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United Blood Service offers free cholesterol screenings

United Blood Service has declared March Donor Appreciation Month. Donors will receive a special “Got Blood?” T-shirt and a certificate for a free six-inch sandwich from Subway. In addition, United Blood Services will be offering free cholesterol screening with each blood donation. For information or to make an appointment, call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Fire department will hold terrorist training exercise today

The Carson City Fire Department will be holding a Mass Casualty/Terrorist emergency training exercise 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the city’s corporate yard, 3303 Butti Way. The scenario will involve a school bus filled with Carson High students being “hijacked.” The gunman takes the bus driver and students hostage and recklessly speeds through the community. Many aid units will be participating in this training exercise, and students from Carson High will portray injured victims. For information, call 887-2220 ext. 1018.

Deadline for Footprinter’s reservations today

Today is the deadline for making reservations for the Carson Valley Footprinter’s monthly dinner meeting, to be held at the Carson City Nugget March 15. Guest speaker will be Harold Willard. For information or to make reservations, call 267-4355 or 783-9759.

Tommy Castro Band to play at BAC

The Tommy Castro Band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Cost is $22 for preferred seating and $18 for balcony seating. There is a $3 discount for BAC members, students and seniors. For information, call 883-1976 or visit http://www.breweryarts.org.

Wine 101 class series continues tonight

D’Vine Wine & Bistro will be holding the third in it’s series of beginners’ wine classes, “Wine 101,” at 6 tonight in the Private Room. The discussion will focus on tasting the red wine varieties of Pinot Noir and Merlot. This is free to the public. For information, call 882-7766 or visit http://www.carsonwine.com.

Theater group to show ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Wild Horse Children’s Theater and The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada present “Charlotte’s Web” at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St.

Show dates are Friday and Saturday, March 16-17 and 23-24 at 7 p.m. and March 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 at 2 p.m.

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B.

White, has created a play that captures this work. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship with all the enchanting characters Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $5 for students ,seniors, members and $3 for ages 2 through 5. Call 887-0438.

Douglas County

‘Blackjack Bottom’ to open Friday

“Blackjack Bottom,” the Carson Valley Community Theatre’s latest production, will open at 6:30 p.m. Friday. There will be shows Friday and Saturday, and March 23 and 24. Doors open at 6:30; dinner is at 7, and the show starts at 8. There will be one matinee March 25 with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the show starting at 2. For information, call 782-3670.