Independence Day events scheduled

The following events are scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend:

Silver Oak Golf Course and Executive Conference Center will host an old-fashioned barbecue with live entertainment and dancing at its golf social at 5 p.m. today. The evening costs $25 per person. For reservations, call James Potter at 775-841-7000, ext. 2.

The 22nd annual RSVP carnival with food, rides and games for all ages goes through Sunday in Mills Park. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. All-day wristbands cost $30; $5 discount coupons are available at or at RSVP, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6. Fireworks by Grucci start at dusk today; live radio remote with Magic 95.5 will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music at the carnival will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call Tannis Causey at 775-220-4065.

Virginia City’s schedule of events is as follows: A parade starts at noon at the Fourth Ward School; Shootout on the Hill will be 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fourth Ward School; Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Delta parking lot next to the Bucket of Blood Saloon; raffle is at 7 p.m., followed by a continuation of the concert at 7:45 p.m.; fireworks at Miner’s Park at Carson and F streets start after dark.

Genoa’s schedule of events in Mormon Station State Park is as follows: A children’s parade starts at 10 a.m.; Wild Horse Drive performs at 11 a.m.; The Gabardine Sisters performs at noon; Steve Hayes performs traditional jazz at 1 p.m.; 6 Mule Pileup performs at 2 p.m.; The Kepple Band performs at 3 p.m.; Carson City Symphony performs 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be a bar tent, petting zoo and barbecue dinners for $12 each. Children’s games will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Open jam session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A hosted old-time jam will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville hosts their second annual Gardnerville Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk and Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest from 7 a.m. to noon today in Heritage Park in Minden. Registration costs $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Family rates are available. Registration is free for veterans and active military personnel, but forms must be completed. Carson Valley Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Call 775-782-8027.

The Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest, hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council & East Fork Gallery, will be in Heritage Park. Families with children under 12 can visit the Family Chalk Doodle Fun Zone from 8 a.m. to noon. This activity is free, and registration is not required. Call 775-782-8027.

Town of Minden will hold its annual children’s bike parade at 10 a.m. today. There will be music by Bill McClain, bounce houses and water games, balloon animals, free hot dogs, hamburgers, apple pie, frozen treats and more.

Fernley’s schedule for the “Home of the Free, Because of the Brave” celebration, also an official NV150 event, is as follows: A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. at 40 West St. The cost, which benefits area high school scholarships, is $7 per person or $25 per family. A parade down Main Street starting at Locust Street and ending at Seventh Street will be at 10 a.m. Free children’s games will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A flag raising ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Parade trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. A greased pig contest will be at 3 p.m. A raffle starts at 4 p.m., and drawings will be every 15 minutes until prizes are gone. The grand prize drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. A watermelon eating contest will be at 5 p.m., followed by live music at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s 150 Years of Transportation event will be today through Sunday. The showcase will feature several historical trains, steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the self-propelled McKeen motor car for the weekend. There will be family activities, photo opportunities, along with food and other Nevada memorabilia.

Virginia City’s circa 1879 Clapp & Jones steam fire engine will be fired up today for demonstration of its firefighting capabilities in front of the Comstock Fire Museum following the noon Fourth of July parade.


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