Off the Couch |

Off the Couch

Staff reports


— Hot August Nights. Classic cars on display throughout Reno and Sparks. Call 353-2291.

— “Bats in the Night Sky, “a free slide show, 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, by Dr. George Baumgardner. Call 782-2590.

— Benefit spaghetti feed and silent auction for Justin Stegemann, seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Call 790-0903, 782-4229 or 781-1595.

— Capital City 4-H Fair and pet show at Carson City Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, Fuji Park, today and Saturday. Parade is 1 p.m. Saturday; $1 entry fee per animal. Call 887-2252.

— Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Concurs d’Elegance, 31st annual celebration of classic wooden boats. About 125 boats on display at Sierra Boat Co. in Carnelian Bay, North Lake Tahoe. Two-day pass $25, one-day pass $20. Call (530) 581-4700.

— Gatsby Event performance “Isn’t It Romantic?,” 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 542-4166.

— Nevada All-Around Working Cowhorse Championship at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Winnemucca. Call (775) 329-4200 or go to, Great Basin Events link.


— C-Hill Climb run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Individual interval starts run every minute. Jazz musicians and Warren Engine Co. emergency medical technicians standing by. Register starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 881-1219.

— Jerry Jeff Walker and Keith Sykes perform at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall at 511 W. King street at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $30, call (800) 216-0891.

— Carson City Raiders Booster Club rummage sale, 8:30 a.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs parking lot, 1510 Hot Springs Road; benefit car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 267-1039.

— Carson City Historical Society Victorian Tea at 10:30 a.m. at the Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St. $12 , space limited. Call 887-8865, reservations recommended.

— Author Dianne Bellenger will sign her new book, “68 A.D.” 2 p.m. at the BookCellar, 1202 N. Carson St.

— Make a wooden birdhouse class for ages 7-12 at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Cost $3 each; admission to museum extra. Call 884-2226.

— Sierra Mountain Super Series racing at 7 p.m. at Champion Motor Speedway, 1210 Race Track Road. Call 267-0505.

— Annual pancake breakfast fund-raiser, 8-11 a.m. at Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. $3. Funds benefit RSVP programs. Call 783-6455.

— Kids’ Day at Animal Ark, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features hands-on activities at the Ark’s “shady” locations, creation of related objects and lessons about wildlife. $6 adults, $4 children, 2-younger free. Call (775) 970-3111.

— Benefit car wash, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Albertsons at North Carson Street and College Parkway to support Daniel Morrison’s fight with brain cancer. $15 per vehicle. Volunteers needed; call 443-0898.

— Motor car rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $1, children 6-11 .50 cents, 5-younger free. Call 687-6953.

— Virginia City Rodeo and Parade. Parade at noon down C Street; rodeo at 1 p.m. today and Sunday at the Rodeo Grounds. Adults $5, kids 11-younger free. Call 847-0311.


— Free evening concert at 5 p.m. featuring the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association on the Legislative Building lawn. Bring a picnic basket, low lawn chairs, blankets.

— Douglas County Republican Central Committee’s annual barbecue fund-raiser, “A Day at the Lake,” 2-7 p.m. at Zephyr Cove Resort, 760 Highway 50. $10 per person; $7 parking fee. Call 588-7770 or 267-2403.