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Carson High teacher Malley to display oil paintings

Carson High School teacher Michael Malley will feature a display of his oil paintings at an upcoming reception.

Those who attend the reception will have a chance to meet Malley when it's held from 5 to 8 p.m., on Oct. 18 at Genoa's Trimmer Barn, located one block south of Genoa Bar.

The reception will feature Malley's oil paintings of the Carson Valley. To RSVP, call 775-790-3614.

Carson City live entertainment for Sept. 19-25

WEDNESDAY

CW and Dr. Spitmore from noon to 2 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Jeff Campbell at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Nate Currin and Chuck Bradley at 6:30 p.m. at Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Sprints Road. The show is free and all ages are welcome.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., Suite 8.

Thursday

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Mick Valentino on Thursdays.

Arizona Jones at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Friday

Elizabeth Tully from noon to 2 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Fridays.

An open mic night at 7 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Joey Carmon from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Arizona Jones at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Stand-up comedy by Keith Nelson at 8 p.m. at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at carsoncomedyclub.com or the casino's guest service center.

Soul Persuaders from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Saturday

Jakota Wass from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market.

Singer and guitarist Bill Wharton's mix of country, rock and roll, jazz and blues from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at David Walley's 1862 Resort, 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Saturdays.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Joey Carmon from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Arizona Jones at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Stand-up comedy by Keith Nelson at 8 p.m. at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at carsoncomedyclub.com or the casino's guest service center.

Soul Persuaders from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Tuesday

Hans Eberbach at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 11 at The Fox Brewpub, 310 S. Carson St.

Have an entertainment event? Send it to jmcmanus@nevadaappeal.com.

Ladies get last laugh at Nugget’s Carson Comedy Club

Dual degrees in mechanical engineering and journalism weren't enough to satisfy Jill Maragos' need to stand out, so she chooses to stand up. A female comedian in a largely male-dominated field, Maragos serves up her unique "outrage over minutia" style in a special "Ladies Night of Comedy – Where Women Get the Last Laugh" event at the Carson Comedy Club, located inside the Carson Nugget Casino Hotel, 507 N. Carson St., Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15.

Alatte Coffee, Wine & Deli, also located inside the Carson Nugget, will be offering select wines at $5 a glass for the event.

Maragos hails from a "crazy family" in Buffalo, N.Y., and has been featured on Audible's "Fresh Voices of Comedy" at San Francisco's Sketchfest. She performs across the country, including regular stints at The Punchline and Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco; and has appeared on popular television shows like NBC's "The Office," Fox TV's "Laughs" and HULU's "West Coast Comedy."

"We are so excited to show the ladies of Carson City a great time," Trish Trenoweth, director of sales and marketing for the Nugget, said. "Jill hits on every one of the little things that drive women crazy, and you have to laugh at how they apply to our every day lives."

Trenoweth said Alatte features more than 40 different wines from around the world.

"It wouldn't be Ladies Night without a great wine selection," she said. "We even have beer on tap for any brave men who show up."

Maragos heads to Florida following her one-night stop in Carson City. Visit http://www.CCNugget.com for information.

Carson City live entertainment for Sept. 12-18

Wednesday

CW and Dr. Spitmore from noon to 2 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Denver Saunders at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., Suite 8.

Thursday

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Mick Valentino on Thursdays.

Revival at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Friday

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Fridays.

An open mic night at 7 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Soul Persuaders from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Revival at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Stand-up comedy by Jill Maragos at 8 p.m. at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at carsoncomedyclub.com or the casino's guest service center.

Whiskey Train from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Saturday

Hick'ry Switch from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Saturdays.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Soul Persuaders from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Revival at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Whiskey Train from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Sunday

Mo'z Motley Blues Band from 1 to 5 p.m. at Genoa Bar, 2282 Main St., Genoa. The bar's Sunday Porch Parties on the first ad third Sundays of the month through October feature live music on an outdoor stage and tacos by Genoa Station Grill.

A free concert by Re-Creation at 2 p.m. at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Tuesday

Jeff Campbell at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 11 at The Fox Brewpub, 310 S. Carson St.

Have an entertainment event? Send it to jmcmanus@nevadaappeal.com.

Recipe: Sloppy Joes by Amanda Long

My family loves dinners like this. Fast and you can grab it on the go if you need. Serve with a veggie and you have a complete meal fast. This night we served buttered peas and green beans (we have picky eaters that will only eat green beans from the can and I'm happy to accommodate the veggie needs of my picky eaters)!

Wrap it up in a napkin and send them on their way to practice or have it ready to serve when they arrive home hungry and tired. A comforting sloppy Joe in hand will make your little sports star full and happy!

The process is so simple. A pressure cooker cuts down a bit on the simmer time and really the best part is that you don't have to stir and control the heat, you just toss it in and set it for eight minutes and walk away. Unlike on the stove where you have to monitor the heat, splattering and making sure it's stirred on occasion. This is an upside in most pressure cooking recipes. It's why I love it and why so many people say they now cook at home every night, and they have renewed their love of cooking with their Instant Pots or other electric pressure cookers.

