Northern Nevada Briefly May 6
Fishing Derby offered for youngsters
Registration for Randy’s Annual Fishing Derby is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Davis Creek State Park off Old Highway 395 in Washoe Valley.
Carson Elks Lodge #2177 invites kids from 4-12 years old to fish for free from 9-11:30 a.m. Every child will win a prize, and there will be prizes for the top three biggest fish.
Free hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and chips will be provided at noon for kids and their families.
For more information, call 882-2177 or 882-3751.
Basketmakers create giant outdoor basket
Celebrate spring at the Nevada State Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22. Watch the Great Basin Basketmakers as they demonstrate weaving with natural materials in the new Dema Guinn Concourse and build a giant outdoor basket in Loftin Park.
Inside the concourse, members of the guild demonstrate a variety of basket-making techniques – twining, coiling and plaiting – using natural materials such as willow, iris leaves, daylily leaves, tule and pine needles.
Regular admission fees apply.
For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 687-4810 ext. 237.
Older Americans Month celebrated in Lyon County
May is Older Americans Month, a tradition dating back to 1963 to honor the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans and support them as they enter the next stage in life. Lyon County is joining communities nationwide in celebrating this month with special activities and events.
Dayton, Fernley and Silver Springs senior centers will recognize those seniors who have volunteered for organizations or programs, contributing their time and talents to the community with a Lifetime Senior Samaritan Award, signed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Happy Senior Tours to travel to Sparks
The Carson City Senior Center’s “Happy Senior Tours” group will travel to John Asquaga’s Nugget in Sparks on May 11.
The bus will load at 7:45 a.m., in the east parking lot of the senior center. It will depart at 8:15 a.m. and return to the center at 4 p.m.
To make reservations or for more information, call 882-3352.
Railroad presentation continues May 10
The Nevada State Railroad Museum will host Bob Larson, railroad photographer and former Western Pacific engineer on the Feather River division, for his presentation concluding a three-part series celebrating the centennial of the Western Pacific Railroad in Nevada.
The program takes place at 7 p.m. May 10 at 2180 S. Carson St. Regular museum admission charges apply.
During Larson’s railroad career, and continuing today, he photographed the continuing changes of the railroad, his co-workers and the environment that shaped his career. His extensive collection of photos has been presented in two volumes, Western Pacific Trackside with Bob Larson and Life on the Feather River Route: A Railroader’s Scrapbook Pictorial of Memories, which are the basis of this presentation.
Admission is $5 for adults, museum members and children younger than 18 are free. For more information, call 687-6953.
Counseling center to host food drive
The Capital City Counseling Center will host a food drive from 11 a.m.-
3 p.m. May 29. All food, clothing, etc., will go to Friends In Service Helping.
“It is very important for people who are in a recovery program to give back to the community at some point,” said Paul Randall, the center’s office
The event includes a bounce house and a bouncy water slide for kids, and a DJ will provide music. Refreshments will be provided.
The center is at 102 S. Nevada St. For more information, call 883-9933.
Meditation retreat planned
A Residential Meditation Retreat, focusing on death and dying is planned for the weekend of May 14-16 at St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City.
Well-known Buddhist teacher, Marv Treiger Ph.D. MFT, will lead the retreat.
“There is no way to avoid aging, illness and death. So then, how must we train? One way – the way of this retreat – is to contemplate the way it really is for us by way of the wisdom teachings,” Marv Treiger says.
St. Mary’s was a hospital during the Comstock days of the silver mines. It’s been beautifully restored and has a wonderful atmosphere.
It is possible to attend for a day, instead of the whole weekend.
For information, visit dharmazephyr.org, or call Renate at 775-233-5878.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).