Out & About: A little something for everyone



Bob Townsend gave me a call to remind me that sometimes due to Nevada's changing weather forecast there might be a postponement in the annual Tom Brook's Fishing Derby. However, I would like to think positive for blue skies and sunny rays for this coming weekend. So get the rods and reels ready, worms in the frig and be prepared to fish at beautiful Lake Tahoe and try to get the catch of a lifetime.

WHO: The Timber's Saloon, 124 E. 8th St., Carson City

WHAT: Tom Brooks Memorial Fishing Derby

WHEN: 5 p.m. weigh-in Saturday for fish caught that day from Tahoe. Cleaning stations available.

WHERE: Lake Tahoe

COST: Non-refundable entry fee $80 per team, which includes a hat and shirt. Door prize raffle tickets $1 each or six for $5. If you catch the largest fish it wins you $100.

CONTACT: Timber's Saloon at 882-8758 or John Ternau at 771-6754.


Now for you ladies that don't like to fish but really like to shop, here is a fun night out that helps raise funds for the local Food for Thought Program. Get your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of food, wine and fun shopping. Check out the great local vendors and all the unique specialty items from Earth Goddess, Silpada jewelry and my favorite Scentsy candles. There is a little something for everyone. Now men don't be afraid to venture out. If you're looking for a gift for your special someone, this would be the place to go.

WHO: Food For Thought, Inc.

WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday

WHAT: Unique gifts and products, Tastefully Simple, LBJ Pottery, Miche purses, Acai Bracelets, Wild Tree, young Living and more

WHERE: The plaza Conference Center, 211 E. 9th St. (next to Red's Old 395)

COST: $10 provides appetizers and wine

CONTACT: For tickets call Food for Thought at 883-1011


Adele's Restaurant, The Cracker Box and Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton, each year for 18 great years, has helped the Carson City Community Counsel Center by hosting this fun four-person scramble. Create your own foursome, twosome or as an individual sign up. All skill levels welcome. The only criteria with this group is you better be ready to have limitless fun on and off the course. I am a huge fan of the Community Counseling Center and all the benefits they provide for so many individuals within our community. They have kept the doors open thanks in part to community efforts and, of course, to this outstanding annual event. Mary and her crew continue to support and assist those wanting help and they continue to work harder and harder with the onslaught of so many in need of counseling and treatment every day. It is truly amazing the help they provide.

WHO: Carson City's Community Counsel Center

WHEN: May 1

WHAT: Four-person scramble,

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

COST: $150 entry fee includes golf, tee prizes, a buffet breakfast including Gin Fizzes, more prizes and gourmet treats along the course, lunch and even more prizes after. Every team is a winner in this tournament.

CONTACT: Hole sponsorships are also available for local businesses. Inquire at the Cracker Box. You can sign up at the Cracker Box, Adele's Restaurant and Lounge, J's' Old Town Bistro or at the Eagle Valley Golf Course. Community Counsel Center 882-3945

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Community Counseling Center, which serves residents of Carson City, Douglas, Washoe and Lyon counties regardless of a person's ability to pay. The center provides a variety of services and treatments for both individuals and families struggling with chemical dependencies.

This Saturday: Downtown Wine Walk. Get a commemorative wine glass and hors d'oeuvres for $10. Walk is 1- 5 p.m. Turn in your map at the Carson Nugget at 5 p.m. for prizes

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


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