Local briefly Oct. 19 | NevadaAppeal.com

Local briefly Oct. 19

Redevelopment Citizens Committee seeks nominations

The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee is accepting nominations for a “Miracle Worker” award for people or businesses who have gone above and beyond to improve the appearance or economic vitality of Carson City’s Redevelopment District.

The Redevelopment District generally includes the commercial corridor along Carson Street from William Street south to the Douglas County border.

“You can never congratulate people too often for a job well done, and we wanted to reward someone formally for their extra effort,” said Redevelopment Authority Chairwoman and City Supervisor Shelly Aldean.

Anyone who would like to nominate a person or business, should submit a written nomination to Office of Business Development, Attn: Miracle Worker Award Nomination, 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City, NV 89701.

Nominations should detail the reasons why the efforts of the nominee should be recognized, and should include the physical address of the property, a description of the improvements or other efforts, and photos, as applicable.

Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 4, and will be considered by the RACC at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Redevelopment Area 1 was established downtown in 1986 to address deteriorating economic conditions and commercial building vacancies. Redevelopment Area 2, encompassing South Carson Street from Fairview Drive to the Douglas County border, was added to the district in 2005, primarily to retain and expand the auto dealerships in Carson City, which have historically accounted for up to one-third of the total sales tax revenues generated in Carson City.

For more information, call Aldean at 775-885-8282.

Food drive to benefit the Carson City Salvation Army

Greater Nevada Credit Union invites the public to drop off non-perishable food items during “Make a Difference Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the credit union’s Eagle Station branch, 451 Eagle Station Lane in Carson City.

All donated food will go to the Carson City Salvation Army to help local residents in need. For more information about the food drive, call Rose Smith at 775-882-2060.

Cub Scouts to place flags on veterans’ graves

Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 837, ages 7-10, will place flags on veterans’ graves at Lone Mountain Cemetery at 9 a.m. Nov. 11. The flags will be removed at 5 p.m. For more information, call Debra Gibbons at 882-7072.

Fourth-graders seek Nevada information

The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary in southern Ilinois is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights in each region – and the kids are asking locals to help.

“The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any information about our great country from each of the 50 states,” said Madeline, one of the students.

“A sincere thank you to anyone who is able to contribute. We appreciate the excitement you will add to our learning experince,” she said.

Youngsters hope people will consider mailing items to Fourth Grade, Aviston Elementary School, 350 S. Hull St., Aviston, IL 62216.

Comedy presented in Dayton by The Misfits

The Misfits Theater Group presents “Murder Most Fouled Up,” a comedy by Nikki Harmon, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 27 and 28 at the Odeon Hall, 65 Pike St. in Dayton.

The play is directed by Andra Woolman and producted by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Compnay of Woodstock, Ill.

Tickets ate $10 reserved or at the door. For reservations or more information, call 775-246-9622.

Performances offered

“On Golden Pond” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. For more information, call Marianna Gillilan at 775-883-6422.

Reflections at library with Jane Austen scholar

Carson City Library will host an evening of “Reflections,” presented by the Carson City Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27

Marie Taylor, a Jane Austen scholar, will speak about her experiences in earning her Bachelor and Master’s degrees, and in living in London, England for eight years receiving her PhD degree from Birkbeck University of London.

Taylor was the archivist at Jane Austen’s Home Museum in Chawton, Hampshire for seven years. She now lives in Reno with her dog Darcy, and family. Taylor lectures, tutors and is writing her first novel.

This program is free and open to the public. The library is at the corner of Roop and Washington Streets. For more information call 775-887-2244 or go to http://www.carsoncitylibrary.org.

Two Carson women receive AAUW scholarships

The American Association of University Women’s Capital Branch has announced that Tania Villanueva and Alexis Fallon of Carson City are the 2011 recipients of scholarships. Both young women attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

Each year, the branch presents scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The money is raised through annual holiday pecan sales and the Feast of Chocolate, which is held in February.

Canine Extravaganza offered at James Lee Park

The Indian Hill General Improvement District’s annual Canine Extravaganza will start at noon Saturday at the Indian Hills James Lee Dog Park, 3394 James Lee Park Road in north Douglas County.

The event includes K-9 demonstrations, vendor booths, big and small dog dashes, a pooch poker walk and a dog show.

Prizes will be awarded for best senior dog 7 years old or older, cutest puppy 1 year old and under, best trick, best vocal performance and most obedient.

Admission is free for people, and a $2 donation per dog is requested for the continued support of the dog park and canine events. Advanced registration is requested at the IHGID office, 267-2805, Ext. 28, or online at http://www.indianhillsnevada.com.