carson City hosting Christmas in July Saturday

July 22, 2016 — 

Evergreen Gene’s is celebrating Christmas in July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

All Christmas items, which are from more than 24 countries, are 25 percent off. Summer Santa will be there from noon to 1 p.m. Free vegetables will be given out all day for those who need something to complete their vegetable gardens.

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Free citizenship fair planned July 23 at Western Nevada College in Carson City

July 22, 2016 — 

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Western Nevada College and United Latino Community are teaming up to offer a free citizenship fair from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event in the Carson Nugget Community Hall in the Aspen Building at WNC’s Carson City campus will serve the first 80 attendees.

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Nevada Arts Council grants nearly $50,000 in artist fellowships

July 20, 2016 — 

The Nevada Arts Council has awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to 14 Nevada artists selected to receive FY17 Artist Fellowships, executive director Susan Boskoff announced. From Las Vegas, Reno and Minden, their work includes music, poetry, choreography fiction and non-fiction. In addition, artist Stephan Caplan received a $6,955 grant in the Fellowship Project category for new work.

“I am honored that that the Arts Council invests in its artists through the fellowship program. The funding also engages artists with the public during a free activity relevant to a fellow’s discipline, such as readings, exhibitions, performances and master classes. When artists and audiences connect we build richer communities,” Boskoff said.

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14th Annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament returning to Carson City Aug. 27

July 20, 2016 — 

An annual golf tournament in support of breast cancer awareness and mammograms, scholarships, school supplies and other charitable causes is returning to Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City on Aug. 27.

Soroptimist International of Carson City’s 15th Annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The format is four-person California scramble costs $100 per player. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, green fees and cart.

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Annual Freedom Fest BBQ returning July 28 to Glen Eagles in Carson City

July 20, 2016 — 

Carson City Republicans and Carson City Republican Women are cohosting their 4th annual Freedom Fest BBQ to be held Thursday, July 28 on the grounds of Glen Eagles Restaurant.

The cost for the barbecue is $10 per person and reservations are not required. The evening will be casual with music provided by Joe Greco and the National Anthem performed by Rick Radecki. An opportunity drawing sponsored by Carson City Republicans for a $1,000 Visa gift card will be available; raffle tickets cost $20 each with only 200 tickets for sale. The winner need not be present to win.

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Pinewood Derby to return to annual Dayton Valley Days festival Sept. 17-18

July 20, 2016 — 

The Dayton Valley Days street festival scheduled Sept. 17-18 will feature a Pinewood Derby sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley Dayton Units.

The derby, open to all area youths, is the highlight of children’s activities during the street fair, which include face painting, games and art projects. Car building kits for children to participate in the derby will be available on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Kids Zone next to the Dayton Community Center on Pike Street. Racers are encouraged to build their cars early in the day so they don’t miss the fun in the afternoon when the racing starts. Prizes will be awarded to winning cars in several age categories.

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Nevada Humane Society holding Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign through August

July 20, 2016 — 

Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Nevada Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is addressing the problem by introducing the Cherish Your Chihuahua spay/neuter campaign.

Through the Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign, Nevada Humane Society will offer a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August. Spaces are limited.

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Stargazing planned July 29 at Spooner Lake State Park

July 19, 2016 — 

Enjoy a guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer Gigi Giles at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Spooner Lake State Park.

Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the fresh mountain air. Spooner Lake’s limited light pollution provides exceptional views of the night sky. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight.

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension holding Summer Youth Day Camp Aug. 1-5

July 19, 2016 — 

Youth ages 9-15 are invited to have fund and explore the Carson City area in University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s first Summer Youth Day Camp on Aug. 1-5.

The camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, offers a different theme each day including outdoor adventures, coding and 3-D printing, photography, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and entomology.

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McDonald's in Carson City area raising money for family of fallen firefighter

July 19, 2016 — 

McDonald’s restaurants in the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area will be hosting a fundraiser for the family of Jake O’Malley, a Wildland Firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management who lost his life in a single vehicle accident while on duty.

Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent of sales from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 to the O’Malley Family Fund to help with funeral costs and other financial needs.

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Carson City Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Food Drive benefits FISH

July 18, 2016 — 

Carson City Grocery Outlet’s 6th annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive continues throughout July.

Grocery Outlet has teamed up with Friends In Service Helping (FISH) and will be collecting donations now through the end of July that will go directly to FISH.

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Duplicate bridge games held Wednesdays at Carson City Senior Center

July 18, 2016 — 

The Carson United Bridge Enthusiasts (CUBE) holds a sanctioned duplicate bridge game at noon Wednesdays at the Carson City Senior Center.

All player levels are welcome. The table fee is $5. For more information or to find a partner, call Paul at 775-741-0836.

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Historical Society of Dayton Valley to meet July 20

July 18, 2016 — 

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley will pay tribute to its members, volunteers and anyone who might want to join it at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 20.

