You Can Rely on Electronic Payments
Nevada Public Affairs Specialist
You probably don’t need a ments. Here’s why. your house when the weath- direct deposit, the Direct
reminder that natural disas- Electronic payments are er is bad. It’s also nice to Express card program, or an
ters lurk around the corner safe. Your money is deposit- know your payment is in Electronic Transfer Account.
when we least expect it. ed directly into your account your account instead of your You can learn more about all
Many natural disasters each month. Because it’s mailbox when you’re on three at www.godirect.org.
force people to leave their transferred electronically, vacation or away from home. If you’re ever faced with a
homes. The last thing a per- there’s never a risk of your Perhaps we also should devastating event, there will
son who falls victim to this check being lost or stolen. mention that electronic pay- be no question about where
kind of devastation needs to Electronic payments are ments are now mandatory. you’ll find your money when
worry about is how they’re quick. You’ll get your pay- People who apply for Social you receive electronic pay-
going to get their next Social ment faster when it’s made Security benefits on or after ments. The same cannot be
Security or Supplemental electronically. Your money is May 1, 2011, must receive said for paper checks being
Security Income (SSI) pay- immediately available to you payments electronically. sent to mailboxes that may
ment. once it’s deposited; no wait- Nearly everyone currently no longer exist.
Here’s a solution. Make ing by the mailbox for the receiving benefits who has Learn more by reading
sure that you’re receiving check to arrive. not signed up for electronic our online fact sheet, Get
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June • 2011 • 19
“ Adding Life to Years”
The Who, What, Where, and How
Lawrence J. Weiss, Ph.D.
Center for Healthy Aging
hat is retirement? retire when physical condi- retirement decisions. privatizing or stripping
W Retirement is the
point where a per-
son stops employment com-
tions don't allow the person
to work because of illness or
accident. The idea of retire-
• Social Security clearly plays
an important role. The cur-
rent age to receive Social
Social Security will “retire”
early and collect their Social
pletely or a person may also ment is fairly recent, being Security is 66-67, but you
semi-retire by reducing work introduced during the 19th could draw early at a lower • Health status has a major
hours. Traditionally, we have and 20th centuries. rate. Use the following web impact on retirement. It is
an image of retirement as sit- site to determine benefits - widely found that individuals
ting in a rocking chair on the Previously, low life expectan- www.socialsecurity.gov in poor health generally
porch. Modern day retire- cy and the absence of pen- retire earlier than those in
ment living is more a transi- sion arrangements meant • Pensions certainly play an better health. In general,
tion to doing activities that that most workers continued important role. Greater declining health over time as
you enjoy, whether that be to work until death. Now, life financial wealth from all well as the onset of new
work or leisure, but you just expectancy experts state that sources tends to lead to earli- health conditions, have been
don’t get paid for it. if you reach 65 you can er retirement, since wealthier found to be positively related
Unfortunately, most of us are expect another 18 years or individuals can essentially to earlier retirement.
not financially prepared for so. Therefore you better be "purchase" additional leisure.
retirement. prepared. Who is dealing Use the following calculator • Those that are married, a
with it, what does that mean, (an example of many avail- spouse's employment status
Many people choose to retire where do I go, and how do I able) to help with your plan- may affect one's decision to
or stop employment when go about making the deci- ning: http://finance.yahoo. retire. On average, husbands
they are eligible for private sion? com/calculator/retirement are three years older than
or public pension benefits, their wives in the U.S., and
although some are forced to Many factors affect people's • The financial crisis is spouses often coordinate
affecting retirement their retirement decisions.
decisions. Those that Thus, men are more likely to
were not affected by retire if their wives are also
the stock market retired than if they are still in
decline are not likely the labor force, and vice
to delay their retire- versa.
ment, but those that
were will continue to • The cost of health care in
work since their sav- retirement is a significant
ings have been issue, because people tend to
depleted. However, be ill more frequently in later
recent research esti- life. Many people retire
mates that mass lay- before they become eligible
offs are likely to lead for Medicare at age 65, and
to an increase in even with Medicare, chronic
retirement almost 50 long-term illnesses are not
percent larger than covered and become a finan-
the decrease brought cial burden to us.
