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Carson City

United Blood Services asks for donations

United Blood Services has issued a critical appeal for people with all blood types to donate within the next week. Local usage has left the supply of red blood cells low. Walk-ins are welcome. United Blood Services is in the Salvation Army shopping center on East Winnie Lane. For information or an appointment, call 887-9111.

Guitarist Einhorn, tango society to play at BAC

The Brewery Arts Center and the Sierra Nevada Guitar Society will bring Craig Einhorn and the Truckee River Tango Society to the Brewery Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7. To buy tickets or for information call 883-1976 or visit http://www.breweryarts.org.

Free ESL workshop slated

There will be a free workshop on tutoring English as a Second Language hosted by the ESL In-Home Program from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 E. Winnie Lane. There will be another such workshop Aug. 26. Call 888-2021.

Carson Tahoe holds childbirth education class

There will be a class titled “Childbirth Education Cliff Notes” Saturday and on Aug. 26 in the Bristlecone Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. This one-day course offers a basic understanding of what to expect during delivery. For information or class reservations, call 445-5131.

Douglas County

Local artist’s work to be displayed in the Valley

The Douglas County Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit of popular local artist Mimi Jobe starting Saturday at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. The society will host a reception and birthday party for Jobe from 4-9 p.m. Saturday. There will be a raffle, with tickets costing $2 each or $5 for three. All proceeds go to the Historical Society. Tickets are on sale at the Museum Store.

Dayton

Dayton High classes holding reunions

Dayton High School Class of 1986 will hold its 20-year reunion Friday through Sunday. Due to its small class size, organizers are extending an invitation to the graduating classes immediately before and after theirs, 1985 and 1987, as well as to teachers, bus drivers and other “friends” of the class of 1986. Tentatively, they are planning a Friday evening get-together; Saturday night dinner at Dayton Valley Golf Club, and a family barbecue and fun day on Saturday or Sunday. The dinner event requires an RSVP and will require advance payment with reservation. They would appreciate any positive input and assistance in finding classmates.

If you are aware of any other classmates’ contact information, spread the word or call 246-7775 or (310) 651-0903, or e-mail suzyqkelley@netzero.com.

Reno

Kids learn about owls at Galena Creek program

Children ages 7-12 can join Galena Creek Regional Park rangers for a look at the keen sight and flight of the owl during a free Junior Naturalist Program at 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants should meet at the Stone House Interpretive Center. Call 849-2511.