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U.S. Chamber to host Hiring Our Heroes job fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Reno,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, Tuesday, July 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Workshop begins at 9 a.m., Atlantis, 3800 S. Virginia St., Reno. More than 30 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. The event will also include a free GE employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all job-seekers.

Interested job seekers should register for free at Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).

Bats: Truth or Tales at Washoe Lake State Park

Bats are misunderstood animals. Learn what bats eat, where they live and why they are important from local bat expert Brian Buttazoni. Participants will also hear the sounds they make and see photos of bats from around the world at Bats: Truth or Tales, Saturday, Aug. 3, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Meet at Washoe Lake State Park’s equestrian area pavilion. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395 and take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44); the park entrance is on the left. There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7 per vehicle entry fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.

California Carnival is here

The California Carnival will be held through July 28 at the Truckee River Regional Park rodeo parking lot. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Tahoe¹s Connection for Families. The Truckee Carnival features a Ferris wheel, fun house, giant slide, roller coaster, and midway games, rides for 2-4 year-olds. Hours are Thursday; 4-11 p.m. on Friday; noon -11 p.m. on Saturday; noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $20 for unlimited rides wristband if purchased in advance at Safeway in Truckee and Tahoe’s Connection for Families, 761 Northwood Blvd., in Incline Village. On-site cost is $30.

Call 775-832-8230 or visit for information.

Sierra Nevada Ballet to perform Coppelia

Sierra Nevada Ballet has selected the Coppelia ballet for summer performances July 27 at Nightingale Hall as part of the Artown Festival and July 29 on the outdoor stage at Sand Harbor State Park in conjunction with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. A comic love story, Coppelia is filled with fantasy and reality as it tests the relationship of the heroine, Swanilda, and hero, Franz, through the romantic device of a beautiful lifeless doll created by the obsessive Dr. Coppelius. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Thunderbird Yacht still cruising

The iconic Thunderbird Yacht still cruises Lake Tahoe with elegance and grace after 73 years. Since America’s Great Depression, Thunderbird has transported guests in opulent luxury between high-mountain estates and resorts. Now owned by Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, a Nevada public charity, Thunderbird continues to promote Lake Tahoe’s maritime heritage by serving as a floating classroom for children’s educational programs and as a platform for scientific and environmental research.

As part of the Preservation Society’s effort to pay off the $1.1-million note and keep Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe, Thunderbird will attend charity events at Lake Tahoe venues. On July 26-27, Thunderbird will attend the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic at Tahoe Keys Marina. Aug. 9-10, find her at the 39th annual Concours d’Elegance at Carnelian Bay.


Young Shakespeare

Bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family’s life with a family friendly, one-hour performance adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The 2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare production, an adaptation of the Festival’s mainstage offering, is designed with the young audience member in mind and runs July 29-Aug. 8 at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village and a variety of other outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

To reserve free Young Shakespeare tickets call 800-74-SHOWS. Visit Groups of 10 or more call 775-832-1616.

Sugar Pine Foundation sailing cruise

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Woodwind II catamaran sailboat. Complimentary champagne, wine, domestic beer and appetizers are included. Check in time is 6:30 p.m., boat leaves from Zephyr Cove beach at 7 p.m. A few night stays and gondola passes will be auctioned. Tickets are $51 per person, e-mail to reserve your spot.

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