Besides refreshments and a free raffle, Stony Tennant, long-time Dayton historian, will bring a skull he found on his property in Dayton in the early 1970s and reveal information about the historical artifact.

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Donations of clothing sought for back-to-school drive in Carson City

July 18, 2016 — 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting its eighth annual clothing drive to lend a hand to families in the Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton communities to obtain clothes for school.

Families can pick up gently used clothing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13 at the church, 411 N. Saliman Road.

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Tour of historic Sutro Tunnel in Dayton planned Sept. 24-25

July 18, 2016 — 

The Comstock Foundation of Gold Hill is offering a guided walking tour of the historic 1860s Adolph Sutro Tunnel and the property surrounding it on Sept. 24-25.

The tour visits the many historic structures at the site in Dayton, including the original Sutro Tunnel portal.

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Annual Alyce McCracken Scramble for Scholarship golf tournament to return Sept. 10 in Carson City

July 15, 2016 — 

Golf enthusiasts can mark their calendars for an annual tournament whose proceeds go to local high school students.

The Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors is hosting the Alyce McCracken Scramble for Scholarships on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

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Nevada Humane Society in Carson City, Reno offering free cat adoptions through July 17

July 15, 2016 — 

Nevada Humane Society is waiving adoption fees on all adult cats through July 17.

Humane Society staff said more than 500 cats have arrived in the last few weeks, so it is hoping to free up some kennel space through this weekend’s adoption event.

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Agricultural courses, Rodeo Club cropping up at Western Nevada College in Fallon

July 15, 2016 — 

Agricultural courses and Rodeo Club Team opportunities are cropping up at the Western Nevada College Fallon Campus this fall.

For the first time, WNC will offer agriculture classes to students at the Fallon campus, beginning this fall. They can enroll now in up to three Agricultural Science classes for the upcoming semester that begins Monday, Aug. 29. They include: Agriculture Communication & Organization; Horsemanship and Intercollegiate Rodeo.

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McAvoy Layne performs as Mark Twain Monday evenings in Lake Tahoe

July 15, 2016 — 

Should Mark Twain be granted the luxury of living anywhere upon his return to this world in this 21st century, where do you suppose he might choose to live? The Hawaiian Islands? Perhaps, though he characterized Hawaii as, “Paradise for the indolent man.” No, odds are he would choose to “breathe the air that angels breathe” at the Lake of the Sky.

Twain was moved to write in his book, Roughing It, “At last the Lake burst upon us — a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea. As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

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Robert C. Crookshanks

July 15, 2016 — 

Robert C. Crookshanks, 72, died July 13, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Janice Louise Wyke-Shrum

July 15, 2016 — 

Janice Louise Wyke-Shrum, 49 of Carson City, passed away on July 13, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

3rd Annual Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness run Sept. 17 in Carson City

July 14, 2016 — 

Registration is underway for the 3rd Annual Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness 10K/5K run/walk and one-mile Kids Fun Run on Sept. 17.

The event, sponsored by Kiwanis, Kaia FIT and Tahoe Mountain Milers, honors those who are battling or have battled pancreatic cancer. It takes place at Empire Ranch Golf Course, 1875 Fair Way.

To register, go to Active.com, and search “3rd Annual Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Run.” For more information, find the event on Facebook.

Changes in store for development in Lyon County

July 14, 2016 — 

Lyon County is changing its business model as it deals with community development — planning, zoning and building safety. The county entered into a contract with Farr West Engineering to serve as the Community Development Director and Building Department.

Workshops are planned to cover the details of the contract and what it will change within the community development organization and to hear the public’s thoughts about the changes.

Workshops are at 3 p.m. July 26 at Dayton Utilities, 34 Lakes Blvd., Dayton, and at 3 p.m. July 27 at the Board of Commissioner Chambers, 27 S. Main St., Yerington.

Families sought in Carson City area to host foreign exchange students

July 14, 2016 — 

A nonprofit student exchange program is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs come to the United States to experience American culture and practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773, or go to www.host.asse.com for a host family application.

Basic dog obedience program to start in Carson City

July 14, 2016 — 

Carson City Recreation’s Basic Dog Obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, begins Tuesday, July 26 and runs through Aug. 30.

Yeaman will use his 45-plus years of experience to help teach dogs to obey all the basic obedience commands as well as address any individual problems.

Each dog needs a training collar (choke chain, Halti, martingale, harness, etc.) and a 4-to-6-foot leash. Dogs must be current on all shots through rabies. Written record must be shown at the first class.

The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Fuji Park, across from Costco, for six weeks. The cost is $80. Register with Carson City Recreation at www.carson.org/ccpr, or call 775-283-7422.

For more information, call Yeaman at 775-265-4530.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers holding root beer float sale July 16 to help local students

July 14, 2016 — 

There will be a root beer float stand from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 just south of Raley’s in Carson City.

The sale, put on by the Carson City Natives & Newcomers, will benefit WNC nursing and Carson High School scholarships. Cash donations will be accepted as well.

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