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Community Briefs

Heartburn can be an early symptom of Gastric Reflux Disease. This month’s HealthSmart TV series features Dr. Steven D. Taylor, gastroenterologist, and host Dr. Colleen Lyons. HealthSmart TV is produced by Pro*Star Productions. View on cable Channel 10 in Carson City and Dayton at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. In Reno and Washoe Valley, it is on Channel 16 at 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Carson City

FISH needs turkeys

Friends In Service Helping is in need of 150 turkeys to fill baskets for needy families this Thanksgiving. Distribution takes place Nov. 20-22. Turkey donors should bring a frozen turkey to FISH, 138 E. Long St. FISH is open for registration in its Christmas office 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Christmas Day. Approximately 300 families will be served at Thanksgiving, and 500 at Christmas. Call FISH at 882-8448.

Elk’s Lodge to hold Veterans dinner

The Carson City Elk’s Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., will be holding a Veteran’s 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 will be presented to the Carson City Senior Center’s Adopt a Senior Veteran in the Meals on Wheels program to help homebound veterans. Call 882-2177.

2006 Winter Extravaganza Stop and Shop Saturday

The 2006 Winter Extravaganza Stop and Shop will be from 9 a.m. to 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. For information or to RSVP, call 250-8926 or e-mail

Douglas County

Michael’s to hold Class Preview Day

Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store will be offering a free Class Preview Day from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the store, 911 Topsy Lane. Participants can learn about the classes Michael’s offers: Wilton Cake Decorating, Tole Painting, Knitting & Crocheting, One Stroke Painting, Scrapbooking, Jewelry Making, and Bob Ross Joy of Painting. Call 267-1938.


Wildcats hold Texas Hold-em tournament

Card players are invited to play in a no-limit Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament from 7- 11 p.m. tonight at the Peppermill Hotel-Casino’s Tahoe Ballroom. The entry fee is $200, and all proceeds benefit the Western Nevada Community College Wildcats baseball team, which opens it’s 2007 season in January. Cocktail party features free beer at 6 p.m. Prizes include a one-year membership at the Red Hawk Golf Course. Players receive $1,000 in chips if they have not already registered. This is an open entry tournament. To register, call 445-3240.