Nevada Briefly 12/19

Free workshop for language tutors today

The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is holding a tutor training workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 Winnie Lane.

The nonprofit organization pairs trained community volunteers with students for English instruction. Tutors provide one-on-one instruction in the students' homes at no cost.

The training workshop is free. Refreshments will be served.

More than 100 people in the Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden and Dayton area are looking for a tutor to teach them English. Training takes one hour.

Program director Florence Phillips said the ESL tutoring program has achieved tremendous success, including students who have earned their GEDs and 53 students who have gone on to become U.S. citizens.

In addition to Spanish, tutors work with students speaking a variety of other languages, including people from Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Brazil and China.

For more information, call 888-2021.

Library Foundation plans New Year's bash

The Carson City Library Foundation's New Year's Eve party will be hosted by Mayor Bob and Susan Crowell from 6-9 p.m. at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 N. Stewart St. in Carson City.

Ring in the new year big-apple style with uptown hors d'oeuvres, no-host cocktail, music and silent auction and festive decor.

Tickets are $50 per ticket and seating is limited. Proceeds will go toward building a new downtown library. Call 885-9807 or go to

Seeliger hosting Christmas tree fundraiser

The second annual Seeliger Elementary School Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser is back by popular demand, and will begin Dec. 27 continuing through Jan. 3. Volunteers will pick Christmas trees up from your home (Carson City area only) and deliver it to a recycling facility where it will then be processed into mulch for ground cover. The mulch generated from the trees will be available to Carson City residents at no charge. Donations will help support the Seeliger Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Organization. Recommended donation is $5. Signup or learn more by e-mailing the PTO at:


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