Community briefs

Carson City

Go to visitors bureau site to win lunch with Hunt

The Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering visitors to their Web site a chance to win lunch with Nevada's No. 2 lawmaker at one of her favorite Carson City restaurants.

The prize package for the winner and a guest includes dining with Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt at Adele's Restaurant and Lounge. In addition, the winner and a guest will receive a night's accommodations at the Best Western PiƱon Plaza Resort.

The Web site promotion is the third in a series of "only in Carson City" offers. Others include a stint as assistant engineer on the V&T Railroad during a steam-up and a private tour of the Nevada State Museum with its curator.

Web contest entries are free, quick and easy. Click on, hit Enter Now, and fill out the entry form to Win Lunch with Hunt. The winner will be selected Dec. 16.

Holiday concert by Capital City band

The Capital City Community Band will open its 27th concert season at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.

The concert will feature holiday favorites, marches and traditional band music.

The concert, under the direction of Richard Doede, is free and sponsored, in part, by the Carson City Department of Parks and Recreation.

For information call 883-2219.

City seeks applicants to serve on river committee

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the Carson River Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice on matters concerning the development, maintenance, management and operation of the Carson River. There is one opening for a property owner of less than 20 acres (within a reasonable proximity to the Carson River Corridor).

The term for the position expires January 2007.

Applicants should be aware that a minimum commitment of up to 10 hours per month is expected. All members serve without compensation.

The board of supervisors will appoint qualified persons to the committee who are residents and registered voters in Carson City.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications submitted to this office will be considered public information. Applications are located on or call 887-2100.

Parents for Quality Education Forum meeting on Tuesday

The third forum sponsored by Parents for Quality Education is scheduled from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the library of Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St.

All are invited to attend. The moderator is Roger Kirkland.

Panel members include Kenneth Moen, publisher/editor of Northern Nevada Family Life magazine; Chuck Muth, Citizens Outreach, Inc.; Len Semas, publisher of Sierra Sage; Pat Carpenter, principal of Empire Elementary School; David Gamble, district court judge in Douglas County; David Huffmire, vice principal of Wooster High School and parents Luis Vega and Garry Hamilton.

For more information, call Ann Bednarski at 882-3854 or Sheila Ward at 883-1362.

Virginia City

Victorian shopping today at Fourth Ward

The Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City is offering shopping in the museum gift store from 6-8 p.m. tonight after the Parade of Lights.

For information, call Barbara Mackey 847-0975.

Victorian Christmas begins on Comstock

Virginia City is celebrating a monthlong Victorian Christmas Party during Christmas on the Comstock.

Today is the big day to create Christmas memories in Virginia City.

Bring your camera and pose with Father Christmas and the Virginia City Living Legends for your own personal Christmas cards at the Visitors Center on C Street

Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stay for the Parade of Lights at 5 p.m., then celebrate Christmas Victorian style at the Fourth Ward School.

Pipers Opera House is presenting "The Nutcracker" ballet with two performances at 2 and 7. p.m.

Friday, the Comstock Cowboys "Christmas in the Sierra" concert is at Piper's Opera House.

Enjoy dinner at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m.

Dinner and show tickets are $35 or adults $25 for seniors and children under 8.

Or get a family package of tickets for $70 that covers two adults and two children or seniors.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for all ages.

On Dec. 17, there will be a gingerbread auction and social at the Delta Saloon with gingerbread houses on display.

Taste a few free hors d'oeuvres and sweets.

Shop in the largest outdoor Victorian-themed mall with more than 60 merchants with a chance to win $1,000 in Merchant Money.

For additional information, contact Virginia City Tourism, 847-0311.


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