Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski hosting breakfast meeting May 6May 3, 2016 —
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his “Breakfast with Brad” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. All Carson City residents are invited to join Bonkowski for coffee and conversation.
“Hot topics right now include the budget, downtown construction, Epic Rides, and the upcoming primary. I look forward to the always lively dialogue.” Bonkowski said. “There are a lot of good things happening in Carson City and I enjoy sharing the news with residents, but I also want to address any concerns they may have as well.”
This will be the last Breakfast with Brad for a couple of months. The morning get-togethers will not be held in June or July. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.
Meet Ken Beaton, author of “The Bulldog Brigade: Every Day Red and Gray,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Morley’s Books, 201 W. King St., Carson City.
For more information, call 775-721-4738.Learn more »
Steven Klekar is offering fencing classes for ages 13 and up at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.
Historical Spanish fencing is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 25. The class also meets at the same time on Wednesdays, June 1-29; July 13-27; and Aug. 3-31.Learn more »
The Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary is accepting items on May 11 and 12 at Eagles Lodge, 1380 E. Fifth St., to sell in its fundraising rummage sale.
Large appliances, furniture, mattresses, box springs, TVs, computers, monitors or large baby items such as strollers and car seats will not be accepted.Learn more »
The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League meets quarterly for dinner, a short business meeting and speakers who talk about the various duties the sea services provide.
This quarter’s meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino will feature Lt. Justin M. Bowles, MD. The social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The price is $27 per person.Learn more »
Handmade pottery, gift and wine baskets, jewelry, and other items will be available for purchase at Catmandu’s Mother’s Day craft fair May 5-7 at the Carson Mall.
With kitten season in full swing, the event will raise money to help pay for vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, vet bills, food and shelter.Learn more »
The Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City is hosting a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. May 21 to support “The City of White Gold,” a documentary in the making that tells the story of how the Comstock helped build San Francisco.
Fundraiser attendees will see never-before-seen archival photos appearing in the film and learn how to make a historical documentary and meet the film’s creator and director, Geordie Lynch.Learn more »
All Republicans are welcome to attend Douglas County Republican Central Committee’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling road in Gardnerville.
Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to douglasgop.org, or call Headquarters at 775-782-4GOP (782-4467).Learn more »
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is accepting applications from youth and adult volunteers who would like to spend June 1-3 at this year’s Leadership Out Loud camp, next to Edgewood Golf Course at Lake Tahoe.
This year’s theme is “Heroes vs. Villains.” Public speaking, teamwork, communication and leadership skills as well as drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention will be practiced through games and group activities. Camp attendees will have time for supervised activities at the camp’s private beach, volleyball and basketball courts. They will choose from evening activities like campfire time, glow in the dark games, arts and music, poetry slams, and more. Transportation will be provided by bus from Silver Springs, Fernley, Dayton and Yerington. Applications from youth ages 12-17 from Lyon, Storey, and Douglas counties will be accepted until May 20. The camp is free.Learn more »
Nevada Humane Society is postponing its yard sale planned on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8 at its Reno location, 2825 Longley Lane.
A new date for the sale has not been set. Organizers are asking donors to hold all contributions for the sale until a new date has been announced.Learn more »
Why do rabbits have large ears? What animal can live without ever taking a drink of water? Get to know Nevada’s wildlife during a family program at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Dayton State Park. Rangers will display pelts from wildlife living along the Carson River and go for a short walk to look for wildlife in the park.
Attendees are asked to meet at the group use pavilion.Learn more »
Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting from 12:05 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant in Carson City. Speaking this week are Melissa Meneses and Tammy Lancaster. Have fun with Table Topics hosted by Jeni Chavez, and you may be called upon to speak extemporaneously. You’ll hear a joke by Frank Taylor and learn the Word of the Day from Gretchen Godfrey. Watch your “ahs” because Bill Inman is the Ah Counter, and watch your grammar because Tiffany Hornsby is the Grammarian.
