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There will be a 12-mile hike to El Dorado Canyon near Dayton on Saturday for the Carson City Senior Citizen’s Center, and Sunday for the Sierra Club.

Participants in the hike will be faced with an elevation gain of under 1,000 feet during the route.

There will also be a hike near a portion of the historic Virginia City flume system on McClellan Peak near Virginia City on Nov. 25 for the senior center, and Nov. 26 for the Sierra Club.

No dogs are allowed on either hike. For information or to register, call (775) 530-2935.

Carson City

Silver Saddle Ranch meeting on Saturday

The Friends of the Silver Saddle Ranch will be holding its November general meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Red House on the Silver Saddle Ranch, off Carson River Road. Guest speaker is Cameron Johnson, of the Nevada Wilderness Project. Call 884-1570.

Winter Extravaganza Stop and Shop Saturday

The 2006 Winter Extravaganza Stop and Shop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 4051 Lepire Drive in Carson City. Vendors from Jafra Cosmetics, Home Interiors & Gifts, Tupperware, Cachet Candles, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Canine Creations and Tastefully Simple will be gathered for holiday shopping. There will also be raffles and prizes. For information or to RSVP, call 250-8926 or e-mail

Elk’s Lodge Veterans Day dinner set Saturday

The Carson City Elk’s Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., will hold a Veterans Day dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge. Cost is $6, but veterans with cards get in free. There will be spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, cheesy garlic bread and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Carson City Senior Center’s Adopt a Senior Veteran in the Meals on Wheels program to help homebound veterans. Call 882-2177.

Douglas County

Author to discuss his book at Borders

Writer John Moir will discuss his book “Return of the Condor: The Race to Save our Largest Bird from Extinction” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders on Topsy Lane. Call 267-0755.

Mound House

Church to celebrate Thanksgiving

The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship invites the community of Mound House to join them from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 19 to celebrate Thanksgiving.

This event is free but there is an RSVP requirement by Sunday. To RSVP, call 530-8297 or 230-3546.

Washoe County

Washoe County to hold veterans ceremony

Washoe County Senior Services will be hosting a reception to honor Washoe County Veterans of all ages from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at the Washoe County Senior Center, corner of Ninth and Sutro streets in Reno.

Veterans are invited and encouraged to wear their military medals. Call 328-6141.