Dutch Bros Carson City dontaing to Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada on FridayNovember 30, 2015 —
On Friday, Dec. 4, Dutch Bros Carson City will donate $1 from every drink sold to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada strives to be an inspiration to local youth by providing programs that enables them to realize their full potential. The club provides a safe and positive environment where youth can go after school, during holidays and on school summer vacations.
Dutch Bros Carson City will donate proceeds from the day, and will also have on-site donation buckets. All collected funds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club as they continue to provide local youth a safe environment to learn and grow.
“Kids are our future,” said Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros Co-founder. “Investing in our kids and providing hope and a compelling future for them is monumental in my world.”
Locally owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Andy and Jillian Head, Dutch Bros Coffee Carson City opened on May 18, 2007.
Andy and Jillian pour thousands annually into local causes, including Food for Thought, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, breast cancer research and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In 2012, Dutch Bros Carson City was selected as the Nevada Appeal 2012 Readers’ Choice for best coffee in Carson City.
Students from Carson Montessori School will share the spirit of the holidays at Retired School Employees Association, Carson City Unit’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive. Membership is open to retired or former school employees from throughout the nation.Learn more »
Attorney, author, and historian Patty Cafferata will talk about the history of how Nevada celebrates Christmas at Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Lecture Series on Dec. 10.
Cafferata, a lifelong resident of Reno, was elected Nevada State Treasurer in 1982. She is the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. She also served as district attorney for Lincoln, Lander, and Esmeralda counties, and one term as a state assemblywoman.Learn more »
The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society’s annual membership meeting will start at 10 a.m. Saturday in the old prison’s courtroom.
The meeting is open to members and nonmembers and will include a presentation about development of historic prisons across the country, as well as reports about the group’s progress.Learn more »
Solstice Publishing has announced Johnny Gunn’s newest Mystery/Suspense novel, “So Young ... So Dead,” will be released Dec. 9, in time for Christmas.
In the book, the vicious murder of a young girl leads to the disintegration of the Sandesta County Sheriff’s Department. A homophobic district attorney, a misogynist sergeant of detectives, and a serial killer all come together. A former sheriff, loved and respected, who retired because of “personal” issues, “comes out,” the district attorney is attacked by a detective sergeant and goes home with a broken nose, a deputy has her shirt ripped off by that same sergeant, and through this entire melee, detective Claude Perkins manages to keep a handle on himself, on the cases piling up around him, on threats of early retirement, even a hint of romance. Can he solve all the legal issues?Learn more »
Tintabulations, a Reno nonprofit comprised of 15 local musicians performing on 120 hand bells and chimes, is performing at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnervillle.
Other performances, including one at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at 1st Baptist Church in Fernley, are planned throughout December in Reno, Incline Village, Sparks and Fallon. For a complete schedule, go to www.tintabulations.com.Learn more »
Jerry Aaron will talk about Nevada’s trucking history at the Gold Hill Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.
As a truck driver during the late 1960s and 1970s, Aaron traveled many miles throughout Nevada and other western states. His presentation, Teamsters & Trucking In Nevada, will cover harsh conditions mule skinners and early-day truckers faced as they traversed desolate and often harsh land.Learn more »
America the Beautiful, a photography exhibit by Robin Travis, is visiting Comma Coffee’s Backseat Gallery in Carson City.
In 1996, Travis attended her first photography class at St. Petersburg College in Florida. That’s when she knew she had found her passion and an innate ability to capture the beauty around her and a desire to share it with others.Learn more »
Live music and dance performances and presentations whose topics range from history of winter sports and Nevadan holidays to aging well are planned at Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway.
Tahoe author Mark McLaughlin will talk about the history of winter sports at Lake Tahoe and the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.Learn more »
The Nevada Arts Council is hosting a series of 11 free grant workshops in December to help artists, nonprofit organizations, educators and public institutions apply for grants and programming support available through NAC’s state programs.
“Meet the NAC” workshops are designed for novice grant writers and those unfamiliar with the council or NAC’s Grants OnlineTM system.Learn more »
The Brewery Arts Center is offering an afternoon of wine and creativity when it holds a jewelry making class with Kim Maehl 3-6 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees will learn how to make wire wrapped necklaces using copper wire and glass beads while sipping wine. The event is the third installment of the Brewery Arts Center’s Art Uncorked series.Learn more »
A 48-hour Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev marathon is in store on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. America Matters Media is presenting some of the Rev’s most popular radio programs of this year on AM 1180 KCKQ and at www.americamatters.us.
The programs feature different themes and include interviews with recording artists.Learn more »
Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s last meeting of the year is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Utilities Building in Dayton, 34 Lake Blvd.
The meeting will focus on the Lyon County Republican Central Committee Caucus to include Presidential Poll to be held Feb. 23. Anyone can attend to learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials.Learn more »
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is looking for actors, singers and dancers, ages 5 to 14, for its March production of Disney’s “The Aristocats, Kids.”
Auditions, by appointment only, are from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Performances are weekends March 11-20.Learn more »
The Washoe Tribe’s Travel Center, 1001 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, is hosting a job fair from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to fill clerk, food service and shift lead positions.
Wages offered are up to $15 per hour. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug and alcohol test. Interviews are expected to take less than 30 minutes.Learn more »
A local watercolor and oil painter is hosting an open studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 720 Addler Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Teri Sweeney’s 6th Annual Open Studio will feature her latest original artwork, prints and cards. This year, two miniatures, which will be shown in February at the Settlers West Miniature Show in Tucson, Ariz., will be displayed.Learn more »
The Nevada Humane Society is hosting Lights of Love, a campaign that offers to illuminate a light in honor of a pet in exchange for a $20 donation.
