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Veterans Summit 2023

The Veterans Summit provides information on Veterans Service Officers, veterans originations, VA healthcare representatives, employment assistance, education information and more.

• Topaz Ranch Estates: Sept. 20. Wellington Community Center, 3-5 p.m.

• Eureka/Austin: Eureka Opera House: Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For information on the summit, contact

AARP workshop

The 2023 AARP Livable Communities Workshop will explore how local leaders can advance economic development.

The free online workshop will be held Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join national leaders, practitioners and AARP staff and volunteers for a deep dive into four core themes — Built Environment, Digital Connections, Work and Jobs, and Local Economies.

A variety of presentations from more than 30 speakers will showcase effective livability strategies, initiatives and programs that benefit local economies for people of all ages.

For information and to register, visit

Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Join the upcoming VA Women Veterans Healthy Teaching Kitchen classes. Making healthy food choices is the best thing you can do for your health. Learning how to cook can be one step toward getting healthier foods on your plate.

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.

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.

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.

Veterans Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program. For information, call 775-829-9007 or email The website is

Sparks VFW golf tournament

Sparks VFW Post 3396 will sponsor a golf outing at Red Hawk Golf and Resort on Sept. 15 to support a number of charities.

For information, contact

Proceeds from the golf tournament will also sponsor scholarships.

Homeless veteran event

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Homeless Veteran Annual Stand Down is Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Veterans Outreach Center, 350 Capitol Hill Ave., in Reno.

For information email

2023 Mustang Reunion

The Mustang Reunion is the main event for Sept. 23. For those arriving early, there’s the Mustang Golf Tournament the day prior on Sept. 22. The reunion is at the Reno Elks Lodge.

Register and pay at Look under the "EVENTS" tab, and you'll see a link to the reunion as well at the golf tourney.

You may send a check to Sean Laycox, 1721 Burwood Circle, Reno, NV 89521.

AUSA dinner

The Association of the United States Army William C. Westmoreland Veterans Day dinner will be 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 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

MOAA fall dinner

The fall dinner of the Military Officers Association of America is Sept. 20 at the Tamarack Casino, 13101 S. Virginia St., in Reno.

Members of Sierra Nevada MOAA Chapter and guests are welcome. MOAA is a professional association of U.S. military officers.

Cost is $60 per person after Sept 6 .

Register on line or to use credit cards.

Stand Down

Stand Down: Elks Help Veterans in Need is Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center’s gym, 851 E. William St.

Be part of the change in Carson City and surrounding areas. Transportation will be available (Free JAC rides all day for veterans). Reserve your resource table, make a donation or volunteer your time. For information, call or text 775-301-0605. You may also email

Golf tourney benefits Veterans Guest House

The 10th Annual Al Porta Memorial Tournament held in honor of decorated World War II veteran Al Porta will be Sept. 24 at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley.

All proceeds will benefit Veterans Guest House, a local nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the veteran community has access to the medical care they need.

Those who wish to participate can choose from purchasing a foursome for $520 or individually at $130 per player. Each player will receive a boxed lunch, cart, and range balls. Players can purchase mulligans and raffle tickets. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Individuals or organizations wishing to sponsor may contact Patrice Klaich, donation relations manager, at or 775-324-6958. For information, go to

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

• 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

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