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Carson City Jazz and Beyond Summer Music Festival launches Aug. 1

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 (All day)

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.

Photographing the Night Sky

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

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:

NV150 Fair in Carson City opens Thursday with free entry and nonstop entertainment

Carson City’s NV150 Fair is breaking the mold by offering free admittance to the fair opening after the official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 31.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Following speeches by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell, fairgoers will be treated to Carson City’s first ever fair at Fuji Park and the fairgrounds. There are no admission fees to enter the fairgrounds.

Bowl Making Event Saturday at Children's Museum

Make a bowl to fight hunger.  Free event for all ages
Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

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.

For more information on upcoming events, please like our Facebook page here and visit our website here.

HopeFest around the corner, Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota donates new car for 7th year

Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 (All day)

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

Virginia City art exhibit showcases folklife for Nevada Sesquicentennial

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.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio Aug. 1 at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

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.

'Jazz & Beyond' Music Festival features entertainment at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

"Jazz & Beyond" performers in Fuji Park on Aug. 2
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

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.

In memoriam: James Earl Lay, Jr.

James Earl Lay, Jr. July 15, 1980 ~ February 3, 2013 Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I to...

RSVP offers final batch of Farmers Market coupons for seniors

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.

Washoe festival celebrates 'the people from here' at Lake Tahoe this weekend

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.

SOS 'Save our Sass' Fundraiser August 9th at the Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center
Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

As reported first on Carsonnow.org Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint and Plan:b Micro-Lounge are being evicted from their current location by new property owners Double Eagle Cubed, LLC.

Enrollment underway for Nevada Performance Academy, fall opening in the works

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.

Locally produced fire safety children's book featured Thursday at Carson City Library

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.

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

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.

Live theatrical performance Thursday brings John C. Fremont to Nevada State Museum

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.

Freedom Fest BBQ with Special Guest Speaker Jan Morgan

Jan Morgan, Freedom Fest BBQ, Last Ounce of Courage, CCRW, CCRCC
Event Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

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.

Sarah A. Chichester, New Associate at Allison MacKenzie Law Firm

(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.

Active 4-H clubs in Northern Nevada empower youth with agriculture education

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.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

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.

Tahoe Rim Trail Talk, 'a trail like no other' featured at Carson City BRIC

Event Date: 
July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson City Library will host the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the BRIC, located downtown at 108 E. Proctor St. The upcoming trail talk is free and open to the public.

Nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate Jan Morgan to hold training for gun owners

Jan Morgan Nevada class, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor,r
Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 9:00am

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.

Uganda Orphan Choir in Carson City

Event Date: 
July 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

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

Inspectors stop quagga mussels, snails from entering Lake Tahoe

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.

Minden Ranch Rodeo brings cowboy excitement to NV 150 Fair

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.

Renowned trombonist Bill Watrous to appear at Jazz and Beyond concert series

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.

Free beach access to three state parks Saturday for Lake Tahoe license plate owners

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.”

Free tickets to tonight's Concert Under the Stars

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.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for July 9-15

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.

Carson Station collects cash in July to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

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.

Team entry deadline nears for Carson City short film competition

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.

What Works: Labels, categories, and how they hold you back

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.

July Jazz Under the Stars Mile High Jazz Band at Comma Courtyard Tuesday

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.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

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.

Carson City Visitors Bureau 'beat the heat' photo contest still open

There's still time to enter the "beat the heat" photo contest sponsored through the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

The contest is designed around summer visitors to Nevada's capital city and beating the heat. Participants have a chance to win lodging, dining and entertainment passes, rodeo tickets and more.

Carson City was recently recognized nationally as the fastest warming city in the United States. To remind the world that we do not live in a dry, barren, hot wasteland Visit Carson City is hosting a “Beat The Heat” photo contest on Facebook.

John McKenna Meet and Greet at Eagle Valley Golf Course

Event Date: 
July 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Carson City Supervisor John McKenna will hold a meet and greet on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

All are invited to attend this event, which features a no host bar and free appetizers. For more information go to www.ElectJohnMcKenna.com. Call (775) 883-9036.

Don Q's Nevada and northern California fishing report for July 4 holiday weekend

Here is the fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra for the July 4 holiday weekend. Saturday, July 5 is free fishing day in California, which means anyone can fish without a license.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Nevada railroad museum in Carson City celebrates a July 4 weekend of trains

With all the flavorings of the Old West, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will showcase several of its trains for the July 4 weekend.

