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Carson City

Methodist Men’s yard sale, pancake breakfast today

The Methodist Men’s yard sale and pancake breakfast will be from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Musser St.

Boy Scouts to hold rummage sale

Boy Scout Troop no. 145 will be holding its 18th annual rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Seeliger Elementary School’s gym, 2800 S. Saliman Road. Proceeds from the sale go to offset the expenses for the scouts’ summer camp and an August backpacking trip. Local businesses like Wal-Mart, Sears, Empire Ranch and Eagle Valley golf courses and Red’s Old 395 Grill are providing event support, as well as local clubs such as the Kiwanis.

Douglas County

DAWG hosts Cinco de Mayo adoption event

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group will hold a Cinco de Mayo adoption event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Pine Nut Road in Gardnerville. All adoptions include a free spay or neuter and free obedience training. There will also be other free pet gifts available. Mexican snacks and soft drinks will be on hand at no cost in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Call 782-9061 or visit

Lahontan fish hatchery open house is today

The 2007 Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Open House will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Local Boy Scout troop members will serve as guides for 30-minute tours of the hatchery and the High Sierra Fly Casters will offer fly casting demonstrations and training to anglers and future anglers. While visiting the hatchery the public can also register for the Kids’ Fishing Derby. For questions and directions to the hatchery, call Steve at 265-2425.

Washoe County

Police officers to raise money for Special Olympics

The third annual “Cops on Doughnut Shops” fundraiser for Special Olympics Nevada will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday at Krispy Kreme Donut Shop, at the corner of Kietzke Lane and South McCarran Boulevard in Reno. There will be a safety fair on site as well.

Reno Philharmonic youth orchestras concert set today

The Reno Philharmonic’s Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras will be performing a concert at 4 p.m. today at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. This “Spring Showcase” will feature the Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jose Flores, and the Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joel Munc.

The Reno Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will also be performing live with fireworks at 8 p.m. May 12 at the Sierra Summit lifestyle center. Tickets are $5. Call 323.6393 or log onto

Galena Creek fish hatchery celebration Sunday

The grand opening of the newly restored Galena Creek Fish Hatchery will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Galena Creek Regional Park, 18350 Mount Rose Highway. A children’s fishing clinic and the State Historic Marker Dedication will highlight the event. Call 849-2511.

MS Walk at Sparks Marina today

Nearly 600 people will attend the MS Walk to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society from 8:30-11 a.m. today at the Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive. For information on the MS Society, call 329-7108.