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UPS stores at 1894 Highway 50 East and 930 Topsy Lane in Carson City, and 9 Retail Road in Dayton, as well as UPS stores across the nation are kicking off the 2006 Toys for Tots campaign with the “Design Dale’s Ride” coloring contest for kids, which runs from now until April 29.

The contest gives children a chance to design this year’s UPS Store/Toys for Tots No. 88 Ford, which NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett will race this November. Children ages 5-12 may submit entries at participating UPS store locations to receive one free color copy of their submission.

The child who submits the winning entry will receive a trip to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona for the unveiling of the car. The winner’s school will receive 10,000 free copies from the UPS store and an art supplies package for the art department, courtesy of Crayola.

The coloring contest template is available on the UPS Store Web site, http://www.theupsstore.com. For information, call 887-9101, 246-3337, or 267-0408.

Call to sign up for weatherization program

Nevada’s Weatherization Assistance Program assists hundreds of low-income residents with meeting the challenge of ever-increasing energy bills by reducing the energy demands on their homes. The federally funded program includes the installation of energy-saving measures and a safety inspection check for carbon monoxide levels and other health-related issues.

For information on how to save energy, visit http://www.energysavers.gov. For information on the weatherization program, call 687-4258 ext. 232.

Carson City

Dog Town holds bake sale, adoption

Dog Town Canine Rescue will be holding an Easter Bake Sale and Dog Adoption from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the PetSmart, 250 Fairview Drive, in Carson City. Call 934-5774.

Douglas County

DAWG sponsors microchip clinic

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group is sponsoring a pet microchip clinic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Petco. Microchips are $30 per animal.

AVID microchips are safe forms of identification guaranteed to last the life of your pet.

Dogs available for adoption will also be at Petco.

For information, call 267-7325 or visit http://www.dawgrescue.com.

Virginia City

Piper’s Opera House holds benefit show

Piper’s Opera House and the Sierra Express Band present “A Day At Pipers,” a benefit for the restoration of Piper’s Opera House, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

There will be entertainment ranging from bluegrass, cowboy poetry, and solo piano and vocal performances.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16. Children under six are free. The bar will be open.

All funds received through admission and donations will go toward the restoration of the historic Piper’s Opera House.

For information, call 847-0433 or visit http://www.pipersoperahouse.org.

Stagecoach

High Desert Horsemen slate Ride/Drive

The High Desert Horsemen Ride/Drive was originally scheduled to take place at Washoe Valley State Park, and will instead be taking place at 10 a.m. today at 11225 Silver Lane in Stagecoach. Turkey gravy is admission to ride. There is a potluck lunch following. This event is members-only but applications are available at the event. Call 629-0807.