Lunch service is offered. The meeting room is in the back (come in through the south side entrance). The public and other Toastmasters are encouraged to attend.Learn more »
Food Bank of Northern Nevada is asking for the community’s support on Saturday, May 14 as it joins America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. The event helps to support local food banks and the one in six Americans who struggle with hunger.Learn more »
Juan’s Mexican Grill, 3680 Goni Road in Carson City, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by offering $5.99 tacos and draft beer and $3 Coronas and $4 margaritas from 5 p.m. to close on May 3 and 5.
Live music will be provided by Juan and Linda.Learn more »
Visit the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City to learn about the Comstock, Mark Twain, letter press printing, early Nevada education and mining.
This year’s changing gallery is The Comstock Through Time, an exhibit that highlights history of the Comstock through photographs and personal accounts. Then and now photographs, also known as rephotography, help to emphasize the changes in the community and surrounding area.Learn more »
The Wa She Shu Foundation is holding a raffle for a 2008 Klamath boat. Tickets for $2 each or $20 for 15 are available in Carson City at Ed’s Dog House, 3300 Airport Road; MJ’s Sports Bar, 3679 S. Carson St.; Carson Smoke Shop, 2990 S. Curry St.; Crossroads Lounge, 300 Winnie Lane; Remedy’s, 306 E. William St.; Timbers Saloon, 124 E. Eight St.; and in Gardnerville at Wa She Shu Travel Plaza, 1001 Highway 395 and Chevron, 915 Mica Drive.
The raffle will be held at 2 p.m. May 28 at Wa She Shu Travel Plaza. The winner does not need to be present.Learn more »
Local seniors can learn about medications, raising grandchildren and being more active and other topics at a healthy aging expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill Road, Silver Springs.
Sponsored by Lyon County Senior Services, the event offers information about area resources, educational workshops and diabetic cooking demonstrations. United Blood Services’ Bloodmobile will be on hand. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.Learn more »
The Nevada Appeal is accepting stories about moms, no more than 300 words, through May 5. Email stories and no more than two photos to email@example.com, or fax them to 775-887-2420, or mail them to the Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City NV 89701. Stories will be printed on Mother’s Day, May 8.Learn more »
Wild Horse Productions is hosting a Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 551 W. King St.
Nick Josten, a 2002 Carson High School graduate, is hosting the show. Josten has appeared as a regular comedian at Pioneer Underground in Reno for the past two years. He headlined the first Stand-Up Showcase at the BAC on April 2.Learn more »
Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is hosting free events in May.
Live music is at 6:45 p.m. Mondays; Vicki Hamilton will perform on May 2 and 16.Learn more »
For the third year, Virginia City is hosting #FlashbackFriday Museum Days, an opportunity to tour a dozen of the historic town’s museums. While admission is waived, donations are encouraged, as many of the museums rely solely on contributions to keep their doors open. #FlashbackFriday Museum Days are the first Friday of each month from May through October.
A museum pass, required for admission, is available at the Virginia City Visitors Center, 86 S. C St. It also includes a 10 percent discount on lunch at the Mustang Ranch Steakhouse, 5 N. C St.Learn more »
The Fernley Republican Women’s newest adopted soldier is SGG Victor Joecks, who is deployed to Kuwait with his Army National Guard unit. While on active duty, he is on leave from his position of executive vice president at the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
Edibles that Joecks has requested are fruit slices, gummy bears, beef jerky, cookies, nuts (bagged or canned), Nature Valley Oats and Honey bars and flavor packets for water bottles. He also requested shaving cream and sunscreen.Learn more »
Carson City’s The Greenhouse Project will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 behind Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.
There will be several hundred plants available spanning 60 varieties, including vegetables, squash, strawberries, melons, cucumbers, herbs, and perennial and annual flowers. All plants for sale were grown by students and community volunteers through The Greenhouse Project, a nonprofit organization sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Carson City Cultural Commission, Future Farmers of America, The Greenhouse Project 501 (c) (3) corporation, Carson City School District, Nevada Division of State Parks, and numerous businesses and volunteers.Learn more »
Carson City Elks Lodge hosting Mother's Day ceremony, brunch May 8April 28, 2016 —
Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177 is hosting a Mother’s Day ceremony and brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at the Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.
The brunch menu offers scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, pastry trays, a fruit platter and cheese tray, coffee and orange juice. Adults 21 years or older will also receive one free glass of champagne.
