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March 6, 2014
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WNC Fallon exhibit

The next show in the WNC/Fallon Art Gallery is “The Smart Phone Photo Show.”

The college community was invited to send photos taken on their smart phones to a gmail account which Rob Petersen and his photo students then printed and installed in the gallery.

The show opens Wednesday and runs through March 28.

CCHS talent show

It’s the 1950s all over again, a time of hair cream, saddle shoes, hot rods and poodle skirts.

Come and join us at the high school auditorium on March 14 at 6 p.m. for a fun filled night of the 1950s as we feature our talented students and teachers. It will be a night you will long remember!

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. This is a fundraiser for the Student to Student Academic Club.

Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them from the members of Student to Student Club. Contact Mary Olsen at the high school library, 775-423-2181, ext. 148 for information.

Virginia City events

Mark your calendars and save your appetite for the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15 in Virginia City.

Each year this historic town presents a full-on Irish testicle festival where more than 20 cooks compete for bragging rights in one of northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests. More than 3,000 people come to sample this “delicacy,” take part in the Leprechaun Bar Crawl and watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery proudly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works opening on March 20 and continuing through April 19.

This will mark Stremmel Gallery’s seventh exhibition featuring the Nevada-born artist. It will include latest explorations in mixed media sculpture, ceramics, and works on paper. The opening reception will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 20 and is free to the public.

Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several breathtaking immersive theater experiences playing through March 27.

As a science education resource, many of the Planetarium’s entertaining shows also correlate with Nevada Department of Education Science Standards. Fulldome planetarium shows are open to all ages.

For show details, admission, program and membership information, call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 or visit

Spring 2014 lineup of shows plays through March 27:

In a double-feature full dome planetarium experience, Exploding Universe includes a look at explosive events that have shaped and transformed the universe — as well as the Earth itself — into what it is today, from supernovae and colliding black holes to super volcanoes and proton collisions. The accompanying show Seasonal Stargazing features what’s up in the sky this season.

Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; plus additional showings at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 for details or visit

Join the quest for other planets in Extreme Planets, a tour of extreme environments from molten landscapes to habitable moons and planets with multiple suns. Accompanying Extreme Planets is Starlight Express, featuring current space news.

Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all.

Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 for details or visit

Basque culture

University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Basque Studies and has joined with the Center for Student Cultural Diversity to host European Heritage Month in March with an emphasis on Basque culture.


2:30-3:45 p.m.: Presentation on Basque sheepherders and boarding-house cooking, with Marie-Louise and JB Lekumberri from JT Bar and Dining Room in Gardnerville, Nev. Basque Library Conference Room, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.


2-3 p.m.: Attendees will learn to play ‘Mus,’ a Basque card game, with Basque Professor Joseba Zulaika. Frank and Joan Randall Rotonda of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

6-7 p.m.: Attendees will learn Basque dancing with the Reno Basque Dance Club Zazpiak Bat. In front of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

March 24

11:15 a.m.: Presentation: “No Taxation Without Representation: The Economic Agreement of the Basque Country (1839-1981),” and launch of the new book “The Basque Fiscal System. History, Current Status and Future Perspectives,” by Basque Professor Joseba Agirreazkuenaga. Basque Library in the Center for Basque Studies, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

March 26 through-March 28

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Conference: “A Comparative View of the Resilience of Public Finances and Self-Government in the Basque Country, Scotland, and Catalonia (Europe), Nevada (USA).” Basque Library Conference Room, Center for Basque Studies, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

March 27

• 3:30 p.m.: Basque live music with txistu (flute) and atabala (single drum), with Basque Professors Joseba Agirreazkuenaga and Mikel Aranburu. Basque Library

For information, contact the Center for Basque Studies at 775-784-4854 or the Center for Student Cultural Diversity at 775-784-4936.

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