Off the couch


-- The Hildees perform through Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.

-- "Fridays at Third Street" features The Rush Hour Band at 6:30 p.m. at Third and Carson streets; classic rock 'n' roll with classic country music. Food and refreshments available. Call 884-4411.

-- Madison Avenue performs a free concert at 5 p.m. at the Plaza at Harrah's Reno. Call 786-3232.

-- Jewel performs at 9 p.m. throught Saturday at Caesars Tahoe Circus Maximus Showroom. Tickets $60, $45. Call (800) 648-3353.

-- Chicago performs at 9 p.m. through Saturday at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall, Reno. Call 329-4777.

-- Virginia City International Camel Races at the arena in Virginia City at 2 p.m. today with barbecue, media grudge match and costume ball; Saturday at noon with Grande Parade on C Street, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with awards presentation. Call 629-0800.

-- Funtime Theater presents "Cheaters" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Piper's Opera House, 12 N. B St., Virginia City. Tickets $15 general, $12 senior and students, box seat special includes seating for 4, bottle of Piper's private label champagne and dessert tray for $150.

-- Twenty-first Great Reno Balloon Race, Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, through Sunday. Call 826-1181 or visit

-- Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for Daniel Morrison, a 3-year-old Carson City boy stricken with cancer. Noodles, sauce and more will be served from 4-8 p.m. at the Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., for a $5 donation.


-- Telegraph Square Farmers Market, features a bounty of fresh produce and specialty items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Telegraph and North Curry streets.

-- Minden Street Faire, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday features food, fun, live entertainment and crafts in Minden. Call 782-8144.

-- Seventh annual Artists' Studio Tour features artists' studios from Kingsbury Grade to Christmas Valley, Calif. Includes paintings, oils, fibers, wood, paper, bronze, photography and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday; catalog and map $12. Call (530) 577-5500.

-- Wheel of Fortune Wheel Mobile at the Plaza at Harrah's Reno through Sunday. Call 786-3232.

-- Biggest Little Quilt Show in the West features more than 100 quilters from the Truckee Meadows at the themed Stars and Reels of Nevada at the Reno Livestock Events Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $4, children 12 and younger free. Call 788-3387.

-- Nevada Senior Games, for those age 50 or older, compete in golf, weight lifting, track and field, tennis, bowling, basketball and more through Sunday. Call 783-6455.

-- Fund-raiser auction to benefit the Carson City Sheriff's Department Mounted Unit 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, with a preview from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Fuji Park Fairgrounds. Information T.M. Casey at 849-1892 or 887-2020, extension 1703.


-- "Nevada Remembers" Sept. 11 free program, billed as the state's largest patriotic memorial event, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mills Park in Carson City, features music, 21-gun salute and military equipment displays. Call 883-7046.

-- V & T Railroad reconstruction fund-raiser from 4-8 p.m. at Tamarack Junction Casino, 13101 S. Virginia St., Reno. Tickets $25 per person. Call 687-7410.


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