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Healthsmart TV will present information on prostate health on cable channel 10 Tuesdays throughout October. The show can be seen at 8:30 p.m. on channel 10 Tuesdays in Carson City and Dayton; and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. Thursdays in the Carson Valley.

For information, call 560-0588.

Carson City

Driver needed for dialysis patient

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program needs drivers for a sick man who needs three dialysis treatments a week in Carson City.

RSVP volunteers have been helping him for almost three years. The most recent volunteer, who was driving him three days a week, is no longer available to drive him. The client lives on the south edge of Washoe County, near Carson City. His wife is a teacher in Reno, and now is the sole support for the family. RSVP has a van that can be used for this service and the volunteer will have benefits while volunteering.

For information, contact Cordy Athena at or call, 687-4680, ext. 7.

‘Casablanca’ to show for free to promote Medicare

The 1942 classic “Casablanca” will come back to the big screen in select movie theaters nationwide as part of a campaign to preview the 2007 Medicare Advantage health plans. The special screening events, marking the first time “Casablanca” will be seen nationally in movie theaters in more than 60 years, will include showings at Wallace Theaters Ð Northgate Movies 10, 2751 N. Carson Street, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Oct. 25. Admission is free of charge. In addition to “Casablanca,” attendees will also see “Changing Lives,” a short film that features several Humana Medicare Advantage members. Refreshments will be served to all attendees.

Because seating is limited, anyone eligible for Medicare (or their caregivers) who would like to attend should make a reservation by calling toll free 1-866-836-7902 or visiting

Daughters of Norway to meet

The Daughters of Norway Queen Maud Lodge No. 42 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Saliman Road and Highway 50 East. They will be celebrating their fifth anniversary with a smorgasbord. Participants are encouraged to wear their bunad, costume, or a Norwegian sweater. Women who are of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic heritage or who are married to such are invited to attend. For information, call 882-3729.

College begins new cultural series

Western Nevada Community College will be kicking off their new 2006-07 Cultural Series with “Choosing Victory,” a lecture by Candice Cable, a paraplegic who won more than 80 wheelchair marathons, two Olympic medals, and a World Cup title in cross-country ski racing after an accident left her legs paralyzed. Admission is free. This program starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Marlette Hall on the college’s Carson City campus.

Douglas County

Minden art gallery holding art raffle

Artisans International Gallery in Minden is conducting an art raffle today through Dec. 16.

Proceeds from the sales of raffle tickets will be donated to Soroptimist International of Carson Valley long-term project with Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.

Art items may be viewed and tickets purchased for $1 each at the gallery.

The gallery is in Minden Village at 1653 Lucerne St., Suite B.

Call 783-8881 for gallery hours and directions.