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Out & About with Kim Riggs: Time to spring into action

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

CASA Fundraisers

I support all programs that assist children and especially programs that allow a child to have a voice. Becoming a CASA volunteer is being able to talk, listen and implement change for a child’s best interest and welfare. It’s about caring for a child’s wishes. It does take patience, determination and time but what a great pleasure in making the courts know what a child can’t, won’t or is afraid to say when confronted by so many strangers. To have your own advocating supporter is a gift for children that have been appointed a CASA worker. Please think about attending the “Speak up for a Child” program.

WHO: CASA of Carson City

CONTACT: Amy Clemens at 721-7400

WEB: http://www.casaofcc.org

WHAT: Wine Tasting Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, April 10

WHERE: State Library & Archives Museum, 100 North Stewart Street

WHAT: Recruitment Campaign for CASA Advocates

WHEN: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. April 21 and May 5

WHERE: Juvenile Court Building, 1545 East 5th Street

SEARCH & RESCUE

2010 WINE TASTING

This organization only holds two events per year and, well, being a Harley lover, I have to say this event is going to be a fun time. That’s right you can check out the bikes at the Harley Davidson Dealership while supporting a great program. Enjoy wine, microbrews, appetizers, live music from the Western Ragtime Band and Chris Bayer. There are meet-and-greet demos by the Longhorns, Naval Air Station, Fallon, the Search & Rescue team and Care Flight. Look, for $20 you can help support the men and women who make all the difference in an emergency. This nonprofit organization is volunteer based, and without it many lives would have been lost.

WHO: Carson City Sheriff’s Search & Rescue

WHAT: 2010 Wine Tasting event

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 17

WHERE: Carson City Harley Davidson Dealership, 2900 Research Way

COST: $20 per ticket or $30 includes an etched wine glass

CONTACT: Bonnie Betts at 450-3615 or order tickets on-line

WEB: http://www.carsonsar.com (application for volunteers are available)

OPERATION FAIRY

GODMOTHER PROM DRESS

This program is such a big help and the dresses are coming in. Thank you all so much for so many beautiful dresses. No dress will go to waste; any dress not used for prom will be donated to middle schools for graduation. We will make sure every dress finds a girl to make happy. They will be arriving on site at Carson High starting April 12 for young ladies needing dresses and accessories. Again a thank you to the Carson High nursing staff and supervisor, Shelia Story for allowing this program to be on-site so the girls may select the perfect dresses. This year, Salon Chocolat owner Sarah Zeron said to drop dresses by or if you want to purchase an up-do styling or products for the girls she would give anyone purchasing items for prom a 20 percent discount. Sarah’s a Carson High graduate herself and knows what going to the prom is all about and wants the girls to feel beautiful. Linda Martin has been tireless making sure everyone knows they are accepting not only dresses but purses, earrings, all accessories from nylon to nail polish so stop by. Again thank all of you for the support every girl deserves a night to sparkle.

WHO: Soroptimist of Carson City

WHAT: Prom dresses collection and items for a magical prom night

WHEN: Through April 30

WHERE: Body and Soul, 205 E. John St., 841-1155, Sugar Pine Cove (new location), 1910 College Pkwy 884-4603 and Salon Chocolat, 884-3667, 177 W. Proctor

WEB: salonchocolat.com

POP WARNER FOOTBALL’S POKER NIGHT

Mark your calendar now for this May 7 event and I’ll give you a heads up when it gets closer. For all you fans of poker, the 2nd annual Poker Night is back. The cost is low the stakes are high and the profits stay locally to assist the local Pop Warner Football and Cheer programs for local young boys and girls.

WHO: Pop Warner Football & Cheer Programs

WHAT: 2nd Annual Poker Night

WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 7

WHERE: Plaza Conference Center, 211 East 9th Street, Carson City

COST: $20, which includes appetizers; Poker buy-in is $40 with options for re-buys. You must be over 21. Tickets for entry and wrist bands for poker participants will be available at sign-ups on April 17 at Department of Education from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

CONTACT: Kyme Brown at 721-4137 or Bret Andreas at 530-0096

NEXT WEEK: Spring is here and the weather is warming up. Get the clubs out for the Carson Tahoe Regional Health Foundations, “Here’s to your Health “Golf Tournament

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




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