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— Horse Shows in the Sun Tahoe, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Olympic style horse show jumping featuring a Grand Prix each Sunday in Minden. Call (845) 246-8833.

— Summerfest IX Carnival 2002, features rides, food, games and more sponsored by Minden/Douglas Elks, at Lampe Park. Call 265-7299.

— “Fridays at Third Street” features Hawaiian Luau night at 6:30 p.m. Call 884-4411.


— Cub Scout Pack No. 143 car wash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marios Repair Shop, 1800 N. Carson St., at the corner of Bath.

— Free Street Dance, 7-11 p.m. at the Carson Nugget’s west parking lot, hosted by the Karson Kruzers and Carson Nugget. Call 882-0829 or 882-1626.

— Free child safety seat check, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bristlecone Building of WNCC, south of West College Parkway; also bake sale and $5 car wash. Call 445-4265.

— Inaugural Homestyle Chili Cook-off and Summer Bash at Tequila Dan’s, begins at noon. A non-sanctioned event. Call 883-6700.

— High Sierra Regional Chili Championship, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of Glen Eagles Restaurant; ICS sanctioned.

— “Saturday in the Park” free community Ice Cream Social, noon-4 p.m. at Dayton Park on Highway 50. Free to all Dayton area residents, businesses and chamber members.

— Art and Wine Festival, 5-9 p.m. features wine tasting, art and food at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Gardnerville. Call 265-6097 or 782-2269.

— “The Three Musketeers” performed by Nevada Shakespeare Festival at 2 p.m. in Heritage Park, Gardnerville. Tickets, information: 324-4198 or 782-7134.

— Northern Nevadans for Nebraska’s third annual Summerfest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Davis Creek Park. Open to all University of Nebraska alumnus and supporters. Call 746-1830, 267-1740 or visit

— Basic Survival Skills taught at Washoe Lake State Park, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a lunch; park admission $3. Call 687-4319.

— The Fiddletown String Band performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in downtown Markleeville. Donation $5. Call (530) 694-2787.

— Tahoe Singles pot luck and barbecue at the Cottonwood Creek Arabians in the Carson Valley, 4 p.m. Cost is $5; tri-tip and beans provided. Call 782-3057 or visit

— “Our Little Daniel’s Fund-Raiser” car wash, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Albertson’s, corner of West College Parkway and North Carson Street. Carwash $12 donation (includes vacuum and windows).

— Steam Up at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $2.50, children $1 (6-11) 5-younger free. Call 687-6953.

— First-ever Giant Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. both days in the parking lot of Bloomer’s Florist and AC Gifts and Things, corner of Highway 50 and Silver Street in Dayton. Call 246-4530.

— Voices of the Past, a Comstock Cemetery Event, 2 p.m. at Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City. Tickets $20 per person, call 847-0454.

— Virginia City Rodeo and Parade, begins with parade at noon Saturday, rodeo begins at 1 p.m. both days, an IRPA-sanctioned rodeo at the rodeo grounds. Admission $3, under-12 free. Call 847-0733.


— Northern Nevada Regional Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Red’s Old 395 Grill; ICS sanctioned. Tasting kits available.

— In the Good Ole Summertime Ice Cream Social, 1-4 p.m. at the historic Robert’s House, 1207 No. Carson St. Call 882-1805.

— Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Group rummage sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carson City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 405 E. College Parkway. Call 884-1615.

— Public display of James Doane Roberts family at 2 p.m. the Historic Roberts’ House, 1207 N. Carson St. Plus ice cream social, desserts and entertainment. Call 884-1448.

— Go West Jamboree, Old West reenactments and living history, plus a big chuckwagon cowboy dinner on The Corley Ranch, Gardnerville. Call 265-3045.

— Sunday Concert in the Park, 5-7 p.m. in the Legislative Plaza, next to Capitol. Free. Call 746-5024 or 687-7410.

— The 1952 Carson High School graduating class will gather for its 50th reunion picnic from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Empire Ranch Golf Course. Call Laird for information at 882-4755.

— East Fork Gallery Anniversary Reception, noon to 5 p.m. at 1503 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Call 782-7629.