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Carson City

Pottery classes starting at Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center reminds pottery fans of its winter and spring class schedule, with new classes in pottery. The Brewery has added a hand-building pottery workshop taught by Sharon Randall.

She is also teaching an advanced pottery class.

Randall is influenced by Japanese historical pottery. Since retirement, she is working full-time in clay, both functional and Raku work. The Brewery Arts Center is at 449 W. King St. Sign up for classes at the office or by calling 883-1976.

Classes include: Beginning adult pottery, intermediate adult pottery, advanced adult pottery, adult handbuilding and children's pottery. Fees and class times vary.

Nevada Museum to host Comstock history talk

Virginia City's history starts with a mining claim that produced the boom-bust cycle of the Comstock Lode and left a little town that became a big tourist attraction.

Bert Bedeau, Comstock Historic District administrator, hosts "A Visual Tour of the Comstock During the 20th Century" at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. This program is part of the museum's monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.

According to Bedeau, "The history of Virginia City during the 20th century is a journey through time that shows how a dying mining town became an amazing tourist attraction."

The museum is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children under 18. Call 687-4810.

Cooperative extension has information on literacy, language

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has released two publications that provide free information on children's literacy and language development.

The publications are especially useful to parents and early childhood educators, and can be accessed online at

The Foundations of Literacy Study, conducted through a grant from the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, found that parents and early childhood teachers play an important role in fostering young children's emerging literacy and language skills.

Both parents and educators can find tips on how to improve their children's literacy and language skills.

For example, children do better when parents plan time for reading and allow their children to look at books or read on their own.

For information, visit, click on the publications tab and search "parent" under the title category, or call 784-4848.

Enroll now for classes on childbirth

Childbirth Preparation Series is a four-week series specially designed to introduce prospective parents to the labor process.

It is recommended enrolling in classes early in the pregnancy to learn about factors that may affect mother and baby during the birthing process.

For available dates and times, call 445-5131.

Lake Tahoe

Comic Malow plays at Crystal Bay Club

Top off a great day of skiing with stand-up comedy at Tahoe Comedy North on Tuesday at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay.

Headliner is Brian Malow and host is Ryan Wingfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 day of the show. Click to


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