Local briefly Nov. 27 | NevadaAppeal.com

Local briefly Nov. 27

Reading tutors available

Does your child hate to read? Is your child bright in many ways but still struggles with reading and spelling?

Literacy Volunteers for Children offers one-on-one tutoring. Call Jan Whitemore at 885-1010 for information.

Volunteer help brings smiles to faces

On Dec. 17, volunteers from all walks of life come together for a great cause. They dress up in Santa suits and elf costumes and bring joy and happiness to homebound and senior citizens with limited financial resources by visiting them with gifts provided by business owners and members of the community.

Each year, the group visits 150-200 in the Carson area by working closely with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

“Friends to All, Inc.” is seeking the names and addresses of seniors people may know who could use this caring visit. Call Gwen Pradere at 775-884-0180 in Carson City to add their names to the list.

The group also is accepting donations of cash, crossword large print puzzle books if possible, slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, 2012 calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies or nuts, and gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver – basically anything that a homebound senior may be able to use.

Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Fountainhead Associates, Inc. office located at 312 W. Fourth St., Carson City, NV 89703 during regular business hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or a volunteer can pick up your donation, if necessary.

Raiders boosters to help seniors

On Dec. 10, the Carson City Raiders Booster Club will honor its annual Christmas commitment to homebound seniors in the community by shopping for gifts at Walmart and delivering wrapped presents to the seniors the following day.

Club members are actively involved year-around in raising funds to make the holidays merrier for homebound seniors, and plan to adopt as many seniors as possible this year and provide them with gifts from their modest wish lists.

The club is seeking donations from the community to help make this event a success for the seniors.

Chili’s Bar & Grill in north Douglas County also is offering their support by donating 15 percent of patrons’ checks who bring in a flier between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Dec. 2.

To obtain a flier or to make a donation for the homebound seniors’ Christmas gifts, contact Ed Cabello at eccabello@sbcglobal.net or call 775-246-4662.

Holiday art sale

and open house

The Brewery Arts Center’s Artisans Store will host a Holiday Art Sale and Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

There will be handmade artwork including jewelry, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, photography, metal artwork, soap, silk painted scarves, handmade ties, and oil, watercolor and silk paintings. All work is for sale.

Demonstrations in jewelry making, pottery-hand building/wheel throwing, painting and gourd making will also take place.

The Brewery Arts Center is located at 449 W. King St. Visit http://www.breweryarts.org or call 775-883-1976 for more information.