Lydia Pense & Cold Blood will rock Piper’s Opera House at the “No-Brainer Zombie Bash”!

LET’S WAKE THE DEAD.

Join us for another spooky night of music, friends, and good times for a great cause at Virginia City’s biggest Halloween party of the year. Groove along with the legendary funk/rock/soul powerhouse, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at the ghostly Piper’s Opera House!

LPCB Name (1)Cold Blood ghosties.jpgThe word legend certainly applies to Lydia Pense and Cold Blood…and not in some past tense-make-a-living-as-an-oldies-act sort of way either. Fronted by the proverbial little girl with a huge voice, Lydia Pense’s powerful vocal chops are impossible to ignore. Pense can still shout like a 60’s soul diva and purr a slow blues tune with spine-tingling subtlety.

Lydia and the band debuted when the Fillmore was at its peak as one of the nation’s musical Mecca’s. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia’s voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label, where they developed into one of the most popular high-energy bands in the Bay Area. During the span of six original late-60’s, early-70’s albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower Of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be know as East Bay Grease. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will continue to inspire generations to come.

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Exclusive stage side Champagne Box Seats will be available for bid! Seating is first come, first served. Silent auction items will be available for sale.

Friday, October 26th @ Piper’s Opera House
Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm

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Our shows sell out fast, so make sure to get your ticket today to Virginia City’s hottest Halloween show of the year!


 

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CCI Victim Advocates Show Support During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

CCI’s Victim Services Advocate works with the Storey and Lyon County justice systems to ensure that victims are provided the attention and support they need to leave traumatizing and abusive situations. Our Victim Services Unit and program staff tied purple ribbons all around Virginia City recently to bring community awareness to this critical public health and safety issue.

Is This Abuse? (From the National Domestic Violence Hotline)

Does your partner ever….

  • Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?
  • If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. On this page (link), you’ll find more information on types of abuse, why people abuse and why it’s so difficult to leave. Don’t hesitate to chat or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

Often, victims don’t realize that they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. One tool advocates use is the “Power and Control Wheel” to help victims understand the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors, which are used by an abuser to establish and maintain control over his partner. Very often, one or more violent incidents are accompanied by an array of these other types of abuse. They are less easily identified, yet firmly establish a pattern of intimidation and control in the relationship.

Leaving is not easy. On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. Exiting the relationship is the most unsafe time for a victim. As the abuser senses that they’re losing power, they will often act in dangerous ways to regain control over their victim. Victims often face stigma or judgement by others who don’t understand “Why don’t you just leave?”

Our advocate provides non-judgmental, caring, and knowledgeable advocacy to help victims finally build new, abuse-free lives.

If you are a Victim of Domestic Violence please call:
Immediate emergency – 911
Victim Advocate – Kelly I. 775-720-0007

Services offered:

  • Assistance with Protection Orders
  • Court accompaniment
  • Social service referrals
  • Legal referrals
  • Support
  • Counseling

VC SOARS Summer Farmer’s Market Brings Fresh Produce to Virginia City

VC SOARS, our middle school youth program, is holding their Summer Farmer’s Market every Friday from 3-6pm at the Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center!

Farm-fresh produce, delicious homemade baked goods, and handmade crafts are available for sale, all the while supporting our middle school youth learning valuable life skills and supporting the goals they set for themselves.

Community member Sam Toll recently visited the farmer’s market and wrote a fantastic blog post about his experience! Click below to read his post and hear his interview with Youth Program Assistant Cass Woods and the kids from VC SOARS about their social enterprise!

The Storey Teller blog post:
“Virginia City Soars Friday Farmers Market”

 

 

Save the Date: THRIVE 2018 Statewide Conference!

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Registration is Now Open for the
2018 Statewide THRIVE Conference in Virginia City!

The THRIVE Conference showcases the impressive humanitarian work happening in Nevada. Health and human services providers, teachers, community volunteers, public service employees, and many others come together for this event. The intent is to provide a forum for education and networking while unifying this diverse group under the context of social justice as too many fail to grasp the potentially transformative nature of their work.

Social Justice Superheroes will be unmasked at this event! If you would also like to nominate a Social Justice Superhero, click the link below (Social Justice Superhero nominations are closed as of August 10th).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE!

 Questions? Contact Erik Schoen: 775-847-9311 x102