I'm not kidding you, the pressure cooking (stove-top or electric) is making a comeback! I'm here to help it. If you want to know more about pressure cooking and if it is for you, start with my article "Why I Ditched My Slow Cooker," then read my "Instant Pot Review." I love the Instant Pot. It's my go-to pressure cooker. If you want set and forget, the electric pressure cookers are for you. If you're more about the technicality of pressure cooking and want true pressure cooking experience, the stove-top version is for you.

If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can cook this recipe on the stove. You'll just brown the beef in a pan and then simmer in the sauce stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes.

Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef

1 cup ketchup

14-ounce can stewed tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped peppers and onions (I use Trader Joe's frozen roasted peppers and onions mix)

2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon dried mustard (or yellow mustard)

Squirt hot sauce

Instructions

On sauté (the highest setting on the Instant Pot), brown the ground beef.

Stir the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl. Pour over the beef and stir well.

Close the lid and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure to high and time for eight minutes.

If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can cook this recipe on the stove. You'll just brown the beef in a pan and then simmer in the sauce stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.

Serve on your favorite rolls. In the photo I used dinner rolls to make sloppy Joe sliders.

Note: You can freeze any leftovers for later use. The sloppy Joe mix thaws and freezes really well. It's easy to heat up and put in lunches, too.

Amanda Long is passionate about cooking and runs a pressure cooking group on Facebook at modernpressurecookerrecipes.com, and you can find her recipes on thehomemadecook.com.

Pat on the ‘BAC’

Carson City is a bit quieter on Saturdays after the Levitt AMP Concert Series ended the season Aug. 26.

"I've had so many people ask me 'What are we going do on Saturday night?'" said Gina Hill, executive director for the Brewery Arts Center.

The opening show saw the highest attendance when The Original Wailers played in front of 2,900 people. The series averaged 1,860 people in attendance for each concert.

MAKING IT POSSIBLE

For 10 weeks, the BAC hosted the festivities that brought in 17 musical artists to entertain the community. A tremendous amount of work goes into creating the concert series, which brings in national touring acts as well as local artists. It all starts with the $25,000 grant from the Levitt AMP Foundation. Then money is raised through corporate sponsors (The Change Companies as presenting sponsor and KNBP as the Media sponsor), the Carson Tahoe Regional Medial Center and a grant from the state. The rest of the money comes from concession stands, Hill said.

"It costs a good $100,000 to put together the series," she said.

That money goes toward the bands, tech (sound), security, permits and licensing through the city, renting port-a-potties, the bounce house and activities related to the event such as paint for the children to use.

Volunteers also make the concerts possible. They sell merchandise, check IDs and sell beverages, help with setup and teardown and also take care of the dressing rooms.

"Our volunteer 'army' is amazing," Hill said.

She said she had about 30 people every week and most had been doing it since the first year.

"They're dependable, they're pros — we rely on them," she said. "I don't have to give any direction after the first couple of concerts."

A couple of women even made dinner for the bands every week.

"As a touring band, a home-cooked meal is really valuable to them," Hill said. "They were really appreciative of that."

GRANT NOT AUTOMATIC

Carson City won the grant three years in a row that helped put the concert series in motion, but getting that grant again isn't a given.

"It's not automatic at all — in any way shape or form," Hill said.

She hopes the community wins the same grant next year, but there will be more competition among cities for it, she said. Then everyone will have to vote again to ensure Carson makes it as a finalist. But Hill thinks because of the exponential growth over three years, it is possible the grant could go somewhere else.

"There's so many great deserving communities," she said. "I feel like we could still do it in some capacity (without the grant), and the community would support it. But if it didn't happen next year, there certainly would be a void in Carson City."

WHAT'S NEXT FOR BAC?

The Southern Drawl Band returns to Carson City on Oct. 13. The rockin' country band is a favorite in Carson City.

The popular Escape Room will get a spooky makeover in time for Halloween. It's a puzzle in which a group of people works together to unlock clues to get out of a locked room.

The Celtic Music Series begins its fifth year in October and is held the third Saturday of every month. Being in the fifth year has given the tools the BAC needs and allowed them to move to the bigger concert series they do now, Hill said.

"They sell out," she said. "The community has really embraced it."

Hill is proud of and grateful for having the opportunity to host these events with the BAC.

"Because we are becoming more diverse every day, it's important that we have events where people feel like they could come together in a safe place and meet each other and live together," she said. "It's about sharing an experience — a very positive experience — and I think that's the most important part about what we do.

Re-Creation to star in free Minden concert

Re-Creation, a full performance singing and dancing group from Port Trevorton, Penn., will be featured in a free concert sponsored by the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge.

The concert will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., in Minden. Doors open at 1 p.m.

The 11-member group offers dynamic vocal renditions of America's best-loved songs while enlivening the stage with intricate, disciplined dance and choreography.

The music of Re-Creation is for audiences of all ages.

The style, mood, rhythm and beat are tailored for each performance and buoyed by glittering costumes and a sound reinforcement system.

Re-Creation was founded in 1976 and since that time has performed in all 50 states.

