Community Briefly May 29 |

Community Briefly May 29

10th anniversary of statue dedication slated

The 10th anniversary celebration of the Snowshoe Thompson dedication of the statue in Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa will be June 19.

A program begins at 2 p.m. with refreshments at the pavilion at 2:45 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., the Nordahl Grieg Norwegian Dancers will be featured on the lawn, and at 4 p.m., free admission to the new Snowshoe exhibit will be in the Genoa Courthouse Museum.

Other participants include sculptor Don Budy, the Sons of Norway Hvitefjell Lodge from Reno, the Daughters of Norway, Queen Maud Lodge from Carson City, Norwegian Fjord horses and Norwegian dignitaries.

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson.

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A concert in the Genoa Town Park from 5-7 p.m. will feature Monique and the Kingtones. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic, beverage and low-back chair.

The concert is sponsored by the Town of Genoa. For more information, call 782-5697.

Volunteers needed for 28th annual Rendezvous

The 28th Annual Carson City Rendezvous – a living history and re-enactment event celebrating Nevada’s early days of the mid- to late 1800s is coming back to Mills Park for three days of fun, excitement, color, and pageantry June 10-12.

Volunteers are needed for the event in all capacities, including staffing the information booth, assisting with the Kids Stick Rodeo, and some more laborious jobs such as set up and tear down June 9 and then June 13.

Volunteers will receive an event shirt, food and beverages when they work. The Carson City Rendezvous is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization privately managed by NV Shows, LLC.

There will be many ongoing fun and family-friendly activities throughout the event including:

• Live Western musical entertainment, rope tricks, and cowboy poetry

• Gunfight skits from the Nevada Gunfighters

• Traditional Native American village with crafts, food, dancing and storytelling

• Civil War battle re-enactments and military campsites

• Mountain men camps where you can throw a tomahawk, shoot a cannon and see frontier living displays

• Dutch oven cooking demonstrations

• Ride on a real stagecoach from the TNT Stagelines

• Get a letter delivered to you by the Pony Express

• Railroad Museum display with a real hand car on 100 feet of track

• Meet living legends like Abe Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Kit Carson

See http://www.carsoncityrendezvous

.com or call 775-846-1130 for more information, to become a vendor or to participate in the event.

Douglas GOP Central Committee to meet

Douglas County Republican Central Committee’s June 9 meeting will be held at our new headquarters location, 1615 Highway 395, Suite B, Minden. Parking is available either in spaces marked “B” or in the overflow parking lot just south of Buckeye Road.

The social starts at 7 p.m. and the meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Kirk Lippold, candidate for U.S. Congressman, 2nd Congressional District.

Lippold is a retired Navy commander, and is seeking his first political office.

“Not being a career politician, I can look at things with new leadership and new vision and bring to the office a sense of integrity,” Lippold said.

The executive board will meet prior to the membership meeting.

An old-fashioned GOP barbecue with food, drinks, music, games, candidates and fun for the whole family will be held at The Corley Ranch in Gardnerville 4-8 p.m. July 16.

For more information, call Chair Maggie Benz at 775-782-5078 or 775-782-4GOP or visit the website

Historic church

to celebrate

150th anniversary

First Presbyterian Church celebrates its 150-year anniversary June 5.

As part of the recognition of this anniversary, the congregation plans to provide special mission projects throughout the Carson City community. The theme for the mission projects is “The Church has Left The Building: Spreading the Good News of God’s Grace.”

Projects include garden work, painting, worship services for assisted living homes, preparation of homeless kits, repair and painting of a school habitat area, and senior home repairs.

In addition, there will be one worship service at 10 a.m. June 5 featuring a mortgage burning ceremony, tours of the original sanctuary, a catered barbecue, and music entertainment provided by The Back Forty.

“Treasured Memories,” a book providing a look back at the history of the historic church, will be available.

For more information, call the church at 882-1031.

Donate old cell phones to troops

May is Military Appreciation Month, and residents can show their patriotism and pride by donating their old cell phones to help the troops call home.

In 2010, the Veterans and Family Memorial Care organization providers nationwide collected enough old cell phones to provide the troops with more than a million free calling minutes.

The goal for 2011 is two million free minutes. Each phone provides one hour of free talk time allowing the nation’s heroes to stay connected with family and friends back home.

People can drop off cell phones locally at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop St.

For more information, call 775-882-4965.

Teen candidates sought for Marine program

The Devil Pups are looking for a few really good teenagers, ages 14-17, to attend their annual summer encampment July 20-30 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Teens interested in receiving Marine-style training, can contact Major George Class USMC retired at 775-782-9521 or 775-721-5643.

Fight cancer with line dancing

A country line dance program to benefit American Cancer Society will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Community Center, Pike Street, Dayton.

Country line dancing lessons taught by Bob Truesdale are 6-7 p.m. followed by dancing to live music by Don & Nadine from 7-10 p.m.

Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. For more information, call 775-720-3198.