Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Slap Your Hand with a Ruler and Shove a Cupcake in Your Mouth!

She's Back and Poking Humorous Fun
at the Roots of Our Upbringing!
Sister’s Christmas Catechism:  If you are catholic, used to be catholic, know people who are catholic, dated someone catholic, heard or told a catholic joke or have ever seen a movie with Bradley Cooper (yep, he’s catholic), you are certain to enjoy this borderline irreverent and hilariously funny reflection on the guilt and fear that guided many a terrified soul into adulthood! We had the anchor show “Late Nite Catechism” here in 2014 and the Catholics and people from every other religion packed the Valley Ballroom with a sell-out crowd. There were lots of sore knuckles (sister’s ruler) and sore sides (laughing too hard). When we asked for the Christmas show for this year, Sister admonished us for putting so many people in the room last time that she couldn’t get around to smack everyone with the ruler and stop all the gum chewing. So, we’re honoring her request to have Sister’s Christmas Catechism run on two consecutive nights, Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2. The show is the same both nights – at least it starts out with that intention. Tickets are $22 and are available at the hotel desk or you can order by phone at 775-783-6606. 

Hoppertunity Streaks to Big Win: After a disappointing last minute scratch from the Kentucky Derby in 2014, Mike Pegram’s now five-year-old Hoppertunity showed strong form last Saturday in streaking to the front with a furlong to go to win the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Belmont Park. This is the thoroughbred’s most prestigious “in the money" finish since recovering from the injury that prevented starts in the 2014 Triple Crown races - the year that was dominated by then-locally-owned California Chrome.

TG Sheppard &Special Guest Kelly Lang Coming to CVI
Up-Close Interview with TG Sheppard: Tim Parsons from Tahoe OnStage had the opportunity to chat with TG Sheppard a few days ago and his interview at this link has  some insight into this country artist with 21 Number 1 Hits! Tim covers interesting trivia like how TG first met Elvis, how many times he’s appeared at The White House, and his collaborations with other country stars, 15 of whom perform on his latest album. TG Sheppard returns for a special acoustic concert in the Valley Ballroom on Saturday night, November 12. His wife Kelly Lang will be joining him and appearing as his special guest. Tickets are $25 and are available at the hotel desk or by calling 775-783-6606. A special 2-night hotel package is also available that includes tickets for TG’s Concert. All the details are at this link.

Unintended Consequence of a Few "Smart" Remarks!
Cupcake Shenanigans in Our Bakery: This all started out simple enough. Tuesday is Chocolate Cupcake Day. Innocently we went down to our bakery to take a couple of certain-to-be-boring photos of chocolate cupcakes just sitting around doing nothing. Mundi Hamilton, one of our lead bakers graciously agreed to top off one of the chocolate cupcakes for the picture. Matt Carter, our Dir. of Hotel Operations happened to wander by. We can’t remember all the details ‘cause it all happened so fast, but Matt said something like “wow, that looks good” followed by Mundi saying “would you like to try it” followed by a few other bakery-talk exchanges and the next thing you know we took this picture. If we had snapped it about two seconds later you would be seeing icing all over Matt’s face. Underneath he was smiling because it “really did taste good!” Chocolate cupcakes are just one of the many freshly baked items we sell at the bakery counter at the entrance to Katie’s. The tray we saw yesterday had fall and Halloween themed toppings. However, we’ll be glad to put together a half-dozen or more with whatever decorations you like . . . just stop by our bakery counter and let us know.

Sports and Race Book:

  • This week you can bet Major League Baseball Playoffs, NFL and NCAA Football, NHL Hockey (starts tonight!) the WNBA Finals and Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR race.  Also on the board: updated futures bets on who will win the World Series, the 2016 Season NCAA Football Championship and the February, 2017 Super Bowl.
  • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive is now at $3242 – pick all 15 NFL games straight up on the $5 card and it’s yours!
  • Chatter Around the Sportsbook with Mike and Jim.
    • Jim was spot on last week when he suggested picking the Giants with Bumgarner pitching as Bum shutout the Mets to win the Wild Card game.  This week, Jim likes the Raiders at home against the Chiefs.
    • Mike nailed both of his picks last week when he said take Texas and the points versus Oklahoma (they didn’t cover) and Purdue (won outright!) and the points against Illinois. This week, Mike says give the points and take two favorites – 10th ranked and undefeated Nebraska at Indiana and Florida to cover against Missouri (more of a bet against Missou in this case)!
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge this Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  George Pickard entertains tonight,  The Voodoo Cowboys are in Thursday through Saturday, we show NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Patrick Major performs next Tuesday and Wednesday. Playing together since 2009, the Voodoo Cowboys have appeared at most major casino venues in Nevada.  Not the cryin' in your beer type country band, they are the life of the party with their dance-inducing, hard drivin' country music and rock ‘n’ roll. The group has shared stages with such rock and country stars as David Nail, Little Texas, Ron Keel, Toby Keith and many more. Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

A Few Tidbits:

  • Follow Me, Mom & Dad: Today is Take Your Parents to Lunch Day. Might we persuade you to bring them to Katie’s?!
  • Do Overs! Monday is Mulligan Day. A good reason to remind you now is the time many of the golf groups that will visit the Carson Valley Inn in 2017 are booking their arrangements with us. We offer a variety of group packages and hope you’ll take this as a prod to give Greg a call at 775-783-6615 to learn how we can set up a package for your group!

  • In the Casino
    • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free Pumpkin Coasters to the first 150 ladies, Bath & Bodyworks Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and chances to win drawing entries for the October 26 drawing for a free Coach Handbag and Wallet.  
    • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the odd hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
    • Friday Drawings: Weekly drawings in our October Progressive Giveaways Promotion are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. with plenty of cash and free play and the chance to win the $5,000 progressive jackpot. Use your INN Club card while you play!
    • 4X Points Saturday: Every Saturday in October earn 4X Points all day.
    • Free T-Shirt Mondays: We're giving away Free Long Sleeve CVI T-Shirts every Monday through October 24th!  To qualify, simply earn 75 points the same day and the free T-Shirt is yours . . . plus you keep the points! The gray shirts went out last Monday . . . watch for a different color each Monday.
    • Senior Mondays: Seniors 55 and over are invited to our Senior Mondays during October from 8 AM to 11 AM in the Cabaret Lounge. We have free coffee and cookies, free bingo games and a chance to win free play and cash!
    • Our Penny Progressive had topped $24,000 on Tuesday Night and this jackpot can only be won on one of the Triple Red Hot 7's slots at the CVI, Sharkey’s or Bodines.
    • Poker Room: Our Poker Room offers a Monday Night Football squares grid plus Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week.  Click here for all that’s happening in our poker room
    • Here’s a Handy Page with all our October Casino Promotions!
  • In Our Restaurants
    • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for just $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
    • The 18-Piece Sushi Platter Special is served in CV Steak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Rack Of Venison for $32.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato (au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked), tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
    • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

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