Community briefs

Wild West Tour Spring Ghost Walk

Carson City celebrates its sesquicentennial with a Wild West Tour Spring Ghost Walk, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24. A tour will depart every half hour. The tours begin at 3rd and South Carson Streets. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children six-12 years and free for those under six. Reservations are recommended. For information and tickets, call 687-7410 or 1-800-NEVADA-1.

Military ride free at Railroad Museum

All types of military personnel, including active duty, retired and veterans, ride free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Nevada State Railroad Museum is on HIghway 395 at Fairview Drive. For information, visit www.NevadaCulture or call 687-6953.

Jazz band plays at garden center

Carson High School Jazz Band performs 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Band member boosters will be selling refreshments and a portion of all the Greenhouse Garden Center sales on that day will be donated to the Carson High School Jazz Band. For information, call 882-8600.

'Lost City' presentation at historical society

"Lost City," a video presentation and discussion with Alice Baldrica, noon, Monday at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno. For information, visit or call 688-1190.

Founding of Carson presentation Wednesday night

Carson City Library and Carson City Historical Society present "Major Ormsby and the Founding of Carson City," 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. Writer and historian Chris Bayer as Major William Ormsby, will discuss the man and his mission. Hear the amazing and dramatic story of political intrigue, profit and war along the Eastern Slope. Learn about the vigilante committee that created Nevada Territory and set Carson City in place as its capital. For information, call 887-2244.

Garden club meets Monday morning

Green Thumb Garden Club will meet 10 a.m., Monday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Lavender moth-repellent potpourris will be made. For information, call 783-6455 or 265-9554.


String Quartet plays at Renown Center

As part of the Healing Arts program, musicians from the Reno Chamber Orchestra will perform 4-5 p.m., Sunday, May 18 in the Tahoe Tower Lobby at Renown Regional Medical Center, 1495 Mill Street. For information, call 982-3500.


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