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Events and Happenings in Carson City on Sunday, May 5

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Happy Sunday Carson City! It’ll be another warm day today with a high of 76 degrees and a gentle breeze. On the books today we have a Tour of Carson City hosted by Muscle Powered as a part of National Bike Month, a dog agility trial, art showings, a family book reading at the Carson City Library and more.

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Here’s what we have going on Sunday:

— Ready 2 Run: Australian Shepherd Agility Trials. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Ready 2 Run Agility Club, founded in 2001 by agility enthusiasts in Northern Nevada, promotes the sport of agility by staging agility trials, and contributes to charitable organizations that support the health and well-being of dogs. Click here for more information about this event/registration form. Th event is at Fuji Park, 601 Old Clear Creek Road, Carson City.

Muscle Powered hosts Tour of Carson City this Sunday as part of National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Here in Carson City, Muscle Powered hosts several fun and exciting bicycle-themed events throughout the month to satisfy everyone from the first-time cyclist to the long-term veterans.

— Bilingual Storytime st Carson City Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Weekly themed singing, stories, finger-plays, or art centered around a book in both English and Spanish. Participants 9 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver of at least 13 years of age at all times. 900 North Roop Street, Carson City.


— Dance Workshop for Couples at Yaple’s Ballroom. In this beginner level workshop you must have a partner in this class, we will not be rotating. It can be a friend, husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, you just have to have a buddy with you to be your partner. We are going to learn the style of dance of Night Club Two Step and some other exercises that will help you with your connection to your partner. $20. Yaple’s Ballroom is located at 315 N Carson St., Carson City. Go here for the website to learn more including dates and times..

— Student art show open at WNC’s Main Gallery at Carson City campus. Daily. The artistic talents of Western Nevada College students will be on display in the college art gallery for the next month. The 2019 Student Art Show will be shown through Wednesday, May 15 in the Bristlecone Building on WNC’s Carson City campus.The exhibit features juried artwork from WNC students who were enrolled in classes during the fall or are currently enrolled during the spring semester. Students will compete for first, second and third places in drawing, painting, collage, photography, graphic art, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. Students will also have the opportunity to price and sell their artwork. WNC’s Main Gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building and is open to the public six days a week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Carson City art exhibition ‘Creative Spark’ features 32 area high school artists. The Capital City Arts Initiative hosts its exhibition, Creative Spark, at the Community Development Building, also known as the Brick, 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. Thirty-two students from Carson, Dayton, Douglas, and Pioneer high schools have work in the exhibit. The free exhibition is available to the public now through May 29, 2019, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Creative Spark includes a wide variety of art media including ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, and photography that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.

Nevada Artists Association ‘Spring has Sprung’ show underway at the BAC in Carson City. 10 a.m. daily except Mondays. Come on in and enjoy browsing the new art in the “Spring has Sprung” show running now through May 3 at the Nevada Artists Association Carson City gallery located in the Brewery Arts Center. The association is celebrating its 40th year as a gallery and offers a wide array of art forms for your visual enjoyment, that make for amazing gift options. Choose one of the dozens of fabulous professional paintings to adorn your home or to give as a unique and thoughtful gift. We offer thousands of hand crafted and painted print gift cards at prices that put Hallmark to shame. The BAC is located at 449 West King Street. See the website here and the Facebook page here. The gallery is open daily Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

— Capital City Arts Initiative Presents: The Felt Works. Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday and will is on display now through May 3. Artist Svea Ferguson, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, created her wall sculptures from common materials found primarily in domestic spaces. She uses vinyl and linoleum flooring materials designed to mimic the appearance of high-end options such as marble, granite, and hardwood at significantly lower costs. These flexible, faux veneers present physical qualities, which allow them to be easily manipulated by the hand, without the need for specialty tools or facilities. The CCAI Courthouse Gallery is located at 885 E Musser St., Carson City.

— WNC’s Carson City campus offers 8-week research-based stress reduction course. 6 p.m. Western Nevada College’s Continuing Education Department is proud to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at its Carson City campus. This eight-week course uses 30 years of research to help participants develop more capacity to deal with short- and long-term stressors in their lives. The class will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8, with an all-day retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 4. The cost is $365. The tools offered in the course will teach students how to approach life with more composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm, and can also help participants develop the ability to manage and reduce pain levels. Through weekly homework, students will improve their focus, resilience and capacity to recover more quickly from life’s challenges. The course is taught by Heather Haslem, a national board-certified health and wellness coach and qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. Haslem is passionate about helping people to age well and to prevent and overcome chronic conditions. For more information or to register for the class, call (775) 445-4241.

— Capital City Arts Initiative presents ‘The Lay of the Land’ at Carson City showing. The Capital City Arts Initiative presents an exhibition, “The Lay of the Land,” by artist Fred Howland in the Community Center’s Sierra Room, 851 E William Street, Carson City. The exhibition runs now through June 30, 2019. Howland’s passion is to create a sense of time and place through his photographs. He returns to favorite sites to work, like Hope Valley and Genoa, returning to take repeat images in different seasons and lighting. His interest in landscapes go back to his New England roots where he was more comfortable in the outdoors than in school classrooms. The Sierra Room is open to the public during Carson City official meetings including the first and third Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and many afternoons, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.

— Carson City kindergarten registration begins. The Carson City School District is asking parents to begin registering children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 30, 2019, and eligible for Kindergarten for the coming 2019-2020 school year. Full-day Kindergarten classes are offered at all elementary schools in Carson City.
To review school boundaries, please check the district’s website at and click on “School Zones” under the “Parents” tab. Or click here to view the CCSD School Site Locator on the district’s website. Click here to view it in Spanish.

— “Home Means Nevada” photo exhibit debut at the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is unveiling a new traveling photo exhibition, “Home Means Nevada” that will start its journey in the hallways of the Nevada Legislature during the 2019 session. The exhibition features the works of 15 contemporary photographers, but which echoes famous photographs and artwork from the late 1800s and early 1900s that helped spur protections for many of our nation’s national parks. The exhibit highlights some of the unique treasures found on federally managed lands across the state, from bighorns to Burning Man, to the ancient rock art and petroglyphs in the Gold Butte area. The exhibition will be displayed in the Senate hallway of the Nevada Legislature, 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

— WNC Continuing Education offers Zumba classes. Zumba is a dance form and aerobics fitness program. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic Latin and pop music from countries around the world. The choreography incorporates hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, meringue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. Students should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, and bring a towel, water and a positive attitude. No prior dance experience is required — Zumba is about making friends, getting a workout, and enjoying yourself! Classes are held at the WNPAC dance studio, located at 951 N Stewart St. Call 775-445-4241 for more information.

— Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is hiring for seasonal positions. With summer around the corner, Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is hiring for many seasonal positions! If you love being outdoors, our park or open space maintenance position is for you. If you love being around water, join our aquatic team. If you love sports, join our recreation side. Be a part of a great team this summer! Scroll and click through fliers for more. Go here if you’re interested and wish to apply.

This calendar is updated throughout the day as information becomes available.