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Parks & Rec hosts photos with Santa

Register at Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department for photos with Santa, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, at Photo Happy, 1573 Highway 395, Minden.

Cost is $10 per child which includes a 4-by-6 inch photo, activities with Santa’s elves and Mrs. Claus’ hot chocolate.

The parks and recreation department is at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Information, 782-9828.

Fly-tying course begins Dec. 13

A fly-tying course at Angler’s Edge is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at the Angler’s Edge, 1506 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Beginning to intermediate techniques are used to create fishing flies from feathers, fur and manmade items. All necessary tools and materials provided.

Class size is limited. To reserve a seat, call 782-4734.

Sign up by Dec. 15 for wine making course

Gardnerville winemaker Archie Reed teaches classes on how to make wine beginning Jan. 7 at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. At least 12 participants are needed to sign up by Dec. 15.

The five-week long course costs $275 and includes everything needed to make wine except the bottles.

The wine ingredient kit offers 12 choices of white and red wines. Expect to make 30 bottles of the wine of your choice and have the equipment and knowledge to make wine at home for $2 per bottle.

For more information, contact Reed at Candles and Crafts, 1540 Highway 395, Gardnerville, or at 783-3525 or 265-2256.