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The Carson City Library Foundation is seeking crafters to participate in Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 7 at the Pony Express Pavilion.

For information, call Judie, 883-2834, or the Carson City Library.

Carson City

Items sought for ‘Really Big Yard Sale’ on June 23

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is hosting its annual Really Big Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

Donations of items for the sale are welcome at the museum, 813 N. Carson St., any time between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. between now and June 22. No clothing or large appliances.

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For information cal 884-2226. Special accommodations can be made for pickup by museum volunteers if needed.

CHS band offering ‘Sounds of Summer’

The Carson High School Blue Thunder Marching Band will offer “Sounds of Summer” band program, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and June 21, 23 in the CHS Band Room. The program offers one-on-one tutoring, marching, mentoring, music, lunch and a T-shirt for $30. The program is available to any band student entering fifth through eighth grades in the fall.

Contact Lisa Holland, 884-3755 or e-mail

Weather spotters needed by weather service

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Reno will be hosting a weather spotter class. Weather spotters serve as the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service. Even with the extensive tools of modern technology such as Doppler radar, satellites, web cameras, and surface observations, there are still wide gaps in information in what is actually happening on the ground. Your reports directly help in saving life and property.

The class is from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Carson City Fire Department No. 2 Training Room, 2350 College Parkway.

The class will cover topics including how to identify severe thunderstorm and tornado signatures, how to measure snowfall, and what to report when it comes to windstorms, winter storms, and flooding.

For information, visit or e-mail

Journey of Hope arrives Thursday in Carson City

Journey of Hope team “Kids on the Block” puppet show 11 a.m. Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, 673 S. Stewart St. and 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813. N. Carson St.

The show by members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, who are on a 4,000-mile ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., teaches children on the abilities of people with disabilities.

The Journey of Hope consists of three team cycling 12,000 miles this summer to raise money for people with disabilities. For information, visit online at or call (704) 504-2400.

Basketmakers demonstrations at museum

In conjunction with the exhibit, “Interwoven 2007,” the Great Basin Basketmakers will offer a series of demonstrations at the Nevada State Museum from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. Basketmakers Cheryln Bennett and Molly Gardner of Reno will share their expertise in a presentation entitled Weaving on Gourds.

For information, call 687-4810.

Douglas County

Republican Central Committee meets Thursday

Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Judicial Offices on Buckeye Road, second floor, Minden.

For information, contact Valley Vice Chairwoman Susan Wittig, 265-4908, or acting Lake Vice Chairwoman Barbara Nelson, 588-5348.


Concert in the park set for Saturday

The City of Fallon and the Churchill Arts Council will present a free in-the-park concert with The Pine Leaf Boys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Oats Park, in front of the Oats Park Art Center, Fallon.

For information, call the arts council at (775) 423-1440.

Lake Tahoe

Band Hot Buttered Rum plays at Lake Tahoe

The multiformat band Hot Buttered Rum plays 9 p.m. today at Whiskey Dicks Saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. This is an adult show.

Tickets are $15 in advance tickets at . Tickets are $20 door.Crafters can sign up now for library’s Oktoberfest

The Carson City Library Foundation is seeking crafters to participate in Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 7 at the Pony Express Pavilion.

For information, call Judie, 883-2834, or the Carson City Library.