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Carson City

Volunteers sought to attend event to honor troops

Carson City Chapter, Operation First Response, is looking for volunteers to help with an all-day, citywide benefit to honor our troops and support the wounded. The event will be on Armed Forces Day, May 17.

The city of Carson City will team up with the group for a parade and many events, including a dinner at the Governor’s Mansion. For information, call 841-1989.

GOP presidential candidate to appear

Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter will be at the Gold Dust West Casino from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday. He will be accompanied by retired General Chuck Yeager, Medal of Honor recipient.

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The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 887-0710.

Parents of chronically ill children to meet

Resource meeting for Parents with Chronically Ill Children will meet from 6- 7 p.m. Monday at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway, in the Bristlecone Room.

This is a great opportunity to network with parents dealing with similar issues.

For information, call 885-4506.

Carson Valley

Local artists exhibit in Minden

Artisans International Gallery will present an exhibit of work by local artists beginning Jan. 8. The exhibit and sale offers the theme “Love Me Tender.”

An artists’ reception with light refreshments will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

The gallery is located in Minden Village at 1653 Lucerne St., Suite B. For information, call 783-8881.

Sparks

Sparks casino plans New Year’s party

The Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget will transform into a discotheque New Year’s Eve with the sounds of Disco Inferno and the M-80s. The celebration continues on the casino floor with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Disco Inferno will get the party started with classic ’70s disco hits, followed by the M-80s performing favorites from the ’80s. The dance party will begin at a special show time of 9 p.m. and tickets are $35.

The Casino Cabaret will be another hub of New Year’s revelry, featuring live music, a complimentary champagne toast during the countdown, and a DJ until 4 a.m.

John Shipley from Hiroshima will play live in the Orozko Lounge from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Tickets are at (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com

Lake Tahoe

MontBleu plans New Year’s events

New Year’s Eve entertainment in the MontBleu Theatre will feature The Magic of Rick Thomas in the 1,400-seat theater beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 through Sunday and $35 on Monday, available by calling (800) 648-3353 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

MontBleu Resort will feature “Midnight Blu,” with all night in-and-out privileges beginning at 8 p.m. at Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub, and the resort’s 14,000 square-foot Convention Center.

The Convention Center blow-out starts at 10 p.m. with live music from “Afrodisiacs” presented by Boogie Nights and balloons dropping at midnight.

All parties include free-flowing champagne, party favors and a New Year’s Eve countdown.

Tickets are $75 in advance for all three parties and $100 on the day of by via Ticketmaster.com or by calling -588-3515, ext. 6151.