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Out & About: July, August and old friends

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Big Band Jazz under the Stars

The summer sizzles as Mile High Jazz Band Association, Carson City, local businesses, and jazz lovers proudly continue the annual August jazz festival. This event includes 100 musicians in more than 20 bands at a multiple of venues throughout Carson City – Third Street, the Farmers Market, Comma Courtyard, Firkin & Fox, B’Sghetti’s, the Brewery Arts Center, the Legislative Plaza and Capitol Amphitheater. There are a different group of jazzy artist each week to enjoy, including Delta Wires, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Mile High Jazz Band, New World Jazz Project, Colin Ross, Ken Davidson Trio, Blues Assault, The Champagne Singers, Warren Walker Group, Jazz Guys, Ake-Roth-Laurain Trio, Two Plus quintet, George Hanepen & Dallas Smith, First Take, Dave Fritz, the Johnny Hamlin Trio, JB Gravity, and more. To check out when and where, hit the website listed below and get ready for August.

WHO: Mile High Jazz Band Association

WHAT: Jazz, jazz and more jazz

WHERE: All over Carson City starting Aug. 8

COST: Free except the Jazz Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m Sunday, Aug. 15, which is $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, call 775-461-0520.

CONTACT: 883-4154.

WEB: jazzcarsoncity.com

CARSON MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Parents of Carson Middle School students can pre-order uniforms through Aug. 13. The pick up date will be Aug. 17.

WHAT: Pre-order uniforms for Carson Middle School

WHEN: Parents can pick up pre-order forms 2-6 p.m. through Aug. 13.

Drop off order forms with check or money orders through Aug. 17. Parents can drop off pre-orders at CMS from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The CMS office will be closed July 19-23.

CONTACT: 283-2800

Carson High Class Reunion 1980

Carson High School classmates are welcome to this weekend of fun events.

WHO: Carson High School Class of 1980

WHAT: Fun reminiscing with your friends. Tom Ross said he was flying up, Jake or Michael P will be here and maybe a sighting of Jage Larch should be fun.

WHERE: 6:30 p.m. – midnight Friday at Firkin & Fox; and 7:30 p.m. – midnight. Saturday at Reds Old 395 Grill.

COST: $25 in advance, $35 at the door ($15 per guest)

CONTACT: Gretchen (Carlson) Snyder at 883-2240 or e-mail: irishrd@aol.com

Leahy Tee-It Up Golf Tournament is Back

This tournament is back because local cutie, Joe Tresnit is here to stay and heading up, not only a fun reunion, but the annual Patrick and Erin Leahy University of Nevada, Reno scholarship fundraiser. All the proceeds from the Carson High School Class Reunion golf tournament will assist the Leahy family in raising funds for local students that cannot afford to attend UNR.

I absolutely love the entire Leahy family, but the courage that Lorraine Leahy displays has always made me work harder at being stronger in life. Come have a great time with your ex-classmates and support local students with college funding.

WHO: Carson High School Reunion – I am thinking 1985 grads because that is the year Joe graduated. I’ll give you more updates and keep you posted. But everyone is invited to the events at Mo & Sluggo’s and golfing, so graduates from 1977-1985, come on down.

WHAT: Golf, Mills Park picnic, Mo & Sluggo’s Reunion night, fun and family events planned.

WHERE: Silver Oaks Golf Course, 1251 Country Club Drive

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 13

COST: $50 ($65 after Aug. 5)

CONTACT: 841-7000

NEXT WEEK: BAWN Professional Women in Building Summit and summer dancing ahead

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