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Volunteer and go to Disneyland

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Advocates in Action’s recent newsletter has an offer that is fun and rewarding: Give a Day … Get a Disney Day. That’s right, if you volunteer a day with us at Advocates you can get a free day at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Through Dec. 15, 2010, you and your family can volunteer a day with Advocates and you all get a free ticket. This is a national campaign. The commercials with Miss Piggy soliciting volunteers applies to us locally. Take advantage of volunteering and enjoy the rewards of helping.

Who: All volunteers 6 years and older- those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A family up to nine members can qualify.

WHEN: Through Dec. 15, 2010

WHERE: Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Classy Seconds

COST: Your time

CALL: Traci at 883-7654

Recycled Seconds Capital City Arts Initiative

Check out the current exhibit today and tomorrow at the Carson City Courthouse Gallery. This project focuses on fashion design and showcases the local talents of a gifted group of young, energetic, challenging, fanciful designers. This event reminds me of Seattle and haunting the high-end fashion couture of local thrift shops and the experience of a true find – an item tossed away that can be recycled into a fashion score. This is a fun event to bring budding young fashion-minded girls and boys to check out what you can do on a budget at local thrift shops.

WHAT: “Recycled Seconds” exhibition of work by local fashion designers and artists featuring designs from the DIY workshops and Fashion Studio at Classy Seconds

WHEN: Jan. 7 – 8. Closing Reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 East Musser Street; gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

COST: Free

CONTACT: Sharon Rosse at 721-7424.

7th ANNUAL MILE HIGH/ CARSON HIGH JAZZ Event

Big-band Jazz Times Two: The Mile High Jazz Band and Carson High Jazz Band’s seventh annual joint concert is coming Jan. 15. This annual event is a celebration of local collaboration to expand the artistic talents of student musicians and for local mentors wanting to fill the next generation with a great enthusiasm for music. I congratulate the yearly efforts provided from all the members of the Mile High Jazz Association, they continue to assist in our local community and are students.

WHAT: Big Band Jazz Times Two concert benefits Carson High Band programs

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan.15

WHERE: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street

COST: Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors, and $5 for youth age 12 and under. Purchase in advance from Carson High Band members or at the door.

CONTACT: 775-883-4154 or milehighjazz.com

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