RENO — To highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) are introducing a new patch program. Peace Begins at Home will teach girls to become role models in identifying and assisting others who may be in a domestic violence situation. The event will take place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Girl Scout Service Center.
The patch program was developed by the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Junior League of Reno, the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. There are many activities the girls will have to accomplish to earn the patch, including asking a troop leader to invite a speaker to their group from a local domestic violence program, perform a service project that will benefit either a local program or to the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, or teach another troop or group about domestic violence.
Guest speakers include: Victoria Campbell, Reporter, Channel 4 KRNV; Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto; Reno Mayor Bob Cashell; Linda L. Reed, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada; Susan Hauser, President of the Junior League of Reno; and Sue Meuschke, executive director of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
“At this event, girls will be made aware of the problems associated with domestic violence so they can assist others in getting help, in order to become strong leaders,” Reed said.
For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, please call (800) 222-5406 or visit www.gssn.org.
Biggest Little Decompression party hits the Reno streets
Get out those playa outfits one more time for an officially sanctioned post-Burning Man day and night of fun on the streets and nightclubs of Reno. This is going to be the Biggest Little Decompression Reno has ever seen with more than a thousand people expected to participate.
The party starts at noon at the Mangrove Project in downtown Reno where the whole family is invited to participate in activities like face painting or hoop and fire spinning classes. There will be booths set up in this magical forest of trees to educate people about groups like the Black Rock Art Foundation (the organization behind the Mangrove Project) as well as Burners Without Borders, Black Rock Solar and Burning Man itself.
The evening activities begin at Club Underground and Bliss on Fourth Street, which will transform into a piece of the playa in Reno. Thumping under the grooves from some of the top DJs in Black Rock City, Bliss will be transformed into a black-lit spider’s den where the dancing will go all night. Club Underground will have an eclectic lineup of acts and DJs as well and hosts a chill lounge for those needing to recharge before heading back to the dance floor. Fire performers, art cars and even a mini Burning Man will transform the outside into a little bit of Black Rock Heaven.
This is the premiere Burning Man event held in Reno and is a day and night not to be missed.
Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased from select outlets. Tickets at the door are $10 with food and in burner wear; $15 at door with food or in burner wear; or $20 at door with no food and no burner wear.
Proposals for renewable energy resources sought
Las Vegas — Sierra Pacific Resources announced Monday that its two Nevada-based utility subsidiaries, now doing business as NV Energy, have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources.
Proposals will be considered for the following types of renewable energy resources: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and other resources eligible for portfolio energy credits under the Nevada renewable portfolio standard. Responses to the RFP are due by Nov. 11.
This request is consistent with the companies’ ongoing plan to surpass the goals of Nevada's Portfolio Standard that requires an increasing percentage of the electricity provided by NV Energy to its customers be from renewable sources. The standard calls for 20 percent of all the companies’ energy to come from renewable resources or energy-efficiency measures by 2015.
Parties interested in submitting a response to the RFP, or those seeking more information related to the RFP or renewable energy laws, should go to Sierra Pacific Resources' Web sites at: www.nevadapower.com/ company/doingbusiness/rfps/renewable.cfm or www.sierrapacific.com/company/RFPs/renewable/index.cfm.
The companies have also set up an RFP e-mail address, RenewablesRFP@ nevp.com, for distribution of information related to the RFP and to allow uniform communication to all respondents during the RFP process.
Sierra Pacific Power Company — now doing business as NV Energy — distributes natural gas in the Reno-Sparks area of northern Nevada.
‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’
GARDNERVILLE — From a blizzard of the century to homicidal maniacs to electrical blackouts and secret passages, you will be entertained by “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” This wildly comic murder mystery, written by John Bishop, ran both on and off Broadway and is a non-stop evening of laughter as those left alive untangle the mystery of the Stage Door Slasher. Tickets include dessert and beverages – an evening for $10 per person.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School at (775) 265-6100 or by e-mailing rgarrett@dcsd. k12.nv.us. Tickets are $10 per person and include dessert and beverages.
Performances will be at Pau-Wa-Lu Middles School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville, on Oct 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.. For more information, contact Rich Garrett at rgarrett@ dcsd.k12.nv.us.
Celebrate World Animal Day and adopt a new friend
World Animal Day was founded in 1931 as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then, it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. Oct. 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Through this weekend, you can adopt an adult dog or cat (six months of age or older) from the Nevada Humane Society for $25 – half off the normal adoption fee of $50. All dogs and cats are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before being adopted. These services would normally cost over $200.
MAGIC 95.5 radio celebrity Tina Thorpe will be on hand today from 3 to 6 p.m. to welcome visitors to the shelter and spread the word about pet adoption.
The society’s shelter is located is 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open for adoptions seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except Saturdays when they open at 10 a.m. For more information, call 856-2000.