WNC News & Notes: Kid-friendly fiesta funds scholarships
March 10, 2013
Celebrate the Easter season with the Western Nevada College Latino Student Club’s Easter Fiesta. The fourth annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Rotary Plaza at the WNC Carson City Campus. Families with children of all ages will enjoy coloring eggs, face painting, an egg hunt, bunny limbo, musical chairs and more. The event is about more than just fun, Latino Club adviser Lupe Ramirez says. “While the Fiesta allows families to enjoy a fun event in a safe environment, it’s also an opportunity to increase awareness about college,” she said. “It’s never too early to start talking to children about continuing their education. We want the kids to say, ‘Oh, this is college, this is where I want to come.’ That’s one of our goals.”Attendees are invited to bring a camera and take a picture with the WNC Wildcat mascot. Admission is $1 for ages 5 and younger, and $4 for adults and children 6 and older. Admission includes unlimited children’s game play. Refreshments will be sold.Proceeds benefit WNC student scholarships. Information: 775-445-3344. Learn Strategiesfor Retirement What is the Retirement Red Zone? It’s the five-year period before retirement. It’s a crucial time; financial decisions made now can have a significant impact on the future. A three-week course offered this spring at WNC Carson City campus will help adults make smart decisions. “Financial Planning/Retirement Red Zone and PERS” is offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, beginning March 11, in Cedar Building 108. Topics include types of retirement accounts, tax strategies, diversification, income planning and risk tolerance. Registration costs $81. Call 445-4458 for registration information. Summer Registration Begins SoonSummer-term registration is just around the corner. Returning and continuing students can begin signing up for classes beginning April 1; new students will be able to register beginning April 3. Classes begin June 10 and end Aug. 3. Summer-term registration information can be found at http://www.wnc.edu.Book Fair Comingto Carson CampusThe Western Nevada College Carson Campus will host a book fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bristlecone Building Lobby. Offerings include children’s books, cookbooks and New York Times best sellers.“We will have wonderful children’s books and gift items such as stationary and scrapbooking items,” said book fair organizer Judy Larquier. “Plus, with the scarcity of bookstores, it’s nice to actually look at and hold a book before buying.”Proceeds help provide professional development for WNC classified employees.