For her senior project Carson High School Senior Emily Eiswert will be holding a FREE self defense seminar on Saturday March 22, 2014 from 10 am to noon.
This class is open to women ages 10 and up. Girls between 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a signed release form on file at Carson ATA.
On Wednesday, March 26, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Justin Favela. His illustrated talk, We Might Should Could is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.
The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Mr. Favela preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Washoe Tribe Head Start Office in Carson City are among the sponsoring agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Today Lori Bagwell pointed to the Plan of Expenditure at the Board of Supervisors meeting and asked for clarification before the Board took its final vote on the 8th of a cent sales tax increase.
The public is invited to the 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Competition State Finals at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino Ballroom in Reno Saturday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m.
Fifteen students who gained the status of district finalists after a series of local competitions will vie for awards totaling $4,000 for the first, second and third place winners and their respective schools.
Jenni Jeffers will present “Owls in Nevada” from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 8 at the Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program. A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will bring some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life history.
Tickets are available at 9 a.m. The museum will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in the Discovery Lab, that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.
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 March 6-12, 2014.
The Carson City Rainbow Girls announce their Spring Strut 5K race. Join us at Riverview Park on the first Saturday morning of spring, March 22 at 7 a.m. All runners get a t-shirt and in addition there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for men and women. All children will get a free Kids Meal at Buffalo Wild Wings.
The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 run for free with a paid adult. You can register online at Active.com or the day of the race.
Carson's City’s ultimate haven for relaxation and self-care — Paradise Salon, Spa & Wellness — is celebrating its grand opening on March 27, 28 & 29. Join us for the festivities. There will be lots of events and lots of prizes.
Each day we will be giving away a $2400.00 GRAND PRIZE for one year of unlimited FAR infrared sauna day passes ~ or ~ one year of unlimited therapy pool day passes, as well as many other services and products. Come in and fill out your entry form.
High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party March 22 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Steve Dorman will teach an intermediate West Coast swing lesson. 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.
Ben Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” That might be true, but Ben wasn’t able to open an IRA back then. If he had this option, he might have felt a little more lighthearted about paying the tax man.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are great for people looking to save money on their tax bill and boost their retirement savings at the same time. In this volatile economy, saving money is more important than ever. Plus, when the stock market is down, it could be a good time to invest.
The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City has released its Spring Arts Education Catalog. You can view the courses below or go to the website here or learn more about it during a Saturday demonstration during the Downtown Carson City Wine Walk.
Program Director Tami Castillo Shelton reports the BAC is already seeing some its classes filling and its upcoming concert "Men of Worth" is selling fast. Call (775-883-1976).
At Sierra Nevada College's new Poetry Center grand opening event March 28-29, 2014, the college will be hosting Poet Laureate of California Juan Felipe Herrera and award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield for public readings and workshops. Reception at 5:30pm in Prim Library on the campus, readings at 6:45pm. Jane Hirshfield and Patricia Smith will hold workshops on Saturday morning. Open Mic on Saturday night.
If you’re a fisherman or fisherwoman, it’s that time of the year to remind you to purchase your Nevada 2014-2015 fishing license. That new fishing license year begins on March 1 and will run through the last day in February, 2015.
As a special tip you would be well advised to purchase that new license ASAP, because if you forget, go fishing after March 1 and get checked by “The Friendly Old Game Warden,” he isn’t going to be happy nor will you.
The community is invited to join the Carson Nugget as it celebrates their 60th anniversary on Saturday, March 1st with cake and champagne served on the casino floor at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. This event is free and will kick off many events to celebrate the rich history the Carson Nugget has with the community of Carson City.
The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Sheryl Adams and Cindee LeVal will be joined by six poets and readers for "Odds and Ends," a lively evening of big-band jazz music and poetry.
The event will be on Tuesday, March 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. Admission is $5 general and free for age 18 and under.
Find the hero in you. Give blood and save lives during a blood drive today, March 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Carson City Sheriff's Office. First time donors welcome.
