Northern Nevada briefly for Nov. 21 |

Northern Nevada briefly for Nov. 21

California Sno-Park passes now on sale at Carson office

The Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is selling annual California Sno-Park Passes for two parks located on the Carson Ranger District at Hope Valley and Carson Pass.  

This Forest Service office is the only location in the Carson City area, and actually one of two offices in the state to sell these passes to the public.

“We provide a great opportunity and convenience for residents and tourists that like to enjoy the California Sno-Parks’ great winter recreation activities,” said Lindsay Pulliam, Visitor Information Specialist of the Carson Ranger District.    

The Sno-Park Passes are required for use at the official parking facilities. Day passes cost $25 and day passes cost $5. They are payable at the office by cash, check, or credit card (M/C & Visa only). Learn more about this release by contacting Lindsay Pulliam at 775-884-8123.  

Cultural center hosting birthday bash for Twain

On the occasion of Mark Twain’s 175th birthday, Nov. 30, The Mark Twain Cultural Center will host a celebration with McAvoy Layne as Twain, holding forth on the the autobiography that Twain asked be withheld for 100 years after his death.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $19.99 and tickets are available at ghostoftwain

.com, by calling 775-831-2820, or at the Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. #10, Incline Village.

Layne, who has a self-described very large nose, is offering free admission to anyone who whose nose exceeds his in measurement.

For more information call 775-831-2820.

Wells Fargo hosts holiday party for children, mentors

Wells Fargo is hosting its 10th annual holiday party for the children and mentors of The Boys and Girls Club Mentor Center at the Highway 50 Branch from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 8.

This event, which began 10 years ago, is the Mentor Center’s largest function of the year; and is through partnership from Wells Fargo, A Catered Affair and Starbucks on Highway 50.

Every year the Carson City Wells Fargo branches host the Mentors and Mentees in their branch with food, fun, games and Santa. They gift the Mentor Center $10 a child for a gift that Santa delivers at the end of the party. For many of the children who are being mentored, this is the biggest present they receive during the holiday season. They also set up decorations, and plan crafts/games for all of the mentees to enjoy. It’s an excellent chance to see the power of community support from businesses, as well as to really highlight Wells Fargo, Starbucks, and A Catered Affair’s 10 years of dedication.

For more information, call 445-3346.

New Spanish-language services available in Dayton on Fridays

The United Latino Community Office is now offering free services to the town of Dayton each Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dayton Food Pantry.

Services include translating documents, help in filling out forms for simple child support, custody and divorce. United Latino Community staff can also share information on the Labor Commission.

In addition, local teachers can request help in translating written information for their classes or schools

Call 885-1055 for appointments. The Dayton Food Pantry is located at 4 Enterprise Way and Highway 50, east of Smith’s grocery store.