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Carson City

Rally set to show support for troops

National Support Our Troops Day, sponsored by http://www.SoldiersAngels.Org and http://www.YoungHeroes.US is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Legislative Plaza. For information, call (615) 676-0239 or http://www.calltothenation.com

Douglas County

Democratic Women host luncheon

Join the Douglas County Democratic Women for discussions on disaster preparedness, education and women’s issues from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at the Carson Valley Inn’s Donegal Room

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Cost is $15. RSVP to Vickie Bates, (775) 265-6827 or e-mail dcdw1@charter.net

Dayton

Senior program will have a craft booth at weekend event

The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP program will have a craft booth at Dayton Valley Days Saturday and Sunday.

RSVP volunteers will sell homemade arts and crafts with proceeds going to RSVP’s Home Companion and Lifeline programs, which help keep local seniors independent.

Author Barbara Hegne, who wrote “The History of Virginia City, Nevada Cemeteries” and “The Wild Rose,” will sign her books.

RSVP is seeking volunteers of all ages to assist with its Home Companion program. Volunteers age 56-older can be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses up to $20 per month. Call 246-4902.

Reno

Academy Information Day set

Academy Information Day is designed for students interested in entering one of the nation’s military academies.

Academy Information Day is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Silver and Blue Room of the Lawlor Events Center, 15th and North Virginia Streets, Reno.

“Academy Day in Nevada is a great resource for students to learn more about our nation’s highly regarded military academies,” said U.S. Congressman Jim Gibbons R-Nev.

“These institutions provide a unique opportunity to gain a quality education in an environment organized to develop leadership skills and foster personal excellence,” Gibbons added.

For information, call Tina Marie Burke at 686-5760.

Genealogical society program helps with research

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, the genealogy program that began in 1999, is promoted through the Internet to help people obtain research assistance at places far from home.

Debbie Gunderman and Bob Berrington, will talk about how to use the system and how to become involved in assisting others with research.

The program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Reno Family History Center, 4751 Neil Rd (entrance around the corner on Filbert Way)

For information, contact Diane Dorrien (775) 853-1438 or Joan Butler (775) 851-1973.

Musical event to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims

Jackie Maye and her guests Linda Hardy and Art Johnson will present a concert to benefit survivors of Hurricane Katrina from 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the Great Room at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 780 Del Monte Lane, Reno.

Suggested donation is $10, payable at the door.

For information, call 882-9571.