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Carson City

Crafters, Santa at Southgate Center

Crafters and Vendors will be at the Southgate Shopping Center 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Dec. 30. Vendors will be set up between J.C. Penney and the old Wal-Mart, 4183 S. Carson St. Vendor spaces still are available. Call 224-5536.

Asperger’s skills group holding first meeting Monday

A Social Skills Group for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and traumatic brain injuries will have its first meeting Monday. Classes are limited to six participants ages 16 and up. For information on time and place, contact 338-1199 or 233-7339.

Junior Ski Program registration begins Monday

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Registrations are being taken for the Carson City Recreation Division’s annual Junior Ski Program on 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. The program is available to all children ages 9 (or in the fourth grade) to 18. The program begins Jan. 20, weather permitting, and offers six Sundays of fun on the slopes; transportation to and from the Community Center and Diamond Peak; special “reduced-rate” family ski days, lift tickets; and ski or snowboard instruction. Cost is $225 per participant (equipment not included). Call 887-2290, ext. 100.

Bids begin Monday for Festival of Trees auction

The Nevada State Library and Archives’ Fourth Festival of Trees and Silent Auction begins Monday through Dec. 7 at 100 N. Stewart St. Auction bids can be made between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fully decorated trees of all sizes, wreaths and other holiday craft items are held for silent auction. Bidding ends at 5 p.m. Dec. 7. For information or to bid, visit http://www.nevadaculture.org.

Douglas County

Rockin’ Rev signing book at Borders

The Rev. Ken Haskins (aka The Rockin’ Rev) will be at Borders on Topsy Lane for a book signing of his newly released book, “Reminiscing With Music Legends,” from 3-5 p.m. today. Call 267-0755.

Reno

Book signing today for “Dempsey in Nevada”

The latest book “Dempsey in Nevada” by longtime Nevada author and journalist Guy Clifton will debut today at 4 p.m. today at the Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth St., Suite 106. Clifton has spent the past two years detailing the story of Jack Dempsey, the heavyweight boxing champion of the 1920s and his time in the Silver State. “Dempsey In Nevada” sells for $24.95 and is published by Baobab Books and Jack Bacon & Co.