While I am on the road checking out the wine country, Carsonites can enjoy a day of fine wines and touring beautiful estates at Franktown.
Western Nevada Community College Foundation is hosting its annual fund-raiser at Thunder Canyon. The day will have a relaxed atmosphere as five homeowners open their houses for grand tours. The homes offer magnificent mountain, golf course and lake views. Each reflects a unique look into its owners' lifestyles, special interests and art treasures.
Following the tour, several wine distributors will pour a variety of special wines with hors d' oeuvres on the upper patio of Thunder Canyon Golf Course, over looking Slide Mountain. There is limited space so call early.
The Elks Lodge is presenting its annual Flag Day honoring the American flag and what it stands for. The service will be presented by Boy Scout Troop No. 341. A traditional barbecue of hot dogs and hamburgers will follow.
Karson Kruzers are crusin' for you to join the fun at Fuji Park for the annual "Rung What Cha Brung" classic car show.
Jack Andersen says there are more than 275 automobiles registered. The event includes two nights of street dancing and a downtown cruise. Take the children to check out the cars then enjoy the park's new play equipment and other improvements by the Carson City Recreation Department. To register your classic car or find out more about the Karson Kruzers, call Andersen at 882-0829.
OUT & ABOUT
Who: Western Nevada Community College Foundation
When: Thursday, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Thunder Canyon Golf Course clubhouse
What: Franktown Estates Home Tour and Wine Tasting. Magnificent homes, wine tasting, hors d' oeuvres and the view from Thunder Canyon Golf Course.
Contact: Chairwoman Joann Sheerin, 445-3420
Cost: $35 per ticket: Visa or Mastercard accepted by calling the foundation, checks and cash accepted.
Who: Carson City Elks Lodge
When: Saturday, noon
Where: 515 N. Nevada St.
What: Flag Day ceremony presented by the lodge and the Boy Scouts. Followed by a barbecue.
Cost: Ceremony free
Proceeds benefit: Several community projects throughout the year.
Contact: Lodge Manager Nita Yeager, 882-2177
Who: Karson Kruzers
When: June 27, 28 and 29
Time: Friday's street dance in front of the Carson Mall 6-11 p.m.; Saturday's Car Show at Fuji Park 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m, car parade down Carson Street at 6:30 -7:30 p.m., street dance in the Carson Nugget parking lot from 7-11 p.m.; Sunday's Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. with a prize of $150, awards ceremony at noon at Fuji Park.
What: Cars, dancing, children's play area, cruising and food.
Cost: Free to spectators, $70 to enter a vehicle.
Contact: Jack Andersen, 882-0829
Who: Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada
When: Weekdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in summer.
Where: 673 S. Stewart St.
What: For ages 7 to 18. Field trips, arts and crafts, sports, computers and a large game room.
Cost: Membership is $10 per year ; scholarships are available.
Who: Carson City Aquatic Center
Where: 841 N. Roop St.
What: Swimming and water activities. Open swim hours are weekdays 1-4:30 p.m. and 6:45 -8:30 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 12:30- 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Adult punch cards 10 visits, $22.50. Children and seniors punch cards 10 visits, $15.
Call: Carson City Aquatic Facility, 887-2242
Next week: Ron Wood Resource Center teams up with a new food bank to help seniors, women and children. Advocates To End Domestic Violence gets ready to put some taste in the downtown area.
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