Local briefly Oct. 27
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.
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.
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.
Trick or treat at children’s museum
It’s trick or treat time at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.
The event is from 5:50-8 p.m. Saturday.
Youngsters are invited to come in costume for safe treats, crafts, face painting and cookie painting.
Cost for kids is $3. Adults admitted free.
The museum is at 813 N. Carson St. For more information, call 884-2226.
Soroptimists offer night of bingo
Soroptimist International of the Comstock presents a fun-filled casual night of bingo on Nov. 12, at the Dayton Valley Golf Clubhouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person. Snacks, coffee, lemonade and water provided, no-host bar available.
Prizes of all kinds will be given away, and all proceeds will benefit local women and children. We hope to see you there.
For more information or tickets, call Dorothy Wingard, president, at 246-2499.
Time to adopt a senior
The Carson City Senior Citizens Center is looking for donors to participate in the Annual Adopt-A-Senior program for the homebound in Carson City.
Adopt-a-Senior is a program which allows people to make anonymous donations to benefit select seniors who struggle to care for themselves, are in financial distress, or have few family members or friends in the area.
Homebound seniors submit gift wish lists and the Carson City Senior Citizens Center matches local businesses and private community donors.
People can help by providing a gift, making cash donations, or donating a gift card from a local grocery or department store.
There are two goals for the Adopt-a-Senior program – to identify seniors in need of assistance and to let donors bring some joy and happiness to those in need.
Thanks to the generosity of community-minded businesses and individuals, thousands of homebound seniors have benefited from the program.
Anyone who would like to participate personally or as a business can call the senior center at 883-0703.
Dog obedience class offered
Carson City Recreation Department’s Basic Dog Obedience Class, instructed by Guy Yeaman, begins again on Tuesday and runs through Dec. 6.
Classes are held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for six weeks at Fuji Park.
Registration will be 6-6:30 p.m. the first night of class in the exhibit hall. Cost is $75 for the six-week session.
By using positive training methods, participants will learn all the basic commands: Heel, sit, stand, recall, etc. Results are guaranteed.
Each dog needs a training collar – choke collar, Halti, Martingale, head harness, etc. and a 4-foot to 6-foot leash. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations including rabies. Shot records must be brought to the first class for verification.
For more information, call Guy Yeaman at 775-265-4530.
Sierra Lutheran High School to host information night
Sierra Lutheran High School will host a special information night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 for prospective mid-year transfer students as well as prospective students for the 2012-13 school year.
Sierra Lutheran, Northern Nevada’s only Lutheran high school and the only Christian high school in the greater Carson City/Carson Valley area, will offer attendees a comprehensive look at the many programs and opportunities that have allowed SLHS to become one of the state’s top high schools, as supported by the school’s 99-percent college matriculation rate.
The program will begin with a brief information session about the school, which will be followed by a tour of the campus and the opportunity to meet the school’s faculty and staff.
SLHS is located at 3601 Romans Road, next to Hilltop Church and Fire Station No. 12.
Local dentists offer safe trick-or-treat stop
For parents looking for a safe place to take the kids for Halloween, Drs. Holmes, Mannikko & Beglin from Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry are teaming up with Coombs & Beglin Orthodontics to host a Hometown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat Stop.
The event will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at 525 W. Washington St. Trick-or-treat bags and toothbrushes will be offered to the first 1000 children. There also will be palm reading and games for children.
For more information, call Holmes, Manniko & Beglin Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry at 775-882-4247 or Coombs & Beglin Orthodontics at 775-882-5911.
RPEN to meet Nov. 1
The Retired Public Employees of Nevada will from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Carson Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.
Speaker John Gavin, attorney at law, will address legal matters of importance to retirees. A question and answer session will follow.
Douglas Historical Society offers November lecture
The Douglas Historical Society lecture for Nov. 10 will be held at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.
The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 or free to members.
Richard Potashin and Nancy Hadlock will speak about Basque culture, history of aspen tree carving and sheep-herding. They have been researching Basque culture for many years.
Nancy has been a park ranger for 30 years and is currently employed at Lava Beds National Monument. Richard worked as a park ranger at ManzanarNational Historic Site.
For more information call 782-2555.
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.
Dayton hosts historic ghost walk
Pioneer Spirits return to Dayton for the Dayton Ghost Walk from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday. The free, family event brings Dayton’s rich history to life through re-enactments of the town’s settlers at historic locations in Old Town Dayton. There will also be old-fashioned games, prizes and lots of treats.
Visitors are asked to park on Pike Street because Logan Alley and Shady Lane will be closed to vehicle traffic. Check-in will be at the Dayton Historical Museum, which is located on the corner of Logan Alley and Shady Lane.
The evening is hosted in conjunction with the Historic Society, Dayton Task Force and Soroptimist International of the Comstock.
For more information, call Laura Tennant at 246-3256.
Dayton seniors offer holiday fair, bake sale
The annual Dayton Senior Center holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road in Dayton.
There will be handcrafted gifts and confections from crafters around the county.
Proceeds from sales help support the Dayton Senior Center.
V&T Short Line hosting haunted trains
The Short Line of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad will have four haunted Halloween Trains on Oct. 31. The trains will run at 4, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Come in costumes to ride through enchanted terrain with visits from non earthly beings as you listen to their bone chilling voices.
Appropriate for all ages. Wear warm clothes and bring a camera.
Departures from F Street Station, Virginia City. Arrive 10 minutes before departure time.
Cost is $12 for adults, ages 13 and older and $6 for ages 11 and under.
For more information call 775-847-0380 or visit websitewww.virginiatruckee.com or contact email@example.com.