Northern Nevada Briefly

Carson City

Tip-A-Cop Thursday

at Applebee's

Applebee's Restaurants host their annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Nevada, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, March 26. Carson City Sheriff's Office will be turning in their handcuffs for serving trays while they volunteer their time to collect as many tips as possible for the athletes. Applebee's Restaurant is located at 3300 S. Carson St. in Carson City. For information, call 882-0222.

Commodity foods to be distributed Friday

RSVP Carson City volunteers will distribute USDA Commodity Foods, 9-11 a.m., Friday, March 27 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Any needy family in Carson City can be eligible. The household must simply sign the "issuance sheet" at the Community Center certifying that their household's annual income does not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. No proof of income is required, only a picture ID/drivers license. Food may be picked up for the homebound or those unable to attend by bringing a signed note from them and their picture ID. For information, call 688-2828 or 687-4680, ext. 0.

Color guard and drumline to compete

Carson High School sponsors the Silver State Silks, Sabers, and Snares Competition, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, Carson High School Gym, 1111 Saliman Road. Costumed Color Guards will be spinning and throwing flags, sabers, and rifles choreographed to music, and drum lines will be performing. Both are from Nevada and Northern California. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children 3 and under are free. Snack bar will be available. For information, call 720-9058.

Lyon County

Republican central committee to meet

Lyon County Republican Central Committee will meet, Saturday, March 28 at the Fernley Senior Center, 1170 W. Newlands Drive, Fernley. All members, guests and interested new members are invited. For direction or information, call 465-2098 or 575-4058.

Douglas County

Play bridge at Senior Center on Wednesday

The Bridge Group meets noon-4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. The group is recruiting alternates and new players to join the group. For information, call 783-6455.

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