Friday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Friday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 8-4-5; Daily 3 Midday: 9-0-2; Daily 4: 1-6-7-7; Daily Derby: 1st: 1 Gold Rush; 2nd: 5 California Classic; 3rd: 4 Big Ben; Race Time: 1:46.52; Fantasy 5: 04-06-07-20-32; Mega Millions: 18-28-33-36-42, Mega Ball: 7.

The jackpot for today’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $149 million.

For more information visit the California Lottery website:

Tour guide training set at Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum’s tour guide training begins Tuesday at the museum and continues Wednesday and Sept. 23-24 at 600 N. Carson St. Each session will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

No experience is necessary, but volunteers are asked to be available at least four hours per month and bring curiosity and enthusiasm for Nevada’s cultural and natural heritage.

The training includes four days of learning with a feature on the explorer John C. Frémont. Volunteers train to give tours for school-aged children and adults and receive instruction about the exhibit “Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West,” an exhibit that celebrates the state’s sesquicentennial.

Training and materials are free. Volunteers are asked to bring something to share for pot lucks that are held on the training days.

For information, contact Deborah Stevenson at or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

Oxoby golf tournament scheduled Sunday

Kerri Oxoby’s 13th annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be 7 a.m. Sunday at the Silver Oak Golf Course. A barbecue will follow 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1224 Crain St.

A book about Kerri Oxoby, written by her mother Shirley Oxoby, “Silent Warrior: A Journey of Hope,” is available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Amazon and Smashwords. A print version will be available soon.

For more information, call the Silver Oak Golf Course at 841-7000 or Steve Oxoby at 742-7224.

Meeting offers update on drought conditions

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex is hosting a drought update from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Fernley City Council Chamber, 595 Silver Lace Blvd. in Fernley.

The informal meeting will offer information about refuge drought conditions and how they affect public use, habitats, migratory birds and wildlife on Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Director of Douglas CASA features Sept. 18

Linda Cuddy, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates in Douglas County, will give a presentation about abused and neglected children at the next Carson Valley Footprinters meeting on Sept. 18 at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

A no host bar starts at 5:30 p.m., and the program follows at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner costs $15 per person. For reservations, call 775-267-4355.

Area shops, bands & food showcased at Douglas event

Shop Small Northern Nevada will hold its inaugural Dine and Shop with Douglas County, an evening of food, music, dancing and local shopping, at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Local food, bands and vendors will be on hand, as well as a bounce house and face painting. Attendees can vote for their favorite food and merchant.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Douglas County Community Center, Austin’s House, Suicide Prevention Network of Douglas County, Between Horses and Human, Carson Valley Arts Council, Smile Restore and Reno for Nikkos.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Group rates are available. For more information or tickets, go to

Commodity food distribution planned

Friends In Service Helping, or F.I.S.H., will distribute free USDA commodity foods to Carson City families from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Families must sign an issuance sheet at the Carson City Community Center certifying household’s annual income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines which are monthly gross income of $1,458.75 for a single and $1,966.25 for a couple. For each additional household member, add $50.

Proof of Carson City residency is required, and photo identification must be provided. Food may be picked up for the home bound or those unable to attend by bringing a signed note from them and their photo identification. Persons declaring overly large families for commodities will be asked for proof of family members.

FISH and the State Commodity Food Program order all food that is available. This month’s commodity foods include: cling peaches, cream corn, green beans, lentils, dried cranberries, frozen blueberries and frozen ham. For more information, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3601, or F.I.S.H. at 775-882-3474.

Event highlights Lyon County’s community building

Several local organizations are working together to host a free conference titled Thrive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Silver Stage High School, 3755 Spruce Ave. in Silver Springs.

The event will showcase community-building work happening in the Lyon County region and provide opportunities for people from the Northern Nevada area to connect and network. There will be national and local speakers sharing about their work in Northern Nevada.

Hildy Gottlieb will talk about approaches that allow communities to thrive. Other speakers include Brian Williams of Think Kindness; Rachel Leach, a teacher at Silver Stage Elementary School; and Erik Schoen of Community Chest Inc. and the Human Services Network of Nevada.

There will be a presentation about cross-sector collaboration to improve access to health care, and Community Advocate Hero awards will be presented to groups and individuals from the region during a dinner made from locally soared ingredients.

The conference is organized and sponsored by the nonprofits Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties and Community Chest Inc, along with Lyon County Human Services.

The event, a merging of the annual Northwestern Nevada Food Systems Summit and the Nevada Social Justice Institute, is free, but registration is required by calling 775-847-9311, or by going to the online form at

Memorial Wall nominations sought for awards

The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with the Carson City Parks & Recreation Department, annually recognizes individuals and groups who contribute to the vitality of the community and Carson City’s recreational environment. Nominations of individuals, organizations and businesses are sought for this year’s awards ceremony.

