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Carson City

Carson City Senior Citizen's Center Senior Follies

Carson City Senior Citizen's Center presents Senior Follies 2008, 2 p.m., Sunday at the Carson City Community Center, Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for seniors and children. For tickets and information, call 883-0703.

Deadlines for registering at WNC near

Registration for Western Nevada College summer classes is in full swing, with the session start date looming. Classes begin June 9 and registration and payment must be completed by Friday. The summer 2008 class schedule is updated regularly on the college web site. For classes and information go to:

Historical Society yard sale is next weekend

Carson City Historical Society yard sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8, Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St. Includes art, antiques, and collectibles. Vendors are welcome; donations are accepted. Proceeds to benefit the future building of carriage house. For information, call 882-4726 or 721-1903.

Douglas County

Citibank hosts Business Symposium

Citibank sponsors 2008 Business Symposium, 5-8 p.m., Monday at the C.V.I.C. Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. The purpose of this symposium is to give existing business owners and potential business start-ups the opportunity to meet with local, state and federal resources that assist business owners in the areas of expansion and start-ups. For information, call 848-2864.


Tom Stoppard play by Reno theater

The Reno Little Theater presents "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," by Tom Stoppard, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 7, 13, 14 at and 2 p.m., Sunday and June 8,15 at Hug High School Theater, 2880 N. Sutro, Reno. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for students with ID at the door. For information and tickets visit, or call 329-0661.


Octane Festival planned

The inaugural Octane Fest includes an appearance by Supercross King Jeremy McGrath, concerts by the Marshall Tucker Band and Unwritten Law, and an anchor event at Top Gun Raceway.

Octane Fest, June 10-15, is a week of motor sports events and rock concerts that will be anchored by the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Races at Top Gun Raceway. The races at Top Gun will also feature top alcohol and funny cars.

Boys & Girls Club will sponsor a fundraiser dinner June 12 at the Fallon Convention Center with special guests Jeremy McGrath and NHRA funny car champion "Fast" Jack Beckman.

Other events include an IMCA Modified Shootout and a closed-course, off-road race at Rattlesnake Raceway, a Tuff-Truck/demolition derby/quad war at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, and a "Festival Central" at the old Wal-Mart parking lot on Williams Avenue.

Octane Fest will open with a "Night of Fire" featuring drag boats and dragsters starting up and shooting flames June 10.

A Hurricam's Car Show will take place in Oats Park during the festival along with "A Taste of Fallon" produced by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available by calling (775) 423-4556 or (800) 874-0903 or by visiting


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