Credits include appearances at some of the nation's most prestigious fairs and festivals, at local, regional, state and national corporation banquets and conventions, and at major resort areas.

The group has performed for the president of the United States as well as other leaders and dignitaries.

Civic clubs, fraternal groups, schools, and public and private organizations now keep Re-Creation booked for more than 300 concerts each year.

That number includes more than 150 shows annually in veterans homes and hospitals in all 50 states.

Re-Creation travels with comprehensive sound and staging equipment. Each Re-Creation performance is a full variety production designed to provide unique and satisfying musical entertainment.

For information about the free performance, call the Tahoe/Douglas Lodge at 775-265-4523.

Plenty to see at Silver State Art Festival in Carson City

Gourd artists, basket makers, wood artists, photographers and painters from all over the Southwest are gathering in Carson City to share and sell their work.

The 2018 Silver State Art Festival, sponsored by the Nevada Gourd Society, will host the artists and a cornucopia of art festivities Sept. 15-16 at the Fuji Park Exhibit Hall and Pavilion, across from Costco.

Offering free admission, the event is billed as a fun and educational festival for all who want to learn more about the world of the natural arts.

Three days of classes will cover a range of topics, including how to create art with gourds, how to weave a basket and how to create a rope bowl.

Experienced instructors are lined up to share their knowledge in several techniques: carving, dyeing, and woodburning a gourd; weaving and even basic woodturning.

For class descriptions and to register, go to http://www.nevadagourdsociety.org/classes.

For those who aren't necessarily interested in taking a class but want to have a hands-on experience with gourds, there will be a "Make and Take" booth for adults and children of all ages.

As a nonprofit organization, the Nevada Gourd Society's mission is to educate and showcase the talents of its more-than-100 members while also supporting other organizations in the Carson area.

This year it's hosting a raffle with more than 50 donated items from artists and local businesses. All proceeds will benefit Advocates to End Domestic Violence (AEDV).

Additionally, all of the funds raised will be matched by the Joseph Kalt and Judy Gans Family Foundation. No need to be present to win.

"We are very proud that last year's raffle raised $1,000 for Kids and Horses and $500 for Holiday with a Hero. We are hoping that this year, with community support, our donation to AEDV will be even larger," the society said.

Festival hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16.

Gourd classes will start a day early from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. They'll continue 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16.

For information, go to http://www.nevadagourdsociety.org/2018-art-festival.

Carson City author Chuck Morris publishes book of poetry

"You… and the Beautiful Moments (A Journal of Love, Prose and Poetry)," a new book by Chuck Morris, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Despite finding success as a freelance artist and amateur thespian, the author said beginning in the 1960s he found himself experiencing deep emotional stress and bouts of anxiety resulting in a loneliness and a desire to further express his feelings. He started writing poems to fill the emotional void.

Each poem in his book relates to a specific time, season of the year, place or romantic interlude.

The poetry was written in chronological order, dated and recorded in a private diary and kept hidden since 1986.

Morris said the time is right to share his feelings with others who may be moved and comforted by his words.

"The mind and body have grown old, but the heart still beats. They are simple poems about simple things: flowers, birds, butterflies and fireflies, things that bloom, fly, flutter and jump, crawl, buzz and bite," said a description of the book.

The author was born in 1938 and raised in Bradford, Pennsylvania. After graduation and military service, he relocated to New Orleans, where he resided for 36 years and worked as a professional artist in the French Quarter.

Later, he was employed for 15 years in civil service. After retiring in 1995, he and his wife, Sue, moved to Nevada.

Morris has four sons and 11 grandchildren.

His 46-page book of poetry in paperback format is available for $18. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-8014-3.

For information or to visit the publisher's online bookstore, go to http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.

Carson City live entertainment for Sept. 5-11

Wednesday

CW and Dr. Spitmore from noon to 2 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

The California Cowboys at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., Suite 8.

Thursday

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Mick Valentino on Thursdays.

Giants of Zen and Ross Wylde at 7 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

The California Cowboys at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Friday

Elizabeth Tully from noon to 2 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Suspect Terrane at 6 p.m. at Bella Vita Bistro and Catering, 1304 S. Stewart St.

Songwriters in the Round from 6 to 9 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Fridays.

An open mic night at 7 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Hindsight from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

The California Cowboys at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Stand-up comedy by Howie Nave at 8 p.m. at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at carsoncomedyclub.com or the casino's guest service center.

Adrenaline from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Saturday

Sheppard Darquea from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Rocky Tatterelli on Saturdays.

Ol' School at the Zen Den Stage at 7 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Hindsight from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Lee Kennedy at 8 p.m. at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St.

Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

The California Cowboys at 8 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

Stand-up comedy by Howie Nave at 8 p.m. at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at carsoncomedyclub.com or the casino's guest service center.

Adrenaline from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Tuesday

Denver Saunders at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 N., Minden.

DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 11 at The Fox Brewpub, 310 S. Carson St.

Mile High Jazz Band from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Have an entertainment event? Send it to jmcmanus@nevadaappeal.com.