Local briefly Oct. 26
Learn to survive economic downturn
An economic literacy seminar by free market warrior Loren Spivack will be offered from 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 2600 N. Carson St.
Participants will learn how to survive the financial downturn.
Cost for the two-day seminar is $10, with checks made out to Project Americans Coming Together. Mail registration to Senior Resources of Nevada, 769 Basque Way, Carson City, NV 89706. For information, call Janice Baldwin at 775 841-1533.
CCRWC offers annual pancake breakfast
The Carson City Republican Women’s Club will host its annual Nevada Day pancake breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday 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.
Carson City Republican Women have traditionally held a pancake breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion before the Nevada Day Parade. All the proceeds go toward awarding two scholarships the following spring to graduating seniors in the Carson City/Dayton areas.
In addition, Gov. Brian Sandoval will present awards to the finalists of the Governor’s Constitution Poster and Essay Contest.
For information, call Suzanne Adam at 841-4183.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pinkerton Ballet 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 Ken 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.
Tour offered of Carson City’s east side
Bernie Allen and Eileen Cohen will offer a tour of Carson City’s east side historical district at 9 a.m. Friday as part of the Nevada Day weekend celebration.
Participants are asked to meet inside the Capitol Building. The tour is about 3 miles, and walkers can drop out any time along the route. There is no cost, but any donations will go toward the Railroad Museum. For more information, call Cohen at 267-2557.