Back-to-school season arrives

Soroptimist International of Carson City and Platinum Plus Salon's Annual Backpack Attack is such a wonderful program. Children will have a backpack filled with not only school supplies, but toothbrushes, toothpaste and more. So many in the community go the extra mile of supplying the backpacks with hygiene items and special items like wash, gel and hair items. Thank you for helping a child to a new school year with much needed backpacks.

Those bringing in a backpack receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a spa package valued at $250 from Platinum Plus. Backpacks will be delivered Aug. 16 to the school advocates at each school to distribute to children that qualify. Currently the list consists of 240 children but I am sure there will be more than 300 students in need.

WHO: Soroptimist international of Carson City and Platinum Salon

WHAT: The Backpack Attack program to assist children in need of school supplies

WHERE: Drop off at location below or call to have them picked up

• Platinum Plus, 716 N. Carson St., Ste. 110

• Capital Ford Mercury, 3660 S. Carson St.

• Carson City Toyota Scion, 2590 S. Carson St.

• Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, 123 W. 2nd St.

WHEN: Now until school start

CONTACT: Dixie Busch at 882-3051, Pat Riggs at 885-7784 or Mary Knapp at 882-4444.

Carson High School 1985 Reunion

All the right moves are here this weekend so head to Mo & Sluggo's for the 1985 Carson High School Reunion. Start off with dancing to Simple Minds. Don't forget about me at the reunion and then hit the greens at the Leahy Golf tournament in honor of Patrick and Erin Leahy. Come join the fun, see some friends and of course the Leahy Family and help raise funds for the Patrick and Erin Leahy Endowment fund at the University of Nevada, Reno. Get your clubs out and join the fun with the class of 1985 come one, come all.

WHO: CHS Class of 1985

WHAT: Golf, drinks and dancing to follow

WHEN: 2 p.m. Aug. 13

WHERE: Silver Oak Golf Club

COST: $50 per player; $25 goes toward the Leahy Endowment

CONTACT: Silver Oak Golf Club at 841-7000


Hit Bowers Mansion this weekend for the 2010 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival. The popular Nevada bluegrass festival, in its 25th year, is sponsored by the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association (NNBA) and offers great arts and entertainment with bands performing some of the finest Americana music around including hard-driving blue grass, sweet gospel harmonies, and old time music. Plus food and craft vendors.

WHO: The 25th annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

WHAT: Food and craft vendors on site. Coolers/picnic baskets welcome (no glass containers).

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 13th with a free open-air concert at the Davis Creek Park Amphitheater. The main Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival takes place from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14 on the Bowers Mansion grounds, gate opens at

9 a.m.

WHERE: Bowers Mansion

COST: Cost $15 adults, $3 kids 2-12.

WEB: www.bowersblue

NEXT WEEK: Foster Care Reno Rodeo Denim Drive and Austin House's Golf Tournament

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