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Out & About: Time for holiday giving and cheer

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Share Your Holiday Food Drive

This annual food drive sustains the food pantry at the shelter for the long winter months and is so important to each of the victims of domestic violence and their children. You may never know exactly how many individuals you have helped with your bags of food or cash donations, but your kindness means everything to the woman who found the courage to flee with her children from the nightmare of violence. Not only are you helping her change her life, you are helping her children have a safer future. Volunteers still needed through out the day.

WHO: Advocates to End Domestic Violence Food Drive

WHAT: Donations of can goods, dry goods, detergents, paper products, and/or cash

WHEN: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10

WHERE: Governor’s Mansion will again have the drive up and drop off so you can stay warm in your car.

CONTACT: 883-7654

Friends to All Senior Santa Visits

Gwen Pradere, Kathy McClintock and Sarah Currie came up with a great idea for local seniors residing in their own homes. They won’t be forgotten this year. Come join Santa Claus and his helpers in presenting a special “gift,” a token of appreciation from the community, and spread the holiday cheer. They are collecting teas, slipper socks with grips on the bottoms, large crossword puzzle books, packaged food items, gift certificates and any other items you think a senior being visited by Santa might enjoy this holiday season. We always think of children at this time of year but let us also remember another population as well, help this wonderful program and be Friends to All. Call by Dec. 6 to volunteer as a Santa’s helper or in other ways.

WHO: RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) “Friends to All”

WHAT: Special gifts to be given to local homebound seniors

WHEN: Dec.11 and Dec. 18.

WHERE: 312 West Fourth St., Carson City.

CONTACT: Gwen Currie Pradere at 884-180

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Local seniors. All donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to RSVP- Friends to All Program  

The Capital City Community Band free concert

Music is in the air this month with two free concerts; first enjoy the Capital City Community Band with two pieces specifically for Christmas, and some other general pieces by audience demand. Some pieces will include “A Touch of Christmas,” “West River Jubilee”, “Rockwell Portrait,” and “Songs of Old Kentucky.” 

WHO: Capital City Community Band

WHAT: Music is in the air with The Capital City Community Band

WHEN: 3 p.m, Sunday

WHERE: Carson City Community Center

COST: FREE

CONTACT: Richard Doede at 883-2219

WEBSITE: http://cccb.weebly.com/index.html.  

 

‘This is not a Christmas Concert’

Strings in the Schools, a program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is now in its sixth year. It is supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Carson City; Sierra Philharmonic League; Partnership Carson City; the Carson City Music Club; and from many private donations. Strings in the School has given so many children an opportunity to play music even when they didn’t have the money to join. This after-school program gives children more then music it gives them confidence, joy and lifelong friends they meet in their groups. Come see these amazing students in this free concert, “This is not a Christmas Concert”

WHO: Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony’s after-school program

WHAT: Students will perform several classic, folk and fiddle tunes.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 9

WHERE: Plaza Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St., Carson City

COST: FREE

CONTACT: For more information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584

NEXT WEEK: Reno Rodeo Denim Drive Update. Carson City Downtown Skating Rink is open so get on down there and rent your skates … and thank goodness they have hot chocolate available.

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