Off the couch
— Proscenium Players, Inc. presents “Love Letters,” 8 p.m. through Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.
— “The Trojan Women” performed through Saturday by Nevada Shakespeare Festival at CVIC Hall in Minden. Tickets, information: 324-4198 or 782-7134.
— Galena High School Boosters Club Annual Craft Fair; 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Galena High School, 3600 Butch Cassidy Way (off Mount Rose Highway). Admission Friday $7, or $5 Saturday. Features more than 180 crafters and vendors. Call 851-2424 or 849-1486.
— First Camp Sundowner Carson Eagles No. 1006 Kids Poker Run, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet and register at Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, 1380 E. Fifth St. Each poker hand is $20; extra cards $5 each. Lunch provided at end of run; raffle will also be held. Call 841-0651 or 882-9583.
— Soroptimist International of Carson City and Carson Advocates for Cancer Care’s Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Call Dixie Busch at 882-3051 or 888-0212.
— Washoe Tribe Head Start Second annual Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stewart Community Center, 465 Clear Creek Road. Call 265-4191, ext. 139.
— Telegraph Square Farmers Market, features a bounty of fresh produce and specialty items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Telegraph and North Curry streets.
— Skateboard Contest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mills Park. Participants must bring own helmet, knee and elbow pads; contest for divisions 8-younger, 9-12, 13-15, 16-18 and 19-older. Sign up at 702 Skateboard and Snowboard Shop, 119 Clearview Drive. Prizes awarded. Call 887-2290, ext. 101.
— Rootbeer float fund-raiser, 2-4 p.m. at Albertson’s, 4348 S. Carson St., to benefit Silver State Gymnastics competitive gymnastics team. Donation $1.50; call 883-2093.
— Scarecrow Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minden Park; $7.50 cost to build a scarecrow. Call 782-7629.
— Pumpkin patch opens at the Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Call 882-8600.
— Mia’s Swiss Restaurant, 65 Pike St., 14th annual Oktoberfest, begins at 6 p.m. with buffet, plus yodeling, lederhosen, music by the Oom-Pah-Pah with kappellmeister Hans Keller. Dayton. Reservations, call 246-3993 or 246-0446.
— Silver Springs annual Stew Doo Cook-off and Quilt Show, plus fly-in and ultra-lite flights, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Springs Airport, Highway 50 East and Airport Road. Call 577-3424.
— The Carson City BPO Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., Carson City, fish fry at 6:30 p.m. Menu is deep-fried red snapper and rock cod in a special beer batter, hush puppies, french fries and cole slaw. Lodge is at . Cost $6.50 for all you can eat. Elks and guests welcome.
— E Komo Mai, first-ever Hawaiian luau at 5 p.m. at Dayton Valley Golf Club. Cost $15 per person. Features Hawaiian music by Calabash Cuz, a variety of foods and beverages and more. Call 246-7888.
— Celebration of History at 3 p.m. at Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City. Join in for cake and champagne. Call 847-0975.
— Huey Lewis and The News perform at 9 p.m. at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall, Reno. Tickets $45 to $70, call 325-7401.
— Sunrise Sustainable Resources Group is leading Northern Nevada’s section of the National Tour of Solar Buildings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations in Reno and Sparks. Tickets are $10 available at Java Joe’s in Carson City and at Edible Earth in Gardnerville, the Sundance Bookstore, in Reno and Independent Power Corp. in Sparks. Call Grace Caldwell 331-0228.
— World Championshp Outhouse Races in Virginia City, starting at noon. Call 847-0311.
— Roberts House Museum Unique Sale, last sale of the year, features holiday items, glass, furniture (Saturday only), kitchenware, antique frames, silhouettes, dolls, crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Call 887-8865.
— 13th annual Kokanee Salmon Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday at U.S. Forest Service Center, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on California Highway 89. Barbecue available, $10 per person, for salmon steak, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and beverage. Call (530) 573-2674.
— Open House for Tim Smith, commissioner candidate for Douglas County, District 4; wine and cheese reception from 3-5 p.m. at The Wild Rose Inn, 2332 Main St., Genoa. Call 782-8079, 782-5697.