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Single female homeowners encouraged to apply for free BAWN home improvement help

The Builders Association of Western Nevada Women’s Council, which serves Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties, continues its Helping Hands program this year by giving single female homeowners some help with upgrades and repairs to the homes they own.

Helping Hand signups continue with an August 29 application deadline.

Being Flynn author to speak at Sierra Nevada College

Nick Flynn
Being Flynn by Nick Flynn
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September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nick Flynn, whose first memoir sparked the major motion picture, “Being Flynn,” international reviews and much press attention, will visit Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 5-6 to kick off the 2014-15 Writers in the Woods literary speaker series and to introduce the college’s Common Read book for the year.

Weekly swing dance, lesson

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August 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 30, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 21, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 11, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

West Coast swing dancing sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St., Carson City, every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., free. Preceded by a lesson by Tim Renner in intermediate West Coast swing at 5:45 p.m., lesson $8. No partner necessary for either activity. Practice your moves or just check out the dance at this fun, nonstructured event. Information: 530-307-8937 or www.highsierraSDC.org.

Nature's Pearl, Muscadine Grape Seed Products, Healthy Bodies...Healthy Lifestyles

Free workshop from Nature's Pearl, Muscadine Grape
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August 22, 2014 (All day)

Come and learn about Muscadine Product Line. Muscadine products is assisting with health and wellness needs and no toxins in the products.
Learn the difference between non-toxic and toxic free.
Friday August 22nd, at 6pm
Please contact Marie for an invitation at 775-291-9274
or visit us at: https://www.naturespearlproducts.com/muscadineusa

Be well and healthy

Grab your chair or blanket and enjoy great music tonight at the Governor's Mansion

The USAF Golden West Winds, a division of the USAF Golden Band of the West, will entertain Saturday evening, August 16, in the beautiful backyard of the Governor’s Mansion beginning at 6:30 pm.

The concert is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Carson City Elks will be on hand to serve beer, wine and a light supper. Or, bring your own.

Please be sure to bring a blanket or chair. Come early for best seating. The event is being sponsored as a community service by the Carson City Chamber and the Carson City Elks. Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Award Winning Songwriter to Perform in Carson City

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August 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canyon Band, featuring RN+R's '2nd Best Local Songwriter' , Canyon White, will be performing free, an all original, all ages, concert Saturday August 16th from 6-8 pm at A-Zen Gift and Thrift on N. Carson Street.

HopeFest free outdoor concert Aug. 22 to benefit local cancer patients

The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

The event is scheduled for Friday, August 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Five Nevada writers featured at Dayton Public Library event

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August 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Dayton Public Library will host an August Authors Event on Saturday, August 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the Dayton Public Library.

Five local Nevada writers will be available to talk about their books and how they started writing. This will be a wine and cheese event.

There will be a donation of $3.00 at the door for adults; it will entitle the patron to the first glass of wine or beer free. Children accompanied by adults attend free.

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair worth every cent Aug. 22-23

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event Aug. 22 and 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

State prisoner escapes, caught with help from Carson City Sheriff's Office

Traffic was rerouted earlier tonight at 5th Street and Saliman Road after a break at the prison in which gun shots were fired, according to multiple calls to dispatch.

The incident began at around 6 tonight where prison officials from the Nevada Department of Corrections Warm Springs Corrections Facility reported a prisoner that broke free in the Lompa Ranch area. The prisoner took off running and may have been met by a white van picking him up that was intercepted.

The prison facility is located at 3301 East Fifth Street.

'Deathways of the Comstock Chinese' exhibit opens August 14 in Virginia City

The Comstock History Center in Virginia City, in partnership with the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, is pleased to announce the opening of a new museum exhibit entitled Deathways of the Comstock Chinese.

The exhibit, which highlights the death and burial practices of the Chinese, features artifacts, photographs, video and an accurately reproduced, life-sized Chinese gravesite. The free exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

What Works: Discovering opportunity in adversity

It was a typical Friday. I was between appointments at the corner of Goni and College Parkway when, out of nowhere, my vehicle lost power. There was no warning, no flickering lights, just “boom, boom, out go the lights” as the song goes.

Stuck in the turning lane, there was only one thing I could do, take action. I called my insurance company which offers free towing. While on hold with them, I texted and got my 5:30 p.m. appointment handled. Once I was assured the tow truck was on its way, I paused. Everything happened so fast.

Jazz and Beyond Concerts for Sunday moved to Carson Mall

Back Forty Band
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August 10, 2014 (All day)

Because of unstable weather conditions in Carson City, the "Jazz & Beyond" music festival is moving its concerts for today, Sun., Aug. 10, from the Legislative Plaza to the Carson Mall. People are encouraged to hear Back Forty at 4:30 p.m. and CeCe Gable with the DG Kicks Octet at 6:00 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

Nevada Performance Academy adds career workshops to its tuition-free curriculum

Nevada Performance Academy will be adding another dimension to their program by offering workshops to give kids the chance to meet professionals in other fields of interest such as medicine, engineering, accounting and more.

Parents interested in enrollment or seeking information are being asked to attend an informative meeting on Aug. 11 and again Aug. 12, 6:15 p.m. at VT Williams and Associates, 3470 G.S. Richards Blvd., Carson City.

Lake Tahoe crawfish feast meets muscle fest at South Shore

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August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

A outdoor feast with the main course arriving straight out of Lake Tahoe, plus an indoor muscle and fitness protein fest will be the ultimate flex and fry events of the summer on Aug. 23 at the South Shore.

