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Carson City

Streets closed for CMNN carnival

Ann and Plaza streets, north and east of the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for the museum’s annual carnival. Alternate routes of travel are Washington and North Carson streets.

Artists, musicians at Greenhouse Garden Center today

The public is invited to view the art of Northern Nevada Artists and hear the musicians today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Greenhouse Garden Center at 2450 South Curry St.

DAWG holding ‘Hot August’ dog adoptions at Petco

DAWG will be holding dog adoptions from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. today at Petco. Choose your “hot” dog to cruise with you in your car or truck for a great future. Come to Petco, Highway 395 and Topsy Lane where DAWG members will help choose a dog for your lifestyle.

‘Taste’ raising money for Alzheimer’s today

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a “Taste to Remember” Memory Walk from 6 -8 p.m. today in the garden of the Governor’s Mansion. The event includes Wine tasting, light hor d’oeuvres, classical music, silent auction of original works of art, golf packages and many more exciting items will be offered. Tickets are $30 at the gate. Contact 883-0703 to purchase tickets.

Kruzers, Nugget celebrate end of summer tonight

The Karson Kruzers and the Carson Nugget are holding an end of summer street dance and show-n-shine from 7-11 p.m. tonight. The dance and show-n-shine will be in the west Nugget parking lot. The mini-car show will be from 7-9 p.m. For information contact 883-0927.

Minden

Tractor show revs up for its 12th year

The 12th annual Antique Tractor Show takes place today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is located at Stephanie Way and Heybourne Road north of Minden. Look for the signs on U.S. Highway 395 between Carson City and Minden. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free.

State offers free night sky viewing

The Nevada State Parks is inviting the public to view the evening sky through telescopes tonight at the Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Dangberg Historic Home Ranch is located in Minden on State Route 88, approximately one mile south of Douglas High School.

Washoe Lake

Dutch oven cooking explained

Experience preparing, cooking, and sampling food like potatoes, desserts, main entrees and bread made in a Dutch oven. The program is sponsored by the Nevada Division of State Parks at Washoe Lake State Park from 5-8 p.m. today. The program is free but there is a $4 per car entry fee to the park. Meet in the main group area. For information and to reserve space call 687-4319.

Reno

Salton Sea subject of photo show

The troubled history of California’s Salton Sea is on exhibit in “Salt Dreams: Reflections from the Downstream West” opening today at the Nevada Museum of Art. “Salt Dreams” examines the complex environmental history of the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California. Admission is free for NMA members; $10 adults, $8 students/seniors. Visit http://www.nevadaart.org or call 329-3333.

Sparks

Hicks playing at the nugget

Music fans know Dan Hicks takes them on a aural journey every time he takes the stage. Catch Hicks and his band Hot Licks today at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. Tickets are $20 at (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or at janugget.com.

lake Tahoe

India.Arie plays MontBleu

India.Arie, will blend classic soul and modern hip-hop-style at the MontBleu Resort Casino at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55 plus tax at (800) 658-3353, visiting all Ticketmaster outlets.

Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz and Funk take center stage

See Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Porter, Batiste & Stoltz and lots more perform live at the Village at Squaw Valley for the Sixth annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Enjoy live music all weekend and sample from 30 unique and well-known breweries. Beer tickets will be on sale for $10 and includes a commemorative mug with two beers of choice.