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Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 23-30

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the opening day for fishing in most California waters. Remember to keep your fishing license in view, the thermos filled with coffee and tight lines all the way.

What Works: Hunting down opportunities

This past weekend we celebrated Easter, a holiday filled with family, renewal and hope for the future. The hallmark of the holiday, for kids, is the Easter egg hunt, where they run as fast as they can and look for eggs with hidden treasures inside.

Arbor Day 5k Fun Run/Walk this Saturday in Carson City

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

The Carson City Shade Tree Council's annual Arbor Day event this year is being held this Saturday at 10am. Join us and our sponsors for a fun-filled 5k fun run/walk at the Riverview Park in Carson City.

Riverview Park is located at the end of East 5th Street, next to the Korean War Memorial. There is parking and facilities to accommodate the whole family.

Summer Acting Camp (Scene Study) Ages 6-16

More options at:  http://www.kidscapeproductions.com/reno/summer2014camps/
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Fri Aug 01 2014 .
July 28, 2014 (All day)
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July 29, 2014 (All day)
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July 30, 2014 (All day)
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July 31, 2014 (All day)
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August 1, 2014 (All day)

KidScape Productions Scene Study Camp (SUMMER BREAK) Ages: 6-16 Dates: July 28- August 1 2014 Time: 9am – 2pm Cost: $199 for the week or $49 per day.

Indoor Bounce House Facility in Carson!

Bounce Party is the only indoor bounce house party facility in Carson City - Bounce Party is the perfect place to host your party or special event.You will always get special one-on-one attention and most of all, you and your guests will have fun here.

Let us do the work for you!
April & May Birthday Party dates are filling up fast, call to reserve your spot today!

Attention schools & churches:
If you are having a youth group event or fundraiser, we can tailor a party to suit your needs

Don't forget we are now open five days a week for open bounce.

Love Tapped by the Carson Rainbow Girls #7

Event Date: 
April 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

What a wonderful surprise! My husband and I arrived at our home to a find a beautiful display of red sparkly hearts arranged all over our front lawn. Also displayed on our lawn was a sign that read, "You've Been Love Tapped By The Carson Rainbow Girls." Oh how fun

"So how long do these stay on my lawn," my husband asks. We found a piece of paper on our front door. This was our "notice." We must contact the adult advisor of this fundraising project to have the Love Tapped display of love removed for a donation of $10.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 16-22

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 April 16-22, 2014. Opening day for most fishing on California waterways is Saturday, April 26.

Masters Heads to 'Speed Cubing' Competition

Ben Masters, 13, travels Saturday to University of California, Berkeley to participate in an official World Cube Association competition at Wheeler Hall.
Ben, who has been practicing his “cubing” skills about five months, has a personal best time of “about 17 seconds,” which has been perfected as he has practiced during his free time through each day and has worked up to doing five or six “solves” per hour, he said. He attends eighth grade at Dayton Intermediate School.

First ever Dayton Valley Lions Club Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 12:00pm

The first ever Dayton Valley Lions Club Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike Street in Dayton.

The cost is $40 per seat with 200 seats available. Rebuys are $20. Signups start at noon with play beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.

A catered dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m. The Grand Prize is a $1,000 gift certificate. A raffle and silent auction will also be offered. Join the fun and help the Lions Club raise money to help in their ongoing campaign against preventable blindness.

Carson City online boys clothing shop competes in Start up Nation's Moms in Business competition

Being cool and fitting in are two things many boys growing up want to fulfill. They want the cool shoes, awesome toys, best birthday parties, and more.

Here at The Boy's Store in Carson City, we have many trendy boys’ clothing made right here in the United States to have your children being the talk of the school. Watch your child smile and walk in confidence wearing clothing from boy brands like City Threads, Mulberribush, and Dogwood clothing.

Kids Adventure Games at Mammoth Mountain set for Aug. 2, registration underway

Kids Adventure Games
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 (All day)

Registration has begun for the 2014 Kids Adventure Games, the premier race for children ages six to 14 that features teams of two competing in mountain biking, hiking, zip lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slope-n-Slide, cargo nets, mud pits and more.

