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Carson City

Tea includes tour of historic home

The Carson City Historical Society will hold its November Tea beginning at noon Sunday, at The Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St. There will be tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, scones with toppings, tea breads and more. Cost is $15 a person.

The tea includes a tour of the museum and the current exhibit. Artifacts and bottles from the area discovered by John Shuler are currently on display.

For information or reservations, call Paula Cannon, 887-8865.

Hospital offers variety of classes

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Carson-Tahoe Hospital is offering the following classes:

• Bariatric Surgery Support Group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Summit Room. Call 885-4308 for information.

• Diabetes Education Class for Spanish-Speaking Adults will be from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 at the Carson Tahoe Community Wellness Center, 1122 South Stewart St. A box dinner will be served at no additional charge for the participant and one guest. A physician’s referral is required. For information call 885-4506.

• Diabetes Education Program, two day class 9-noon Dec. 8 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. You must have a physician’s referral to be accepted into classes and class days are subject to change. To sign up call 886-7440 or for information, 885-4122

• Childbirth Education Cliff Notes – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10. This one- day course offers a basic understanding of what to expect during delivery and also serves as a refresher course. For information or location, call 885-4210.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center opens for patients at 8 a.m. Dec. 3. For information call 885-4631.

Medicare workshop set for Monday

Working to help seniors understand the new prescription drug benefit, U.S. Congressman Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) will hold Medicare Workshops in Reno and Carson City Monday with experts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Health and Human Services. Seniors will be able to begin officially signing-up for a Medicare drug benefit program the next day.

Gibbons will be joined by Steve Deering, CMS deputy regional administrator, and Calise Munoz, regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services. Additional staff and resources will be available at both workshops to answer questions about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit.

The Carson City workshop will be from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive

In Nevada there are 18 different programs offering Medicare prescription drug coverage, and seven of the programs in Nevada will have prescription drug plans available with no premium to beneficiaries who qualify for extra help. For information, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

Lake Tahoe

Amelia Bedelia stopping by Zephyr Cove library

The Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove will be celebrating Children’s Book Week with a special appearance of Amelia Bedelia. Children’s Book Week runs Monday through Nov. 20. Special programs and displays at schools and libraries emphasize the importance of reading to learn, enjoy, and grow.

Join us at 3:30 p.m. Friday to meet Amelia Bedelia. She is well known by beginning readers for getting into trouble because she is very literal-minded. Enjoy her antics as she “changes” the towels and “dusts” the furniture. Families of all ages are welcome.

The Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove is located at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove Park. For information, call 588-6411.