Hello Carson City, and welcome to Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. We’re looking at mostly cloudy conditions today with a high temperature near 50 along with a chance of rain showers this evening into Wednesday. Here’s what’s happening around town today:
— Carson City Christmas tree curbside, drop-off recycling efforts begin. During the week of January 7-11, either leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day or drop off at the following locations:
· Big Lots parking lot, corner of Clearview and South Carson Street
· Public Works Yard at Butti and East Fifth Street
· Bully’s parking lot, 3530 North Carson Street
· Waste Management Parking lot at 5560 Sheep Drive
· Carson City Landfill (Green Waste Pile)
After Jan. 13, please take your Christmas tree to the Carson City Landfill for recycling. Trees left curbside after Jan. 13 will be disposed of as garbage and will need to be cut into three foot sections so they will fit into the Waste Management trucks. If you have questions call 775-887-2355 ex. 7376. Douglas County: Jan. 7-11 there is free curbside pick-up on your regular trash pick-up day (6ft. sections or smaller). Douglas Co. residents can also drop off their trees at Lampe Park, 1324 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, now through Jan. 26, 2018. Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks Dept. and Bentley Enterprises.
— Tuesday Morning Walk to Wetlands Multi-Use Path North hosted by Muscle Powered. 9 a.m. Join Muscle Powered for its first one hour walks of the new year to enjoy Nevada outdoors around Carson City! Meet in open dirt area near the Nevada Humane Society. Water and closed-toe shoes required. All walks are 1 to 2 miles with duration of 1 hour with usually negligible elevation gain, and frequently on paved or smooth paths. If it rains or snows, meet at the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center (MAC) at 1860 Russell Way. Contact Alyce Cloutier, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-250-0282, if you have any questions.
— Jerky Junction Hiring Event. 9 a.m. Jerky Junction is hosting a hiring event at the Carson City office of Nevada JobConnect on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Nevada JobConnect is located at 1929 N. Carson St, Carson City. Available jobs are: Entry Level Food Processor (JO# 460396), Packaging Supervisor (JO# 460391), and Shipping & Receiving (JO# 460392). It is preferred that job seekers are referred to the job listing by a JobConnect representative before the hiring event. For more information, please visit the nearest Nevada JobConnect location for details.
— Tuesday Evening Hike at Sonoma Park hosted by Muscle Powered. 5:30 p.m. Join Muscle Powered for free hikes each week to enjoy Nevada outdoors! Meet at 1003 Sonoma Street, corner of Sonoma and Fremont in Carson City. We will walk on the sidewalks in the neighborhood near the park. BRING A FLASHLIGHT as it will be dark on these walks. Water and closed-toe shoes required.
— Sierra Nevada Forums to host “The Intercept of Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System.” 5:30 p.m. Carson City has been at the forefront in developing innovative programs focused on diverting individuals with mental illness and substance use problems from the criminal justice system. Community leaders will discuss how these strategic interventions have assisted struggling individuals while also reducing costs to the community. Speakers include Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, Judge John Tatro and Judge Tom Armstrong, Dr. Joe McEllistrem, Forensic Psychologist Jessica Flood, Regional Behavioral Health Coordinator. The event will be at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 West King St., Carson City.
— Empty Bowls/Open Studio. 6 p.m. Create an empty bowl to donate to charity, instruction will be offered to create and paint a bowl or create something on our own during open studio session. Open studio time is free of charge and open to the public. Ogres-Holm Pottery, 1215 S. Carson St.
— Carson City School Board starts off new year with elections, policy adoptions. 7 p.m. The first Carson City School District School Board Meeting of 2019 will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, located at 851 E. William Street, at 7 p.m. An Election of Officers of the Board of Trustees, including Board President, Vice President, and Clerk will be held to determine who will fill the roles for the new year.
— RSVP program collects items for homeless vets and vets in need for 2019 MLK Day of Service. Nevada Rural Counties RSVP program, based in Carson City, is collecting items for homeless veterans and veterans in need as part of the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Items can be dropped off at RSVP located at 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6. Items will be distributed by RSVP’s Veterans VIP Program. For more information, contact Linda Todoroff at 775 687 4680, Ext. 119, or at 775-315-1751. Go here for a list of items being collected for the drive.
— WNC registration for Adult Literacy and Language Program begins. Improve your skills: Registration for Western Nevada College’s Adult Literacy and Language Program is Jan. 7-17, 2019. This free, grant-funded program strives to help adults gain critical skills and reach their goals. All registration sessions are in Bristlecone Building Room 340. Registration times are:
• Tuesday, Jan. 8 or Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 9 or Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 10 or Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact the Adult Literacy and Language Office at 775-445-4452.
— Nevada Artists Association presents New Year’s Show at BAC. 10 a.m. The Nevada Artists Association presents The New Year’s Show. The featured artists wall at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City will also be presenting the works of Dick Carr and Reta Hanks. These shows are free and open to the public. The NAA Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the campus of the Brewery Arts Center at 449 W. King Street in Carson City. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and visit our website at www.NevadaArtists.org
— Statewide presentations on radon safety. January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans from Jan. 2 through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Cooperative Extension offices and partnering locations, as well as at presentations, statewide. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving and house fires.For more information, call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (1-888-723-6610) or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com. Cooperative Extension, the EPA and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health urge all Nevadans to test their homes for radon.
— Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is currently seeking individuals and pairs interested in leading interpretive programs in one of our many parks and open spaces. Interested individuals and pairs are encouraged to apply. If interested, go here.
— The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, Americana with Cadmium Orange, by artist Gig Depio at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Depio is an artist and an advocate for public art in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was awarded the 2016 Fellowship Grant in Painting by the Nevada Arts Council (NAC). He has worked on various exhibitions and projects with the Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery, and UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, among others. Depio graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He lives in Las Vegas with his family. Carson City Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser Street in Carson City.
This calendar is updated throughout the day as information becomes available.