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Youth and Family briefs

Carson City School District officials will host a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Carson High School Library to explain the effect of a school bond in light of new tax laws.

Voters will be asked to approve a $25,000 school bond in November that would go to building an addition at Carson Middle School, replacing the portable buildings there.

The rest would be used to complete general improvements throughout the district including a drainage system at Carson High School, roof repairs at most of the schools and infrastructural upgrades.

Literacy organization to train volunteers

The Carson City Literacy Volunteers Organization will be conducting training sessions for those interested in tutoring adults in reading and writing English from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23.

All four classes must be completed for certification, and take place in Conference Room A at the Nevada State Library and Archives on Stewart Street. Registration is $25. For information call 885-1010.

Get fit with a new twist at WNCC Fallon

Need to lose some weight? Looking for some stress reduction? Then sign up for an aerobics dance exercise class at Western Nevada Community College this fall. Beginners are welcome in this class that begins Sept. 11.

Instructor Judy Vannoy has been teaching the non-credit class for more than 10 years now. “We will combine dance steps with exercise, add all sorts of different kinds of music, and have a ton of fun in this class,” she said. “There are no prerequisites and no prior aerobic exercise experience is necessary.”

Both classes will meet in the multipurpose room of the West End Elementary School, 280 S. Russell St.

Call (775) 423-7565 to register, or visit

BAC holds auditions for “Bugsy Malone”

BAC Stage Kids and the Brewery Arts Center will be holding auditions for “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Auditioners aged 6-16 should come prepared to sing a song of one minute or less.

There will also be a short movement audition and cold readings. Show dates are Jan. 19-28, 2007. For information, call 883-1976 or 887-0438.

25 years of balloon race posters on display

The Wilbur D. May Museum located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno will be displaying 25 years of balloon race posters from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Admission to the museum and to Great Basin Adventure is free all three days. For information call 785-5961.