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Carson City

Street closures for Nevada Day Parade

Carson Street (Highway 395) will be closed at 8 a.m. Saturday from Winnie Lane on the north to Fairview Drive on the south for the Nevada Day Parade. William Street (Highway 50) will be closed from Roop to Curry streets.

Through traffic is encouraged to use Edmonds Drive and College Parkway to avoid parade traffic.

Free child development screening for Carson City children

Children ages birth to 5 years old who are not able to talk or perform tasks like other children their age may have special needs. Carson City residents may bring their children for a free child development screening from 4-7 p.m. today at the Early Childhood Center, 710 W. Fourth St.

An interpreter will be available. Call 283-2353.

Roberts House to hold teas benefitting museum

There will be teas to benefit the Roberts House Museum on the following dates, times, and for the following prices: Nov. 12 at noon for $15 and Dec. 3 at noon for $18. Space is limited and early registration is requested four days prior to the tea. Call 887-8865.

Toastmasters to hold open house Thursday

The Carson Communicators Toastmasters are holding a demonstration meeting and open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. Cost is free and includes appetizers and soft drinks. Call 267-2582 or 720-1918.

Preservation coalition to hold tour of east Carson

An east side tour of Carson City will be given by the Carson City Preservation Coalition at 9 a.m. Friday. Participants should meet at the Capital grounds. Cost is $5 and includes the booklet “Charles W. Friend, East-Side Tour of Carson City.” The walk is approximately two and a half hours long. Call 267-2557.

Douglas County

Zephyr Cove library to hold story time

Douglas County Public Library at Zephyr Cove’s afternoon of spooky Halloween stories for children 4 and up is 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Stories will be read aloud from “Making Friends with Frankenstein: A book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures,” and “The Spook Matinee: And Other Scary Poems for Kids.” Children may dress up in Halloween costumes. Call 588-6411.

Artists’ reception at WNCC Douglas campus

A reception for artists whose art is currently on exhibit at the Douglas County campus of Western Nevada Community College will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1680 Bently Parkway in Minden. The art will be on display until Monday.

Reno

2006 food drive kicks off Wednesday

The University of Nevada, Reno cheerleaders, local businesses and community leaders, will kick off the Holiday Food Drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada at 11:30 a.m. today at Red’s Little Waldorf Saloon, 1661 N. Virginia St. in Reno.

This year’s goal is to raise 250,000 pounds of food this holiday season. Call 331-3663.

Former Baseball player Eisenreich to speak at UNR today

Former Major League Baseball player Jim Eisenreich will be speaking at the Hall of Fame at noon today at Legacy Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Call 784-6900 ext. 244.