Sept. 1 is the entry deadline for the first regional World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, which will be conducted Oct. 16 at the Central Oregon Livestock Auction in Madras, Ore. Three regional winners will be named at each of four contests, and the top eight will be eligible for the 2007 contest, to be June 16 in Springfield, Mo. The entry fee is $100. Contestants must be at least 18 years old and employed by an auction market that will sign a statement confirming status as auctioneer. For information or to request an entry form, call 1 (800) 821-2048 or visit http://www.lmaweb.com.
Visual arts contest applications due by Sept. 11
The Nevada Arts Council is encouraging Nevada visual artists to submit entries for its annual visual arts competition to create the artwork that will be presented to recipients of the 2007 Governor’s Arts Award. The commissioned artist receives $3,500 to create seven original works of art. Of the seven pieces, six will be presented as awards to the Governor’s Arts Award recipients. One will be placed in the Nevada Arts Council’s permanent collection. Works may be in any two- or three-dimensional medium.
Applications are at http://www.nevadaculture.org and are due by Sept. 11.
Osteoporosis screening slated
An osteoporosis bone density screening at Medcare Pharmacy is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the pharmacy, 1851 N. Carson St. The fee is $35. To make an appointment, call 885-8881.
BAC’s ‘Jazz & Beyond’ festival starts Friday
The Brewery Arts Center and the Mile High Jazz Band Association are pairing up for their third annual “Jazz & Beyond” music festival starting Friday and running through Sunday. Admission is free.
For information, visit http://www.breweryarts.org.
‘Sizzlin’ Summer Shopping Spree’ has multitude of vendors
Consultants from Jafra Cosmetics, Tupperware, Home Interiors & Gifts, Cachet Candles, Cookie Lee Jewelry, and Princess House & Canine Creations will be gathered at one place for the “Sizzlin’ Summer Shopping Spree” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4051 Lepire Drive. For information or to RSVP, call 250-8926.
Streets to close for CHS fundraiser
Curry Street, between West William and John streets, will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday for the Carson High School Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction annual fundraiser. Alternate routes of travel are North Carson and Division streets. For information, call 882-7207.
Kids Superhero play in South Tahoe
The Lake Tahoe Writing Club at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday presents the original World War II Kids’ Superhero Radio Play “Capt. Thunder and the Nazis” in the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. This radio play features Capt. Thunder from the town of Harmony Cove who’s on a mission to fight for liberty.
Tickets are $13 and $7 for children 12 and under. Call (530) 541-4975 or (530) 416-0337.
The theatre is three miles northeast of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.