Region In Brief
Learn the signs of diabetes
RENO — Nov. 14 marks the annual global celebration of World Diabetes Day, part of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November. Across the nation more than 40 cities and landmarks, including the Nevada Capitol Building, will “go blue” in observance of the disease. A blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes; the circle portrays unity and the blue is the color of the flag of the United Nations and reflects the color of the sky under which w...
Gingerbread house contest helps arboretum
RENO — Get together with family and friends, create a gingerbread house and enter the Wilbur D. May Center’s holiday gingerbread house contest for fun, prizes and to benefit Washoe County’s May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. “Building a gingerbread house is an easy and inexpensive way to share some holiday spirit with family or friends,” Washoe County Horticulturist Bill Carlos said. “Entering that gingerbread house in our holiday contest is ...
Donation helps homeless
RENO — The Launching Pad Empowerment Center on Friday announced that the organization has received a large donation of furniture and fixtures from the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, helping it become a fully functioning facility and assisting the program in providing housing to men, women and veterans transitioning to a sober lifestyle. The Launching Pad Board of directors approached John Farahi, CEO of the Atlantis, requesting support for de...
Bully’s, Boys & Girls honor Thanksgiving, Paul Sonner
RENO — The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows invites the community to its seventh annual pre-Thanksgiving celebration with Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill on Nov. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. The Paul Sonner community Thanksgiving dinner provides turkey and all the fixings for a free community meal in honor of the founder of Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill, who died last year and was actively in...
Arts council offers e-grants workshop
RENO — The Nevada Arts Council will host fall grant workshops in Las Vegas and Reno covering the essential elements of creating successful online proposals. Sara Jones, Carson City-based librarian and leadership educator, will discuss the e-grant process and strategies for writing a winning online application. The Reno workshop will be held in two sessions, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 5 p.m., on Nov. 17 in computer classroom 110 at the Unive...
Recycle to help the needy for the holidays
RENO — In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Waste Management plans to donate $50 for every ton of recyclable material delivered to its Commercial Row Recycling Center the week beginning Nov. 8. The donation will benefit local needy families this holiday season through the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach Organization. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on Nov. 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nat...
Comment on Burning Man permit renewal
The Black Rock Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input as it evaluates a proposal from Black Rock City LLC to renew its special recreation permit to conduct the Burning Man Festival for the 2011-15 period. The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments by Dec. 13.
Sun Valley to honor vets
This Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center will celebrate the day by honoring local vets with an event scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Several activities are planned including a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments.
Grant children’s holiday wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada is embarking on its Season of Wishes campaign. Funds raised during this campaign will help the northern Nevada chapter to raise the necessary money to grant as many as 35 wishes to children across 13 counties in the coming year.
Concert to raise funeral costs
RENO — Riverwalk merchants and local musicians are banding together for “A Song for Alex,” a concert to raise money to cover funeral costs for the son of one of their merchants, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the West Street Market at 148 West St. A donation of $5 is requested for the concert. Several local musicians and groups have offered to provide entertainment free of charge to raise funds for the funeral of Alex Theoglitis, the 21 year-...
Time to fall for European food
RENO — The European Food Emporium will host its Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13. Enjoy the free Thanksgiving-themed event featuring raffle prizes, lunch specials, bobbing for apples and holiday-themed food, drink and dessert samples, along with information on European wines and beers complimentary to traditional Thanksgiving meals. In addition, there will be cooking demonstrations, last-minute orders for the Emporium’s farm-raised...
Sparks hosts Turkey Shoot
SPARKS — Take part in a fun family event that pairs adults and children and combines their ages to determine a competitive bracket for shooting baskets. Each contestant shoots 10 free-throws in an attempt to win a certificate for a free Thanksgiving turkey. The event is open to all ages. Adults can team up with multiple children but each child can only compete once. The free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Alf Sorensen Co...
Dance like the old days
ELKO — Relax and have fun with friends and family at the Old Time Family Fun Dance at the California Trail Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 13. Singles, couples and families are all welcome at this free event. Dancing skills are not necessary. Dance caller Rob Snow will teach all the necessary steps as musical selections from the 1800s performed live by South Wind will put dancers in the pioneer spirit. In spite of the hardships of the overland...