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Carson City

Lecture discusses ‘talking machine’

The Carson City Historical Society will host “Reflections of Carson City” with Rich McGregor at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. This lecture will discuss the development and evolutionary history of Thomas Edison’s favorite invention, the phonograph.

Douglas County

Dojo blessing today

High Desert Martial Arts invites the community to its Dojo blessing at 11 a.m. today at 1434 B Industrial Way in Gardnerville. Call 265-1390.

Min-Gard NARFE annual picnic is Tuesday at Lampe

The annual Min-Gard NARFE picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lampe Park in Douglas County. Participants are asked to bring utensils and a dessert or salad to share. Call 265-9500.

‘Taste of Gardnerville’ tickets on sale now

The Douglas County historical Society will be hosting its annual fundraising event, Taste of Gardnerville at 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Tickets for $20 each are now on sale at the at the Carson Valley Museum and at Nelson’s Restaurant in Gardnerville.

For a fine, entertaining evening full of varying taste treats and music, as well as the fun of meeting neighbors and friends, buy your tickets now for the Taste of Gardnerville.

Lyon County

Antiques needed for Buckland Station restoration

Buckland Station’s interior restoration has begun and will be open to the public when completed. Four rooms will be set up as “period rooms” using antique furnishings. Fort Churchill is asking the public’s help in acquiring antique furniture dating from 1880-1900 to use in the display rooms. Antique sofas, chairs, tables, lamps, dressers, and other furnishings are being accepted as donations and loans. Period rooms will represent parlor, guest sitting room, dining room and bedroom. For information or to donate, call (775) 577-2345.

Reno

‘Water Wise’ to help Nevadans learn about watersheds

To help Northern Nevadans learn more about protecting their water and watersheds, local agencies are teaming up with KRNV News 4 to launch “Water Wise,” an on-air and online environmental newscast. There will be on-air quizzes and information from News 4’s Weather Plus Team as well as up-to-date local watershed information available at http://krnv.iewatershed.com. The unveiling for Water Wise will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Prospectors Club at Harrah’s Reno. Call 784-4848.

‘Rainbow Walk’ at Rancho San Rafael

Children aged 3 to 6 can enjoy a ranger-led search for all of the colors in the rainbow at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and create a rainbow craft of their own during a free Touching Nature program at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Participants should meet in front of the Ranger’s Office. Call 785-4512.