The race is scheduled for August 2, 2014 at Mammoth Mountain as part of a new, exciting eight-race series, the Kids Adventure Games, taking place at various locations across the nation. Event details are as follows:

Feel the heat at Virginia City's 31st annual Chili on the Comstock

Event Date: 
May 10, 2014 (All day)

Virginia City, Nev.’s 31st annual Chili on the Comstock is no mild affair. The cook-off returns to the historic town Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taking place along C St., the historic town's main drive, the event promises plenty of heat, the return of the Fireball Crawl and family-friendly activities.

Nevada 150 events lined up statewide throughout April

Many great events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of April to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood.

Help Wanted: Correspondents to cover high school sports and entertainment

Carson Now is looking for a couple of people who can cover high school sports and entertainment events in Carson City.

For high school sports, ideally we would like to find someone who is involved at Carson High School (like a student or parent) who can take photos, report game scores and write up a few brief news items each week. We also want to expand to other sporting events outside of the high school, as well as any non-sports news coming out of our local schools.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates the Sesquicentennial

Event Date: 
April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

Nevada State Museum presents something new for the April 5 Family Fun Saturday:
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a program for all ages featuring young costumed performers depicting historical characters and modern personalities with ties to Nevada:
John C. Fremont (Max Johnson)
Jedediah Strong Smith (Alex Johnson)
Wild Horse Annie (Danielle Shumard)
Eilley Orrum Bowers (Katie Fralick)
Mark Twain (Aaron Tucker)
Sarah Winnemucca (Jordyn LaPlante)
June Carter Cash (Genna Kirgin)
Janis Joplin (Jillian Kirgin)

Book Signing at The Old Genoa Bar

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 11:00am

Local author, Sandie La Nae will be having a book signing of her newest book, "The Old Genoa Bar" held at the Genoa Bar in Genoa Nevada on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Music. Beverages! Come and join the fun!

Clear Creek Trail

Looking for some new singletrack to ride? Just south of Carson City is the new Clear Creek Trail! The Clear Creek Trail is almost 10.5 miles long, is open to hikers, mountain bikes, equestrians and dogs, has no exit, and is currently 21-miles round-trip.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 26 to April 2

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 26 through April 2, 2014.

UNR debate team crowned Season Sweepstakes National Champion

The University of Nevada, Reno debate team returns to Reno today after a week-and-a-half of grueling competitions in Flagstaff, Ariz., at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournament. With hopes to return to Reno with another trophy to add to their season’s collection, the team walked away with – yes, another trophy – but more impressively, the NPDA Season Sweepstakes National Title.

Carson Middle School's annual Chili and Bingo Night promises zesty good time

Carson Middle School's annual Chili and Bingo Night has become a cherished and favorite annual springtime Friday night Carson City family event.

With dozens of prizes up for grabs through bingo and raffle games, as well as a silent auction and the best homemade chili dished up in the state, Carson Middle School PTA organizers are hoping to make this year's March 28 event, the biggest yet.

Huge Raffle and Valuable Prizes for Family Chili/Bingo Night at Carson Middle School

Event Date: 
March 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson Middle School PTA is hosting our Family Chili Bingo Night on Friday, March 28 from 6-8 pm in the CMS cafeteria.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 19-25

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 March 19-25, 2014.

Closed until Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Fishermen are reporting that the north fork is a bit clearer.
You may have fair catches from Canyon Dam to Lake Cove this week.
Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures.


Fifth annual Nevada Moves Day celebrated Wednesday in Carson City, Lyon County

On Wednesday, March 19, students in Carson City and Lyon County will join others from across the state to take part in the 5th Annual Nevada Moves Day. This event consists of organized activities that encourage walking or bicycling to school. The event is promoted statewide by the Safe Routes to School Program.

Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation declaring March 19 as Nevada Moves Day 2014 and will meet students from Bordewich-Bray Elementary School who are taking part in a walking school bus that starts at the Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street.

Don’t miss the new Salsa craze in Carson City, Truckee and Reno

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Mar 31 2014 .
March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

Latin dancers BB and Kiki sold out their beginner classes in March. To help with the demand they are adding more classes in April for Carson City, Reno and Truckee.

