Community briefs

After-hours phone outages for city offices on Tuesday

The telephone system for city offices will be undergoing modifications starting at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Most of the city's telephones will not be working while these improvements are being made.

It is anticipated that telephones will be returned to working status by 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Emergency services, including the Sheriff's Office, the Fire Department, and 911 service, will not be affected.

Free elder caregiver training in Carson

A free workshop on caring for older adults will be from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday in the Pinion Pine Room at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr. Please use east entrance for best access.

The workshop will cover finding aging and disability resources on the Internet, learning stress reduction and self-care techniques to better care for yourself while caring for another and how to work effectively with older adults experiencing the loss of a loved one or their own abilities.

The program is intended for those caring for an elderly friend or family member as well as professions.

Registration is free on a space-available basis for those registering by Sept. 21 and includes program materials. Continuing medical education credit is available for a $15 fee.

Contact Diann Jones at 682-8470 for more information or to register.

Southern rock band to give free concerts

The Jeremy Leslie Band will bring its southern rock/ country music to the Casino Fandango Cabaret stage for a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

The Jeremy Leslie Band playlist is a bluesy blend of southern rock and country. Their hit list includes "Til The Hurting Starts Again," "Trail of Tears," and "Cowgirl Tough."

Friday and Saturday, the band will play at Carson City Harley Davidson as part of Street Vibrations. That concert starts at 1 p.m. both days at the business at 2900 Research Way.

Golf tournament fights breast cancer

Soroptimist International of Carson City and Great Basin Imaging invite golfers to the eighth annual Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on Saturday at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Check-in time is 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee is $80 for either the East or West course and includes green fee, golf cart and barbecue.

The event includes raffle prizes, contests, games and prizes such as hole-in-one, beat the pro, closest to the line and closest to the pin contests, lowest and highest score, and casino holes.

For more information, call Dixie Busch at 882-3051.

Explore Afghanistan at the library

The Carson City Library will present Explore Afghanistan @ Your Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, in the library auditorium. Lailoma Mobaligh will present the program.

Mobaligh was born in Afghanistan. She has practiced nursing in Pakistan and has worked as a dental assistant in the United States. She and her husband own and operate their own business in Carson City. She is concerned about Afghanistan's environment, the treatment of women and children's education.

The library is located at the corner of Roop and Washington streets. Call 887-2244 or go to

CTRH Foundation gala tickets on sale

Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Foundation is celebrating 60 years of caring for the community with a gala from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 24 at Genoa Lake Golf Club and Resort.

The event features a reception, gourmet dinner, unique auction items, music, dancing, and great company. Tickets to the gala are $150 per person (40 percent is tax deductible).

Raffle tickets are on sale now: $10 for one or $50 for six tickets.

All proceeds support the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.

Gala tickets and or raffle tickets can be purchased at the Medical Center Gift Shop, call 775-445-5161 or e-mail For more information, go to


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