about by the stock
market crash. Many • On a personal level, the ris-
boomers at 62 who ing cost of living during
are laid off and/or retirement is a serious con-
fear that the current cern to many older Adults.
political climate of (Life to Years page 21)
20 • 2011 • June
Life to Years / page 20 more time in a sport or sometimes in more protec- Consider what the taxes are,
Therefore, we need to plan! hobby, while others become tive environments such as the climate, work and recre-
restless and suffer from assisted living or nursing ational opportunities, cost of
Retirement coincides with depression as a result of the homes. Those who have the living, and the housing mar-
important life changes, such loss of work and meaning. finances and need some help, ket or options.
as re-location, changes in Since retirement occurs with but are not in need of per-
social network, chronic ill- increasing age and getting sonal assistance, may choose Retirement living is complex.
ness and loss of function, older correlates with deterio- to live in a retirement home Planning for who you want
and adapting to a new ration of one's health, then or independent senior living to be, what you want and
lifestyle. Retired persons may you can understand how one community. Even though the you can afford, where you
travel more, take on parent- associates depression with home is most desirable, since want to be, and how it will
ing grandchildren and care- retirement. Studies, however, that is what we are used to, occur are critical issues and
giving their parents or love have shown that healthy eld- community living can be should be given time to think
ones. Often retirees volun- ers are as happy or happier more beneficial. Socialization through. If you plan on the
teer for charities and other and have an equal quality of and activities foster health who, what, where, and how
community organizations. life as they age as compared and happiness. then you will truly find that
Volunteering is generally to younger employed adults. goal of “adding life to years”.
considered an altruistic Therefore retirement is not In addition to financing
activity, intended to promote as strong an influence on retirement, health issues, Lawrence J. Weiss, Ph.D. is
good or improve human depression as ill health, but finding meaning, housing, CEO of the Center for
quality of life, but people that still can contribute to the and choosing activities, Healthy Aging. Dr. Weiss
volunteer also help them- lack of meaning or self- another issue that needs to welcomes your comments on
selves by living longer and worth. be taken into consideration is this column. Write to him at
having a higher quality of choosing a place to retire. email@example.com
life. Many people in the later When preparing to relocate, or c/o Center for Healthy
years, due to chronic illness- think about where your Aging, 11 Fillmore Way,
For some retirees, retirement es, require assistance to social relationships are, Reno, NV 89519.
living enables them to spend function in the home or whether family or friends.
June • 2011 • 21
Get Up & Go Coupon Booklets for the
Eat Your Veggies Day! Senior Farmer’s Market
Natalie Hilbert Nutrition Program
Cascades of the Sierra
June 17th every year is On this day, you are
Eat Your Vegetables Day. encouraged to eat vegetables
Strategically created in the for every meal, and for a
middle of National Fresh snack. Better yet, try to be a
Fruit and Vegetables Month, vegetarian...for the day. Let
this day is the perfect oppor- vegetables take center stage
tunity to re-introduce a on your plate! Any additional
healthy portion of vegetables vegetables at meal time on
into your diet. No doubt June 17th will honor the
about it, Eat Your Vegetables event, as well as make you a
Day was created to promote little healthier.
a more healthy diet...for life! To learn more about liv-
Fresh fruits and vegeta- ing a healthy lifestyle contact,
bles can help you ward off Natalie Hilbert, Fitness Coupon booklets for the exchanged for eligible foods
heart disease and stroke, Director at Cascades of the Senior Farmer’s Market at Nevada certified farmer’s
control blood pressure, pre- Sierra. The EverFit Club is Nutrition Program are avail- markets. The purpose of
vent some types of cancer, available for monthly gym able in June. this program is to increase
avoid a painful intestinal ail- memberships and is a Silver the consumption, produc-
ment called diverticulitis, & Fit® provider. For more The Senior Farmer’s Market tion, and distribution of
and guard against cataract information call Natalie at Nutrition program (SFMNP) fresh, locally grown fruits
and macular degeneration, (775)-424-5400 ext. 155 or provides low-income seniors and vegetables and to sup-
two common causes of email at natalieh@cascadeliv- 60 years and older with plement the nutritional
vision loss. ing.com coupons that can be needs for Nevada seniors.
