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Carson City/Washoe Valley

State museum hosts basketweaving exhibition

Nevada State Museum announces the last chance to see the popular exhibit “Interwoven: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers” featuring fine art woven and hand-crafted baskets and vessels. The Great Basin Basketmakers united to create another exhibit, this time also honoring the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Great Basin Basketmakers Guild. Amazing creations by many of the regions finest basketmakers and weavers will be displayed in the new changing gallery space through Aug. 5. The museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Bowers Mansion changing tour schedule

Guided tours of historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley will only be available Wednesday through Sunday during the month of August.

Tours are offered every half-hour from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. starting from the mansion courtyard. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children age 3-17. Bower’s Mansion Regional Park is located at 4005 Old US 395 on the west side of Washoe Valley. For more information contact 849-0201.

August events at D’Vine Wine

D’Vine Wine and Bistro is hosting a number of special events during the month of August. A Wine Walk on Saturday will start at 1 p.m. Horse-drawn carriages will transport to various tastings.

Linda the “psychic” lady will do 30-minute readings on Aug. 13 and 27 starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $40. Check with staff to sign-up or call 882-7766.


Animal Ark hosts fundraiser

Animal Ark is hosting a fundraiser from 4-8:30 p.m. August 25. The tickets are $100 each and include a high speed cheetah run, falcon flight, gourmet dinner, hosted bar, opportunities to talk with wildlife experts and the freedom to enjoy all the animals at the sanctuary. There will also be the chance to bid for a range of exclusive items in a silent auction. The Animal Ark is located at 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno.

The fundraiser provides vital funds to ensure the Ark’s animal residents are fed and cared for over the winter when the Ark is closed to visitors and has no income.

Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary for non-releasable animals. We currently have 40 animals, mostly North American predators that cannot be returned to the wild. Without Animal Ark many of these animals would have been euthanized.

For more information contact 970-3111.

Nikki Beach hosts Miss USA, Playmate

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino hosts a weekend at Nikki Beach with hot celebrities and funky music. Reality TV star and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler and the 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood hit the beach at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno.

Friday the weekend kicks off with host Moakler from reality show “Meet the Barkers” to celebrate her debut in “Entourage.” Sunday at Nikki Beach includes brunch at 11 a.m. while Underwood serves as the celebrity “lifeguard.”

Lake Tahoe

Hip-Hop’s Too $hort plays in South Lake

Too $hort, the Godfather of Bay Area Hip-Hop, will be playing at 9 p.m. Friday in support of his new album, “Blow the Whistle,” at Whiskey Dick’s saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. San Francisco’s up and coming rappers The Bayliens and DJ True Justice will support the show. Tickets available for $40 at This is a 21 and older show.