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Carson City

Artisan’s Store to hold Artful Afternoon on Saturday

The Artisan’s Store at the Brewery Arts Center will be holding an Artful Afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Saturday with felting artist Claudia Knous. Refreshments will be served. The store is at 449 W. King St. For information, call 883-1976.

Dance at the Senior Center is Saturday

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center will be holding a senior dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the center, 911 Beverly Drive. Cost is $6 per person. There will be a no-host bar and refreshments, with music provided by the Joe Rossi Band. Dance lessons will be provided from 6-7 p.m. For information, call 883-0703.

Donate blood to win pendant for Valentine’s Day

Donors who donate blood through Valentine’s Day will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of two waterfall style, heart-shaped 1 carat diamond pendants, to be awarded Thursday. The pendants were donated by Hart’s Fine Jewelry. For information or to make an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Douglas County

Backcountry safety programs start Saturday

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District and the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol will be presenting free backcountry safety programs this winter.

Each program runs 20-45 minutes and will be followed by a guided educational hike that will last three hours. Kids, adults and families are welcome.

The programs will take place 10 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 17 and March 3 at the western end of Tahoe Meadows. For information, call 884-8122.

Michael’s to hold class preview day Saturday

The public will have an opportunity to meet the instructors of Michael’s craft classes from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Michael’s offers Wilton Cake Decorating, Tole Painting, Knitting & Crocheting, Scrapbooking and Jewelry Making classes. There will be a class preview day giveaway basket drawing at 3:30 p.m.-participants must be present to win. For information, call 267-1938.

Silver Knights plan information meeting

The Silver Knights Motorcycle Club will be holding an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sharkey’s in Minden.

The nonprofit club is made up of men and women who are active or retired firefighters, peace officers, military, security, medical and search and rescue, but not necessarily limited to those professions. For information, call 265-6998.

‘A Murder Is Announced’ party planned at Douglas library today

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be holding a mystery party as part of their “A Murder Is Announced” adult reading program at 7 p.m. today at the library. The party theme is “No Murder Please, We’re British,” and a British tea of finger sandwiches, scones and fresh fruit will be served.

RSVP’s are due today. For information, call 782-9841.