Seniors must meet income
criteria established by the
federal government. To be
eligible seniors must be 60
years of age or older with
household incomes at or
below 185 percent of the
poverty income guidelines.
The program allows one
coupon book per senior.
The coupons are honored at
Nevada Farmers’ Markets,
and accepted by most local
growers. Both the City of
Reno (334-2262) and the
City of Sparks (353-2376)
Parks and Recreation depart-
ments are participating in
the program. The Senior
Farmer's Market Nutrition
program is a USDA program
sponsored through the State
22 • 2011 • June
BIGGEST The Widgeon Story
Long time Reno automobile dealer, Ben Scott, was the fea-
tured speaker at the April meeting of the area’s Good Old
Days (G.O.D.) club. However he did not discuss land-based
vehicles, instead he described to a standing room only audi-
ence the restoration and adventures with his latest aircraft,
the Widgeon seaplane. As Ben told it...
he Grumman as submarine patrol aircraft.
T Widgeon is a five
place, twin engine,
amphibious flying boat. As
Indeed, in 1942, a Widgeon
reportedly sank a German
submarine off the coast of
such it can take off and land Louisiana. Grumman built a
on either water or land, and total of 276 Widgeons, 176
is more streamlined and for the military. Forty one,
faster than a land plane known as SCAN 30s, were father, who sold it in 1942. It immediately decided he had
equipped with floats. built under license in France. returned to the family in to have one, and just as
Designated the G44 by My Widgeon story really 1986. One of the first flights quickly observed that it was-
Grumman, the first produc- begins with a 1930 Stearman then was witnessed by local n’t going to be mine. He set
tion airplanes were designat- Speedmail. That Speedmail airplane and automobile col- about a five year quest to
ed J4F by the Navy and used was purchased new by my lector Steve Hamilton. Steve (Biggest Little page 26)
June • 2011 • 23
THE ECLECTIC OBSERVER
by Janet Ross
Statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat.
he weather gods were There was more water when
T in a weepy mood dur-
ing an end-of-April
Road Scholar program in
we stopped for a photo break
at Minnehaha Falls. The 53-
foot falls were in full flood
Minneapolis, Minnesota. and appropriately spectacu-
Seventeen of us spent a damp lar. Our afternoon was dedi-
week exploring the cultural cated to the Minneapolis
and historic attractions of the Institute of Arts where a
Twin Cities, with an empha- world-class collection of
sis on urban Minneapolis. objects and paintings was
The program title of “Great enhanced by the annual Art
Art, Architecture, Theater in Bloom festival.
and Music” for our week’s
activities was pleasantly Our third day found us
accurate and Road Scholar enjoying more rain as we
delivered on all counts. sloshed about the
We began with a lecture on Garden across the street
the history of the region the from the Walker Art Center.
