Out & About: Community Calendar of Events & Activities

We always wonder how we can change things. Sometimes I know I feel my one little action will not make a big difference, but to sit back and just complain and do nothing is far worse. Thank you all for your continued support for our local Super Kmart.

I was astounded to hear that the Carson City School District's Nutrition Services, directed by Carol Sheeks and her assistant Bonnie Eastwood, teamed up with the Department of Education and the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada to serve 19,285 nutritional lunches during June, July and August for children attending the club. What a great program to help ensure children receive a good meal during the summer.


What: Carson City Kiwanis

When: 6-11 p.m. March 29

What: Sick of the winter blues? Come shake them away with hula dancers during the 16th annual Hawaiian Paradise. Great dining and raffle prizes -- don't miss out. Call to reserve your place in the sun.

Where: Carson Nugget

Proceeds benefit: Kiwanis' many projects throughout the year

Contact: Rosemary Krystofiak, 881-1111; or Ray Frederick, 841-7347

Cost: $40 per person, or reserve a table of 10 for $380

E-mail: www.carsoncitykiwanis.com

What: Ron Wood Family Resource Center tutoring by students from Western Nevada Community College

Time: Minimum of four weeks' commitment, three hours per week. Tutors will receive an educational award for participating in the program.

Help needed: Volunteer to help tutor middle and high school students in Carson City. Project LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Academic Development Program) is a partnership among the school district, Nevada Hispanic Services, Boys and Girls Club, Ron Wood Family Resource Center and AmeriCorps VISTA.

Contact: Florence L. Neff, 884-2269

What: Northern Nevada Nurses Association District I

When: Now until March 20

What: Items for Easter boxes for students ages 4-12. Shoeboxes will be available for nurses to give children in need.

Drop-off site: St. Paul Lutheran Family Church, 1201 North Saliman Road; or call Nellie at 882-3020.

Needed: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair ribbons, shoe laces, decks of cards, washable makeup kits, marbles, gift certificates to McDonald's and Baskin Robbins, small carrying cases, little books, Matchbox cars, small stuffed animals, small dictionaries, portable games, alarm clocks, fingernail polish, hotel/motel shampoos and soaps, coloring books, crayons -- anything for a child that will fit into a shoe box. Shoe boxes also needed.

Contact: Betty Razor, 841-2208

Next Week: Noon Rotary Fund-raiser. Leave open Feb. 22; we know the food will be fabulous because Adele's Restaurant will cater it. Stay tuned E

Contact me with your information at kimriggs@att.net.


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