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Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

Live theatrical performance Thursday brings John C. Fremont to Nevada State Museum

John C. Fremont, the famed explorer who named, mapped and trekked the Great Basin comes to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in a theatrical presentation by Chautauquan Alastair Morley Jaques. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the one-person performance that is part of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

Children's Museum offers Kids Clay Camp

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many kids have never experienced before. Its three dimensional nature forces them to think about structure, shapes and forms.

At Kids Clay Camp they can experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way.

There is something very magical about children when they are thinking and working creatively. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom.

Ceremony at capitol Friday to honor 100th anniversary of USS Nevada launch

On Friday, July 11, the Nevada State Museum, the Reno Navy League and the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission will re-dedicate a plaque at the USS Nevada Memorial on the Capitol Grounds in Carson City. A reception honoring the battleship USS Nevada and her fallen crew will follow in Old Assembly Chambers.

New app lets users find things fast in Carson City

Visiting a new place, even after a lot of planning, can be disorienting. Must-see attractions and the best locals-favorite eateries get left off the vacation schedule if you just don’t know what’s out there or where to look.

Carson City has fixed it so that anyone who comes to town — or lives in the area — can find nearly every restaurant, hotel, motel, RV park, museum, hiking trail, sports tournament, tourist attraction, special event, fitness center, fishing stream and shopping center in seconds.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.

The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.

Deadline is July 11 for registration to Fremont Symposium at Nevada State Museum

When much of the West was still part of Mexico, John C. Fremont made his way across unmapped territory leaving a lasting mark wherever he went.

Naming the Great Basin and Pyramid Lake, Humboldt, Carson, and Walker rivers, and peaks and valleys in between, the explorer from South Carolina set out to give the land a new identity. Exploring the territory that included Nevada, California, Oregon and more, he mapped the West for the rest of the world.

National Automobile Museum reopens after Reno fire

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Automobile Museum has reopened in Reno after being closed for nearly two weeks due to fire damage caused by a suspected arsonist.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Nevada railroad museum in Carson City celebrates a July 4 weekend of trains

With all the flavorings of the Old West, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will showcase several of its trains for the July 4 weekend.

It's living history on the rails when steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the historic, self-propelled McKeen motor car Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be available behind the 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nevada State Museum symposium offers rare glimpse into story of Fremont, Western expansion

To celebrate Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is exhibiting “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” and hosting the John C. Fremont Symposium. The two-day series of lectures and presentations July 25-26 will examine how the famed explorer changed the face of America, the tools he used and the topographical and political lessons learned along the way.

Family Day at the Carson Valley Museum

Event Date: 
July 5, 2014 - 10:00am

Special events include activities pages for kids, and artist Charles Munroe will present a demonstration and techniques on how to hand-paint gourds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N. Information (775)-782-2555 or www.HistoricNV.org Free Admission

'Following in Their Footsteps' tour takes Carson City man to Italy

Easy Company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st Airborne Division was not the only band of brothers. Most of the 16 million men who served our country during WW II became closer to their shipmate or foxhole buddy than their own family. The First Special Service Force, the Black Devils, was a brigade of commandos from two nations, 60 percent USA and 40 percent Canadians.

Ride the River Poker Run

Ride The River Poker Run
Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

As Reno’s activity scene and small business offerings continue to rise in tandem, the Riverwalk District is putting downtown on the map with beautiful scenery and cultural diversity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. And, while poker still races through our blood, Reno is embracing a fresh outlook on the infamous pastime.

Visit the Riverwalk District for the Ride the River Poker Run on July 20, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. and help support the Nevada Museum of Art’s summer youth art camps.

WHAT: Ride the River Poker Run
WHEN: July 20, 2014, 3 to 6 p.m.

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Annual Yard Sale

Event Date: 
July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Annual Yard Sale will be Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Children's Musuem (a non-profit corporation receiving no Federal or State funding).

Effective June 15th we are accepting donations of items to sell. All donations to our yard sale are tax deductible. Please contact Kris 884-2226 at to donate your gently used items.

Romeo and Juliet Staged at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

Event Date: 
June 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Crain Clan Productions presents "Romeo & Juliet" an adapted version, at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Set in Nevada, this adaptation weaves old and new together in a way that is relevant and entertaining.
Tickets cost $10 available at the museum or simply purchase at the door.

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada is located at 813 N. Carson St., Carson City. For more information, call 775-884-2226.

Romeo and Juliet comes to Carson City!!

Event Date: 
June 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come and join us for our one show only, encore performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This breathtaking modernized version of the classic tragedy includes contemporary music, fun choreography, intense fight scenes while peppered with hilarious humor.

Performed by actors ranging from ages 12 to 14, this show is extremely heartfelt and well received.

Where: The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
When: June 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost:$10
Contact information: Luana Olson at 775-884-2226

Nevada Arts Council grants for 2015 awarded to art programs statewide

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Nevada Arts Council announces 2015 grant award recipients

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held June 3 through June 15.

