VVA Camos to Classrooms
From Camos to Classrooms, the Veterans Scholarship Gala for the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College is Nov. 4 at the National Automobile Museum in Reno.
Featured guest speaker is Col. John Kruger, chief of staff for the Nevada Army National Guard.
Tickets are $125 per person for general seating. There are also table sponsor opportunities.
For questions and sponsor opportunities, contact the events coordinator at 650-888-1564.
This is a nonpolitical event sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 Vietnam Veterans of America.
Veterans Day parade
The annual Veterans Day Parade in Virginia City is Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on C Street.
To participate, complete the online event form by going to https://visitvirginiacitynv.com/parade-entry-form/.
Care Partner Workshop
The Parkinson Support Center of Northern Nevada and the Northern Nevada Alzheimer's Association have joined together to offer a special workshop for Care Partners. This event on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort will feature Rosalys Peel, nurse educator and acclaimed author of the book "Mike & Me." Peel will lead discussions about forming circles of support, staying in love and other topics.
In addition, Claire Day of the Alzheimer's Association will speak on current research in brain health. Admission price includes a nice lunch, an autographed copy of the book "Mike & Me" and access to information from a limited number of select sponsors.
This workshop is all about bringing loving care partners together to share experiences, learn from experts, and support one another.
For information go to pscnn.org
Healthy Teaching Kitchen
The Healthy Teaching Kitchen program at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, 955 Kirman Ave., in Reno, provides veterans with nutrition knowledge, cooking skills, and guided practice to build confidence in cooking at home with healthy, minimally processed foods.
This monthly in person and virtual teaching kitchen program has been created to support Veterans with healthy meal planning, preparation, cooking, and nutrition education. Classes occur the first Wednesday of every month from 10-11 a.m. and you can participate either in-person at the VA or virtually.
Veteran/Supporter of the Month
The next Veteran of the Month/ Veteran Supporter of the Month ceremony is Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Old Assembly Chambers, Nevada Capitol.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services conducts the ceremony.
Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno can help with academic advisement, college applications, educational benefits, academic review and referrals to community resources.
For information call 775-829-9007 or email vub@TMCC.edu. The website is vub.tmcc.edu.
Wreaths Across America
The annual Wreaths Across America program is two months away, but the fundraising to place a wreath on every veteran’s grave is continuing for both the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Fernley and the Churchill County Cemetery.
The Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony is planned for Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. at the NNVMC and noon at Fallon. Although the nation places wreaths at the same time around the world, the delayed time at Fallon allows the Fernley participants to attend the local event. Veterans will be recognized in all 50 states and territories and at overseas cemeteries.
To order a wreath for Fernley’s NNVMC event, go to nnvc.org and click on Wreaths Across America for the pdf form, or mail your donation to: Nevada Veterans Coalition; P.O. Box 415; Fernley, NV 89408.
To order for Fallon, go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.com. The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Local organizers said it’s important to enter the group and location IDs so the wreaths may be earmarked for Fallon.
Women Veterans Social
A women veterans fall social is Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bundox Bocce at the Renaissance Hotel in Reno.
To RSVP or inquire, contact Ortiz.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to the Association of the United States Army William C. Westmoreland Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 10 at the Tamarack Junction in Reno.
The guest speaker will be Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith, USA retired, the AUSA vice president of Leadership and Education. Smith received his commission from Georgia Southern University (GSU) in 1983 as a Field Artillery officer. In 1985, he graduated from GSU with a bachelor's degree in accounting and as a distinguished military graduate. He branched as a chemical officer.
For information contact email@example.com
Nevada Guard monthly meetings
• The Nevada Air Guard’s monthly breakfast is on the second Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Reno Elks Club. Cost is $10. For information or to confirm, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no breakfast in December.
• The Nevada Army Guard’s breakfast is on the second Monday of the month at 8 a.m. at the Carson City Elks Club. Cost is $8. For information or to confirm, email email@example.com. There will be no breakfast in December.
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