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• Carson City Rendezvous and Mountain Man Encampment at Mills Park and Pony Express Pavilion. Features re-enactments of Civil War skirmishes, American Indian dancing and live western entertainment, plus crafts and food booths, Dutch oven cook off, tomahawk and knife-throwing contest, muzzle loading a rifle or pistol, old-time fiddlers contest, camel rides, gun fighters show and Pueblo de Nevada village through Sunday.

• Carson High School graduation ceremony, 10 a.m. on the high school football field, 1111 N. Saliman Road. Call 283-1600.

• “Butterflies Are Free,” presented by Proscenium Players Inc. at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Tickets $10 PPI/BAC members, students and seniors, $12 general admission. Call 883-1976.

• Carson Valley Active 20/30 club’s 95th annual Carson Valley Days Celebration on Saturday and Sunday. Features food, music, a parade, games, raffle prizes, competitions and an Arts and Crafts show. Booth and parade entry applications are available on line. Go to

• Carson Valley Days Art Show, an exhibit of paintings by Carson Valley Art Association members. This annual event displays more than 100 paintings by local artists which are for sale to the public. Call 782-5606.

• “Living in Nevada” art exhibit at Capital City Arts Initiative’s Caffeine Gallery at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. through June 30. Features work by Virginia City High School students. Call 287-2252.

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• Western Nevada Community College second annual Shabby and Chic flea market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dini Student Center, 2201 W. College Parkway. Call Kathryn Clark at 445-3260.

• “Cowboy Crooners Festival,” 7:30 p.m. features Dave Stamey and Richard Elloyan at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. An evening of western music, poetry, humor and story. Tickets $15 general, $12 members, seniors and students; call 883-1976.

• Carson Valley Days BuckarooFest Ranch Rodeo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday.

• Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe. Features refreshment, food, country fair, costumed performers and much more. Tickets $20 adults at the gate; children 5-11 $8, 4-younger free. Call (800) 510-1558.

• Carson City Raiders Booster Club rummage and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 580 Mallory Way (Nevada Appeal loading dock). Variety of items available. Call 450-7484 or 885-0877.

• Free Pond Maintenance seminar at 9 a.m. at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Call 882-8600.

• Carson City Democratic Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Grandma Hattie’s, 2801 S. Carson St. Guest speaker is Assemblywoman Bonnie Parnell. Call 841-3367.

• “Maximize Your Memory and Research Updates,” an Alzheimer’s Association free education workshop, noon-3 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Lunch will be served; donation of $5 requested. Call 786-8061.

• Book signing with Ryan Cunningham, author of “A Gray, Gray World,” noon-3 p.m. at Westside Ink – Books, Art, Pie, 710 N. Curry St. Storytime reading at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments provided; call 885-9777.

• Seth Andrews and Southerly perform at Comma Coffee Courtyard, 312 S. Carson St. Call 883-2662.

• “June Jump” public dance at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Free dance lessons at 6 p.m. with Thane Cornell; dance at 7 with live music by Joe Rossie Band. Cost for dance $6 per person; refreshments available. Call 883-0703.

• Champion Speedway auto racing, 1230 Race Track Road (off Bigelow), 7 p.m. Features several classes of racing. Call 888-9777.

• Volunteer Training Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, Minden. Lunch included. Call 267-1775.

• Those wishing to become emergency volunteers for the Storey County Emergency Livestock Response Team can attend an evacuation training workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Virginia City Highlands Fire Station. Pre-registration required. Call Olivia Fiamengo at 847-7821.

• Ballet Society of Nevada and Dayton Dance Project in concert, 7:30 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City. Featured ballets are The Sea Fairies. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children or $25 for two adults and four children. Call Carolyn Oliver at 883-0903.

• First Area Authors Event, 1-3 p.m. book signing with Ramona Butler, Dennis Cassinelli, Bill Cowee, Rita Geil, Liz Moore, Chris Platt, Christine Scheel, Terri Sprenger-Farley, Wilma Counts and Betty Dravis at Dayton Valley Floral, 209 Dayton Valley Road. Call 246-5296, ext. 107.

• Summer Wreath making class, 2 p.m. at Dayton Valley Floral and Nursery, 209 Dayton Valley Road. Supply fee $10; call 246-5296.

• The Pharcyde with guest Who Cares performs at the NV50 Nightclub. Doors open at 9 p.m.; 18-older only. Tickets $18 in advance from JJ’s Ear Candy or $20 at the door. Call (530) 543-1003.

• Old Guns and Black Powder Smoke, a free presentation by gun collector and Park Ranger Jim Black, 7-9 p.m. at Washoe Lake State Park Equestrian Group Area. Vehicle charge of $4 to enter the park. Call 687-4319.

• Holly Cole performs at 8 p.m. at the Barkley Theatre in Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon. Call (775) 423-1440.

• Ready to Run Agility Dog Show, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fuji Park. Call Karen Bell at (530) 582-0899.

• Ride the Rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 687-6953.

• “Class Reunion, or True Love Wins Out,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mia’s Swiss Restaurant, Dayton. Advance tickets $8 per person, call 246-9622.

• Amy Clawson performs at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden through Sunday. Call 782-9711.

• “Smokey Joe’s Cafe – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” returns to the Eldorado Showroom through Sept. 4. Tickets $30.95; call 786-5700.

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