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Big weekend coming up

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

This event, presented by the Carson Valley Arts Council and the Town of Genoa, will feature nationally known cowboy poets and musicians including Waddie Mitchell, Don Edwards, Paul Zarzyski, Lacy J. Dalton, David John and the Comstock Cowboys. Cowboy dinners, a Pleasure Trail Ride and a tour of a working ranch will also be included in this weekend-long event. There are so many things to do that I have included the website.

WHO: Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

WHAT: Fun, food, music, poetry and cowboys … great combination

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday

WHERE: Genoa

COST: One-day pass $20 adults, $10 children; other prices vary from $5 breakfast to Saturday’s 8 a.m. Ranch #1 Tour at $50 (includes lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS: 5 p.m. Friday Cowboy dinner $20; 7 p.m. Friday show with Dave Stamey, Larry Maurice with Richard Elloyan, $30; 7 p.m. Friday Western Dance with Old West Trio $10; 8 a.m. Saturday Cowboy Breakfast Vittles $5; Sunday Mason Breakfast $5

CONTACT: 782-8207 or 782-8696


17th Annual Gourmet & Golf Tournament

This tournament not only helps the community in so many ways by providing an array of services to many individuals trying hard to beat addictions, but the Community Counseling Center of Carson City is the last stand of services left locally that can assist in that fight. So thanks to Jerry at The Cracker Box, Charlie at Adele’s Restaurant and Jackolyn at Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton for again sponsoring the annual event to raise money for the center. I guarantee this tournament is always a great time with gourmet treats for all.

WHO: Community Counseling Center of Carson City

WHAT: Golf cart, a sleeve of balls, personalized bag tag, tee prizes

WHEN: 8 a.m. Sunday, registration, light breakfast and putting contest

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

COST: $150 per person, fee includes breakfast with gin fizzes, gourmet treats along the course, fun tee prizes, a prize for just entering and lunch after the tournament

CONTACT: 882-3945

REGISTER TO PLAY: Cracker Box, Js’ Old Town Bistro or Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge

Safe Grad Class of 2010 Cut-A-Thon

Safe Grad is an event sponsored by the Carson High PTSA on the night of graduation in June. Safe Grad has been a tradition in Carson City for 19 years and to help them reach the goal of making sure every graduating student can celebrate this landmark moment in their lives. Brenda Collins is opening the doors to her own hair salon, Rapunzel’s, to everyone for a cut-a-thon on Sunday. All proceeds from this event go directly to the cause.

WHO: Safe Grad Cut-A-Thon

WHAT: Walk in or by appointment (call quick)

WHEN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: 3416 Goni Road suite 131 building D (off College Parkway)

COST: Minimum $10 donation but throw in a few bucks extra to help the kids be safe!

CONTACT: Brenda Collins at 887-1414

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O., Chapter N)

The 3rd annual Amador County Wine Tour and Tasting, sponsored by P.E.O., Chapter N, raises money for women’s scholarships. Visit four wineries and during the trip there will be a raffle of several gift baskets and prizes.

WHO: P.E.O., Chapter N

WHAT: Wine Tasting and Tour with raffle prizes and gift baskets

WHEN: Saturday, May 15

WHERE: Meet in the parking lot of the old Walmart (soon to be Sportsman’s Warehouse) in South Carson City and board the bus by about 6:45 a.m., leaving at 7 a.m. returning approximately 6:45 p.m.

COST: $50 or, after May 1 $55, includes continental breakfast, box lunch, light snacks, wine-tasting fees, and raffle ticket

CONTACT: Nicole Melsheimer at 884-3856 or

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THANK YOUS: I can’t thank everyone enough. We had so many dresses donated for prom, that every girl should now have a dress. Plus Carson Middle School Counselor Allison Young received the first batch of dresses for 8th grade graduation. Thank you!