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Carson City

Legacy Corps seeking volunteers

The Nevada Legacy Corps is in need of volunteers for its Nevada Legacy Corps for Caregivers program. Volunteers will be trained and compensated for their work.

The NLC provides respite care to allow caregivers and families to receive a break. They provide support and relief for families and the caregivers they hire. For information, call 841-6033.

Volunteers sought for wetlands cleanup

Roger’s Carpet One and Girl Scout Troop 399 will sponsor an “Earth Day” cleanup event 9 a.m., today. Volunteers from Roger’s Carpet One in Carson City will team up with Girl Scout Troop 399 to clean up two wetlands areas in Carson City. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 Lompa Lane. For information, call 267-2555.

Fundraiser for ill Chromalloy worker

Barbecue and Potluck Fundraiser noon-4 p.m., today at Mills Park for Chromalloy employee Xang Yang. Xang Yang has fallen very ill and is currently in the St. Mary’s Tahoe/Pacific Hospital. Xang is a father of five children. Minimum donation or $5 per person. All money raised from the event will go directly to the family. Items for the raffle and silent auction will be accepted. For information or to make a donation, call 220-5001 or 687-8833.

Dance at Silver State Athletic Center

Dance, ballroom, swing at the Silver State Athletic Center, 7-10 p.m., tonight, 5680 Morgan Mill Road. $10 per person. Wear traditional ballroom dance shoes or soft soled shoes. For information, call 883-3500 or 882-3275.

Peru native Duo Kantu at Comma

Duo Kantu from Machu Picchu, Peru, will be present authentic Andean and Latin American music, 8-9:30 p.m., tonight, at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. For information, visit http://www.commacoffee.com or http://www.duokantu.com or call 883-2662.

Douglas County

Republican women host fashion show

Douglas County Republican Women host a Fashion Show 11 a.m., today at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 US Highway 395 N, Minden. Fashions are from Cold Water Creek, Patrick James of Reno and Baby WIllows from Gardnerville. Choice of tri-tip or chicken picatta for $25. For information, call 266-3435, 265-3344 or 267-2403.

DAWG adoption

Douglas Animal Welfare Group will hold an adoption event 11 a.m.-4 p.m., today at Petco, 911 Topsy Lane. Anyone adopting a dog will be eligible to have the dog spayed or neutered at no cost. DAWG is offering a free Avid Microchip, a $75 reimbursement for obedience training, an adoption facilitator to assist you, and an adoption packet that includes vital information, a training DVD and coupons. For information, visit ww.dawgrescue.com or call 267-7325.

Carson City coin bought for more than $400K

Reno coin dealer and Carson City coin specialist Rusty Goe bought a 1871-CC gold double eagle coin for $414,000 in Heritage Auction’s Central States sale held in Chicago on Thursday.

Goe, the author of two books on the Carson City Mint and the president and founder of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America.

There were 17,387 of those coins produced at the Carson City Mint and is the second rarest date in the “CC” $20 gold piece series.

Goe estimates that no more than 270 are left.

For more information contact Rusty Goe at Southgate Coins, 5032 S. Virginia St., Reno. The number is 322-4455.

Silver Saddle Ranch workshop on Thursday

Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch will hold workshops to decide how to create a plan for Silver Saddle Ranch, the adjacent Prison Hill Recreation Area and the Anderson property.

The first workshop is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Dr.

There will be another workshop May 8, and then a brainstorming session, or “charrette,” later that month.

Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch was incorporated in 2001 as a community based nonprofit. Its mission is to preserve the ranch and its cultural, historical and natural resources both as open space and as a working ranch.

The group also offers environmental programs including birding and hiking.

For more information, call Nancy Santos as 884-1570 or go to http://www.fossr.org.