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Friday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Friday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 7-7-2; Daily 3 Midday: 4-3-8; Daily 4: 9-1-7-1; Daily Derby: 1st: 8 Gorgeous George; 2nd: 2 Lucky Star; 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; Race Time: 1:40.64; Fantasy 5: 12-19-22-30-35; Mega Millions: 12-29-37-49-72, Mega Ball: 9.

The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $221 million.

For more information visit the California Lottery website: http://www.calottery.com.

Soroptimists to hold evening of Bingo

Soroptimist International of the Comstock will host an evening of Bingo Saturday at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Proceeds will help provide scholarships to area high schools and one woman who is head of the household and returning to school.

Tickets cost $15 in advance. Reservations can be made by calling Sharon at 775-246-1630. Tickets at the door cost $20 each.

Participants will play for prizes. Snacks will be provided; a no host bar offering beer, wine and soda will be available.

Presentation about heroes of the Holocaust set

Author Marty Bournstein will talk about his book “Two Among the Righteous Few,” a story about a couple from the Netherlands who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.

Bournsteins’ presentation covers historical context in which the story takes place, World War II in Europe and the Holocaust; the difficult conditions of life in Holland under Nazi Germany’s occupation and how the Dutch responded to the situation; Fran and Mien Wijnakker, the heroes of his book; and the personal connection Bournstein has with the Wijnakker’s story.

There are plans to produce a feature film based on the book, and portions of the film are set to be shot in Northern Nevada. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, which is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

For more information, call Darrin Miller at 626-757-1945.

Tickets available for Bark, Whine & Dine benefit

Jake Houston will perform at the 7th annual Bark, Whine & Dine fundraiser to benefit Carson Animal Services Initiative from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27 at Fuji Park.

The event offers barbecue catered by Foodies Bystro and dessert by Carson City Confections. There will be a silent auction, quilt raffle and 50/50 drawing.

Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased at http://www.friendsofcasi.com.

Governor’s Points of Light nominations sought

The nomination deadline for the 2014 Governor’s Points of Light awards has been extended to 5 p.m. on June 11.

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, seeks nominations for extraordinary volunteer efforts in Nevada, and the nomination deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on June 11.

Nomination categories are Northern Nevada individual; Southern Nevada individual; rural Nevada individual; Nonprofit and community organization volunteer program; corporate and business volunteer program and volunteer manager.

Recipients are selected based on achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance

Finalists will be recognized at the Governor’s Points of Light awards ceremony, an official Nevada 150 event, on Sept. 18 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

To submit, go to http://www.bit.ly/14GPOL. Finalists must be in attendance at the ceremony; travel arrangements will be covered by Nevada Volunteers.

Input sought on Nevada’s art needs

The Nevada Arts Council’s online survey is available through July 15 to accept public comment about art and cultural needs in Nevada.

Information gathered from the surveys and arts town meetings will be used to update the organization’s Values & Vision strategic plan that guides the work of the state agency. The plan provides the foundation for the fall 2014 Arts Council Partnership Grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts.

The short survey is available in English and Spanish and is tailored for the user, so parents, artists, educators and organizations have a chance to answer questions relevant to their experiences and priorities.

To take the survey, go to nac.nevadaculture.org, or call 775-687-6680.

Tickets available for annual garden tour

Gardens and historical homes will be showcased in Carson City Historical Society’s annual garden tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19.

This year’s event offers a raffle for an original oil painting by local artist Stephanie Shefrin. The tour is a fundraiser for the completion of the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St.

Tickets for $10 go on sale June 10 at Due Sorella, 202 Curry St., and Greenhouse Garden Center, 2459 S. Curry St. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at these locations; six raffle tickets cost $5.

For more information, call Julie Grady at 775-841-6211, or email cchistoricalgardentour@gmail.com.

Blue Star Mothers group meets Tuesday

Sierra Nevada Chapter No. 2 Blue Star Mothers meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Nevada Army National Guard, 2460 Fairview Drive.

Individuals with a son or daughter in the military are welcome to attend. For more information, call President Dorothy Wingard at 775-246-2499.

Elks hold breakfast, taco night

Tahoe-Douglas Elks will hold its monthly family buffet breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 22 at the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Ldoge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

The breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, meats, juice and coffee costs $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers and $5 for children 10 and under. An omelet bar will also be available.

Elks monthly taco night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 26 at the Lodge. Tacos cost $2.50 each and include all the toppings and beans. Dessert will also be served.

Grant approved to help employ vets

The Office of the Secretary of Defense-Reserve Affairs approved a $650,000 grant for the Nevada National Guard to help job-seeking Nevada veterans.

Funds will pay for up to six contract personnel who will assist unemployed or underemployed veterans statewide to secure job opportunities. The contracted employees will provide one-on-one employment support to Nevada Guard and Reserve service members and ensure those members are not disadvantaged in seeking civilian careers because of their service.

Case workers will also focus on identifying current and former service members who are unemployed or underemployed and connect them with both education and employment opportunities that could lead to civilian careers.

Nevada Guard and Reservists are experiencing an unemployment rate of approximately eight percent and underemployment of approximately 17 percent across the state. There are nearly 350 members of the Reserve components who are registered in the Hero 2 Hired program as unemployed seeking employment.

For more information, call 775-887-7252.

WNC offers driver education courses

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College throughout the summer. Each session includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and costs $100.

Summer courses meet on the WNC Carson City Campus Mondays-Thursdays, June 23 – 26, July 7-10, July 21-24 and Aug. 4-7. Carson City classes also include four hours of driving simulator time.

Two classes will be offered in Douglas County, Mondays-Thursdays, June 9-12 at the Eastfork Fire Station in Genoa, and Monday-Thursday, July 21-24 at the Eastfork Fire Station on Stephanie Way in Minden.

Young drivers learn safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, driving maneuvers, how to handle distractions and peer pressure and how to prevent falling asleep at the wheel or driving under the influence. Instruction includes tips on how to drive safely around large trucks and motorcycles and avoid unexpected objects in the road, maneuvering safely through roundabouts, and rules for driving in bad weather. Speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives.

Nevada state law requires new drivers under age 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home. To register for the non-credit class, go to http://www.wnc.edu/drivereducation/. For more information, call 775-445-4458.