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Retired public employees to meet

Carson City Chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Jill Terry will speak on Reverse Mortgages for Retirees. All retired state employees are invited. For information, call 883-6334.

Carson symphony elects trustees

The Carson City Symphony Association, Inc., elected trustees for the orchestra’s 25th season at its recent annual membership meeting.

Newly elected trustee is Carson City resident Kimberly Greenman, whose son Skyler and daughter Allie play violin in the Symphony’s “Strings in the Schools” program.

Trustees Elinor Bugli, president, of Carson City, and Edith Isidoro-Mills, secretary, of Fallon, were reelected for additional three-year terms.

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The nine-member board also includes Grant Mills, vice president; Charlotte Tucker, treasurer; Andrew Spieker, Sue Kitts, Norma Summey and Len Hamer.

The Carson City Symphony Association is a nonprofit educational corporation and is the principal support group for the symphony, conducted by David Bugli, the Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, and the “Strings in the Schools” program, directed by Sue Kitts.

The opening concert of the 2008-09 Carson City Symphony season will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 26, with a preview at 3:15 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center. To reserve season tickets, call 883-4154.

Exchange students need host families

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

The students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance.

Carson City-area families interested in learning about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call Pacific Intercultural Exchange, toll-free, 1-866-546-1402.

Healthcare alternatives on chamber’s agenda

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce invites you to Health Care Alternatives for Breakfast Club, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Tuesday.

Health Care Alternatives is located at 601 E. Washington St. For information, call 882-1565.

Kid’s Klub has openings for fall

Kid’s Klub preschool, sponsored by the Carson City Recreation Division, has openings for fall classes for 4- to 5-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings; and 3- to 4-year-olds on Tuesday and Thursday morning. Children must be potty trained.

Cost is $126.50 per month for the 4- to 5-year-old class and $84 for the 3- to 4–year-old class. Register at the Recreation Office, 851 E. William St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Space is limited. For information, call 887-2290, ext. 0.

Vegetable garden open for picking

Plant It Nursery’s “Pick Your Own Veggies” garden is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, 1346 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. There is an array of fruits and vegetables waiting to be picked, taken home and enjoyed.

For information, visit http://www.PlantItNursery.com.

Melvin Seals, JGB at River Ranch

The River Ranch presents Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band at the River Ranch Lodge, 9:30 p.m., Wednesday on HIghway 89 just 2 miles north of Tahoe City. Tickets are $20 advance. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21 years or older.

Call (530) 583-4264.

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