Community briefly: Desert Brushes painting group to meet June 11 in Minden

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Desert Brushes painting group to meet June 11 in Minden

Attendees of Carson Valley Desert Brushes’ meeting at 10 a.m. June 11 at Johnson Lane Firehouse, 1400 Stephanie Way in Minden, will paint alcohol inks.

Painters of all levels, as well as anyone who wants to learn to paint, are welcome to attend.

For information, call Sandi at 775-684-9660 or Jaymee at 775-392-0532.

Free lectures, music & more offered at Sierra Place

Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway, is hosting free events in June.

Mike Thomas will present a lecture about scenarios that could cause the end of life on Earth at 10 a.m. June 9.

Geri Meyer, a retired marriage and family therapist, will lead a bereavement support group at 10 a.m. June 6 and 20. The group, open to anyone grieving over a personal loss, such as that of a loved one, pet or lifestyle, meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Me and Bobby McGee will present songs from the Great American Songbook at 2:30 p.m. June 21.

Bob Nylen’s lecture about Nevada dogs will be at 10 a.m. June 29.

For more information, call 775-841-4111.

Gardening seminars, cooking demo planned

Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., is hosting a series of events this month, starting with a paver installation seminar and demonstration at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Amanda Long, owner of Chive Cooking and food columnist for the Nevada Appeal, will demonstrate how to make Asian and Italian lettuce wraps at 11 a.m. Sunday. The class costs $5, a fee that includes samples.

David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, will talk about common summer problems in all plants at 9 a.m. June 20. Admission costs $2.

Robert Reynolds, yard manager for Greenhouse Garden Center, will talk about how to add a water feature to a landscape at 9 a.m. June 27. Admission costs $2.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call Greenhouse Garden Center at 775-882-8600.

Library offers free magazine subscription service

The Carson City Library will offer a free workshop at 3 p.m. Wednesday for anyone who wants to create an account to access the library’s free Zinio magazine subscription service.

Complete digital copies of popular magazine titles are available to download from the Carson City Library website, Zinio is the world’s largest online magazine subscription service.

The workshop will help patrons create accounts necessary to access Zinio through the library’s website. An active Carson City Library card is required for use of the service as well as a working email account.

To gain access to the magazines online, the digital content can be downloaded to a computer, tablet or mobile device using the Zinio Reader app. Some popular magazine titles include Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, and National Geographic.

To register for the workshop, go to For more information, call 775-887-2244, or go to

Training for foster and adoptive parents to begin June 13

Division of Child and Family Services is hosting training for foster and adoptive parents from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 13, 14 and 20 in the Valley View Room on the third floor of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.

The training curriculum utilized is Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education, or P.R.I.D.E., which consists of nine three-hour sessions designed to educate and equip applicants to provide foster and/or adoptive care to children in the child welfare system.

Foster and adoptive care needs arise when the safety and protection of a child is not met by their parents or caregiver. If relatives cannot be located for a child who needs out-of-home placement services, the Division of Child and Family Services helps by arranging foster care placement. The removal of a child from his or her natural environment is taken only as a last resort, as part of the overall continuum of services provided by DCFS.

Foster parents are required to attend a pre-service training prior to obtaining a license. A foster family must meet all minimum licensing standards as established by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 424.

FBI background checks are conducted on all applicants and residents 18 years of age or older living in the home. After the initial license is issued, resource families must complete four hours of advanced training per year in order to keep the license current. Licenses are renewed annually to assure an acceptable level of care is maintained by the foster parents and an on-site visit to the home is made for each renewal license issued.

Lunch and snacks will be provided, courtesy of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

For more information or to register for the training, call Lori Nichols at 888-423-2659, or go to

Annual garden tour showcases historic Carson City homes

The Carson City Historical Society’s annual garden tour is returning from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13, when gardens and historical Carson City homes will be showcased.

Proceeds from the annual event go to the completion of the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St.

Tickets are on sale for $15 each at Due Sorella (Two Sisters), 202 Curry St., and also at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2459 S. Curry St. Tickets are also available online at

This year’s event includes a raffle of an original oil painting by Stephanie Shefrin, a local artist. Raffle tickets, which cost $5 for six, are available at Due Sorella.

For more information, call Julie Grady at 775-841-6211, or send an email to

Dayton Valley Library kicking off super hero reading program

Super heroes is the theme of Dayton Valley Library’s summer reading program, and a kickoff celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, is inviting anyone to attend and share their stories about the heroes in their lives.

The event, which will feature local heroes in teachers, police officers and fire personnel, will be at Dayton Valley Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. The Pony Express will also be on hand to talk about some of the past heroes of Nevada.

The event is free and there will be refreshments and carnival games for children.

Fernley Republican Women to meet June 16

State Controller Ron Knecht and State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, who both took office in January, will be featured at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting on June 16 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A.

A light meal will be served at 6 p.m., with the meeting following at 6:30.

Donations are encouraged for Fernley Republican Women’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier program, which collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank along with donations of funds and care items for soldiers. Items sought for soldiers include: single serving food and personal care items and cards and letters from home.

Money donations can be sent to Fernley Republican Women, P.O. Box 412, Fernley 89408.

For more information, call Anita Trone at 775-575-7810, or send an email to, or go to

Arts & Culture Coalition meeting June 23

Troy Morgan, vice admiral and Tahoe area regional contact for the Burning Man festival, will address Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Bliss Mansion.

The coalition meets to discuss projects, including film presentations and the Carson City Jazz & Beyond festival as well as other topics about arts in Carson City.

The Board of Supervisors is reviewing special events applications at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center.

For more information, find Carson City Arts Coalition on Facebook.


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