Are you looking for a way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons? The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival is offering free concerts in the Legislative Plaza between the State Capitol and the Legislature Building in Carson City on three Sundays: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17, 2014.
Make it a FUN date night and lend your crafty hands to creating a bowl to donate for the Empty Bowls Carson City Project. 18 & up for this event. Spaces are filling up FAST so RSVP NOW!
Come play with clay and contribute to feed the hungry in the Carson Valley area. Got questions about the event?
11 am – Be part of the history!
High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party Aug. 23 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Dani Canziani will teach an intermediate-level class on upper-level West Coast swing basics. Social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Free beginner lesson starts at 6:30 p.m. Join the club that night, and the dance is free.
The fourth graders worked at the computer screens for hours, fingers dancing over the keyboard and figures on the screen spinning, growing and changing colors. And, their parents were happy. The students weren’t playing games; they were designing and building things like a whistle, buildings, hot air balloon, cars, DNA models, bracelets, airplanes and more, using a 3-D modeling and CAD design program.
Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.
In early morning fog on Sunday, July 20, 2014, a team of six riders began a 70-day long journey across the U.S. to bring awareness and support to today’s wounded warriors and their families. The 2014 Cause Warrior Ride Team will stop in over 70 cities and towns along the route to historic West Point in New York. They arrived in Dayton, NV on Friday, July 25, departing the following morning.
Douglas County is hosting the Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” arts and humanities exhibition as part of a special Nevada Sesquicentennial tour sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS). The exhibit will be on display at the Minden Inn August 25-September 12, 2014 and is free and open to the public. Viewing hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays (August 28, Sept. 4 and Sept.
Carson City's biggest public safety awareness event of the summer is next week and organizers are looking for some added help to make this year's event fly out of the park.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mills Park.
This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.
Live music Thursday night featuring Reecy Lomax & Mick Valentino Motown Hits and Jazzy R&B 7:00-9:00 Come listen and Dance. Free hors d' oeuvres with Cocktails... Come join the fun.
A railroad mystery, Nevada history, a dog and a ghost are the central figures in a new book by author Jan Pierson, set to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. The author will sign copies of her book “Ghost Girl in Car No. 9,” the fifth in her series “The Ghostowners,” in the museum store.
The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters, vendors and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve booth space for the 26th annual street festival held in the heart of historic Old Town Dayton.
Dayton Valley Days is scheduled Sept. 20 and 21 with an expected attendance over 15,000.
Here is the Carson City area road report for July 29 through Aug. 3, 2014. The Nevada sesquicentennial Fair will be held at Fuji Park July 30 through August 3. Additional traffic may be expected in the area. Off-site parking will be at the Casino Fandango with free bus rides to and from the fair.
The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on Highway 50 from Deer Run Road in Carson City to just east of Highway 341 in Mound House. There will be single lane closures on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
The Jazz and Beyond Festival, Aug. 1-17 in Carson City, embraces numerous artists and highlights various venues in and around the Capital City and includes such genres as: Bluegrass, Blues, Middle-Eastern music and much more.
The styles of musical interpretations are as unique as the settings — offering exciting experience for all to enjoy. Last year, the festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers. Event Promoters expect to once again exceed the expectations of attendees with an amazing lineup.
Saturday evenings are stellar this summer at the Jack C. Davis Observatory of Western Nevada College. A series of free slide lectures will be offered through August 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. lectures.
On Saturday, July 26, John Dykes, a resident photographer, presents a lecture about the art of astrophotography. Dykes explains this process and shows many slides of his work.
Upcoming lectures include:
The NV150Fair will feature over 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids from around the region showcasing their animals and farm knowledge.
Enjoy a free family event this Saturday. Come and make an Empty Bowl to donate to the Empty Bowls Carson City Project in the lower level of the Children's Museum. 813 N Carson St, Carson City, NV.
All ages welcome. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Bring your family, friends, and lawn chair to this community celebration in support of area cancer patients in need.
Admission is FREE. Tickets for sizzlin' BBQ, hand-crafted beer, unique wines and a chance to win a new car or $10,000 cash are FOR SALE.
When: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703
The Comstock History Center presents “One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprenticeships” featuring 22 visual artists who have received grant support from the Nevada Arts Council as master or apprentice artists in a variety of folk traditions.
Each recognized master is encouraged to work with one or more dedicated apprentices so that their traditional art forms and personal contributions endure.
The 2014 Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music Festival will open Friday, August 1 with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" featuring music by the Corky Bennett Trio in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion.
The ticketed party features music, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. Festivities run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.
The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Inc., also known as RSVP, has a limited number of free Farmers Market coupons for fresh produce to offer to Carson City low-income seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
The Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival returns to Valhalla at the Tallac Historic site this weekend, July 26-27. The festival celebrates the Washoe's ancient lifeways and their Lake Tahoe homeland.
The festival features traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and great food. Sponsored by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, this event is free to attend, and open to the public. The festival runs 10 a.m. am to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Valhalla’s Grand Lawn.
The Nevada Performance Academy plans to open this fall despite the passing of founder and former Nevada state superintendent, Gene Paslov who died June 8, 2014 at the age of 80.