first evening and continued The 11-acre garden features
the next day with an explo- the iconic Spoonbridge and
ration of the city’s many lakes Cherry by Claes Oldenberg
(by mini-bus, in the rain). (Eclectic page 25)
24 • 2011 • June
Eclectic / page 24
and Coosje van Bruggen. explorations of the magnifi- equally exquisite gift shop. ences to meet the needs and
We found a brief refuge from cent Guthrie Theater - We lunched on Nicolette interests of just about any
dripping skies in the Cowles everything from the build- Mall. And, no, it is not a traveler. There are even
Conservatory with its 25- ing’s unique architecture; covered Mall - just a down- inter-generational programs
foot standing glass fish by prop, construction and cos- town street closed to traffic, so you can take the grand
architect Frank Gehry. The tume shops; history of the most of the time. And, yes, kids along. For domestic
Walker Art Center is noted theater; and an actor Q&A. there is a small statue of programs, once you’ve
for its collection of contem- There was time after the Mary Tyler Moore tossing arrived at your destination
porary art, and it houses a Guthrie to take a breezy walk her hat. We toured the (on your own), the program
great gift shop with a wide across the Stone Arch Bridge Foshay Tower, the first cost will include accommo-
variety interesting items and to view St. Anthony Falls. Minneapolis skyscraper; the dations, ground transporta-
books. A tour of the beauti- After dinner we returned to lower floors are now a W tion, most meals, all lectures,
fully restored State Theater the Guthrie for a perform- Hotel, but there’s a small field trips, and admission
ended our touring for the ance of “Arsenic and Old museum at the top and an fees. There is a single sup-
day. A friend and I enjoyed a Lace.” observation deck that shares plement fee for those who
leisurely dinner enhanced by space with several other sky- choose not to share a room;
traditional decor in The Oak Our last - and wettest - day scrapers. The evening ended accommodations are usually
Grill, on the 12th floor of took us to the Museum of with a performance by the in full-service hotels.
Macy’s on Nicolette Mall. Russian Art. The museum is Minnesota Orchestra at
(This was one of only two housed in a former church Symphony Hall. To see what’s on offer from
meals not included in the and, on our visit, featured Road Scholar check out their
program.) paintings by 20th-Century Road Scholar programs (for- website at by visiting
Russian artists and the merly known as Elderhostel) www.roadscholar.org. You
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June • 2011 • 25
Steve is a very bags of money later, the parts there in search of a trophy.
bright guy, and the were trucked to Vernon, The airplane was well
best salesman I British Columbia, and a five received to say the least, the
know. Eventually, year effort began. crowd loved it. The grass
in February, 2005, Scheme Designers around it was well worn by
I became the worked with me to create a the time we left. We came
owner of a paint plan that accentuated home with the “Golden
Widgeon kit. the airplane’s good features Lindy” trophy, Grand
My airplane and minimized the rather Champion seaplane.
was a McKinnon large nose. We looked at a In September we attended
Biggest Little / page 23 conversion, located in lot of colors and chose red. the National Aviation
find, purchase and restore Daytona Beach, Florida. Why red? Because red Heritage Invitational at the
his own Speedmail, a veteran Steve assured me that the affords good visibility in the Reno National
of the Standard Oil Company airplane had been flown air, on land, and in the water. Championship Air Races.
fleet. That consumed so there from New York, then Also I have a red horse, a red There we won the Paul
much time and money that disassembled for repaint. It dog, a red Howard airplane Garber Trophy for Classic
he decided he needed to get had no corrosion and could and a red haired wife. I like Category.
even. Accordingly, I soon be reassembled and ferried red. The interior
was on the receiving end of a to a rebuilder for just a few was finished in
forceful Widgeon sales pitch. dollars. Several months and beige leather. No
attempt was made
to make the air-
plane as originally
The wolf head
design on the tail
came from the
father adopted the
insignia in 1930 and
had it on each of his
four airplanes. I
placed the same
insignia on the
Ben Scott with trophy
Stearman when it
was restored. I liked it so The Oshkosh Grand
much I put it on my Howard Champion trophy is arguably
and carried through to the the top non racing airplane
Widgeon. Like my Howard, trophy in the world. To win
the original tail, or “N” num- two, one for the Widgeon
ber was abandoned and then and one for the Stearman, is
used on another airplane. a rare honor. Two “Golden
Luckily, numbers near the Lindy” statues of Charles
Stearman’s number of Lindberg look great in the
“N663K” were available, so trophy case. The Heritage
the Howard became Classic Trophy and Grand
“N663H” and the Widgeon Champion Trophy eagle stat-
became “N663G.” ues are also a great honor.
