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Carson City

Calendar Girls to sign copies Saturday

There will be a calendar signing evening to introduce the “Carson Calendar Girls” at the Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth St. 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30, which includes an advance copy of the calendar, wine, appetizers and a chance to have the photos autographed by the Carson Calendar Girls.

The first fundraising event for the Danielle Conway Foundation is the creation of a 2008 calendar.

Contact Pat Josten (Ms. October) at 887-0438. The calendars will officially go on sale Sept. 1 for $20 each at local businesses or at

WNC offers class in physical theater

Linda Posner, an actress, singer, and dancer who has been nominated for two Tony Awards, will present a master class in physical theatre 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at Western Nevada College’s Sarah Winnemucca Hall. It is open to anyone interested in musical theatre. The cost is $30.

The noncredit workshop will focus on expressing emotions with movement, sound and dialogue; improvisation; memorization ideas; audition tips; and scene creation. Students will actively participate in several instruction segments that will help dancers explore acting and actors explore movement. Call 445-4249.

Coin show begins Saturday at museum

The Nevada State Museum will host the 2007 Carson City Mint Coin Show from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Of the 30 dealers participating in this year’s show, nearly all have donated one or more prizes for the raffle. The Grand Prize is a framed photograph of the Historic Carson City Mint with an 1875 CC Trade Dollar in a custom Nevada-shaped holder, and an 1883 CC uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar in GSA holder. The total value of the prize with framing is more than $1,450.

Admission to the coin show is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for members and persons under 18; fee includes the coin show and all museum exhibits. Contact Deborah Stevenson at 687-4810 ext. 237.

Triple Threat theater workshop features ‘Cats,’ ‘Hairspray’

Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents the “Triple Threat” a workshop of techniques geared to students ages 7 and up who have their sights set on the Broadway stage.

There will be two workshops Saturday. The first, from 10 a.m.-noon, is for students with beginning level experience who will learn dance and vocal numbers from the Broadway musical “Cats.”

The second workshop, 1-3 p.m., is for intermediate students who have some previous dance training. Students here will learn the original Broadway choreography and songs from “Hairspray.” All students will leave with a CD of their performance songs. The cost of the workshop is $30.

Workshops will be at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. To sign up, contact 887-0438 or e-mail

Mount Rose

Teen driving program offered Saturday

The Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program will teach teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Class will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, 22222 Mt. Rose Highway

Unlike traditional novice driver education programs based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations. The Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club of America is hosting this school.

The Tire Rack Street Survival program is open to permitted and licensed drivers ages 16-21. The cost is $60 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Registration forms can be found online at