Things to do today, Wednesday in Carson City

Here's a list of activities going on today and tomorrow in the Carson City area. For a complete calendar of upcoming events, or to submit your group's events, go to


John Grantham and the New Cool River Band perform at Gold Hill Hotel's Tuesday night special event, 5-8:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel gazebo, 1540 S. Main St., Gold Hill. $25 includes dinner. Call 847-0111.

Swing dancing, 6:30-9:30 p.m., El Charro Avitia's Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St. High Sierra Swing Dance Club sponsors West Coast swing dancing every Tuesday. No partner is required. Call 629-9369 or visit Call 775-629-9369.

"Fame and Fortune," 8-10 p.m., Comma Coffee Courtyard, 312 S. Carson St., Carson City. Jazz and poetry with The Mile High Jazz Band and vocalist Sheryl Adams, plus award winning poets. $5, and free for age 18 and younger. Swing dance instruction is offered from 6-7:30 p.m., indoors for $5 additional. Call 883-4154.

Salsa Dance Class, 6-7:30 p.m., Comma Coffee; 312 S. Carson St. Learn Casino Rueda (Salsa circle dance) with Roberto and Jo Ann; no partner required; $5. Call 883-2662.

Summer Under the Stars - Praise & Worship Concert, 6-8 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, Front Patio, 3000 N. Lompa Lane. Free praise and worship concert, all faiths welcome. Featuring St. Teresa's Terri Bond (Gospel Music Award Winner), Haley Bond (Reno Idol) & Unity Church's Cherie Shipley (Reno Tahoe's Showroom favorite). Fellowship & picnic at 6 p.m. Bring some food, blankets or chairs. Concert at 7 p.m. Event will move inside if inclement weather. 882-1968.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous from 6:30-8 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 300 N. Division St. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Call 775-782-3435.

Community HealthCheck Fair from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Doctor's orders are not required. Included: Comprehensive Metabolic and Lipid Panel, PSA, CBC, TSH, and Hemoglobin A1c. Appointments are required. Call 1-866-284-9355.

Minden Storytime from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Minden Library Castle. The Douglas County Public Library will move Storytime to the Minden library's castle. Children ages three and up are invited to attend. The program includes stories, music and crafts. Call 782-9841.

Muscle Powered Walk from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at McTamahan Hill. Citizens for a Walkable and Bikable Carson City. Must be a member, may join at start of walk. Call 775-315-6763.

Carson Valley Photo Club meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Program and photo contest judging Call 392-0192.

Lone Mountain Writers from 7-9 p.m. at Western Nevada College, 2201 W. College Parkway, Aspen Building 226, Carson City. Members range from beginning writers to those who have published works and have placed highly in national writing contests. There is no membership fee, and all writers are welcome. Call 775-445-3000.

CTRH luncheon meeting from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sarah Winnemucca Hall, Western Nevada College, 2201 W. College Parkway. This luncheon will honor Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary past president. Parking available at the rear of the campus behind the Aspen Building. The program will feature Ed Epperson, CEO of the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Call Rosemary at 882-7057.

Gold Hill Hotel's Tuesday night special event from 5-8:30 p.m. at Gold Hill Hotel gazebo, 1540 S. Main St., Gold Hill. John Grantham and the New Cool River Band perform. Cost is $25 which includes dinner. Call 847-0111.


Ballroom Dance Classes, 11 a.m.-noon, Carson Senior Center, Beverly Way and Long St. Instructed by Thane W. Cornell-Sub-seniors welcome. $5 per class. 885-0552.

Grand Opening of Club Envy Carson City, 9 p.m., 1500 Hot Springs Road, Carson City. Featuring Sister Carol and the Yellow Wall Dub Squad. Free appetizers. 775-882-7757.

TOCCATA 9/11 Memorial Concert, 7-9 p.m., Squaw Valley Chapel. Featured works are Requiem of Gabriel Faure and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3. Soloists include Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, sopranos; Stuart Duke and Chris Nelson, baritones; and Michael Langham, harp. Free. 775-313-9697.

Wednesday Jazz Jam featuring First Take with Rick Metz, 7:30 10:30 p.m., The Firkin & Fox, 310 S. Carson St. Free. 772-5930.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes, 6-9 p.m., Johnson Lane Firehouse, 1450 Stephanie Way, Minden. Painters of all levels and those who would like to learn to paint are welcome. 883-7917 or 265-1937.

Carson Sober Youth from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Community Council on Youth, 1711 N. Roop St. Call 775-841-4730.

Farmers Market from

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Call 782-9828.

9-Ball Carson City Pool League Fall session starts at 7 p.m. This is the largest and most exciting pool league in the area. Using a handicap system, everyone can play and anyone can win. Beginners welcome. Registration now open Call 775-443-8844.

Rebecca Martin Fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. at McDonalds, 1666 Highway 395, Minden. A fundraiser to help raise money for the Martin family as they struggle with the accident that has put their daughter, Rebecca, in the LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Rebecca, an 11-year old Gardnerville resident, CC Meneley student, and aspiring actress/singer, was hit by a car while crossing a cross walk with her grandmother in Los Angeles. She received a traumatic brain injury, bruised lungs, and a fractured pelvis. She remains in the hospital and is still breathing on a ventilator. McDonalds has agreed to donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the fund during this event. Call 782-8822.

Toddler Storytime from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Douglas County Public Library castle, Minden. Toddler Storytime will be every Wednesday morning through Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Develop a love of reading with your child ages 18 months to 3 years at this five-week library program. Join Miss Maria in the castle for felt-board stories, music and more. Call 782-9841


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