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United Blood Services needs blood donors

United Blood Services has issued a critical appeal for all blood types to donate in the next week. While area hospitals have a supply to meet immediate needs, the blood center has less than the necessary amount of blood products on their shelves. Each whole-blood unit can be made into several products; there are also shortages in plasma, cryo and platelets. Call 887-9111 or visit http://www.bloodhero.com.

Carson City

Shade Tree Council meets

The Carson City Shade Tree Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Capitol Conference Room, City Hall, 201 N. Carson St. Enter the building from Musser Street.

Issues to be discussed include: Final changes in the Arbor Day celebration; discussion and possible action about the inventory of shade trees in the city; and amendments to the council’s work plans.

Shade Tree Council to plant tree at library

The Carson City Shade Tree Council will hold a tree planting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Carson City Library in honor of Arbor Day, which is honored on the last Friday of April in Nevada. Carson City will also be receiving a Tree City USA award for the 12th consecutive year from the National Arbor Day Foundation, and awarding the George Washington Ferris Award. Call 887-2115.

Indian Taco sale benefits youth dance group

An Indian taco sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Carson Colony Gym, 2900 S. Curry St. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Great Basin Dance Group, youth ages 5 to 18. For information, call 841-3182.

Wildcats first home opener Friday afternoon

The WNCC Wildcats baseball team will host its first home opener at John L. Harvey Stadium against the College of Eastern Utah at 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday’s doubleheader will be free to the public thanks to Harvey Whittemore.

Saturday’s games are at noon and 3 p.m., admission will be charged.

For a complete schedule, go to http://www.wncc.edu/athletics/baseball/schedule.php.

The stadium is at 2201 W. College Parkway, on the south end of campus.

Fallon

Churchill Arts Council to host reception, reading

The Churchill Arts Council will hold a reception and reading for poet, playwright and author Red Shuttleworth from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon.

Call 423-1440.

Reno

Washoe County Law Library holds debt collection seminar

The Washoe County Law Library will hold a free public legal seminar entitled “A Consumer’s Guide to the Debt Collection Process” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the law library’s 75 Court St. location in downtown Reno.

Call 328-3250.