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Out & About: Summer’s in full shine

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Muscle Powered Bike Ride

Join the Muscle Powered Bike Ride each Wednesday for a short bike ride around Carson City. This is a family-oriented bike ride about 5 miles in length and total time is estimated to be about an hour. Starting at Telegraph Square the route varies throughout the West side of beautiful Carson City and the pace is slow to moderate. Please bring your helmets and bikes ready to ride. Membership is required, but you can join before the ride. You can check a map of the ride online at the website listed below.

WHO: Muscle Powered – Carson City

WHAT: Bike around Carson

WHERE: Starts downtown at Telegraph Square

WHEN: Next ride starts 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4

COST: The annual membership fees: $10 for senior, student; $15 for individual and $20 for the entire family

CONTACT: JeffMoser@musclepowered.org

WEB: musclepowered.org

FOSTER FAMILY DENIM Distribution EVENT

O.K., I am a big fan of cowboys in general, having spent some of my best summers on my granddad’s ranch, but I have to tell you, this group was super excited to help the children I mentioned in last week’s column. The two little boys without clothing to start school will now have a start thanks to Marie Baxter from the Reno Rodeo Foundation and all the rural county ranchers that donated money. A big heartfelt thank you to all of you. Also a big thank you to Soroptimist International of Carson City who will provide the backpacks for the two. I can’t thank all of you enough in all the communities that continue to assist children in need. The difference is your donations.

RENO RODEO’s BACK TO SCHOOL FOSTER FAMILY DENIM DISTRIBUTION EVENT

WHERE: Kid’s Kampus Activity Center Gym (directly behind Kid’s Kottage)

WHEN: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21

WHAT: Licensed Washoe, Carson, Douglas and Lyon County foster parents are invited to attend this special event for foster children to receive jeans, socks and underwear.

COST: Free to all licensed foster parents

CONTACT: 337-4470

WEB: http://www.RenoRodeoFoundation.org

BACK PACK ATTACK DROP OFF

WHO: Platinum Salon and Soroptimist International of Carson City

WHAT: Back-to-school backpacks for children in need

DROP-OFF locations: Platinum Salon, 716 N. Carson St.; Capital Ford Mercury, Tim and Brenda Milligan, 3660 S. Carson Street; Carson City Toyota/Scion Dana Whaley, 2590 S. Carson Street; and Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, 123 W. 2nd Street.

WHEN: Through Aug. 31

CONTACT: Pat Riggs at 885-7784, Dixie Busch at 882-3051 or Mary Knapp 882-4444

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: State of Nevada Children in foster care, CASA, Advocates to End domestic Violence and the local Carson City Sheriff’s Department programs

WEB: http://www.sicarsoncity.org

SILVER DOLLAR CAR CLASSIC

The Silver Dollar classic will be showing around 400 vehicles in the shade. All types of classic cars are welcome for the public to enjoy. There’s a Friday night street dance across from the Nugget and everyone is welcome to come on down and dance. Saturday show and shine in Mills Park with vendors and food plus a Sunset Cruise and Champaign Train. Sunday is the Fun in the Sun Poker Run and awards presentation. And don’t miss the mouth watering breakfast hosted by the Dayton Kiwanis.

WHAT: Friday night street dance, Saturday show and shine and Sunday’s annual Poker Run. Food and vendors all weekend long.

WHERE: Mills Park, Carson City; street dance at the Carson Nugget

WHEN: Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1

COST: Call or register on line to be a vendor or participant.

CONTACT: 775-687-7410 or 1-800-Nevada-1

WEB: http://www.westernpacificevents.com/carsoncity_event.shtml

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