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Carson City

Free tows offered on News Year’s Eve

AAA offers Tipsy Tow to those in need of a ride home on New Year’s Eve. AAA will offer the service to drinking drivers 6 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning New Year’s Eve. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 1-800-222-4357 for a free tow home of up to five miles. Tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.”

The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck. AAA membership is not required for Tipsy Tow.

‘Vagina Monologues’ auditions coming up Saturday

Wild Horse Productions will present “The Vagina Monologues.” Auditions for this benefit performance are 1 p.m. Saturday at Marlette Hall at Western Nevada College.

No theater experience or preparation for the audition is needed and those auditioning with be given selections from the play to read. This production will be directed by Micha Marie Stevens and will be presented at Marlette Hall at WNC March 14-15.

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is based on her interviews with more than 200 women about love, sex and life. The results are humorous, sad and empowering combinations of monologues given by diverse women. Call 887-0438 or see http://www.wildhorsetheater.com.

‘Cool Jazz in January’ at Comma Coffee Jan. 8

Swing into the new year with the Mile High Jazz Band at “Cool Jazz in January,” a big-band event with guest vocalist Jakki Ford, 8-10 p.m. Jan. 8, at Comma Coffee. General admission is $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Association; and free for age 18 and under. Come early for swing dance instruction, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $5 additional.

The 17-member Mile High Jazz Band performs music in the spirit of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman and more contemporary jazz styles from their repertoire of more than 100 charts.

Call June Joplin at 883-2662.

Douglas County

Tickets on sale for Soroptimist fundraiser scheduled for March 8

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley will present its annual Savor the Flavor fundraiser 6-9 p.m. March 8 at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort. The evening will feature wines and microbrews donated by some of the area’s finest wineries and distributors, a food tasting from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Raffle tickets will be sold.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. They are available at many local merchants including Aloha Discount Liquors, Artisans International Gallery, Carson Valley Inn Gift Shop, Carson Valley Market, Carson Valley Mortgage, Historian Inn, Jen’s Optical House, Neddenriep and Associates, Nevada State Bank (Minden), Sierra Nevada Trading Company, Stewart Title, Tumblewind Antiques, Valley Golf Shop and World Gym.

For tickets or information, call 782-2208 or 783-8881.

Reno

Psychic fair scheduled

What are you creating for 2008? Are you aligned with the upcoming planetary energy shift? The Reno Psychic Institute will host a New Years Psychic Fair 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 5. Cost is $25 for a 30-minute reading. Psychic predictions for the coming year at 3 p.m. and New Years meditation at 4 p.m. The Reno Psychic Institute is located at 20 Hillcrest Drive, Reno. For information contact 324-2872.