Community news briefs for week of May 1

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High Sierra Dance Club lessons

Join the High Sierra Swing Dance Club for West Coast swing dance lessons Wednesdays at Carson Lanes, 4400 Snyder Ave.

Beginners’ lessons will be held the first two weeks of the month and continued with progressive lessons through the end of the month. First timers must attend the first or second week. Lessons start at 6:30 p.m. and open social dance at 7:30 p.m. Cost is free. No partner necessary.

For information, contact Idie at 775-443-8870.

Observation of National Day of Prayer Thursday

The Carson City observation of the National Day of Prayer will be held on the steps of the Capitol at 11 a.m. Thursday. The community is invited as religious leaders direct the assembly in worship and prayer for the community, state and nation.

Bank Saloon lineup

The Bank Saloon features live music every Friday and Saturday. This week’s lineup is 7-10 p.m. Friday: Prime Time; 1-4 p.m. Saturday: Tom Miller; and 7-10 p.m. The Act.

Rockin’ Rev to open the doo-wop diner

The Rockin’ Rev will open up the doo-wop diner on his “Reminiscing With The Rockin’ Rev” radio program Saturday.

The Rev will feature doo-wop groups including the Flamingos, Moonglows, Cadillacs, Skyliners, Platters, Five Keys, Five Satins, Del-Vikings, Dells, and Little Anthony & The Imperials.

Tune in from 2-6 p.m. on FM 93.7 or at

Spring dementia workshop sessions

Connected Horse will hold spring dementia workshops designed to benefit those with memory changes or early-stage dementia.

Sessions will be held Saturday; and June 3, 10, 17 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kids & Horses Therapeutic Center, 2869 Esaw St., in Minden.

No prior experience is necessary. All participants will be engaging with horses from the ground, no riding, and must be ambulatory and willing to participate together.

Cost is free; donations will be accepted.

For information or to register, call 775-267-1775.

V&T Wine & Cheese train ride Saturday, luncheon May 9

Carson Tahoe Hospital will host a V&T Wine & Cheese train ride on Saturday, in addition to its auxiliary luncheon on Tuesday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Red’s Old 395 Grill.

Tickets for the train ride are $75 and can be purchased at the gift shop at the hospital.

For information or reservations, contact Barbara at 775-882-2704.

Super Sporting Clays Shoot at Gun Club

The Capitol City Gun Club will host a Super Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive.

Target fees will be discounted all day. Members and the public are invited.

For information, call 775-882-9904 or visit

Trauma-informed yoga training

A 15-hour trauma-informed yoga training is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at YogaPod Reno, 13981 S. Virginia St. The training will take place from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. both days.

Students will learn trauma theory including effects of the brain and body, teaching considerations when leading a trauma-informed yoga class, and science-backed approaches.

Continued education units are available.

For information and registration, visit

Senior Center open during construction

The Carson City Senior Center is being renovated. The main (west) entrance is closed, and the public will need to use the east entrance.

All meals will be packed to-go and served by drive-through in the west parking lot. There will be limited seating available in the pop-up dining room on first-come, first-served basis.

For information, call 775-883-0703 or visit

Senior Celebration May 11

The 24th annual Senior Celebration will take place Thursday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Casino Fandango Ballroom. It is free.

The event will feature local experts, product and service demonstrations, raffle drawings, and activities. Space is limited.

For information or to register, call 970-948-3062 or visit

Soroptimist International LunaFest May 11

Soroptimist International of Carson City will present its LunaFest, a screening of short films by and about women on Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center.

The program will feature a presentation of local honorees who have made a difference in the community, as well as empower, enrich and energize sponsors.

Ticket cost is $40 and will include two drinks and desserts. The virtual event will be available for 48 hours starting May 20 and can be accessed online at Ticket cost is $20.

All proceeds will provide funding for education, training and scholarships.

