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Senior trips

are offered

Douglas County Senior Services division offers a series of bus trips in April.

A trip to Jackpot with a side trip to Twin Falls and Shoshone Falls, Idaho with three nights at Cactus Pete’s in Jackpot is set for April 24-27, with deadline to sign up March 28. Cost is $155 per person.

A trip to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for dinner and a show is April 4, at a cost of $30 per person. Deadline to sign up is April 1.

For reservations and information about the above two trips, call 782-8267.

Trips to the Carson Nugget, April 7 and April 21, each costs $1 per person. Trips to Baldini’s are scheduled for April 14 and April 28, also at a cost is $1 per person per trip. For these trips, the bus leaves at 3:30 p.m.

Trips to play Bingo at the Peanut Bar on April 18 and 25 leave at 6 p.m., for a cost of $1 per person.

Night of 1,000

Stars coming

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19 with the annual “Night of 100 Stars” on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

“Stars” Dan Holler, Sally Atkinson with Tango and Ronald McDonald will be guests. County manager Holler will read a favorite children’s book.

Carson City author Atkinson will read her book, “Tales of Tango” and will bring Tango along for the children to hug. Ronald McDonald will show children the magic of reading with a magic show.

Children who have completed the winter reading program will receive a certificate from Ronald McDonald.

This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Families are encouraged to attend.

Support group

is organized

Cancer hits a person with a huge impact causing a variety of intense emotions, including anger, confusion, and depression.

“One of the best ways to deal with these feelings is to explore similar experiences with other men and their families. This is especially true when dealing with a disease such as prostate cancer,” says David Bernard, who is organizing a new support group.

The support group is being formed for prostate cancer patients to provide a forum in which participants can discuss problems and anxieties related to prostate cancer.

“The ultimate goal is to provide a road map for patients to improve the quality of their lives,” he said.

Wives, partners and interested family members are urged to attend an information meeting at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 901 Beverly Drive, Carson city, Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call David Bernard, 882-5264.