Community briefs

Carson City

Community drum circle at WNCC

A community drum circle where people of all ages come together, share a rhythm and have a good time will celebrate heart health and education from noon-3 p.m. Friday. Participants might play a drum, a set of bongos, or even an upside-down garbage can at the event organized by Western Nevada Community College nursing students.

"Drum to the Rhythm of Your Heart" is a family-friendly event. Activities will include drumming, dancing, face painting, sidewalk art, and cardiovascular health education, including free blood pressure readings and pamphlets. Heart-healthy baked goods will also be sold. Circle will be outside the Aspen Building in the college's Rotary Plaza. Call 445-3000.

Douglas County

20-30 club to hold fashion show benefit

The Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 Club will hold its annual spring fashion show to benefit Douglas County's special-needs children from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Course. The event showcases clothing for men, women and children, and includes a silent auction and raffle. The event features a wine lunch. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and can be purchased via e-mail at,, or by calling (530) 545-2639.


Home and garden show coming to Reno

The Lockett & Sullivan Home and Garden show opens Friday at the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority at 2 p.m. The show continues Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is $5 and ticket prices vary.

Call (800) FOR-RENO. The site is at 4001 S. Virginia St.

This is the biggest home and garden show booked into Reno this year.

'Reefer Madness' continues in Reno

This award-winning Musical "Reefer Madness" is receiving its Nevada premiere at Brüka Theatre weekends through May 12. Showtime is 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.

The story: Young Jimmy Harper, a clean-cut teenager, falls in with a crowd of depraved marijuana fiends and quickly descends into a lurid world of violence, crime, sex and drug-crazed abandon.

Brüka warning: This is explicit theatre. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted without an adult. Doors open a half an hour before curtain time. Tickets are $16 for students and seniors, $18 for general admission. Brüka Theatre is at 99 N. Virginia St., Reno. Call 323-3221 or see

Lake Tahoe

Blue Öyster Cult play at Harrah's

Legendary rockers Blue Öyster Cult bring their powerful classics to the South Shore Room at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For more than three decades Blue Öyster Cult has been known for its pioneering work in the hard-rock and heavy-metal scene.

Tickets are $27.50 plus tax. Call (800) 786-8208. Total Reward card holders can receive $5 off the ticket price by using their card when making reservations.



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