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-- Snowshoe Thompson Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, living history, white elephant sale, food and more at Mormon Station Park, Genoa. Call 265-6097.

-- Annual Pizen Switch Roundup at the West Walker River Resort in Smith Valley. No rules or dues; bring a picnic lunch for the 1 p.m. Saturday potluck, visit and tell tales. Open to the public. Call (775) 588-5372.

-- Ice Cream Social from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, 3000 N. Lompa Lane. Features ice cream sundaes, root beer floats, hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and lemonade and ice tea, also children's games and face painting. Open to the public. Call 882-1968.

-- Book release party for "My Virginia City: A Columnist's Memories" a new book by the late, legendary Reno newspaper columnist Ty Cobb 1-4 p.m. at the Historic Fourth Ward School at the south end of C Street in Virginia City. Call 847-0975.

-- Fifth annual Historic Homes Garden Tour, 1-6 p.m. features Victorian homes, secret gardens and homespun quilts. Cost $12 adults (18-older), $10 seniors (65-older) $3 for children (5-12), free 4-younger. Refreshments available along the tour. Proceeds benefit Nevada Landmarks Society. Tickets, information: 882-1805 or Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, (800)-NEVADA,

-- State Park Ranger Bill Champion will lead a two-mile wild flower walk from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spooner Lake State Park. Bring water, snacks, camera and comfortable shoes. Meet at the parking lot near the restroom. Admission is $5 per car. Call 749-5980.

-- Guitarist George Hanepen performs from 3-5 p.m. at Villa Gigli Trattoria at the Mountain Music and Wine Tasting. Tasting fee $5 per person; 21-older only. Call (530) 694-2253.

-- Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers perform at 9 p.m. at the Peppermill Showroom, Reno. Tickets $25 and $30. Call (800) 225-2277.

-- Black Uhuru with opening band Quetzal perform at 4 p.m. at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater, Truckee. Tickets $20 day of show; all ages welcome. Call (530) 583-2801.

-- "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., presented by the Western Nevada Musical Theater Company. Call 445-4250.

-- Fourth annual Tahoe Arts Festival at the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino in Crystal Bay. Features temporary galleries by artists, visual and performing arts, judged entries, street paintings (create your own), food vendors and more. Call (530) 583-5605 or visit

-- Off Our Rockers perform at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge. Call 882-1626.

-- Tommy Bell performs at the Carson Valley Inn, 9 p.m. each night, Minden. Call 782-9711.


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