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Carson City

‘Defending the Caveman’ returns

The Brewery Arts Center returns “Defending the Cavemen” in the Performance Hall on May 2 -3. The show has been a sellout in past appearances.

The performances are May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 3 at 5 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $32 reserved seating with a $3 discount for BAC members, seniors and students. Tickets are available at 883.-1976, at http://www.breweryarts.org or at the BAC box office at 449 W. King St., Carson City, NV. The performance hall is at 511 W. King St.

Cow plop fundraiser hitting Fremont

Fremont Elementary School hosts its annual Cow Plop Fundraiser supporting students and teachers from 9 a.m.-noon, Friday at 1511 Firebox Road.

Purchase a square for only $5. If the cow “plops” on your square you could win a $750 Visa Gift Certificate. A random drawing will provide a $250 Visa gift card to a winner.

For information, call 283-1229.

Screenwriter contest begins

The 21st year of the Nevada Film Office’s Screenwriting Competition will be auspicious because of advantageous changes made to the scoring, judging and compensation elements of the contest, officials report.

The submission period for this international competition is May 1-Aug. 1. Only unsold standard industry format feature length scripts will be accepted.

The content must not be pornographic and 75 percent of locations in the script must be filmable in Nevada. Writers may enter multiple scripts with an entry fee of $15 for residents and $30 for nonresidents.

The winners received a script consultation with author and screenwriter Dan Decker. Once the writers revise their scripts, the Nevada Film Office will send copies to production companies and actors’ agents.

For details visit http://www.nevadafilm.com or contact Sarah Bontrager at the Nevada Film Office at (702) 486-2713.

Douglas County

Animal rescue set for Saturday

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation holds Cat and Kitten Adoption 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at PetCo, 911 Topsy Lane. All ages of cats, spayed/neutered, most vaccinated, some microchipped. Reasonable adoption fees. Call 267-2826.

Reno

Brüka to stage ‘Two Small Bodies’

Brüka Theatre presents “Two Small Bodies” by Neal Bell. The story revolves around two missing children and the investigation into their disappearance that becomes a cat-and-mouse game between their potentially neglectful mother and the cynical and suspicious detective in charge of the case.

“Two Small Bodies” plays April 24, 25, and 26 at 8 p.m. in sub-Brüka. Doors open a half hour before curtain time. All tickets are $20 in advance. $25 at the door. For mature audiences only.

Brüka Theatre is at 99 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Call 323-3221 or see http://www.bruka.org.