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Douglas County

Community theatre group presenting ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Carson Valley Community Theatre will present six performances of “Steel Magnolias” today and Sunday and Oct. 26-28.

Tickets are available at The Record Courier in Gardnerville, Barone and Reed Food Co. in Minden, and at Comma Coffee in Carson City or online at carson valleycommunitytheatre.org.

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission with senior, student and group (eight or more purchased in advance) discount tickets for $12. A “Dinner & Show” package is available for $45 for the Friday and Saturday night shows and may be purchased at Barone & Reed Food Co. For information, call 720-8316.

Lyon County

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Donations accepted today for Sunday church fundraiser

The Smith Valley Catholic Church and Smith Valley Methodist Church will hold their annual Harvest Auction on Sunday.

The churches rely on donations from the surrounding communities. Bring donated items to the community hall in Wellington 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today.

They cannot accept clothing or mattresses. Contact 465-2516 or 465-2152.

Democratic Central Committee meeting in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Democratic Central Committee will hold its October meeting 11 a.m. today at the Pizza Factory on Highway 95A in Silver Springs.

Representatives from the Nevada Democratic Party and various Democratic campaigns will be on hand to update attendees about the Democratic Presidential Caucus planned for January.

Other agenda items will include fundraising and community outreach. Visit http://www.lyoncountydems.org or call 575-1133.

Reno

The Feline Frenzy project is under way

A free spay/neuter drive for feral and free-roaming cats, dubbed “The Feline Frenzy,” in Washoe County today aims to neuter 200 free-roaming cats in a single day.

The goal is to prevent the birth of kittens in neighborhoods across the county through Trap-Neuter-Return, a nonlethal method of controlling feral cat populations.

For more information, to volunteer, or reserve a spay/neuter spot, e-mail dblankenburg@nevadahumanesociety.org or call Nevada Humane Society at 856-2000, ext. 331.

Donations to help with the costs of spay/neuter and vaccinations for the feral cats are needed and greatly appreciated.

Bangles show to benefit Autism Coalition of Nevada

The Autism Coalition of Nevada will host a fundraising event today at the Grand Sierra Resort Showroom. First lady Dawn Gibbons and Annette Whittemore, M.D. will be honored for their commitment to assisting Nevadans with autism.

The fundraiser will comprise of a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner program with entertainment by the Bangles and Dilana Robichaux. Contact 329-2268.

Multiple Sclerosis Society hosting annual meeting

The annual meeting for the All America Chapter Great Basin Sierra Division Multiple Sclerosis Society will be 9:30 a.m. today at the Atlantis Casino Resort, Ballrooms A and B in Reno.

Dr. Gareth Parry will be speaking. Cost is $5 for registration or $10 at the door. Cost includes lunch. Call 329-7180, option 2 to register.

Penultimate Reception today at Open Door Gallery

October’s Penultimate Reception from 6-8 p.m. today will be at Wildflower Village Open Door Gallery. Marry Breeden, Ute Vetter and Eileen Fuller are the featured artists. Wine and refreshments will be served.

The works will be shown daily through the month of October at the Open Door Gallery, 4335 W. Fourth St. Call 787-3769.

Lake Tahoe

Benefits tonight for Carson Tahoe Cancer Center

Rocktober begins 9 tonight at the Hard Rock Café inside Harveys Resort. Enjoy a live concert event while supporting Carson Tahoe Cancer Center’s fight against breast cancer featuring live music from “Finding Stella” and an Ovation guitar raffle. Call 588-6200.

George Clinton, Funkadelic at Harrah’s tonight

R&B musician and songwriter George Clinton brings the Parliament Funkadelic to the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe tonight. Tickets include admission to VEX Nightclub for a George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic “After Party” following the show. Patrons must be at least 21 years of age.

The one-of-a-kind R&B party starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $45 plus tax, and include admission to the “After Party” in VEX Nightclub. Call (800) 786-8208 or see http://www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com.