It's living history on the rails when steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the historic, self-propelled McKeen motor car Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be available behind the 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What Works: To-do lists, priorities and just getting started

Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” In my line of work, I see a lot of dreamers. These dreamers love to make to-do lists in their heads, or visualize a prosperous future. But some of them fall prey to a little something I call broken starter syndrome.

The passion is there. The vision is there. However, when it comes to actually stepping on the gas, they have one foot on the brake. Fear of making the wrong decision, not being able to get it all done, or facing the unknown keeps these dreamers paralyzed and stagnant.

Carson City Symphony's 'Strings in the Summer' concert July 31

Picture of "Strings in the Summer" students performing last July at Sierra Place
Event Date: 
July 31, 2014 - 10:00am

The Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Summer" orchestra and beginning fiddle class, directed by Sue Jesch, will present its Summer String Concert of traditional American fiddle tunes on Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 West College Parkway, Carson City. The concert is free and is open to the public.

Barbecue Ribs and Christianity On A Lazy Summer Day

It started out as one of those lazy days in Carson City, where it’s not too hot, but it’s not too cold!

It’s just right!

But, when the mercury begins to creep into the triple digits, I am glad I take advantage of the cooler temperatures early in the summer season, because I hate to cook on my patio when it is 100 degrees in the shade!

This is the reason I go straight to my favorite BBQ restaurant for my semi-annual feasting of pork ribs, with corn bread, cole slaw and beans, coupled with my favorite adult libation.

Carson City-based Sausage Factory gourmet meats now available at Raley's

In time for summer and the July 4 holiday weekend, Carson City's own Sausage Factory now has its products in 14 Raley's supermarkets throughout Northern Nevada.

Shoppers can find 18 varieties of the gourmet sausage, made exclusively in Carson City, in the meat department of any of the grocery stores, said Sausage Factory President Joe Tonino.

"We're proud to be in such a high quality store here in Northern Nevada. Our product line matches well in their meat case," said Tonino.

Lake Tahoe license plate owners get free parking access July 12 to popular beaches

The Tahoe Fund has partnered with Nevada State Parks to offer free access July 12 to Sand Harbor, Cave Rock and Spooner Lake to current owners of Lake Tahoe license plates. The event is designed as a gesture of appreciation to those who support Lake Tahoe with the purchase of license plates.

“We are thankful to the thousands of people who choose to buy and renew their Tahoe license plates,” said Jay Howard of Nevada State Parks. “Our Lake Tahoe parks benefit greatly from those funds, with beach improvements, watershed restoration work, and new hiking trails.”

Outdoors with Don Q: July 5 is one of two Free Fishing Days in California

California has two Free Fishing Days in 2014 which are close to holidays. The first is Saturday, July 5, aligned with the Independence Day holiday weekend, and the second is Sept. 6, right around the time of Labor Day.

Inspectors flag 13 Lake Tahoe-bound vessels for invasive species since May

The July 4th holiday and fireworks celebrations always bring a welcomed influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin. With sunny skies and warm temperatures predicted for the 4th of July holiday week, boaters are urged to Clean, Drain and Dry their boats before arriving at the roadside inspection stations in Tahoe to avoid delays and decontamination fees. As a reminder, all stations close at 5:30 p.m., so please plan your travel accordingly.

RSVP offers Farmers Market Coupons for Seniors

After the initial distribution, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program 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.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of June 25

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 June 25, 2014.

Ronald McDonald, Marilyn, and Elvis party it up at grand opening event

When Patricia Cabrera and her family walked through the doors Tuesday night, it was to a loud cheer from every crew member: “Welcome to McDonalds!”

Cabrera just so happened to be the first “official” customer of the new McDonalds on Winnie Lane and Carson Streets. She was among the 300 first customers, all of which received a free Big Mac per week for a year. Other prizes were given to customers as well: gift cards, coupons for free coffee, free ice cream cones. These gifts were the reason hundreds — well over that first 300 — lined up hours before the store officially opened at 6 p.m.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour -Summer Evening Tours 2014

Event Date: 
June 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours led by Madame Curry. The Carson City Ghost Walk and Ghost Walking Tours are a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s westside historic homes and businesses. This 90-minute guided walking tour leaves rain or shine.

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