Briefly: Run raises thousands for cancer patients

Last month’s 5th annual Cancer Sucks 5k attracted over 320 walkers and runners and raised nearly $8,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Carson Tahoe Health Foundation.

In addition to the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors and PrimeLending, event sponsors included: The Nevada Appeal, First Centennial Title, Homes & Land Carson City, First American Title, Realty Executives, Michael Hohl Motor Company, Western Title, Northern Nevada Title, Charles Kitchen Realty, Anytime Fitness, Orange Sky Events, Re/Max Realty Affiliates-Gardnerville, and Kadee Mason of American Family Insurance.

For more information, email Heidi McFadden at or go to

Willow Bill needs help lighting reindeer

“Willow Bill” Goulardt is asking for the community’s help in wrapping willow reindeer with Christmas lights. Willow Bill makes the reindeer with school children in the area then displays them along Highway 395, from Gardnerville to Reno. Each reindeer is signed by the children who worked on it. He expects to have 1,000 completed by the end of this season. He will be hosting a reindeer wrapping party 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Mall 1227 S. Carson St. To RSVP, call Willow Bill at 775-842-3594.

Evergreen Gene’s hosting bazaar this weekend

Evergreen Gene’s is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be various local crafters offering their various items for sale as well as local musicians Justin Liberman and Bob Lambert. Samples of Wassail, Christmas Tea, Chocolate and Gourmet popcorn will be served. Evergreen Gene’s is locarted at 1811 North Carson St. next to the Grocery Outlet. For more information call Gene or Rowena at 882-1807.

‘Good Turn’ food drive is set

The Pinenut District of the Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will collect food for pantries in Carson City, Dayton, Minden, Gardnerville, and South Lake Tahoe on Nov. 16. Non-perishable food must be placed in plastic bags on doorsteps by 9 a.m. for pickup. Youth and volunteers participating in the “Good Turn for America Scouting for Food Drive” will be wearing their official Scout uniform. For more information, call 775-884-0838.

Scholarship recipients to present Nov. 20

Coby Clark, Bailey Kahue, Katrina Kelly, Itzel Salazar Garcia, and Hannah Rickman, scholarship recipients at Western Nevada College, will present at the Leisure Hour Club’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Carson Nugget.

The Leisure Hour Club is the oldest continuous educational club in Carson City. Members enjoy a buffet dinner and education program on the third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Dorothy Link at 775-885-2542.

Presentation about Silver Mountain City is set

Karen and Rick Dustman, authors of “Silver Mountain City: Ghost of the Sierra,” will be featured at Douglas County Historical Society’s monthly lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville.

Admission to the lecture is $3 per person and free to members of the Historical Society. For more information, send an email to

Holiday dance party is Dec. 7

High Sierra Swing Dance Club will present a holiday dance party from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Partners are not required. Admission is free for High Sierra Swing Dance Club members; $7 for members of other dance clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Join the club that night and the dance is free.

Attendees are asked to bring five nonperishable food items to be given to a charity or an unwrapped Toys for Tots donation. For more information, call 775-629-9369 or go to

Forums set on health care

Certified Enrollment Assisters will explain the Affordable Care Act and how to use the Nevada Health Link to compare health insurance plans Nov. 14 at the Bunny Ranch Grill, 1051 U.S. Highway 50 in Mound House; and Dec. 11 at the Silver City School House, 385 High St. in Silver City. All events will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange allows Nevadans to compare and choose health care plans through Nevada Health Link, available online at For more information about the presentations, call 775-220-2749. To enroll with Nevada Health Link, go to, or call 855-768-5465. In-person help is available at Lyon County Human Services, 5 Pine Cone Road, Suite 103, in Dayton, or at 1075 Pyramid St. in Silver Springs.


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