For information or to purchase tickets, call 775-297-4883, email or visit

NAMI to host gala May 12

The National Alliance of Mental Illness Western Nevada will host its sixth annual Unmasked Gala on Friday, May 12 in the Casino Fandango Ballroom.

Doors open for enhanced experience admission at 5 p.m. and general admission at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, awards, a silent and live auction, as well as performances by Evan Hansen.

For information or tickets, visit

Tahoe Rim Trail community event May 13

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association invites all communities to its annual meeting and awards event on Saturday, May 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, 1595 N. Sierra St., in Reno.

The event will feature exploration of the 23-acre arboretum, a presentation, awards ceremony, as well as snacks and refreshments. Cost is free.

For information, call 775-298-4485 or email

St. Mary’s Art Center exhibition reception May 14

St. Mary’s Art Center will host an opening reception of Meaning: The Search For, a large-scale solo exhibition by Las Vegas artist Nancy Good on Sunday, May 14 from 1-4 p.m.

The exhibition explores the range and evolution of Good’s work and features paintings, sculptural canvas, and murals. The exhibition is on view through Aug. 13.

Good will also present an in-person gallery talk during the reception at 2 p.m. The center is at 55 N. R St., in Virginia City.

For information, visit

Education Scholarship open to high school graduates

High school graduates in the Carson City and Dayton area, including those who are homeschooled, are encouraged to apply for the 2023 Education Scholarship.

Finalists will share their education and career goals with the membership of the Carson City Republican Women’s Club on Tuesday, May 16 at the Casino Fandango.

A formal presentation of the awards is planned for the CCRW membership team June 3 at the Governor’s Mansion and at the awardees high school Award’s Nite.

For information, visit

Cinema Club to present ‘Overboard’ May 18

The Carson City Classic Cinema Club will present “Overboard” on Thursday, May 18 in the Black Box Theatre, 449 W. King St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. After film trivia and discussion, the film will begin at 6:30 p.m.

General admission is $5 at the door. Students of any age are free with ID. You do not need to be a club member to attend. Popcorn will be available for $1.

For information, visit

Carson Tahoe Home and Garden show May 19-21

The Carson Tahoe Home & Garden Show will be May 19-21 at the Carson City Community Center. The event will showcase a variety of goods and services for the home and outdoors.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop for fresh produce and unique goods at the Farmer’s Market. To become a vendor, call Elaine or Laura at 775-340-2045 or 925-550-1525 to reserve booth space.

The event is free and open to the public.

Newton center golf tournament May 20

Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to join the Newton Learning Center for its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 20 at Washoe Golf Course, 2601 Foley Way.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with tournament tee-off at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon.

Players will have the opportunity to win 3 hole-in-one prizes, including an Oahu Hawaiian vacation, a set of Callaway X Hot Irons, and a $500 prepaid Mastercard.

Cost is $150 per person or $550 for a foursome and includes green fee, cart, and range balls.

For information or to register, visit

Annual Cops and Kids event May 20

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Cops and Kids event on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the sheriff’s office.

The event will provide a fun and interactive environment for kids and their families, while also promoting positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Various law enforcement entities including the K9 Unit, SWAT, traffic, detectives, and the Special Enforcement Team will be present. Children will have the opportunity to see a range of law enforcement tools, such as police gear, patrol cars, and SWAT vehicles.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 775-283-7809 or email

Veterans appreciation barbecue May 27

Reach for Joy will host a veterans appreciation barbecue on Saturday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at High Sierra Fellowship, 1250 Gilman Ave., in Gardnerville.

The event is free and open to all veterans and their spouses and friends. Guests will enjoy tri-tip, chicken, beans, rolls, and Yogurt beach will cater dessert.

For information, call 775-901-1226.

Tractor club presents Antique Engine and Tractor show

Northern Nevada’s Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Club will hold its 26th annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4.

The event will include a tractor pull contest, displays of antique tractors, gas engines, vintage cars, trucks, and machinery, a silent auction, raffle tractor, swap meet, food vendors, antique and tractor memorabilia vendors.

