More hot August music and chances to give

The "Backpack Attack" drive continues. This program has assisted children throughout the Carson area who can't afford the cost of a $20 backpack and the essential supplies that children need to learn.

If you can, please donate. The children in our town need your help, so grab a backpack and some crayons, erasers, pencils, scissors, note pads, glue sticks and folders and make a child smile.

WHAT: New backpacks for children from 6-18 years old and items for school such as paper, pencils, binders, crayons, color pencils, etc.

DROP-OFF SITES: CARSON CITY: Platinum+ Salon & Spa, 716 N. Carson St., Ste. 110; Kummer Kaempfer Law Firm, 510 W. Fourth St.; Capital Ford Mercury, 3660 S. Carson St.; Realty Executives, 1071 S. Carson St. RENO: Kummer Kaempfer Law Firm, 5585 Kietzke Lane.

WHEN: Through Aug. 29

CONTEST: Every time you drop off a backpack you are entered into a raffle drawing. The grand prize is the spa package from Platinum+ valued at $250.

CONTACT: For details about this program, call Sally Zola at (775) 720-5973 or Loretta Roche at (775) 246-7480.

Do you have a July or August birthday and are you an Elks Member? If so, come join the Carson City Elks Club Happy Birthday dinner night.

Enjoy Indian tacos, Spanish rice and a happy birthday dessert. Of course all Elks born in July or August eat free. All other Elks and their guests, children, grandchildren and friends cost a small fee, but the fun is well worth it.

Join the Carson City Elks in wishing all of their brothers & sisters a happy birthday!

WHAT: Happy Birthday Elks Day

WHERE: Elks Lodge, corner of Robinson and North Nevada streets

WHEN: Friday

COST: $7 per person. Children 6 and under free.

CONTACT: Call the Lodge at (775) 882-2177 for more information.

Carson Sertoma Club Football Book program is now under way and anyone can join by purchasing a book for $20.

You receive a square for each Monday Night Football Game, winners based on final score. You can win $50 per game.

These books help raise money for children of Carson City.

WHAT: Carson Sertoma Club Football Book

WHERE: Decades Lounge and Q's Restaurant

WHEN: Monday Night Football

COST: $20

CONTACT: Frank Taylor at (775) 885-7579 for more information.

Artown is over, but you can enjoy artists right here in Carson City at the fifth annual Art at the Greenhouse Garden Center.

There will be a wide variety of art in oils, pastels, watercolors, stained and fused glass, gourd art, jewelry, and folk art. Chuck Wayne will be providing soothing jazz sounds on his keyboard, and Brenda Lockie-Knight will be providing beautiful music on her harp as you stroll through the beautiful flowers and running fountains.

You can also help support the Carson High School Band program. The band boosters will be selling hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks for a nominal donation.

Finally, come give blood at the Blood Mobile that will be set up that day. Greenhouse Garden Center owner Dave Ruff will be giving all people donating that day 20 percent off up to $100 of purchases. Visit all of the artists and vote for your favorite ones.

WHAT: Greenhouse Garden Center's 5th Annual Art at the Greenhouse Art Show and Sale.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23

WHERE: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

CONTACT: Mary at 882-8600 or e-mail for questions or to make an appointment for donating blood

Next Week: Carson City Active 20-30 Club's annual Lead Them to Learn, a benefit for Carson City's Kids in Transition Program co-hosted by the Brewery Arts Center and the Fremont V.I.P. (Volunteer Inclusion Program) at Fremont Elementary School.

- To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at


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