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The Center for Cultural Interchange is looking for host families for foreign exchange students in high school. Young people from Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be visiting America. Call 1 (888) 440-8750 or visit

Carson City

Scavenger hunt to benefit gifted kids

Carson City’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program and TWDive Company are presenting a treasure hunt called “Puzzle Me Carson City” to benefit the GATE programs. The hunt begins at 8 a.m. Thursday and ends when all puzzles are solved, days or weeks later. The hunt requires footwork in and around Carson City. First prize is $1,000 and there are several other prizes. For information or to register, visit

Learn to teach English-as a-second language

There will be a free workshop in tutoring English as a second language from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Carson City Public Library’s auditorium, 900 Roop St. There will be refreshments. Free training materials will be provided. reserve a seat. Call 888-2021.

Screenings help prevent strokes

Residents living in and around Carson City can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.

Life Line screening will be at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1837 Mountain St., Friday starting at 10 a.m. Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete.

A complete vascular screening package, including the stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index screenings is $109 and the osteoporosis screening added in only costs $129.

Preregistration is required. To register or for information, call 1 (877) 237-1287.


Volunteers needed for golf tournament

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its 13th annual golf tournament Aug. 5 and needs players, sponsors, and volunteers to help make it happen. Hole watchers, runners, committee members, coordinators, reservationists, check-in persons and bag-stuffers are all needed.

For information call 246-3687, 883-3313 or 246-7009.

Storey County

Elder abuse presentation rescheduled

There will be a presentation on elder abuse by Susan Hansen, an elder abuse specialist at 11:45 a.m. today at the Storey County Senior Center, 100 Six Mile Canyon Road. Lunch will be available for purchase at $4, and for those 60 and older for a $2 donation. Reservations are needed. For information, call 847-0957.


Junior rancher program presents ‘Baggie Gardens’

Children aged 3 to 7 can learn to how to plant an entire garden in a plastic bag at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. This program is free.

For information, call 828-6612.