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The annual holiday dinner for clients of Nevada AIDS Foundation is in jeopardy of being canceled due to lack of funds.

Winterfest 2006 is scheduled for Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Reno, and more than 175 people are expected.

Individuals wishing to make a financial donation should contact A Rainbow Place at 789-1780, or 2890 Vassar St. No. B, Reno, NV, 89502.

Carson City

Behind-the-scenes tours of state museum Friday

The Nevada State Museum will be offering behind-the-scenes tours of its natural history and anthropology collections at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday. Participants can choose which department tour they would like. Regular admission applies; admission is free for members.

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Reservations should be made ahead of time. Call 687-4810 ext. 237.

Pioneer Family Dance, potluck to be held for New Year’s

Pioneer Family Dance contra dance will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 in advance at http://www.nevadamusic.com. Children are $6.

Call 883-9351.

Douglas County

Genoa Bar plans New Year’s party

The Genoa Bar (“Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor”) will be having its annual “New Year’s Eve Unplugged” party.

Starting at 10 p.m. on Sunday, The Genoa Jazz Club will be playing music from Patsy Cline, Nora Jones, Maria Mulduar and more.

The lights go off with live music, oil lamps and candles glowing at the old saloon. A complimentary champagne toast will be at midnight.

There is no cover charge. Call 782-3870.

Washoe County

RTC offers free ride-home service on New Year’s Eve

In an effort to curb drinking and driving, RTC in Washoe County is offering free service on 17 of its most popular routes from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. New Year’s Eve. This service is only available within the Reno area. Call 348-RIDE.