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Halloween’s a’ coming so make a scarecrow with your children

by Kim Riggs

Carson High basketball boys will shoot for the hoops at the annual “Beer and Brats” Saturday at the Carson Station Grill.

Sample beers and sink your teeth into a tasty bratwurst as you check out the silent-auction table. Rick Murdock, alumni of Carson High School, has made a donation from the El Dorado hotel and casino in Reno.

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With Halloween coming soon, catch the Children’s Museum’s “Make a Scarecrow Day” Saturday. Bring old clothes, hats, gloves, scarves, overalls – whatever you feel your scarecrow should wear to frighten birds away. Also the museum will have a trick-or-treat event for children and parents. I will give more information next week.

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If you can’t get to the Children’s Museum, go to Sprint Cellular Store the following weekend to make a scarecrow and enjoy some Roundtable pizza. Proceeds benefit Carson City elementary schools.

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American Youth Soccer Organization is teaming up with the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation and Sun Safe City Program Saturday to sponsor “Bowling for Sun Safety” for all ages. There will also be a Skin Cancer Awareness Expo featuring health-related booths and exhibits.

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John Vettel dropped me a line about his son’s up-and-coming performance in the Western Nevada Performing Arts’ “A Tribute to Broadway” at the Community Center. The high-energy song-and-dance musical features the music from “42nd Street,” “Oliver!” “A Chorus Line” and “Will Rogers’ Follies.”

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In November, Raley’s is starting an easy way to help your favorite school by saving Campbell soup labels and General Mills educational box tops. Drop them off at Raley’s, earmarked for your school. This helps schools purchase free educational items.

Out & about

Who: Western Nevada Performing Arts’ “A Tribute to Broadway”

What: An expanded version of a performance at Disneyland over the Nevada Day weekend. The presentation will be about 1 1/2 hours, with about a 20-minute intermission.

Where: Community Center

When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday

Cost: General admission $12, seniors and students $10, families (two adults and up to three kids) $40

Who: Carson High School basketball’s Beer and Brats

What: Silent auction and raffle with a special gift from former 49ers quarterback Steve Young

Where: Carson Station Rotisserie Grill

When: Saturday

Cost: $25 for all you can eat

Contact: Bruce Barnes, 887-3479, or Carlos Mendugia, 720-3234

Proceeds benefit: CHS basketball

Who: Children’s Museum “Make a Scarecrow Day”

What: Bring old clothes, hats, gloves, scarves, overalls, etc.

Where: 813 N. Carson St.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free with paid admission to the museum

Contact: Ken Beaton at 884-2226

Who: AYSO and Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation

What: Sun Safe City Program sponsors “Bowling for Sun Safety”

Where: Carson Lanes, 4600 Snyder Ave.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Contact: 267-4328

Proceeds benefit: Local AYSO teams

Who: Sprint Cellular teams up with Roundtable Pizza for “Build Your Own Scarecrow Day”

Where: Eagle Station Center, South Carson and Koontz Lane

When: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 30

Cost: $10

Contact: 888-8855

Next week: The Carson High Holiday Craft Fair is in November. The Carson High yearbook committee will have some surprises thanks to Brenda Wipfli, who sent a check for her son Camron Wipfli’s yearbook and purchased an extra one for a senior who cannot afford one. I’ll tell you how you can help.

If you would like your information to be included please e-mail me at kimriggs@att.net.