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Friday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Friday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 7-8-9; Daily 3 Midday: 1-6-5; Daily 4: 8-9-0-8; Daily Derby: 1st: 2 Lucky Star; 2nd: 6 Whirl Win; 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; Race Time: 1:40.55; Fantasy 5: 05-25-26-28-31; Mega Millions: 03-26-45-58-73, Mega Ball: 12.

The jackpot for today’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $90 million.

For more information visit the California Lottery website: http://www.calottery.com.

Free digital learning classes offered

The following is a schedule of free digital learning classes offered at @ Two Digital Learning Center in the Carson City Library.

A session about the keyboard and mouse will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; Computers for beginners will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; Web browsing will be the topic from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday; a class in Spanish about Gmail will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday. Gmail classes in English will be from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 and from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30; sessions about resume templates will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25; Introduction to Windows 7 will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24.

Introduction to Word will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17; a class on using Word to make flyers will be from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 18; Introduction to PowerPoint will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19; Introduction to Excel will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23; a class in Spanish about Facebook will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26.

To register, go to http://www.bookeo.com/carsoncitylibrary; @ Two Digital Learning Center offers help with registration .

Native American bowling league meets

The Native American Indian Bowling League will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gold Dust West bowling center. League bowling will start at 6:30 p.m. Eligible bowlers are all Native American Indians, all employees of the Washoe Tribe and all employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For more information, call Gary Wood at 775-771-7680, or email him at Rugdrezboy@sbcglobal.net, or call Sharon Wood at 775-883-8333, or call the Gold Dust West at 775-885-9000.

El Charro Avitia hosts dance sessions

West Coast swing dancing, sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at El Charro Avitia, 4389 S. Carson St.

The free dance sessions are preceded by a lesson in intermediate West Coast swing, taught by Tim Renner at 5:45 p.m. The lesson costs $8. Partners are not required for either activity.

For more information, call 530-307-8937, or go to http://www.highsierraSDC.org.

Free, reduced-price school meals available

School districts will notify households of their children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meals if families receive assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is “Other Source Categorically Eligible” because the child is categorized as homeless, migrant, or runaway as defined by law; or enrolled in an eligible Head Start, Even Start or pre-kindergarten class as defined by law.

No application is required for free meal benefits for these households. If any children are not listed on the eligibility notice and they should be, contact the school district or school. If households are not notified by the school of their free meal benefits, the parent or guardian are asked to contact the school.

Free and reduced price Income Eligibility Guidelines are available online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/income-eligibility-guidelines. To decline free meal benefits, contact the school or school district.

For more information, call the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Division, at 775-353-3758.

Lyon County culture showcased at festival

The Taste of the Valley Car Show, sponsored by Team Trailers Plus, returns Sept. 13 at the Jeanne Dini Center in Yerington as part of Yerington Theatre for the ARTS’ three-day Taste of the Valley Food Art and Music Festival. The rain or shine antique and classic car show features vehicles of all ages and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the Jeanne Dini Center.

The Taste of the Valley Food Art and Music Festival runs from Sept. 11-13 and showcases food, art, music and culture of Mason and Smith Valleys in Lyon County. The celebration includes the 5K Onion Run/Walk and Breakfast, the Josh Farler Foundation Poker Run, salsa and craft beer tasting, a ravioli night, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations and plenty of children’s activities and vendors. Wild Horse Drive and Mojo Green are slated to perform.

Events planned at wildlife center

Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road in Reno, announces the upcoming events:

A cheetah run that showcases big cats racing off-leash will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The cost is $40 for adults; $35 for seniors and $30 for children ages 10-16. Children must be at least 10 or older to attend. Reservations are required.

The nature center’s annual Out of Africa gala celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and will feature Mary Wykstra, a cheetah conservationist working in Kenya. There will be a cheetah run, silent auction, African cuisine, wine and beer. Tickets cost $125 each; tables of 10 can be reserved for $1,000. Private tours are available for an extra $75 per person.

Two harvest festivals are planned from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18, when attendees can watch predators open pumpkins that contain treats. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $13.50 for seniors and $12 for children. Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger.

