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High school juniors throughout Nevada are invited to apply for the American Legion’s Boys’ State program. This summer leadership program allows 150 of the state’s top high school boys to form a mock legislature, judiciary and executive branch as delegates from areas of Nevada. Students in public, private and home schools are encouraged to apply by visiting http://www.nevadaboysstate.org. There is a similar program for young women run by the American Legion Auxiliary called Nevada Girls’ State.

New arts education Web site provides resources

The Nevada Alliance for Arts Education has a new Web site for arts educators, families and the general public’s use and reference. The NAAE, a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, promotes the arts as essential to a quality education for all Nevada students.

The new site, Nevada-aae.org, helps provide Nevada’s educators with resources. It also provides educators and families with an opportunity to share ideas, recognize effective techniques and educators, and support the arts in education through the site’s blog.

Carson City

Educators’ Closet is accepting donations

The Educators’ Closet, 604 W. Musser St., Carson City, is a reuse/recycling program for educators in the Carson City, Douglas and Lyon County school districts. This program accepts items that would otherwise fill up our landfill. These items are made accessible to teachers for free for use in their classroom.

Donation requests from educators include: office supplies, craft items, pencils, markers, crayons, small toys (for prize boxes), chapter books, white boards, stickers, the list is endless. If you are spring cleaning and would like to donate call Kristi Pulizzotto at 283-1513 or e-mail kpulizzotto@Carson.k12.nv.us. The closet is open from 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Lecture on first lady gowns tonight at state museum

Nevada State Museum curator of textiles Jan Loverin will give a presentation on the history of Nevada’s First Lady gowns at 7:30 p.m. today at the Nevada State Museum.

Dawn Gibbons’ inaugural gown by Armani will be on display. Regular admission applies. This presentation is free for members. For information, call 687-4810 ext. 239.

Reno

Audubon Society to host presentation tonight

The Lahontan Audubon Society will be hosting a presentation by NDOW biologist Peter Bradley at 6:30 p.m. today at the South Valleys Library, 15605A Wedge Parkway. For information, call 324-2473.

Free Master Gardener workshop today

There will be a free master gardener workshop with Randy Robison at 6:30 p.m. today at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. This is part of the “Gardening in Nevada” series of free workshops. For information, call 784-4848.