Community briefly July 7 |

Community briefly July 7

Northern Nevada Pond Club presents Pond Tour 2011

Pond Tour 2011 will be held Saturday. The tour will examine the beauty of ponds and also show tour-goers how ponds can be integrated into any type of home landscape. Exchange ideas about pond construction and water gardening. Discover why the Japanese call koi the “Living Jewels.”

This is a traveling tour through Carson City’s and Douglas County’s ponds.

The tour schedule includes Carson City Ponds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Douglas County Ponds from noon to 4 p.m. Exact addresses and a map will be provided with purchase of tickets.

Ticket prices are $10 per person or $15 per couple. They are available at the Greenhouse Garden Center on Curry Street in Carson City; at Carson Valley Garden and Ranch, Highway 395 in Gardnerville; and at Plant IT Nursery on Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

For more information, call Mona Coleman at 775-887-0330 or Sharon Dunk at 775-267-0336.

Help save endangered macaw

The Hyacinth Preservation Society Inc., for preservation of the endangered hyacinth macaw, is up for a grant that will enable it to continue rescuing birds, pay for medical care, food, etc., but votes are needed. People can vote a number of ways:

• Text 107485 to 73774

• Vote through a Facebook page at http://www.refresh

• Register regular emails through http://www.refreshevery and vote there. Type hyacinth in the search box, and the group is the only one that pops up.

“We need people to vote every day in the month of July,” said organization president Cara O’Keefe. For information, email Cara

O’Keefe at

Nevada Business Connections July breakfast meeting

The next monthly Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting will be at 8 a.m. July 20.

This breakfast features two presentations: Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business from the University of Nevada, Reno; and Jeff Hardcastle, Nevada state demographer. Both will discuss their roles in economic development for Northern Nevada.

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at the Gold Dust West Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East. The meeting is scheduled for one hour. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for guests. RSVP to NBC at 775-822-8306 or kris@

NBC is a private business recruitment and expansion organization formed in July 2008. It has 230 members serving Northern Nevada with offices in Reno and

Carson City.

‘Intro to Soroptimist’ session offered

Carson City Soroptimists invite local businesswomen and those recently retired to an “Intro to Soroptimists” session at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The wine and cheese social will be held at the Marilyn Lewis State Farm Insurance office, 321 W. Winnie Lane, Suite 106.

Attendance is limited. Those interested may reserve a spot by calling Marilyn at 775-882-4875.

Senior outing trip for July

Happy Senior Tours will go to Harveys on July 12.

The bus will load at 7:45 a.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 901 Beverley Drive, and return to the center at 4 p.m.

Cost is $17. The casino will give each guest $10 in free play plus a food voucher for the day.

To register contact the senior center at 775-883-0703.