Northern Nevada briefly

Mills Park train to begin this weekend

The Carson City Railroad Association will hold a grand opening for the 2009 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and

1-5 p.m., Sunday, in Mills Park, 1111 E. William St. Rides will be free on Sunday. Cost is $2 per person and children two and under are free. Call 887-2523.

Retired employees

to meet Monday

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees retirees will meet 1 p.m., Monday, April 20, 709 E. Robinson St. There will be an update on legislative issues including health insurance and retirement. All state retirees welcome. Call 882-3056.

International chili cookoff in Virginia City

Virginia City celebrates Cinco de Mayo with The International Chili Society sanctioned Comstock ICS Cook-off Saturday, May 2 in the Bucket of Blood parking lot. Cooking begins at 10:30 a.m. and tasting at noon. Red and green chili and salsa will vie for best in each category. Entry fees are $30 for red chili, $20 for green chili, $10 for salsa and $42 membership fee for non-members of the ICS who want to compete. A People's Choice chili contest also will be held. People's Choice is chili with beans. Tickets are 50 cents each or 12 for $5. For information and entering chili or salsa, e-mail com

stockwriter@yahoo.com or call 847-4768.

Kids can sign up for Tahoe Music Camp

The University of Nevada, Reno's 53rd annual Lake Tahoe Music Camp invites student musicians middle school through high school to participate in a week of music-making July 26-Aug. 1, Nevada State 4-H Camp, Stateline. The camp gives the opportunity to participate in concert and jazz bands and a variety of wind and percussion chamber ensembles. Tuition is $500 per camper. A deposit of $250 must be made at the time of registration and tuition must be paid in full by July 13. Space is limited, registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register and for information, visit extendedstudies.unr.edu or call 784-4046.

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