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Carson City

Flu clinic Thursday

Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare will host a flu clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Mall. All clinics are open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Flu shots are recommended for those with chronic illnesses and those over 55. For information, call 445-5595.

Blood donors will be entered in drawings for gift certificates

Blood donors who donate this month to the United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane in Carson City, will be entered into drawings to win gift certificates to Bully’s Sports Bar, David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Applebee’s.

Donate now until Dec. 22 and enter to win a drawing for an iPod Shuffle, courtesy of Best Buy. Walk-ins are welcome. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Greeting card workshop at the senior center

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center will be holding a “Greeting Card Workshop,” 1-3 p.m. Friday and Dec. 8. Cost is $15. Registrations are being accepted at the business office at the center. For information, call the center at 883-7877.

Album-making class at the Senior Center

A free workshop on preserving photos into safe, meaningful albums will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center’s Jobs Peak Room. Participants should bring some photos to make a sampler with. For information, call 885-8230.

‘Pickles’ creator to speak at WNCC

Brian Crane, author of the “Pickles” comic strip, will be speaking at 7 p.m. Friday at Western Nevada Community College’s Marlette Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, call 445-3000.

‘Artful Afternoons’ in December at the BAC

The Artisan’s Store at the Brewery Arts Center presents “Artful Afternoons,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 9, and featuring music from “Strings in the Wind” and “Wild Sage.” There will be hot cider, refreshments and shopping.

For information, call 883-1976.

Lyon County

WNCC Yerington to hold nursing info sessions

The Western Nevada Community College in Yerington, in partnership with the South Lyon Medical Center, will be holding two information sessions for those interested in a career as a nurse.

The sessions are 2:45 p.m. at Yerington High School and at 6:30 p.m. at South Lyon Medical Center on Thursday.

Each session lasts approximately two hours.

For more information, call (775) 463-2412.

Reno

History for the Holidays to be held Saturday

The Nevada State Historical Society will be hosting “History for the Holidays,” the society’s annual winter event, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society’s offices, 1650 N. Virginia St. in Reno.

This event includes art for sale, raffle prizes, seasonal music, book signings, kids crafts and more.

There is also a 20 percent discount on museum store purchases.

For information, call 688-1190.