The Lego robotics teams at Eagle Valley Middle School are raising money so they can participate at the North American Championships. A yard sell to help them reach their goal will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the front lawn of Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.
Furniture, toys, books, kitchenware, home goods, clothes and collectibles will be available at the fundraiser.Learn more »
The Desert Gardeners Garden Club will honor one of its deceased members, Nancy Lee Robertson, with a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park, where other Arbor Day activities will also be happening.
Nancy Lee Robertson, wife of former Carson City Mayor Jim Robertson, was a longtime member of the club. She passed away last year. City officials and representatives from the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department and Arbor Day Committee will be on hand at the ceremony.Learn more »
The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., is staging a children’s sock hop with music and contests from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Admission costs $5 for ages 13 and over and $3 for ages 12 and under.Learn more »
Tortoise Group, which operates a tortoise adoption program in Northern Nevada, is holding an adoption workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15. Another workshop is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the same day at Sparks Library, 1125 12th St. in Sparks.
The free workshops feature sections on tortoise care, appropriate diet, burrow creation, backyard preparation and safety, veterinary care and the tortoise life cycle. A question and answer session follows.Learn more »
The Carson City District Attorney’s Office is collecting new or used business attire for Classy Seconds, which partners with Advocates to End Domestic Violence to provide free business attire to job-seekers.
Advocates to End Domestic Violence also provides vouchers for interview and employment attire to clients of workforce development services, such as JOIN, Job Connect and Carson City Health and Human Services.Learn more »
Carson Valley’s Families for Effective Autism Treatment, or FEAT, is hosting its sixth annual 5K walk and 10K run to raise autism awareness on Saturday, April 25, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville, where local food, booths and raffle prizes will also be offered.
Check-in for the 10K, whose start time is at 9:30 a.m., will be at 9 a.m. Check-in for the 5K, whose start time is at 10 a.m., is at 9:30 a.m.Learn more »
Mike Williams, a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe who creates replicas of duck hunting tools in the Numu or Northern Paiute tradition, is hosting a demonstration about to make tule duck decoys from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Legislative Building.
The traditional Numu way of making duck decoys uses the stem of the tule reed, a member of the sedge family that is indigenous to Nevada. Williams gathers tule stems in the fall, before they are damaged by freezing temperatures. Stems are carefully cut, twisted, woven, and bound into the shape of a duck. He makes the binding string from Indian hemp, also harvested locally. He colors the decoys with natural red ochre from Northern Nevada mountains and black shading from the resin of pinion pine trees. Feathers may be added for effect.Learn more »
Washoe Lake State Park is offering a one-mile round-trip hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek Trail from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The guided hike offers a short, steep climb to the overlook, at about 280 feet. Wildflowers are blooming along the trail, providing attendees the opportunity to take pictures and learn about new plants.Learn more »
The Carson Fly Fishing Club is holding its 15th annual Introductory Fly Fishing Academy, in which the basic techniques of fly fishing will be covered at no cost to attendees, at 7 p.m. May 5, 6, and 8 in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.
The course will cover equipment, casting, entomology, flies, and knots and leaders. The casting portion will be at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Baily Pond.Learn more »
Mayor Robert Crowell will read Carson City’s Arbor Day Proclamation at the Shade Tree Council’s second annual Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk and tree planting ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park.
The ceremony will start at 10 a.m., when state representatives will be on hand and Roy Trenoweth will be recognized for his service as a state forester and member of the Shade Tree Council. A tree will be planted, courtesy of Sierra Desert Garden Club. A 1.5 mile dog-friendly run/walk starting and ending at Long Ranch Park will start at 11 a.m., when a tree treasure hunt with arborist Rod Haulenbeek will also be held.Learn more »
@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library offers free digital learning classes every month.
A class about using resume templates will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.Learn more »
Honor Flight Nevada, a charity that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials, and Silver Oak Golf will hold their inaugural Kilroy Klassic fundraising golf tournament April 25 at Silver Oak Golf Center.
The format is four-person scramble, and a shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m.Learn more »
Games, live music, public safety agencies and more than 30 exhibitions will be on hand at the inaugural Children’s Day on the Comstock, an event focusing on the needs of young children and their families, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Miner’s Park in Virginia City.
The event will feature Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, as well as representatives from Nevada Division of Forestry; Nevada Highway Patrol; Storey County Fire Department; Boy Scouts of America and more. Food, gardening activities and face painting will be available along with other activities and games.Learn more »
Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, meets on the second Tuesday of the month in one of the upstairs banquet rooms at the Carson Nugget. Its next meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, when information about current and upcoming trips will be available.
For more information, go to www.frontiertraveltours.com, and click on the “Silver Sierra Adventurers” link, or call 775-882-2942.Learn more »
The Greenhouse Project at Carson High School has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants, and the program is asking the community to vote for its application.
The Seeds of Change Grant Program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.Learn more »
The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives is hosting “Every Man Has the Right to Go to Hell in His Own Way,” an exhibit that offers a glimpse into the darker side of live lived by 19th century Virginia City residents.