The categories are Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Years. The selected names will be added to the Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park, followed by an awards ceremony there at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Award nominations with a brief biography and reason for nomination for each nominee can be submitted to Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1864, Carson City 89702-1864 prior to Oct. 4. A selection from the list of award nominees will be made on Oct. 6. Nominations can also be emailed to with “FBCCPR Memorial Wall” in the subject line.

Other individuals can also be remembered or recognized on the Memorial Wall. For a donation of $100 or more, Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks & Recreation will add the name of the door’s loved one to a section of the Memorial Wall. Provide a small biography along with the donation to the same address by Oct. 4.

For more information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154.

Hike for Health family day and barbecue set

The Carson Valley Trails Association is holding its annual Hike for Health Trail Adventure Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Events at the Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch on Genoa Lane are as follows: A hike to identify birds of the Carson Valley will be at 8 a.m.; art activities and Trail Treasures will be from 9 a.m. to noon; a 2-4 mile dirt road bike ride exploring River Fork Ranch will be at 10 a.m., and participants must bring their own bike; and a barbecue lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Events at Fay-Luther Trailhead on Foothill Road are as follows: Forest Mysteries: Bugs and Crud, an easy one-mile hike with Gene Phillips, will be at 8 a.m.

A 1-3 mile, easy to moderate hike and presentation about glacier and earthquakes in the Carson Valley will be at 10 a.m.; Fay-Luther Trail Treasures, an ongoing and self-led hike, will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Other events include a 4-6.5 mile, moderate to strenuous hike at 8 a.m. Meet at the trail head on Carson St. in Genoa. The Minden Gazebo will host a Minden history walk with Charlotte Settelmeyer Bass at 9 a.m.

The day of activities is free, and participants must sign a release and waiver form. A parent or guardian signature is required for participants age 17 and under. Dogs are not allowed.

For more information, call Chic and Sue Moxley at 775­-265-­0766, or email For more about CVTA, go to

Dayton pinewood derby open to area youth

The Boys and Girls Club of Mason Valley-Dayton is hosting its Pinewood Derby for all area youth during the Dayton Valley Days street festival.

Derby car building will be open all day on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Kids Zone next to the Dayton Community Center on Pike Street. Derby car kits will be available at the Kids Zone Derby venue.

The race begins at 1 p.m. on the following day, Sept. 21. Prizes will be awarded to winning derby cars in several age categories.

All proceeds from Dayton Valley Days help support local charities and preservation of the town’s historic community center.

Downhill derby benefits Silver City art group

Silver City Arts, a gathering of artists, musicians and art lovers, will hold its inaugural Silver City Downhill Derby, sponsored by Doodads Emporium, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Town Park at the corner of Third and High Streets in Silver City .

The fundraiser offers free admission and an adult gravity derby with soapbox-type cars. There will be food, art classes and live music by Red Rose and Friends.

All proceeds go to Silver City Arts. For more information, find Silver City Downhill Derby on Facebook.

Workshops offer tips to make trees drought resilient

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present the workshop Trees and Drought: An Arborist Series, which will provide information about current threats to trees and strategies to make trees more drought resilient, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 and from 8:15 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at 4955 Energy Way in Reno.

At 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, Phil Pursel will present about how to grow fruit trees in the high desert climate. Richard Hoenisch will talk about tree pests to look for in a changing climate at 10 a.m., and Selecting Tree for Drought Resilience by Larry Rupp will be at 1 p.m. Bigtooth Maple: Developing New Cultivars for Outstanding Fall Color by Rupp will wrap up the first day’s programs at 2:30 p.m.

On Sept. 27, three lessons by Roger Kjelgren of Utah State University will be offered. Water Stress and Trees: How Forgiving are They? will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by an outdoor demonstration and discussion about trees and evapotranspiration at 9:30 a.m. and a session about estimating tree water use at 10:30 a.m.

The workshop on Sept. 26 will be available for free via video conference at Cooperative Extension offices in Carson City , Yerington, Elko, Eureka and Pahrump. The cost for the live session in Reno is $20 and includes lunch and certificates of attendance, refreshments and International Society of Arboriculture and Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Units for both full-course and one-day participants. Cost without lunch in Reno is $10.

Registration is required before Sept. 18. For more information or to register, go to, or call 775-882-2252.

Driver education courses offered in Carson, Douglas

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College this fall and over the winter break. Each session costs $100 and includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two courses will meet at the college’s Carson City campus on Saturdays from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18 or from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15, except on Nov. 1. A winter break class will be offered Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2. The Carson City classes include four hours on a driving simulator.

One fall class will be offered in Douglas on Saturdays from Sept. 27 to Oct. 18 at the East Fork Fire Station on Stephanie Lane. A winter break class will be offered at the East Fork Fire Station Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2.

