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The Rainbow Girls Annual Gift Wrap starts today at the north end of the Carson Mall Shopping Center and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24. The gift wrap service will be open during mall hours. Proceeds will benefit the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a service organization for girls 11-20. For information, call 841-3967.

The Nevada Appeal is again soliciting holiday memories from readers. Send us your holiday memories no later than Dec. 15. Send them to P.O. Box 2288, Carson City, 89702; drop them off at 580 Mallory Way, e-mail them to editor@nevadaappeal.com or fax them to 887-2420. Make sure they’re labeled as “Holiday Memories.” It’s OK to include a photo. We also ask that your stories be true, legibly written, and no longer than 500 words. Please include a name and phone number.

Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots or Ashlee’s Closet during business hours through Tuesday, Dec. 16 to Chili’s, 3205 Retail Drive. or 3784 US Hwy 395 S and receive a coupon for a free Kid’s Meal. Barrels at the entrance will be marked for each collection. For information, call 841-2553 or 267-0044.

Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club hosts the second annual Legado Holiday Festival of Light, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton. Holiday Hay Rides and caroling, kid’s crafts and activities, goodies and treats, have your picture taken with Santa. Dayton High School Jazz Band will perform 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the CVC Dayton Christmas Choir will perform. Bring a pair of new, fire retardant children’s pajamas to support needy families in Northern Nevada. For information, visit http://www.daytonvalley.com or call 246-7888, ext. 708.

Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club is holding a member drive through December. The goal is for 500 members. Annual dues are $3 and membership is open to anyone age 55 or older. Funds raised by Young at Heart are used throughout the year for projects including gift bags for the Holidays, repairs and upkeep at the Senior Center and fundraising for a new center. To join come in Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or Monday 10 a.m.-noon at the giftshop located in the Senior Center lobby, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. For information, call 783-6455.

“The 12 Gifts of Christmas” will be presented today in Dayton as a benefit for Lyon County’s Shop with a Sheriff.

The collection of 12 skits will be performed by MFH Production, members of the Misfits Theater Company, and local child actors. It is directed and choreographed by Jan Duke.

The show begins at 4 p.m. today at Chucks Old West Grill at 65 Pike Street in Old Town Dayton.

Tickets cost $12 per person and are free for children under 10. For ticket information call 315-2165.

For information on donating to the Shop with a Sheriff benefit, call Deputy Julie Redmond at 246-6200 or 577-5023.