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Out & About: 49 days until you know what

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Baby-item drive

The Community Pregnancy Center annual baby-item drive will be held before and after all masses at St Teresa’s and hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Look for a white pick up outside church. Bring items for infants and small children, baby food, diapers, formula, toys, new clothes, wipes and items for new mothers. Any used items must be in excellent condition.

Monetary donations are also accepted. Large items (strollers, car seats, rockers, cribs, etc) are accepted or can be picked up upon arrangement. Call 220-9196 and leave message with telephone number.

WHAT: Baby-item drive

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15

WHERE: St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, 3000 North Lompa Lane

CONTACT: Danny Costella 745-5883 or 220-9196

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Community Pregnancy Center

Boot Scootin’ BBQ

The 11th annual “Gifts from the Heart” Charity Fundraiser at Fuji Park Pavilion will have great music from Craig and Teri, entertainment from cowboy poet Richard Eloyan and, of course, an outstanding silent and live auction, raffles and balloon prizes. Get those boots dusted off because there will be dancing too. Great food provided by A Catered Affair.

WHAT: 11th annual Boot Scootin’ BBQ with food, music, poetry and prizes

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5-10 p.m.

WHERE: Fuji Park Pavilion

CONTACT: Coldwell Banker Best Sellers at 883-8500

COST: $35 or sit all together at a reserved table for $350

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Safe Grad, Seniors Meals on Wheels, CASA, Food for Thought, Community Counseling Center Advocates, Carson Tahoe Cancer Center just to name a few great cause benefits.

Countdown to Christmas!

How long until Christmas? 49 days. Here is a quick list of organizations that need assistance at Christmas time this year:

Advocates to End Domestic Violence: Currently at full capacity. This means all of the 51-bed shelter is being utilized. Advocates provide a wide variety of services designed to protect and support battered women and their children in the community. You can help sponsor someone from the shelter by calling 775-883-7654.

Ron Wood Family Resource Center: Joyce Buckingham, executive director of the center, says they are accepting any new toys for the annual Toys for Tots program. For more information, call 775-884-2269.

Drop off areas participating this year include Carson City Toyota, Harley Davidson, Les Schwab Tire (both locations), United Blood Services, Walmart (both locations), Applebee’s, Carson Lanes Bowling Center, Casino Fandango and Slot World. Give them a call if you would like your business included as a drop-off area.

RSVP and Local Convalescent Center Adopt A Senior for Christmas Program: Please remember we have many seniors in town who have to live on a strict budget and need a little holiday cheer as well as the children. You can call Janice Ayres, executive director at 775-687-4680, ext. 2 and call any of the local convalescents homes and ask if there is a senior in need of adopting. A single pair of sleepers or some lotion goes a long way.

Division of Child and Family Services – Foster Children Adoption Trees: Remember to keep your eyes open for Starbucks Christmas trees, which will be going up soon. Grab a tag and shop for a child who has been placed in foster care. If you want to adopt a child for Christmas, call Marylee Mockford at 775-687-4943.

F.I.S.H and Advocates Annual Share Your Holiday Food Drive: Also remember to sign up and help, or stocking up on food items for the annual food drives that helps both shelters for the entire year. Collection is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Governor’s Mansion from needed items: can goods, dry goods, paper products and detergents.

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.