Job-seekers are invited to career fair Wednesday

Carson City Beauty Academy, 1851 Roop St., suite 100, will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Local businesses will promote available internship and job opportunities. For more information, call Marquise Leavitt at 775-853-8235.

Seminar about benefits for veterans is set

The Lodge Assisted Living Community, 2200 E. Long St., will host a free seminar about long-term care benefits available to veterans and surviving spouses from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Richard P. Schulze and Melissa Hartman will discuss the VA’s pension for non-service connected disability. Attendees will learn what it is, who qualifies and how to apply. Reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, call 775-583-8192.

Amodei set to present Thursday

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an address by Rep. Mark Amodei at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center, 1251 Country Club Drive.

A representative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to present Amodei with a Spirit of Enterprise Award given to those who vote for pro-business legislation supported by the U.S. Chamber.

Admission is $15 per person with reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-882-1565.

Participants sought for bowling leagues

Carson Lanes seeks participants for bowling leagues for the Carson Lanes retail center’s annual Bowling Blast Off carnival and craft fair Friday through Monday.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. To sign up, call 775-883-2606. Craft booths are available by calling 775-283-4383, ext. 143.

For more information, call

Monthly star parties begin Friday

River Fork Ranch, 381 Genoa Lane in Minden, will host star parties at 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month.

Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Nevada will provide telescopes. Admission is free.

For more information, send an email to Chris Johnson at or go to

BAC art classes and workshops are announced

The Brewery Arts Center will offer arts education classes this fall.

Classes offered include: pottery; acrylic, oil and watercolor painting; ballroom dance; multimedia pottery; basket weaving; sewing; multimedia drawing and painting; silk painting; after school art for ages 6-13; after school pottery for ages 7-13; jewelry making and drama.

Workshops about free verse poetry; memoir and autobiography development; art using gourds; Zentangle; pen and ink techniques; colored pencil techniques, using the internet; Google Calendars; SMART phones; MAC computers and Facebook also will be offered.

For a complete schedule, go to For more information, call the Brewery Arts Center at 775-883-1976.

Toastmasters offers options for senior projects, ESL students

The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club offers assistance programs for Carson High School senior projects and ESL students.

Carson High School seniors are invited to become a member for the school year to conduct research about communication and leadership for senior projects.

ESL students are invited to become a member to practice language skills. A Spanish speaker is available to interpret and guide students in club activities.

The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. For more information, call 775-885-7579.

Annual fundraiser is set for Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada will hold its annual kids auction and luau fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park.

Former Carson City mayor Marv Teixeira will be featured along with original board members of the club. There will be live and silent auctions and a raffle for a trip to Hawaii and a 2012 Toyota Tacoma.

Tickets cost $100 per person and include a barbecue dinner, cocktails, dessert and entertainment. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,000.

For more information or tickets, call Laurie Gorris at 775-882-8820 or send an email to

Dutch oven cooking class is Saturday

Washoe Lake State Park will host an introduction to Dutch oven cooking class from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Washoe Lake State Park Main Group Reservation Area.

Local Dutch oven cooking experts from the Northern Sierra Dutch Oven Group will lead participants in preparing main entrees and desserts such as cobbler and Mississippi Mud Cake. The class is a hands-on audience participation program.

There is a $7 per vehicle entry fee, and Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-687-4319.

Swing dance party and lesson is set

High Sierra Swing Dance Club will present its monthly dance party 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the ballroom at the Brewery Art’s Center, 449 W. King St. Tim Renner will teach an intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 7 p.m.

Partners are not required. The lesson costs $7 for swing dance club members and $10 for nonmembers. The dance costs $7 for swing dance club members and $10 for nonmembers. Join the club that night, and the dance is free.

For more information, call 775-629-9369 or go to

Highway clean-up is set for Saturday

The Carson City Democratic Women’s Club will hold a Highway 395 clean-up on Aug. 25. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Carson Lanes, 4600 Snyder Ave., at 7:30 a.m.

Safety vests, collection bags and bottled water will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring gloves and a pick-up tool.

For more information, call the Democratic Headquarters at 775-841-3367.

Migratory bird hunters required to get HIP numbers

Nevada Department of Wildlife requires hunters of migratory birds to register for a Harvest Information Program validation number.

The Harvest Information Program provides estimates of the number of migratory birds harvested throughout the country. Migratory birds include doves, ducks, geese, swans and snipe.

Hunters age 12 or older are required to display HIP numbers on hunting licensees. Registration is free, and numbers can be obtained by calling 866-703-4605 or online at

Seminar about pathology reports is set

Pathologist Mark Wolz will present “Cancer 101: Making Heads or Tails of Your Pathology Report” at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Conference Room, 1535 Medical Parkway.

For more information, call 775-445-7508.

RACC meeting on Sept. 4 is canceled

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center has been canceled. The next meeting is set for Oct. 7.

