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Free local history programs offered on May 19 and May 26 at the Neil Road Recreation Center
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Grady Tarbutton
From the Washoe County Courthouse to the Dude Ranches of Washoe Valley, there are still many reminders of the days when “Going to Reno” meant going for a quickie divorce.

Join local historian Mella Harmon for a video documentary and discussion of those infamous days that helped to make Reno world-famous during an “Exploring Nevada” history program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, in the Neil Road Recreation Center. What: Reno’s Divorce Era

When: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Where: Neil Road Recreation Center, 3925 Neil Road, Reno

Cost: Free

Contact: (775) 823-6519

Exploring Nevada programs at the Neil Road Recreation Center are part of the nationally celebrated Older Americans Month. A second program highlighting Nevada’s Sarah Winnemucca Statue Project will be held at the center at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

A complete calendar of local Older Americans Month events is available from local libraries, the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, Washoe County Senior Services, and the Incline Village General Improvement District. Everyone who participates in at least five Older Americans Month events will be entered into a prize drawing that will take place at the June 13 Reno Senior Dance.

The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Age Strong – Live Long.” Today’s seniors have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecedented prosperity. They pioneered new technologies in medicine, communications, and industry while spearheading a cultural revolution that won equal rights for minorities, women, and disabled Americans. Their remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans, and underscore the debt of gratitude we owe to the generations that have given so much to our society. For more information, visit