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“Jazz and Poetry” with special guest vocalist Jakki Ford 8-10 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. Admission is $5 general, $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Association, and free for age 18 and under. Swing dance instruction from 6-7:30 p.m. is $5 extra. Call 883-4154, or visit the Web site http://www.MileHighJazz.com.

Country Dance Classes, Carson Mall, South Carson Street Cost $5 per person; all ages welcome, 12-younger no charge must be accompanied by adult. Leather-soled shoes or boots are best. Beginners at 6 p.m.; intermediates at 7 Tuesdays. Call 750-7513.

Art Demonstration 1-2:30 p.m., Brewery Arts Center Gallery, 449 W. King St. A water color painting demonstration by award winning Carson Valley artist, Mechelle Johnson. Call 882-6411.

Baby Proofing Your Home 10 a.m., Family to Family Connection, 212 E. Winnie Lane. Free workshop for parents and their babies ages birth to 12 months. RSVP requested. Call 884-2269.

Will Strickland 5 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets. The Comstock’s troubadour entertains on stage, followed by a guided tour of Piper’s Opera House. Call 847-0433.

“Interwoven 2007: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers’ 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. daily at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. On display in the South Changing Gallery, exhibit features more than 100 unique and expressive contemporary and traditional baskets. Call 687-4810, ext. 240.

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“Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists” exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at the Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. in Virginia City. The long tradition of newspaper publishing on the Comstock is marked by the early typeslingers who later became noted journalists. Call 847-0975.

“Slot Machines: The Fey Collection” on display 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. daily at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and 17-younger, members free. Call 687-4810, ext. 239.

Wednesday

Carson City Farmers Market 3:30-7:30 p.m., Pony Express Pavilion @ Mills Park, East William Street Features dozens of vendors with fresh produce, flowers, crafters and food and refreshment. Call 887-2290.

Toddler Time, class for 1-year-olds from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family to Family Connection, 212 E. Winnie Lane. Play group for parents and their 1-year-old children. Pre-registration required. Call 884-2269.

Free ballroom dance lessons 10:30-11:30 a.m., World Gym, 829 Fairview Dr. Thane Cornell is a professional instructor over 50 years experience. Free for those over 70, all others very small fee. Membership not required Call 885-0552 or 883-0539.

NWS Weather Spotter Training Class 7-8:30 p.m., Carson City Fire Station 2, 2350 College Parkway Weather Spotters serve as the “eyes” of the National Weather Service and report active weather such as thunderstorms, hail, snow, flooding, heavy rain, etc. The weather service uses your reports to issue warnings and verify forecasts. Call 673-8100 etc. 223.

Thursday

Flag Day

Life Steps 4 p.m., Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway. A program that teaches anything needed to know about food, nutrition and effective exercise. Classes are covered under the PPO section of the State of Nevada’s Insurance or available at a nominal cost of $280 for the 15-week program. Call to confirm. Call 885-4557.

Weaving of Gourds with Natural Materials 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. In conjunction with the exhibit, “Interwoven 2007,” the Great Basin Basketmakers will offer a series of demonstrations at the Nevada State Museum this summer. Basketmaker members Cheryln Bennett and Molly Gardner share their expertise in a presentation entitled “Weaving on Gourds.” Call 687-4810.

Flag ceremony by local Boy Scouts will raise the flag for the first time in front of Dayton State Park at 6 p.m. Setting the flag pole and raising the flag is part of an Eagle Scout project.

Natives and Newcomer’s Club will meet at Carson Nugget, upstairs, at 11:30 a.m. for a flag folding ceremony, in celebration of Flag Day. Also, Carson High scholarship winner Courtney Hutchins, will speak. Reservations are due today. For information and reservations, call 885-9019.

Flag Day Ceremony presented by the Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lodge, 1276 Pit Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. A barbecue will follow. Call 266-3908.

Food Closet 1-3 p.m., Community Chest, 991 S. C St. in Virginia City. Barter for food or items in our New Beginnings thrift store. First visit to food closet is free. Proceeds from thrift store benefit local community programs. Call 847-9311.

Friday

Stewart Father’s Day Powwow 9 a.m.-5 p.m., State of Nevada Stewart Facility, 5500 Snyder Ave. Experience American Indian heritage, history and pride. The campus will come alive with more than 100 dancers, 30 arts and crafts vendors, Indian tacos and free admission. The powwow benefits the establishment of the Stewart Indian Cultural Center. Grand Entry is at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. An alcohol and drug-free event. Call 687-8333.

“Joey and Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding” 7 p.m., Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 801 S. Carson St. Tickets $49.50 includes show and all-you-can-eat Italian buffet and reception; VIP tickets $74.50, seniors 65-older receive $5 off ticket price. Available at Plaza Hotel or e-mail wildhorsearts@aol.com. Call 887-0438.

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