Students can submit essays for contest
The Battle Born Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in fifth through 12th grades to submit essays for a contest.
The topics are: Grades 5-8: "I Spy - Espionage During the American Revolution"; Grades 9-12: "How Did the Four Voyages of Columbus Change our Perception of Geography and Alter World Economics?"
Prizes for each grade include a bronze medal, a monetary award and community and school recognition.
The contest is open to all students. Deadline for essays is Jan. 29.
For information and entry forms, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 849--7959.
Youth invited to fly with local pilots
The EAA Sierra Chapter 403 Young Eagles Flight Program will hold an event this Saturday, Jan. 19, for people ages 8-17 at the Carson City Airport.
A complimentary pancake breakfast will be served for the Young Eagle participants at 8:30 a.m. and Young Eagles registration will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by orientation and flying at 10 a.m.
The program builds one-on-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving them a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation by experiencing a flight in a small aircraft and to open doors by providing information on scholarships and resources available for flight training and careers in aviation.
Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle and a photo of them with their pilot.
Their name will then be entered into the "World's Largest Logbook," which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wis.
The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet at www.youngeagles.org.
A Young Eagles event will be held every third Saturday of the month at the Carson Airport. For additional information and to sign up for a flight please contact coordinator, Merry Romine at 849-7959 or her assistant, Sandy Goetze at 742-4912.
Aquatic center adds fitness equipment
The Carson Aquatic Facility has purchased new fitness and weight-room equipment.
An elliptical machine, recumbent bicycle and multistation weight-lifting unit has been added. The weight room includes treadmills, stair steppers, and youth weight-training equipment.
Use of the weight room is included in the pool admission fee. Facility is open year-round for recreation and exercise.
The facility is open Mondays through Saturdays and also offers open swim, lap swim, exercise classes, weight room and swim lessons. Call 887-2242.
Sunday dinner honors Edith Palmer
A Greek-style dinner will be served Sunday in honor of the late Edith Palmer by Heather Beaupre, chef-owner of Secret Service Catering, who also trained with Edith in her kitchen in the '60s. Cocktail hour, with a no-host bar, will begin 4:30 p.m. with dinner served 5:30. The cost is $24 and reservations are required.
Once a month for the next six months another international menu will be presented and served in the old stone dining room.
For information and reservations, call Beaupre at 240-7665 or go online to: www.edithpalmers.com.
Meeting set for scholarship program
The Miss Carson City Scholarship Program will hold an informational meeting for the 2008 pageant at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Round Table Pizza located at Topsy Lane by Bank of America.
The Miss Carson City Scholarship Program is open to young women between the ages of 17-24. Parents are welcome at this meeting. Call 721-2928.
Comic David Spade plays Harrah's
Funnyman David Spade brings his wit to the South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $60 plus tax. Call (800) 786-8208 or see www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com.
Liza Minnelli appears at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Liza Minnelli appears at Harrrah's Lake Tahoe in the South Shore Room 7;30 p.m. Saturday. Minnelli is touring the U.S. and Europe promoting her newest album "Liza's Back!" Tickets are $85 and $125. Call 1-800-786-8208 or see t www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com.