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Carson City

Scrapbooking store offers its supplies to make vets cards

County Purr Farm Scrapbooking will be holding a free handmade card event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at their store, 3220 Highway 50 E. in the Longs Shopping Center.

All supplies will be provided free of charge to make handmade thank you cards, one for each veteran at the Reno Veterans Affairs Hospital to have on their breakfast tray for Veterans Day.

For information, call 885-7377.

‘Casablanca’ showing promotes Medicare options

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

Wheelchair athlete speaks at WNCC

Western Nevada Community College will be kicking off its 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.

Daughters of Norway to meet Thursday

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 Norwegian sweater. For information, call 882-3729.

Douglas County

Countywide public debate in Minden Wednesday

The Business Council of Douglas County will be holding a countywide public debate at 5:30 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. For information, call 782-6715.

Grimes Point

Foundation to hold petroglyphs tour

Nevada Rock Art Foundation presents an opportunity to view some of the state’s oldest petroglyphs on a guided tour of Grimes Point Saturday. Grimes Point is east of Carson City.

To register for the tour, e-mail or call 323-6723. Attendees should bring plenty of water, lunch, hat, and wear sturdy walking shoes. Tours of Grimes Point are offered year-round, the third Saturday of the month.