Community Briefly July 23

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Meet Made in Nevada merchants, sample products

A Made in Nevada Marketplace will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today in the south parking lot of Maynard Station in Gold Hill, one mile south of Virginia City.

This is a chance to meet the Made in Nevada merchants and learn about and sample their unique products. Take a ride on the V&T Train to or from Virginia City. 

And while there, enjoy a tour of the Gold Hill Train Depot sponsored by the Gold Hill Historic Society, and watch members steam up their 1907 Baldwin Locomotive.

Guided tours are conducted at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

Nevada Legal Services Clinic and Workshop

Carson City Library and Nevada Legal Services have teamed together to provide free legal education clinics and workshops on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next one will be on July 28.

Each workshop will provide general instructions and assistance regarding the completion of self-help forms for those who are self-represented litigants. A Notary Public will also be available.

The clinic will from 1-3 p.m, followed by a workshop from 3:30-4:30 pm. This month's topic is an overview of modification for child custody, support or visitation. In addition to Nevada Legal Services education assistance, Volunteer Attorneys of Rural Nevada will provide a legal clinic on divorce from noon to 1 p.m. July 28.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 775-284-3491, Ext. 214, but walk-ins are welcome.

WNC driver education addresses distracted driving

A required driver education course for teens ages 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College campus in Carson City before the summer ends, offering safety information and addressing new rules of the road.

Students may choose from four sections, each running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday: July 25-28, Aug. 1-4, Aug. 8-11, or Aug. 15-18. Cost per section is $110.

Nevada law requires new drivers under age 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home. A newly enacted Nevada law will also prohibit all drivers from using a cell phone or other handheld wireless communications devices while operating a motor vehicle.

WNC's Driver Education course addresses this along with other teen issues such as speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, and failure to visually scan all areas for possible obstacles to safe driving.

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that each day, more than 16 people are killed and more than 1,300 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Driver education classes are part of the effort to ensure that new drivers get the best education possible before parents hand over the keys.

To register, call WNC Driver Education at 775-445-4458. Students who are unable to attend summer sessions can also plan ahead for fall classes on Saturdays that will begin Sept. 10.

Help needed with annual Backpack Attack

Soroptimist of Carson City and Platinum Plus Salon and Spa are again hosting the Backpack Attack program to provide backpacks, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need.

Children need backpacks and items such as crayons, wide-ruled notebook pater, three- or five-subject wide-ruled notebooks, three-ring binders, pocket-only folders, pencil boxes or bags, red, blue and black medium ballpoint pens, No. 2 pencils, erasers, glue sticks, blunt-nosed scissors, yellow highlighters, rulers, pencil sharpeners, 3x5 ruled index cards and protractors.

Many times these children have been removed from their homes without anything of their own, and need hygiene supplies such as bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and small tissue packages. Any of these items will help and will be packed in the backpacks.

A free raffle ticket for a chance to win a spa package valued at $250 from the salon, plus a number of other raffle prizes, will be awarded for each backpack donated.

Drop-off locations, where raffle tickets can also be purchased, are:

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

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

• Marilyn Lewis State Farm Insurance, 321 W. Winnie Lane

• Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, 123 W. Second St.

• Navy Recruitment Office, 3246 N. Carson St., Suite 123

School starts Aug. 22 this year in Carson City, so it is important to get the backpacks to the children before that time.

For more information, call Pat Riggs at 885-7784, Dixie Busch at 882-3051 or Jesse Keller at 246-0557.

Happy Senior Tours heads to Virginia City

Happy Senior Tours from the Carson City Senior Center will travel to Virginia City in August.

The group will go to the Delta Casino Saloon on Aug. 9. Cost will be $17. This will be a new experience for the tours, because the group has not yet visited this casino.

The bus will load at 7:45 a.m. in the east parking lot of the senior center and will depart at 8:15 sharp. The group returns to the center at 4 p.m. To make reservations or for more information, call 884-9357 and leave a message, or stop by the finance office at the senior center.

Mammovan coming to Mound House

The Mammovan will visit Second Hand Rose Thrift Store on July 29, offering mammograms to geographically isolated and uninsured women.

Through the support of several organizations, mammograms will be available by appoinment for age- and income-eligible women from 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Second Hand Rose, 10128 Highway 50 East in Mound House.

For information or an appointment, call 1-877-581-6266.

Library to host author Joyce Cox

The Carson City Library will host author Joyce Cox at 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

Cox will do a book signing and presentation based on her book about the history of Washoe County. Copies of the book, "Images of America: Washoe County, Nevada," will be for sale.

The library is at 900 N. Roop St. For more information, call 887-2244 or go to

Building supplies needed for October haunted house

Jason and Christina Stinson, who operated a haunted house last year at their home at the corner of Broadleaf and Northgate in Carson City, say they're planning to make this year's event even bigger and better.

The couple has already begun working on the haunted house to help the homeless through gently used clothing and canned food donations from those who attend, but they need help with supplies to finish up the construction.

Anyone who would like to help can call to find out what supplies are needed at 445-9477.

Local musicians play at Dayton's Farmers' Market every Thursday

The nonprofit Dayton Farmers' Market at Community Roots takes place on Highway 50 and Second Street every Thursday this summer from 3-6:30 p.m.

The market features music, organic eggs and fruits and vegetables.

Teen interns at Community Roots and the Farmers' Market are learning hands-on skills for running a successful farmers' market and nursery, and developing their own micro-businesses, as well as job skills with guidance from Community Roots director Wendy Madson.

In addition, the vendors at the market donate their excess produce to the local food pantry and children's summer programs at the close of the market each Thursday evening.

For more information, call Madson at 250-7884 or 246-7550.

Healthy Communities Coalition to meet in Silver City

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Silver City School House/Community Center.

The meeting will feature two local speakers -- the chairman of the Silver City Town Advisory Council, Erich Obermayr; and the director of the Capital City Arts Initiative, Joe McCarthy.

There also will be an opportunity to tour the community garden or view art and photo exhibits by local youths. The agenda includes discussion of crisis health care and other items.

For more information, call 775-246-7550 or go to


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