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Carson City

Aquatic center expands hours

The Carson Aquatic Facility has expanded its weekday hours for the therapy pool.

Every weeknight except Wednesdays, the therapy pool will be open from 4:30-8:15 p.m. The Aquatic Facility is located at 841 N. Roop St. For information, call 887-2242.

Santa to ride the rails this weekend

Nevada State Railroad Museum hosts Santa Train 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Dec. today and Sunday. The Santa Train excursion is being offered at a special discounted price of $2 per seat.

The museum is also a drop-off point for the Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots.

The Railroad Museum is located at 2180 S. Carson St. For information, contact 687-6953.

Lake Tahoe

Thunderbirds coming to Harrah’s

Get into party spirit when The Fabulous Thunderbirds bring their rockin’ Texas roadhouse blues bash to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe today.

In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their first self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it became a cult classic.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 plus tax. Call (800) 786-8208 or see http://www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com.

Washoe Valley

Santa visits Washoe Lake

Christmas at Washoe Lake State Park with Santa. Join the Park Rangers and Santa 1-3 p.m. today for an afternoon of horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, crafts and games. Bring your camera for a photo of Santa. The event ill be held in a large heated tent at the main park entrance.

For information, contact 687-4319.

Reno

Jazz Orchestra playing concert

The 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra will play its annual Christmas Concert today at the Sands Regency Casino at 4 p.m. Featured will be holiday music with a Latin percussion accent. Also appearing are vocalist Jackie Landrum and the No Comprende jazz quartet.

Special guests are the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra to open the show.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students and are available the door, which opens at 3:30 p.m.

Douglas County

Bingo game scheduled

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club Bingo will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville. Doors open at noon. Coffee and popcorn are free. The snack bar is open for other food.

For information call 783-6455.

Martin signing books at Borders

Cynthia Martin will be signing her book “Solo Flight: A Bipolar Odyssey,” 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Borders Books, 911 Topsy Lane.

The book is the story of John Reese, the anti-brothel activist who faked his own disappearance, then made an unauthorized flight to Cuba intending to kidnap Fidel Castro. For information, call 267-0755.