Each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation this month will receive 10 free flowering trees as part of the foundation's Trees for America campaign. Each new member will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American rosebuds, and two goldenrain trees.
The trees will be shipped at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with planting instructions. The trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. To become a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by Jan. 31 or visit www.arborday.org.
Donate blood during this month and win prizes
United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane, will be offering prizes for donors who donate this month. Among those prizes are a 42-inch plasma television, an all-day ski pass for two at Boreal Mountain Resort, lunch or dinner for two at Applebee's, and an overnight stay for two at Harrah's Reno. Walk-ins welcome. For information or to make an appointment, call 887-9111, or visit www.bloodhero.com.
Community Coalition meets Thursday
The next meeting of the Carson City Community Coalition is 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Nevada Room of the Senior Citizens Center, 901 Beverly Drive.
The coalition is striving to empower the community to solve gang and other problems and meets regularly on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish. All are welcome.
Call JoAnne Skelly, 887-2252.
New food pantry opens
The Apostolic Church of Carson City is opening a food pantry in order to assist needy families within the community.
If you are looking for a way to help your neighbors and can contribute food items, bring contributions to 1885 Long St.
With the increased cost of living, there is an increase of need for this type of assistance.
For information, call Daniel Sanchez at 443-9501.
D'Vine Wine to hold free 'Wine 101' classes
The public is invited to attend the first of D'Vine Wine's free series of lectures for those who want to know more about wine with "Wine 101" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the D'Vine Wine Banquet Room, 200 N. Stewart St.
For information, call 882-7766.
New theater group to hold auditions
Wildhorse Children's Theatre and The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada will hold auditions for their production of "Charlotte's Web" by Joseph Robinette 10 a.m. Saturday at the museum, 813 N Carson St.
Auditioners ages 5-15 should come prepared with a poem or nursery rhyme of one minute or less.
There will also be cold readings from the script. Show dates are March 9-18 at the museum. Call 887-0438.