Local briefly Oct. 23
Rally to be held for wild horse solutions
Wild horse advocates are gathering in front of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., at 11 a.m. Tuesday in an attempt to stop the Nevada Department of Agriculture from sending the Virginia Range Horses to slaughter. They are inviting anyone who wants to support their cause to attend.
In past years, cooperative agreements were issued to local nonprofit horse groups by the Nevada Department of Agriculture to allow groups to not only help keep horses off the highways, but to keep the horse population numbers down on the open range, said wild horse advocate Bonnie Matton.
“It also allowed the groups to foster horses that had to be removed until such time as permanent placement was arranged so that horses were not exposed to kill buyers at auction. Cooperative agreements were canceled in 2009, then the problems began,” she said.
For more information, call Matton at 775-220-6806 or Carrol Abel at 775-461-2121.
Annual library book sale in Minden
The Douglas County Public Library offers its annual fall book sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.
Hundreds of used books, audio books and children’s books will be for sale. DVDs and VHS tapes also will be available. A preview will be held from 9-11 a.m. that day for members of The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. Become a member and attend the preview by joining the Friends of the Library at the door Saturday morning. Save 10 percent and get first choice of sale items at the special preview.
For more information, call Maggie Rusmisel at 775-782-9841 or go to douglas.lib.nv.us.
Art exhibit at Carson City’s BRIC
“Lost Soles,” a photography exhibit by Nancy Raven of kids’ shoes found on Del Monte Beach in Monterey, Calif., will be featured for a year starting in November at Carson City’s Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.
Raven’s photos represent 21 years of morning walks, and no shoe was collected unless it was alone.
Lost Soles is part of a group show. A reception to meet the artists will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the BRIC. For more information, call 775-782-4119.
Free Nevada Day concert offered
The Capital City Community Band will open its 33rd concert season with a free old-fashioned band concert for the public at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
The concert will feature a variety of music, and children are invited to attend with their parents. The band will perform Sousa marches, Broadway tunes, patriotic music and will have its own musical locomotive race. For more information, call Richard Doede at 775-883-2219.
Clearance sale at CTRH Auxiliary gift shop
The Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold a Halloween/Harvest Clearance Sale.
The sale starts on Monday and continues through Thursday. All Halloween, harvest and Thanksgiving merchandise will be 30 percent off, while the rest of the gift shop will be discounted 25 percent. All candy, greeting cards and flowers are excluded from discounts. The sale will help clear out current merchandise in order to make room for new holiday items, so shoppers can start early. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary in support of the Regional Medical Center, nursing scholarships and Regional Healthcare needs.
For information, call the gift shop at 775-445-5142.
CVAA seeking artists for benefit show
The Carson Valley Art Association is seeking artists for its scholarship benefit show Nov. 3-6 in the CVIC Hall. This is a judged show.
Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded to Best in Show and to seven media, as well as a Peoples Choice ribbon and several Honorable Mention ribbons. As a result of this show, CVAA is able to award scholarships to continuing Douglas High School art students. For hours, dates, show rules and registration forms, contact Ron Clarke at (775)782-8035, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fate of Dayton Community Center to be discussed
The future of Dayton’s Community Center Building, originally built in 1861, is in the hands of its residents.
A discussion and possible action to develop a recommendation to the Lyon County Board of Commissioners for the management and maintenance of the Dayton Community Center will take place at the next Dayton Regional Advisory Council meeting, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lyon County Office Complex at 34 Lakes Blvd.
The current building, on Dayton’s Pike street, was part of the original Overland Trail used by emigrants to the West. It was built partially with salvaged masonry from the original 1864 Dayton Courthouse, which had occupied the same site, 170 Pike St., until it burned in 1909.
The existing community center building was built in 1918 and used as Dayton’s high school until the late 1950s. It now houses the offices of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties, Central Lyon County Youth Connections, Rural Nevada Clinic and some employees of Lyon County Human Services.
