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Carson City

Chapter 1329 of NARE to meet

Chapter 1329 of the National Active and Retired Employees meets today at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson Street. Lunch is optional at 11:15 a.m.; meeting at 12:15 p.m. Jean Moltz, master gardener, will be the speaker. All retired and active federal employees are invited to attend. For information, call 884-2681 or 246-0926.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program are at 2 p.m. today at Western Nevada College, 2201 W. College Parkway. Award is for Rachael Lambin of Gardnerville, a high school junior at the JRJ Homeschool in Minden – an engraved silver medallion to signify her selection as one of Nevada’s top two youth volunteers for 2008 in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Rachael is being honored for raising and donating more than $30,000 to purchase land and help build a new school for orphans in Kenya. For information, call 783-8707.

Pinwheels placed to fight child abuse

Advocates to End Domestic Violence with the Ron Wood Family Resource Center and the Department of Child and Family Services will place pinwheels on the legislative lawn at 4 p.m., today. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the need for reporting suspected child abuse. Volunteers will assist in planting 490 pinwheels in Carson City, each pinwheel representing one child abuse investigation conducted in our county this year.

For information, call 883-7654.

Carson AT&T Pioneers to meet

Carson AT&T Pioneer volunteer organization dinner meeting 5:30 p.m., today, at Tito’s Mexican Restaurant, 444 E. William St. All are invited to join.

The Pioneers do a variety of service and community-related projects. The dinner meeting lasts 5:30-7 p.m. and includes a raffle.

Cost for dinner is $16. For information or RSVP call 882-5205.

Douglas County

Storytime hosted at Minden Library

The Minden Douglas County Public Library hosts “Favorite Book Storytime” in celebration of National Library Week at 4 p.m., today and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Children may bring a favorite library book or book from home to the library and Miss Carol will read the books aloud for all to enjoy. All ages are welcome.

The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane. For information, call 782-9841.