The United Blood Service "Bloodmobile" will be in the courthouse parking lot, 885 East Musser Street. March is Donor Appreciation Month. All donors will receive 300 extra hero reward points for giving blood at this drive. Please bring your photo ID and donor card. There's also free cholesterol testing with every donation.
Carson City Library and the premier online research and reference tool, ReferenceUSA, will host “Find a Job by Using RefUSA at Your Library” a free job seminar, on Tuesday, March 4, at 1 pm at the @ Two Digital Learning Center on the second floor of the library.
This demonstration will provide helpful tips and resources such as interview tips, how to write a resume, and job searching tips. Other tools include salary estimates, job articles and continuing education.
After scoring 21 runs in their previous game, the Western Nevada College Wildcats ran into a pitcher on Friday that kept them off-balance.
Salt Lake Community College freshman right-hander Jason Jourdan checked the 14th-ranked Wildcats on two hits through seven innings en route to the Bruins’ 4-3 baseball victory in Henderson.
Nevada Legal Services will provide a free legal self-help clinic on Thursday, February 27th at the BRIC, the Business Resource Innovation Center, located downtown at 108 East Proctor in Carson City.
The Self-Help Forms Completion Clinic will begin at 1:30 p.m. This workshop will provide general instructions and assistance regarding the completion of self-help forms for those who are self-represented litigants. A Notary Public will also be available.
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 Feb. 19-25, 2014.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors is poised to vote tomorrow afternoon on a plan to raise sales taxes to fund improvements to the city's major corridors, a multi-purpose athletic center and a new animal shelter.
Carson City Library’s Technology Trainer Molly Walt will visit the Carson City Senior Center Friday, March 7, and bring with her a @ Two Digital Learning Center workshop on the use of social networking with an emphasis on popular networking sites Facebook and Pinterest; if time allows, Twitter will also be offered.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting Cleveland Clinic’s Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn Seminars at the Carson City Cooperative Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12.
On Wednesday, February 19, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Julia Schwadron. Her illustrated talk, “You Are Here” is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.
The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Ms. Schwadron preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.
Most people have heard that Microsoft will be ending support on all Windows XP machines in April. Most people, however, don’t realize what this means and how it will affect them. XP is still a major player in the world of operating systems (OS), and in fact 90 percent of the world’s ATM’s still use XP, not to mention the countless medical practices, small and large business, and of course the home user.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced the full implementation of the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Decal Program, developed more than a year ago to fund prevention efforts against aggressive invasive species, such as quagga and zebra mussels.
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Feb. 12-18, 2014.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The story behind the giant footprints found at Nevada State Prison will be told Feb. 20 by paleontologist Gene Hattori.
Hattori, curator of anthropology and state paleontologist at Nevada State Museum, will be the featured speaker in the third lecture of a Nevada Sesquicentennial series sponsored by the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society.
His talk, “Fossils at Nevada State Prison,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center, 1251 Country Club Drive, Carson City. It is free and open to the public.
Completely FREE to the community is Tumbleweeds Gymnastics annual Family Fun and Fit Day.
We are promoting health and fitness in our area and fighting obesity through gymnastics and Kaia FIT, our women’s fitness program.
Join us at Tumbleweeds for fitness testing for the whole family, open gym, face painting, bounce house and games! Many health professionals from the community will be attending also.
The event is Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1pm-4pm at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics 3633 Research Way
#104 Carson City, NV.
Come Play With Us!!
Battlefield Hollywood Christian Documentary Producer to Explore the Subtle Psychological Effects of Hollywood BlockbustersSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 2:54pm
Is Hollywood just make believe, or is there something they are trying to make you believe?
Little Light Studios Executive Producer Scott Mayer explores the psychological effects of television on the mind at this free multimedia presentation Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Carson City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 405 College Parkway, Carson City, NV.
The "Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" will hold a kick-off meeting for organizers and potential volunteers on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1200 S. Carson St., Carson City. This year's festival is scheduled to run from Aug. 1 to 17 at multiple locations in Carson City.
