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Last-minute packages will be delivered on Christmas Day by the U.S. Postal Service if they are dropped off or picked up by today.

Delivery is guaranteed by using Express Mail by the U.S. Postal Service. For information, visit

Carson City

Nugget serves free meals for Christmas

Another Christmas tradition continues as the Carson Nugget, since 1957, will offer free meals on Christmas to those who otherwise may not be able to afford one. The Carson Nugget is at 507 N. Carson St.

These free meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coffee Shop. Guests need only sign their check and tell the cashier, “I am a guest of the Nugget today.”

For information, call 882-1626.

Cast of ‘Oliver!’ performs at the medical center

The cast of “Oliver!” will perform for patients at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center at 2:30 p.m. in main lobby.

Patients are getting an early Christmas present as local youth from the cast of “Oliver!” perform segments from their musical production.

The goal is to spread Christmas cheer to those that cannot be home for the holidays.

For information, call 323-6333.

WNC announces campus holiday closures

All Western Nevada College campuses and learning centers will be closed on Tuesday, and Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

For information, call 445-3235.

Brewery Arts Center releases winter, spring class schedules

The Brewery Arts Center presents its Winter and Spring class schedule, with new classes in pottery and children’s theater.

The Brewery has added a hand building pottery workshop taught by Sharon Randall. She is also teaching an Advanced Pottery Class.

The BAC Stage Kids now offers “The Perfect Audition,” a workshop designed to help kids give the best audition they can.

The class is taught by Rich Garrett. Garrett is the newly appointed drama instructor at Pau Wa Lu Middle School in Douglas County. He has more than 20 years of theatrical experience.

The Brewery Arts Center is at 449 W. King St. Sign-up for classes available at the office, by calling 883-1976.

Learn to dance ballroom style at the senior center

Ballroom dance lessons are held from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. each Wednesday at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

All ages are welcome; lessons are $5 per person and instructed by Thane Cornell.

For information, call 885-0552.

Become a literacy volunteer tutor

The Carson City Literacy Volunteers is offering a training session for people interested in becoming a tutor to help adults learn how to read.

The dates are: Jan. 9-10, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 12, 9-4, Jan. 16-17, 6-9 p.m. All sessions must be completed for certification. Registration is $25.

The training is held at 100 N. Stewart St. and tutoring is done in the tutoring center at the same building. They do not go into people’s homes to tutor.

To register or for information, call Jan Whitemore at 885-1010 .

Bus trip to Reno for show planned

Douglas County Senior Services will sponsor a trip to Harrah’s in Reno Jan. 13 to see “Greg London’s ICONS.”

The cost of the evening is $45 and includes dinner, show and transportation. Reservations will be taken starting Monday; tickets are limited.

For reservations and information, call 783-6455.

Applications taken online for firefighting jobs

People interested in working as wildland firefighters in Nevada next summer can apply now by completing an on-line application at the federal government’s online job application site,

Applicants will find and suggestions on how to navigate through the usajobs site/application process by logging onto the U.S. Department of Interior Web site:

For information on what positions available in western Nevada and on the application process, call BLM – Carson City Fire Job Hotline at 885-6180.