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Carson City Visitors Bureau asks: How do you say 'Sesquicentennial?'

The Carson City Visitors Bureau recently asked: "How do you say 'Sesquicentennial'? The results are as wide as the Silver State. Check out the video below and Celebrate 150 years Nevada Day weekend in Carson City, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

South Lake Tahoe air show officials monitor King Fire developments; blaze prompts free admission to Saturday event

Smoke from the King Fire that originated in Pollock Pines has entered the Lake Tahoe Basin and is affecting visibility and air quality. City officials are closely monitoring the King Fire along with wind patterns from NOAA, visibility with the FAA and local and State law enforcement.

Free Nevada Health Link Info Meetings

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October 2, 2014 - 5:15pm

It's a free informational meeting to get questions answered and assistance in getting health insurance through the marketplace. Thursday October 2nd at 755 N. Roop St. Suite 211, Carson City, NV 89701. 5:15PM - 6:15PM.
Continues every Thursday throughout the month of October.

Free Community BBQ, 150 Years of Statehood

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November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Save the Date! Free Community BBQ to help celebrate 150 years of statehood.

November 1, 2014, 1pm to 4pm

Good Food, Live Entertainment, Fun, 150th Quilt Show, Family History, & more …

Held at the Carson City Nevada Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 411 N.

CASI K9 Fun Run and Walk is Saturday; Pooch Plunge at the Carson City Aquatic Center Sept. 27

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September 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Lifelong advocate Marge Sill to celebrate 50 years of the Wilderness Act at Nevada State Museum

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September 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

September marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, legislation that protected more than 9 million acres of federal land. Marge Sill, considered by some to be the "mother of Nevada wilderness" will help the Nevada State Museum celebrate the occasion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Carson Valley Trails Association's Hike For Health this Saturday

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September 20, 2014 - 8:00am
The Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA) is holding its annual Hike for Health Trail Adventure Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

This year’s event is a multi-location Family Day with a culminating BBQ at the Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch. Interpretive hikes and activities will occur at the River Fork Ranch, Fay-Luther Trail, Genoa Canyon Trail and Minden Gazebo from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event is free. Participants must sign a release and waiver form. A parent or guardian signature is required for participants age 17 and under.

Carson City Democratic Women and Central Committee Candidates Barbecue

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September 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

On Sunday, Sept. 14 is the Carson City Democratic Women and Central Committee's annual candidates barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marv Teixeira Pavilion formerly the Pony Express Pavilion.

Hear from candidates running for local and state offices plus get the latest information on ballot issues. Barbecue, salad and refreshments are $20 for adults, $5 for children and those under 5 are free. There will be a Bounce House and games for the kids.

Carson TV: Election Forums

There are a number of upcoming candidate events through September. The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 30 in Carson City.

Statewide Nevada 150 events held throughout second half of September

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30.

Multi-faith prayer service Sept. 17 at Governor’s Mansion to celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday

Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for the welfare of the Silver State at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City on Wednesday, Sept. 17 as a part of Nevada sesquicentennial celebrations.

This multi-faith Service will include prayers by Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native American, etc., leaders. A “Nevada 150 Signature Event” the gathering is coordinated by religious statesman Rajan Zed.

Local Canine Recovery Center: “Fall for CRCS”- A Big Reveal That Will Impact Northern Nevada

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October 25, 2014 (All day)

Reno, Nevada – On Saturday, October 25th, at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, located at 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 89502, CRCS, a local canine recovery center, is revealing their plans to build a campus in Northern Nevada. The event titled “Fall for CRCS” is the launch of a 4 year long campaign to raise $1,000,000.00 to complete the purchase and renovations to a 5.2 acre parcel and 12,000 sq ft of interior space that CRCS calls home. There are currently no programs of its kind in Nevada.

Free Lecture Series with Mike Thomas at the Carson City Plaza Hotel

free, lecture, history, entertainment, Kit Carson, John Fremont, Carson City
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September 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

Mike Thomas is a very engaging, knowledgeable lecturer who will be discussing Kit Carson and John Fremont "Pathfinders of the West," Friday, Sept. 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins 7 p.m. in the Sierra room of the Carson City Plaza Hotel and Event Center.

