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Out & About: Celebrate heroes this weekend

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Celebration of Heroes, Parade

Drive up to beautiful Virginia City this Memorial Day weekend for an event that is all about thanking the many veterans in attendance who have fought for our freedom.

May 27-30 Virginia City is giving a tribute to veterans during the annual Celebration of Heroes Memorial Day car show, a parade on Saturday and a surplus of other Memorial Day weekend activities.

The Battle Born Showdown car show is staged along E Street by the Ramada Virginia City along with vendor booths, food and fun for the entire family all day and evening. Come out and cheer let our local heroes to let them know we are thankful for their many acts of bravery.

WHO: Celebration of Heroes Memorial Day event

WHAT: Parade, car show and The Fillmore Zone playing at The Red Dog Saloon

WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. Friday-Monday  

WHERE: C Street, Virginia City

CONTACT: 847-7474

WEB: http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com

Beauty, Bling & Bubbles on Comstock

Speaking of the Comstock, you might want to get your tickets early for Soroptimist International of the Comstock’s Beauty, Bling & Bubbles. An evening of socializing and shopping that will include cooking, beauty products and services as well as jewelry and wine vendors. Of course there will be appetizers and drinks available for the perfect shopping atmosphere.

WHO: Soroptimist International of the Comstock Ladies Night Out

WHAT: A night of socializing and shopping

WHEN: Saturday, June 18

COST: $20, which includes appetizers, one drink and door prize entry

CONTACT: Buy your tickets at Dayton Valley Nursery on Dayton Valley Road in Dayton, or call 246-2499 or 246-1630

WE CAN swim for diabetes

This is very important to me. My grandmother had diabetes and her favorite activity was the swimming in the pool because it took away all the limitation from other activities.

Come join the Carson City Aquatic Facility and WE CAN (Way’s to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) to raise money for diabetes causes. Bring the entire family out to swim or just come on down and support the cause and mingle with friends. There will be refreshments, a fun raffle and giveaways.

WHO: Carson City Aquatic Facility and WE CAN

WHAT: Bring the whole family out to swim

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 18

COST: $5 at the door

CONTACT: 841-8605

NEXT WEEK: Taste of Downtown Update and Carson City Emblem Club #507 Bunko Night. Also a big thank you to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts (The old Kragen) and employee, Jason, at the south store location. The name has change but the service is still amazing.

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