Community briefs |

Community briefs

Carson City

Dog obedience classes offered at Fuji Park

Instructor Guy Yeaman will be holding dog obedience classes starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes are in the Fuji Park Exhibit Hall every Tuesday.

Cost for this six-week session is $75, and dogs will learn to obey commands such as heel, sit, stay, stand and recall. For information or to register, call 265-4530.

Douglas County

AARP driving course slated in Indian Hills

There will be an AARP Driver Safety Course at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Indian Hills General Improvement District Board Room, 3394 James Lee Park Road in Indian Hills.

Pre-registration is required. The fee for this class is $10, due at the beginning of the class, and covers materials.

Those who complete this course may be eligible for a discount on automobile insurance. For information, call 783-4388.

To register, call 267-2805. This class is sponsored by the Indian Hills General Improvement District.

Yoga for Seniors expanding to two days a week

Douglas County Senior Services is expanding its Yoga for Seniors class to two days a week, from 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville. This class is offered free for anyone 60 years of age or older. Call 783-6455.


Art show opens today at college

FALLON – Western Nevada Community College welcomes “Remnants,” a Rhonda L. Wilson photographic exhibition featuring timeworn leftovers of pioneers who carved out lives in the Great Basin. The exhibit will hang in Virgil Getto Hall at WNCC Fallon Monday Aug. 28 through Friday Sept. 22.

Wilson’s journey took her to mining towns, ghost towns, ranches and homesteads in various states of existence, from the Eastern Sierra mountains of California and Nevada, to large parts of Utah, Oregon, and Idaho. “It led me to the lonely back roads of this mountainous and extreme high desert looking for leftover evidence of the hardworking people who tried to tame the land,” she said.

Wilson is a photographer residing in Reno. An artist’s reception in the gallery will be Thursday Sept. 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Virginia City

Labor Day parade salutes firefighters

Virginia City’s annual Labor Day parade will be a salute to firefighters, with Storey County Fire Fighters Local 4227 as grand marshals and all area paid and volunteer firefighters invited to take part.

Equestrians, marchers, floats and antique cars will also be part of the parade.

The parade will begin at noon Monday, Sept. 4, down C Street. Entries will line up at the Fourth Ward School on the south end of C Street at 11:30. Late entries are welcome. Call 847-0311.

Lake Tahoe

Underwater treasure hunt today

Several organizations will be pairing up at 9:15 a.m. Monday for the ninth annual Underwater Treasure Hunt at Sand Harbor State Park at Lake Tahoe.

Registration is $25 and includes participation in the dive and a barbecue lunch. This fee does not include the park entrance fee.

For information or entry forms, call 874-3483.

Labor Day Cruises for fireworks show

The Tahoe Queen departs from Ski Run Marina at 6:30 p.m. and the M.S. Dixie II departs from Zephyr Cove Marina at 7 p.m. on the eve of Labor Day for the traditional Lake Tahoe fireworks show.

Ticket prices are $89 for adults and $31 for kids under the age of 11; both include dinners. To order tickets, call (800) 23-TAHOE.

Washoe County

Caregiver classes offered in Washoe

The Nevada Caregiver Support Center has scheduled a series of workshops for which CEU’s or Certificates of Attendance are available. Associated employees, volunteers, or clients can attend classes in the Reno-Sparks area. Workshops are free for professionals and for family caregivers. Certificates of Attendance are also free of charge; however, we charge a $10 fee for CEU’s. For information visit:

Children’s choir seeking young vocalists

There will be two choirs for children starting this fall. The Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir is looking for children grades three-five and grades six-nine to fill two choirs this year.

Rehearsals and performances emphasize teaching and vocal production techniques. Auditions will be Wednesday at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1070 Plumb Lane in Reno.

Rehearsals will be 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays at St. John’s. For information or to schedule an audition, e-mail