Winners of dance contest announced
Lisa Schuette and Bob Truesdale danced an East Coast swing medley to garner first place in the “Local Celebrities Who Think They Can Dance” contest held April 27 at High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s 6th annual Spring Ball at the Carson Nugget.
More than 180 people enjoyed a buffet dinner, voting for the contest winners and dancing to a variety of music.
Schuette is Carson City School District’s Teacher of the Year and founder of the Carson Animal Services Initiative.
Runners up were, first, Carson City supervisor Jim Shirk, dancing with Emily Thicke; and second, Jeff Pace, owner of Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery, dancing with Jo Ann Grace. Other contestants and instructors were Nevada
Appeal account manager Tonya Champa and Earl Case, Michelle Shirk and Armando Navarez, and Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau events planner Joy Evans and Rainer Herm.
Stargazing event is Saturday in Washoe
Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will set up high powered telescopes to view the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way and more from 8 to 10 p.m. May 11 at Washoe Lake State Park.
Participants will meet at the overflow boat area. There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7 per vehicle entry fee.
Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
For more information, go to www.parks.nv.gov.
Aha Moment Tour hits Carson May 13-14
The Aha Moment Tour will be in Carson City May 13 and 14 at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. to film Mutual of Omaha’s next commercial spot.
The tour features a mobile television studio in a 34’ Airstream trailer designed to capture and share Americans’ aha moments across the country.
To view previously recorded moments or to sign up, go to http://www.mutualofomaha.com/aha.
Fundraiser for DCHS is May 15
Jethro’s Bar and Grill, 1281 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville will donate 20 percent of food bills to the Douglas County Historical Society for patrons who bring in a flyer from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 15.
Flyers are available at http://www.historicnevada.org/html/calendar-events.html.
For more information, call 775-782-2555.
FISH to distribute food on May 17
Friends in Service Helping will take over the USDA commodity food distribution from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program as of May 17.
The next distribution will be from 9 to 11 a.m. May 17 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.
Participating families must sign an issuance sheet to verify the household annual gross income does not exceed $1,396.25 for a single and $1,891.25 for a couple. For each additional household member, add $495. Proof of Carson City residency is required and a picture ID must be provided. Proof of family members is required from persons declaring overly large families.
Food may be picked up for the homebound or those unable to attend by bringing a singed note and their picture ID.
For more information, call 775-687-2828 or 775-882-3474.
Library to host fire relics through May
The Carson City Library will display a number of relics from the Warren Engine Company No. 1 fire museum through the month of May.
Items in the exhibit include firemen’s helmets, photographs, patches, badges, a fire suppression hose, an antique trumpet used to deliver orders to firefighters at the scene of a fire and a model of an old fire engine.
The fire museum is at the Carson City Fire Station, 777 S. Stewart St.
For more information, call 775-887-2244.
Family resource event Saturday near Lowe’s
A Family Matters Event featuring resources for families is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Lowe’s.
Numerous organizations and businesses will be featured, including Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, the Nevada Division of Forestry, Silver Sage Food Bank, the Healthy Communities Coalition, Master Gardeners, Advocates to End Domestic Violence and the Nevada Appeal.