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Carson City

‘Nevada’s Story’ comes to BAC

Soroptimist International of Carson City presents Comedy Night with the Ghost of Mark Twain at 7 p.m. today at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. Tickets are $25.

McAvoy Layne, as the Ghost of Mark Twain and Baron von Remmel, as Twain’s musical sidekick, have teamed up to create a musical comedy panorama about gambling in the Silver State called “Nevada’s Story.” The saga begins with Nevada’s first millionaires and skips comically and musically across the landscape of “America’s Playground.” Bugsy, Harrah, Hughes, Frank and Marilyn, Lake Tahoe and the Cal-Neva Lodge; they’re all included in this entertaining multi-media musical production recounting Nevada’s romance with disrespectability.

Tickets are available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Box Office, 449 West King St., 883-1976. Tickets will also be available at the Carson Horseshoe Club cashier’s booth.

Learn Bob Ross method

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Three non-credit community education classes are being offered at Western Nevada Community College this summer that teach how to paint using the Bob Ross method.

Special Topics: Arts & Crafts, a one-day class that will cover the Bob Ross method of oil painting landscapes, will be offered from noon-4 p.m. today and again on July 21, at the Carson City Campus. Cost is $50 and includes all supplies.

A non-credit college for kids class, Bob Ross Method of Painting, will be available at the WNCC Fallon campus for anyone 12 years and older from noon-4 p.m. July 14. Cost is $40 which includes all supplies. For information call 445-3000 or visit


Hangar Dance tonight

Step back in time to 1945 and spend an evening at a USO Hangar Dance Party from 6-10:30 p.m. tonight at Hutt Aviation Hangar at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

The party will include a barbecue tri-tip and chicken Kiev dinner, music by the Mile High Jazz Band and a silent auction. The band, including 17 instrumentalists and vocalist Sheryl Adams, will play music from the Basie-Ellington era, as well as more contemporary big-band styles.

Tickets are $50 per person at the door and may be purchased at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, by phone at 782-9871 or at the Douglas County Library. Event is a benefit for the Douglas County Library. For ticket information and a complete list of events, see

Exhibit showcases history of mustangs

The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center presents “Mustangs: America’s Living Legends” from 2-8 p.m. today and is open to the public. The exhibit traces aspects of the mustangs’ lives from their history to the hay lift during the winter of 1969-70 and to their adoption today.

This event will feature free admission to the museum from 2-8 p.m. with special guests as well as local and state dignitaries in attendance. There will also be music from the band Exit 22 and a barbecue dinner will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. for $10 per person as well as a no-host bar featuring beer and wine. In addition, Borges Carriage Rides plans to provide rides from the museum around Heritage Park during the afternoon and early evening.

Anyone interested in copies of the photos of the mustangs in the exhibit may purchase them from the museum office. Forms for purchasing photos are available at the exhibit. In addition, a video of the “2006 Curse of the Hanging Tree” will be available for viewing in the downstairs meeting room. For information, call 782-2555.


Mormon Pioneers demonstrate historic way of life

Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park today and see how early pioneers lived and worked.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., members of the Sierra Nevada Mormon Pioneers will demonstrate corn-husk doll making, rope making, leather working, fire starting and period cooking. The living history re-enactment also includes pioneer games.

Cannon and musket firings will occur several times throughout the day. The activities are family oriented and free to the public.

The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. There is a $2 entry fee. Children 12 and under are free. Park visitors can enjoy picnicking, walking in the stockade and viewing the wagon shelter at no charge.