Events to celebrate a happy Mother’s Day |

Events to celebrate a happy Mother’s Day

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

I can’t imagine my life without my mother and I also am beyond grateful that I am a mother to my three amazing children. It is the best job in the universe. So take a moment this weekend. call your mom. say I love you and if you live here, there are some local events you can attend with your mom, grandma, mom mentor or your children.

R.S.V.P. carnival

First, hit the rides at R.S.V.P. “Salute to Moms” Spring Fair , which starts today. The four-day carnival has arrived at Mills Park for the 25th year. You can mosey on down Thursday through Sunday for the four-day event. If you’re strapped for funds, they have a website that will give a $5 discount coupon to print and use.

WHO: RSVP’s Home Companion and Lifeline Programs

WHAT: All day Sunday, Mother’s Day, moms can ride for free with a ticketed child

WHEN: 4-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Mills Park

COST: Special all-day ride passes Friday-Sunday for $25. A $5 discount coupon can be printed from the website

CONTACT: Janice Ayres at 687-4680, Ext 2

WEB: www.

B&B tour in VC

This event is not only fun but historical. During the third annual Mother’s Day Open House, four Virginia City bed and breakfasts will give you a rare glimpse into the roaring beautiful homes built in the days of the Gold Rush. Good time to check out if you want a wedding catered at these fine establishment or to house a guest this summer coming from out of town. Personally, I just love the town and all its history. Stop by Gold Hill and say hello to chef Randy and head up for a fun relaxing Mother’s Day.

WHO: Mother’s Day Open House in Virginia City

WHAT: Each inn has a special tie to the history of Virginia City. Costumed innkeepers will take guests on brief tours and discuss the colorful history of the establishment

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Tour the Chollar Mansion, a former B&B, the Cobb Mansion, Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, and the B Street House Bed and Breakfast.

COST: Admission is free and light refreshments (tea, coffee, and cookies) will be offered.

CONTACT: 775-847-7231


Elk’s Lodge fishing derby

I know there are a few mom’s like me that like to fish, not mentioning any names, Suzanne Wright. You can bring your children or grandchildren and head over to Davis Creek State Park off of Old Highway 395, South Washoe for a day at the annual Carson Elk’s Lodge #2177 Randy’s Annual Fishing Derby. I really enjoying the Elk’s and Emblem members. Both these groups have an amazing bunch of individuals in Carson who provide so much. And this event is all about the kids.

WHO: Randy’s Annual Fishing Derby

WHAT: Fishing 9-11:30 a.m. Kids ages 4-12 years are invited to fish

WHEN: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday

WHERE: Davis Creek State Park off of Old Highway 395, South Washoe

COST: Free. Every child will win a prize.

CONTACT: Carol Parks 882-3751 or

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