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Picnic is set to focus on Model T Fords

The Silver State Model T Ford Club will hold an old-fashioned picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mills Park.

Admission is free, and non-members are welcome. Attendees are invited to bring a dish.

The club will sponsor “Winterize and Unwinterize Your Model T” workshop Oct. 19 to explain the basics of maintaining and driving a Model T.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 775-849-1335 or send an email to nansdrew@gmail.com.

Tour of historical homes is set in Gardnerville

The Douglas County Historical Society will sponsor a fundraising tour of six historical homes in Gardnerville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Homes on Douglas Avenue and Eddy Street will be open for viewing, including the Arendt Jensen house, the Catholic Church rectory and the original Biaggi and Montrose homes. Participants can park at the Lutheran Church parking lot on Mill Street. Interior photos will not be permitted. Woodett’s Diner, 1492 U.S. Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, will offer ticket holders 10 percent off breakfast or lunch on the day of the tour.

Tickets cost $15 per person for society members and $20 per person for nonmembers and can be purchased by calling 775-782-2555 or at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville or at 1478 Douglas Ave. on the day of the tour. For more information, call Marlena Hellwinkel, 775-721-9599 or Grace Bower at 775-265-6097.

Public forum about renewable energy is set

Sierra Nevada Forums will sponsor Fueling Change: An Emerging Renewable Energy Era at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Carson City Plaza Conference Center, 911 E. Ninth St. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Alan Gertler, director of the Desert Research Institute’s Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center; Jack McGinley, director of regulatory and legislative strategy for NV Energy; Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business development at Ormat Technologies; Marnee Benson, deputy director of Black Rock Solar and David Noble, commissioner at Public Utilities of Nevada. Anne Macquarie, blog editor for Nevadans for Clean Affordable Reliable Energy, will moderate.

Admission is free. For more information, call Judy Welch at 775-721-1731 or Anne Macquarie at 775-882-4898.

Tool is available to shed light on Affordable Care Act

AARP has launched Health Law Answers, an online tool available at http://www.healthlawanswers.org, to provide information about the Affordable Care Act.

The tool offers a customized information based on location, gender, family size, income and insurance status and is available in Spanish at http://www.MiLeyDeSalud.org.

For more information, go to http://www.HealthLawAnswers.org or http://www.aarp.org.

Workshop about free verse poetry is set

Deana Hoover, author of “Poems From an Ordinary Life,” will teach a beginning free verse poetry workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Students will learn how to turn memories, ideas, and imagery into a poem. The cost is $25 per person or $22.50 for BAC members.

For more information or to enroll, go to BreweryArts.org or DeanaHoover.com.

Mystery dinner show is Oct. 5

The Proscenium Players will present “Murder on the Lust Boat” mystery dinner show at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Attire is dressy casual. The cost is $45 per person and includes dinner, dessert, coffee, tea and entertainment. Wine and beer will be available.

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

Football officials are sought for youth games

Youth football officials are sought for the fall Pop Warner and SYFL games. A registration clinic will be held Sept. 3, and a jamboree is set for Aug. 24 in Fallon.

No experience is required, and training will be provided. The SYFL season begins Aug. 31, and the Pop Warner season begins the weekend after Labor Day.

For more information or to volunteer, call Chris Whitbeck at 775-846-0822 or send an email to cwhitbeck@att.net.

‘Biggest Little Gun Show’ is Aug. 31-Sept. 1

The Carson Nugget will host the “Biggest Little Gun Show in the West” from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 30; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 1.

Attendees can buy, sell or trade arms, guns, knives, ammunition and old west and hunting collectables. Loaded and illegal guns will not be permitted. Exhibit tables will be available, and exhibit setup will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 30. Tables must be covered, and covers will not be provided.

Admission is $6 per person. Children 16 years old or younger with accompaniment of a parent and active military and law enforcement will be admitted free.

For show reservations, call Dave Greeley at 775-287-3951.

Kawelmacher to discuss firearms Sept. 4

Vicki Kawelmacher , founder and CEO of the Women’s Safety Academy in Reno, will be the guest speaker at the Douglas County Republican Women’s lunch meeting at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Kawelmacher is an NRA Certified Instructor in firearms training. The cost is $20 for members and their guests with reservations.

For reservations, call 775-636-7713 or 775-790-6419 or send an email to jmoore6914@charter.net before Sept. 1.

‘Shirley Valentine’ performances are set

The Brewery Arts Center will present “Shirley Valentine” at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 8.

Written by Willy Russell and directed by Kristin Moffitt, the comedy explores self-improvement through the story of a middle-aged housewife.

Tickets cost $16 for students and seniors; $18 general admission and $20 at the door. For more information, call 775-883-1976 or go to http://www.accesscarsoncity.org/.

Carson Tahoe to host 5K run, jog or walk Sept. 14

Carson Tahoe Health and Silver Oak Golf Course will sponsor a 5K run, jog or walk from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Check-in and registration will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, 1535 Medical Parkway.

The cost is $25 per person online and $35 per person at the event.

For more information, call 775-445-5161 or go to http://www.carsontahoe.com/5K.

‘Stroke to Help’ benefit golf tournament is set

Soroptimist International of Carson City, American Society of Civil Engineers, Carson Tahoe Health and Tahoe Carson Radiology will host the 12th annual Stroke to Help golf tournament to support breast cancer treatment at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive. Check-in will be at 8 a.m.

The cost is $85 per person and includes breakfast, greens fees, golf carts and lunch. There will be raffle prizes, games and contests.

To register or for more information about the tournament or available sponsorship opportunities, call Dixie Busch at 775-882-3051 or Pat Riggs at 775-885-7784 or go to http://www.sicarsoncity.org.