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Fun Walk/Run to Como Peak helps youth programs

A 5K, 10K, 2-mile walk and 1-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 off Old Dayton Valley Road with the route heading toward Como Peak.

Entry fee is $25 per person or $40 for youth and adults walking or running the course together; $8 for the 1-mile fun run. Fees are due today. Late entries are $30 per person. Entry fee includes T-shirt, raffle and refreshments.

Proceeds benefit Central Lyon County Youth Programs. Call 246-0320.


Youth city council vacancies to be filled

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the City of Fernley Youth City Council. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who live in Fernley are encouraged to apply.

The council is an appointed body of six youth modeled after the Fernley City Council. It is a youth advisory group to the city council and Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services.

Applications may be obtained from the Office of the City Manager at Fernley City Hall, 595 Silver Lace Blvd.

For more information, call (775) 784-9851.


Mark Twain lore subject of performance

Did Mark Twain really have a mole on his chest he called Mr. Cantankerous? Was mining for silver in the Comstock Lode the only reason he came to Nevada? Did he change his name from Samuel Clemens to Mark Twain while writing for the Territorial Enterprise newspaper in Virginia City?

Learn the answers to these questions and more 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in a free Mark Twain chautauqua performance at Western Nevada Community College’s Virgil Getto Hall.

McAvoy Lane will portray the late humorist, lecturer, novelist, satirist and writer.

Refreshments will be served. Call (775) 423-8330.

Silver Springs

Farm to feature organic farm Fun Day with three growers

Custom Gardens Organic Farm in Silver Springs will be hosting two other Lyon County Certified Organic Producers for a Farmers Fun Day Harvest from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15.

The three farms represented are Churchill Butte Horticulture of Stagecoach, Home Grown Nevada of Wellington and the host farm, Custom Gardens, 3701 Elm St. in Silver Springs.

A variety of produce, vegetables and fruit from the farms will be available for fresh-food shoppers. Seniors may redeem Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons for produce. Call 577-2069.

Virginia City

Outhouses get ready to run down C Street in annual race

The 2006 Championship Outhouse Races will be Saturday and Sunday down C Street in Virginia City.

The Outhouse Parade will kick off the weekend’s events at noon Saturday. All racers and their outhouses will march down C Street, with the Famous Plungerettes leading the parade, tossing plungers and dancing. There will be double-elimination heats on Saturday, with the finals Sunday. Races throughout the day are on C Street, starting at the Bucket of Blood and racing to the end of the Delta Saloon Parking Lot.

The “pit” area for all outhouses and their teams will be in the Bucket of Blood Parking lot.

Call Bryan Staples at 742-4086.

Nevada Civic Light Opera does ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

The Nevada Civic Light Opera will present “Jekyll and Hyde” at Piper’s Opera House with nine shows each weekend through Oct. 22.

The opening night with champagne gala is sold out, as is Sunday’s performance. Preferred seats (rows 1-10) are all that is left for all shows: Saturday, Oct. 14, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Those tickets are $25 each.

Call 887-5601 or go to

Kids’ Goblin Parade planned for Halloween night

The second annual Goblin Parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Virginia City Jerky Co., 204 S. C Street on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Registration and lineup will begin at 4 p.m.

Cash prizes will be given for costumes for both children and adults. Categories are Best Overall Costume, Scariest Costume AND Most Original Costume. There will also be a prize for the Best Float or Vehicle.

For an entry form, call 847-4768 and leave a message.