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If you want to help support our local schools and enjoy a night of beautiful music, come listen to the amazingly talented Carson High School choir and jazz band perform at Empire Elementary School.

Christina Bourne, Miss Nevada 2003, will be there helping Robin Link and Mary Law raise funding for Space Camp.

Empire Elementary "Reaching for the Stars" Concert

WHAT: Great music from talented students

WHERE: Empire Elementary School, Monte Rosa Dr.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday

COST: $5 per person

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Students to attend Space Camp

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is kicking off the "Bigs in Schools" mentoring program in Douglas County.

You can help by mentoring students at Carson Valley Middle School and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.

Come volunteer once a week for only an hour, right at the school, either at lunchtime or after school. It is fun and easy to be a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Adults and high school students both make excellent candidates "Bigs." You can change the life of a local child while being "an undercover kid" yourself!

The facts show that having a mentor improves school attitude, performance, lowers the involvement of drugs, gangs and violence. Having a mentor really can make a huge impact. Little Moments, Big Magic.

You Can Be a Hero in a Child's Life

WHAT: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada orientation

WHERE: Carson Valley Middle School

WHEN: 11:15 a.m. Thursday

CONTACT: Carol Scott at orcscott@bbbsnn.org or (775) 283-0606

WEB SITE: www.bbbsnn.org

The annual Carson City Library Oktoberfest is coming up. Time to enjoy tasty grilled German sausages " provided by Carson City's own Sausage Factory " delicious pretzels, harvest brews and German wines, delicious desserts, and family fun. The fundraiser will benefit the Carson City Library.

Friends of the Carson City Library will also be hosting a premier book sale, guests can stroll through the craft fair (just in time for the holidays) and children can find fun and games at various youth venues.

Don't forget to come hungry and join the contests which include an ice cream eating, a stein holding, and the chicken dance contest.

Guests are invited to wear traditional dress.

10th annual Carson City Library Oktoberfest

WHAT: Family fun, great food, crafts, books and contests

WHERE: Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4

CONTACT: Andrea Moore at (775) 887-2244 ext.1019

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Carson City Library

This event is all about our local little performers from ages 5 and up. Sign up your especially talented singer, dancer or jugglers for the annual Wild Horse Children's Theater "Cabaret Kids."

If they have dazzled you, balanced balls on their nose, did stand-up comedy at the last family function come on down and join the "Cabaret Kids."

Performances are held the second Friday of every month in a cabaret style review Comma Coffee.

They will also be accepting donations for Kyra Conway Scholarship Fund, and 100 percent of the money goes right back to assisting children dreams of becoming a shining star.

Kyra died from complications from the flu and her mother, Danielle, lost her fight with cancer, but their true passions live on indefinitely with this scholarship fund by helping give every child shine like a star.

Wild Horse Children's Theater

WHAT: "Cabaret Kids"

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 10 or Nov. 14

WHERE: Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

CONTACT: E-mail wildhorsearts@aol.com or call 887-0438 to sign up.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Kyra Conway Scholarship Fund

WEB SITE: www.wildhorsetheater.com

Next Week: More on local mentoring with Western Nevada College and the Mentor Center Scavenger Hunt.

- To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.

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