Out & About

The Farmers Market is back at the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park. A friend and I walked down to check out the fresh fruit and vegetables, and they had some great produce and cute arts and crafts booths.

It is every Wednesday, and, believe me, it was packed at opening time. We moseyed on in an hour before closing at 7:30 p.m. However, if you want to get the best produce before everyone else, the market opens at 3:30 p.m.

Speaking of fresh produce, there is a great program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services and the Nevada Division of Aging Services. This program provides fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors in Carson, Gardnerville, Minden, Dayton, Virginia City, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Lockwood, Fallon, Winnemucca and Hawthorne.

Call the Ron Wood Family Resource Center for the new food program to help seniors and women with young children or infants. The next seminar to qualify is coming soon, and the food packages will start in July.

If your interest is cars, cruising and dancing, schedule a visit to Fuji Park this weekend and check out the Karson Kruzers annual Run What Cha Brung classic car show. Festivities include free dancing Friday and Saturday and the downtown car parade with the Kruzers.

However, cars are not the only reasons, to check out Fuji Park. At 1 p.m. Saturday there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the picnic pavilion to celebrate improvements to the park. It looks great. A big thank you for a job well done goes to all the people at Carson City's Parks and Recreation Department.

Out & About Events

Who: Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Ron Wood Family Resource Center

When: Friday is the next qualification seminar.

Where:: 625 Fairview Drive

What: Nevada has just approved and will soon enroll participants for the program, which provides a food package each month to eligible people in Washoe, Churchill and Carson City counties.

Cost: Free

Contact: Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 884-2269

Who: Karson Kruzers

When: Friday through Sunday

Where and what: Friday's street dance in front of Carson Mall 6-11 p.m. Saturday's Car Show at Fuji Park 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Parade down Carson Street at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday's street dance held at the Carson Nugget parking lot from 7-11 p.m. Sunday's Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. with award ceremonies at noon at Fuji Park.

Contact: Jack Andersen, 882-0829

Who: Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

When: 9 a.m. -3 p.m. weekdays

Where:: Volunteers from RSVP will be at the Carson Community Center to help seniors sign up.

What: Produce for prequalified seniors; must be age 60 or older with an annual income at or below $16,391 for one person or $22,089 for couples. Call to find out more on qualifications.

Call: 887-4680

Who: Farmers Market

When: 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays

Where:: Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park

What: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, outdoor sculptures, fresh squeezed lemonade and flowers.

Call: 687-7410

E-mail: carsoncity.com

Next week: We have two great golf tournaments in August. I will be giving players a heads up on great golf, wonderful food from Mo and Sluggo's, plus help for two great scholarship programs. National Best Sellers has informed me Wine and Roses is back. Stay tuned for more on when and where. In addition, there are some fun programs to help Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Please contact me at: kimriggs@att.net


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