Nevada Prison Preservation Society achieves nonprofit status

The IRS has conferred nonprofit status on the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, a significant step in the group’s effort to save the historic structure. The first donation to NSPPS under its designation as a public charity was made this week by Carson City Assemblyman Pete Livermore.

Livermore’s legislation in 2013 set the stage for planning by state agencies on the 152-year-old prison’s future as a historic site and museum, as well as possible uses for other buildings on the property.

Governor, lieutenant governor to attend Nevada Sesquicentennial third medallion first strike ceremony

On Friday, May 30, Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to strike Nevada’s third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration.

The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout Nevada, features some of the State’s most iconic landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will with the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo on the back side.

Family Dance Party Benefits Children's Museum

Event Date: 
May 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada hosts a Family Dance Party, Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Enjoy music with a live disc jockey, dancing, food truck, vendors, African drumming and more. Raise the roof while raising money for the museum, located at 813 N. Carson St. Admission is $5 and $15.

Family Dance Party

Event Date: 
May 23, 2014 (All day)

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is hosting a family dance party. The evening will include a live DJ and African dance group- Anouaze Beat featuring Norbert Yao. The local food truck, Nevada Nosh will be selling sliders just outside of the museum. Tickets for the dance party are $5/person or $15/family. All ages are welcome but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $5 off One Year Memberships for attendees!

For more info call (775)884-2225 or visit www.cmnn.org

Nevada State Museum hosts Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team May 22

Event Date: 
May 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

John Wilusz, civil engineer and member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team presents “Searching for Fremont’s Lost Cannon” at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 22 as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series.

Nevada State Museum program offers insight into John C. Fremont, topo mapping

Families are invited to a special Nevada State Museum program, “Exploring Topographical Maps,” from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in Carson City. The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series, this time with a focus on helping children discover the beauty and intrigue of maps.

The program complements the museum’s sesquicentennial exhibit, “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” on display through spring 2015.

Dayton Historical Society hosts 'Discover Gold in Nevada, Again' a Living History Event, Saturday

Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 - 9:00am

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley hosts “Discover Gold in Dayton, Again,” as part of the Nevada 150th celebration, Saturday, May 17 in Old Town Dayton. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the community’s “firsts."

It is the location of Nevada’s first gold discovery which took place in 1849. It was the Silver State’s first permanent settlement, founded in 1851 and is the site of Lyon County’s first courthouse, opened in 1864. It is also the site of Nevada’s first marriage and ironically, the first divorce, as well, Docent Lauri Emerich, said. “We have a lot to celebrate.”

Leisure Hour Club Meeting to Feature Speaker David Antonucci

Event Date: 
May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

David C. Antonucci, author, historian and regional expert on Lake Tahoe, Mark Twain, and the Olympic Games at the Lake, will speak on “Fairest Picture – Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe”, the first and only book devoted solely to chronicling Mark Twain’s experiences in the Lake Tahoe region to the Carson City Leisure Hour Club on Wednesday, May 21.

Historic McKeen Car to run this weekend at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

Event Date: 
May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historical 1910 McKeen motor car, a National Historic Landmark, will carry passengers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

The McKeen motor car will operate for only four days in 2014; two of those days are this weekend. The event celebrates National Train Day, which is May 10.

This weekend, the McKeen will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rides are $8, $4 kids ages 4-11; free for children younger than 4.

Family Fun Saturday at the Nevada State Museum: Exploring Topographical Maps and Fremont

Green Valley Christian School students enjoy the Fremont exhibit
Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 (All day)

Looking for a fun, educational activity to enrich your Saturday? Discover Family Fun Saturdays at the Nevada State Museum.

Saturday, May 17 features Exploring Topographical Maps and the Fremont exhibit, from 10 am - 3 pm for ages ten and up. Discover how to read a topo map to plan hikes, understand the flow of water, and appreciate the rugged Nevada landscape; construct a hill using contour layers and learn how to read a compass.

Carson City Downtown Wine Walk today from 1 to 5 p.m.

It's the first Saturday of the month and that means wine sipping and a stroll through downtown Carson City. From 1 to 5 p.m. today is the Downtown Carson City Wine Walk.

For just $10 you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through downtown sipping and tasting the afternoon away. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8.

Signups begin for June 11-12 Carson River Watershed Bus Tour

Event Date: 
June 11, 2014 - 8:30am

The Carson Water Subconservancy District is offering a two-day bus tour of the Carson River Watershed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 11-12, 2014. The Carson River Watershed “Get on the Bus Tour” will cover a variety of watershed topics and locations from the headwaters in Alpine County, CA to the terminus at the Carson Sink near Fallon.

Beginning West Coast swing lessons

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Wed May 28 2014 .
May 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

Beginning West Coast swing dancing is taught 8-9 p.m. each Wednesday, starting May 28, by Tim Renner at the Northern Nevada Children’s Museum, 813 N. Carson St., Carson City. Learn the basics of this fun and elegant dance. Partners not required in this group class; drop-ins welcome. Cost $8. Information: 775-636-5457 or 775-750-6990.

