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Out & About by Kim Riggs: Give blood to save lives here; fundraiser for Haiti

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal


United Blood Services with Miles Construction, in conjunction with Nevada Appeal, Carson Nugget and McDonald’s, is sponsoring a local blood drive at Carson Middle School. There are 11 individuals who have signed up so far. They need 19 more. If I can go and give blood, so can you. I’m scheduled at 10 a.m. and received a nice reminder e-mail from the United Blood Services.

This is a wonderful way to help out someone in serious need. Recently a friend’s daughter who is pregnant needed a blood transfusion to get her back on track. It takes maybe a half hour and so little out of your life to help another. Please sign up.

WHO: United Blood Services

WHAT: Blood Drive

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 6

WHERE: Carson Middle School

CONTACT: Jennifer Duve at 246-3722

D’Vine HAITI Fundraiser

Carson City supports Haiti. Help D’Vine support the victims of Haiti. Every penny helps and all money from this event goes directly to the local Red Cross to help with needed items in Haiti.

It is unclear how many Americans are missing but the U.S. Embassy continue to track. It has open files on approximately 12,300 Americans but are unable to determine the status of 4,800 Americans who were in Haiti before the 7.0 quake. Some of these individuals are teachers, students and state department employees. A total of 6, 174 Americans have departed Haiti. Come down and support this local assistance event.

WHO: Ticket price includes one drink and appetizers

WHAT: Live Music, appetizers, wine and friends

WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 6

WHERE: D’Vine Wine 200 N Stewart Street

COST: Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door

BENEFITS: All proceeds go the Red Cross for Haiti

CALL: 882-7766

WEB: http://www.state.gov

High Sierra Swing Dance Club – Lov’n Swing

The Wedding Planner starring Jennifer Lopez makes me remember why my father said it was important to know how to dance. If you think you can’t learn, here is a great way to put your best foot forward. Trust me, women enjoy a man who can dance and knows exactly how to move on the floor. It truly speaks volumes. So, if you’re thinking of dancing with your daughter on her wedding day, surprising your wife on Valentines Day. Whatever the reason, you’ll get exercise and meet great people. Check out the dance schedule below or on the website below.

WHO: High Sierra Swing Dance Club

WHAT: Partners are not Jim Ewing Hustle

WHEN: Next monthly dance is Feb. 27

WHERE: Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City

COST: Lesson $7 for any swing dance club members or $10. Join the club that night, and the dance is free

CALL: 775-629-9369

WEB: http://www.highsierraSDC.org

NEXT WEEK: One of my favorite all time men in town, Rick Gunn is back and you can check out his life changing “soulcycler” ride around the world at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Galaxy Theater Fandango. More info to follow …check out the Web site: http://www.rickgunnphotography.com

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net