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Carson City

Independence Day yard sale set at Roberts House

The Carson City Historical Society will hold a July Fourth Yard Sale at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

The sale features antiques, art, collectibles, handmade and vintage jewelry, glass, coins and crafts.

Tickets are also on sale from 1-3 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at the museum for an old broadcloth and pastel shades quilt sewn by the Carson Valley Quilters.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit construction of a carriage house at the museum.

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Tickets are six for $5. The winner will be drawn Dec. 11 during the society’s Victorian Home Christmas Tour.

Call 887-8865.

V&T’s Inyo shines at July 4th celebration

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s famous Inyo locomotive takes center stage in a weekend full of family activities at the Nevada State Railroad Museum

Throughout the three-day weekend, museum visitors may ride on model live steam trains, enjoy toy and model train displays, take part in an interactive display by Operation Lifesaver and see antique gas engines and tractors.

Visitors will see the Inyo in motion when volunteers operate the locomotive on the museum’s tracks between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. each day.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2005. A complete schedule of Silver Anniversary events is available online at http://www.nevadaculture.org or by calling 687-6953. The museum is at 2180 S. Carson St. and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Next dog training session begins soon

Need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in your canine friend?

Each dog needs a choke chain and a fabric or leather lead. Dogs must be at least four months old and current on their shots.

The next session begins July 5. Classes will take place at the Fuji Park Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Cost for the six week session is $65.

For information, call Guy Yeaman at 265-4530.

Mound House

Free e-Waste disposal available July 1 – 3

A free electronic waste disposal weekend is scheduled Friday through July 3 in Mound House.

The drive aims to highlight the importance of proper recycling and disposal of electronic waste – and keep environmentally damaging elements out of landfills, said Michelle Fissori, owner of the e-Waste Depot and 2nd Place consignment and thrift store.

If it has an electric plug or runs on a battery it’s e-Waste.

The center accepts all e-waste except televisions.

Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The e-Waste depot is at 10128-D Highway 50 East in Mound House (behind Second Hand Rose). Contact Michelle Fissori at 246-1779 or e-mail: 2ndPlace@ShopMoundHouse.com.

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