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Carson City

Parks and Rec looks for board members

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from residents of Carson City interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Applicants will be expected to commit a minimum of 10 hours a month to the commission, and must be registered voters. The closing date for volunteer applications is Dec. 18. Applications are considered public information. Applications must be returned to the Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson St. No. 2. Call 887-2100.

St. Teresa to hold Thanksgiving Mass

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, 3000 N. Lompa Lane, will hold Thanksgiving Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday. Parishioners are welcome to bring bread and wine for a special blessing and give thanks. Call 882-1968.

Roberts House to hold tea on Dec. 3

There will be a tea to benefit the Roberts House Museum at noon Dec. 3 for $18. Space is limited and early registration is requested by four days prior to the tea.

Call 887-8865.

Railroad Museum to trade rides for toys

The Nevada State Railroad Museum will be giving free historic steam train rides to anyone who brings an unwrapped toy donation for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The museum will also remain an official drop-off site for the program though Dec. 17, 2006. Call 687-6953.

‘Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ to show at the BAC

Carson Performing Arts will present “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,” based on the book by L. Frank Baum, as its annual fundraiser for the Brewery Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

Cost is $5 for children and students with student body cards, $7 for students, seniors, and Brewery Arts Center members, $8 general admission, and $25 for a family of four. For information or to purchase tickets, call 883-1976.

Reno

Documentary about Sarah Winnemucca will be shown

The Nevada Historical Society will be showing the video documentary “Sarah Winnemucca: In Her Footprints” at noon Monday at the Historical Society office, 1650 N. Virginia St. Call 688-1190.