Free cancer symposium
Carson Tahoe Cancer Center will host “Cancer 101,” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1535 Medical Parkway. This free symposium is presented by Dr. Jonathan Tay. For information, call 445-7508.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Carson City Chapter 1329 meet at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St. Luncheon is optional, business meeting is at 12:!5 p.m. Bob Nylen will speak. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For information, call 884-9448 or 246-0926.
Cat and kitten adoptions at Petco
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation holds cat and kitten adoptions 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., every Saturday at Petco, 901 Topsy Lane. There are cats of all ages, spayed or neutered with basic shots and microchips. Reasonable adoption fees. For information, call 782-3754.
Free tax preparation for seniors
AARP will offer free tax preparation for seniors. Taxpayers wanting their taxes prepared and electronically filed for free do not have to be AARP members or any specific minimum age. Now through April 15 representatives will be at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and Lyon County Library, 20 Nevin Way in Yerington, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday. Appointments are required. For an appointment and information, call 246-6210 or 463-7910.
Bingo at the senior center
Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club hosts bingo, Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. The doors open at noon. Early bird games begin at 1 p.m. and regular games at 1:30. Coffee and popcorn are free. The snack bar is open for other food. For information, call 783-6455.
High Sierra Flycasters
The High Sierra Flycasters meet the third Wednesday of each month at United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7. Mike Matuska is guest speaker. For information, call 265-9159.
Douglas County Historical Society
The Douglas County Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 North. The next meeting is Feb. 19. The museums contain artifacts that illustrate the history of Nevada. The Society hosts programs year-round. For information, call 782-2555.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).