For more information or to make reservations for the cheetah run, go to http://www.AnimalArk.org, or call 775-970-3111, or email info@AnimalArk.org.

Car, motorcycle entries sought for festival

Entrants are sought for two events held during Dayton Valley Days, an annual street festival scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21.

Entries can be submitted for the Gold Creek Show-n-Shine held on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Dayton Valley Car Club and Dayton Valley Days Committee sponsor the show that features customs, classics, tuners, muscle cars, rods, antiques, sports cars, trucks and vehicles under construction.

Registration is $30 and includes entry in the grand parade and a T-shirt and raffle prizes. People’s Choice awards are presented at the end of the day. To reserve a spot, call Dennis or Merilee Lindsay at 775-246-1628.

The Ghost Soldiers Motorcycle Show & Shine also needs entrants for its show on Sunday, Sept. 21. The event is sponsored by Carson City Harley-Davidson and Grit Motorsports of Dayton.

The registration fee is a donation of non-perishable food for the Dayton Food Bank. People’s Choice awards will be presented at noon. To reserve a place for a motorcycle and a chance at the first, second and third place trophies in two categories, street bikes and sports bikes, call Tom Lakey at 775-443-5919.

All proceeds from Dayton Valley Days help support local charities and preservation of the town’s historic community center. The festival features crafts and vendors, a pet parade, chili cook-off, entertainment, Rail Road Days activities, tours of the historic sites and more. New this year is Slapdown Bull Riding, which will include quad barrel racing and mutton busting. For car show registration and more information, call Lisa Huntley at 775-313-6044, or go to YeringtonARTS.org/TOV2014.

Steam engine excursions set today

The Toast of the Canyon wine train, an hour-long round-trip themed train ride that offers views of Carson River Canyon, will depart Carson City Eastgate Depot at 5 p.m. today.

Wine will be served upon departure. About halfway through the trip, the train will stop along the river, where passengers will be treated to appetizers and a show.

Tickets cost $25 per person. For information or tickets, go to http://www.vtrailway.com, or call 877-724-5007.

The Eastgate Depot is about seven miles east of Carson City, at 4650 Eastgate Siding Road.

Rides are also offered by the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The 1905 steam locomotive No. 25 will carry passengers on 30-minute trips departing every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Trains leave from and return to the Wabuska Depot, 2180 S. Carson St. The museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and children 12-17; members and children age 4-12 are admitted for $4, and children 3 and younger are admitted free.

For more information, call 775-687-6953, or go to museums.NevadaCulture.org.

Center holds annual dinner and fashion show

Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Road, will host its annual pasta dinner and fashion from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 5.

The cost is $5 per person and includes dinner. There will be a mystery raffle; tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six.

For more information, call Karla Scott, the center’s manager, at 775-577-5014.

Brunch marks 70 years for women’s group

The Capital Branch of American Association of University Women will celebrate 70 years of advocating for equity for women and girls in Carson City and surrounding communities at its membership brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 in Washoe Valley.

Attendees will receive an overview of AAUW, highlights of the history of the Capital Branch as well as information about the upcoming programs for the 2014-15 program year, including its annual fundraising activities.

The event will also recognize four Life Members — Shirley Hammon, Doris Bennett, Flo Bedrosian and Linda Hiebert-Sekiguchi.

Membership in AAUW is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Individuals who have received honorary degrees from qualified institutions are also eligible for membership. Proceeds from some of the group’s activities provide scholarships to local female graduates or to women resuming their education at Western Nevada College and to the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund.

For more information and location details, call Caroline Punches, membership chair, at 775-246-1850.

Murder mystery show aids museum

Friends of the Nevada State Museum will present a murder mystery show Sept. 6 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

The show, set in 1879, is about a high-stakes poker game at the Old Deadwood Saloon. Mysterious events lead to the demise of the winner, and the audience must figure out which character is the killer.

Doors open at 3:45 p.m.; the show starts at 4:30 p.m. Western attire is encouraged.

Tickets cost $30 each and include a buffet dinner by Grandma Hattie’s. A no host bar will be available.

All proceeds go to the Nevada State Museum to purchase equipment and supplies as needed. For tickets, call Dave Pierson at 775-883-7647.

