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Carson City

BAC members meet

The Brewery Arts Center will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the BAC Ballroom. Members and guests are invited to come and learn about recent and upcoming activities at the BAC.

Nominations will be considered for two three-year board positions. Call 883-1976.

Dog obedience classes start Tuesday at Fuji

Need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in your canine friend? Guy Yeaman will help you teach your dog to obey commands such as: heel, sit, stay, stand and recall.

The next session begins Tuesday at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the six-week session is $75.

For information or to register for a session contact Guy Yeaman at 265-4530.

Charter school to host open house and barbecue

Educare dei Montessori will have an evening of fun Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 2210 Lone Mountain Drive (behind the Safeway).

There will be face painting, a professional clown and balloon sculptures. For information, contact 882-3011.

Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Shakespeare Festival tickets sold

Guarantee yourself a front row seat to Lake Tahoe’s longest-running cultural tradition, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, by purchasing tickets in advance at http://www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.

For its 35th annual season ending Aug. 19 at Sand Harbor State Park, the lakeside Festival presents its two most frequently requested plays, “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Taming of the Shrew,” along with its first ever contemporary production, “Greater Tuna,” seven nights per week. Visit http://www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or call (800) 74-SHOWS (800-747-4697. Tickets start at $22 for open seating tiers and range in options up to the premier reserved seating section from $67.

Reno

Bookstore to open for Potter’s midnight release

Harry Potter fans take note! Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth St., Reno, will open Saturday at one minute past midnight for the final Potter-book event.

Buy or pick up your copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and be entered into a raffle.

There will be lots of prizes as well as a special prize for the best costume (must be present to win.) Curiously twisted treats will be served.

Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of “Deathly Hallows” will be donated to The Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Sparks

Lyle Lovett Big Band in Sparks for midweek gig

Combining a talent for incisive, witty lyrical detail with an eclectic array of music, Lyle Lovett has captured a wide range of fans.

Lovett and His Large Band appears in a rare midweek performance in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Tuesday.

Lovett and His Large Band plays at 8 p.m., and tickets are $79 at (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or at janugget.com.