Out & About: Community Calendar Of Events & Activities

School is almost over and summer events are pouring in. There are plenty of activities for everyone.

Jill Tingy, program director of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H Club met with Penny Reynolds, Carson High's Culinary Arts director. Jill decide to help get 4-H involved in a joint project with Carson High School.

Penny had stated that she would like her students to have more opportunities to prepare, cook and present meat in the culinary classes. However, each year Penny only has enough money set aside to purchase one steer, and it is usually gone by October.

Here is Jill's great idea that you can help with. The 4-H club members take responsibility in raising lambs, pigs and steers to be auctioned at the Nevada State Fair livestock sale. Before the sale, you can to through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and request a buyer's contract and other information on purchasing an animal. The approximate cost for purchasing a lamb is $500, a pig is $700 and a steer is $1,200.

If you would like to donate the animal purchased, they will give it to the aspiring chefs at Carson High School.

I have one better for service groups like Rotary or Kiwanis: Purchase a steer and schedule your next meeting at the Culinary Arts restaurant at Carson High and watch your money go full circle, plus a great meal.

To find out where's the beef, check the information below.

If your child has asthma, please do not miss this information. I received a call from Louise Martin, who is back at the helm of the American Lung Association. Louise was kind enough to give me all the information for "Camp Breathe Easy." This camp is for children between the ages of 7-14 to learn how to manage their asthma while having fun in a camp setting at Mammoth Lakes.

In addition, for the first time here in Carson City at Mills Park, there will be a one-day asthma camp for children between the ages of 5-13. All the children will learn about asthma while having fun. Do not miss the event it could teach your child life saving information.

As I promised, you can save on photo processing from Smith's Grocery Store. The photo manager, Pam, has promised a $2 rebate on any middle school and high school graduations. Pam stated any rolls that have photos of graduation would get a rebate directly at the register. Thanks, Pam!

Finally, if you just want to sit at Sand Harbor and read a book this summer. Do not forget next week's big Scholastic Warehouse Sale at Fritsch Elementary.

Out & About

Who: Fritsch Elementary

When: Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fritsch Elementary School multipurpose room

What: Scholastic Warehouse Sale. Everything will be 50 percent off the cover price. Come check out the bargains.

Contact: Kathleen O'Neil, 283-1443

Who: 4-H Club, Northern Nevada Cooperative Extension and CHS Culinary Arts Program

When: Now until the Aug. 24

Where: Nevada State Fair

What: At the livestock sale, purchase an animal and donate it to the Carson High School Culinary Arts Program.

Cost: Varies depending on the animal purchased.

Contact: Roger and Marena Works, 885-2021

Who: American Lung Association of Nevada's Children Asthma Camps

When: One-day camp in Carson City Aug. 8, "Camp Breathe Easy" Aug. 16 -19

Where: One Day Camp is at Mills Park in Carson City. Camp Breathe Easy is at Jack Hazard, Mammoth Lakes

What: Asthma camp provides youth an opportunity to learn to manage their asthma while having fun.

Cost: For Camp Breathe Easy, contact Louise Martin. The cost for the one-day camp in Carson City will be $25 and $10 for each additional child. If you need financial assistance, call about scholarships.

CONTACT: Louise Martin, 829-5864. E-mail: l.martin@lungs.org

Next Week: Taste of Downtown, coming soon. Get your tickets because they are going quick. Please contact me with your organization information at: kimriggs@att.net


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