Community Briefly for May 14 |

Community Briefly for May 14

Lyon County Fly-in open to kids, pilots

The 2011 Lyon County Fly-In continues a 15-year tradition of bringing aviation opportunities to the youth of the area.

The Fly-In is being held on Armed Forces Weekend, May 21-22 at the Silver Springs/Lyon County Regional Airport. Pilots from throughout the west fly in for the day or weekend to showcase the planes that many of them restored by hand, and the airport now has fuel available.

The Fly-In will treat each pilot to a pancake breakfast, served 7-10 a.m. both mornings. There will be a pilot raffle, a pair of custom sheepskin airplane seat covers. Each pilot will get a raffle ticket free when they register at the Fly-In, and each registering pilot will receive a bronze medallion commemorating 150 years of Lyon County.

The Lyon County Fly-In offers the Young Eagles First Flight program, where youth ages 8-17 can fly free with a general aviation pilot. This encourages young people to consider their future in math, science or aviation. The Experimental Aircraft Association chapter in Truckee will provide the pilots, who volunteer their time, their plane, and their expertise.

The Fly-In is family-friendly with crafts, food, entertainment, raffles, classic cars, motorcycles, military, gunfighters, hot air balloons, monster truck rides, and much more. Check the website for updated lists of activities and raffle prizes, at For more information, call 887-1294.

Farewell set for Joe McCarthy

A farewell get-together for Joe McCarthy, who has worked for years as Carson City’s redevelopment director, will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St.

McCarthy will be taking on new responsibilities as the director of the Carson City Artists Initiative.

For more information, cal Eva Chwalisz at 283-7080.

Open house will offer transportation answers

A transportation open house will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legislative Building on Carson Street.

Answers will be provided as to how transportation improvements bring more jobs to Northern Nevada and what’s on the road ahead for trails, roads, transit and air travel.

Attendees will be able to preview proposals and plans for key community transportation projects that reinforce the connection between trails, roads, transit and air, provide input to the city’s transportation project partners, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages

Hosts include the Tahoe Transportation District and Northern Nevada Transportation Collaborative in cooperation with Nevada Department of Transportation, Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission, U.S. Forest Service, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Carson City Parks, Washoe County Parks, Douglas County, Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Nevada State Parks.

Public transportation includes JAC, RTC INTERCITY and BLUEGO

For directions and more details, call 775-589-5500 or go to

Time to sign up for summer swim lessons

Summer swim lessons are just around the corner. Sessions will begin June 13 and are open to children 3 years and up.

Registration begins can be done online at

For more information including times, cost and session dates, please call 887-2242 or visit the website.

Barbecue to benefit Food for Thought

Food for Thought has one major fundraiser annually, and this year, it will be a barbecue in the backyard of the Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street from 4-8 p.m. May 20.

Cost is $50 per person, and tickets are available at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce office, second floor, 1900 S. Carson St.

Food for Thought is a local charitable organization formed specifically to address the nutrition needs of school children within the Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City and Douglas County areas. Currently, this fine The organization serves more than 800 children providing them with weekend backpacks of food to tide them over until they can be given meals in the schools.

Grab your friends, saddle up and enjoy a wonderful BBQ provided by Carson City BBQ. Activities include a silent and live auction, raffle prizes and entertainment.

For more information, call 882-1565.