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Carson City

Medicare topic of retired federal employees meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1329 will meet at Grandma Hattie’s at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 20. Lunch is optional at 11:15, and the business meeting follows at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Janice Caldwell, currently assigned to Carson City to oversee Nevada’s implementation of the federal Medicare program, will speak on “The Provisions of the New Medicare Law” All active and retired Federal Employees are cordially invited to attend. Call Tom Prettyman 884-3538 or Herman Mendes 884-2724.

Artists’ meeting includes painting demonstration

The Nevada Artists Association will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery, 449 W. King St. A new exhibit has been placed in the gallery.

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The meeting will be highlighted with a demonstration by art teacher Mary Muller, who is visiting from the Des Moines Art Center. She will demonstrate an approach to portraits using pastels.

For information, call Sabina Bye at 267-9167.

Step in time at Westwall Militaria open house

An open house and grand opening of Westwall Militaria & Open House at the Olcovich House will be from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 22.

The event will feature homemade cookies and freshly brewed tea by the La-Tea-Da Tea Shoppe.

The Westwall Militaria/Olcovich House is at 412 N. Curry St.

For more information, call 885-7593.

Washoe Valley

Volunteers offer glimpse of 1860s life

Twenty-first century families are invited to a rare glimpse into the life of a Civil War soldier and his family when the Nevada Civil War volunteers visit historic Bowers Mansion from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Decked out in period dress, volunteers and their families strolling the mansion grounds, performing Civil War era music in the parlor and talking with park visitors about their life and times.

Mansion Tours begin every half hour. Tickets for adults are $5, seniors $4 and under 17 are $3.

The mansion is at 4005 Old Highway 395 N. in Washoe Valley. Call 849-1825.

Douglas County

Bingo coming up at senior center

The next Douglas County Senior Center Bingo will be Sunday at the senior center.

Doors open at noon, early bird games start at 1 p.m. and regular games at 1:30 p.m.

The public is welcome and people must be over age 21 to participate.

Free coffee and snacks are available as well as other food items for sale at the snack bar.

The progressive pot is at $500 and 56 numbers.

For information call 783-6455.

Learn the art of wet painting from expert

John Ramanko, a certified instructor in the Bill Alexander method of “Fast and Easy Wet on Wet Painting,” will conduct a class from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Douglas County Senior Center.

The fee is $35 and includes everything participants need to complete and take home a painting suitable for framing.

Eight spots are available.

For information and to register, call 783-6455.