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• Carson City Chapter of Retired Public Employees meet at 2 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Guest speaker is Judy Siaz from PERS; Brenda Vonderau of Catalyst Prescriptions; Lou Derosa from Benefit Planners; and Jack Milligan, state president. Call 883-6334.

• Carson City Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center Sierra Room, 851 E. William St.

• Oasis 2005 Conference, “Creative Communities: Making a Difference in Nevada,” features workshops at the Nevada Library and Archives in Carson City, Nevada Museum of Art and UNR, Reno through Thursday. Call Department of Cultural Affairs, 684-5446.

• Carson High School Band Concert, 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call Robert Brooks at 537-3261.

• “Battle of the Legislators,” Democrats versus Republicans on the basketball court at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, 7 p.m. Open to the public; $10 donation at the door. Proceeds benefit the Foster Grandparent Program. Call Secretary of State Dean Heller’s office at 684-5708.

• Genoa Town Advisory Board public meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2289 Main St. Call 782-8696.

• Gold Hill Hotel Lecture Series features Kristin Hamlet on “Tales of Rosie, Gold Hill Ghost and Fashions of the Day” at 7:30 p.m. Buffet available from 5-7 p.m., $15 includes lecture; lecture only $5. Call 847-0111.

• Nevada Arts Council hosts a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno. Cost $85, includes lunch and print materials. Call 687-7102.

• Virginia City Chili Cookoff entry forms will be available at the ICS Web site: http://www.chilicookoff.com for the May 7 event. Contact Virginia City Tourism 847-0311.

• 25th annual Governor’s Arts Awards, 6 p.m. at UNR Nightingale hall. Tickets $35. Call 687-8323.

• The Motifs perform at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge through Sunday. No cover; call 882-1626.

• Don Rose performs at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden through Sunday. Call 782-9711.

• Rebekah Bogard exhibit at the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Suite A. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through May 27. Call 687-6680.

• Art exhibit of work by Fox Carlton Hughes at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., with reception from 6-9 p.m. April 15. Exhibit closes April 30. Call 883-1976.

• Great Basin Photography Exhibit features the drama of the desert, “Sagebrush Ocean: A Naturalist’s Vision of the Great Basin” through April 21. Call 687-4810.

• “The Ten Tenors” on stage at the Eldorado Showroom, Reno through April 17. Features music from opera to pop, rock and more. Tickets are $39.95-up; visit http://www.eldoradoreno.com or call 786-5700.

Wednesday

• “Training for Dignity,” a dementia-specific training program from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Training $40, includes CEUs for licensed-appropriate workers. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada. Call 786-8061.

• Sarah Winnemucca statue dedication at 5:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Capitol. Open to the public. Also, performance by Paiute drummers and dancers and public reception in the lobby of the Nevada State Library and Archives Building. RSVP to 684-3313.

• Ground-breaking ceremony for reconstruction of the V&T Railroad at 2 p.m. at the Gold Hill Depot, Main Street Gold Hill.