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Carson City

Historic Resources Commission meets

The Historic Resources Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Topics include choosing places or things for this year’s Historic Preservation Awards to be presented in May.

Also planned are discussions and possible actions about the draft of the commission’s policy and procedure manual, future certified local government grants, and modification of sign standards within the city’s Historic District.

Free concert at railroad museum to be held tonight

Fremont Elementary School teacher Sandra Irvin’s second grade student chorus, “The Little Toots,” will present a free concert of railroad music at 7 tonight at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Call 687-6953.

Free workshop on growing roses

There will be a free Master Gardener workshop on growing roses from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Carson City office of the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, suite 12. Call 887-2252.

Album making and scrapbooking class to be held Thursday

There will be a class on preserving photographs into albums at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center’s Jobs Peak Room. Cost is $5 and participants should bring some photos to make a sampler with. Call 885-8230.

Black Rock Desert free lecture Thursday

Photographer Peter Goin and geographer Paul Starrs will discuss the Black Rock Desert in a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at Western Nevada Community College’s Marlette Hall. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 445-3218.

Douglas County

SIERA offers amateur radio license class

Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association is offering a beginning class for anyone interested in studying for an amateur radio license. The classes will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. six Friday evenings, beginning Friday and continuing through May 18 at Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

The official FCC examination will be given May 19 at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden. The only cost associated with the class is $25 for the required text book, which will be available at the first class.

All classroom instruction and other required materials will be provided at no cost. A $14 fee will be charged for the exam.

Contact Dale Anderson at 267-4218 or Will Lewis at 782-6949.

Cleanup scheduled for Friday

Douglas County, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, has planned a Dresslerville Pit Area Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Volunteers and service clubs should meet at the end of Tillman Lane. The goal is to clean up the land around the pit. Due to illegal dumping, the area has been soiled. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Call 782-9828.