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Carson City

Sign ups Saturday for Diamond Pete’s ski program

Registration for Diamond Pete’s Kids, a feeder program for the Carson City Junior Ski/Snowboard Program, for children ages 4 through 8, will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the lobby of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call the Recreation Office at 887-2290, ext. 100.

Historic homes to open for Sunday’s Victorian home tour

See historic homes on the Victorian Home Christmas Tour from noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. This is a self-drive tour. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and students. Each ticket shows a map to the open houses. For information, call 882-1805.

Library hosts reindeer-making event

Carson City Library’s Youth Department will host reindeer-making Willow Bill on 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Bill Goulardt will demonstrate the art of building reindeer out of willow branches. His holiday decorations can be seen on the Capitol grounds and throughout Carson City. Call 887-2244.

Douglas County

Celtic harpist offers concert at Borders

Anne Roos, a local area Celtic Harpist, will be giving a free concert from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borders Books, 911 Topsy Lane. She will be promoting her new CD release “A Light in the Forest” (Cambria). Call 220-7820.

Weekend wreath making workshop at Sorensen’s

Sorensen’s Resort will host a wreath making workshop 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Local crafts artist and naturalist Diane Campbell will share her secrets and artistic skills in a fun day of creativity. Sorensen’s Resort is located just a mile from the Highways 88/89 junction in Hope Valley. Cost for each one-day class is $45 for lodging guests and $70 for non-lodging guests. For information call 800-423-9949.

Lyon County

Free pet photos with Santa

Santa will be visiting the Dayton Valley Veterinary Hospital 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday. The hospital is at 14 Enterprise Way in Dayton. Bring your pet for a complimentary pet picture with Santa. Call 246-7775.

Sparks

‘Soulful Christmas’ at Sparks Casino

Contemporary jazz favorite Brian Culbertson delivers a unique touch to the traditional holiday-themed show with an all-star cast including saxman Gerald Albright, vocalist Howard Hewett, guitarist Nick Colionne and vocalist Victoria White. The show features performances of holiday favorites and tunes from Culbertson’s holiday album, “A Soulful Christmas.” Culbertson plays at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Tickets are $44 at (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.