Washoe Tribe Head Start Program takes applications

The Washoe Tribe Head Start is accepting applications for its Stewart Head Start Program in Carson City and the Dresslerville Head Start Program in Gardnerville for the 2006-2007 school year.

Enrollment is open to eligible children 3-5 years, including children with disabilities and special needs. Head Start is a free developmental preschool program. Bus service may be provided.

Call 265-1074 for applications and information.

Sexual-assault victim advocates needed

The Sexual Assault Support Services program at the Crisis Call Center needs volunteer victim advocates for its 24-hour advocacy services to support victims of sexual assault. Training will begin July 27. Bilingual advocates are especially needed, but anyone over the age of 18 will be considered. Call 784-8085.

Dogs learn to avoid rattlesnakes

Dog owners can sign up for a training session to teach rattlesnake avoidance to dogs aged 6 months or older July 8, 9, and 22. Experienced dog handlers will train dogs individually and live snakes will be used, with a licensed snake handler providing safety. Cost is $60 for the first dog, $50 for the second dog, and $40 for every subsequent dog by the same owner. For information or to register, call 412-7552 or e-mail jonnwf@hotmail.com.

Douglas County

'Pops in the Park' with Sierra Philharmonic

The Sierra Philharmonic League will be holding its 23rd annual Pops in the Park Sunday at the Orchard House in Genoa. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase one from the Genoa Country Store. The Philharmonic League will sell wine, beer, water and souvenirs. There will be a silent auction and a petting zoo. To volunteer, call 588-7686 or 267-2403.

Local art show at Carson Valley Inn

There will be an art show by members of the Carson Valley Art Association and the Nevada Art Association Monday and Tuesday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. All paintings are for sale. Call 783-9626.

Lyon County

Sheriff candidate to be at meet-and-greet

A meet-and-greet spaghetti feed with Lyon County Sheriff candidate Charlie Duke will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the Gold Canyon Steak House, 160 Main St. in Dayton. Cost is $10 per person. Call 246-7331.


Junior Ranchers to learn about 'Curious Corn'

Children aged 3 to 7 can learn that corn is used for more than food during a free Junior Rancher program at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. Call 828-6612.


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