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Early Nevada was home to unbelievable, yet real-life personalities, many of whom were associated with gambling. Take part in a mock trial between a minor and a gambling saloon, create a timeline, hold a mobster lineup and even do some gambling, Native American style. Have fun learning about this pivotal industry while listening to true tales revolving around celebrities, mobsters and other colorful characters. Gain insight into how the gaming industry evolved from its territorial roots in 1861 through 1931.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 8/31/2017, ending 8/31/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Doresa Banning 



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Besides the game’s fun and social contact, bridge has been shown to sharpen the mind, improve critical thinking, planning and concentration, and more. Learn to play one of the world’s most popular card games using the American Contract Bridge League's introduction to the principles of bidding and how to play a bridge hand. Find out how to use the Stayman convention over no-trump opening bids, how to play weak two-bids and other pre-empts, and how to bid a strong hand. Discover how to effectively work and cooperate with a partner.   

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 9/7/2017, ending 9/7/2017. 
   Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 10 sessions starting 9/14/2017, ending 11/16/2017. <

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center
  Reno Bridge Club.

Instructor : Wayne Gordon 

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Enhance your mastery of the game of bridge by learning how to declare a bridge hand: developing tricks, eliminating losers, watching out for opponents, managing the trump suit and care of entries. Strengthen your ability to plan and make your contracts, improve your bidding and learn the Jacoby Transfer Convention.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM; 9 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 11/6/2017

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Wayne Gordon 

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Learn how to work with a partner to defend a bridge hand, take more tricks and defeat more contracts. Explore opening leads, third and second hand play, defensive signals, developing defensive tricks, interfering with the declarer and planning the defense. Review and improve your bidding and learn how to use Negative Doubles.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 9 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 11/6/2017

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Wayne Gordon 

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If you have made the difficult decision to file for divorce you have a choice on how to proceed with your divorce. Learn about avenues that can reduce your confusion as well as financial and emotional hardship that can come with it. Gain unbiased information about spousal, child support, asset division, tax circumstances, custody and more. Save money and uphold your finances by understanding the legal and financial aspects of divorce processes to make informed decisions about which option is right for you: do-it-yourself, mediation, collaborative or litigation.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 9/11/2017, ending 9/11/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Kathy DiCenso 



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Improve your presentation and self-confidence through acting. Through working with a professional performer, explore basic skills and techniques used in scenes and monologues. Learn how to approach a script and better understand your character. Increase your observation skills and find out how to best work with a director and other actors. During the final class session, you’ll have an opportunity to perform in front of an audience.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 11/1/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Martin A. David 



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You never know when a storytelling moment will present itself, from a eulogy or a campfire tale to a business presentation. Learn from a master storyteller how to educate, entertain and even inspire people using suspense, dialogue, delayed information and twist endings. Discover how to use facial expressions, sounds that aren't words and even silence to draw listeners into your tale. Test your new skills by telling your story in class.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/15/2017, ending 9/22/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Frank Mullen 

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Embark on a late-night adventure combing Virginia City’s streets for ghosts and delving into the past of this historic gem. Enjoy hearing historical tidbits as well as ghost stories, such as the county's last hanging where some still hear the clanging of a trap door opening. The instructor has had groups witness apparitions outside the Mackay Mansion and dancing figures on D Street near Julia Bulette’s old haunt. Bring your cameras and other investigative equipment to try your hand at nabbing evidence of the paranormal. Virginia City is the nation's largest federally designated historical district.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 12:00 AM - 12:30 AM; starting 9/24/2017, ending 9/24/2017. <

Tuition: $42.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Washoe Club
  TBA.

Instructor : Debbie Bender 

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The saga of the Donner Party is a tragic icon of the American West. Learn the inside story of these doomed pioneers’ 2,000-mile trek and their entrapment in the Sierra from a nationally recognized expert and author. View hands-on artifacts of that fateful journey, explore the mechanics of wilderness survival, and gain a deeper understanding of America’s period of Manifest Destiny.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Frank Mullen 

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Explore your ancestral roots and gain insight into your background. Learn how to document, record and evaluate sources using free genealogy software. Discuss genealogical DNA analysis, family history writing and the gathering of oral histories. Fill out your family tree at your own pace with help from professional genealogists.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/30/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Dick Tolman 

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In October 1846, the Donner Party became entrapped at the lake that now bears its name. Walk in the footsteps of those doomed pioneers during a field trip to Donner Memorial Park and the nearby Alder Creek camp, where a national expert will tell the tale of the heroism, horror and cannibalism that took place there 171 years ago.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Donner State Park Location : 
  Donner State Park.

Instructor : Frank Mullen 

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Better understand life during the Comstock era by learning to decode the hidden meaning of headstones, their symbols and more. Guided by a local historian, stroll Virginia City’s Silver Terrace cemeteries as well as the graveyards in Gold Hill and Silver City, dating back to the 1860s. Find out why smaller cemeteries, differentiated by affiliations and religions, exist. Plus, gain insight into these sites that once were lush Victorian grounds where locals congregated and enjoyed like our parks today. Receive a 50 page handout regarding tombstone symbols and area history.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/7/2017, ending 10/7/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Silver Terrace Cemeteries Location : 
  Silver Terrace Cemeteries.

Instructor : David Davis 

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