Spice of life

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with events around the Truckee Meadows and Carson City. Nevada Hispanic Services of Carson City holds its annual Salsa Y Salsas Festival featuring music, dancing and food this Saturday. Performers include Ballet Folklorico Internacional and the Latin Energy Dancers. Musical entertainment includes Lety La Voz Y Los Casadores De Nevada, Mariachi Plata and Rosella Nuñez. Visitors are encouraged to show off their dance moves in a salsa dancing competition or fire up their tastebuds during a salsa tasting contest. The Salsa Y Salsas Festival begins 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Legislative Plaza of the Nevada State Capitol, Carson and Musser streets, downtown Carson City. Admission is free. Call 885-1055 or visit www.eventsnevada.com.