Briefly: Farmer’s market is tonight |

Briefly: Farmer’s market is tonight

Get Down Downtown Wednesday Afternoon Farmer’s Market is 3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and features fresh fruit, assorted berries and vegetables, Victor’s Salsa, LA Bakery, flowers from the Greenhouse Project, Tony’s Taco Truck and live music.

For more information, call 775-882-6741 or 775-720-7789 or send an email to

Water history tour in Spooner Backcountry is set

Cheryl Surface will lead a Comstock water history tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Spooner Backcountry. Participants will meet at Spooner Lake Park’s upper parking lot.

The tour will cover the Marlette Water System, Red House, Hobart Reservoir, Marlette Lake and the Flume Trail. Participants are asked to brink a lunch, water, a light jacket, camera and comfortable shoes. The cost is $20 per person.

Children and pets are not allowed. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Bill Champion 775-749-5980 or send an email to

Cow Country Ball fundraiser is Aug. 17

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans will host its annual Cow Country Ball 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Corley Ranch in Gardnerville.

The event offers activities for children, live music, a hosted bar, raffle and silent auction. The dress code is casual western.

Tickets cost $50 per person or $375 for a table of eight, with dinner and beverages included. Children age 12 and younger eat for free. Proceeds benefit Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans and the Domestic Violence Victim’s Assistance Project.

For more information or to make a donation, call 775-883-8278 or go to

Native American Arts Festival starts Saturday

“Wa She Shu It’ Deh” Native American Arts Festival will be 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe, located about two miles past the intersection of highways 50 and 89.

The event offers Native American arts and crafts, food vendors, basket competitions, raffle prizes and dance and drum performances. Baskets will be accepted 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Weavers must be Native Americans enrolled with a recognized tribe.

Artists must be present to win.

Admission is free. For more information, call 800-769-2746 or go to

Princess and superhero camps are planned

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., will hold “Princess in Training” camp from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 and a “Superhero in Training” camp from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

The camps are open to children age 3 and older.

There will be obstacle courses, face painting, games, art activities, photo opportunities and more.

The cost is $25 per child.

Space is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-884-2226.

Annual barbecue is Saturday in Virginia City

The 52nd annual Storey County Jeep Posse Barbecue will be 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ice House, 110 E. Toll Road in Virginia City.

The event offers a steak dinner, music, dancing, Blackjack tables, door prizes and a raffle. Tickets cost $15 per person and can be purchased at the Virginia City Visitors Center, 86 S. C St. All proceeds benefit scholarships for local high school students.

For more information, call 775-847-7500.

Dedication celebration is Saturday in Genoa

The Town of Genoa will hold a dedication celebration to mark the completion of the Main Street Project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday starting on Nixon Street.

There will be entertainment, food, face painting, live music from the Ligtnin’ ’N’ Lace Band and more.

For more information, call 775-782-8696.

Lange to sign cookbooks Aug. 10

Lori Lange, author of “The Recipe Girl Cookbook,” will sign books 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Barnes & Noble, 5555 S. Virginia St. in Reno.

Lange is a native of Carson City. She founded the recipe website

For more information, go to

Kit Carson Toastmasters announces club officials

The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club recently elected new officers for the coming year. Mike Davis was elected president, who will be assisted by Fred Daniels, educational vice president; Jim Klipp, membership vice president; Joselio Ramirez, treasurer and Frank Taylor, secretary. The club welcomed new member Tulasi Dasari, a mechanical engineer from India who now resides and works in Carson City.

Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership abilities. The Kit Carson Club meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. For more information, call Frank Taylor at 775-885-7579.

Gallery reception to mark anniversary Friday

The East Fork Gallery, 1503 Highway 395 in Gardnerville, will celebrate its 34th anniversary with a reception 4-8 p.m. Friday.

Visitors will be able to view the gallery’s annual miniature show and meet the artists. Wine and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 775-782-7629.

Yard sale set to benefit Dayton Food Pantry

The Dayton Food Pantry, 4 Enterprise Way in Dayton, will hold a yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3-4. Volunteers are welcome to help set up at 6 a.m.

The sale will offer furniture, housewares, clothing, toys, books and more.

Dayton Food Pantry is open for emergency food needs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Regular distribution days outside of emergency needs are from noon to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Sutro Elementary School, 190 Dayton Village Parkway.

For more information, call Freida Carbery at 775-220-2749. Tax deductible monetary donations can be sent to Freida Carbery, P.O. Box 517, Dayton, Nevada, 89403.