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Artists invited to enter Minden show

The Carson Valley Art Association, is calling for artists from Nevada and adjoining California counties to enter its Carson Valley Days Show at the C.V.I.C Hall at Esmeralda and 4th streets in Minden.

The show is Friday, June 13, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday June 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A reception to meet the artists will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Entries will be accepted at the CVIC Hall on Thursday, June 12 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

This is not a judged show, but a Peoples Choice Ribbon will be awarded. Contact the East Fork Gallery at 782-7629.

Stewart Father’s Day powwow on June 13-15

The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow will take place June 13-15. This traditional event featuring competition dancing, Stewart School alumni recognition, arts and crafts, Indian tacos, special events and exhibits.

The free event is open to the public. The festivities kicks off on June 13 from 7-11 p.m. On Saturday it is 1-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Stewart School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The event is designed to generate support and funding to establish the Stewart Indian Cultural Center that will preserve the history and memorabilia of the school, which closed in 1980 after 90 years of providing education and vocational skills to American Indian youth from Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Stewart School is located at 5366 Snyder Ave. in Carson City. For information, call 775-687-8333.

Railroads of Lake Tahoe featured at museum

Frank Ackerman, Curator of Education for the Nevada State Railroad Museum, will present a program on the logging and tourist railroads of the Lake Tahoe Basin on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

“Logging and Tourism: Railroads of the Lake Tahoe Basin, 1874Ð1943” focuses on Lake Tahoe’s railroad era, which began with surveying for the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company’s narrow-gauge track between Glenbrook and Spooner Summit, and ended with abandonment of the railroad between Truckee and Tahoe City by the Southern Pacific.

Two companies operated some 40 miles of logging railroads in the basin until 1898. These railroads, the lake itself, flumes on the east slope of the Carson Range and the Virginia & Truckee Railway comprised the transportation network that supplied the Comstock with firewood, lumber and mine timbers.

“For four decades, the trains of the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company and the Southern Pacific Railroad brought visitors to the lake. It was the way to travel: especially after the Southern Pacific instituted overnight Pullman service between Oakland Pier and Tahoe City,” Ackerman says.

Ackerman has served as the Curator of Education for the Nevada State Railroad Museum since 2005. Previously he served in the National Park Service at Dinosaur National Monument, Death Valley, Voyageurs National Park and Cape Cod National Seashore where he was the Chief of Interpretation & Cultural Resource Management. He graduated from the University of Illinois and completed a Master’s degree at Colorado State University.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of South Carson Street and Fairview Drive. For more information, please contact John Frink at (775) 687-6953.

Hope Jam ’08 to benefit Nevada Cancer Institute

Hope Jam ’08 special event comes to Reno on Saturday, June 14 at the all-new Reno Ballroom from 5:30-10 p.m. The Honorable Mayor Bob Cashell and former Harrah’s President and current Board of Director for NVCI, Phil Satre, will be the Masters of Ceremonies.

Michael Cavanaugh, the Broadway balladeer who has played the piano man in Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out, takes center stage with his Grammy and Tony Award-winning performances. His charismatic style of singing the pop classics is indeed a New York night for all to enjoy.

The annual Hope Jam event is Nevada Cancer Institute’s major northern Nevada fundraiser for the year. Designated by the state legislature as the official cancer institute of the State of Nevada, NVCI has statewide offices committed to offering the residents of Nevada the most current and advanced cancer treatments available.

In 2007, the Carano family hosted Vine for Life, a benefit that raised grant money for NVCI education and outreach center in northern Nevada. Through this grant, Washoe County, as of April of 2008 has reported a 62-percent increase of Hispanic women receiving mammograms.

For more information on this upcoming event, please call 866-621-NVCI or (702) 821-0012.