Out & About: Community Calendar Of Events & Activities

I have had one of those amazing weeks. It must be something to do with St. Patrick's Day!

I received a thank-you from Betty Razor, president of the Nevada Nurses Association. She said, "We live in a wonderful community of loving and caring people." Her statement sums up this town perfectly.

Thank you all for the numerous donations to help the nurses put together more than 65 boxes of all types of goodies for children and a Hug-a-Bear handmade by the Nevada Bell Pioneers Group. With everyone's efforts, these "keepsake treasure boxes" will be distributed throughout Carson and Douglas for children in need during Easter week.

I also want to thank Capitol City Loans owner Bill Burnaugh for asking Super Kmart again to help local children. I will miss Kmart and the all the wonderful ways they have helped the community. I truly appreciate this last effort in providing a special discount on 200 pairs of shoes and 25 new jackets, which Mr. Burnaugh purchased for needy children. If your child needs a coat or jacket, please call me at 283-2053.

Who: CASA of Carson City

When: Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

What: The Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services, the Nevada Training Partnership, UNR School of Social Work with funding from by the Task Force for a Healthy Child, and Soroptimists of Carson City will present Saul Singer. He will speak on "best practice" case management theory, and techniques and assessment of the quality and effectiveness of service-based, state-of-the-art skill methods of social work.

Contact: Chris Bayer at 882-6776, e-mail casaofcc@earthlink.net

Cost: Free, with advance registration.

Who: St. Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church

When: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday

Where: 5335 Snyder Ave.

What: Enjoy the annual St. Joseph Celebration event hosted by the church. Have a fun family day and enjoy delicious food in honor of St. Joseph's Table: pasta, pizza, salad, desserts and beverages.

Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for children over the age of 5.

Contact: The parish office at 882-1967 for more information or directions

Who: Community Council on Youth's third annual volunteer fair

When: March 26, 3-7 p.m.

Where: Carson City Community Center gymnasium

What: More than 20 organizations that depend on volunteers are registered. Come see what they offer and how you can help. Free food provided by the Salvation Army.

Cost: Free

Contact: Coalition coordinator Pauline Kiser, 841-4730

Next Week: Remember, with the weather being rainy, Kiwanis' Evening in the Tropics is March 29. Call 881-1111. Soroptimist International Comedy Night is April 5. Advocate's to End Domestic Violence's Taste of Downtown is June 21.

Contact me with your organization's information at kimriggs@att.net


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