Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is collecting donations of canned food, socks and gloves through Dec. 23 for the Do Drop In Center for Independent Living. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.
Fighters Against Child Abuse needs new clothing, socks, underwear, coats, toys, and gift cards for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Carson, Douglas and Lyon counties. Drop donations at Carson City Boxing Club, 3579 Highway 50 E., Suite 219; or West Coast Martial Arts, 1617 Buckeye Road in Minden. Go to www.facanv.com, or call 775-434-4087.Learn more »
String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the seventh annual Christmas Carol Play-along from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday inside the Carson Mall.
Violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp players are welcome to come and play. They are asked to bring a music stand. Everyone else is invited to come and listen or sing along.Learn more »
A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., is holding a Christmas party and benefit for Friends In Service Helping from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item. Call 775-691-3945.
Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is collecting donations of canned food, socks and gloves through Dec. 23 for the Do Drop In Center for Independent Living. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.Learn more »
Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, is holding a free worship service titled Taking the Next Step Spiritually at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center.
The one-hour service includes a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.Learn more »
Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys, bicycles and warm clothing can be dropped at the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Attorney General’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles or the Supreme Court of Nevada by today. Call 775-687-5030.
A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., is holding a Christmas party and benefit for Friends In Service Helping from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item. Call 775-691-3945.Learn more »
Do you have a special memory of the Christmas season that you’d like to share?
Over the years, our readers have poured out their hearts in our annual Holiday Memories feature, telling true stories of anything related to the holidays — memories of wartime scrimping, reunions involving loved ones and thrilling surprises under the tree.Learn more »
A food drive for Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Friends In Service Helping and Ron Wood Family Resource Center will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. The drive also will take place at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 in Minden.
Donations of non-perishable food, paper goods, warm blankets, socks, gloves, scarves, electric heating pads, household items and cleaning supplies, crossword puzzles, magnifying glasses and other items are sought for Cram the Cruiser, an event from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Fernley’s Walmart, 1550 Newlands E. Donations go to Fernley Senior Center.Learn more »
Donations of non-perishable food, paper goods, warm blankets, socks, gloves, scarves, electric heating pads, household items and cleaning supplies, crossword puzzles, magnifying glasses and other items are sought for Cram the Cruiser, an event from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fernley’s Walmart, 1550 Newlands E. Donations go to Fernley Senior Center.
Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is collecting clothing for children in shelters and foster care through Dec. 17 at the following locations: Christensen Automotive, 1860 E William St. in Carson City and 1539 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville; Mi Casa Too, 3809 N. Carson St.; Nevada State Bank, 4267 S. Carson St. and 525 E. College Parkway in Carson City and 1656 Highway 395 in Minden; Papa Murphy’s, 1894 Highway 50 E. Suite 5, and 4314 S. Carson St. in Carson City and 1363 Highway 395 N., Suite 10, in Gardnerville; Benson’s Feed and Tack, 2750 Highway 50 E. Go to http://www.renorodeofoundation.org/ddmain.htm.Learn more »
Bradway Properties, 1000 N. Carson St., is hosting an angel tree for the Salvation Army. To help, pick up a tag from the tree, buy the listed gift, and return it unwrapped and with the tag by Dec. 12. Contact Vince LoPresti at 775-232-1940 or vince@bradwayproperties.
Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys, bicycles and warm clothing can be dropped at the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Attorney General’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles or the Supreme Court of Nevada by Dec. 16. Call 775-687-5030.Learn more »
The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during October 2014.
Adriana Alaniz and Gustavo Barajas.Learn more »
The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:
November 11, 2014Learn more »
Toys for Tots Hotline is now open to families in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties. If a family is in need of toys call 884-TOYS (8697).
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is asking community members and business to adopt a club member and family who may not receive gifts otherwise. To participate, call Laurie Gorris, CPO, or Susie Messina, special events coordinator, at (775) 882-8820.Learn more »
Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers
Monday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 6-8-9; Daily 3 Midday: 9-2-0; Daily 4: 9-4-7-7; Daily Derby: 1st:6 Whirl Win-2nd:1 Gold Rush-3rd:4 Big Ben, Race Time: 1:46.60; Fantasy 5: 02-12-22-26-35.Learn more »
Friends to All seeks names and addresses of seniors who would enjoy a visit from Santa on Dec. 13. Donations of cash, crossword puzzle books (large print, if possible), slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies, or nuts, gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver, and anything a senior may be able to use, are needed. Cash donations are used to buy grocery store gift cards for seniors in need. Checks can be made payable to Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, with a notation of “Friends to All.” Mail or drop donations to A-plus Paralegals, Inc., 411 W. Third St., Suite 1, Carson City 89703. For information or to request a volunteer to collect a donation, call 775-315-2484 or 775-301-6747 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Body by Pilates, 308 N. Plaza St., is collecting food and unwrapped gifts through Dec. 10 for its Adopt a Family program that helps struggling families during the holidays. Call 775-841-4900.Learn more »
Nevada Human Society is hosting Home 4 the Holidays, a pet adoption drive to find homes for 1,000 dogs and cats, through Jan. 4.
All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, services that normally cost more than $240. Also available are a variety of small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and rats.Learn more »
The Carson City Historical Society’s Christmas celebration offering culinary delights by Chef Mauricio will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bliss Mansion.
Dr. Michael Fischer will talk about the life and times of Samuel Post Davis, an early reporter and editor of the Nevada Appeal.Learn more »
Cynthia Bunt, assistant treasurer of Professional Saleswomen of Nevada, presents a check for $359.50 to Chris Bayer, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates.