For more information, go to

Entrants and sponsors are sought for fundraiser

Participants, sponsors and raffle prize donations are sought for the 15th annual Western Nevada College Golf Classic fundraiser to be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

The 18-hole tournament features a four-person best-ball format with a shotgun start. Teams of four players can sign up for $500 and businesses can combine a sponsorship and team entry for $700. The cost for individual entrants is $125 per person.

Players will enjoy raffle and tee prizes, a barbecue and awards ceremony, hole-in-one prizes, a margarita hole, on-course refreshments, a poker run, team photos and more. Two par-3 holes will feature a new car and cash prizes sponsored by Dick Campagni’s Capital Ford.

Entries and sponsorships will be accepted until Sept. 6. To register, go to For more information or to sponsor or donate, contact the WNC Foundation Office at 775-445-3240 or send an email to

Spaces are available for flea market Sept. 7

The Douglas County Historical Society will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in the parking lot of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Spaces are available for $20, and applications can be obtained at the Carson Valley Museum.

For more information, call 775-782-2555 or go to the calendar of events section at

Wine tasting is set to benefit Piper’s Opera House

Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B St. in Virginia City, will hold its annual wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7.

There will be wine from Bogle Winery, appetizers and live music. Tickets cost $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 775-847-0433.

Pierini to present at DCDW meeting

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini will present about gun control laws at the Douglas County Democratic Women meeting at noon Sept. 9 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $18 per person with reservations and $20 per person at the door.

To RSVP, call Katherine Winans at 775-267-0539 by Sept. 6. For more information, go to

Health screenings are set in Minden

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1659 State Route 88 in Minden, will host Life Line screenings Sept. 10.

Life Line screenings are noninvasive and are used to assess potential cardiovascular conditions and risk of osteoporosis.

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $159. Appointments are required.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or go to

Soroptimist International spaghetti fundraiser is set

J’s Bistro, 30 Pike St. in Dayton, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 10 to benefit Soroptimist International of the Comstock.

Funds raised will help provide scholarships to women returning to school and graduates from local high schools.

Tickets can be purchased at J’s Bistro, Dayton Chamber, Abandoned Treasure, at the door or by calling 775-246-1630.

Picnic is set to focus on Model T Fords

The Silver State Model T Ford Club will hold an old-fashioned picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mills Park.

Admission is free, and non-members are welcome. Attendees are invited to bring a dish.

The club will sponsor “Winterize and Unwinterize Your Model T” workshop Oct. 19 to explain the basics of maintaining and driving a Model T.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 775-849-1335 or send an email to

Tour of historical homes is set in Gardnerville

The Douglas County Historical Society will sponsor a fundraising tour of six historical homes in Gardnerville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Homes on Douglas Avenue and Eddy Street will be open for viewing, including the Arendt Jensen house, the Catholic Church rectory and the original Biaggi and Montrose homes. Participants can park at the Lutheran Church parking lot on Mill Street. Interior photos will not be permitted. Woodett’s Diner, 1492 U.S. Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, will offer ticket holders 10 percent off breakfast or lunch on the day of the tour.

Tickets cost $15 per person for society members and $20 per person for nonmembers and can be purchased by calling 775-782-2555 or at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville or at 1478 Douglas Ave. on the day of the tour. For more information, call Marlena Hellwinkel, 775-721-9599 or Grace Bower at 775-265-6097.

Public forum about renewable energy is set

Sierra Nevada Forums will sponsor Fueling Change: An Emerging Renewable Energy Era at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Carson City Plaza Conference Center, 911 E. Ninth St. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Alan Gertler, director of the Desert Research Institute’s Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center; Jack McGinley, director of regulatory and legislative strategy for NV Energy; Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business development at Ormat Technologies; Marnee Benson, deputy director of Black Rock Solar and David Noble, commissioner at Public Utilities of Nevada. Anne Macquarie, blog editor for Nevadans for Clean Affordable Reliable Energy, will moderate.

Admission is free. For more information, call Judy Welch at 775-721-1731 or Anne Macquarie at 775-882-4898.

Tool is available to shed light on Affordable Care Act

AARP has launched Health Law Answers, an online tool available at, to provide information about the Affordable Care Act.

The tool offers a customized information based on location, gender, family size, income and insurance status and is available in Spanish at

For more information, go to or

Labor Day weekend train rides are set

The historic Virginia and Truckee train will offer 30-minute rides departing every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Trains leave from and return to the Wabuska Depot, 2180 S. Carson St.

“Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen” photo exhibit featuring 25 dramatic black and white images will also be displayed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wabuska Depot.

All-inclusive daily tickets offer access to trains, all exhibits and admission to the museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor exhibits will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $8 for ages 12-17 and $4 for ages 4-11.

For more information, call 775-687-6953 or go to


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