Carson Valley briefly

Take Off Pounds hosts yard sale

A multiple-family yard sale to benefit TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly - will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at 1828 Mountain St. in Carson City.

For more information, call Sylvia Branstiter at 885-9237.

Foundation to celebrate 60 years

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. Prizes include a dream vacation on a Celebrity Cruise ($5,000 value); home improvement project ($5,000 value); or $4,000 cash.

Drawing will take place during the gala and the winner need not be present.

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 info@ctrh.org. For more information, go to www.car

sontahoe.org.

Free square dance night in Genoa

A free beginning square dance class will be offered Tuesday at the Genoa Town Hall.

Larry Ward, who has 25 years choreography experience in Los Angeles, will instruct the class. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Dancing is a fun, friendly, inexpensive way to get together with other folks and not even know you're getting exercise, too.

Beginning Oct. 6, Ward will begin a 22-week square dance course on from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday nights. Cost for the formal course is $5 per person.

For more information, call 775-461-0474.

Best of state featured at 'Spirit' art show

The Spirit of Nevada will be presented in the Nevada Artists Association's annual "Nevada Day Show" starting Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 20. The Spirit of Nevada award will be given to the art work that most represents the Silver State.

Local and regional member artists will be displaying their finest paintings, photography, sculptures and fine jewelry and crafts in the NAA's gallery at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center located at King and Division streets. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 882-6411 or 882-0189 or go online at www.nevada

artists.org.

Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 4

All animals and their friends are invited to a Blessing of the Animals at

9 a.m. Oct. 4 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, corner of Division and Telegraph streets.

Native Nevadan and Native American Stanford Christy, of Paiute and Shoshone heritage will speak briefly on how his culture relates to animals.

The event is in celebration of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, and all creatures great and small are welcome.

A two-sided altar cloth with the theme of Peace and Welcome, Sierra Fall Peaceable Kingdom and Sierra Spring will be dedicated. Information available at 882-1534

Oktoberfest will raise funds for Dayton High

The Dayton High School Boosters will host their first Oktoberfest from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 17 in Old Town Dayton at the Gold Canyon Steakhouse at 160 Main St.

Tickets are $20 in advance and for the price of admission you receive two beers in a souvenir mug, a bratwurst dinner and live entertainment featuring local favorites Bob and Nancy Gardner who often perform at the Gold Dust West.

Tickets can be purchased at Sierra Joe's on U.S. 50 East in Dayton or by contacting Lisa Selmi at 560-9497. Tickets at the door will be $25 each with no guarantee of a souvenir mug.

The money raised at this event will be used to fund DHS student activities and scholarships.

Trained horses available for adoption

The Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse lovers and the general public to a special horse adoption event with corral gates opening at 9 a.m. and adoption starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center off Snyder Ave. on the south side of Carson City.

Saddle-trained horses from the ranges of Nevada will graduate from months of intensive training starting, and all are looking for good homes and enthusiastic owners. This is the last of four saddle-trained horse adoptions scheduled for 2009. The horses are trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program.

Fifteen wild horses from BLM-administered public lands will be offered for adoption. The horses range in age from 3-5 years, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training, and vary in weight and color. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.

A catalog of BLM wild horses offered for this adoption can be viewed at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html.

To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption call, 885-6146.

Seeliger hosts Pumpkin Patch

Seeliger Elementary School's 17th annual Pumpkin Patch is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the school, 2800 Saliman Road in Carson City.

Some of the activities at this family event will be games, raffles, cake walk, dunk tank, giant slide, jumping house, food, ice cream, face painting, prizes, craft fair and Halloween pumpkins for sale.

All proceeds go towards Seeliger classrooms to pay for field trips and extra items for the children.

For more information, call Mike Walker, Pumpkin Patch coordinator at 283-2263.

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