Out & About with Kim Riggs: School fun, fundraisers in high gear | NevadaAppeal.com

Out & About with Kim Riggs: School fun, fundraisers in high gear

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Dayton Grad Night Fundraiser

The goal of Safe Grad Night is to insure, with the help of the community, that the students have the opportunity to celebrate their success in a safe, controlled, drug-free environment.

All 2010 graduates of Dayton High can attend this event at the Incline Community Center following graduation on June 4. Graduate attendees will enjoy a night of swimming, games, food, gifts, and activities (including a Velcro wall). In addition to supporting the event by dining at the Pizza Factory on Friday, community and businesses can contribute directly to the committee by contacting Carol Goodfellow at 246-2909. Each local high school has a Grad Night.

I really support these annual events in keeping children safe. You can donate to Douglas and Carson High schools’ Safe Grad Nights too.

WHO: Dayton High School Safe and Sober Grad Night Committee in conjunction with the Pizza Factory in Dayton

WHAT: Raising funds for Safe Grad Night

WHEN: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, April 23

WHERE: The Pizza Factory, 185 Hwy 50 East in Dayton

CONTACT: Joan Hardin at 883-1187 or email jheliz@charter.net

BENEFITs: 10 percent of the night’s profits go to Dayton High School 2010 Grad Night

Technology night

There will be a variety of student work exhibits. There will also be numerous hands-on activities including: CO2 drag races, egg crash test, car testing, bridge building, paper airplanes, k’nex, legos, robotics, etc. Businesses and hobbyist from the community will be there to share how they use various technologies. The public is welcome to attend this free, fun event. If anyone is interested in participating they should e-mail Lisa Stocke. Bring your techno and hobby platform to the community and children in a fun and safe way. The drag races should be great to watch for any age group.

WHO: Carson Middle School Techno Night

WHAT: Bring the family and check out the local technology and hobbies in the area.

WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29

WHERE: Carson Middle School, W. King Street

CONTACT: Lisa Stocke, technology educator, Carson Middle School at lstocke@carson.k12.nv.us or call 283-2869.

The Pink Totties fundraiser

This annual event helps support the local Susan G. Komen Foundation and also the Carson City Relay for Life program. Both causes assist local men, women and children fighting all forms of cancer. The Pink Totties always make this event fun, serving the locals with a smile and a wink. So head down to D’Vine Wine and support the girls in their fight against cancer.

WHO: Pink Totties 3rd Annual Wine Tasting

WHAT: Wine, appetizers, raffle and silent auction includes a ton of prizes such as: condo stay at Thunderbird Resort in Reno, Scott Harvey Winery Magnum of Zinfandel and Private Reserve Tasting gift certificate, Fetch Pet Care gift certificate, Harrah’s overnight stay and show package, and many more

WHEN: Saturday May 15

WHERE: D’Vine Wine, 200 N. Stewart Street

COST: Tickets are $35 and includes six tastings and appetizers.

CONTACT: 882-7766 or Heidi McFadden at 232-4188

BENEFITS: Susan G. Komen Foundation and Carson City Relay for Life.

Next Week: Update for Food For Thoughts upcoming May 22 fundraiser at the Governors Mansion.

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