Upcoming sesquicentennial events

A sesquicentennial ice cream social on Aug. 9

The Carson City Historical Society will host an Ice Cream Social at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 North Carson Street, on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost of the event is $5 per family and includes ice cream, special desserts, tour of the Foreman-Roberts House and entertainment. Wally Earhart will appear as Abe Lincoln, the Civil War Re-enactors will be setting up camp, and Nevada 1st Calvary with their horses will be there. There will be a special appearance of David Bugli and his jazz trio. The Foreman-Roberts House will also be open for tours and will be featuring the Charles Lynch photo collection of early Carson City.

The Civil War Re-enactors, who will be setting up camp that day, are a non-profit group whose purpose is to share and perpetuate knowledge about the war with accurate and authentic activities. They strive to correctly represent lifestyles, during the Civil War, as members of the military and civilian populations.

More sesquicentennial celebration details announced

The Carson City Sesquicentennial Committee has announced more details of the citywide celebration slated for Aug. 16, including the chili cookoff.

The Carson City Great Chili Cookoff, labeled as the "Sasquatch Chili Cookoff," will be in the Nugget Parking Lot. Say organizers: "Why Sasquatch? Simply because the members of the Sesquicentennial Committee could not say that word (Sesqi ... Ð huh!?!). So we decided to play on that word and call this the "Sasquatch Chili Cookoff."

Tables and chairs will be provided. Supply your own utensils and camp stove and shade tent. Bring your uncooked ingredients for preparation on site. This is a "no holds barred" chili competition (amateur) from roadkill to rattlesnake, all kinds of chili are encouraged. Red or green, with beans or without, hot, medium, or mild Ð you decide.

Entrants will cook a minimum of 2 quarts of chili. Cooks will set up at 10 a.m. and start cooking as soon as they are ready and have been given the "GO" signal by a chili official.

Judging and public tasting will begin at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m.

The entry fee is $20. For more info on the 150th Birthday and a cookoff entry form, go to www.EventsNevada.com/cc150

• The committee also announced The Paul Roth Quintet, an ensemble of some of the most exciting and creative young musicians in the Reno and Carson area, will play at the celebration. The band members perform regularly throughout Northwestern Nevada and California, including Harrah's Showroom in South Lake Tahoe, the Reno Blues Festival, the Carson City "Jazz and Beyond" Festival, and the Reno Jazz Festival.

• Here is the schedule:

8:30 a.m. Ð 4:30 p.m.: Nevada State Museum Coin Education Fair

9:30 Ð 10:30 a.m.: Robert Nylen: History of the Carson City Mint at the Nevada State Museum

10 a.m. Ð noon: Meet President Abe Lincoln at the Capitol

10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m.: Capitol Building tours every half hour at Nevada State Capitol

10 a.m. -3 p.m.: Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Annual Carnival

10 a.m. Ð 3 p.m. Kid's Treasure Chest and Gold Panning at Nevada State Museum

10 a.m. Ð noon and 1-3 p.m.: Coin Press #1 Special Minting of the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion

11 a.m. Ð noon: McAvory Lane as Mark Twain's Ghost at the Nevada State Museum

1 Ð 3 p.m. Abe Lincoln to greet visitors at the Nevada State Museum

1 Ð 3 p.m. Young Numismatists Workshop at the Nevada State Museum

1 - 2 p.m. Chili Cook-off Tasting and Judging

1 - 4 p.m. Ice Cream Social at the Robert's House

2 - 3 p.m. Chili Cook-off Awards

3 - 3:30 p.m.: Cutting of the Sesquicentennial Birthday Cake and introduction of dignitaries

3:30 Ð 4:30 p.m.: Paul Roth Quintette

7 - 10 p.m. Karson Kruzers Street Dance and Show 'n Shine at the Nugget parking lot


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