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Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal Stephanie Aranda, 16, of Reno, a dancer for The International Ballet, performs folk dances during last year's Salsa y Salsa Hispanic cultural celebration held at the Legislative Mall in Carson City.

Authentic Mexican food, music and dance will greet Carson City residents Saturday at the 11th annual Salsa y Salsa Festival at the Legislative Mall.

The event, slated for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., is designed to raise money and awareness for Nevada Hispanic Services – a five-person agency that is the front-line for Hispanic families needing assistance.

Over the last decade, the fundraiser has grown from a few dozen revelers to 6,000-plus attendees.

“We’re hoping for much more this year,” said Marylou Heredia, a client advocate at Nevada Hispanic Services. “Our office is a referral agency and the first stop for a lot of people.

“This is our biggest fundraiser.”

Food from Lady Tamales and several local churches will be served and residents will be treated to folkloric dancing. The event’s highlight, a salsa dance competition, will take place in the afternoon, Heredia said.

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What: Salsa y Salsa Festival

Where: Legislative Mall

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Who it benefits: Nevada Hispanic Services, a referral agency to Hispanic families in need.

Five dens from local Cub and Boy Scouts Pack 341 will host an annual popcorn sale Saturday at Safeway, 2035 N. Carson St.

Dan Bowler, leader of den 10 in pack 341 said residents can not only buy popcorn to take home – but to send to troops serving in the Middle East.

“Really, being able to send popcorn to our soldiers is our greatest honor,” Bowler said. “It’s not flak jackets, but it’s something to say ‘thank you’ and to let them know our people back home thinking of them.”

What: Pack 341 popcorn sale

When: All-day Saturday

Where: Safeway Food and Drug, 2035 N. Carson St.

Who it benefits: The popcorn sale subsidizes a year’s worth of Cub and Boy Scout activities. Residents can also buy popcorn to send to U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East.

Daniel’s first-ever Golf Tournament to fight brain cancer will be at Dayton Valley Golf Course, 100 Palmer Drive. Eight-year-old Daniel has a malignant astrocytoma and the fundraiser will help pay medical expenses. The fundraiser includes golf, lunch and raffle tickets and silent auction items are available.

What: Daniel’s First Ever Golf Tournament

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Dayton Valley Golf Course, 100 Palmer Drive

Call: Call 722-8806

Cost: $100 per person includes golf, lunch; raffle and silent auction available.

The streets of downtown Carson City will be filled with music and the smells of food during the Rockin’ the Square event Saturday night. The event will feature music by Shameus, dancing, food and drinks.

What: Rockin’ the Square

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Telegraph Square, South Curry and Telegraph streets

Call: 885-1888 or 884-4402

Hoping to raise some money for a new van, which will be used to benefit veterans in need of transportation, Carson City Harley-Davidson is hosting a poker run to benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

What: DAV Vans for Vets Poker Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Carson City Harley-Davidson, 2749 N. Carson St.

Cost: Registration fee $10 per vehicle, $5 per extra poker hand. Barbecue included in fee. Grand prize $250 U.S. Savings Bond, plus drawings.

Call: 885-7351 or 882-6443.

Dayton will hearken back to a simpler time this weekend, with the return of Dayton Valley Days. The two-day event incorporates various Dayton locations. It includes the Gold Creek Show and Shine car show from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Comstock Cowboys concerts at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Station; various food, crafts and music throughout the weekend. Proceeds benefit Lyon County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

What: 19th annual Dayton Valley Days

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Old Town Dayton

Call: 246-1630

The weekend also brings the conclusion of the Reno Air Races. The fastest machines in motorsports reach speeds up to 500 miles per hour and includes an air show, races for six classes of aircraft, military and civil flight demonstrations.

What: 44th annual National Championship Air Races & Air Show

When: Through Sunday, races begin 8 a.m.

Where: Reno Stead Airport field, approximately eight miles North of Reno off Highway 395

Cost: Saturday, $22 for adults, $11 for juniors ages 8-15 and $20 for seniors and military. Sunday is $25 for adults, $16 for juniors and $23 for seniors and military.

On Sunday, the rich smells of Basque cooking will flood Fuji Park for the 10th annual fundraiser for St. Teresa’s Catholic School. Mass will be celebrated and authentic Basque food, dancing and games will add revelry.

What: St. Teresa’s 10th annual Basque Festival

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Fuji Park, Old Clear Creek Road

Details: Features traditional Basque meal from 1-3 p.m.; Mass at noon; live entertainment and demonstrations.

Tickets: $30 at the door for adults; teens 15 and younger free

Call: 882-1968