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Carson City

WNC announces auditions for ‘Story Theatre’

Western Nevada College invites open auditions for “Story Theatre,” a fractured fairy tale, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s Aspen Building, room 207.

“Story Theatre,” a compilation of five fairy tales that will require a large cast with several featured roles, will play Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Sarah Winnemucca Hall on the Carson City campus. Karen Chandler will direct.

Auditions will consist of cold readings. Since the production is intended to train actors, everyone who auditions will be accepted into the show and must register for the appropriate theater course to participate.

For more information, call 445-4249.

Grief support available in group

The Grief Support Group at the First Baptist Church will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This group is for anyone who has lost a loved one. The group is a 13-week series that consists of a 30 minute video with professionals, counselors and well-known personalities followed by a group discussion. For information call the church at 882-1851 or visit the Website at http://www.ccfbc.org.

Virginia City

Camel races hit the track Thursday

Camels, ostriches and emus will be racing in Virginia City as the historic mining town presents the International Camel Races Thursday through Sunday. General admission is $10, VIP tickets are $35; Family Pack is $25; Junior, Senior, Military is $8. The fun begins 6 p.m. Thursday at the Union Brewery Saloon at 73 North C St. in Virginia City. Come meet the brave souls who race the camels. For details, call 847-4386.

Douglas County

Learn about your genealogy

The fall meeting for the Carson Valley Genealogy Association will be l:00 p.m. Thursday at the Minden Library on Library Avenue in Minden.

Floyd Dunn, descendant of ancestor Jim Dunn will present his research on the family from the 1600s in Connecticut. Those who do not have this surname in their lineage can learn from the method of research that he has used in getting these records.

For details, contact 783-0626.

Library storytime returns Wednesday

The Douglas County Public Library’s Wednesday Storytime returns to the castle at the Minden branch at 9:30 a.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited to attend. The program includes stories, poems, and crafts. For details visit douglas.lib.nv.us or call 782-9841.

Incline Village

Toccata plans final season concert

The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area – TOCCATA – will close its 2007 SummerFest with three concert presentations dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

Toccata artistic director James Rawie will conduct Mozart’s “Requiem” Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village. Also on the program will be Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, and Händel’s Concerto for Organ and Strings. The 9/11 Memorial Concert will be repeated on Sept. 9 at 7:30 pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe.

There is no admission charge for these first two concerts, but a suggested donation of $20 per person is requested. Toccata is sponsored by the Carol F. Buck Foundation, Lahonton Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Nevada Arts Council.

The final presentation of the 9/11 Memorial Concert is Tuesday Sept.11 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno. Tickets are $8 to $35 at the door. Seniors are half-price and students under 16 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

See http://www.toccatatahoe.com or call 267-1720.