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Carson City

Areas of Fifth Street and Butti Way to close at night this weekend

Areas of Fifth Street (State Route 513) and Butti Way in Carson City will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday for roadwork.

Fifth Street will be closed between Fairview Drive (previously North Edmonds Drive) and the Nevada State Prison. Butti Way will be closed between Fifth Street and Airport Road.

Traffic wishing to travel Fifth Street between Saliman Road and Fairview Drive can reach Fairview Drive where it intersects Saliman Road. Butti Way traffic can exit by traveling east on Butti Way to Fairview Drive. Access for local businesses will be available. The work includes paving and installation of a new storm drain.

Historical society membership meeting set

The Carson City Historical Society will be having a membership meeting and membership drive 3 p.m. Sunday at the home of Gary and Jennifer Cain, the historic Hyman Olcovich House/Westwall Militaria, 412 N. Curry St. The history of the home will be provided by the Cains. There will also be a lecture on various Westwall Militaria museum items. RSVP to Sue Ballew at 882-5694. Join us and step back in time – bring a neighbor – bring a friend.

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Ceremony to recognize POW/MIAs today

A national POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony will be 10 a.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Wall between the Capitol and the Nevada State Library and Archive. Chapter 388 and other Veterans Service Organizations including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Fleet Reserve Assoc, and the Marine Corps League recognize and remember more than 88,000 men and women as a prisoner of war or missing in action of all of the wars and conflicts since World War II.

The ceremony will include the Carson City High School Naval Junior ROTC under Commander Canady and Sgt. Major Wayne Baker and a proclamation by Gov. Jim Gibbons. Call 687-4632 or 849-9544.

Douglas County

Last chance for Candy Dance Dinner Dance tickets is today

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the 2007 Genoa Candy Dance Dinner Dance. All dinner dance tickets will be sold in advance – no tickets will be sold at the door. The dinner dance is 6-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Orchard House in Genoa. Live “Candy Dancin'” music will be performed by Gardnerville’s Dealer’s Choice Band, joined by guest fiddler, Lolli Jones.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $12 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Genoa Town Office and other Genoa and Carson Valley locations. For information, call the Genoa Town Office, 782-8696.

Lake Tahoe

Gi Fu Loh to celebrate Chinese Moon Festival

Gi Fu Loh at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe opened in June, and as part of a continuing tradition, it will host a Moon Festival celebration from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday with free moon cake and tea tasting for everyone who stops by.

The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the eighth lunar month and is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The festival is an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families gather to watch it, eat moon cake, and sing moon poems.

One legend says that the goddess Chang Er flew to the moon, where she has lived ever since.

Call 586-6668.