Learn a social dance that you can take out on the town in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco and beyond from instructors that are well respected in their field for fun and inspiring dance classes. See their website here.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats keep foot on gas pedal in sweep of Saints

The Western Nevada College Wildcats may look back to Friday, March 14 as a pivotal point in their season. Two dramatic walk-off victories gave the Wildcats a momentum boost that inspired them to workmanlike 17-2 and 7-5 nonconference wins over Mount Hood Community College of Gresham, Ore., on Saturday in Carson City.

The four-game sweep improved WNC’s overall record to 19-9 and righted the club after splitting four games the previous weekend at Colorado Northwestern.

Outdoors with Don Q: Escaping from winter to a tropical paradise

If you're getting tired of our winter cold, frost, ice and snow (what little we have received so far), you might want to consider a vacation trip to Hawaii.

Elaine and I, our son Jim, daughter-in-law Kathi and my cousin Lorraine Scholes and her husband Bob just returned, earlier this week, from a fun-filled 14-day vacation trip to Honolulu on the Island of Oahu (4 days) and to Poipu on the Island of Kauai (10 days).

Carson City Ducks Unlimited fundraiser set for March 22

The Carson City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, March 22. That event will be held in the banquet facilities at the Carson Nugget with:

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day today with dance performance at Children's Museum

Event Date: 
March 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. Come join the fun and wear your green and celebrate at the Children’s Museum with arts and crafts along with a performance by the Blanchette School of Irish Dance at 2pm.

Saturday March 15th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

All activities are FREE with price of admission. The museum is located at 813 N. Carson St, Carson City.
Go to www.cmnn.org

UNR career program aimed at high school students interested in science, engineering

A STEM Career Investigation Program, hosted this semester by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Raggio Research Center, is offering Washoe County School District sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to observe current scientific and engineering research being conducted at the University and affiliated institutions.

“The idea behind this program is to offer exposure for students to realize careers in many specialized areas of science and engineering,” Jacque Ewing-Taylor, associate director, Raggio Research Center for STEM Education and institutional grants coordinator, said.

Job Fair at Casino Fandango set for Monday, March 17

Event Date: 
March 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Casino Fandango in Carson City will hold a job fair on Monday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Buffet Banquet Room. The casino, located at 3800 S Carson Street, is currently looking for fun, energetic, outgoing folks with an excellent work ethic to fill its current openings.

If you are at least 17 years of age and can pass a drug test and background screening, have the desire to show up on time wearing your best smile, then Casino Fandango wants to talk with you. (See the flier below.)

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 11-17

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 11-17, 2014:

Carson City Democratic Women's Club History Tea

Event Date: 
March 15, 2014 - 11:00am

Would you like to meet Hannah Clapp, Dr. Eliza Cook or learn about all kinds of Nevada History from the passionate, pathetic or just plain interesting? Two of Carson’s most famous people will be there to delight you along with some 95 plus-year-olds to enlighten you. Don’t miss this !

Carson City dignitaries go head-to-head March 29 in annual fundraiser for FISH

Come enjoy a great dinner and watch your favorite Carson City area celebrities battle it out for tips on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 40 local celebrities will compete at the FISH, “Have a Heart Celebration.”

Local leaders from churches, business, media, local/state government and those from the medical field are helping FISH by becoming the Glen Eagles’ service staff for one memorable night of “fine dining.”

Birds on view in family program at Nevada State Museum March 8

Event Date: 
March 8, 2014 - 10:00am

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.

Spending Saturday in Carson City

Where were you on Saturday? Did you wake up and go to breakfast at one of our many great restaurants, like Grandma Hattie’s, Red Hut, Adele’s, or at the café in Gold Dust West? Did you stay at one of our lovely hotels or bed and breakfast Inns?

Driving a Pint Size Car

I first saw a Smart Car in Paris. We were visiting my daughter who was studying abroad in the Fall of 2004. My wife took a photo of me standing behind the uber compact with my arms stretching from bumper to bumper. The design and size were like nothing I had seen in an automobile; it was very Euro.

Outdoors with Don Q: Reserve March 1 for a highly-popular fundraiser

This is an annual reminder of my all-time favorite fund raiser. The highly-popular and fun-filled, Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1. This year’s fund raiser will be its 28th version.