Tickets for $12 each can be purchased at the Elks Lodge. Seating is limited. Net proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Silver Springs Senior Center hosting yard sale fundraiser May 12-13April 28, 2016 —
Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill St., Silver Springs, is hosting a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13.
All proceeds benefit the center’s senior fund.
Carson City Senior Center hosting RPEN meeting May 3April 28, 2016 —
Dr. Annamieka Simmons Leary, M.D., an ophthalmologist, will talk about cataracts and other diseases of the eye and the available treatments at the next RPEN meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at the Carson City Senior Center.
The board meets at 1 p.m. with the general meeting to follow at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend either or both meetings. Free refreshments will be served at the general meeting.
Dayton Historical Museum hosting miniature farm tool exhibit in MayApril 28, 2016 —
To celebrate Nevada State Historic Preservation and Archeology Awareness Month, the Dayton Historical Museum in Old Town Dayton at Shady Lane and Logan Alley will be open every day in May from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Exhibits this month include miniature-sized farm equipment and tools, with working parts, made by Dayton Western artist, Stony Tennant, and a collection of Nevada antique postcards from Pat Neylan’s collection.
Autographed copies of the new Arcadia Publishing history, “Dayton: Images of America,” are available at the museum. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Dayton Valley.
Pick up a brochure of a self-guided walking tour of Old Town Dayton that pinpoints Nevada’s earliest history in with a time line, pictures and more. Tours are available by appointment year around. Call 775-246-6316.
Dayton Branch Library celebrating 20th anniversary of ground-breaking May 4April 28, 2016 —
The Dayton Branch Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of events from May 2016 to February 2017. Each event celebrates the people who support the library and the services it provides to the community.
The library held its ground-breaking on May 4, 1996 and opened its doors on Feb. 1, 1997. The first event in its anniversary celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. May 4 will honor the anniversary of the ground-breaking by again breaking ground to plant a commemorative plant outside the front door of the library. Guest speakers to talk about the effort to open the Branch Library in Dayton. Refreshments will be served.
Other events, including a summer reading kickoff party for all ages on June 11, are planned at the library throughout the year.
Carson City Symphony hosting harpist Jeremy Keppelman May 1April 28, 2016 —
The Carson City Symphony Association is holding an evening of music, wine, and dessert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at 2662 Danielle Drive in Carson City. The recital will feature award-winning classical harpist, Jeremy Keppelmann, accompanied by pianist Eric Kao.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Carson City Symphony Association members, and $5 for youth age 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For tickets, go to CCSymphony.com, or buy them at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St., or by calling the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Keppelmann, 22, is in the harp program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He soloed with the Carson City Symphony in 2006 at age 13, and with the Reno Philharmonic the following year. He has been winning awards in international competitions since 2005. The program will include repertoire of the 10th USA International Harp Competition, to be held June 8-18 on the Campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.
David Bugli, music director of the Carson City Symphony, said, “If you’ve heard Jeremy before, you know you are in for a musical treat. If you haven’t heard him yet, don’t miss this chance!”
Keppelmann began playing piano at age 5 and harp at 7. He was featured as one of the first Stars of Tomorrow performers at the USA International Harp Competition in 2004. He finished third in the junior division of the 2005 Lily Laskine international harp competition in Deauxville, France, and was a featured performer at the World Harp Congress Focus on Youth series, in 2005 in Dublin and in 2008 in Amsterdam. In 2008, he appeared on the National Public Radio show From the Top, and in 2009 he was principal harpist in the Nevada Opera’s presentation of Carmen. Keppelmann studied with Linda Rollo in Saratoga, Calif., Catherine Michel in France, and Elizabeth Hainen at the Curtis Institute of Music. He joined the harp program at Indiana University in 2012.
This recital is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tahoe Douglas Elks hosting buffet breakfast May 22 in GardnervilleApril 28, 2016 —
Tahoe/Douglas Elks is hosting its monthly family buffet breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22.
The buffet includes eggs, potatoes, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, bacon, sausage, an omelet bar, coffee and juice. The cost is $7 for Elks and their spouses; $4 for Elks children 10 and younger; $8 for non-Elks and $5 for children of non-Elks.
The Elks Lodge is at 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For more information, call 775-782-8191.