Martin Luther King Day opportunity to appreciate the community

Today's Martin Luther King Day holiday schedule includes:

-- Senior centers in Fernley, Silver Springs, Dayton and Douglas County will be closed. Carson City, Storey County and Yerington centers will be open.

-- Nevada State Library and Archives will be closed, as are most other state and federal buildings, including post offices. However, the governor will deliver his State of the State address at 6 p.m. at the Capitol.

-- Carson City Library will be closed then reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

-- The Storey County Library will be closed. The library's regular hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- Carson City Hall will be closed. The front counter of the Carson City Sheriff's Department will be open during regular hours, but the jail will be closed to visitors.

-- Carson public schools are closed. Western Nevada Community College office also will be closed. College classes resume Tuesday as the new semester begins.

-- The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada at Stewart and Fifth streets will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children need to bring a lunch.

Museums open and other attractions offered today include:

-- Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., is open. The exhibit of American Indian artifacts and native Nevada life in the "Under One Sky" exhibit is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and free for children 17 and younger. Both buildings of the museum will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 687-4811 for more information.

-- The Blue Line Tour, which winds through historic downtown Carson City, is open. The 2.5-mile path through the historical home district offers an informational tour of the city's Wild West days. A blue line painted on the sidewalk marks the route and features private homes, museums and churches.

-- Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children can create crafts in celebration of Dr. King. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 13 and free for 2 and younger.

-- Nevada Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum is filled with old trains that used to run on the tracks of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

-- In Virginia City, there are several walk-through museums open.

A trolley tour costs $3 for adults and $2 for children. It covers 2 1/2 miles of town, including churches, mansions and museums. Open museums include the Ponderosa Mine tour, "The Way it Was" Museum, the Nevada Gambling Museum, Marshall Mint with its geological museum and the McKay Mansion.

The visitors center in the Crystal Bar, 86 S. C St., has a map of seven cemeteries where people representing 15 dominations are buried. Call 847-0311 for more information.


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