The second annual Boil 'n Fry Day Festival at MontBleu Resort, Casino and Spa is Lake Tahoe's version of an old fashioned New Orleans crawdad feed, complete with live music at the resort's outdoor event center, carnival games, hot wings, barbecue, cold crafted beer and all the fried, boiled or barbecued fresh water crustaceans festival goers can eat.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of Aug. 6

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug. 6-12, 2014.

Living the good life live Motown music tonight

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August 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

Come join us for free hors D'oeuvres with cocktails. And take a spin on our Great Dance Floor at Living The Good Life 1480 N Carson Street.

Motorists can dial 511 for Nevada road updates

With the recent rain and other weather conditions around the Silver State, the Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that they can receive free, up-to-the-minute state road updates through 511 Nevada Travel Info.

Motorists simply dial 511 or log onto www.nvroads.com before driving for current traffic and road incident, weather and construction reports. Out-of-state callers dial 1-877-NV-ROADS to receive the same service.

Jazz and Beyond presents Boogie Woogie pianist Carl Sonny Leyland at BAC Thursday

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August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival presents Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer Carl Sonny Leyland in concert on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City.

"Jazz & Beyond" is a yearly festival put on by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and its sponsors. Admission to this concert is free. Donations are requested and include a chance at a door prize.

Acclaimed education author Jamie Vollmer to speak Aug. 13 at Carson City Community Center

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Repeats every day until Thu Aug 14 2014 .
August 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
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August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mr. Jamie Vollmer, renown education author, speaker, and consultant will present an uplifting and entertaining message about education Aug. 13 at the Carson City Community Center theater beginning at 1 p.m.

Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, "Schools Cannot Do It Alone." Vollmer is not a professional educator.

Carson Now goes to China: Travel Club Meeting this Wednesday

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August 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce Travel Club meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Red's Old 395 Grill to discuss their 2015 Trade Mission to China.

This will be the club's fifth year offering this incredible tour to China. New this year is the opportunity to join Kirk Caraway, publisher of CarsonNow.org, as he chronicles the tour for his readers.

Donations sought, families invited to Saturday back to school clothing drive

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its sixth annual clothing drive to help families in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton, Nevada communities get ready for school.

The event is open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 411 N. Saliman Road, Carson City.

David Haws, President of the church’s local organization, says families are invited to pick up needed clothing in preparation for the new school year.

Nevada Performance Academy enrollment night is Monday

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August 4, 2014 - 6:15pm

The Nevada Performance Academy, founded by former Nevada state superintendent, Gene Paslov will be holding an informative meeting on August 4, 6:15 p.m. at VT Williams and Associates, 3470 G.S. Richards Blvd.

Parents interested in enrollment or just seeking information are being asked to attend and bring nessecary documents such as birth certificate, utility bill, immunization records, and I.D, should they decide to enroll as space is limited to only 24 children per grade level.

NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park concludes with Sunday finale of rodeo events, music and rides

The final day of the NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park in Carson City kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Ranch Rodeo finals at the grandstand. Come down and see all the bucking broncos and barrel racing events. The rodeo runs until 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the grandstand or here.

Jazz and Beyond festival features Sunday 'Picnics in the Park' lineup

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.

Friday events at the NV 150 Fair in Carson City

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell presided over the official ribbon cutting to open the Fair on Thursday.

Free pottery making event Saturday helps Empty Bowls feed hungry in community

Help Feed the Hungry in Carson Valley by Creating a Handmade Bowl for Empty Bowl
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August 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
FREE POTTERY MAKING EVENT this Saturday evening, August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm at Turtle Mountain Designs, 2165 Beaver Drive in Washoe Valley, NV.

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?

NV 150 Fair underway in Carson City with activities throughout the day

Today’s NV150Fair, celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration, has something for everyone and admittance and all shows this day are FREE. Parking can be found at Casino Fandango with shuttle buses running continuously to take you there. Here's what's on tap today.

11 am – Be part of the history!

Monthly swing dance party

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Repeats every day until Sat Aug 23 2014 .
August 23, 2014 - 6:30pm

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.

Young students learn computer programming and 3D design at UNR summer camp

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.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

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.

Cause Warrior Ride Passes Through Dayton, Northern Nevada

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July 25, 2014 (All day)

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.

Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War”

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August 25, 2014 (All day)

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.

National Night Out canceled due to weather, Mills Park conditions

UDPATE: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office regrets to inform everyone that the 12th Annual National Night Out in Mills Park, set for Tuesday, August 5 at 5 p.m. has been canceled.

It has been determined that with the park's current ground saturation from the rain, the quantity of “heavy” public safety vehicles, aircraft and equipment that was scheduled to be on the grassy area of the park would cause irreparable damage. Further, at this late hour, there is insufficient time to orchestrate a reasonable relocation of the event location.

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Always Lost War Exhibit Comes to Douglas County

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.

History of The Beatles Lecture and Beatles Flashback Concert

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 Motown music at Living The Good Life

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July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

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.

V&T 'Ghost Girl' author to speak, sign books at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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August 9, 2014 (All day)

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.

Dayton Valley Days calls for crafters, vendors

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.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through August 3

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.

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

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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

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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 with free entry and nonstop entertainment

UPDATE: Thursday at 11 a.m., the Wells Fargo coach will be delivering Governor Brian Sandoval, Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell and Wells Fargo Regional Manager Chad Osorno and Wells Fargo Northern Nevada Area Manager Sean French to Fuji Park in south Carson City to preside over the official opening and ribbon cutting of Carson City’s contribution to the NV150 Anniversary event, the NV150Fair.

The NV150Fair will feature over 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids from around the region showcasing their animals and farm knowledge.

Bowl Making Event Saturday at Children's Museum

Make a bowl to fight hunger.  Free event for all ages
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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

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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
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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.

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