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Help out while celebrating

Kim Riggs
Special to the Appeal

With the National Homeless Count just finished and the weird cold snap in recent memory, those who want to help bring awareness to the plight of the homeless can do so Feb. 18 at Tent City here in Carson City.

Coming Wednesday, you can attend the Dialogue to End Hunger and Homelessness to discuss the upcoming event. Everyone is welcome to attend and sign up, or just come and listen – everyone counts.

Dialogue to End Childhood Hunger and Homelessness

WHERE: First Presbyterian Church

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

CONTACT: If you are coming to Tent City or dinner please R.S.V.P. with Elizabeth Dorway at or 284-5566.

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I haven’t heard much about Valentine’s Day, and usually by now I have an e-mail or two from Sunset Rotary. I’ll keep you all informed if I get one soon, but until then, the Mile High Jazz band has a fun evening planned.

There will be singing and dancing the night before Valentine’s, so grab your sweetie and head on down to Comma Coffee and take a spin on the dance floor to the wonderful live music.

Mile High Jazz Band’s Sweetheart’s Evening of Jazz

WHERE: Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

WHEN: 8-10 p.m. Feb. 13

COST: General admission is $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.; and free for age 18 and under. Dance instruction, 6-7:30 p.m., is $5 additional.

CONTACT: Call June Joplin at (775) 883-2662. For information about the Mile High Jazz Band, call (775) 883-4154, or visit their Web site

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The Carson City Elks are having a semi-formal Charity Ball at the lodge, which will include a gourmet dining experience with two tasty entrées to choose from, plus a live band performing after dinner.

All the proceeds from this fun evening go directly to the local scholarship program.

The Carson City Elks’ Charity Ball

WHERE: Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

COST: Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by Sunday.

CONTACT: For more information call the lodge at 882-2177 Tuesday through Saturday after 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the lodge lounge. Donations are greatly appreciated.

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When you talk about a construction company that donates not only money but also men, you must be talking about Miles Brothers Construction.

Last year, they supplied all the handsome champagne pourers for the Carson City Soroptimist International, “A Night at the Oscars.”

Once again, you can enjoy the awards night with all your friends. Thanks to Jennifer from Miles Brothers rounding up the brilliantly talented and nice gentlemen, you can enjoy the Oscars in true Hollywood fashion.

‘A Night at the Oscars’

WHERE: The Carson Nugget

WHEN: 5 p.m. Feb. 25

COST: $30 per person and includes a fun night of entertainment, food and complimentary champagne

CONTACT: Karen Hurles at 772-2348

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