The exhibit, which runs May through October, touches on common vices, such as opium and alcohol addiction, prostitution and murder, that prevailed in the Comstock in the 1800s.Learn more »
The Nevada State Museum is hosting a program and reception for the debut of the exhibit “Bill Raggio: A Man of His Word — Seldom Seen Collections from Sen. Raggio’s Early Life” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Raggio, who died in 2012, spent 38 years in the Nevada Senate and 26 years as chair of the Finance Committee. He was Washoe County District Attorney for 18 years.Learn more »
Sheriff Ken Furlong will talk about phone scams and what to do if one is received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the dining room of the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.
For more information, call 775-883-0703.Learn more »
The Carson City Library is kicking off National Library Week with a performance by Primal Mates, a chamber jazz duo whose act marries music and poetry that ranges from William Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Digitorium.
Other events scheduled in the Digitorium for the week-long celebration include “65 Years of Old West History” with Charles and Mary Ann Convis at 6:30 p.m. April 14. The Convises will talk about their collection of old western history volumes; selected copies of the collection will be available for purchase.Learn more »
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering evening drought workshops to focus on the current drought and challenges for farmers to address with long-term planning.
Mike Buschelman, a water rights surveyor and consultant, will explain specific water rights provisions that allow flexibility in the way owners of water rights can use their water, provisions that may be helpful in low-water years. Representatives from the local water delivery system — Water Master or Irrigation District — will also be on hand.Learn more »
The Carson Lodge No. 1 of Free and Accepted Masons is hosting its inaugural Mason’s Charity Poker Tournament, a fundraiser for youth organizations, on Saturday, April 18, at Silver Oak Golf Club.
A full-course dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The poker tournament will follow at 6:30 p.m., and raffle prizes, including gift cards, dinners, cookie jars, gift baskets and more, will be pulled throughout the evening.Learn more »
The Minden Soaring Club is offering scholarships to encourage youths between 14 and 21 to learn to fly.
The club this year is offering six $1,000 scholarships to those interested in learning to fly gliders — both novices and those who have already begun training.Learn more »
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range in Carson City will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The range will reopen for normal operations after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department will be doing some maintenance and repairs at the facility.Learn more »
Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd seeks input about art eventsApril 4, 2015 —
The community is invited to attend Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1 Karen Abowd’s monthly walkabout on Friday, April 10, at Mills Park.
While constituents are invited to discuss any topics they feel are important to the progress of Carson City, Abowd is also seeking specifics about the kinds of arts events people would like to see developed and promoted.
“The arts in all the many expressions uplifts the spirit and is a way to multiply joy and create a more positive human experience,” she said. “We also have a wonderful opportunity to explore that many cultures represented in our area by presenting multicultural events, which foster understanding and connection between people of different experiences. I would love to see all the wonderful ways our community — both its artists and those who enjoy art — would be touched.”
Additionally, Abowd said, cultivating the arts will play a positive role in both the economy and in promoting Carson City as a diverse tourist destination.
To attend, meet at noon on Carson City Community Center’s steps. All are welcome to take a sack lunch.
Carson City Aquatic Facility to close Wednesday for maintenanceApril 2, 2015 —
The Carson City Aquatic Facility’s parking lot is being repaved, and the center will be closed to the public on Wednesday.
The facility will resume regular operations on Thursday.
For more information, go to www.carson.org.
Carson City, Dayton hosting free program about compulsive eatingApril 1, 2015 —
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, a free program about compulsive eating, whose meetings are free and open to all, meets at 4 p.m. Mondays at Quilters Mercantile, 655 Highway 50 E. in Dayton.
Meetings in Carson City are at 10 a.m. Thursdays and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room A of the Capital City Counseling building, 851 E. Second St.
For more information, call 775-400-0098, or go to www.ceahow.org.
Carson City Historical Society hosting tea to help historic buildingApril 1, 2015 —
The Carson City Historical Society is having a spring tea to help complete the interior of the carriage house at the historical Foreman-Roberts House.
The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St.
Chef Mauricio, whose cake will be raffled at the event, will present a new menu. Seating is limited to 18.
Tickets are $30 per person, and tickets for the cake raffle are $5 for six.
To make reservations, call D.D. Spencer at 775-741-7897 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live music & dancing offered at annual spring ball April 25 at Carson NuggetApril 1, 2015 —
Entertainment by Steve Wood and a buffet dinner will highlight High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s 8th annual Spring Ball Dinner & Dance on Saturday, April 25, at the Carson Nugget.
The event includes a raffle and 50/50 drawing. A no host bar with hors d’oeuvres will open at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will follow at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to West Cost swing, night club two-step, country two-step and waltz music will round out the evening from 8 to 11 p.m.
Attire is formal or semi-formal. Tickets cost $35 per person and must be purchased by April 18.
For tickets, call Rika at 530-307-8937. For more information, go to www.hssdc.org.
Carson City cat adoption center needs volunteersApril 1, 2015 —
Catmandu, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, needs volunteers to help foster kittens, clean the facility, transport cats for spay or neuter surgeries, fundraise and operate the center’s website.
To help, call 775-297-3419, or stop by the shelter, at 1829 Brown St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
Carson City Supervisor Bonkowski hosting meeting FridayApril 1, 2015 —
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meeting at 7 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St., where Bonkowski will talk about the multi-purpose athletic center, Carson City’s new animals shelter, changes in funding for special events and more.
The coffee get-togethers, which happen on the first Friday of the month, are open to all Carson City residents.
Bonkowski hopes anyone with a question or an idea regarding a city issue will stop in, and he will buy the coffee. No purchase is necessary to attend.