The academy currently has 70 applications and is seeking to enroll another 50 students grades 7 through 12 who want to be a part of an innovative school that will work towards a student’s academic success as well as cater to their talents and special interests. The school is located at 1600 Snyder Avenue in Carson City.
Carson City firefighters have a new tool to teach fire safety. "Fire Safety Day," an easy-to-read children's book, follows Owen as he comes home to tell his mom what he learned in school that day.
The book will be featured during two Storytime sessions at the Carson City Library beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on July 24.
Parents and children can simply show up at the library for Storytime and get a free copy of the new book in English or Spanish.
Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.
Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.
John C. Fremont, the famed explorer who named, mapped and trekked the Great Basin comes to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in a theatrical presentation by Chautauquan Alastair Morley Jaques. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the one-person performance that is part of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.
The Freedom Fest BBQ will be held at Glen Eagles Restaurant in Carson City on July 24, 6 p.m. with MC Monica Jaye and nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate and Guest Speaker Jan Morgan.
Only 200 tickets will be sold for the Gun Raffle. Enjoy music and the Movie: "Last Once of Courage." Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV. The cost is $10 per person. (cash only please). The event is hosted by the Carson City Republican Women and Carson City Republican Central Committee. Family and Friends welcome. Go to www.janmorganmedia.com.
(Carson City, Nev., July 17, 2014) – Local talent, Sarah A. Chichester, returns to the area and accepts associate position with Allison MacKenzie Law Firm effective May 15, 2014. Committed to providing exceptional service to clients, Sarah will practice in various legal areas with emphasis in family law and probate law.
As we countdown to the NV150 Fair in Carson City, we want to honor the kids that make the fair so very special. These are the kids who raise the animals so lovingly, yet are willing to release them for sale. These are the kids now bringing attention to the farm-to-table movement and are learning the value of a job well done.
As the late Whitney Houston sang, “I believe children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”
4-H clubs were formed to teach our children the importance of agriculture and to learn new ways to better farm or raise their animals.
Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.
Jan Morgan is a Nationally Recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, State Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, founder of Armed American Woman, (a national firearms training program for women). Her Armed American Woman Firearms training program has a 100 percent accident free gun safety record and proven record of success with students across the country.
The Uganda Orphans Choir will perform an uplifting concert this Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Carson City. The message of overcoming and triumph in the face of trying and difficult circumstances will be inspiring. The performance is free.
The Sunday night event kick-off a week of a focus on young people at First Christian Church. Monday, July 14th begins Vacation Bible School with a jungle theme this year. It is also free for children from pre-school through High School. For more information, go to firstchristianchurchfamily.org
Tahoe Resource Conservation District watercraft inspectors stopped a boat with quagga mussels and an unidentified snail species hiding in the anchor locker, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced Thursday.
The boat, coming from Lake Mead, a known quagga-infested water body, was inspected Wednesday at the Spooner Summit inspection station on Highway 50 in Nevada.
The NV 150 Fair at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds is just three weeks away. Those who shop in that area will have noticed that Fuji Park is undergoing quite the change with additional parking, grading, electrical upgrades and more to get ready for Carson City’s first fair.
The Mile High Jazz Band is proud to present legendary trombonist Bill Watrous in concert and in a master class on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Carson City Community Center.
These events are part of the "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 40 events, mostly in the downtown Carson City area.
There will be free parking and beach access Saturday to Sand Harbor, Cave Rock and Spooner Lake state parks for those who support Lake Tahoe with the purchase of license plates.
“Buying a Tahoe license plate is one of the easiest ways to help the Lake,” said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “Thanks to Nevada State Parks, we are able to show our appreciation to Tahoe plate holders with a free day at the beach or park.”
Want tickets to see the Little River Band at the Concert Under the Stars tonight?
Carson Now has three pairs of tickets we want to give away to our readers. All you have to do to claim them is be one of the first three people to go to Touched by Angels Home & Garden Shop on East John Street (across Carson Street from Adele's, and the stage where the concert will take place tonight) and tell them Carson Now sent you. One pair per per person please.
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of July 9-15, 2014.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada have picked the Carson Station Hotel Casino in Carson City as its spotlight business of the month. This means for the entire month of July, General Manager Bruce Jabbour and his staff and their customers will be collecting money for a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada.
The Citywide Short Film Competition, hosted by the Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Access Television and the Nevada Arts Council, is less than two weeks away. Teams must register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. It is free to enter and participate.
Organizers of this second annual event are looking for budding filmmakers of all ages. The week-long short film competition runs from noon Friday, July 25 to noon, Friday Aug. 1.
Education and learning is in my blood. I just love it. So, it should be no surprise as soon as I got my certificate from the HarvardX course “Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Development” that I jumped into a new course on EdX.org called “Tangible Things.” Also taught by Harvard professors, this course challenges students to look beyond face value and dig deeper to find new truths about the objects in the world.
The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Sheryl Adams present san evening of "Big-band Jazz Under the Stars" at Comma Courtyard on Tuesday, July 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The courtyard is adjacent to Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, which is across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. Admission is $5 general, free for age 18 and under.
"Come hear the music and dance under the stars!" said David Bugli, leader and pianist for the Mile High Jazz Band. "We'll play a great mix of your old favorites and some newer tunes.
The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.
The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.