Out & About

With children starting back to school Tuesday, make sure you remember to slow down in the school zones. After-school programs are so very important to many parents and children, and the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada is gearing up for the KIDS Auction and World's Greatest BBQ. This 10th annual fund-raiser brings in more than $100,000 to help with operating budget.

Listen to the Drifters as you look over tables loaded with artwork and merchandise donated to raise funds for the club. To help donate auction items or attend, see below.

Not all schoolchildren qualify for the Carson City School District's Homeless Program to receive a new pair of shoes. The Carson City Jaycees will have the fifth annual No Holds Barred Chili/Salsa Cook-off and Beer Tasting fund-raiser. Money will go to the "Happy Feet" program, which puts new shoes on needy children's feet in the Carson City area. There will be lots of food, arts and crafts, live music, plus more than 15 beers for tasting (and purchasing). The Jaycees are looking for chili/salsa competitors and craft vendors.

Members of Soroptimist International of Carson City and the

Carson Advocates for Cancer Care are planning the second annual Strokes for Hopes Golf Tournament, which sold out last year. It raised $17,000 after expenses, and organizers are hoping to receive even more to help provide mammograms for an estimated 1,500 women between the ages of 40 and 49 who are underinsured or

not insured. More information on this event is coming.

National Best Sellers Real Estate' "Boot Scootin' BBQ" is Sept. 20 at the Governor's Mansion from 5 to 9 p.m. David John and the Comstock Cowboys will play, and Molly's Gourmet Catering provides the grub. Reserved tickets are $400 for a table of eight, and Cowpoke tickets are $35 each. Raffle tickets are five for $20.

Gov, Kenny Guinn will speak at the Carson City Republican Central Committee Thursday.

WHO: Carson City Republican Central Committee

WHAT: Gov. Kenny Guinn speaks

WHEN: Thursday

TIME: Social time, 6:45 p.m., meeting, 7

WHERE: Plaza Hotel, second floor

801 S. Carson Street

COST: Free

WHO: Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 6

WHERE: Mills Park Pavilion

TIME: 3 p.m.

WHAT: Barbecue, hosted cocktails, auction and concert by the


COST: $75

PHONE: Boys & Girls Club, 882-8820; Carson Station, 883-0900; and

Pi-on Plaza, 883-9000

WHAT: Information on the Strokes for Hope Golf Tournament by Soroptimist International of Carson City and the Carson Advocates for Cancer Care

WHEN: Sept. 10

WHERE: KPTL radio (1300 AM)

TIME: noon-1 p.m.

WHO: Carson City Jaycees

WHEN: Sept. 20

WHERE: Third and Carson streets

TIME: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COST: Free, $3 chili/salsa-tasting starter kits; $10 beer-

tasting wrist band.

PHONE: Lori Brown, 882-7207

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Happy Feet program

WHO: National Best Sellers

WHAT: Boot Scootin' BBQ

WHEN: Sept. 20

WHERE: Governor's Mansion

TIME: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHAT: Music by David John and the Comstock Cowboys, food by Molly's Gourmet Catering

COST: Reserved tickets $400 for a table of eight; Cowpoke tickets $35 each.

CONTACT: Mary Jo or Valerie, 883-8500

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Advocates, Safe Grad Night, Carson and Dayton's Meals on Wheels, CASA and GROW.

Next week: More on Strokes for Hope and the Boot Scootin' BBQ .

Contact Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.


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