At the end of July, all air- The best part of the whole
planes long to go to effort, however, is to have
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There saved two beautiful airplanes
over 10,000 airplanes, from from oblivion, to give them
little homebuilts to the the freedom to soar with the
largest warbirds and airlin- eagles and delight onlookers
ers, gather for Airventure. bound to the earth. They
The Widgeon and I, with belong to future generations;
pilot friend Dennis Lyons for I am just their temporary
adult supervision, had to go caretaker.
26 • 2011 • June
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June • 2011 • 27
The Road back from Hana Part 2
by Eydie Scher
e’re ready for the We peruse the map which
W return trip. With
all the cars we saw
coming and those one-lane
says we can continue the
opposite way. The only
problem is there is a section
bridges, it will be a long, of unpaved road and we have
slow trip back from Hana. a rental. The rental agree-
An Endangered Mullet Seal
ment lets us know they do since the trip to Hana is over.
not look kindly on taking one Why is everyone taking pic-
of their cars on such a road. tures of something on the
You know my husband...he beach? I join the crowd and
opts for the road anyway. find out it is a Mullet Seal
The unpaved parts turn out that is a protected species in
to be many miles longer than Hawaii. The area around the
anticipated. Small boulders seal is cordoned off. It is
cross our path. Hang on! sunbathing and every so
No, there is hardly any traf- often goes in the ocean to
fic. My eyes light up when I cool off. Not a bad life.
see a sightseeing bus. They Two nights and one day
all allow us to take the lead. are spent shopping and din-
Breathe, I tell myself. Our ing in Lahina. For the unini-
cell signal is out. There are tiated, it is a fairly large town.
no signs of civilization. Stores and restaurants line
What if we get stuck out both sides of the street
here? Triple A will not find except for the area that
us. opens to the ocean. It
The views are breathtak- stretches for more than a
ing. Haleakala follows us for mile. We know. We walk it
miles. It is too late in the day more than once. Years ago,
to divert our attention to the while dining in an upscale
beautiful volcano. It looks restaurant in Lahina, David
close but we know better. surprised me with a bracelet
Finally, a town pops into with my name in diamonds.
view. A school and a church I promptly lost it but happily
can be viewed from the road. it stayed under the table until
A restroom is non-existent. I the waiter returned it to us.
stoically wait. Yes, I recog- This is one item that won’t
nize the area. We are close. be cherished by future gener-
The hotel looms up before ations who don’t share my
Now we all can rest and On our anniversary this
read by the beach and pool (Hana page 29)
28 • 2011 • June
David and Eydie’s anniversary photo.
Hana / page 28
time we eat at Bubba Gump’s. It is a fun
family place. A sign telling the waiter
“Go Forrest or Stop Forrest” to get our
order or stop is on every table.
It’s our last day in paradise. The
flight is not until the afternoon. We par-
take of our last Hawaiian breakfast. The
ocean and pool beckon us for a final
fling. The rental takes its place in the
line of returned cars. While I go
through the pat down drill, my bag is
being turned upside-down. Apparently,
I forgot to remove my water bottle. That
isn’t all. Everyone who has left Hawaii
knows they do not permit fruits or veg-
etables being taken out of the state. “Eat
it or dump it”, the security person scolds
me. There I sit munching on my apple
that I had totally forgotten about.
Four and a half hours later, we are
back in Sacramento. The time is 11 p.m.
There is a 3-hour time difference since
Hawaii does not use daylight savings
time. Just as I relax into sleep, David
wakes me and says we have to get on the
road. A snowstorm is behind us. Right
after we arrive home, the news blares
that I-80 has been totally shut down due
to a bad accident caused by the snow.
Hey, we got back in one piece...and only
David got sunburned.
I hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks
for joining us. Aloha!