The recommendations to be discussed at the meeting include allowing a nonprofit to take over management of the building or creating a nonprofit to manage the building. Ideas and input from the public are encouraged. For information, call Elmer Wolf at 220-1224 or email email@example.com.
GOP Women offer Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast
The Carson City Republican Women’s Club will host its annual Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. The breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are available at the door and will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10 years of age.
Gov. Brian Sandoval will present awards to the finalists of the Governor’s Constitution Poster and Essay Contest.
Carson City Republican Women have traditionally held a pancake breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion before the Nevada Day Parade. Proceeds go toward two scholarships to graduating seniors in the Carson City and Dayton areas. For information, call 687-6973 or 841-4183.
Nevada State Museum presents “Wild at Heart: the Artist’s Journey”
In celebration of “Nevada’s Great Outdoors,” this year’s Nevada Day theme, naturalist Roy Purcell presents a book signing and lecture from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the museum.
The book signing for Purcell’s illustrated text on Great Basin plants and animals, Portraits of Nature, begins at 6 p.m., followed by a lecture on the artist’s journey from 7-8 p.m.. The program will be inspiring to artists, hikers, naturalists and all those who love the outdoors. Regular admission fees apply. For information, call 775-687-4810.
Poetry sharing night offered at WNC
Western Nevada College presents a poetry night from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Dini Student Center.
JC Penney joins with Boys & Girls Club for fundraiser
Shoppers at the JC Penney store in Carson City are invited to turn small change into “pennies from heaven” by rounding up their purchases and donating the difference to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.
The club is one of 1,100 after-school organizations from across the country matched with a local JC Penney store that will benefit from the proceeds raised during the campaign.
“For more than a decade, JC Penney has been deeply committed to helping kids spread their wings by making it possible for more students to participate in life-enriching afterschool programs,” said William Schipper, store manager. “When we leverage the power of a penny to create opportunities for learning, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our future leaders.”
Take the kids to Evergreen to trick or treat
Parents are invited to bring their children to a safe spot in Carson City to trick or treat this year.
The night of fun will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Mountain View Care Center, 201 Koontz Lane.
Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome.
For more information, call Claire Ferreira at 775-443-6732 or Pam Gillmor at 775-230-5491.
Dems to meet Nov. 2
The Carson City Democratic Central Committee invites all interested Democrats to their meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, in the ASFCME Building, 709 E Robinson St.
Planning for political action and the up-coming caucus will be among the items on the agenda.
Pizza-Plus will be available from 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome, but not required.
For more information, call the headquarters at 775-841-3367.
Pinkerton Ballet Theatre offers Nutcracker for Thanksgiving
Step up to the holidays and get into the spirit of the season as Pinkerton Ballet Theatre presents the 23rd annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet on Thanksgiving weekend at the Carson City Community Center.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 27.
There will be special guest appearances by Mayor Bob Crowell, Sheriff Kenny Furlong and Assessor Dave Dawley.
Tickets are available at Carson City Florist, 1954 Highway 50 East, or by phone with credit card at 775-887-1717.
General admission is $22; seniors and students are $18. Group discounts available.
For more information, call 775-297-5007.
Free players, coaches clinic offered
The USSF licensed coaching staff joins Capital Soccer Club in celebrating another successful season by offering a free players and coaches clinic.
The clinic will be from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12 at the Edmonds Sports Complex.
Nevada Wolf Pack soccer coaches and players and Capital Soccer Club staff will be available for a variety of training sessions.
The clinic is for ages 5 to 18.
Sign up at http://www.capsoccer.net.
WNC hosting craft fair Nov. 3
Western Nevada College Classified Employee Council invites the public to its annual fall craft fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at WNC Carson City.
The fair is offering shoppers a chance to peruse local vendors’ offerings, which in past years have included clothing, art, ceramics, jewelry, photography and foods. The deadline for vendors to participate has passed.