Nevada 150 events planned locally, statewide throughout May

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of May. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held between May 2 and May 15.

Nevada State Museum Lecture: Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

Event Date: 
May 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

May 24: Join the Nevada State Museum at 600 N Carson St. in Carson City May 24 for the Frances Humphrey Lecture series: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men by Renée Corona Kolvet.

Book signing 6-7 pm; lecture based upon book of the same title, 7-8 pm. The presentation will explain why the nine-year program was so rewarding in Nevada with its large federal holdings and its sparse population.

Carson City scavenger hunt celebrates historic Nevada preservation and archaeology

Since the early 1980s, May has been a month for celebrating historic preservation and archaeology in Nevada. To kick off the celebration, there will be a monthlong Historic Resources Commission Scavenger Hunt in Carson City and other events around northern Nevada.

Organizations and agencies have maintained a long tradition to promote history and spread awareness of archaeological and historic preservation efforts throughout the state, encouraging both residents and visitors to explore and learn about Nevada’s significant archaeological and historical treasures.

Still time to sign up for Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament

There's one last chance to sign up for Sunday's Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

Hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, the tournament will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

National Coin Week at State Museum

With the theme “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum and the Reno Coin Club joins coin collectors from across the United States for the 91st annual National Coin Week observation. The museum, which is site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City, hosts celebrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

National Train Day at the Nevada Railroad Museum set for May 10

V&T McKeen Nevada State Railroad Museum
Event Date: 
May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

To commemorate National Train Day the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will operate and offer rides on May 10 aboard Virginia & Truckee Railway's McKeen motor car No. 22.

The car entered service for the V&T on May 9, 1910, and was retired in 1945. No. 22 is the only restored and operable McKeen motor car in the world. In 2012, the Secretary of the Interior granted the No. 22 National Historic Landmark status, which recognizes the McKeen motor car's significance to United States history.

Reno Coin Club’s 30th Anniversary featured at annual National Coin Week Celebration at Nevada State Museum April 25-26

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Apr 26 2014 .
April 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

With the theme, “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Reno Coin Club will join coin collectors from across the United States the for the 91st Annual National Coin Week, April 20 to 26. Nevada’s observance is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at the museum, the site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City.

Fundraiser Proceeds Preserves Comstock History

The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture raised $15,003 for nine organization within the Comstock Historic District. The Comstock Foundation matched donations up to $1,000 for each organization.

The fundraising event was part of a commemoration of the restoration of the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute in Gold Hill, the Foundation’s first substantial preservation project since organizing in June 2013. Work on the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute cost roughly $100,000.

UNR history professor emeritus Davies pens book on history of boxing in Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno distinguished History Professor Emeritus Richard O. “Dick” Davies offers a blow-by-blow account of boxing in the Silver State in his new book titled “The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip.” The book is now available for purchase.

Davies was inspired to write his book after speaking with Matt Becker, senior acquisitions editor for the University of Nevada Press. He spent a few years researching Nevada’s history and culture of boxing and composed “The Main Event,” his newest chronicle of sports history.

Nevada 150 events lined up statewide throughout April

Many great events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of April to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates the Sesquicentennial

Event Date: 
April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

Nevada State Museum presents something new for the April 5 Family Fun Saturday:
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a program for all ages featuring young costumed performers depicting historical characters and modern personalities with ties to Nevada:
John C. Fremont (Max Johnson)
Jedediah Strong Smith (Alex Johnson)
Wild Horse Annie (Danielle Shumard)
Eilley Orrum Bowers (Katie Fralick)
Mark Twain (Aaron Tucker)
Sarah Winnemucca (Jordyn LaPlante)
June Carter Cash (Genna Kirgin)
Janis Joplin (Jillian Kirgin)

Signups begin for May 4 Caddyshack-themed 'Golf Fore The Kids' charity tournament

There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen and be the ball.

Signups are underway for the Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 4, at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

This tournament, hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

Trails and Vistas presents Sept. 6 and 7 art hikes at Spooner Lake

Event Date: 
September 6, 2014 (All day)

Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas’ Art Hikes blend art experiences with the beauty of being immersed in nature. This year’s guided art hikes will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day today with dance performance at Children's Museum

Event Date: 
March 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. Come join the fun and wear your green and celebrate at the Children’s Museum with arts and crafts along with a performance by the Blanchette School of Irish Dance at 2pm.

Saturday March 15th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

All activities are FREE with price of admission. The museum is located at 813 N. Carson St, Carson City.
Go to www.cmnn.org

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Talk: We Might Should Could

Event Date: 
March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

On Wednesday, March 26, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Justin Favela. His illustrated talk, We Might Should Could is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.

The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Mr. Favela preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.

Birds on view in family program at Nevada State Museum March 8

Event Date: 
March 8, 2014 - 10:00am

Jenni Jeffers will present “Owls in Nevada” from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 8 at the Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program. A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will bring some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life history.

Tickets are available at 9 a.m. The museum will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in the Discovery Lab, that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.

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