Northern Nevada Briefly
Nevada State Museum offers a variety of exhibits
– Slot Machines: The Fey Collection, in the South Changing Gallery, held over by popular demand. Call 687-4810, ext. 239 or 245.
– The Art of Nature, through August 2009 at the Nevada State Museum in the Upper Middle Gallery. Photographs, sketches and paintings of wildlife by Sharon K. Shafer. The exhibit also includes natural history specimens from the museum’s collections. Call 687-4810, ext. 236.
– Selections from the Collections, Middle Changing Gallery. For information, call 687-4810, ext. 240.
All exhibits are open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St.
‘Chemical Acts’ presented at library
Lyon County Central Branch Library hosts “Chemical Acts”, 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 20 Nevin Way, Yerington. “Chemical Acts” is a program presented by Sgt. Parsons of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office tailored to teens and their parents that provides descriptions of specific drugs, how the drugs affect the body, and indications of substance abuse. A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) simulator will be used in the program for participants. iTune door prizes, refreshments, and other prizes will be available for those attending. Call 463-6645.
NARFE to meet
National Association of Retired Federal Employees Min-Gard Chapter 2167 will meet 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. All active and retired federal employees are invited. For information, call 782-4115.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).