The Nevada City Elks Lodge 518 is sponsoring its annual Hoop Shoot Basketball Event. This free throw contest will take place Oct. 27 at Nevada Union High School. The event is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13. It promises to be lots of fun. All participants will receive certificates, lunch and drinks and are invited to a Halloween costume party that evening. Special awards will be presented to the top three girls and boys in each age group. There is no cost to enter. To apply, call Cathy at (530) 273-3266.