The19th Annual Chefs for Kids (CFK) Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Paris Hotel/Casino. The eveningChefs for Kids logo honors the children the CFK program reaches. The gala evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction.  Dave Courvoisier, KLAS-TV anchor, is Master of Ceremonies. A gourmet dinner, prepared under the supervision of Chef Sherman Branick, is served at 7:00 p.m. with Christian Kolberg conducting the live auction. The evening continues with dancing to the music of Harbor Lights. Read about  the event and how to register.

Dr. Evan Fulton

Join Evan Fulton, Ph.D., state water specialist for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, for a Water Use & Water Policy workshop.          

The same workshop will be presented at two different locations and the public is invited to attend. Besides Dr. Fulton’s presentation, guest speakers include Rich Perry, Nevada Division of Water; Tom Griggs, water attorney; and Hugh Ricci, former state engineer. The first workshop is at the City Hall Council Chambers—The Depot–in Caliente at 2 p.m. The second workshop will be held at The Annex Library in Alamo at 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. Fulton at 702-948-5907 or e-mail

It’s tax preparation season, and Nevadans with questions about deductions, Social Security benefits, 401(K) accounts and other personal finance issues can get thorough, reliable answers through University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and

 The Web site is an interactive learning environment delivering information from Cooperative Extension experts from all over Nevada and the United States. The site’s “Ask an Expert” feature, accessible through the website  provides prompt, research-based answers to a wide range of questions – from tax, retirement and personal finance issues to queries about when to plant heirloom tomatoes. The answers are provided by researchers from around the country who collaborate on their answers and provide information that’s based on sound research.

Pamela Van Pelt, Instructor

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing on Wednesday, March 10. The one-day class session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, (I-215 and Windmill Lane).  The Nuts & Bolts of Grant Writing is available statewide. If you are interested in having Ms. Van Pelt conduct a class in your community, please don’t hesitate to contact her at 702-257-5525 or e-mail  Visit our site  for all the details.