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BAC hosts dance and acrobatics recital

“Exhilaration!” is this year’s recital/revival for Positive Energy, acrobatics and dance studio.

The performance will be 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Brewery Arts Center, Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children ages 5-12 and seniors 65+, children under 5 are free.

Toastmasters group teaches leadership

Leadership cannot be learned in a day. It takes practice.

In Toastmasters, members build leadership skills by organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others to help them. Club leadership roles and a leadership development program also offer opportunities to learn and practice. Just as Toastmasters members learn to speak simply by speaking, they learn leadership by leading.

The public is welcome to drop in at a meeting and see for themselves how effective Toastmasters can be.

Capital Nevada Toastmasters meet at noon every Tuesday at B’Sghetti’s Restaurant on South Carson Street.

For information, e-mail Ron Kendall at or call 883-0906.

Yard sale to benefit Carson Advocates for Cancer Care

Carson Advocates for Cancer Care is holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26 at the Evergreen Center parking lot, 1802 N. Carson St.

Donations are currently being accepted: Books, furniture, household items and collectibles are being sought. No clothing or large appliances, please. All donations are tax deductible.

For information call Pat, 885-4281 or 445-7506.

Horsemanship classes open in June

Maplewood Stables has announced that early registration is open for their Horsemanship Summer Camp in Pleasant Valley, just south of Reno.

Geared to children from 8 to 17 years of age, the summer camp teaches safety skills, horsemanship, and correct, balanced riding.

“The Horsemanship Summer Camp will cover grooming, parts of the horse, tack care, and riding,” said Kate Kiefer, Maplewood’s director of the riding school and camp instructor.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and signups are open for the following weeks: June 25Ð29; July 9Ð13; July 23Ð27; Aug. 6Ð10 Aug. 20Ð24.

Cost for the camp is $650 for all supplies and instruction. See or call 849-1849.


Master Gardener Faire in Reno today

If you’re getting ready to plant your garden or spruce up your landscape, you won’t want to miss the Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza, 7:30 -11 a.m. Saturday at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Cliff Fouts Demonstration Garden, 5305 Mill St., Reno.

There will be more than 3,000 “Master Gardener-grown” plants for sale, including hard-to-find items, such as heirloom tomatoes. Master Gardeners have been hard at work, growing a large variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, vines, grapes and shrubs for this annual fundraising event.

Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer gardening questions. All plant sales will benefit the Master Gardener program and its community projects here in Northern Nevada.

For more gardening information, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Carson City, 887-2252; or in Gardnerville, 782-9960. You can also e-mail questions to


Guitarist Bonamassa at Sparks Nugget

Known for his raw, gritty voice and technically accomplished playing, blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is considered by some among the best of his generation.

The 30-year-old Los Angeles-based six-string player performs on Thursday only in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

Guitar One Magazine once said Bonamassa just might be the best guitarist of his generation. His style is similar to blues-rockers Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang.

Bonamassa plays with his band at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or by visiting