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Carson City


Explore Hong Kong at the library


Carson City Library will present Explore Hong Kong at Your Library, 6:30 p.m., tonight, in the library's auditorium. This program is bimonthly and hosts a series of presentations by people from other countries or by those who have traveled to far-away places. The library is located at 900 N. Roop Street.


For information, call 887-2244.




Capitol Rebekahs host yard sale


Capitol Rebekahs host a yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday,Saturday, 2604 Nona Drive. Linens, cooking items, clothes, collectibles, furniture and more.


For information, call 882-4721.




Birding with experts at Washoe park Saturday


Take a leisurely stroll through Washoe Lake's wetlands with park rangers and bird experts 8-10 a.m., Saturday. Learn ways to identify different birds in the field by sight, sound and behavior. It is advised visitors bring their own binoculars. Meet at the wetlands viewing area. The program is free.




Bubbles and BBQ hosted by NNDA


Northern Nevada Development Authority hosts Bubbles and BBQ 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, Empire Ranch Golf Course, 1875 Fair Way. Enjoy champagne, beer, wine or soda and celebrating NNDA's 27 years of economic development in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area. $40 per person or $75 per couple. RSVP at www.nnda.org/events.aspx or call 883-4413.




Democratic Committee to hold candidates forum


Carson City Democratic Central Committee will host a candidates' forum, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the Rosewood Conference Room, Plaza Hotel, 801 S. Carson St.


The forum begins with mayoral candidates Bob Crowell, Pete Hansell, Ken Haskins, Sean Lehmann, Steve McClung and Jim Shirk. Supervisor candidates will appear about 8:15 p.m. with Ward 2 incumbent Shelly Aldean and her challenger Dennis Johnson.


They will be followed by Ward 4 candidates Jean Bondiett, Paul McGrath, Andy Salm, incumbent Richard Staub and Molly Walt. Each candidate will be allowed a five-minute introduction followed by questions from the audience. The candidates will be limited to a two-minute response. For information, call 841-3367.




Reno/Sparks


Holocaust survivor to speak in Reno


The Nevada Historical Society will host a free presentation by Holocaust survivor Stephen Nasser 2 p.m., today at 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno.


Nasser will discuss his book, "My Brother's Voice: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust," which tells how his brother's words inspired him to live after he and his family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.


For information, visit www.NevadaCulture.org or call 688-1190.

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