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Carson City

Health department to host open house today

Carson City Health & Human Services and the Carson City Community Counseling Center will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to view their new facilities, located at 900 E. Long St. The public is encouraged to attend this event. For information, call 887-2190.

Players to present political play ‘The Fix’

Proscenium Players’ third show of the season, “The Fix,” by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe opens tonight in the Donald W Reynolds Theatre at the Brewery Arts Center 449 W King S.

From a new team of writers comes a hard-edged, hard-boiled commentary on the American political machine. A popular presidential candidate is dead, and his wife, who has power on the brain, thrusts her son into the political spotlight.

Her maniacal scheming is matched by that of her crippled brother-in-law, who will stop at nothing to see the boy elected.

The show is directed by Jeff Whitt and Elizabeth Tonkinson and produced by Carolyn Tate.

Show dates are Feb. 16-17, 23-24, March 2- 3 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $10 for PPI/BAC members, seniors and students. Call 883-1976.

Douglas County

Nintendo Wii teen game day at library

The Douglas County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, the Dragonslayers, will be holding a teen game day from 4-7 p.m. today at the Minden branch. There will be free pizza and soda, and Nintendo Wii games to play. For information, call 782-9841.

DAWG to hold Valentines adoption

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group will be holding a Valentines Dog Adoption Event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco on Topsy Lane. For information call 267-7325 or visit

Woodturning club to hold first meeting

A woodturning club will be forming and their first meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 265-3099.

Washoe County

The Spinners to play at Atlantis Casino

The Spinners will fill the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for shows tonight and Saturday.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $27.50 the day of the show, plus applicable taxes, at the Atlantis Gift Shop or 824-4467 or (888) 551-7007. Guests must be 21 to attend.

Nevada Guard meeting Saturday

The Nevada National Guard will be holding an informational meeting about their Project ChalleNGe, which helps at-risk youth earn a chance at higher education. This meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada Army National Guard armory located art 685 Plumb Lane in Reno. Parents and youth are encouraged to attend. For information, call (702) 643-4224.