Community Briefly July 15 |

Community Briefly July 15

Health & Wellness event open to public

A Community Health & Wellness Event is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Colony Community Senior Center, 401 Washoe St., Carson City.

It is sponsored by Dialysis Clinic Inc., in conjunction with The Washoe Tribal Health Center.

Featured at the event will be free nutritional education, diabetes education, education on end-stage renal disease, blood pressure checks, dental education, and diabetic foot checks.

There will also be fun activities such as raffles and prizes, a bounce house for the children plus Indian tacos and crafts.

For more information, call DCI at 883-5400.

Free Chinese lessons for children at Dayton Valley Branch Library

Dayton Valley Branch Library’s summer reading program theme, “One World, Many Stories,” will include free Chinese lessons for up to 10 children per lesson at 10 a.m. today and July 22 and 29.

The teacher will be Star Erickson of Dayton, who has a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and speaks the language fluently.

“For nearly two years I lived in Taiwan and I was completely immersed in the language and culture while I was there,” Erickson said.

Erickson is also the new leader for the Dayton Task Force, part of Healthy Communities Coalition. The Chinese lessons are funded through Dayton Task Force in partnership with Dayton Library.

For more information or to reserve a spot for a child, please contact the library at 246-6212. The library is at 321 Old Dayton Valley Road in Dayton.

Carson City Grocery Outlet helps feed hungry

Carson City Grocery Outlet has announced the Independence from Hunger Campaign, a monthlong effort during July that will bring together Carson City Grocery Outlet and its customers to help feed people in Carson City who are facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity.

Customers can donate food and cash to support the local Friends in Service Helping Food Bank.

Carson City Grocery Outlet has made it simple to join the cause with these easy options for customers:

• Look for specially marked food items. These are items that F.I.S.H. currently needs. Purchase those items and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.

• Tell a Grocery Outlet cashier that you’d like to make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to F.I.S.H. Food Bank.

• Pick up information at Carson City Grocery Outlet about hunger, food insecurity and local/national resources for people in need. Be informed and willing to help.

For more information about Carson City Grocery Outlet and Independence from Hunger, go to:

Volunteers sought for Historic Resources Commission

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Historic Resources Commission. There are two positions available, one of which is in the building construction professional category.

The second position available is in one of the following categories: architect or design professional, building construction professional, archeology, anthropology, history professional or a property owner who resides within the district.

The Historic Resources Commission reviews and makes decisions regarding projects in the Carson City Historic District and/or recommendations to the Regional Planning Commission and/or Board of Supervisors regarding matters relating to Carson City historic resources.

The term of the Building Construction Professional will expire July 2013. The other term will expire February 2015. Applicants should be aware that a minimum commitment of up to 10 hours every other month is expected. All members serve without compensation. Applicants must be residents of Carson City and registered voters.

Volunteer applications can be obtained from or at the 201 N. Carson Street #2. Applications will be accepted until July 29.

For more information, call 887-2100.

Music camp planned for young musicians

The Carson Valley Music Academy will present a music camp 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 8-12, culminating with a performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

The camp for ages 8-12 costs $100. Reservations with a $25 non-refundable deposit are due by July 22.

Theme of the camp is “100 percent Chance of Rain” and based on the biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood.

Both the rehearsals and performance will take place at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

For information contact Steve Farnsley at 775-267-4148 or

Block party planned on Telegraph

Merchants on Telegraph Street are inviting folks to a Rockin’ Block Party 3-9 p.m. Saturday.

The outdoor event – on both sides of the highway – will feature beer trucks, a portable bar and the bands Bootleggers, Bad Intent and N-Denial.

The party is hosted by The Blue Bull, Mo & Sluggo’s and Kim Lee Sushi, and Lifted Cafe will abe catering.

For more information, call 885-2855.

Membership drive to be held this weekend

The VFW Post #8583 and Ladies Auxiliary Membership Drive will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Monday at Raleys, Smith’s and Scolaris.

Anyone who is a veteran of the U.S. armed Forces and has ever served overseas in a combat zone, served at any time in Korea or have ever received Imminent Danger/Hostile Fire Pay is are eligible to become a member of the local VFW Post #8583 where they can enjoy the benefits of being a member and helping other veterans.

Those eligible to become a member of the Ladies Auxiliaryinclude wives, widows, mothers, foster- and stepmothers who have performed the duties of parent, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter), foster and stepdaughters who attained that status before age 16 and for whom the duties of parent were performed; and , sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters who attained that status before age 16 are eligible to become a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.

For more information, call Commander Dan Rollberg or President Francesca Francischine at 775-392-0405.

USDA Rural Development holds stakeholder meetings

USDA Rural Development Nevada will hold a stakeholder outreach meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Monday at video-teleconference locations around the state to discuss rural development priorities for President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget and 2012 Farm Bill.

The public is invited. This meeting is important because it will provide valuable input to USDA Rural Development staff to develop priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

The public is invited to offer insights on how Rural Development can enhance its program administration and delivery to ensure that rural communities are able to access the critical programs and resources that Rural Development has to offer.

Video teleconference sites will be available in Carson City, Elko, Ely, Reno and Winnemucca. To check site locations or to request information about joining the meeting by telephone contact Jenny Taylor at (775) 887-1222, Ext. 100.

Navy League of Carson City to meet

The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will hold its bimonthly meeting on Wednesday at Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino, 2171 E. William St. The social hour is at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Speaker for the evening will be Chief Warrant Officer (W4) Scott Swan, a Navy SEAL. Warrant Officer Swan is currently stationed at NAS Fallon with the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center.

For reservations, call Bob Prater, 888-2050 or send email to The price is $25 per person.

High school reunion planned

C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento, Class of 1971, is holding its 40th high school reunion on Sept. 17 at the Frasinetti Winery.

For more information, email or call Cyndy Wright at 916-704-4952 or Steve Chan at 916-421-7777.

Democratic women to host family barbecue

The Carson City Democratic Women’s Club and Central Committee are having a Family BBQ and Carnival, 11 a,n,-3 p.m. July 23 at Ross Gold Park, E. Overland St. in South Carson City.

There will be lots of raffle prizes as well as prizes for games and other contests. There is no host wine and beer.

Cost is $15 general and $5 for children uner 12 and includes picnic food and soft drink, a ticket for the door prize and a yellow ducky. Don’t miss the chance to have your ducky drawn for a special prize.

The campaign season is starting and candidates will be there as guest speakers. All Democrats are welcome. Registration forms will be available.

RSVP and get directions to the park at 841-DEMS or 882-5704 (Joan).