Lions and fish and flowers and more – many things to do in the Carson area |

Lions and fish and flowers and more – many things to do in the Carson area

by Kim Riggs

I t’s a busy weekend coming up, so look over these fun events.

Carson City Lions Club’s 16th annual brunch is Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center.

All the money and donations raised from this event goes to a great program, the Meals on Wheels food service for seniors who receive hot meal delivered directly to their homes.

After you enjoy brunch, you can play free bingo with cash prizes. The cost is minimal and helps local seniors.

T he Annual Tommy’s Fishing Derby at Davis Creek is Saturday. It is a free family event presented by the Carson City Elks Club.

You’re invited to bring the children out watch them catch a fish and enjoy a free hot dog or hamburger.

Don’t miss out on teaching your child how to catch the “Big One.”

I just got back from Sonora, Calif., and flowers are blooming everywhere.

The Greenhouse Garden Center is going to have several classes this weekend, including one that will teach how to plant potted containers.

There will also have two other classes: “Let’s Talk Tomatoes” and “Children’s Gardening.” All these classes are free as well as educational.

W ant to discover the Comstock this weekend? You can have a mountain dinner, hear music on the porch, and picnic on the lawn.

You can also explore the Silver City Cemetery or attend a historical ball.

All this fun will be in Virginia City during the Comstock Historic Preservation Weekend.

All proceeds go to the preservation of the Historic Fourth Ward School.

This will be a fun-filled historical weekend and family event that covers everyone’s interest. So get on the cowboy boots and head on up to the Comstock.

Have a fun weekend!

Out & About

What: Carson City Lions Club 16th annual Brunch for Meals on Wheels

When: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday

Cost: $4 for adults; $3 for seniors and children 12 and under

Contact: Phil Elliott at 883-6669 to make a donation

What: Tommy’s Annual Fishing Derby for kids 2-12

When: Saturday – registration 8:30- 9 a.m., fishing 9-11 a.m.

Where: Davis Creek Regional Park

Contact: Carson City Elks Lodge 2177, 882-2177

What: “Container Planting,” “Let’s Talk Tomatoes” and “Children Gardening” gardening seminars

When: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Sunday, respectively

Where: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

Contact: Jean Boniett at 882-8600 or go to

What: 19th annual Comstock Historic Preservation Weekend

When: Thursday-Sunday

Contact: Barbara Mackey 847-0975, 537 South C St., Virginia City; or go to

Next week: Check out what there is for seniors in Carson City this summer, and an update on youth programs from basketball clinics to mountain climbing.

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