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• Behind-the-Scenes Tour at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Reservations required; call 687-4810, ext. 237.

• Carson/Douglas Leadership Alumni Association's fourth annual award presentation, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Piñon Plaza. Cost $20 per person; open to the public. Call Barbara Gurney at 882-6392.

• The Correnti Players present "Pasta, Passion and Pistols," a mystery dinner theater at 5:30 p.m. (social, dinner at 6:30) at the Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. Cost $10 per person.

• "Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza II," 8 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Benefit for the CHS jazz band's trip to Moscow, Idaho. Admission $12 general; $10 BAC members, MHJB Association members, students and seniors; $5 age 12-younger. Call 883-1976, tickets at the door.

• Phat Tuesday performs at 9 p.m. at Decades Bar, 1475 Old Hot Springs Road. No cover; call 883-8889.

• Carson Valley Community Theatre presents a dinner show, "Moonlight Mayhem: A Show to Die For," 6:30 p.m. today, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday at Sharkey's Casino, Gardnerville. Tickets, 782-3133.

• Tower of Power performs at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at John Ascuaga's Nugget Celebrity Showroom. Call 356-3300.

• BAC Stage Kids present "Honk Jr.," 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the BAC, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.

• Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno. Hours noon-9 p.m. today; 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission $20 per day; call 829-2810.

• Performing Arts Workshop for students in fourth through 12th grades at Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St., presented by The Young Americans. Classes are from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday; cost is $47 per student and include vocal techniques, musical theatre, stage movement and sound technique. Concert/show Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call Denise Gillott at 841-4232.

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

• National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko at the Western Folklife Center through Saturday. Features a two-year cultural exchange with cowboys of South America. Visit or call (888) 880-5885.

• Sierra Safari Zoo fund-raiser at Safari Club International's annual convention at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center through Saturday. Features works by Elie Hazak and Al Agnew at Richardson Gallery of Fine Art, 3670 S. Virginia St. Call 828-0888.


• Carson High School Rifle Team hosts the Sierra Nevada "Top Gun" match for air rifle supremacy among Naval Junior ROTC units in Northern Nevada, 8 a.m. at the CHS range, 1111 N. Saliman Road. Call 283-1781.

• Children's Basketweaving workshop at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children ages 10-older; $10 supply fee. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.

• Music marathon to raise money for AmeriCares for Tsunami Victim Relief in Southeast Asia, begins at 10 a.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. Donation $17 per person; features more than 20 bands performing jazz, rock, Celtic, acoustic and bluegrass. Visit or call 883-2662.

• Author Laura Ramirez book signing, noon-2 p.m. at Costco in Carson City, of her book "Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting." Call 815-2872.

• "Espresso Yourself: A Teen Poetry Open Mic" evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. Call 887-2244.

• The Gin Blossoms in concert at 9 p.m. at Caesars Tahoe Circus Maximus Showroom. Tickets $25; call (800) 648-3353.


• Carson City Emblem Club's ninth annual Bowling for Charity, 11 a.m. at the Piñon Plaza. Cost $15 per person; 5-person teams bowl for cash, prizes and $25 strike pots. Call 841-5671 or 883-2054.

• Chili for Kids fund-raiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nelson's Restaurant, Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids in advance. Proceeds benefit Carson Valley Children's Center. Call 265-1097 or 782-6247.

• Carson Valley Violin School and Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra 13th annual free Winter Concert, 4 p.m. at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville. Call 267-3495.


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