Food fundraisers and celebrity tips raise money for worthy causes

It's nice to know who reads my articles and helps with the local fundraisers, but I have to apologize to Judge Griffin for saying the Carson High School Basketball Beer and Brats Night tickets would be down at Teri Basa's Sugar Pine Cove Oct. 10.

Judge Griffin came in to support our local basketball teams, as he always does, but Teri had not received her tickets yet. But they are now available so swing on by and pick them up for Saturday. This is a guaranteed great event with raffle prizes, silent auction and wine from local winemakers.

This event supports high school athletes, plus you can sample different beers with your bratwurst at the Carson Station Grill.

Carson High School 6th Man Booster Club presents Beerand Brats Night

What: Beer, bratwurst, raffle and silent auction to support the CHS boys basketball team

Where: Carson Station Grill

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $25 for limited seating

Call: Bruce Barnes or Carlos Menguleia at 283-1695; or stop by Sugar Pine Cove, 1087 S. Carson St. (next to Red's 395 Grill), call 884-4603.

A nother reader e-mailed me about a great fundraiser tonight. Carson-Tahoe Foundation executive director Pam Graber saw my column on food fundraisers.

Now, the "Celebrities Caring for Cancer Pink Tie Event" is a little different. You get a fabulous meal at Glen Eagles, but the real fun is who will be waiting on you - will it be Governor and First Lady Guinn, Sen. Mark Amodei or news channel 8 weatherman Carlos Faura? I think I'd want Helaine Jesse, who does everything perfectly.

All tips for your celebrities will support the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. A raffle and auction are included.

There is no admission or cover charge so bring extra tips money.

Celebrities Caring for Cancer Pink Tie Event

What: Celebrity waiters collect tips for the new cancer center. No cover charge; reservations recommended.

When: 5-10 p.m. today

Where: Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

Contact: Reservations at 884-4414 or Pam Graber at 883-3309

Proceeds Benefit: Carson Tahoe Cancer Center building fund

T he next fundraiser is a scavenger hunt for food. Ruth Gordon wanted me to let the public know that her children from the Mentoring Program want to give back, which is very cool. So from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, her kids and their mentors will be out in force throughout town asking for food items for FISH and Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Ruth said, "The children felt they are always on the receiving end of services so they thought it would be a great idea to give back to their community." Now that's a program that works.

Children and Mentors Scavenger Food Hunt by the Western Nevada

Mentoring Program

What: A food scavenger hunt to help two local shelters

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday

Where: All over town

Contact: Ruth Gordon at 445-3346 or e-mail

Sandy at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada told me about a great program that focuses on the little ones. Sometimes, we cannot find enough to occupy children ages of 3 to 5, but that's not the case at the museum.

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Arts, Crafts and Story Time class

What: Fun times for kids who enjoy hands-on crafts.

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m. through Friday

Where: 813 N. Carson St.

Cost: $10 per day for members, $15 a day for nonmembers. A snack will be provided. Reservations are necessary.

Who: Children ages 3-5 - must be potty trained.

Contact: Sandy Hatchell at 884-2226

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