(I love hearing from you. Write me at
June • 2011 • 29
by Carolyn Prusa
and Robert Boyd
Tahoe Ridge Winery & Marketplace
Highway 395 through the ones to rest
Washoe and Carson Valleys, on their lau-
is one of the most scenic rels, the
routes in our part of the hard-working
state. And, there’s more couple then
going on in Minden than you established
might expect. What drew Tahoe Ridge
our attention to it were the Marketplace
goings-on at Tahoe Ridge and Bistro,
Winery & Marketplace. after vacating
We’ve known propri- their previ-
hen was the last etor/winemaker Rick and ous tasting
W time you were in
Perhaps, like us, it’s been
Kathy Halbardier since their
first Tahoe Ridge commercial
wine release in 2000
tion in Genoa.
You’ve come a long way,
offers a nice respite along the
way. Warning: You may find
awhile. With warm weather although their venture actu- Rick and Kathy. Our hats off yourself staying longer than
finally making an appear- ally started with a research to you! intended, considering the
ance, we are making plans to vineyard back in 1990. By O.K. readers, here’s the complimentary wine tasting
visit this peaceful little com- the 2005 harvest, Tahoe deal. Even if you’re just pass- and vast selection of food,
munity in the heart of the Ridge Winery was in its new ing through Minden, Tahoe clothing, jewelry, and wine
Carson Valley. commercial wine-making Ridge Marketplace and (of course) offered for sale in
The drive itself, down facility in Minden. Never Bistro (1644 Highway 395) the Marketplace. Hungry?
30 • 2011 • June
Seniors4Travel /p. 30 Concert and Buffet
Dinner. Carey is a remark-
able songwriter with a
beautiful voice and endear-
ing stage persona. As a resi-
dent of New England, west
coast tours are rare. At the
Marketplace & Bistro.
Concert: 7 p.m., buffet din-
ner 5 - 6:30 p.m.
June 19: Father’s Day Car
Show & BBQ. The Bistro
team is firing up the BBQ
for Father’s Day! Local car
clubs will be showcasing
Rick Halbardier their cars. 11 to 3 p.m.
Reservations not required.
The extensive Bistro menu
features an array of salads, July 30: Mimi Fox
appetizers, gourmet pizzas Concert & Dinner.
and sandwiches. And Outstanding jazz guitarist
wouldn’t you know it, each Fox dazzles audiences with
menu item offers an ideal amazing renditions of
Tahoe Ridge wine pairing American Standards and
suggestion. (Tahoe Ridge Pop Classics. Guitar Player
Marketplace and Bistro: Magazine hailed Mimi as “A
Tues.-Sat. 11-8 p.m.; Sun. prodigious talent who has
11-5 p.m. Closed Mon.) not only mastered the tradi-
We, however, have no tional forms, she has man-
intention of ‘passing aged to invigorate them.”
through’. After a tour of the Held in the production
vineyards and wine-making facility, directions emailed
facility (available by to attendees before the
appointment: 800-783- event. Concert: 7 p.m., buf-
1566), and taking advantage fet dinner 5 - 6:30 p.m.
of all that the Marketplace
and Bistro has to offer, our August 20: Ralph Shaw
plan is to top off the day by Concert & Dinner. Travel
taking in a Tahoe Ridge back to the Golden Era of
monthly concert. Perhaps Entertainment, and witness
we’ll see you there. the true spirit of early 20th
Century Music Hall show-
Tahoe Ridge Winery and manship. Whether recreat-
Marketplace Concert ing vaudeville, reincarnat-
Schedule: ing Fred Astaire, crooning
an Ink Spots classic, or
June 9: Edie Carey (Seniors4Travel page 33) Retirement L i v i n g
R e t i r e m e n t Living
June • 2011 • 31
June 1 - 30 - Artist show to debut novel that paints the
benefit the SPCA, open daily Rat Pack era, Thursday, 6:30
11 - 4 p.m., Artists Co-op p.m., Sundance Bookstore,
Calendar Gallery, (775) 322-8896.
June 3 - Sept. 5 -
June 10 - Larry King Show
Fleischmann Planetarium: CANCELLED, Silver
Hurricane on the Bayou, Legacy, Reno.
