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Off the couch

by Staff reports

Today

— “Meet the Drivers” barbecue and car display, 5-9 p.m. at Albertson’s on North Carson Street. Features local and USAC sprint car drivers signing autographs, photos and more. Hamburger dinner $5; steak dinner $7, public welcome. Call 722-3909.

— “Fridays at Third Street” features Rick Hays and American Steel at 6:30 p.m. at Third and Carson streets. Food and refreshments available. Call 884-4411.

— Town of Genoa Farmer’s Market, 3:30-7 p.m. at Genoa Park, rain or shine. Call 782-8696.

— Summer Family Concert Series features the Free Range Band, contemporary country and classic rock music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. Call 782-9828.

— Bethlehem Lutheran Church annual rummage sale, 4-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Luther Hall (gymnasium), behind the church at 1837 Mountain St. Includes appliances, furniture, books, shoes and much more. Call 885-8518.

— “Embraceable You,” the Gershwins at their best, performed at 7:30 p.m. at Valhalla Boathouse at Tallac Historic Site, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 through Sunday. Tickets $14 adults, $12 seniors, $7 for 11-younger. Call (530) 542-4166.

Saturday

— Carson City Raiders Booster Club annual picnic and membership drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washoe Lake State Park, Washoe Valley. Picnic free with membership. Call 450-7128 or 720-4333.

–ERootbeer Float-a-Thon, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Albertson’s on North Carson Street, a benefit for Carson City’s eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. Cost $1.50 per float, donations accepted.

— Jazz guitarist Ted Vieira performs from 1-4 p.m. at Hanifin’s Arts & Antiques, 210 N. Carson St. Call 882-2880.

— United States Auto Club Western Sprint Car and Regional Series races at Champion Speedway, gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 6, racing at 7 p.m., plus local divisions. Call 267-3723 or visit http://www.championspeedway.com.

— Sierra Starlight Amphitheatre features Blood, Sweat and Tears, a musical festival with several bands, 3 p.m. at Mormon Station, Genoa. Call 882-8900, ext. 101.

— Santa Maria Day Celebration, noon to 6 p.m. features crafts, food, public service information, parade at 1 p.m., Ultimate Outhouse Race at 2, street dance at 6 in downtown Dayton. Call 246-3877.

— An Evening with Robin Williams at 7:30 p.m. for Harvey’s Outdoor Concert Series. Tickets $90, $110 and $125. Call (800) 427-7247.

— World famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawlor Events Center, Reno. Tickets $17.50 and $19.50 adults; children 12-younger and seniors (60-older), $2 less per ticket. Call 784-4444.

Sunday

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

— “Prayer 9-11,” an opportunity for the community to join at 7 p.m. at Mark Twain Elementary School, 2111 Carriage Crest Dr., hosted by Sierra Vista Community Church, to continue to pray for victims, families and loved ones of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Call 841-0525.

— Free Concert in the Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Genoa Town Park, features Exit 22. Call 782-1233.