Entry fee is $10 for adults and free for children younger than 12.

For information or to reserve a swap meet space, contact Jim Miller at 618-520-3326 or email

Lyon County Senior Services ‘Baseball Day’ June 11

In support of the Lyon County Senior Services Division, the community is invited to attend Baseball Day on Sunday, June 11 at the Greater Nevada Field in Reno.

The Tacoma Rainiers will face the Reno Aces at 1:05 p.m. Transportation will be available. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

For information, call 775-463-6550.

Celebrate Veterans Resource Center refurbishment

The Carson City Chamber Leadership Institute is refurbishing the Veterans Resource Center at WNC and invites community members to support the project.

A ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at WNC in Carson City.

For information, call 775-492-9155 or email

Downtown Revival Car Show July 8

The 2023 Carson City Downtown Revival Car Show is set for Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Carson Street between Robinson and 5th streets.

Local celebrities will be judges at the event. All proceeds will benefit Carson City Life Choices and the Veterans’ Guest House.

For information or to register, call Sharon at 775-324-7759 or email

Tai Ji Quan class at Carson City Library

Join the UNR Extension for its Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. through July 13.

Instruction provided by Lisa Taylor will help improve muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility as well as reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Classes will be held at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

For information, call 775-887-2252 or email

Indianhead Division annual reunion Sept. 20-24

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association will hold its 100th annual reunion Sept. 20-24 in Colorado Springs. All those who have served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division are invited.

For information, contact Mike at 919-356-5692 or email

Carson High Safe Grad Fun Run postponed

The 11th annual Carson High Safe Grad 5k Fun Run has been postponed until October.

Interested attendees can register at or mail in form/check made payable to Carson High Safe Grad Booster, P.O. Box 485, Carson City, NV 89702.

Assistance with youth sports fees

The Adam Whitt Foundation is accepting applications from youth needing assistance with participation fees associated with sports.

Funds are available to qualifying families with youth ages 10-18 and can be used for registration fees, travel expenses, new or used equipment, and other athletic expenses.

For information, go to

Least Resistance Training Concepts seeks volunteers

Least Resistance Training Concepts is seeking volunteers willing to be part of a skilled and well-coordinated team, providing public service.

The Technical Large Animal Rescue team serves much of Nevada’s Virginia Range and surrounding counties, regularly working in the Carson City and Dayton areas help to protect the public and wild horses.

For information, email or visit

Foster Grandparent program seeks volunteers

The Foster Grandparent program is seeking seniors older than 55 to volunteer in mentoring and tutoring children throughout the community.

Volunteers who meet income guidelines will receive a stipend of $3.15 per hour while accruing sick and vacation time with paid holidays, as well as orientation, training, and reimbursement for travel.

For information, contact Sheri Brown at 775-358-2768 or email

Computer Corps seeks volunteers

Volunteers will have the chance to learn about technology, earn a computer, as well as credits for upgrades, repairs, and parts, receive a crate of food each day and free lunch.

Computer Corps is located at 4630 Highway 50 East in Carson City and is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, call 775-883-2323 or email

Spirit of Hope seeks donations

Spirit of Hope is seeking help to “Keep The Lights On.” Residents are low-income seniors and disabled and have been previously homeless.

Donations are accepted online at, in person or by mail at 411 N. Division St., in Carson City.

Donations from literacy program

The Fernley Republican Women Literacy program has donated several dictionaries and books through its Dictionary Project, Mamie Eisenhower Library program, as well as the Bow Wow Books program. Programs provide children with the opportunity to improve their reading skills.

For information, call 775-575-4058 or visit

Nevada State Prison seeks historic donations

The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is seeking donations of historic items.

The society is looking for original photos, old uniforms, inmate-made weapons, crafts or art, or anything with a connection to the prison.

To donate, contact Glen Whorton at 775-722-0394.

