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I think it's important to thank the community members after they've supported a fundraiser, to let them know how much they helped.

The Carson High School Baseball Hair Cut-A Thon brought to the team $2,200.

A special thank-you to the stylists who stayed there from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. cutting for free: Sharon McCulley, Renee McCulloch and owner of Attitudes Salon, Brandi Plattsmier. Also, I wanted to thank all the coaches and players who hung out all day helping, and meeting the people who came in to support their team.

I am always amazed how this town steps in for so many great causes.

Coming up, we have the annual Cracker Box/Adele's Golf Tournament - even the name sounds tasty.

Community Counseling Center has two of the city's finest gentlemen, Charlie Abowd and Jerry Massad, putting on the tournament.

It's not until May 6, but I am putting it in early because I know it sells out very quickly. So if you want to have a great time, while supporting the Community Counseling Center, this is the tournament.

WHAT: The annual Cracker Box Adele's Golf Tournament

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

WHEN: May 6

CONTACT: Mary Bryan at the Community Counseling Center at 882-3945


Speaking of golf and children, Empire Ranch Golf Course has a new head golf professional, Terry Gingell, and he has started some great year-round programs for children wanting to learn golf.

It's a game that can last a lifetime. All my children took lesson from Terry as kids, and they still play today.

So check out not only the new junior program, but the adult ones as well at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

WHAT: Empire Ranch Golf Course's Junior Year-Round Golf Program for ages 7-17

WHEN: April trough September

WHERE: Empire Golf Ranch, 1875 Fair Way

COST: $190

CONTACT: Terry Gingell at 885-2100 or 690-7970


It's that time when the children start getting spring fever.

Here's an opportunity to channel that energy.

The new Wild Horse Theater Productions Children program's is hosting "Museum Idol" to find the best singers, dancer, jugglers and other talented kids in the community.

It's open to all kindergarten through eighth-graders in town. What a great idea, and a way we can promote more local talent and children in positive venues.

WHAT: Wild Horse Children Theater presents "Museum Idol"

WHERE: Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St.

WHEN: Auditions are 3 p.m. April 21. Competition will be 4-6 p.m. May 12

CONTACT: Call (775) 443-5587 or (775) 887-0438

WEB SITE: wildhorsearts@aol.com


It's time to celebrate another great organization that dared to introduce music to our town. The Mile High Jazz Band, which formed in 1997 and has played monthly at Comma Coffee, is celebrating its sixth anniversary.

You can enjoy vocalist Sheryl Adams and anniversary cake, as well as wonderful music and a little swing jazz instruction.

It is truly amazing the wonderful things that this group has done for the arts.

WHAT: Mile High Jazz Band presents April Jazz Anniversary Concert

WHERE: Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

WHEN: 8 -10 p.m. Tuesday

COST: $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Association; and free for age 18 and under. Swing-dance instruction, 6-7:30 p.m. is $5 additional.

CONTACT: Mile High Jazz Band at (775) 883-4154

WEB SITE: www.MileHighJazz.com.

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