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staff reports

Today

— Fashion and Finance seminar and fashion luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Pi-on Plaza. Hosted by Phillip Leathers with a guest speaker. Includes gift and door prize. Call 883-1444.

— National Arbor Day, hosted by Carson City Shade Tree Council, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Mills Park. Call 887-2115 , ext. 1003, or Jean at 887-2334.

— “Evening at the Mansion” at 7 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets $15 in advance; open to all women. Call 883-3355.

— St. Teresa of Avila Ladies’ Guild Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church’s Parish Hall, 3000 N. Lompa Lane. Call 882-1968.

— Proscenium Player’s “Emma’s Child,” 8 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

— Vintage clothing display at the Roberts House Museum and a series of teas weekends through May 13. The museum, at 1207 N. Carson St., is open from 1-3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Anyone who would like to attend a tea can call 887-8865. For information call 887-2174.

Saturday

— Carson City Walk America joins in with Walk America Day at the Capitol grounds, registration at 8 a.m. Also by inmates at the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City; Silver Springs Conservation Camp at 10 a.m.

— Car Wash for Advocates to End Domestic Violence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safeway Store parking lot. Food and drink available. Donations accepted. Call 882-2560.

— “Wide-Open,” a motorcycle racing and jumping festival, corner of Goni Road and College Parkway. Gates open at 2 p.m., events start at 4 p.m. Tickets $10 adults (12-older); $5 for ages 3-11, under 3 free ($2 less in advance). Tickets, information, call 885-1598 or visit http://www.killerbz.com.

— Spring/Summer Fashion Preview and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Carson Nugget. Cost $15 per person. Call 883-1469 or 841-2669.

— Carson City Symphony’s Spring Potpourri concert with guest conductor F. Robert Weirauch at 7:30 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

— Western Nevada Community College’s seventh annual Multicultural Festival at Sarah Winnemucca Hall.

— Carson Advocates for Cancer Care is selling tickets to win a new Toyota Echo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement Center. Call 883-7477.

— Young Adult Writing Workshops and contest, 1-4 p.m. at the Carson City Library, hosted by New Writers of the Purple Sage. Call Richard at 450-7191.

— Blue’s Bash at 8 p.m. at Genoa Bar, featuring live music by Deja Blues. Call 782-3870.

— Battle of the Bands competition for teens ages 12-19, from 5-10:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville; hosted by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department. Call 782-9828.

— Celebrate the Carson River Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John Fremont picnic area at Fort Churchill State Park. Bring a picnic, stay all day. Call (775) 577-2631.

— CD release party for “You Are Not Alone,” 6-8 p.m. at Esoteric Coffee Shop, 135 N. Sierra St., Reno. Features live music by CeCe Gable, autographing and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. Call 337-8344 or 322-8999.

Sunday

— Harmonica player Tommy Morgan 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center.

— Carson City Symphony performs at 4 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., conducted by F. Robert Weirauch. Call 883-4154.

— Meet the Author book signing showcases local authors, 2-4 p.m. at Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Call 782-2555.