Stay Strong Stay Healthy exercise sessions

Stay Strong Stay Healthy exercise sessions will run for eight weeks on Monday and Wednesday at 2:10 p.m. at the Carson City Elks Lodge to assist in increasing flexibility, strength, and balance among older adults. Sessions are free. Space is limited.

For information or to reserve a spot, call Lisa at 775-887-2252.

Recording station open in Fernley

The Lyon County Recorder’s Office has opened a recording station in the lobby of the library at 575 Silver Lace Blvd., in Fernley. The station is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, visit

Kit Carson Toastmasters Club seeks members

The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club in Carson City meets every Tuesday at 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Adams Hub, 111 W. Proctor St.

Participate in a program for developing your communication and leadership skills and experience how others improve their speaking and listening skills in an atmosphere of fellowship and fun.

For information, call 775-600-9025 or go to

Schuette hosting ‘Coffee with Lisa’

Carson City Supervisor Lisa Schuette will host “Coffee with Lisa” from 7-8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. Schuette invites the public to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss concerns and ideas.

Senior Center movie club

The Carson City Senior Center hosts free movies on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Showings are held in the Tahoe Room at the center. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and a light sweater.

For information, contact the Senior Center at 775-883-0703.

Advocates offers support groups, counseling

Advocates to End Domestic Violence has open support groups for domestic violence survivors as well as an opportunity for individual counseling for survivors of domestic or sexual violence.

The support groups are held at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. These groups are free and open to the public. The individual counseling is also free and limited appointments are available by calling 775-883-7654. Groups and counseling will be facilitated by Dr. Sheri Skidmore.

Ogres-Holm pottery workshop

Introduction to the wheel is each Thursday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. The three-hour session consists of small group instruction and includes clay, glaze and firings. Cost is $75.

For information, call 775-461-3616 or visit

String ensemble sessions at Senior Center

Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players adult intermediate string ensemble sessions are held Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center.

Participants, ranging in age from 20s to senior citizens, develop skills in ensemble music playing and performance. The group is led by Sue McGarraugh.

For information contact Sue at 775-450-5584 or at

Knights of Columbus bingo

Knights of Columbus bingo will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with warmup games starting at 6:15 p.m.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, tuna sandwiches/salads, chips, beer, wine, and soda can be purchased. The event is open to the public (21 and older). Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

For information, contact John Solt at 775-265-5719 or

Knights of Columbus food drive

Knights of Columbus hosts a food drive on the third Friday of each month from 9-11 a.m. in the St. Gall parking lot, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

All food and money collected will be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

For information, contact Ron Sanchez at 775-881-8672 or

Literacy Volunteers offers one-on-one tutoring

Literacy Volunteers for Children has tutors to help students improve their reading skills. Using the Barton Reading and Spelling system, students meet twice a week for one hour for one-on-one tutoring. For information or to register, contact Jan at 775-885-1010.

Prestige Senior Living online assessment

Prestige Senior Living invites people to determine their risk of falling with a free online assessment.

Participants will be guided through a series of questions to access strength, flexibility, and balance as well as common health concerns that can also lead to an increased risk of falling.

Results will show potential risks and provide participants with resources and information.

The assessment can be found online at

National Guard retirees meet monthly

Nevada National Guard retirees meet for breakfast every month on the second Monday. The breakfast, which begins at 8 a.m. is held at the Elks Lodge, 515 Nevada St., in Carson City. The breakfast also features a guest speaker.

For reservations, contact Nevada National Guard Retirees at

Local Citizens Climate Lobby meets monthly

The Citizens Climate Lobby, Carson City Chapter, meets on the first Tuesday of the month by Zoom. Meetings are open to the public and held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a social half-hour. For information or to request a Zoom link, email

Student exchange program seeks representatives

The ASSE International Student Exchange program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students.

Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students in their community, and interview American students who wish to live and learn abroad. Compensation is based on the number of students supervised.

For information, call 800-733-2773, email or visit


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