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Carson City


Free cholesterol screenings in March


United Blood Service has declared March Donor Appreciation Month. Donors will receive a special "Got Blood?" T-shirt and a certificate for a free six-inch sandwich from Subway. In addition, United Blood Services will be offering free cholesterol screening with each blood donation. For information or to make an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit www.bloodhero.com.


Carson Democrats to meet tonight


The Carson City Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Plaza Hotel Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St. Guest speaker is Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley. The Carson City Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the State of Nevada Employees Association Conference Room, corner of Roop and Robinson streets. For info call 841-3367 or e-mail: carsoncitydems@yahoo.com.


'Professional Night' open to public tonight


D'Vine Wine & Bistro's first "Professional Night" will be at 6 tonight at the restaurant. Mary Caporale, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, is the chosen professional. This is open to the public and there will be a question and answer session after the presentation. For information, call D'Vine Wine at 882-7766, or visit www.carsonwine.com.


Thursday is deadline to make reservations for Footprinter's event


Thursday is the deadline for making reservations for the Carson Valley Footprinter's monthly dinner meeting, to be held at the Carson City Nugget on March 15. Guest speaker will be Harold Willard. For information or to make reservations, call 267-4355 or 783-9759.


Fire department to hold terrorist training


The Carson City Fire Department will be holding a Mass Casualty/Terrorist emergency training exercise from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the city's Corporate Yard, 3303 Butti Way. The scenario will involve a school bus filled with Carson High students being "hijacked." The gunman takes the bus driver and students hostage and recklessly speeds through the community. Many aid units will be participating in this training exercise, and students from Carson High will portray injured victims. Call 887-2220 ext. 1018.


D'Vine wine 101 beginner classes to continue on Thursday


D'Vine Wine & Bistro will be holding the third in it's series of beginners' wine classes, "Wine 101," at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Private Room. The discussion will focus on tasting the red wine varieties of pinot noir and merlot. This is free to the public. For information, call 882-7766 or visit www.carsonwine.com.


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Gardening series starts tonight


Local horticulturist Bill Carlos will be giving a series of six weekly workshops at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden at the Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, from 9 a.m.-noon each Wednesday starting this week. Cost is free, but participation is limited to the first 30 individuals, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 785-4153.

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