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Historic Resources Commission meets Thursday evening

The Historic Resources Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sierra Room at the Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Items scheduled for the agenda: possible discussion and possible action regarding the demolition of the Presbyterian Church; building of children’s playhouse and erecting a fence at 603 W. Robinson St.; and mulling of rules regarding commissioners representing their own projects.

Carson Tahoe offers bariatric seminars and support groups

Carson Tahoe offers free seminars each month about the latest treatment options available for obesity. Also offered are free monthly support groups for people considering weight loss surgery or who have had surgery. Call 445-8486.

BLM to conduct brush pile burns

The Bureau of Land Management will begin conducting low-intensity brush pile burns near Heaven Hill Way and Powerline Road in Carson City during the next few weeks. Light smoke may be visible west of highway 395 on burn days. Call 885-6185 or 885-6120.

Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee to meet

The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Executive Conference Room, City Hall, 201 N. Carson St. Enter the building from Musser Street.

Items for discussion include legislative revisions of NRS 279; committee functions; and, an update of authority activities.

Residents also are invited to speak about topics on or off of the agenda.

Group for retired public employees meets today

The Carson City Chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

All retired public employees are welcome.

Call 883-6334.

Cultural Homestay International seeking host families

Cultural Homestay International, a nonprofit organization that places foreign exchange students and au pairs into American homes, is seeking host families for students in the Minden/Gardnerville area, and host families for au pairs in Carson City and the surrounding area. One family in the Carson City area for a student is also needed.

Students are high school juniors and seniors from Europe and Asia. They speak English, and have their own insurance and money.

Host families do not have to have teenagers or be in a specific age range to participate.

Call 882-0367, or e-mail nancyttcc1@msn.com.

Nevada Mag fetes 75th anniversary of legalized gambling

The March/April 2006 edition of Nevada Magazine will detail the history and story of Nevada’s early years as a “renegade state” and how gambling became legalized.

Call 687-0601.