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Springtime ways to lend a helping hand to students of all ages, including WNCC

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

by Kim Riggs

Spring events are in the air, so take your pick from all-star baseball legend Steve Garvey, wine tasting, comedians, champagne and chocolates.

Of course, you could always attend the Kiwanis Hawaiian night if you can find tickets.

The Magic of Hawaii Saturday features the Birds of Paradise Dancers at the Carson City Nugget. At last check, there were only 15 tickets, so call quickly. They are still accepting raffle prizes. Afterwards, the Cigar Bar welcomes anyone with a Hawaiian shirt and a lei.

Thanks to Western Nevada Community College, you can meet baseball great Steve Garvey. Nicknamed the “Iron Man,” for establishing the National League record of playing in 1,207 consecutive games, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers during most of his career.

Garvey was a four-time Gold Glove winner, the 1974 National League MVP, played six seasons with 200 or more hits batting .393 in 10 All-star Games, and was the 1974 and 1978 All-star MVP. He had a Major League record of 193 consecutive, errorless games at first base.

Taste wines sponsored by Marlo’s Fine Wines at Brewery Arts Center’s ballroom to assist the Carson High School’s band raise funds for its Moscow, Idaho, trip. Then walk over to the BAC Performance Hall for comedians Karen Rontowski and for Kat Simmons, who recently opened up for Tim Allen, Diane Ford and Kenny Rogers. Complimentary champagne will combine with decadent chocolate

Here’s an update on Adrienne Jordan’s senior project clothes-shopping spree on April 7. She could still use some boys clothing sizes 16-18 to 32-38 waists, all shirt sizes, and shorts.

She is handing out her 250 flyers so needy students know the date. If you have anything to donate, call Adrienne.

Do not forget Pop Warner football signups. And special thanks to Custom Office Supply for its big books donation.

OUT & ABOUT

Who: Kiwanis “The Magic of Hawaii” annual luau

When: 6-11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Carson City Nugget

What: A traditional luau with raffles and prizes. Call to donate prizes.

Call: 888-2088

What: Pop Warner signups and coaches/volunteers for football and cheerleaders.

When: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Round Table Pizza (south), Community Center front foyer

Needed: Bring copy of child’s birth certificate. Applications online for coaches and volunteers.

Cost: Football player $110, cheerleader $160

Call: 334-9822

Web site: http://www.leaguelineup.com/ccpw

Who: Western Nevada Community College athletic fund-raiser

When: 6 -9 p.m. March 31

Where: Carson City Community Center

What: Beef tri-tip, hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and other ballpark fare; sports games such as a pitching speed gun; and silent and live auctions. Silent-auction items include baseball memorabilia, game tickets, dinners, gifts, Harley-Davidson leather jackets and a National Championship Air Races package. The live auction includes a luxury suite at a Giants-A’s game, a Joe Montana autographed and framed jersey, a Barry Bonds framed and autographed ticket collage, a framed New York Yankee jersey autographed by Yogi Berra and Don Larsen and more. Appearance by Steve Garvey.

Cost: Tickets are $75 adults or $50 for age 16 and under, including hosted drinks. A limited number of autographed baseballs can be purchased by ticket holders for $30. Reserved tables for 10 are $1,000, which includes 10 autographed baseballs. Buy tickets at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3530 N. Carson St.; and Play It Again Sports, 3331 Highway 50 East.

Call: 445-3240

Proceeds benefit: All WNCC athletic programs, including the rodeo team and planned baseball and women’s soccer teams.

What: Comedy Night with complimentary champagne and chocolates

Who: Comedians Karen Rontowski and Kat Simmons

When: April 17 – 6:30 p.m. champagne, chocolates and no-host bar; comedy at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Cost: $25

Contact: The Carson Horseshoe cashier, 883-2211

Who: Carson High School marching band and flag team benefit

What: Wine tasting presented by Marlo’s Fine Wine and Spirits

When: 6-9 p.m. April 17

Where: Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Cost: $25

Call: 560-4994

Who: Adrienne Jordan’s Senior Project “Clothes Drive for High School Students”

What: Collecting items until the end of the month

When: Shopping from 2:30-6 p.m. April 7

Where: Carson High School downstairs cafeteria

Needed: Jackets, new shoes, backpacks, hygiene products, prom dresses, curling irons, blow dryers, unused makeup, nail polish, hair spray, shampoo/conditioners and soap.

Contact: 883-0636

Who: SBC Telecom Pioneers Club, Reno and Carson

When: Through May 7

What: Donations of children’s books to be reused by needy students and after-school reading clubs.

Where: Dropoff points are Carson City School District Office; Seeliger and Mark Twain schools; St. Paul’s Lutheran, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Peter’s Episcopal, First United Methodist churches; Les Schwab Tires;, Custom Office Supplies.

Call: 885-8166

Next week: Fun events coming at the Children’s Museum, the annual Milk Jug contest. Hurry and call 884-2226 about the 2004 Jester’s Jog Family Fun Run.

Contact me at kimriggs@att.net