Community briefs

Carson City

Submit holiday memories now

The Nevada Appeal wants you to write about your favorite holiday memory and send it in by Friday.

For the ninth year, we are asking readers to write about that special gift, unexpected visit, memorable act of kindness or holiday season spent far from home - the one-of-a-kind moments that are both personal and universal.

E-mail them to with "Holiday Memory" in the subject name, or fax to 887-2430. They may also be sent via the U.S. postal service to "Holiday Memory," Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV, 89701, or dropped off.

We will publish as many of the stories as we can in the days before Christmas. Stories should be true, typed if possible, and no longer than 500 words.

Include your name, hometown, phone number, a one-sentence biography and a photograph of yourself or one that illustrates the memory.

Sheriff's program sign ups due now

Reservations for a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve will be taken through Dec. 15 by the Carson City Sheriff's Reserve Organization.

Carson City residents who would like Santa to visit their home, escorted by members of the reserve organization, can call 887-2020, ext. 5005. Leave a message with your name, address, contact phone number, number of children, location of gifts, and the approximate time you would like Santa to visit. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Visits may vary 30 minutes on either side of the requested time.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated by the Carson City Sheriff's Reserve Organization. Proceeds are used to offset the costs of duty gear.

Class helps improve range of motion

If physical limitations, injuries or joint pain and stiffness have limited your mobility and/or exercising options, the Carson Aquatic Facility has a Range of Motion class to help you feel better. This class is designed to increase mobility and range of motion through a series of gentle, head-to-toe exercises in the 92-degree therapy pool. These exercises are extremely low impact and are perfect for those with arthritis or recovering from surgeries. The instructor is certified by the Arthritis Foundation. These 45-minute classes are held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Exercises are not cardiovascular in nature; swimming skills are not required. No pre-registration is required and drop-ins are welcome.

For information, call 887-2242 or stop by the Carson City Aquatic Facility, 841 N. Roop St.

Undecorate the tree, donate blood

United Blood Services will have a Christmas tree set up in the lobby with ornaments representing each unit of blood that they need for the month of December. When you donate a pint of blood, you will take an ornament off the tree to help undecorate it, and it is yours to keep. Also, United Blood Services employees will wrap any Christmas gifts you bring in while you are donating.

To donate, stop by 256 E. Winnie Lane or call 887-9111 for an appointment. You must be in good health, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Douglas County

Senior center offers gentle yoga class

As a supplement to the regular resistance exercise program, Douglas County Senior Services will conduct a Yoga for Seniors class from 10:30-11 a.m. each Wednesday at the Douglas County Senior Center.

Jill Mustacchio, R.N., from the 01 Wellness Studio will lead this "Gentle Yoga" class which is a safe, low impact program designed especially for seniors.

The class is free to anyone 60 year of age or older. For information, call 783-6455.


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