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Mound House

Lessons of Life Homeschool meets

Lessons of Life Homeschool Fellowship is hosting their first homeschool fellowship meeting of the year at 2 p.m. Jan 20, at the Bread of Life Christian Fellowship in Mound House, 10042 Highway 50 E. Everyone is welcomed.

For information, call Betty at 241-0205.

Carson City

AAA launches drivers ed program for teens

AAA Nevada is launching Driver-ZED, a new computer program designed to teach teens lifesaving driving skills.

Driver-ZED is a computer DVD-ROM that allows teens to gain experience at recognizing dangerous driving situations in a safe virtual environment. The software offers teens different live-action scenarios in a wide variety of driving venues – highways, towns, rural areas, and construction zones.

AAA is also donating copies to all high schools in Nevada.

Driver-ZED can be ordered at http://www.csaa.com. The software is free for members of AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah. The cost for non-members is $7.

Blood Services hosts football blood drive

United Blood Services is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 4. There will be free food, beverages, and prizes.

Show support for your favorite team and wear your team’s colors, while showing your support for your community and giving blood or platelets.

The United Blood Services is at 256 E. Winnie Lane, Carson City, and 1125 Terminal Way, Reno. Both offices are participating in this blood drive.

For information or an appointment call 887-9111, 324-6454, or go to http://www.bloodhero.com.

Federal Employees group to meet Tuesday

Chapter 1329 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.

The optional luncheon is at 11:30 with the business meeting at noon. Guest speaker is Carson City Manager Linda Ritter, who will speak on “The State of the City in 2006.”

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend.

Contact Charles Desjardins at 884-9448 or Jim Rud at 882-7061 for information.

Reno

Genealogical Society meets on Thursday

At Thursday’s meeting of the Nevada State Genealogical Society members and guests will be asked to “Show and Tell” their fruitful research projects and also bring their road-block problems for discussion and possible advice.

The 7 p.m. meeting is at the Family History Center, 4751 Neil Rd., in Reno. (Entrance around the corner on Filbert Way).

All are welcome. Call Joan Butler 851-1973 or Patty Wallace 882-8030.

Bartley Ranch presents cowboy poetry and songs

Bartley Ranch Regional Park presents “Under a Starry Nevada Sky,” an evening of cowboy poetry and traditional western songs, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the park’s Western Heritage Interpretive Center, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, in Reno. The event is free.

For information, call 828-6612 or visit http://www.washoecountyparks.com.