Local briefly Nov. 2

Meet wood artist Gary Raines

Reno artist Gary Raines, a wood turner, will be on hand to meet the community and explain his passion for his art from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Artsy Fartsy Studio, 220 A W.Telegraph St. in Carson City.

Raines takes woods that are local as well as from around the world and creates one-of-a-kind pieces that are both functional and beautiful.

Light appetizers and a wine tasting will be available. For more information, call 775-885-2787.

Comstock Mobile Village hosting craft fair

Comstock Mobile Village will host a craft, jewelry and rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 featuring a variety of items for sale, baked goods and free coffee. Comstock Mobile Village is at 2601 College Parkway, across from airport entrance. Call 775-884-0436.

Sierra Lutheran plans bus trip to college fair

Sierra Lutheran High School is sponsoring a free bus trip for middle school students and parents to attend the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling Regional College Fair on Sunday at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The SLHS college planning department is offering free bus travel to and from the fair, which is expected to draw close to 70 colleges and universities from across the country. The WACAC Fair will run from 12-4 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union, 1664 North Virginia St., Reno. The bus will leave SLHS at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to return at 5 p.m.

Space is limited; to reserve a seat call 775-267-1921. Sierra Lutheran is at 3601 Romans Road, Carson City, next to Hilltop Church and Fire Station No. 12.

CHS volleyballers hosting fundraiser

The Carson High volleyball team is hosting a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. today at Applebee's, 3300 S. Carson St. Bring in a flier and dine, as 15 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Carson High volleyball program. Call 775-283-1766.

St. Peter's caregivers deal with anger

Anger is a familiar feeling to the 44 million Americans who provide constant, unpaid care for the needs of a relative or friend who is chronically ill or disabled. Caregivers can feel like they are stuck in a life that is unplanned and often fraught with constant medical and insurance nightmares.

Information is offered at free caregivers' support group meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. All are welcome to come to the meetings Nov. 3 and 17 at St. Peter's Parish Hall, on the corner of North Division and Telegraph streets in Carson City.

Caregivers meet to try to figure out how to deal with situations that are seemingly out of their control. Group members are supportive, welcoming and comfortable with some healthy ranting. For more information, call Deb Cash at 887-8846.

Club to help home-bound seniors

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club is seeking donations for its annual Christmas commitment to homebound seniors. The club plans to adopt as many seniors as possible this year. Their elves will be shopping at Walmart on Dec. 10, and delivering the wrapped gifts to the homebound seniors the next day.

To make a donation or purchase a gift card, contact Joyce Cabello at JKCabello@sbcglobal.net or 246-4662.

Holiday program helps Carson City Seniors

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior, a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Carson City, Reno and Sparks.

The program runs from Nov. 6-Dec. 10. Trees go up in area stores and businesses Sunday, and a gift-wrapping party will be Dec. 10. For information, go to www.beasantatoasenior.com or call Joni Williams at 888-296-2411, Ext. 8.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes meet

Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Johnson Lane Firehouse, 1400 Stephanie Way in Minden.

Painters of all levels and those who would like to learn to paint are welcome. For information, call Ruthy 883-1517 or Pat 883-7917.

Capital Fall Tree Planting Saturday

Friends of the Urban Forest Canopy will hold its Capital Fall Tree Planting from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Fulstone Wetlands Park. The planting will be done with help from the Eagle Valley Middle School Honor Society, and 30 cottonwood tree saplings will be planted.

The Fulstone Wetlands is across the street from the Boys and Girls Club, at 1870 Russell Way. For information, contact Kyle Horvath at 775-235-8733 or email CanopyTheCapital@gmail.com.

Homes to be tested for radon

The Nevada Radon Education Program is offering short-term, two- to four-day radon test kits to Nevada residents. Kits include the test device, instructions, a postage-paid return mailer and the laboratory analysis report.

Short-term radon test kits are available for $5 from the Carson City/Storey County Cooperative Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15, funtil March 31.

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air but can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Testing is easy and should only take a few minutes. A certified professional radon tester also can do it. Contact Susan Howe for more information at 784-4848.

Cultural Commission applicants sought

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications to serve on the Carson City Cultural Commission in the citizen-at-large category. The position open is for a three-year term that expires January 2015.

The commission advises the Carson City Board of Supervisors on the cultural life of the community. The organization fosters an environment that encourages excellence by area artists and cultural organizations, strengthens public awareness and involvement in the community's cultural life, and establishes priorities.

The Commission meetings are held at least quarterly, lasting up to three hours. Additional time may be spent on special projects and subcommittee work. Applicants should be prepared for a minimum commitment of up to 10 hours a month. The position is voluntary.

Volunteer applications may be obtained from and returned to Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson Street #2. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 30. For information, call 775-887-2100.

Special bingo night set in Gardnerville

The Knights of Columbus have chosen Nov. 11 for the Douglas County Historical Society to participate in their Bingo Nite. The doors open at 6 p.m. Games go from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The $21 cost includes three warmup games, 10 regular games and a black game. Extra packets are $5.

This is a fundraiser for the historical society. Hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Douglas RCC to meet

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee's Nov. 10 meeting will be held at the headquarters location, 1615 Highway 395, Suite B, Minden. The social starts at 7 p.m. and the meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available in the overflow parking lot just south of Buckeye.

The guest speaker willl be Ron Knecht, who will discuss Saul Alinsky's Rules of Radicals. The executive board meets before the membership meeting. The headquarters is open from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. For information, call 775-782-5078 or 775-782-4467.

Natives & Newcomers provide help

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is an organization to help the community and the visually impaired accross the nation. Its biggest project involves punching and making boxes for Braille cards to be sent free to individuals by request, schools, senior centers and disabled veterans. It has sent more than 4,000 decks of cards in three years. The club also provides scholarships for nursing and high school seniors, as well as many local charities.

The club meets at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Carson Nugget, with speakers from various services in the area. For information, call Esther Rector at 775-721-8265.

Items needed for gift bags

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club in Gardnerville is preparing Christmas gift bags for homebound seniors and the recipients of Meals-on-Wheels. Many seniors live alone, and in some cases, it is the only Christmas gift they may receive.

The club needs need donations of small presents such as sample size shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, soap, candy, nuts, wash cloths, hand towels, socks and gloves. Deliver gifts to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, or call 783-6455 to have donations picked up. With cash donations, the group will buy the presents. Donations can be mailed to the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club, P.O. Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.


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