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Donations needed for senior program

RSVP will be making home visits to senior citizens on Saturday. They are asking local businesses and the community for assistance to ensure the success of this program. Donations of packaged food items, gift certificates and other merchandise for a senior citizen is needed.

A monetary donation can be made to Friends to All, c/o Fountainhead Associates, Inc., 312 W. Fourth Street, Carson City NV 89703. Checks should be made payable to RSVP, label donation “Friends to All.” For information contact 884-0180.

Ron Paul supporters meeting tonight

The inaugural meeting of the Ron Paul Carson City Meet-up Group will take place 7 p.m. today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Plaza Hotel, 8001 S. Carson St. There will be refreshments, buttons, yard signs and fliers. For information call 997-5061.

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Jazz band, poets join for concert today

The Mile High Jazz Band will be joined by Krista Benjamin, Suzanne Roberts, Rita Geil, and other award-winning poets for an evening of jazz and poetry at Comma Coffee 8-10 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. The poets take turns to read a poem before each song played by the big band.

Tickets are $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Association and free for those 18 and under. Call 883-4154, or visit http://www.MileHighJazz.com.

History of the Sierra Valleys Railway to be presented

Historian Larry Meeker will present a program about the history of the Sierra Valleys Railway 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. The presentation will explore how fires, wrecks and “pistol practice” including shooting at the local rabbit population from the train) were prevalent in the in the towns along the line.

For information visit http://www.NevadaCulture or call 687-6953.

Poinsettia class on Wednesday

A National Poinsettia Day celebration will be 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday at GEM Ventures, Inc, 4209 S. Carson St. (south end of building). Learn the history, varieties and care of the poinsettia. Hot cider and cookies will be served.

Preregistration is suggested as class size is limited. For information or to register call 882-1807 or 530-0946.

Democrats to hold Christmas party

Carson City Democrats Christmas Dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carson Colony Recreation Center, 2900 South Curry Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Enjoy the culinary treats of Carson City Democrats and bring your specialty culinary dish to share. This dinner will be in lieu of the monthly meeting held on the first Wednesday of the month. Chairman, Steve Platt, will present the DNC’s 50-state strategy to win the 2008 election.

Please bring an unwrapped new toy for our Toys-for-Tots donation barrel. For information call 841-DEMS.

Christmas Follies slated for Dec. 21

The Gold Hill Theater Troupe will present “Christmas Follies” 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Gold Hill Hotel. The cost is $45 per person for a 4-course gourmet dinner and show. For reservations contact 847-0111.

Dayton

First Christmas concert for new school Thursday

Riverview Elementary School will present its first Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in its multipurpose room. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will perform classic Christmas carols and familiar tunes like “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Silver Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Winter Wonderland.”

Kindergarten through second grade will perform from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a 20-minute intermission then the third through fifth grades will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Riverview Elementary School is located at 1200 Ferreto Pkwy in Dayton. For information contact 246-6170.