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Train ride fundraiser for hospital

The Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary is hosting the V&T Wine, Cheese and Dessert Train on Saturday.

The train departs at 10 a.m. from the Carson City Eastgate Depot to Virginia City and returns at 3:15 p.m.

Cost is $65 per person, which includes wine, cheese and dessert tasting to and from Virginia City; “The Way it Was” museum tour; lunch; exclusive shopping discounts; and shuttles available for transportation.

All proceeds support the CTRH Auxiliary. For more information, call 883-1532.

Walk of Hope Saturday

Walk of Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Walk of Hope is a fundraiser to help bring awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which occurs when the diaphragm does not completely close in a newborn and causes the organs to migrate into the chest cavity. These newborns undergo numerous surgeries in order to correct this birth defect.

For more information and to sign up for the race, call 530-208-6421.

Free lecture to address nutrition

A free lecture “Start Healthy Eating & Nutrition” will take place April 13, 5:30 p.m. in the Bristlecone Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

The lecture is in support of National Diabetes Alert Day. For more information, call 775-445-8607.

Documentary looks at health effects of bottled water

The documentary”Tapped” will be screened at 5:30-8 p.m., March 31 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Room 139 & 141, Sierra Nevada College Campus, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

The award-winning documentary examines the bottled industry and its effects on our health, climate, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

For further information, call 775-881-7560 x 7474.