Treat your Valentine to a Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts, an evening of sweet and hot big-band music with singers Sheryl Adams, June Joplin, and Cindee LaVal at Comma Coffee on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Some additional but seldom considered facts about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown Connecticut are important if we wish to protect the children rather than demagogue the issue. The following two links can provide insight into the problem while ignoring the campaign slogans and political posturing. We need to start acting like men instead and assume the responsibility that all men have to protect innocent life. Children die when grown men act like children, instead of men.
A Carson City pair were arrested Jan. 31, 4:46 p.m. in the area of Highway 50 and Fairview on multiple felony drug charges following a sting operation through the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team.
FREE Employment Prep Workshops (EPW) start Tuesday, February 25, 8:30am to 11:30am thru Friday, February 28th. Tuesday's workshop will cover Life Skills, Job Search and the importance of Networking; Wednesday's workshop will be on how to effectively create and apply your "60-Second Me"; Thursday's workshop will be on how to build an effective Resume; and Friday's workshop will be on Interviewing skills. Please contact the Carson City JOIN office for more information and to sign up for these workshops. 775-283-0125 ext 18
With snow showers overnight leaving a dusting on Carson City streets, this morning's commute has been mostly free of problems.
Carson City road crews were out early this morning with sanders getting roads prepared. Dispatch reports no major accidents in Carson City, however Reno has been experiencing a number of wrecks and spinouts, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Want to learn something new and get exercise to boot? No experience or partner required - all dances will be taught. If you can walk and know your left from right, you can contra dance! (See Austin Contra Dancers video for a preview.)
George Grover will be calling and he'll start with a beginner's workshop at 6:30 pm. The main dance will follow around 6:45 pm. Make sure to wear comfy shoes and clothes. Feel free to bring a water bottle.
17 & Under: $3
A local band, In Stride, will supply a variety of tunes on different instruments.
High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party Feb. 22 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Rainer Herm will teach multi-level country two-step. 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. Join the club that night, and the dance is free. For information, go to www.highsierraSDC.org or call 775-629-9369.
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 Jan. 30 through Feb. 4, 2014. The snow is a welcome relief for drought conditions affecting the regional water ways. We hope it continues.
Presentations by educators and researchers on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity; science education; psychology; philosophy; technology.
“Darwin, Wallace and the Theory of Evolution”;
“Caves on Mars, Bikes on the Moon, and Telescopes in the Stratosphere: Exploring New Frontiers for Science Education”;
“The Spectrum of Gender & Identity”;
“NCLabs—Learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is More Fun than You May Think“;
A new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City called “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West” will be unveiled by Gov. Brian Sandoval tonight at a public reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibit focuses on the explorer’s Western journey from 1843-1844, when he earned his nickname “The Great Pathfinder,” and brought his famed cannon to Nevada. The free reception will be at the Nevada State Museum at 600 N. Carson St., Carson City and coincides with the state's ongoing Sesquicentennial celebration.
There will be a free workshop in traditional Chinese dance with Nevada Arts Council artist Xian Na Carlson on Monday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 West King Street. All ages and experience levels welcome.
More than 300 middle and high school musicians will perform during the 14th annual Jazz in the Schools program on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Nightingale Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition division released the 2013-2014 Free and Reduce Price Meal Eligibility Report on Thursday. It provides the total number of students eligible for free or reduced price meals at all schools statewide that participate in the program. (See the report below.)
Presentations by local educators, researchers, students and science enthusiasts on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; biological evolution; science education; psychology, philosophy; the contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity and current affairs related to science and technology.
Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Theory of Evolution;
"How Does Free Will Evolve Over Time?" (the evolution of self-control and agency);
Airborne/Space-Based Astronomy and the Horizons of Space Research;
An avid equestrian with nearly 20 years experience, Samantha Szesciorka, her horse and dog set out from Baker, near the Utah border, to experience Nevada unplugged.
More than 450 miles and one month later, she arrived in Reno with a new appreciation for pioneering travelers who shaped the state more than 150 years ago. Her stories, images and insights are the focus of “The Nevada Discovery Ride: Pioneering in the Modern Age” lecture at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Carson City Library has extended its technological reach by implementing extensive technology training in Lyon County through librarian-led training and workshop offerings that will improve digital literacy skills to all potential users in the region.