Young drivers learn safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, driving maneuvers, how to handle distractions and peer pressure and how to prevent falling asleep at the wheel or driving under the influence. Instruction includes tips on how to drive safely around large trucks and motorcycles and avoid unexpected objects in the road, maneuvering safely through roundabouts, and rules for driving in bad weather. Speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives.

Nevada state 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. To register for the non-credit class, go to For more information, call 775-445-4458.

Carson artist features in Las Vegas

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas is hosting “WAVES: 1998 — Continuing,” a contemporary drawing series by Carson City artist Galen Brown.

The exhibit is a response to Brown’s experiences growing up and living in the Lake Tahoe area. It explores objects that carry or trigger one’s memories and has been in progress since 1998.

The display is the newest exhibit in Nevada Humanities’ bi-monthly exhibition series, which showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, photographers, and other creative thinkers.

A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas.

For more information, go to

Workshop on healthy soils slated

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer a workshop about building healthy soils from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at WNC’s Carson City campus.

The workshop costs $25 by Sept. 15 and $35 after. The price includes lunch, a classroom lecture and tour of Holley Family Farms in Dayton.

The session will cover principles of soil health, including crop rotations, cover crops and minimizing disturbance, and the challenges of implementing soil health principles in Nevada. Ben Bowell, an organic education specialist for Oregon Tilth, and Albert Mulder, the state agronomist for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, will talk about cover crop species and their diverse uses and will suggest technical and financial support available to farms to sustain soil health.

To register, go to For more information, call Ann Louhela at 775-423-7565, ext. 2260, or send her an email at

Lessons offered at monthly dance party

High Sierra Swing Dance Club will present its monthly dance party at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

A free lesson for beginners will start at 6:30 p.m. Tim Renner will teach a lesson in intermediate West Coast swing. The social dance will be from 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required.

The lesson costs $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; the dance costs $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Join the club that night, and the dance is free.

For more information, go to, or call 530-307-8937.

SolidWorks drafting classes slated at WNC

Western Nevada College Professional Skills Program will offer Beginning SolidWorks, Level 1, solid modeling CAD software this fall at the Carson City campus.

Experienced professional Bill Perez will lead students through the basics of SolidWorks. Classes meet in a lab setting with a workstation available to each student.

Classes will be from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday from Oct. 16 to Dec. 18. The cost is $199. Students are responsible for obtaining the required textbook.

The 3-D drafting application is used in a wide range of industries for engineering design, documentation and simulation. The college plans to offer a Level 2 class during the spring semester.

For more information, go to, or call 775-445-4427.

Children’s improv workshop planned

Wild Horse Productions, Inc. is offering a four-week improv workshop with Nick Josten Saturdays from Sept. 27 through Oct. 18 at Silver State Charter School, 788 Fairview Drive.

Nick has been performing and teaching improv for more than 10 years, getting his start at Carson High School. While attending Augustana College, he performed with the campus team for four years. He recently performed with Instant Theatre while performing stand-up and voice-overs in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Students of all levels will learn warm-ups, improv technique, and performance theatre games that will help boost their confidence and public speaking, creative thinking and teamwork skills. Without any prior experience, students will learn the skills necessary to perform in the final show at the end of the workshop.

There will be two workshops offered on Saturdays, with a final showcase planned for parents and friends. The morning workshop for 8-12 year-olds will be from 10 a.m. to noon; another workshop for students 13 and older will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost is $80 per person. To register, go to For more information, call 775-887-0438, or send an email to

Prescription round-up set Sept. 27

Partnership Carson City is sponsoring a prescription drug round-up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27.

Unused and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter items, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes can be dropped at Save Mart Supermarkets, 3620 N. Carson St., 3325 Highway 50 East, or 4348 S. Carson St., and Smith’s, 599 E. William St.

For more information, call Partnership Carson City at 775-841-4730, or go to

Museum holds building event for children

Bob the Builder and Home Depot will be on hand to help families build a project from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St.

The activity is included in price of admission. Bob the Builder airs at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays on PBS.

For more information, call 775-884-2226.

Donations benefit Pets of the Homeless

The WHC Foundation issued a challenge in January for Northern Nevada donors to donate $10,000 by the end of September. With the goal reached, Pets of the Homeless received the $10,000 from WHC Foundation. The donation from WHC Foundation will be used to purchase pet food and provide emergency veterinary care to the homeless who own pets in Northern Nevada. WHC Foundation has contributed a total of $33,084 to Pets of the Homeless since 2010.

Over $223,500 has been spent by Pets of the Homeless to treat 11,000-plus pets across the country. The organization’s nationwide collection sites have taken more than 300 tons of pet food and supplies to food banks and soup kitchens.


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