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Volunteer sought for Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a volunteer position on the Carson City Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife, which manages wildlife matters in Carson City. The terms expires in July 2017.

The board meetings vary in number and are usually held with the onset of fishing and hunting seasons. The commitment could be up to six hours a month.

To qualify, applicants must be a registered voter and Carson City resident. Applicants do not need to be a sportsman, rancher or farmer.

Applications will be accepted until June 20 and may be obtained from and returned to the Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson St. Interviews will be on July 3. For more information, go to http://www.carson.org/volunteer.

Thousands raised for food pantries

Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton and Silver Stage food pantries took the Feinstein Million Dollar Challenge once again to raise donations of cash and food. A total of $3,224.66 in cash and 16,095 food items were collected in March and April.

The Dayton and Silver Stage pantries are run by volunteers. Their shelves are stocked with food from Food Bank of Northern Nevada and USDA commodities, and items from private donations and fundraisers. For more information, call Freida Carbery at 775-220-2749.

Philanthropist Alan Feinstein’s annual challenge has resulted in more than $1 billion raised for thousands of agencies throughout the nation. For more information about the challenge, go feinsteinfoundation.org.

ComputerCorps holds summer tech camps

ComputerCorps’ annual tech camps, a two-week summer program open to students age 10-15 that covers computer assembly, testing, recycling and operation, starts in June.

Participants build and take home a computer system that includes a monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound card, speakers, CDRW, Internet capable, Microsoft Windows 7, Open Office, games and learning software. Systems not taken home are given to someone in need.

There are four TechCamps, all held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Carson City and each are limited to 20 students. TechCamp Alpha will be June 9-20; TechCamp Bravo will be July 7-18; TechCamp Charlie will be July 21-Aug. 1; TechCamp Delta will be Aug. 4-15.

Registration costs $350 per camp and includes computer system, camp shirt and a graduation ceremony. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to volunteer as a counselor or team leader, call 775-883-2323, or email admin@computercorps.org.

DMV kiosk operates in Gardnerville

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a new “DMV in a Box” kiosk in Gardnerville are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Raley’s Supermarket, 1363 U.S. 395.

DMV Director Troy Dillard, representatives from Raley’s and DMV kiosk vendor Intellectual Technologies Inc. will be in attendance. Several local and state elected officials have been invited to the ceremony.

The Raley’s location replaces a kiosk previously located in Scolari’s in Gardnerville, which closed last year. Prior to the store’s closure, the kiosk handled more than 500 transactions per month.

DMV touch-screen kiosks can process a registration renewal, print out a driver history record, order a duplicate driver’s license, instruction permit or ID card, reinstate a suspended vehicle registration and process exemptions for registration renewals. They offer services and audio assistance in both English and Spanish. Kiosks are located at all Nevada DMV offices and in 26 supermarkets and other private locations.

For more information, go to http://www.dmvnv.com/kiosk for details.

Dietitian presents on bone health May 30

Kim Mason, a registered dietitian, will talk about how to improve bone health through education and nutrition from noon to 2 p.m. May 30 in the Bristlecone Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.

The lecture includes demonstrations. For more information, call 775-445-5169.

Horse adoption event set for May 31

Seventeen wild horses will be offered in the second of three annual horse adoption events at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m.

The horses are from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, California and Utah. The horses are saddle-trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training.

The beginning bid on all horses is $150. The public is prohibited from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts. Cell phones, cameras, and recording devices are prohibited.

The Northern Nevada Correctional Center is located at 1721 Snyder Ave. Attendees are asked to enter from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility.

A catalog of featured horses is available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html. For more information, call John Axtell at 775-885-6146.

June 2 RACC meeting is canceled

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. June 2 at the Carson City Community Center is canceled. Its next meeting will be on July 7.

For more information, go to http://www.carson.org.

Women’s golf social held Fridays

Silver Oak Golf Course will hold a women’s golf social, open to seasoned players and beginners, every Friday through Oct. 3.

Silver Oak’s assistant golf pro and staff will be on hand at the event. There are no teams, competition or stress. Optional instruction begins at 4:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person and includes nine holes of golf, instruction and tips, range balls and a complimentary glass of wine.

To guarantee availability, call James Potter at 775-841-7000, ext. 107, by noon on Friday.

Openings announced on Visitors Bureau

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill three volunteer positions on the Carson City Visitors Bureau — one in the “hotel/motel industry” category, one in the “citizen-at-large” category and another in the “other commercial interests” category.

The Bureau oversees all tourism matters in Carson City. Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Carson City Community Center.

Applicants must be a Carson City resident to qualify and must be willing to serve approximately six to eight hours a month. The terms expire in July 2016.

Applications will be accepted until July 1 and can be obtained from and returned to Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson St., Suite 2. Interviews will be on July 17.

For more information, go to http://www.carson.org/volunteer.

Farmers market in Fernley opens June 5

Fernley Farmers Market, which offers certified organics, baked goods, in-season fruit, arts, crafts and more, starts June 5. It operates from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14 at 350 E. Main St. in Fernley.

Participating vendors include Lattin Farms, J&K Orchards, McNeil’s High Road Farm, Campies Lavender Patch, Hyde’s Herbs, Earth Mother, Auntie D’s, David Norman’s tie-dyed items, face painting and temporary tattoos by Alyson Connon, Grill Sergeant’s Tasty Tri-Tip and Main Squeeze Mobile Café. United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 3:15 to 7:45 p.m. at the June 12 market.

Senior coupons will be available on the second week of June at local senior centers and will be accepted at the market.

For information about vendor space or to make a blood donation, call Lisa Young at 775-287-2811. Blood donors can also sign up at the drive. For more about the market, find Fernley Farmers Market on Facebook, or send an email to fernleyfarmersmarket@gmail.com, or call Young.

Soroptimists hold Bingo June 7 in Dayton

Soroptimist International of the Comstock is hosting an evening of Bingo at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Games are open to everyone; participants play for prizes. Snacks will be provided and a no host bar with beer, wine and soda will be available.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets, send payment to “SI of the Comstock, PO Box 672, Dayton, NV 89403,” or call Sharon at 775-246-1630 for reservations.

The nonprofit Soroptimist International of the Comstock is a service organization working to improving the lives of local women and children. It gives scholarships to graduating seniors from Dayton, Silver Stage and Virginia City high schools and one to a women returning to school.

Library launches summer reading program

The Carson City Library presents Spark a Reaction @ Your Library, a summer reading program that starts June 7 to coincide with the Great Carson City Lit Festival.

The free reading program is open to children and teens age 17 and younger. Prizes are offered according to how many hours of reading are recorded. It runs through Aug. 9.

A kick-off pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carson City and featuring performances from the hand bell group Tintabulations, is planned at 8 a.m. June 14 at the library. Breakfast costs $3 for children 12 and younger, $6 for adults and $15 for families. Tickets are available at the Carson City Library or Browser’s Corner Book Store, located across from the library.

For more information, go to http://www.carsoncitylibrary.org or call 775-887-2244.

CASA plans information hour June 12

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, will hold an information hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 12 in its office at 1539 E. Fifth St., on the corner of Saliman Road and Fifth Street.

CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to serve as guardian ad litem for abused or neglected children in welfare court cases. Volunteers are required to provide a background check, references, application, interview and 30 hours of training.

For more information, go to http://www.casaofcc.org, or call 775-882-6776.