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Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Today

u “Irish ceili,” 6:30-10 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. in the ballroom. Features evening of traditional Irish stories, songs, music and dancing. Cost $8 16-older, $2 15-younger. Dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 884-3747.

u “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 6:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran School, 1837 Mountain St. Free, open to public; includes raffle for a Peanuts Christmas quilt. Call 882-5252.

u Carson City Recreation talent contest finals, 7 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Admission $3 adults, $1 students; snacks available. Call Joyce at 782-2105.

u Hired Help featuring Scot Hart performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road. No cover; must be 21. Call 883-7799.

u Friends of the Carson City Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday in the library auditorium, 900 N. Roop St. Call 887-2244.

u “A Christmas Carol” presented by Carson Performing Arts and Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets, information, call 883-1976.

saturday

u Bella Voce performs 2:30 p.m. at Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. in Carson City. Call 323-6090 or 883-1976.

u Roberts House Tea, 11 a.m. at 1207 N. Carson St. Cost $18 per person; prepaid reservations required. Call 887-8865.

u Carson City Democratic Headquarters grand opening, 2-6 p.m. at 214 W. Robinson. Call 841-3367.

u IndieWriters and Ash Canyon Poets group host an evening of poetry and theater, 7-8:30 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. Features Bill Cowee, Michael Kiriluk, Roy Chavez, Judy Kinney and a one-act play by Asha Anderson. Donation accepted; call 782-0886 or indiewriters@ashabot.com

u Food drive at the Dayton Chevron Station/Port of Subs, corner of Highway 50 East and Dayton Valley Road, noon-4 p.m. Santa photos free with canned-food donation. Call 216-9990.

u Daughters of the American Revolution, John C. Fremont Chapter, meets at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Ruth Quintana, Gardnerville. Bring a canned- food item or toy. Call Janice Frost at 783-9626.

u Young at Heart annual Christmas party, 1-5 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Limited seating; reservations required. Gift exchange. Call 783-6455.

u Carson Valley Pops Orchestra 7 p.m. free Christmas program at CVIC Hall, Minden. Refreshments available. Call 265-2841.

u Santa Train steam train rides and Nevada State Railroad Museum open house at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 687-6953.

u Gingerbread social and auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fourth Ward School, Virginia City. Call 847-0957.

u Virginia City Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Storey County Senior Center. Features crafts, baked goods and more. Call 847-0957.

sunday

u Victorian Christmas Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes 12 locations starting with Hank Monk at the St. Charles Hotel; 1 p.m. celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the renovated Brougher-Bath home with Mayor Ray Masayko and State Archivist Guy Rocha. Tickets $15 adults; $12 seniors (65+), students 13-18, $5 children 5-12. Hosted by the Carson City Historical Society. Call Dorothy Dolan at 882-1805.

u Carson City Symphony holiday concert, 4 p.m., Carson City Community Center. Call 883-4154.

u Walton’s Chapel of the Valley annual Remembrance Service and Candle Lighting, 6 p.m. at 1281 N. Roop St. Open to the public. Call 882-4965.

u Northern Nevada Chapter of The Compassionate Friends’ annual candle lighting in memory of the death of children, 6 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Features music and poems with a dessert potluck and ornament exchange. Call Kathy Schultz at 883-3132.

u High Sierra Chapter of the M.I. Hummel Collector’s Clumeets at 1 p.m. at the home of John and Eileen Brooks, 1611 Ohua St., Minden. Bring a gift to exchange and finger food to share. Call 882-6368 or 782-9148.

u Organizational meeting of local car and motorcycle clubs at 5 p.m. at Sharkey’s Casino Rib Room, to assist with Gardnerville’s 125th birthday celebration. Call 265-6998.