Potluck dinner planned as forum to discuss meth

The public is invited to a forum on methamphetamine use, prevention and recovery at 7 p.m. tonight at the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department on High Street. The focus will be on the facts that methamphetamine addiction is preventable and also something that people can recover from and go on to create successful, happy lives. Handouts describing what meth is, effects of long term use and where to find treatment and mutual support groups will be available.

A potluck is scheduled and is hosted by Silver City's Community Task Force, part of the Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties. For more information, call Tamara Burnet at 847-4714. Please bring a side dish. A main course, beverages and desserts will be provided. There is a $50 door prize.

Sertoma looking for partners for charity

The Carson Sertoma Club is seeking partners in its program that helps children in Carson City who have hearing and speech difficulties, cancer or diabetes. Sertoma is an acronym for "service to mankind," and Carson Sertoma Club has acted in that capacity since 1964.

Sertoma also gives to FISH, the senior center, Angel Kiss, Advocates for Cancer Victims and more. Through the Partners Program, this giving is made available. At the beginning of each year, partners contribute either $1,000 making them a gold partner, $500 making them a senior partner or $300 making them a bronze partner. For more information, call Frank Taylor at 885-7579.

AutoCAD class needs help to make it to the Skills USA competition

Teresa Breeden, AutoCAD instruction at Carson High School, is looking for donations to send her students to SkillsUSA, a national organization and competition that serves those preparing for careers in service, skilled and technical occupations. While her students hold fundraisers for their trip, they also need additional financing, which is why they are seeking aid from the business community.

Breeden is also looking for suggestions on drafting in the business world. She is interested in hearing from AutoCAD users about how drafting is used in their workplace, skills that intro-level drafters lack, how their company publicizes job openings, whether the business hires part- or full-time employees and if anyone is willing to be involved with the high school program. To help, call Breeden at 885-7594 or e-mail her at tbreeden@carson.k12.nv.us

University to premier documentaries on American Indian experience

Two short films about the American Indian experience in Nevada will have their campus premiere at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 7. The two films are People of the Marsh and Under One Sky, recent productions of the University's Oral History Program in association with the Media Design and Production Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT).

The general public, as well as the campus community, is invited to attend this free event, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. in the William J. Raggio School of Education building, room 2030. The two 30-minute films will be introduced by the filmmakers, and a question-and-answer session will follow.

Students to take summer trip overseas

Two students from Douglas County will be traveling overseas this summer because of their acceptance into the People To People Student Ambassador Program.

Dakota Stephan, 14, from Gardnerville will go to China in 2006 and Amanda Kearney, 11, from Minden will travel to Australia in June. As a student ambassador to China, Dakota, a ninth-grader at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, will hike the Great Wall of China and take a boat cruise on the Hoku River. Amanda, a fifth-grader at PiƱon Hills Elementary School, will visit the Australian capital of Canberra and learn about the government at the Parliament House. She will attend a local school for a day, visit with aboriginals and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.

The girls were nominated for the program by anonymous sources. The People to People Student Ambassador Program was started by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Programs like Sister Cities, Project HOPE and Pen Pals came out of People To People. For more on the program, see www.studentambassadors.org

Library storytime starts

The Carson City Library youth department begins its spring session of storytimes on Tuesday. The session features an additional Preschool Storytime on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Arrive early, as latecomers will not be admitted. Free admission tickets are required for some programs and will be available at the youth desk prior to each program. The session runs through May 19.

Preschool Storytime, held 10:15 a.m Tuesday and Wednesday mornings is a 30-minute storytime for children ages 3 to 5. Toddler Lapsit, for ages 2 to 3, is held twice each Thursday at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Family Storytime, also 20 minutes long, is held twice each Friday at 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

For more information, pick up a calendar of events at the youth desk, check the library Web site at www.carson-city.nv.us/library or call 887-2244 extension 1004. The Carson City Library is located at 900 N. Roop St. in Carson City.


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