For more information, go www.psn-nevada.com.Learn more »
Tim Jennings of Carson City is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter Amelia Elizabeth Jennings to Linn Edward Hudson. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Deborah Jennings.
Amelia is a 2002 graduate of Carson High School and is employed at the Nevada Supreme Court.Learn more »
Amy Cullen, a 2014 graduate of Douglas High School, graduated basic Army combat training on Oct. 9 at Fort Jackson, S.C., and is attending advanced individual training as a signals support systems specialist at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Upon graduation, Cullen, who graduated with top PT scores and sharpshooter recognition, will be stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.Learn more »
Dayton Township Kiwanis Club is holding its 25th annual spaghetti feed dinner, silent auction and raffle from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Elementary School.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and younger. With the purchase of a pre-sold adult ticket, one child age 10 or younger receives a free ticket. Two free children’s tickets are permitted per family.Learn more »
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:
To Kelly and David Webster of Reno, a daughter, Alexandria Knight Webster, born Oct. 14, 2014, weighing 5 pounds and 9 ounces.Learn more »
The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, to canvass the 2014 vote in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William St.Learn more »
Group spreading happiness in Nevada Day paradeOctober 27, 2014 —
Happiness Sprinkling Project, a group whose only objective is to spread happiness, is marching in the Nevada Day parade.
To participate, wear yellow and bring comfortable shoes and meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 on East John Street. Signs are provided as well as snacks and water. Friendly pets are welcome.
For more information, call 775-250-6835, or find Happiness Sprinkling Carson City on Facebook.
Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary raffling sesquicentennial pendantOctober 27, 2014 —
The Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary will raffle a sesquicentennial pendant worth $550 in celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday.
The turquoise pendant in the shape of the state is bordered by druzy quartz on two sides, signifying the Sierras. The Nevada-mined silver half-bezel and chain is designed and donated to the Auxiliary by Tobin Rupert, owner of Rupert’s Precision Gemcutting.
Raffle tickets cost $5 each or $20 for five. The drawing will be on Oct. 31 at the Auxiliary’s gift shop in the Carson Tahoe Hospital lobby. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
To buy raffle tickets, go to the Auxiliary’s gift shop in the hospital lobby, or call 775-445-5142 or Gloria Seaton at 775-882-8162 or Tamar Warren at 775-461-0311.
Pioneer Awards honoring Carson City Mayor Bob CrowellOctober 27, 2014 —
Tickets are available for Northern Nevada Development Authority’s annual Pioneer Awards ceremony, which honors outstanding businesses and individuals in five counties, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Carson Nugget Ballroom.
This year’s event will honor Mayor Bob Crowell. Rep. Mark Amodei will present and John Tyson will emcee.
The event includes a silent auction, no host bar, appetizers, dinner service and program. Attire is cowboy tuxedo; men can wear cowboy boots, jeans and sport coats and women can wear cowboy boots and jeans or cowboy boots and a dress.
The cost is $95 for general tickets and $125 for VIP tickets. Table sponsorships cost $700; VIP table sponsorships cost $850.
For more information or tickets, go to pioneerawards.weebly.com.
Carson City Raiders Boosters Christmas fundraiser setOctober 27, 2014 —
The Carson City Raiders Booster Club’s annual Christmas Commitment fundraiser for homebound seniors will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Carson Lanes Eleventh Frame Lounge, 4600 Snyder Ave.
All proceeds from the live auction, silent auction and raffles will be used to purchase Christmas gifts from the seniors’ wish lists, which are obtained from the Carson City Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program. The gifts are wrapped and delivered to recipients in mid-December.
To make a donation for the auctions, raffles or gifts, contact Ed Cabello at ECCabello@sbcglobal.net or 775-246-4662.
McAvoy Lane as Mark Twain performing for Storey County LibraryOctober 27, 2014 —
Home Means Nevada, a humorous hour-long story about Nevada told by McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.
The fundraiser for Storey County Library will include live music by Julie Machado and Tim Gorelangton.
For more information, go to http://communitychestnevada.net/storey-county-library/, or call 775-847-9311 or 775-847-0541
Golf tournament helps Carson City womanOctober 27, 2014 —
A golf tournament fundraiser is planned on Nov. 23 at Thunder Canyon County Club for Carson City’s Christy Joyce, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will undergo a stem cell replacement procedure at Stanford Health Care.
The cost, which includes golf and lunch, is $125 per person or $450 for a team of four. The cost for lunch only is $40 for adults and $10 for children. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin.
Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or $20 for five. The cost for tickets for larger prizes is $20. Raffle winners will be announced at lunch. There will also be a silent auction in which winners must be present.
Registration and payment are due by Nov. 17. Monetary donations can be submitted by the day of the tournament at Wells Fargo under “Benefit Donation Fund, Christy Joyce.”
To register, email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 775-843-1410.
Carson City hosting talk by landscape artistOctober 27, 2014 —
The Capital City Arts Initiative will present “Art from Walking,” a talk by artist Emily Silver, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.
Silver, a former resident of Gardnerville, lives on the Pacific Coast and will talk about how the high desert influences her watercolor landscape paintings. Her presentation is a companion event to her CCAI residency planned for next summer.
An informal reception for the artist will precede the talk at 6:15 p.m.
The free event is part of CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series. For more information, go to arts-initiative.org.