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Carson City

Mayor meeting with Democrats on railway

Carson City Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 709 E. Robinson St. The guest speaker will be Mayor Marv Teixeira, who will discuss the V&T Railway.

For information, call 841-DEMS (3367).

Rifle range closed for one-day cleanup

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range, 400 Flint Drive (U.S. Highway 50 East to Rifle Range Road) will be closed to the public from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department and volunteers will be cleaning the facility and hauling trash and debris from the site.

The range will be open Sunday for normal operations following the cleanup project.

For information, call Scott Fahrenbreuch at 887-2115, ext. 1003.

Learn scrapbooking and photo-saving techniques

Learn how to preserve your photos and memories into safe meaningful albums at a free class at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Piñon Pines Room.

Bring three or four photos to practice. There will also be a “Make-It-Take-It” workshop from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. for $5. Call 885-8230.

Swim test for lifeguard class Wednesday

The Carson City Aquatic Facility will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class this month for hose interested in becoming a certified lifeguard who are at least 15 years of age.

Candidates must possess strong swimming skills in a variety of strokes. A swimming pre-test to qualify for entrance into the class will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For information, call 887-2242 or stop by 841 N. Roop St.

Reno

Landscape pests topic of morning presentation

The latest information on pests troubling Nevada landscapes at a free presentation hosted by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cooperative Extension, 5305 Mill St., Reno. Jeff Knight, entomologist, Nevada Department of Agriculture, will give an update on Mormon crickets, the Asian longhorn beetle and other pests invading our area. He will give tips on identifying and controlling the pests.

In addition, at noon Wednesday, Cooperative Extension will host a presentation on pesticide use. Chuck Moses, environmental scientist, Nevada Department of Agriculture, will talk about changes in pesticide laws and regulations, pesticides that will soon be unavailable in our area, and how to access good information about pest control on the Web.

The workshops are part of the “Coffee With Friends” series of free landscape presentations hosted by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. RSVP to Bill Carlos, UNCE horticulture program coordinator, (775) 784-4848, ext. 120. A minimum of 15 participants is needed to hold each session.