WNMTC is presenting “Once Upon A Mattress” on weekends from Nov. 5 through Nov. 14 at the Carson City Community Center.
We all grew up with it. That saccharine fairy tale of the frail, beautiful princess who won her prince when she detected a pea hidden under a stack of 20 mattresses.
The team of Mary Rodgers, Marshall Barer, Jay Thompson and Dean Fuller took that little fairy tale and fractured it into a musical comedy in 1959. Rather than casting the heroine as a frail, gentle ingenue, she tells the story of Princess Winnifred, a hearty, likable, weightlifting gal who swims the moat to win the wimpy Prince Dauntless.
The domineering, possessive Queen Aggravain is determined, though, to disqualify all contenders for her son. She also refuses to let anyone in the kingdom marry until Dauntless finds a bride, so every lord and lady in the kingdom is very anxious for Dauntless to be wed.
Aggravain’s husband, King Sextimus, is unable to overrule his wife because he was struck mute by a witch’s curse. The only hope for the kingdom is the dashing knight Sir Harry, who decides to take it upon himself to search the swamplands to find a princess quickly when he finds that his sweetheart, Lady Larken, is about to give birth to his child.
The Queen is annoyed that another princess is trying for her son’s hand and decides the perfect test for this earthy princess is to hide a pea under a stack of 20 downy mattresses to see if the lump would disturb Winnifred’s sleep.
The Minstrel, Jester and King deviously learn of the Queen’s test from the castle Wizard, then devise their own scheme to be certain the Princess wins her man.
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is finally able to bring you “Once Upon A Mattress,” a hilarious comedy that has been halted by COVID shutdowns since May 2020. The show plays at the Carson City Community Center weekends, Nov. 5-14.
WNMTC is happy to extend a 50 percent off discount with the purchase of two or more tickets to the “WNC Family” for the Friday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. performance. To access this discount, buy your tickets online through wnmtc.com and enter the code WNC family before selecting your tickets. Tickets are $25 and $28 and can be purchased at wnmtc.com.
For more information, phone 775-445-4249.
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Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell will be presenting her State of the City Address at the Gold Dust West on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.
The theme of this year’s address is “Painting the Path Forward,” to conform with the city’s ever-increasing focus on arts and culture.
If conditions are favorable, the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team will resume prescribed fire operations this week at Lake Tahoe. Beginning Wednesday, the Nevada Division of Forestry is scheduled to burn hand piles near Spooner Lake and the USDA Forest Service is scheduled to burn a large machine pile this Friday near Baldwin Beach.
A 45-year-old Carson City man was arrested Saturday for gross misdemeanor destruction of property and misdemeanor assault after allegedly throwing a rock at a tow truck, shattering the windshield, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office booking report.
The Carson City and Carson Valley communities have donated more than 2,700 coats and jackets and more than 6,400 warm items this season. And that was before the snowstorms.
Sidne Teske said, “Landscapes fascinate me.” In “A High Desert Tribute” exhibition for the Capital City Arts Initiative, Teske presents paintings of dynamic landscapes and another series of compelling figure studies.
Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series returns in February to help both new gardeners and those who already have a green thumb hone their gardening skills.
Following an assessment of the anticipated overnight weather and road conditions around the University of Nevada, Reno campus and area, a decision has been made to delay the start of nonessential campus operations (campus operations refers to any work performed at the main University campus, office, property, field work or sponsored events in Reno) until 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Wintermester classes will continue as scheduled convening at 10 a.m.
MINDEN — Douglas County has launched a damage assessment tool, where the public can report damage to structures and infrastructure in Douglas County.
As a result of the winter-related conditions, all schools in the Carson City School District will be on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Buses will also operate on a 2-hour delay, so arrival times will be approximately 2-hours later than usual. There will be no Pre-School classes or breakfast served at school.
Carson City residents might know Friends in Service Helping, or “FISH,” for their thrift stores and food bank, but a new project with big, long-terms goals, helping a higher level of client, is finally taking shape on Carson City’s main street. The FISH Student Housing Project — completion planned for Fall 2023.
Western Nevada is host to both resident and migratory birds, allowing locals to view a wide variety of species throughout the year. You may be noticing Bald Eagles beginning to congregate along wetlands and calving fields, and Juncos and Western Meadowlarks exploring the underbrush for seeds. Perhaps you’ve noticed a flock of Snow Geese migrating south for the winter.
If you are on the search for something to get you out on the town, look no further. Bill Wharton has been entertaining crowds throughout Northern Nevada for years.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Reno has upgraded its Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning through Monday night for Carson City and surrounding counties.
Heavy snow continues around the region bringing an additional snow accumulations of at least 5 inches or more to the greater Reno, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties. The weather service advises difficult travel conditions will continue through the day, impacting the evening commute before tapering off later Monday evening.
Northern Nevad indie author and illustrator, Shelby deBraga, has released a free Children’s eBook, “Bennie the Bear — Friends of the Forest.” deBraga is launching the book for free for 5 days, until Jan. 20, to share with young adventurers ages 2-8 years old and their nature-loving family members.
UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 16 is the last day to book the Carson City Chamber luncheon with WNC Computer & Information Technologies professor Dave Riske who will talk about what the metaverse is. Go here to sign up.
What is the metaverse? That’s the question many want to know who are not involved in the gaming world. For many, the entire concept of the internet or even how computers affect our every days lives is still a mystery although the internet has been around since 1970’s but not really used by the general public until the early 1990’s. Just 20 years later, the internet is used by over 4.5 billion and has become a part of our everyday life.
Dateline, September, 2022: “Seventy-three-year-old Man Lands First Job – King of England.”
So, what do kings do, anyways? Well, we get an idea about what kings do in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, when Huck and Jim are floating down the Mississippi on their raft.
What a wild beginning to 2023! We have already received almost our entire annual precipitation and it’s only January. Heavy wet snow followed torrential rains. Yes, we need the moisture to fill reservoirs, lakes and recharge ground water. No, we didn’t need it all in a couple of weeks.
The Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club is now taking applications for new and renewing members! We play 18 holes each Wednesday morning all summer long — from mid April to early October; and our after work Eaglets play 9 holes each Thursday afternoon. An application is available on the bulletin board at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Questions? Call Darcy Johnson and leave a message at 775-350-7146.
Participants in Nevada’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will stop receiving extra food assistance dollars provided to ease the effects of the pandemic after March, even though President Joe Biden this week extended the federal public health emergency through April.
Employees at the Reno Veterans Affairs Medical Center held a rally on Friday over staffing shortages. The American Federation of Government Employees has called the shortages “severe” and says it’s not just happening here — but all across the nation.
The stormy winter weather will continue overnight into Monday and Tuesday as the next system heads into the Sierra and Carson City area causing potential travel impacts for the region, according to the National weather Service.
Partnership Carson City is looking for volunteers to teach English as a Second Language. Can you speak, read, and write in English? Then you can teach English to one to three students. You can help your student use the textbook, stopping to explain or help with pronunciation.
The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is pleased to announce the 2023 Winter Trek Conservation Education Program at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Jan. 16-22, 2023. Closures are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work:
While You’re in the Driver’s Seat, It’s Against the Law
The use of any handheld electronic device while driving is illegal in Nevada.
From Jan, 13 through 31, Nevada’s law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be Joining Forces and citing distracted drivers.
Mile High Jazz Band will present “Big Band Jazz at Gina’s,” on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gina’s Good Life Music and Lounge, 507 N. Carson Street inside the Carson Nugget.
The music is free, donations welcome.
The speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon will be Michael “Mike” Smith, a retired high school principal who relocated to Carson City from the Memphis area in 2017. His PowerPoint presentation will commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday observed in his honor since 1986.
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has appointed Alan Jenne as Director for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).
The appointment comes after Tony Wasley, NDOW Director of almost 10 years, retired in December ending a 25-year tenure with the agency.
The next Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room of the Community Center, located at 851 E. William Street.
Keep your eyes peeled for a beloved stuffed animal, Cason City.
During the recent power outages, the family of beloved Lamby went to stay in a hotel on New Years in Carson City, but Lamby mysteriously disappeared during this trip.
DIY Classes are back with a new look and space for the new year at MidTown Marketplace!
We have created an in-shop space reserved especially for our DIY Classes starting in February.
Lake Tahoe Epic Curling Celebrates 10 Years With Special Public Events. To celebrate, the club is hosting events open to the public throughout the month of January.
Careful, these two handsome brothers are bound to steal your heart, just like they’ve stolen our hearts at Catmandu. Just under two years old and bonded litter mates, they must be adopted together. Most cat lovers agree; two cats are better than one. Life-long best friends, they will keep each other playfully entertained.
Saturday Jan. 21, 2023 the Carson City Moose Lodge 2709 and the Blue Bull will be hosting a fundraising event to support Moose charities and local community project.
Christopher Sewell, Director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) appointed Josh Marhevka as Deputy Director of Operations and Troy Jordan as Deputy Director of Programs at DETR.
A new “Wednesday Honkytonk!” has been added to the Nashville Social Club’s January event calendar, introducing “Beginners Night.”
No partner required, get out of the house midweek and join us for dancing! This is a great way to keep your body and spirit healthy and in shape, while learning something new and hanging out with a fun crowd!
The Capital City Art Initiative’s Nevada Neighbors series of public talks includes interviews with artists or curators.
A 44-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday evening on counts of burglary, gun possession, and car theft.
According to the arrest report, Randy Lee Bauman was arrested in connection to multiple burglary incidents going back to Oct. 2022.
Carson Now reader Ryan Gaines submitted this beautiful photo of the Sunrise they took Thursday in East Carson City.
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The Dayton High School Boosters are calling for craft and food vendors to reserve their space for the Safe and Sober Grad Craft and Vendor Fair.
The Fair will take place March 4, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dayton High School.
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WNMTC is presenting “Once Upon A Mattress” on weekends from Nov. 5 through Nov. 14 at the Carson City Community Center.