Applications are being accepted for funding from the STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program. Application kits are available at the Nevada attorney general's Web site at and are due by July 31.

Carson City

Elks Lodge meets today at its lounge

The Carson City Elks Lodge meets on the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at 515 N. Nevada St. The lounge is open to Elks and their guests from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with happy hour from 4-6 p.m.; and at 4 p.m. on Happy Saturdays. Call 882-2177.

Family pass to Wild Island drawn at UBS

Now through Friday, there will be a daily drawing for a family pass to Wild Island Water Park for blood donors at United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane. Call 887-9111 or visit

HIV tests, hepatitis vaccinations today

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Nevada State Health Division's HIV Prevention Program and Hepatitis Prevention Program, in partnership with the Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient Program Education and Services will provide HIV tests and hepatitis vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Nevada State Health Division, 505 E. King St. Northern Nevada HOPE's mobile testing van will be on site. Call 684-5882 or 684-5905.

Behind-the-scenes tour at the Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum will be holding a behind-the-scenes tour of its anthropology collection from at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday at the museum, 600 N. Carson St. For reservations, call 687-4810, ext. 237.


Discovery walks begin today at May Museum in Reno

Children can be introduced to the world of nature by taking part in the Family Nature Discovery Walks offered at the Wilbur D. May Museum from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays starting today.

The walks explore parts of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park where children can see animal habitats, pond life, plants and geological landscapes. Costs are $5 per person.

Call 785-5961.

Douglas County

Foster homes needed for 36-plus felines

Foster homes are urgently needed for more than three dozen cats rescued from a home in the Topaz Ranch Estates.

Those who can offer a assistance should call Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Karen Chalhoub at 782-3754.

Summer concert series continues

The public is invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Minden Park.

Mumbo Gumbo will be playing tunes for dancing and listening.

All food and beverage sale proceeds go to community youth programs.

For information, call 782-9828.


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