Carson families primed to celebrate Halloween, Nevada Day |

Carson families primed to celebrate Halloween, Nevada Day

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

What does Halloween have in store for Carson City?

The Children’s Museum provides safe, fun and warm trick-or-treat nights Thursday and Friday with special surprises for the little ones. Come dressed in traditional Halloween costumes; princesses and goblins are welcome. Mom and Dad are can dress up, too.

At the Governor’s Mansion. amid spiders and pumpkins, Gov. Kenny Guinn will hand out treats Friday.

The annual RSVP’s Nevada Days Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday when the carnival opens. It will run from noon until midnight Friday and Saturday and noon until 10 p.m. Sunday. Beautiful fireworks will be displayed around dusk at Mills Park on Nevada Day. This is free for all, thanks to Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Greater Nevada Credit Union and individual community donations, plus a great deal of effort from organizer Janice Ayres.

Saturday is the 139th Nevada Day celebration. I hear from former chairwoman Virginia Nuzum that the new chairman, Ron Bowman, has everything ready to go. The Carson City Republican Women will start Nevada Day at the Governor’s Mansion by flipping pancakes at 7 a.m. Get your Nevada Day off to a great start with a full stomach.

The Elks Lodge will participate in the parade then you can mosey on over to see Elroy the Elk at the lodge greet children. Club members will serve hamburgers and hot dogs.

Pam Graber and Carson-Tahoe Hospital present cancer survivors modeling fashions at the Harvesting Hope benefit presented by Carson-Tahoe Hospital Foundation.

As Pam put it, “it is truly a celebration of survivorship.” The event raises funds for the new cancer center.

The second annual two-day Holiday Craft Fair hosted by the Carson High School PTSA will raise money for the school. Enjoy crafts, food, entertainment and a visit with Santa Claus. The goal is to make this a citywide event.

Who: The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s annual Trick or Treat Time

When: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Where: 813 North Carson St.

What: Trick-or-treating, pumpkin and face painting, fortune telling. Polaroid pictures available for $1

Cost: $3 per child; adults get in free.

Telephone: 884-2226

Proceeds benefit: The Children’s Museum

Who: Carson City Republican Women

What: Pancake breakfast to start Nevada Day

When: Starts 7 a.m. Saturday

Where: Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for under age 10

Proceeds benefit: Scholarships for Dayton and Carson students

Contact: Kaye Keeton, 841-3991

Who: Carson-Tahoe Hospital

When: Nov. 9

What: Harvesting Hope Benefit and Fashion Show. Models will be survivors of cancer.

Where: Carson Nugget

Time: Social hour from noon to 1 p.m., lunch, fashion show starts around 2 p.m.

Cost: Tickets $40.

Phone: 883-3308, fax 883-3429

Who: Holiday Crafts Fair

When: Nov. 15-16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Carson High School

What: More than 150 craft booths will help you with your Christmas shopping. Includes food, Santa, entertainment and a raffle. If you are interested in a crafts booth, call the number below. Also if your group wants to entertain, get on the schedule early.

Cost: Admission $1.50 or $1 with a can of food. All food donations will go to FISH.

Proceeds benefit: The CHS PTSA

Contact: Ilona Stubbs, 883-2062

A huge thank you from Advocates to End Domestic Violence to the community for donating more than 45 cell phones to help victims of domestic violence.

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