The Lights of Love display will be illuminated at Nevada Humane Society and other locations thanks to Christmas Décor by Signature Landscape.Learn more »
Babes in Toyland’ performances planned
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is putting on a classic holiday musical whose characters are based on those of “Mother Goose.”Learn more »
The theme of Saturday’s Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev is “Rockin’ Rev-A-Billy.” Listeners will hear Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Wanda Jackson, Bob Luman, Ricky Nelson and others.
The Rockin’ Rev will interview James Kirkland, the bassist for Bob Luman and Ricky Nelson. The show can be heard from 2 to 6 p.m. on AM 1180 KCKQ or at www.americamatters.us.Learn more »
Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa is hosting two free events this weekend.
A Thanksgiving Dutch oven cooking demonstration is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, when park rangers will be cooking up a dish to kick off the coming holiday.Learn more »
Indian tacos and nearly 50 vendors will be on hand at a Christmas craft faire from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the gymnasium of Carson Colony, 2900 S. Curry St., in Carson City.Learn more »
The next foster/adoptive parent training in Carson City is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 12 in the Valley View Room of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.
Attendees are asked to enter through the main hospital entrance, then take elevator A to the third floor. The Valley View Room is at the left of the elevator vestibule.Learn more »
Storey County Library’s annual fundraiser will offer a moderated conversation with Heidi Durrow, the author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky,” at 4 p.m. Saturday Piper’s Opera House, 12 B St. in Virginia City.
Durrow is an award winning author, essayist, former corporate lawyer, blogger, and podcaster. She is the 2008 winner of the Barbara Kingsolver’s PEN/Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change.Learn more »
Carson City United Latino Community holding language tutor training SaturdayNovember 17, 2015 —
Volunteers are sought to learn how to teach English as a second language on a one-to-one basis. United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free tutor training workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Representatives of United Latino Community say they have a long list of adults in Carson City and surrounding areas who are waiting to learn to speak, read, and write in English. Instructional materials and training are provided at no charge. Neither teaching experience nor foreign language skills are necessary, but a commitment of one-and-a-half-to-two hours per week is expected. To reserve a seat at the training, call 775-671-7455.
Healthy Communities Coalition hosting free cooking class in Dayton Nov. 23November 17, 2015 —
No reservations or skills are required to take a free class to learn how to make lentil salad and apple pie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.
Everyone is welcome at Healthy Communities Coalition’s monthly free cooking classes with dietitian Kim Mason, and farmer and Healthy Communities’ community health advocate Rebekah Stetson.
The cooking classes usually take place on the third Monday of the month. The classes are an effort to increase access to and demand for affordable, locally and sustainably grown food.
For more information, call 775-246-7550, or go to healthycomm.org.
Douglas libraries in Minden ad Zephyr Cove closing for ThanksgivingNovember 16, 2015 —
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Zephyr Cove are closing on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Both libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Minden library will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The Zephyr Cove library will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
For more information, find the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.
High Sierra Swing Dance Club holding Christmas dance party Dec. 5 in Carson CityNovember 16, 2015 —
High Sierra Swing Dance Club is presenting its Christmas dance party on Dec. 5 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.
There will not be a lesson. A members appreciation dinner catered by Mitch Tufts will be at 6:30 p.m. Join the club that night, and dinner and dance are free. Otherwise, the dinner costs $10 per person. The social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. with DJ Steve Wood. The dance costs $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, go to www.highsierraSDC.org, or call 775-443-8870.
Virginia and Truckee's Christmas trains set to run from Virginia CityNovember 16, 2015 —
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three weekends of enchanted holiday trains aboard heated, century-old, magical rail coaches. The rides on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5- 6 and 12- 13 depart at noon and 2 p.m. from Virginia City’s 140-year-old F Street Station.
The rides offer hot chocolate, cider, cookies and candy canes and a reading of the poem “Night Before Christmas.” The North Pole Candy Cane Sisters will record wishes for Santa’s deliveries, while holiday sing-a-longs are led by a mystery guest.
The day includes a visit to Virginia City’s original V& T train depot. “Dear Santa” postcards will be distributed so children can post their wishes at the depot for delivery to the North Pole.
The rides are for all ages. Passengers are advised to wear warm clothes and bring cameras and asked to arrive 20 minutes before departure.
The cost is $18 for ages 13 and up; $7 for children ages 2-12; and free for children 2 and under. For more information, call 775-847-0380, or go to www.virginiatruckee.com, or email email@example.com.
Hooligan's Ink in Carson City hosting tattoo marathon for Austin's House SaturdayNovember 16, 2015 —
Hooligan’s Ink, 1501 Fairview Drive, Suite 20, is hosting Thanks for Giving, a tattoo marathon to benefit Austin’s House, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The tattoo shop is charging $50 for select tattoo designs, with more than half of the proceeds going to Austin’s House, the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada. Tattoos will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Custom designs will not be accepted. For more information, call 775-883-7337.
Carson City Muscle Powered holding Trash Mob SaturdayNovember 16, 2015 —
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday along the multiuse path that runs parallel to Lincoln Highway on the east side of Carson City.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. at Arrowhead Drive and Highway 50. Parking will be available at the dirt turnout about 50 yards north of the intersection on the west side of Arrowhead Drive. Trash bags, gloves, reflective safety vests and water will be available.
Since July, the Trash Mob project has spent 68 hours cleaning the hiking and biking paths in Carson City, and volunteers have removed approximately 900 pounds of trash.
To get the Trash Mob notice on your Facebook timeline, “like” any of the following Facebook pages: Muscle Powered, Carson City Parks & Recreation, Carson Proud, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Visit Carson City or Carson City Public Works. To recommend a site for a trash mob, post to Muscle Powered’s Facebook page.