If you are brand-new to this area, about now you are probably wondering what in the world is something called a "Chukar?"

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of Feb. 19-25

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 Feb. 19-25, 2014.

Live Irish Music at Red's 395 on St. Patrick's Day

Sing Along! Enjoy Corned Beef, Cabbage, Green Beer
Event Date: 
March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Wear The Green as Red's 395 Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day! Live Irish Music by Gairin for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2014 from 4-7 PM at 1055 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics annual Family Fun and Fit Day

Event Date: 
March 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

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!!

Greetings from your Downtown 20/20 Group

My name is Dana Lee Fruend and I am the President of the 20/20 business group. I have lived in Nevada 36 years and I am a seven-year Carson City resident.

I am a business co-owner and the Executive Marketing Director for Agency 36 and the Marketing Director for the Carson HorseShoe Club. Agency 36 publishes the popular Carson Quarterly, featuring weekly and monthly events, activities, shopping, arts, restaurants and pubs.

Second Annual Dancing with the Stars Carson City edition

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 22 2014 .
February 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come join us February 22, 7:00 pm at Carson High School to show your support for Western Nevada College nursing students.

This is our second annual Dancing with the Stars Carson City edition to help us raise money for the NSNA conference in Nashville, TN.

Weathervane Auctions at Fuji Park are a reality!

Event Date: 
March 2, 2014 (All day)

The Auction at Fuji Park is back! Weathervane Auctions "buy" Sammy B is now holding monthly auctions in the Fuji Park exhibit building. We are truly an experienced auction company, well established in the Reno/Sparks and Carson City areas and surrounding communities.

Auctions are already scheduled for March 2nd and March 30th so mark your calendars and drop by to experience auctions the way they are meant to be, fun, friendly and exciting!

Valentine's Night Fun with PAWNSHOP

Event Date: 
February 14, 2014 - 9:00pm

Valentine's Night at Westside Pour House 110 W. Telegraph St., Carson City

A great night of drink specials and Rock 'n Roll!!

Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson Takes Gold in Sochi; Mancuso wins 4th medal

South Lake Tahoe's hometown girl Jamie Anderson cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Carson Canine Adventures Open House set for Feb. 16

Event Date: 
February 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

Carson Canine Adventures (CCA) will be holding our annual Open House this coming Sunday, Feb. 16, from Noon until 4pm. We have added a new photographer that will be here to takes pictures.

Dogs are welcome (on leash) and people will have a chance to meet the trainers and find out more information on how they can get involved in the many fun things to do with our “best friends.”

Lone Mountain Veterinary will be there to answer health and nutrition questions. Information on Therapy Dogs Inc, Dog Scouts of America, First Aid for your pet, and local rescue agencies too.

Outdoors with Don Q: Celebrating my third anniversary at Carson Now

Feb. 9, 2014 marks a special day in the life of yours truly. It is my three-year anniversary, writing about the Great Outdoors at Carson Now.

Three years! Time certainly flies when you are having fun, and it has been both a totally enjoyable and memorable three years of writing about all kinds of activities in the Great Outdoors, both near and far away.

WNC baseball team gets off to slow start in Arizona

Clinging to a one-run lead with the bases loaded and no one out on Sunday afternoon, the Western Nevada College baseball team had one goal — avoid a sweep on their opening weekend.

Freshman pitcher Dylan Francis complied, retiring the next three South Mountain College hitters to preserve the Wildcats’ 7-6 victory in Phoenix, and a 1-2 weekend.

“Making the pitches he made with the bases loaded was really remarkable. He deserves a ton of credit and praise for his effort,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore.

New Wellness Classes

Event Date: 
February 15, 2014 - 9:30am

Did you make a New Years Resolution to Lose Weight or Get Healthy?
How is it going?
Would a little extra support help you achieve your goals?
New Wellness classes are starting on Saturday February 15th
from 9:30 - 10:30 AM.
After over 14 years with Jenny Craig Certified Wellness Coach
Monica Marcinko brings her expertise to the beautiful new
Paradise-Salon-Spa and Wellness center.

4th Annual Reno Darwin Day Celebration of Science

Event Date: 
February 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

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.

Presentations Include:

“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“;

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