Local briefly Nov. 10

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Elks Lodge hosting Veterans Day dinner

Carson City Elks Lodge # 2177, 515 N. Nevada St., will honor veterans with a dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. The dinner is free to all veterans at $7 to non-veterans.

The dinner will include chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pineapple upside-down cake or peach cobbler.

Library seeks information about book clubs

The Carson City Library would like to know about your book club. Are you accepting new members? How does one join a book club? Would you like to start a library book club? If interested, contact Andrea at 775- 887-2244 ext.1019 or email awmoore@clan.lib.nv.us.

Sierra Lutheran receives $10,000 grant

Sierra Lutheran High School received a $10,000 grant from the Wiebe Mission Advancement Fund to augment fund the school's tuition assistance program.

The Wiebe Mission Advancement Fund, established in 1958 in memory of Lutheran philanthropists John and Harriet Wiebe, distributes funds according to the advancement and benefit of church ministries of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

"Sierra Lutheran High School is humbled by the generous grant from the Wiebe Foundation," said SLHS Executive Director Brian Underwood. "The legacy left by John and Harriet Wiebe helps expand the number of opportunities for those seeking a top-tier education."

The Sierra Lutheran tuition assistance program provides need-based financial assistance for students who wish to attend SLHS. For more information contact Underwood at underwood@slhs.com.

Excellence recognized by Leisure Hour Club

Wednesday's meeting of the Leisure Hour Club of Carson City will be dedicated to recognizing the 2011 recipients of Leisure Hour Club scholarships. The dinner and meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Nugget banquet room.

Recipients of the scholarship include Micah Davis, Maira Ibarra, Kimberly Marcin and Rebecca Baltisberger, all of Carson City.

For information or reservations, call Dorothy at 885-2542.

Mike's Pharmacy hosting turkey roundup

Mike's Pharmacy, 1007 N. Curry St., is hosting its annual turkey roundup from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bring frozen turkeys to help Carson City, Lyon and Douglas county food banks. For more information call 841-1400.

State museum presents archaeology program

 Don Fowler, the leading authority on the history of Glen Canyon, presents a lecture on his new book, "Glen Canyon: A Personal Memoir," at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Nevada State Museum. Fowler will be available at 6 p.m. to meet the public and sign his book, recently published by the University of Utah Press. The lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for museum members and youths ages 17 and younger; $8 for non-member adults (includes exhibit viewing in the main building). Contact Deborah Stevenson, dstevenson@nevadaculture.org, or 775/687-4810, ext. 237.

Lattin Farms hosts corn giveaway on Saturday

Lattin Farms, home of the Nevada Corn Maze, will be hosting its annual Cornucopia of Corn on Saturday. The post season event will include a free dry corn giveaway to the public at Lattin Farms, 1955 McLean Road in Fallon.

Lattin Farm's famous corn maze approached the end of the season leaving plenty of dry corn to share with everyone. The Lattin family is inviting everyone to harvest free corn and enjoy a nice day at the farm.

"We are excited to share our harvest. It's going to be a great family event," said Rick Lattin, owner of Lattin Farms.

Corn Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to harvest as much corn as they can carry. Lattin Farms will provide several antique corn shellers and grinders for the public to use. Participants will need to bring their own gloves and sacks to carry home their harvested corn or cornmeal.

Dried corn can be used for cooking and baking, bird seed or chicken feed. The event will provide fun and an educational experience to children and adults.

For more information contact Lattin at 775-427-3750, or by e-mail at mail@lattinfarms.com.


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