His lectures have been entertaining, thought provoking, informative and even humorous. His delivery of the subject matter is precise and leaves you wanting for more.

The Common Core Way: civics lesson masquerading as mathematics

A recent bruhaha over Common Core math was triggered by an examples from the THIRD grade, in Washoe county, in which a “math” lesson and a “math” problem was centered on full length study of the “Rights of Man” from the French revolution, “Universal Declaration on Human Rights,” and the children’s version, both from the UN. The only excuse for any math in this lengthy lesson was that at one point they asked how much it would cost to do a project to illustrate something in these documents.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 10-17

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 10-17, 2014.

Project Empty Bowls: Free pottery making event Saturday to end Hunger in Carson City

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September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

Design your own pottery for the greater good this Saturday at the Children's Museum in Carson City. Project Empty Bowls will be working with all ages making bowls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Dec. 5 Empty Bowl's soup feed fundraiser at the Carson City Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights.

No experience necessary. Come create a bowl to donate and help the Empty Bowls Carson City Project to feed the hungry in our valley.

Make friends, learn history at Nevada State Museum tour guide training

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September 16, 2014 - 9:00am

With Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration in full gear, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is offering interested volunteers a chance to make friends, learn history and become part of the party. Tour guide training begins at the museum Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.

No experience is necessary but volunteers are asked to be available at least four hours per month and bring curiosity and enthusiasm for Nevada’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

Space tech, manufacturing conferences highlight Nevada's future industries

Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence have partnered again to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference.

This year’s conference will be held on Oct. 1-2 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. The event has been expanded to feature an Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference with some of the field’s top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

Wilderness and camp training program Saturday at Nevada State Museum

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September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

In partnership with Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service, “Family Fun Saturdays” returns to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City with a program to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Saturday, Sept. 13.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will explore how to set up a tent, leave no trace, name that animal, be safe and find directions using a compass. Visitors will learn skills to help plan their own camping trips to Nevada’s wild lands this fall.

Mile High Jazz Band features 'Light of Day' theme for Tuesday night music, poetry session

The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Sheryl Adams and Cindee LeVal will be joined by several poets and readers for an evening of big-band music and poetry on the theme "Light of Day." Each poem will be followed by a related big-band tune.

The event will be on Tuesday, September 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. The event will be outdoors in the adjacent courtyard, weather permitting. Admission is $5 general and free for age 18 and under.

Filmmakers wanted for first Carson Creepy Film Festival

Carson City area filmmakers who’ve ever wanted to take their art to the dark side are encouraged to enroll in the first Carson Creepy Film Festival, Oct. 15-20. The inaugural festival is open to teams who can turn around a film in a week’s worth of time. It’s free to enter.

With the general theme “Creepy” the Brewery Arts Center is looking for films from a number of sub genres to choose from including Halloween, Ghost, monster, psychological thriller, sci-fi, spiders and insects, vampire, witches and zombies. Films can lean to comedy or horror.

Saddle up: 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continue this weekend in Virginia City

The 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continues this weekend in historic Virginia City. Watch as amateur jockeys attempt to ride galloping camels, squirrely ostriches and bolting zebras in an entertaining Comstock tradition known for amusing audiences for 55 years.

Four-year-old wins Visit Carson City's 'Beat the Heat' summer photo contest

Carson City was recently named as the fastest warming city in the United States. To remind the world that we do not live in a dry, barren, hot wasteland, the Carson City Visitors Bureau hosted a “Beat The Heat” photo contest on Facebook.

Friends of Carson City Library host canned food drive

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Free Books for Canned Food! The Friends of the Library are having a canned food drive to support the Ron Wood Family Resource Center. Bring in a donation of canned or packaged food from Sept. 8 through Sept. 13 and pick out a free book of your choice.

