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Carson City

FISH and IRS team up to provide free tax assistance

FISH and the IRS will be teaming up for the 18th year to assist low-income and senior families with tax preparation for free. Assistance will be provided on Saturdays starting today and running through April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FISH classroom, 138 E. Long St. suite C. Appointments are required for filing; walk-ins with questions only will be served on a time-available basis. Interested individuals should bring the 2006 tax package they received in the mail, W-2 statements, interest statements from banks (form 1099), pension forms 1099R and Social Security forms SSA1099, as well as a copy of last year’s return and any other relevant information concerning income and expenses. Electronic filing is available. For information or to schedule an appointment, call the FISH office at 882-8448.

Natives, Newcomers to meet Thursday; RSVP by Tuesday

The Natives and Newcomers Club will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carson Nugget’s upstairs banquet room. The theme this month will be “A Valentine’s Day Party.” RSVPs are due by Tuesday. To RSVP or for information, call 885-9019 or 883-1087.

Douglas County

Democratic committee to meet

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the group’s headquarters, 1617 Water St., Minden.

The successful Turn Nevada Blue dinner and 2008 Democratic Caucuses will be discussed.

For information, call Bud Orange at 721-7530 or Cindy Trigg at 338-1561.

Reno

Master Gardener workshop Tuesday

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Cooperative Extension will be holding a free Master Gardener workshop entitled “Training and Pruning Fruit Trees” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. Master Gardener Michael Janik will discuss how to prune and train fruit trees to maximize their production and keep them looking good, as well as how to restore older trees. For information, call 784-4848 or e-mail mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Reno theater group stages ‘Pillowman’

“The Pillowman” play by Martin McDonagh opens Friday at Reno’s Brüka Theatre.

With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, “The Pillowman” is a viciously funny and seriously disturbing play. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted.

Doors open a half an hour before curtain time. Tickets are $14 for students and seniors, $16 for general admission, $20 at the door.

Show dates are Feb. 9-10,15-16,17,22,-23, 24 and March 1-2-3, 8-9-10 at 8 p.m. Matinees: Feb. 18 and March 4 at 2 p.m.

The Brüka Theatre is at 99 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Call 323-3221 or see http://www.bruka.org.