Carson City news in brief

Saturday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Saturday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 2-0-9; Daily 3 Midday: 5-9-7; Daily 4: 8-8-5-5; Daily Derby: 1st: 10 Solid Gold; 2nd: 5 California Classic; 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; Race Time: 1:48.74; Fantasy 5: 02-04-10-24-29; Powerball: 05-28-31-52-59, Powerball: 27; Power Play: 2; SuperLotto Plus: 09-15-31-32-46, Mega Ball: 14.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing is estimated at $25 million.

For more information visit the California Lottery website:

Events planned at wildlife center

Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road in Reno, announces the upcoming events:

A cheetah run that showcases big cats racing off-leash will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The cost is $40 for adults; $35 for seniors and $30 for children ages 10-16. Children must be at least 10 or older to attend. Reservations are required.

The nature center’s annual Out of Africa gala celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and will feature Mary Wykstra, a cheetah conservationist working in Kenya. There will be a cheetah run, silent auction, African cuisine, wine and beer. Tickets cost $125 each; tables of 10 can be reserved for $1,000. Private tours are available for an extra $75 per person.

Two harvest festivals are planned from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18, when attendees can watch predators open pumpkins that contain treats. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $13.50 for seniors and $12 for children. Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger.

For more information or to make reservations for the cheetah run, go to, or call 775-970-3111, or email

Car, motorcycle entries sought for festival

Entrants are sought for two events held during Dayton Valley Days, an annual street festival scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21.

Entries can be submitted for the Gold Creek Show-n-Shine held on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Dayton Valley Car Club and Dayton Valley Days Committee sponsor the show that features customs, classics, tuners, muscle cars, rods, antiques, sports cars, trucks and vehicles under construction.

Registration is $30 and includes entry in the grand parade and a T-shirt and raffle prizes. People’s Choice awards are presented at the end of the day. To reserve a spot, call Dennis or Merilee Lindsay at 775-246-1628.

The Ghost Soldiers Motorcycle Show & Shine also needs entrants for its show on Sunday, Sept. 21. The event is sponsored by Carson City Harley-Davidson and Grit Motorsports of Dayton.

The registration fee is a donation of non-perishable food for the Dayton Food Bank. People’s Choice awards will be presented at noon. To reserve a place for a motorcycle and a chance at the first, second and third place trophies in two categories, street bikes and sports bikes, call Tom Lakey at 775-443-5919.

All proceeds from Dayton Valley Days help support local charities and preservation of the town’s historic community center. The festival features crafts and vendors, a pet parade, chili cook-off, entertainment, Rail Road Days activities, tours of the historic sites and more. New this year is Slapdown Bull Riding, which will include quad barrel racing and mutton busting. For car show registration and more information, call Lisa Huntley at 775-313-6044, or go to

Center holds annual dinner and fashion show

Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Road, will host its annual pasta dinner and fashion from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 5.

The cost is $5 per person and includes dinner. There will be a mystery raffle; tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six.

For more information, call Karla Scott, the center’s manager, at 775-577-5014.

Hypnosis comedy show is Sept. 6

Dan Kimm will present HYPNOT!C, a hypnosis comedy show to benefit the Wendy Robards Universal Dream Park Foundation, at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Carson City Community Center.

Tickets cost $13 in advance and $15 at the door. A family package, consisting of four tickets, is available for $45.

For tickets and information, call 775-220-0303.

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Brunch marks 70 years for women’s group

The Capital Branch of American Association of University Women will celebrate 70 years of advocating for equity for women and girls in Carson City and surrounding communities at its membership brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 in Washoe Valley.

Attendees will receive an overview of AAUW, highlights of the history of the Capital Branch as well as information about the upcoming programs for the 2014-15 program year, including its annual fundraising activities.

The event will also recognize four Life Members — Shirley Hammon, Doris Bennett, Flo Bedrosian and Linda Hiebert-Sekiguchi.

Membership in AAUW is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Individuals who have received honorary degrees from qualified institutions are also eligible for membership. Proceeds from some of the group’s activities provide scholarships to local female graduates or to women resuming their education at Western Nevada College and to the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund.

For more information and location details, call Caroline Punches, membership chair, at 775-246-1850.

Murder mystery show aids museum

Friends of the Nevada State Museum will present a murder mystery show Sept. 6 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

The show, set in 1879, is about a high-stakes poker game at the Old Deadwood Saloon. Mysterious events lead to the demise of the winner, and the audience must figure out which character is the killer.

Doors open at 3:45 p.m.; the show starts at 4:30 p.m. Western attire is encouraged.

Tickets cost $30 each and include a buffet dinner by Grandma Hattie’s. A no host bar will be available.

All proceeds go to the Nevada State Museum to purchase equipment and supplies as needed. For tickets, call Dave Pierson at 775-883-7647.

Evening on the Comstock planned

Carson City Kiwanis presents its Evening on the Comstock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St.

The event offers a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes, entertainment and an 1870s costume contest.

A train ride dinner by Sawdust Corners of Virginia City will be at 5:30 p.m. Music by the Craig Fletcher Band will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets, which include admission, the train ride and dinner, cost $40 for adults and $20 for children under 16.

For tickets or information, call Cheryl Knight at 775-297-3242, or attend a Kiwanis meeting, held at noon Thursdays in Casino Fandango’s banquet room.

Music fundraiser for Alzheimer’s set

Earl Dutton presents a musical fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Performers include Earl Dutton, the Sierra Sisters and Esoteric.

Tickets cost $20 and can be bought by calling 775-246-3662.

September events set at Sierra Place

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, will hold four free events in September.

Mike Thomas will present a lecture about the history of the world, from the formation of the planet to present day, at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

Jeff Wayne, a singer and guitarist, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Robert Nylen, curator of history at the Nevada State Museum, will present “Touring Nevada’s Highway 50” at 10 a.m. Sept. 22. The presentation will cover communities and sites across Nevada.

Two meet and greet events for Carson City Ward 1 supervisor candidates are scheduled — Supervisor Karen Abowd will be featured at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 and Lisa Helget will be featured at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

For more information, call 775-841-4111.

Courses about mental illness offered

National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Nevada will offer a free Family to Family mental health education course from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 28 at Genoa Volunteer Fire Station, 2298 Main St.

The course is geared for family members of adults living with mental illness and is taught by trained teachers who have experience in supporting a loved one with mental illness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Basics, a free six-week course for parents and caregivers of children or adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 28 at Carson City Fire Station No. 51.

Registration is required for both courses; call Linda at 775-448-6397 for registration and more information.

Sept. 18 event focuses on Common Core

A discussion will follow a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation about Common Core at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.

Flu vaccinations offered Sept. 20 in Dayton

Carson City Health and Human Services will hold a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sutro Elementary School, 190 Dayton Village Parkway in Dayton.

The clinic will take place in conjunction with the food distribution that Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry conducts monthly at the school.

Health and Human Services accepts an assortment of insurance plans; otherwise, the cost is $25, though no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

For more information, including a list of accepted insurance plans, call 775-283-7905.

SolidWorks drafting classes slated at WNC

Western Nevada College Professional Skills Program will offer Beginning SolidWorks, Level 1, solid modeling CAD software this fall at the Carson City campus.

Experienced professional Bill Perez will lead students through the basics of SolidWorks. Classes meet in a lab setting with a workstation available to each student.

Classes will be from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday from Oct. 16 to Dec. 18. The cost is $199. Students are responsible for obtaining the required textbook.

The 3-D drafting application is used in a wide range of industries for engineering design, documentation and simulation. The college plans to offer a Level 2 class during the spring semester.

For more information, go to, or call 775-445-4427.


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