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Out & About: Summit features resources for professional women

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

The Professional Women in Building Summit will showcase outstanding local amenities, networking and social outlets for professional services plus many other area activities and items from massages, home decor and wine to community service groups like Advocates to End Domestic Violence. All proceeds raised go towards their scholarship program and the Helping Hands program. Helping hands helps single female homeowners with “honey do” lists when they are struggling to raise their children and need some fixing up around the home and cannot not afford repairs.

WHO: Builders Association of Western Nevada

WHAT: BAWN Summit

WHERE: Empire Ranch Golf Course, Carson City

WHEN: 1-6 p.m., Saturday, July 31

COST: $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Web: http://www.bawn.org

BACKPACK ATTACK

IS BACK

Starting in August, Platinum Salon & Spa will once again team up with Soroptimist International of Carson City to help local children receive the necessary tools for school. Please help by providing a new backpack filled with supplies for boys and girls from elementary through high school. A new backpack is something every child wants for the first day of school and with the economy, everyone needs more help. I just received a call concerning two little boys, ages 7 and 9, whose father is fighting stage-4 cancer and can’t work. Mom is working at a gas station and doing her best. All they want is school clothing and backpacks and, no, they are not getting federal or state assistance. If you want to help local children who will be screened for income and need to qualify, this is the program.

WHO: Platinum Salon and Soroptimist International of Carson City

WHAT: Backpacks for children in need

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

WHEN: Now until Aug. 31

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

WEB: http://www.sicarsoncity. org

High Sierra Swing

Dance Club

Do you want to dance? The High Sierra Swing Dance Club has some new venues to practice your West Coast swing dance moves. Or just check out the dance at this fun, no structured event. No partner is necessary. Seriously, for all you dad’s and husbands-to-be, you might want to check out learning to dance as a nice surprise on the special wedding day. Wow your daughter or your new wife.

WHO: The High Sierra Swing Dance Club

WHAT: Swing and West Coast

WHERE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at El Charro’s Avitia Mexican Restaurant, 4389 S Carson St., Carson City

and 7-10 p.m. Thursdays at Carson Lane’s 11th Frame Lounge, 4600 Snyder Ave., Carson City

COST: Free

CONTACT: Patricia J. Devereux at 775-629-9369

WEB: http://www.highsierras dc.org

KUDOS: to Scout Zachary VanZyll and his crew (Dad, Gary). They worked really hard in CASA’s new Foster Kid’s Closet, putting up shelves and piping. It was a huge job, and extremely difficult. Thanks Zack, your efforts will assist many children in foster care for a long time. All you scouts pick such great Eagle Scout Projects.

NEXT WEEK: Muscle Powered Bike Ride’s – more info coming or check out the website: musclepowered.org

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