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Carson City

Shabby & Chic Flea Market today at WNCC’s north parking lot

Make plans now to attend Western Nevada Community College’s fourth Shabby & Chic Flea Market and Craft Fair from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the WNCC north parking lot and Dini Student Center.

More than two dozen vendors will be on hand.

Admission is free. Call 445-3260.

Garage sale benefits Relay for Life

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Relay For Life is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m.-noon today in the Carson High School parking lot. For information, call 283-3644.

Fox Carlton Hughes to sign latest book today

The Brewery Arts Center will host Fox Carlton Hughes’ book signing at 2 p.m. today in the Donald W. Reynolds Black Box theater. Hughes’ latest children’s book, “Rainbow Rhino”, is the story of a little rhinoceros boy who manages to turn his ‘weirdness” (an oversized tusk complete with rainbow colors) into an asset.

The signing will include a talk about the world of children’s books meant for kids and adults alike.

Douglas County

Sign-ups for teen reading program under way

“You Never Know” is the theme for the summer reading program for teens at the Douglas County Public Library. Sign-ups began Friday, and the program continues through Aug., 18. Complete a registration form at the library and start reading. There will be free giveaways and drawings for participants during the program.

Special events at the library include Teen C.S.I., Teen Harry Potter Party, and Teen Ice Cream Social. Win prizes from Subway, Port of Subs, Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8, Wal-Mart, Target, Silver Strike Lanes and more.

For information, call 782-9841 or 588-6411.

Summer concert series kicks off in Minden

After a decade of popular summer concerts at Minden Park, a new series held on alternating weekends will begin its inaugural season at Minden Village today.

Douglas County may now enjoy free, world-class concert during the summer.

The first performance 7 p.m. today, will be by acclaimed guitarist and singer Beppe Gambetta of Genoa, Italy. This will be followed up on July 7 with a performance by Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers.

Other performers will be acoustic rock pioneer John Batdorf, the leader of the ’70s group Batdorf and Rodney, and the Duo-Tones, two veterans of the ’60s surf music scene.

All shows are free with donations to the artists accepted. The show schedule is at: http://www.UncommonConcerts.com, or call Douglas Reynolds at 220-0995. Minden Village is at the northeast corner of Highway 395 and Lucerne Street.

Reno

Wolf Howl competition today at Animal Ark

Animal Ark is having a Wolf Howl event from 6-8:30 p.m. today. See the pack when they are most active, learn about wolves and practice your howling.

The evening begins with viewing of all the animals housed at the nature center followed by a 30-minute presentation on wolves.

The audience will sit opposite the wolf enclosure which provides close up viewing of the wolves during the program and is ideal for listening to the wolf howl chorus.

An animal keeper will encourage the wolves and coyotes to howl prior to the wolf howl contest. Kids and adults too must pay close attention if they have any chance of winning the wolf-howl competition which takes place at the end of the howl.

Cost is $12 for adults and $19 for children. For information, call (775) 970-3111 for information.

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