One free book per donation. Especially needed now are staples such as canned tuna, beans, vegetables, fruit, pastas and sauces. Bring your donations to The Browsers Corner Book Store at 711 East Washington Street. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Character Counts! launches in Carson City

Partnership Carson City is initiating Character Counts! in our community, beginning with the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Park and Recreation after school programs.

Character Counts! is dedicated to strengthening the character of America’s citizens with a consistent set of ethical values. These values, which are not politically, racially, or religiously based, are called the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Nevada strikes $1.25 billion tax break deal with Tesla

The tax incentive package assembled by Gov. Brian Sandoval to woo Tesla's gigafactory is unprecedented in size and scope for the state of Nevada and is one of the largest in the country.

The overall value to Tesla is estimated to be $1.25 billion over 20 years — a figure that is more than double the $500 million package CEO Elon Musk said would be required to draw the company. If the deal is approved by the Nevada Legislature, Tesla will operate in the state essentially tax free for 10 years.

Monthly swing dance party

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Repeats every day until Sat Sep 27 2014 .
September 27, 2014 - 6:30pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party Sept. 27 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Tim Renner will teach a lesson in intermediate West Coast swing. Social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Free beginner lesson starts at 6:30 p.m.

Outdoors with Don Q: This Saturday is California's Free Fishing Day

The second Free Fishing Day in 2014 in California will be this Saturday, Sept. 6. The first was way back on Saturday, July 5. On Saturday you will be able to fish wherever you like without the need to buy a fishing license.
However remember that you will need to abide by the rules and regulations that govern whatever waters you will be fishing.

ALS Ice Bath Challenge, Bullying Prevention Seminar planned for Sept. 27

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September 27, 2014 - 11:00am

Jan Lopas, a Martial Arts coach, instructor, parent and student from Carson ATA Martial Arts, announced the school has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Carson ATA Martial Arts chief instructors, Mr. Goodner and Mr. Stevens, are taking this Ice Bucket Challenge one step further. They intend to take an Ice BATH for 3 minutes in exchange for donations to the ALS Association.

Guest author Todd Borg featured at Browsers Corner Book Store

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September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

Local best selling author Todd Borg will be at the Browsers Corner Book Store Thursday, September 11.

Come and hear about his latest Owen McKenna mystery "Tahoe Ghost Boat." Books will be available for sale and signing.

This event is free and light refreshments will be served. The doors at the book store located at 711 East Washington Street will open at 6:20 PM and seating will be limited.

Nevada Artists Association 'Photography Show' at BAC through October, reception Saturday

The Nevada Artists Association presents its annual "Photography Show" now through Oct. 24. The show, at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center, is exhibiting the work of the regions best photographers and painters.

A reception will be held for the photographers, painters and artists Saturday Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to view the exhibit, meet the artists and partake of libations and refreshments. Located at 499 West King Street, the NAA's BAC Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Care Partners Reaching Out (CarePRO)

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October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

CAREPRO:  CARE PARTNERS REACHING OUTDates in October will be announced for FREE Workshops to help you learn:About dementia and its impactHow to communicate with your loved oneHow to take better care of  your own healthHow to manage your frustration, irritation, and stressFor more information call the Alzheimer's Assoc. Workshops begin in October and may be scheduled through November. 800 22-3900.Location:  1301 Cordone Ave, Reno, Nevada 89502

Chamber, NV Energy partner for Sept. 10 free energy workshop luncheon

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce and NV Energy's Sure Bet Program have partnered for a Wednesday, Sept. 10 energy savings workshop and free luncheon at the Carson Plaza.

The workshop is designed to help business owners and managers learn how to assess their energy needs and help customers determine where improvements can be made. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free admission Friday to 17 Virginia City museums

Virginia City takes its most popular hashtag and brings it to life with Flashback Fridays Free Museum Day. Seventeen museums are located within this small historic Comstock town and on the first Friday of the month, beginning Sept. 5, all are open free.

Senator Square: Full speed ahead with 2,117 students enrolled at Carson High

Welcome back to the third installment of Senator Square. We had an exciting week at CHS including a video message from our rivals from Douglas High School. Their staff challenged our staff to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More than 50 CHS teachers and staff showed up for the challenge, as we could never let the Tigers out-do us.

