Community briefly Aug. 21

Charter sponsoring online Battle of the Bands

Bands are urged out of the garage for a chance at center stage to open for the MTV Music Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Panic! At the Disco during a fall concert.

Charter is extending multimedia invitations to bands online, through social media and on campuses across the country in Charter's service areas, to upload a video at or

The winning band will open for headliner, Panic! At the Disco, along with other national acts, at October outdoor concert at Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The grand prize band also wins a prize package valued at nearly $25,000, which includes a trip to the concert venue in October with rock star, VIP treatment and a musical equipment allowance.

Music videos must feature an original song written by one or more of the band's members. Contest rules, voting information and other details can be found at or at

Youth before- and after-school programs offered

The Carson City Recreation Department is accepting registration for several youth programs. Before- and after-school programs are available and transportation is provided for mid-day kindergarten and middle school. Ongoing registration is offered online at

For information, visit the website or contact youth program manager Meagan Soracco at 887-2290, Ext. 7428, or at

Gift shop hosts summer sale

The Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary Gift Shop is hosting a Sizzling Summer Sale Aug. 24-27.

Everything in the shop except candy, flowers and greeting cards will be 25 percent off. These is a good selection of summer gifts, garden and home decor, yard art and chimes.

For sale hours or directions, call Donna Brand Moormann at 775-220-0484.

Wellness fair touts energy healings, meditations, more

A wellness fair sponsored by the Reno Psychic Institute will be from noon-5 p.m. Aug. 27 at 604 W. Washington St.

Attendees can participate in workshops and classes, meditations, energy healings or aura readings. Other offerings will be alternative products for health and wellness, a non-medical approach to pain management, learning how to detoxify, holograms for health and other booths featuring ways to improve health.

For more information, call 775-324-2872 or 775-461-3132.

Nationally recognized Model T restorer to conduct seminar

The Silver State Model T Ford Club will host a nationally recognized Model T engine restorer, Milt Webb, at a "get your Model T on the road" transmission reassembly seminar at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at 35 Lewers Creek Road in west Washoe Valley.

"We're thrilled to have a mechanic of this caliber conduct this workshop for our club members and anyone else interested in the restoration of Model T Fords. Mr. Webb has many years of experience in restoring Model T Ford engines, transmissions and differentials and has written extensively about the vehicles," said club vice president Wendell Newman.

The seminar will be followed by a potluck lunch. Attendees should bring a main dish or dessert to share. Anyone interested in attending the seminar or who wants more information about the club, should call Newman at 775-882-8745.

Warren Engine Co. No. 1 hosting fundraiser

History will mingle with music when the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire department in Nevada holds a fundraising event next month. The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Nevada Room at the Governor's Mansion.

Featured will be the unveiling of a recently restored circa-1900 chemical fire suppression cart. There also will be speakers who will talk about the distinguished history of Warren Engine Co. No. 1 volunteer fire department and its current museum with its magnificent collection of antique firefighting equipment.

Mike and the Liabilities band, led by retired Carson City District Court Judge Mike Griffin, will provide entertainment. There will be a ho-host bar, hors d'oeuvres, raffles and a silent auction.

The event is a benefit to enable Warren Engine Co. No. 1 to establish a larger museum to display its collection. The museum is at Fire Station No. 1, 777 S. Stewart St. Seating is limited, and those wishing to attend should contact Sue Morrow at 882-3868 or Linda Webster at 882-8026 by Sept. 12. Price is $30 a person. Checks should be made out to WECO with "9/23" written in the memo and mailed to the fire station.

Nevada Episcopal church to be 150 years old

St. Paul's the Prospector Episcopal Church in Virginia City will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 5 p.m. Sept. 11.

In September 1861, a traveling priest held the first Episcopal service in Nevada, at the district courthouse in Virginia City. A group of residents met after that first service to form the first Episcopal Church in the Territory of Nevada.

The service will be from the 1796 prayer book, which was still used in 1861. Portions of the original sermon used at the dedication of the original church building built in 1874 will be read by the current priest, the Rev. Mike Patterson. Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage attire. After the service, an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner will be served, with proceeds helping the Virginia City Senior Center and restoration of the historic church structure. For more information, call Sandra Hudgens at 775-246-0878.

Local families eligible for free life insurance

Abowd & Rose Financial Group and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. are giving away free $50,000 term life insurance policies to benefit children of working families in Carson City. MassMutual pays all insurance premiums on the policies as part of the company's philanthropic LifeBridgeSM program.

Eligible parents and legal guardians may apply for this coverage at a public event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Boys and Girls Club, at 1870 Russell Way.

"LifeBridge is a unique and important program, and I am pleased to be bringing free life insurance to local families for their children's education," said Hal Hansen of the Boys and Girls Club.

MassMutual has issued more than 12,000 10-year term life insurance policies since launching the program in 2002. This represents more than $600 million in coverage as of this month.

Parents and legal guardians between the ages of 19 and 42 may apply for this insurance coverage. They must have one or more dependent children under the age of 18, be working full- or part-time with a total family income between $10,000 and $40,000, and be permanent, legal residents of the U.S. They also must be in good health, as determined by MassMutual's underwriting guidelines.

For more information, call Eric Abowd at 775-284-1758.

New Dem headquarters announced

The Carson County Democratic Central Committee and the Carson City Democratic Women's Club will be co-occupants of a new Democratic Headquarters at 502 E. John St., Suite G, starting Sept. 1.

The new location will offer both groups more success in their separate-but-cooperative support of candidates, political action, get-out-the-vote and community work. An open house will be announced at a later date.

10th annual Stroke for Hope golf tournament planned

Soroptimist International of Carson City along with tournament sponsor Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare invites the public to the 10th annual Stroke to Help golf tournament, with check-in at 8 a.m. Sept. 24 and a shotgun start at 9 a.m., at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Cost is $85 per player.

Players can select either the east or west course, and the fee includes a continental breakfast, green fees, golf cart and barbecue. There also will be many raffle prizes, games and contests. Proceeds benefit the local breast cancer program and other Soroptimist programs that improve the lives of women and children.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, call Sue Jones at 775-230-4938 or go to

Those who would like to donate an item for the raffle can call 775-297-4890 or send an email to


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