Evening on the Comstock planned

Carson City Kiwanis presents its Evening on the Comstock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St.

The event offers a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes, entertainment and an 1870s costume contest.

A train ride dinner by Sawdust Corners of Virginia City will be at 5:30 p.m. Music by the Craig Fletcher Band will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets, which include admission, the train ride and dinner, cost $40 for adults and $20 for children under 16.

For tickets or information, call Cheryl Knight at 775-297-3242, or attend a Kiwanis meeting, held at noon Thursdays in Casino Fandango’s banquet room.

Hypnosis comedy show is Sept. 6

Dan Kimm will present HYPNOT!C, a hypnosis comedy show to benefit the Wendy Robards Universal Dream Park Foundation, at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Carson City Community Center.

Tickets cost $13 in advance and $15 at the door. A family package, consisting of four tickets, is available for $45.

For tickets and information, call 775-220-0303, or go to http://www.wendysdreampark.com.

Music fundraiser for Alzheimer’s set

Earl Dutton presents a musical fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Performers include Earl Dutton, the Sierra Sisters and Esoteric.

Tickets cost $20 and can be bought by calling 775-246-3662.

September events set at Sierra Place

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, will hold four free events in September.

Mike Thomas will present a lecture about the history of the world, from the formation of the planet to present day, at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

Jeff Wayne, a singer and guitarist, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Robert Nylen, curator of history at the Nevada State Museum, will present “Touring Nevada’s Highway 50” at 10 a.m. Sept. 22. The presentation will cover communities and sites across Nevada.

Two meet and greet events for Carson City Ward 1 supervisor candidates are scheduled — Supervisor Karen Abowd will be featured at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 and Lisa Helget will be featured at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

For more information, call 775-841-4111.

Art group meets Sept. 11 in Minden

Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet and work on colored pencil projects at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Johnson Lane Firehouse, 1400 Stephanie Way in Minden.

Painters of all levels, and those who would like to learn to paint, are welcome. For information, call Sheri at 775-267-3317 or Carol at 775-883-9340.

Courses about mental illness offered

National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Nevada will offer a free Family to Family mental health education course from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 28 at Genoa Volunteer Fire Station, 2298 Main St.

The course is geared for family members of adults living with mental illness and is taught by trained teachers who have experience in supporting a loved one with mental illness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Basics, a free six-week course for parents and caregivers of children or adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 28 at Carson City Fire Station No. 51.

Registration is required for both courses; call Linda at 775-448-6397 for registration and more information.

Sept. 18 event focuses on Common Core

A discussion will follow a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation about Common Core at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.

Flu vaccinations offered Sept. 20 in Dayton

Carson City Health and Human Services will hold a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sutro Elementary School, 190 Dayton Village Parkway in Dayton.

The clinic will take place in conjunction with the food distribution that Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry conducts monthly at the school.

Health and Human Services accepts an assortment of insurance plans; otherwise, the cost is $25, though no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

For more information, including a list of accepted insurance plans, call 775-283-7905.

‘Wedding from Hell’ performance set

Proscenium Players, Inc., will present “The Wedding from Hell,” a murder mystery dinner show sponsored by Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary, on Sept. 27 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion.

Prizes will be awarded to audience members who guess which character is the murderer. There will also be a raffle, and no host wine, beer and soft drinks will be available.

Dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per person and include dinner, dessert, coffee, tea and the show. Attire is dressy casual.

For tickets, go to Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary gift shop in the lobby at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Gloria Seaton at 775-882-8162.

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary is an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides nursing scholarships and raises funds for Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

SolidWorks drafting classes slated at WNC

Western Nevada College Professional Skills Program will offer Beginning SolidWorks, Level 1, solid modeling CAD software this fall at the Carson City campus.

Experienced professional Bill Perez will lead students through the basics of SolidWorks. Classes meet in a lab setting with a workstation available to each student.

Classes will be from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday from Oct. 16 to Dec. 18. The cost is $199. Students are responsible for obtaining the required textbook.

The 3-D drafting application is used in a wide range of industries for engineering design, documentation and simulation. The college plans to offer a Level 2 class during the spring semester.

For more information, go to http://www.campusce.net/wnc, or call 775-445-4427.