Community calendar

State of the State address by Gov. Jim Gibbons 6 p.m. Monday at the Nevada Assembly Chambers, state Legislature Building. Televised live on Channels 2, 4, 5, 8 and 21 as well as Carson Access Television in Northern Nevada. On the Net, www.leg.state.nv.us.


Pam Brekas presents abstracts at City Cafe Bakery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., City Cafe Bakery, 701 S. Carson St. Gardnerville artist, Pam Brekas, shows 12 of her abstract mixed/media paintings. Call 265-7888.


Tuesday


Settings Limits for the 6 to 12 month old, 10 a.m., Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 E. Winnie Lane Free workshop for parents with babies birth to 12 months. RSVP at 884-2269.


Books and Brags, 10:30 -11:30 a.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. A literacy-based program that includes reading stories and creating crafts to bring home and brag about. All ages and walk-ins welcome. Free with museum membership or museum admission applies. Call 884-2226.


Mentor orientation training, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mentor Center of Western Nevada at WNCC, 2201 W. College Parkway Program details what is involved with becoming a mentor. No special skills needed. Call 445-3346.


"They Died to Make the Desert Bloom," 7:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Presented by Guy Lewis Rocha; regular admission fees apply. Call 687-4810, ext. 239.


Musical Theater Workshop, 4-6 p.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Cost is $30 per person, for ages 7-13. Students learn three show tunes (in group and solo) and how to use their voice as an acting tool, select the right song for each audition, deliver it and be comfortable on stage. Instructed by Sierra Scott; space is limited. Call 887-0438.


Tom Weatherby and Dennis Golden perform, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St. Special event features range poetry and cowboy music. Cost is $25, includes buffet dinner. Call 847-0111.


Wednesday


Toddler Times, Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 E. Winnie Lane. One-year-olds 9:30 -10:30 a.m.; class for 2-year-olds 11 a.m.-noon, preregistration required. 884-2269.


Baby Signs Parent Workshop 10 a.m.-noon, Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. For families of children from birth to 24 months. Baby Signs is the leading sign language program for babies and will teach how to begin using the program at home. Registration fee is $60, including Parent Workshop Kit. Space is limited; children welcome. Call 887-0438.


Thursday


Carson City RV Roadrunners luncheon meeting, 12:45 p.m., Grandma Hattie's, 2811 S. Carson St. RV travels for 2007 to be discussed. Call 265-3828.


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. Proceeds benefit local community programs. Call 847-9311.


Carson County Republican Central Committee meeting, 6:45-8:30 p.m., GOP headquarters, 4900 S. Carson St. Elections for county officers, and to fill two vacancies on the State Central Committee. Call 841-1800.


Friday


Behind-the-Scenes Tours, 10 a.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Also at 1:30 p.m. Reservations recommended; regular admission fees apply. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.


Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, 10:30 a.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Also from 1-3 p.m., by volunteers Ken and Karen Hopple. Call 687-4810 ext. 239.

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