Mason Valley Onion Festival, 3-11 p.m. today and Saturday, Lyon County Fairgrounds, Mason Valley. Event includes onion cook-off, softball tournament, mud volleyball, kids’ zone and more. A country breakfast is from 6:30-9:30 a.m. Live music performances take place each night at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Mason Valley.Free admission. Call 775-463-5114 or go to http://www.bgcmasonvalley.org/onionfestival.
Night in the Country Music Festival, 8-10 p.m. today; 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. The outdoor country music festival features headliner Phil Vassar Friday and John Michael Montgomery and Blake Shelton Saturday. Concerts highlight the Mason Valley Onion Festival, featuring games, entertainment, vendors, crafters and more. Camping sites available. Cost is $25 per concert or $45 for both. Use PayPal at http://www.bgcmasonvalley.org. or call Robert or Travis at 775-463-2334 or 775-463-5114.
Summer Wine Dinner at the Gold Hill Hotel, 7 p.m. Features a six-course meal and Squeek at the piano, at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Cost is $80 per person (plus tax and tip). Call 775-847-0111.
Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. in Virginia City. The exhibit explores the long tradition of newspaper publishing on the Comstock which is marked by the early typeslingers who later became noted journalists. Call 847-0975.
Dayton Class of 97 Reunion, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Park in Dayton. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and water provided. An adults-only dinner will be aboard the Tahoe Queen; cost $69 per person. Call 720-890-7776.
Flat Track Racing at Thunder Bowl, 5 p.m. at the ThunderBowl Speedway, Thunder Road, off Industrial Road, Mound House. Flat track motorcycle and quad ATV racing takes place as part of the Northern Nevada Championship Series. All motorcycles and quads are welcome as well as all ages and skill levels. Separate mini track for kids. Cost is $10 for spectators, $35 first entry, $15 each additional entry, $15 kids entry age 12 and younger. Details: Charlie at 775-246-3396 or http://www.NevadaATVRacing.com.
Mound House Flea Market, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10104 Highway 50 E., Antique Mall. Set-up is at 6 a.m.; vendors pay $10 per day, free admission to the public. Call 246-1618.
Moonlight Ride/Drive and Potluck Dinner, 7 p.m., Hamilton’s Arena, 215 Silver Lane, Stagecoach. Potluck dinner at 7; ride/drive at 8:30. High Desert Horsemen members only. Memberships available day of ride. Call 775-629-0807.
“Saddle Sore” cowboy poetry and music, 7 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B & Union streets, Virginia City. Former Comstock Cowboy Glenn Buschine and Gene Skaug present a night of cowboy poetry and music. Tickets are $10 at the door Call 847-0433.
Buck & Bob Show, 1-5 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 South C Street, Virginia City. Call 847-7210.
Terrapin Road, 8:30 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 South C Street, Virginia City. Call 847-7210
Farmers Green Market, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Custom Gardens Certified Organic Farm, 3701 Elm St., in Silver Springs. All shoppers welcome. Farm is state-approved to accept Senior Coupons for fresh produce. Call ahead for Ray or Virginia Johnson at 577-2069. Call 577-2069.
Pianist John Kirin, 3-5 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. Call 847-0433.
Will Strickland, 5 p.m., weekdays, Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. The Comstock’s troubadour entertains on stage, followed by a guided tour of the Opera House. Call 847-0433.
Tuesday Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St. Wayne Taylor and Bryan Ballinger on “The American Cowboy – the Music, the Lifestyle, the Myths, the Facts.” Buffet dinner available with lecture $25. Call 847-0111.
“Dead End at Piper’s,” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 6:30 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, Corner of B and Union streets. Interact with the actors at various points and bring your deductive skills and a big appetite. Dinner and play $25; play only $10. Call 847-0433.
Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dayton Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. Songs, stories and crafts. Call 246-6212.
Fernley Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at Out of Town Park, Farm District Road and Highway 95A. Fresh produce and other items. Call 287-2811.
Yoga classes, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Includes meditation, breathing and postures. Wear light, comfortable clothing, come with an empty stomach, bring a towel or blanket, and bring water. Cost is $8 per class, $6 per class for seniors/students with valid ID, $4 per class for youth (12-17). Call 775-720-4284 or go to http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undertaking the Past – Exhibit on Comstock Cemeteries, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Comstock History Center, Union and E streets, Virginia City. Focusing on death and the historic cemeteries of the Comstock. Exhibit features Victorian mourning items, undertaking equipment and documents used in researching the history and landscape of the various cemeteries in Virginia City and Gold Hill. Free, call 847-0281.
“Dead End at Piper’s,” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 6:30 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, Corner of B and Union Streets. Interact with the actors at various points and bring your deductive skills and a big appetite. Dinner and play are $25; play only $10. Call 847-0433.
Food Closet, 1-3 p.m., Community Chest, 991 S. C St. in Virginia City. Barter for food or items in our New Beginnings thrift store. First visit to food closet is free. Proceeds from thrift store benefit local community programs. Call 847-9311.