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Donors who donate blood through Valentine’s Day will be entered into a drawing to win one of two waterfall-style, heart-shaped 1 carat diamond pendants, to be awarded Thursday. The pendants were donated by Hart’s Fine Jewelry. For information or to make an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit

Backcountry safety programs start

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District and the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol will present free backcountry safety programs this winter.

Each program runs 20-45 minutes long and will be followed by a guided educational hike that will last three hours. Kids, adults and families are welcome.

The programs will take place at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 17, and March 3 at the western end of Tahoe Meadows. For information, call 884-8122.

Carson City

Artisan’s Store to hold ‘Artful Afternoon’

The Artisan’s Store at the Brewery Arts Center will hold an “Artful Afternoon” from 1-4 p.m. today with felting artist Claudia Knous. Refreshments will be served.

The Artisan’s Store is at 449 W. King St. For information, call 883-1976.

‘Ground Hog Hop’ at the Senior Center today

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center will be holding a senior dance from 7-10 p.m. today at the center, 911 Beverly Dr. Cost is $6 per person.

There will be a no-host bar and refreshments, with music provided by the Joe Rossi Band. Dance lessons will be provided from 6-7 p.m.

For information, call 883-0703.

Democratic women meet

The Carson City Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. A luncheon buffet will be available for $10 per person; the meeting is at noon. Planning the direction for the year will be completed. All Democrats are welcome. Call 841-6355 to RSVP.

Douglas County

Michael’s to hold class preview day

The public will have an opportunity to meet the instructors of Michael’s craft classes from 1-4 p.m. today. Michael’s offers Wilton Cake Decorating, Tole Painting, Knitting and Crocheting, Scrapbooking and Jewelry Making classes. There will be a class preview day giveaway basket drawing at 3:30 p.m.-participants must be present to win. For information, call 267-1938.

Silver Knights to hold information meeting

The Silver Knights Motorcycle Club will be holding an informational meeting at 10 a.m. today at Sharkey’s in Minden. The nonprofit club is made up of men and women who are active or retired firefighters, peace officers, military, security, medical, and search and rescue, but not necessarily limited to those professions. For information, call 265-6998.