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Jazz, poetry, Memory Walk, and logo contest coming up

Kim Riggs
Special to the Appeal

WHAT: Music, poetry and swing dance lessons

WHERE: Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 8 to 10 p.m.

COST: Admission is $5 general, $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc., and free for ages 18 and under. Swing dance instruction from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is $5 additional.

CONTACT: For information call the Mile High Jazz Band at 883-4154

WEB SITE: MileHighJazz.com.

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6th annual Capitol City Memory Walk

Today an estimated 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United State. Every 71 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.

Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, including Carson City and Reno, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. This year The Capitol City Memory Walk will feature two routes. An approximately one-mile walk around the Capital building complex will be easy for anyone looking for a leisurely stroll.

For those up for a bit more of a challenge, there will be an approximately 2-mile course that winds along the blue trail through historic downtown Carson City. Come join the fun by yourself or with some friends and help raise some funds for finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

WHAT: All it takes is a pair of walking shoes to MOVE closer to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease!

WHERE: Capitol Grounds

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20 starting at 8 a.m.

COST: Donations and pledges needed.

CONTACT: To sign up as a team with your friends, family, organization, register as an individual participant, or to sign up with an existing team, contact Corneil Vacirca at 782-3100.

WEB SITE: http://www.alz.org and click on the “Memory Walk” section. It’s easy to register and raise funds online. Participants can even create their own Web sites and personalize it with pictures and stories. The site allows participants to set fundraising goals and send e-mails to friends and family asking them to join and support the walker’s efforts.


Elk’s hosts rib dinner

The Carson City Elk’s Lodge has a new look that you are welcome to come check out. This coming Saturday you can check out the “face lift” to the new game room and enjoy country ribs just in case you didn’t get enough at the Rib-Cookoff in Sparks.

WHAT: Ribbon cutting and dinner of country ribs in Italian sauce with salad and garlic bread

WHERE: 515 North Nevada St., just two blocks west of the Nugget

WHEN: Lounge opens at 2 p.m. with drinks special, must be 21 years of age to attend, Dinner served at 6 p.m.

COST: $5

CONTACT: 882-2177 for more information.


Children’s Museum sponsors logo contest

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is searching for a new logo with a tag line like “Got milk?”, “You can do it,” etc. So if you’ve got a logo idea with a tag line you could win $100. Start thinking now. Mail your graphics and suggestions to the address below. Remember that the museum is changing its programs to include pre-teens and teen programming. See the future with the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

WHO: The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

WHAT: Logo contest

WHERE: 813 N. Carson St.

WHEN: Now until October

CONTACT: 884-2226



Don’t Forget: The Carson City Downtown Wine Walk

This event is on the first Saturday of each month and includes several downtown establishments. Pick up an ID bracelet and free wine glass, which allows you to sample away, at Carson Nugget, Cactus Jack’s or D’Vine Wine and start walking.

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.