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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.

Winter Extravaganza set for 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 karengonzales@mytupperware.com.

Thanksgiving dinner drawings occur daily

United Blood Services will be holding a daily drawing for all donors, for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, worth approximately $100, now through Nov. 22.

For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Silver Saddle Ranch group to meet

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.

Douglas County

Author John Moir to speak 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.

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.