Mystery of the Nile, Pink
Floyd’s Dark Side of the June 13 , 20, 27 - Brain
Moon, call (775) 784-4811. Games, stimulates the mind,
1 - 2:30 p.m., Neil Road
June 8 - Retired Public Recreation Center, 50-cents,
Employees Association of (775) 689-8484.
California, Grandma Hattie’s
Restaurant, Carson City, June 14, 21, 28 - Senior Tai
11:30 a.m., call (775) 424- Chi, Noon - 1 p.m., Evelyn
2283. Mount Northeast Community
Center, $20 per month; also
June 8 & 22 - Sudoku, brain Thursdays on the 9, 16, 23,
stimulation, 10 a.m., Neil 30, call (775) 334-2262.
Road Recreation Center, 50-
cents, call (775) 689-8484. June 18 - Exploring Acrylics,
9:30 - 12:30 p.m., Nevada
June 9 - Pamela Cory signs Fine Arts, Reno, $40, (775)
“Hassie Calhoun: A Las 376-8225.
Vegas Novel of Innocence.” A (Calendar page 33)
Ms. Classic Residence
S even senior beauties
participated in the
Ms. Classic Residence, a
VI Community, for
retirees in Reno.
judged on evening dress,
random questions about
themselves, and personal
appeal before a panel of
judges. Many of the par-
ticipants had served in
various branches of the
armed forces during WW
II, significant for the cele-
bration of Memorial Day.
Several contestants had
also raised families, held
careers, and volunteered
in their communities. Eileen Borjes
Awarded the Classic
Residence, VI Community, enjoyed living at Classic
crown was Eileen Borjes. Borjes, Residence and giving tours to
formerly of California, worked visitors. Her favorite place to
as a registered nurse, and has visit in the area was the Fallon
two daughters. Borjes said she Naval Air Base, and Lake Tahoe.
32 • 2011 • June
Calendar / from page 32 ple, call (775) 829-2575. ers, (775) 356-NNCMC $99, call (775) 829-9010.
June 16 - The Heart of the (6662).
Matter: Peripheral Vascular June 22 - A.V.A. Ballet June 26 - 30 - Nevada
Disease, 6-7 p.m., Northern Theatre’s Rock Ballet Vortex, June 22 - AARP Chapter 416 Humanities 20th Anniversary,
Nevada Medical Center, free Robert Z. Hawkins meeting, 10:30 a.m. social, Robert Z. Hawkins
to Senior Advantage mem- Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch; 11:30 a.m. luncheon, $15, Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch,
bers, $5 to others, (775) 356- also June 23. Golden N Silver, Reno; next 6 p.m. music, 7 p.m.
NNMC (6662). meeting Sept. 28. Call Chautauqua, (775) 784-6587.
June 22 - Nonsurgical Jerry at (775) 473-3092.
June 18 - Dream Analysis, 2 Approaches to Elbow Pain, June 29 - July 2 - Quilting,
- 4 p.m., $32, TMCC, call Northern Nevada Medical June 22 - 27 - Golf for Stitches & Crafts Expo, 10
(775) 829-9010. Center, free to Senior Beginners, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., a.m., Grand Sierra Resort,
Advantage members, $5 oth- TMCC Meadowood Center, call (775) 971-2000.
June 18 - Dr. John, John
June 20 - Summer
Watercolor Flowers, 1:30 -
4:30 p.m., $99, TMCC, class
ends July 25, (775) 829-9010.
June 21 - Food Pantry,
Washoe County Senior
Center, 8 a.m., first 225 peo-
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channeling Elvis and Tom Jones,
Ralph's performances are world-
class acts. Held in the Production
Facility, directions emailed to
attendees before the event.
Concert: 7 p.m., buffet dinner 5 -
October 16: Richard Smith and
Julie Adams Concert & Dinner.
Acoustic guitarist Richard Smith
and cellist Julie Adams weave a
captivating evening of musical
genius, haunting one moment and
exhilarating the next. Their act is
remarkable, whether on tiny stages
such as this, in Nashville's largest
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fet dinner 5 - 6:30 p.m. call775.858.1900 or
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