Celebrate spring with golf benefits, soccer signups and comedy

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American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) signups have gone high tech. Parents may sign up their children at the Web site below. Walk-in signups will also be done at Carson High School.

Two golf tournaments will help local students. The Eagle Valley Men's Golf Club is hosting its annual golf tournament to help the Carson High golf team. President Marty Ramirez invites players to have fun while supporting up-and-coming pro players. The night before the golf tournament is a no-host cocktail party at the course, at which you can purchase raffle tickets and play Calcutta. If you are interested in the Calcutta, give Josh a call at the Eagle Valley Pro Shop.

The third annual Leahy Tee-It-Up Golf tournament also helps Carson High students. The Patrick & Erin Leahy scholarship is presented every June to a graduate. Scholarship supporter Steven Palazzolo called Lorraine Leahy to say that he cannot make it this year, but wanted to send a check. If you can't make the tournament, but still want to support the scholarship, the information is below.

Soroptimist International is hosting its second annual Comedy Night with complimentary champagne and chocolates. Comedians are Karen Rontowski and Kat Simmons, who has been on "Catch a Rising Star," Fox's comedy tonight and "Candid Camera."

High tea will be served to women wanting to join the Carson City Republican Woman's Club at the Brougher-Bath Mansion.

The Mile High Band will have a wine-tasting event at the Brewery Art center.

Today is the American Red Cross "Introduction to Disaster Services" class at 6 p.m.

Out & About

Who: American Red Cross "Introduction to Disaster Services" class

What: To register and learn about the Red Cross Sierra Nevada Chapter disaster-training program or become a volunteer, go to its Web site

Where: Carson City Fire Department Station No. 1, 777 South Stewart St.,

When: 6 p.m. tonight

Call: Jim Utterback, emergency services director for the Sierra Nevada Chapter, 856-1000, ext. 119

Web site: www.nevada.redcross.org

What: Soroptimist, "Comedy Night" with complimentary champagne and chocolates

Who: Comedians Karen Rontowski and Kat Simmons

When: Saturday - champagne, chocolates and no-host bar at 6:30 p.m.; comedy at 7:30

Where: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Cost: $25

Call: The Carson Horseshoe cashier, 883-2211

Who: Carson High School marching band and flag team benefit

What: Wine tasting presented by Marlo's Fine Wine and Spirits

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Cost: $25

Call: 560-4994

Who: American Youth Soccer Organization

What: Signups for ages 41Ú2 to 18 (as of this July 31). Bring birth certificate.

When: 5:30-8 p.m. April 27 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 15

Cost: $47 for one player and $42 for each additional player. To coach or volunteer, call.

Where: North entrance of Carson High School in the lobby

Call: 882-AYSO (2976)

Web site: www.AYSOCarsonCity.org

Who: Eagle Valley Men's Golf Club

When: April 23 and 24

Where: Cocktails Friday night with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Eagle Valley Golf's West Course Saturday

What: Four-person scramble format with teams formed by a blind draw; players must have a verifiable handicap. Prizes, team Calcutta and optional team skins

Cost: $50, includes greens fee, cart, prize pool entry, food at the no-host cocktail party Friday and cheeseburger and polish dog barbecue after the tournament Saturday.

Call: Jean Bondiett, administrative assistant 887-2334. Entry forms at Eagle Valley Golf.

Proceeds benefit: Carson High School Golf Team

Who: Leahy Tee-it-up Golf Tournament

What: Four-man scramble

Where: Eagle Valley Golf Course - East

When: June 5

Cost: $100

Call: Lorraine or Mike Leahy at 882-4611

Proceeds benefit: Patrick and Erin Leahy UNR Scholarship Fund, 1644 Molly Drive, Carson City, NV 89706; or Attn: Keiko Weil, director of donor relations, 162 UNR-Reno, 127 Mackay Science Building, Reno, NV 89557

Next week: The Sunset Rotary Blood Drive is in May.

Contact me at:kimriggs@att.net


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