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Booth space still available for upcoming events

Two Northern Nevada events are seeking craft booths. The Lyon County Fly-In and Air Fest, held May 20-21 at the Silver Springs Airport in Silver Springs and the Carson City Rendezvous, held June 9-11 at Mills Park, is still accepting reservations for craft and vendor booths.

Booths cost $100 for crafts and $50 for nonprofit groups for the fly-In, which has about 5,000 attendees. Booths for the rendezvous are $225 and has around 30,000 attendees.

The rendezvous also has openings for American Indian and period traders at a lower cost.

Applications for both events are available online at http://www.eventsnevada.com. Those with no Web access should call 887-1294.

Carson City

Nevada State Museum celebrates National Coin Week

In celebration of National Coin Week, from Sunday-Saturday, the Nevada State Museum will be operating the Historic Coin Press No. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Part of the day will be spent minting the “Spirit of the West” medallion.

For information, call 687-8323 or visit http://www.nevadaculture.org.

Nevada Arts Council hosts ‘Miniature Worlds’ exhibit

The Nevada Arts Council will be hosting “Miniature Worlds: Memories and Myth,” an exhibit of silver gelatin print photographs at their Carson City office through June 9, as part of the Office eXhibition Series (OSX).

For information, call 687-6680 or visit http://www.nevadaculture.org.

Douglas County

Business Showcase trade show to be larger this year

More than 75 area businesses will be on hand for the Sixth annual Business Showcase presented by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority and the Greater Nevada Credit Union from 3-7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

For a complete list of sponsors, or for information, call 782-8144 or visit http://www.carsonvalleynv.org.

Reno

Boomtown hosting concealed weapons courses

Boomtown Hotel and Casino in Reno will be this year’s location for the Nevada Concealed Weapon certification courses.

These courses offer safety tips and certifications, valid in nearly 30 states. This month’s classes will be Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30. Upon completion students are prepared to apply for a concealed weapons permit through Washoe County.

Courses include a two-night Boomtown stay Friday and Saturday, two days of four-hour instruction and license application paperwork, for $199 plus tax. Courses alone are just $149.

For an additional $75, a Utah mail-in certification is available, giving non-Utah residents the right to carry concealed weapons in nearly 30 states. You must be at least 21 years old.

For information or reservations call 1 (800) 496-1034, or log on to http://www.boomtownreno.com.

Professor to give lecture on women in the face of disaster

Professor Elaine Enarson will be giving a lecture on women’s disaster experiences during Hurricane Katrina at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harry Reid Engineering Lab first-floor conference room at the University of Nevada, Reno.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. Call 784-1560.

Fashion fair scheduled for scholarship fund

The Ebony Fashion Fair, a benefit show sponsored by the Reno/Sparks Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club for a scholarship fund, will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Circus-Circus Hotel Casino in Reno.

Tickets are $30 general admission, and $15 for students. Ticket prices include a one-year subscription to Ebony or Jet magazine.

For information or for tickets, call 786-1121 or 329-1900.