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Back to school and football time

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

Quick reminder to all readers, school is starting so please pay attention to school zones as you go to work!


Frank Taylor with Sertoma of Carson City has Football Books available. Purchasers of books get a square for each of the 16 Monday night football games. Weekly winners receive an allotted cash prize, which will be determined from final game score. All the proceeds benefit Carson City children with hearing problems, cancer or diabetes.

Football Books

WHAT: Sertoma of Carson City Football Books

WHEN: Weekly, you can win $50 if you guess the final score

COST: $20

CONTACT: Books are available at Decades Lounge, Q’s Restaurant, or by calling Frank Taylor at 885-7579.


The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off is finger-licking good, so it’s no surprise thousands make their way to Victorian Square in Sparks.

The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off brings it all together from dozens of rib cookers, hundreds of craft and vendor booths and free entertainment including nightly headline acts.

This year will be the 19th annual rib cook-off, and one you’ll want to keep on coming back, too.

Rib Cook-off

WHAT: John Ascuaga’s Nugget Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off

WHERE: Victorian Square, Sparks

WHEN: Wednesday-Sept. 3; see Web site for details



You don’t have to go to Italy to stomp grapes – you can take off your shoes and jump right in this Saturday. All ladies are welcome to stomp away at D’Vine Wine & Bistro in the first Carson Crush contest when you join the wine walk.

Don’t forget to pick up your glass from a participating vendor like Carson Nugget, the Horseshoe or D’Vine Wine & Bistro – there are more than 30 downtown merchants participating. It’s fun stopping in the cute shops, sipping on wine and munching on appetizers.

Wine Walk

WHAT: Old Town Wine Walk

WHERE: Downtown Carson City

WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Saturday

COST: $10 per person, included is an engraved glass to sample all the wines and appetizers



Come out and help Soroptimist International help local women in receiving the assistance they cannot find anywhere else. The Soroptimist International of Carson City’s Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament makes a difference in saving lives.

A hard-working mother of three who doesn’t work more than 40 hours and does not have insurance, a young college student trying to get by or a homeless woman in need of help … These women come from all walks of life and they need help.

Golf Tournament fundraiser

WHAT: Soroptimist International of Carson City sixth annual Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

WHEN: 8 a.m. Sept. 29

COST: $75

CONTACT: 882-3051

NEXT WEEK: Learn about Hunter Chambers and the “Hunter’s Tree of Hope”

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