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Become an anonymous Santa, or finance his home visits

by Kim Riggs

Terri Martin e-mailed last week inquiring about Eagle Valley Children’s Home and Carson City Sheriff’s Department Santa Patrol.

The Eagle Valley Children’s Home has 15 to 20 clients age 10 to their late 30s. Staff member Donna Clark said they can use donations all year, especially around the holidays.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department Reserves Group runs the Santa Patrol. Santa will come to your home and hand out your presents to children or grandchildren. Give Dan Tecca a call. The Santas could use individually wrapped candies and candy canes to hand out to youngsters.

The Sierra Nevada Ballet and the City of Carson Redevelopment presents ‘The Peanutcracker.” Most children cannot sit through the two-hour-plus show of the original “The Nutcracker” ballet so they have condensed it to peanut size. The show will feature professional dancers and apprentices from the Sierra Nevada Ballet and dance students from local schools.

If you want a fun but a little more modern “Nutcracker,” check out “All Jazz’d Up.” It features a new twist on jazz dancing and hipper action. Purchase your tickets and grab a coffee at Comma Coffee.

The Carson City Republican Women holiday luncheon will be a special program to help the women and children at Advocates Against Domestic Violence Shelter. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the children in the shelter and receive a free raffle ticket.

Out & About

What: Christmas donations to Eagle Valley Children’s Home

Where: 2300 Eagle Valley Ranch Road

When: Through Christmas, but donations are appreciated anytime

Call: Donna Clark, 882-1188, ext. 28

What: Carson City Sheriff’s Reserves Santa Patrol

What: Santa and his helpers deliver toys to children at your home.

Call: Dan Tecca, Santa’s Hotline, 887-2020, ext. 1900

What: “The Peanutcracker, The Story in a Nutshell”

Where: Carson City Community Center

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Cost: Free

Call: 783-3223 or e-mail:

Who: The Republican Women’s Christmas Luncheon

When: 11 a.m. Dec.14

Where: Carson Nugget, second floor

Cost: $20 and a new unwrapped toy for children

Call: Phyllis Furlong at 841-3553 for reservations

What: “All Jazz’d Up” ballet

Where: Carson City Community Center

When: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 1 p.m. Dec. 19

Cost: Adults $16; children 11 and under $10; call for senior discounts and special reservations

Call: Dance Spirit, 884-1066

Next week: Carson High School student Ashley Gonzales needs help with her Senior Project. It involves children helping children.

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