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Carson City

Roberts House to hold teas

There will be a tea to benefit the Roberts House Museum at noon Dec. 3 for $18. Space is limited and early registration is requested by four days prior to the tea. Call 887-8865.

Blood donors will be entered in drawings for gift certificates

Blood donors who donate blood in the next week to the United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane in Carson City, will be entered into drawings to win gift certificates to Bully’s Sports Bar, David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort, and Applebee’s. Donate now until Dec. 22 and enter to win a drawing for an iPod Shuffle, courtesy of Best Buy. Walk-ins are welcome. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Railroad museum to give free train rides for toy donations

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum will be giving free historic steam train rides to anyone who brings an unwrapped toy donation for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The museum will also remain an official drop-off site for the program though Dec. 17. Call 687-6953.

Junior ski and snowboard registrations Monday

The Carson City Recreation Division will be launching it’s 50th annual Junior Ski Program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday with registrations, and from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 9, in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Children ages 9 to 18 (or in the 4th grade and up) are allowed. Cost is $225 per participant, and equipment is not included. Call 887-2290 ext. 100.

Douglas County

Douglas library to help kids build gingerbread houses

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be leading children in building gingerbread houses using graham crackers and other sweets at 6 p.m. Monday.

Children and adults are welcome, and parents may help younger children with their project. Program limited to 20 participants. Call 782-9841.

Reno

Book signing at Sundance with five local authors

Five local authors will be signing copies of their books at 11 a.m. today at the Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth St. No. 106 in Reno.

Janice Oberding, Frankye Craig, Alesaundra Atreids, Pat Smith and Hans Ernst will all be on hand. Call 786-1188.

Mark Growden to play Brüka

Musician Mark Growden will be playing at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Cost is $5 at the door. Call 323-3221.

Audubon society planning photography presentation of Tanzania on Tuesday

The Lahontan Audubon Society will be holding a photography presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway off of Mount Rose Highway.

This presentation will feature photographs of northern Tanzania, and is free. Call 324-2473.