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Carson City


Call city to schedule leaf pick up beginning today


The Carson City Public Works Operations Division will schedule appointments for limb and leaf pick-up today to Nov. 21. Pick-up will be Nov. 26 to Nov. 30.


Leaves must be bagged and limbs must be less than six feet long tied in bundles no more than four inches in diameter.


Bags and bundles cannot exceed 60 pounds each.


Pick-up is for vegetation only. Place the material on curbs in plain view.


Call 887-2355 starting 8 a.m. today.


Hospital offers lab screenings today


Community HealthCheck Fair - Affordable Lab Screenings - Carson Tahoe offers affordable lab screenings on the second Tuesday of each month. Doctor's orders are not required. Screenings include: comprehensive metabolic and lipid panel, prostate specific antigen, complete blood count, thyroid stimulating hormone and hemoglobin A1c. Appointments are required. Call 1-866-284-9355 or go online to www.carsontahoe.com.




November Jazz tunes up at Comma Coffee


Mile High Jazz Band with guest vocalist Jakki Ford presents "November Jazz" 8-10 p.m. today at Comma Coffee.


General admission $5 MHJB Association members $4; age 18 and under free.


Swing-dance instruction 6-7:30 p.m. is $5 more.




'Art and Ideas' talk at library Wednesday


Nevada Neighbors, the Capital City Arts Initiative's ongoing series of presentations on contemporary art, will feature Adam Lerner 7 p.m. Wednesday in "Experimenting with Art and Ideas," a talk at the Carson City Library.


There will be an informal reception at the library for Lerner at 6:15 p.m.




Teens wanted for Crisis Call Center campaign


Crisis Call Center is looking for teens to become a part of their Youth Leadership Council. The Council will work on a mass media campaign to end violence among teens. Students interested in media arts, acting writing, journalism, public relations or those who want to make a difference An informational meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call 784-8085.


Talk on the Central Pacific Railroad and Nevada at museum


The Nevada State Railroad Museum will host a free presentation by Wendell Huffman entitled "The Iron Horse Reaches Nevada" 7 p.m. Wednesday. The presentation will cover the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad down the Truckee River canyon, from Truckee, California to Reno. For information, visit www.NevadaCulture.org or contact 687-6953.


Douglas County


Reserve a spot today for 2008 Economic Outlook event


Northern Nevada Development Authority, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Douglas County presents the "2008 Economic Outlook" 7 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Carson Valley Inn. Cost is $20 with advance reservation for members; $30 for guests or at the door. To RSVP contact www.nnda.org/Reservations/index.asp?ID=46 or 883-4413.




Desert Brushes group meeting Wednesday


The Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Lane Firehouse, 1450 Stephanie Way in Minden.


Painters of all levels and are welcome. Call 883-7917.




Reno


Couples sought as volunteers in communication study


University of Nevada, Reno psychology researchers are seeking volunteers to participate in a study that strives to improve interpersonal communication using tools and techniques presented in the book, "The High Conflict Couple" by Nevada professor Alan Fruzzetti.


Participating couples will visit the University once for a one- or two-hour training and will complete a brief follow-up survey by mail and telephone. Couples will receive a free copy of the book. Call 682-8675.

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