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Out & About: Something for everyone: Trains, tea, fashion, and bingo too

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal


Happy Mother’s Day to all those amazing moms out there. This event is not only a celebration for your mother, but also a beautiful ride. It begins at the Eastgate Depot in Carson City and arrives in Virginia City where you can enjoy the historic town for several hours. Stroll to lunch at Cafe Del Rio – I highly recommend the vegetarian enchiladas with a margarita. And don’t leave without a caramel-covered apple on a stick. Purchase tickets online but hurry, Mother’s Day is Sunday.

WHO: Mother’s Day Diesel Train Ride

WHAT: A fun-filled day in Virginia City.

WHEN: Saturday; train leaves Carson Depot at 10 a.m. Return trip departs the Virginia City Depot at 3 p.m.

COST: Adult’s ages 17-64 ,$29; senior, veterans $26; and children ages 3-16, $16

CONTACT: 687-7410

WEB: vttrain.activitytickets.com/ or http://www.visitcarson city.com


Carson City Democratic Women’s Club is hosting these fun back-to-back events. No matter what political party you are affiliated with, they sound like a good time for everyone. First, this weekend, is the Bark, Whine and Dine Feast, with outstanding food provided by Local’s BBQ and the new Artisan’s Bakery. There will be microbrews for purchase and music provided by Carson High School Link Crew. The next week, enjoy the Butterflies & Buckaroos Spring Fashion Show and Tea with celebrity models in western styles provided by the Boot Barn. View the latest in western fashion apparel while pleasing your palate with a delicious lunch, great prizes, silent auction and more.

WHO: Parks for Paws Annual “Bark, Whine and Dine Feast

WHAT: Silent auction, music, great food, microbrews and special tickets for “Man’s Best Friend” Quilt

WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Fuji Hall Events Building

CONTACT: 721-4931 or Donna Curtis at 884-3037 or Democratic Headquarters at 841-DEMS

COST: $25 per person

WHO: Carson City Democratic Women’s Club Butterflies & Buckaroos

WHAT: Fashion show and Tea with master of ceremonies, Mayor Bob Crowell

WHEN: noon-2 p.m. May 14

WHERE: Governor’s Mansion, Nevada State Room

CONTACT: Margaret at 883-1082 or Democratic Headquarters at 841-DEMS

COST: $25 per person

BENEFITS: CCDWC’s projects and scholarships.

Bingo and Chili


The annual Carson Middle School Bingo and Chili Cook-off is right around the corner. Bring your world-famous, everyone-brags-about chili to this event and you may walk away knowing your chili is the talk of the town. This event is not only a “fun” raiser but a great family night of bingo. Get back to the basics that made America so amazing: family, friends and community.

WHO: Carson Middle School Bingo and Chili Cook-Off

WHAT: Bingo games, raffle prizes, face painting, and chili cook-off contest

WHEN: 6-8 p.m. May 13

WHERE: Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St.

CONTACT: 230-3320

BENEFITS: Carson Middle School PTA

NEXT WEEK: United States Postal Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive

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