Out & About: Community Calendar of Events & Activities

As for saying it was quiet lately in Carson City, I definitely spoke too soon. We have some excellent organizations that really need help.

First, a quick apology to Cathy Blankenship, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, for my faux pas of twice calling it Northern Nevada. Manager Diane McCoy of the Boys & Girls Club said they had a large response of needed items and cash donations for the community. McCoy thanks everyone for the help.

I also want to thank all the employees at National Best Sellers and its owner, Jenny Lopiccolo, for again sponsoring gifts for mothers and their children at Advocates to End Domestic Violence. What wonderful gifts you provided: Target and Smith's certificates, stocking stuffers from The Treasure Basket and Platinum Salon for a makeover. That is such a wonderful program you enable behind the scenes.

If you would like to help, read onE


Who: CASA of Carson City

What: Separation, Placement & Reunification: An invaluable training involving workers, foster parents, child-care workers helping to explore the effects and trauma about crisis intervention with guest speaker Bert Peterson, MSW.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 22-24

Where: Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Nevada St.

Sponsored by: The Nevada State Division of Child & Family Services, Nevada Training Partnership, UNR School of Social Work, Task Force for the Fund of Healthy Nevada and Soroptimist International of Carson City.

Cost: Free, if you register in advance.

Contact: Chris Bayer

Call: 882-6776

Who: Fritsch Elementary School

What: Mentors and tutors for specific students for a minimum of nine weeks, one hour per week.

Where: 504 Bath St.

Contact: Family/child coordinator Bridgette Dean

Call: 283-1412

Note: Volunteers for the Carson City School District need to be fingerprinted with the school district. This is a free service. Call for an appointment 283-2000

Who: SBC TelecomPioneers

When: Through March 31

What: Book drive for needy students to read in motel situations.

Where: Drop-off sites: CCSD District Office, Fremont and Seeliger elementary schools, Les Schwab Tires, Custom Office Supply, Creekside Deli, Hitchin' Post Western Store, SBC TelecomPioneers Reno and Carson Area, St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Contact: Lee Radtke

Call: 885-8166

Next Week: Kiwanis of Carson City has tickets to "paradise" on sale. Stay tuned for information on the 16th annual luau. Noon Rotary is also very busy with the Rotary Teacher of the Year award and its big fund-raiser for many scholarships.

Please contact me with your information at kimriggs@att.net.


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