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined celebrates Sept. 6 grand opening

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined will celebrate their grand opening Saturday, Sept. 6 with ample, healthy activities planned, and a food drive for the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

Festivities will run from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., with raffle drawings at 6 p.m. Free yoga classes will be held at 8 and 9:30 a.m., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., to introduce this fantastic new health opportunity right here in Carson City. HotSpot Yoga is located inside Fitness Defined Personal Training, 195 E Winnie Lane, Carson City.

Signups begin for third annual CASI 5K Walk and Fun Run

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September 20, 2014 - 9:00am

Time to lace up the jogging shoes and strut with the pooches Saturday, Sept. 20 in Carson City. It's the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City.

The fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Check-in time is between 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged and discounted fees are offered.

Steam locomotive runs Labor Day weekend at State Railroad Museum

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August 30, 2014 - 10:00am

Family time is around the bend in Carson City as Labor Day weekend arrives. The 1905 Steam Locomotive No. 25 highlights the Labor Day weekend celebration at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The historic Virginia and Truckee train will carry passengers on 30-minute trips departing every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

The museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War’ Exhibition at Historic Minden Inn Through Sept. 12

A Western Nevada College student veteran crouches down on her knees to search for those she served with. The mother of a fallen soldier stares at the face of her son. The Wall of the Dead quietly tells the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and the thousands who have died.

“Always Lost, A Meditation on War,” the nationally touring humanities exhibition created by WNC students and faculty, opened Monday at the historic Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., and remains through Friday, Sept. 12.

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Nevada Day 150 celebration features new events, 'Steampunk Ball' and Famfest

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

"We at Nevada Day are very pleased to be adding three new events to this year's Nevada Day Celebration, in addition to bringing back reoccurring favorites," said Nevada Day committee president Ken Hamilton.

Tony Argento performs Cowboy Poetry at Nevada State Museum Thursday

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August 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

“Tuned up and twisted” is how Tony Argento describes his Western style poetry coming to the Nevada State Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Argento presents “Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" as part of the museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month, shedding new light on the state’s stories.

Northern Nevada economic agencies partner for two October conferences

Three northern Nevada development agencies have partnered to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference to Sparks, Oct. 1-2. The event will coincide with a Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference.

The events are being hosted by the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence. The conferences feature the field's top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

What Works: Boundaries — Good Fences Make Good Relationships

I visited a friend’s house this weekend and noticed a dog roaming freely in their unfenced yard. At first I was taken aback and then I noticed something. They were utilizing an electric fence. Put aside your feelings about electric fences for a moment and hang with me for a bit. This concept can teach us a lot about personal and professional boundaries.

Cowboy Poetry: The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada

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August 28, 2014 (All day)

Please join us at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a fun-filled evening featuring Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" by Tony Argento, a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’ "Tuned up and Twisted." Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience is, "He’s quite animated." He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props. His love o’ cowboy poetry is contagious, especially to his audience.

Free Outdoor Youth Expo a Huge Success

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August 23, 2014 (All day)

This past Saturday close to 200 youth and their families came out for one of the largest free youth outdoor expos in the area.
This is the first year that the Wild Sheep Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation combined their efforts to make one, huge event.

Polar Express 2014 tickets aboard the historic V&T Railroad now on sale

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

Single female homeowners encouraged to apply for free BAWN home improvement help

The Builders Association of Western Nevada Women’s Council, which serves Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties, continues its Helping Hands program this year by giving single female homeowners some help with upgrades and repairs to the homes they own.

Helping Hand signups continue with an August 29 application deadline.

Being Flynn author to speak at Sierra Nevada College

Nick Flynn
Being Flynn by Nick Flynn
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September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nick Flynn, whose first memoir sparked the major motion picture, “Being Flynn,” international reviews and much press attention, will visit Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 5-6 to kick off the 2014-15 Writers in the Woods literary speaker series and to introduce the college’s Common Read book for the year.

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