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Today

-- "Black Fire" performs at a benefit concert at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 884-2226.

— Methodist Men’s Live/Silent Auction, 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, corner of Division and Musser streets, $1 bidding fee, features more than 80 auction items including dinners, show tickets, rounds of golf, original paintings, Tahoe cruises and more. Call 882-1436.

— Fall colors hike with Joyce Coker at Hope Valley Outdoor Center, Markleeville, 2-4 p.m. Hike: $15 includes appetizers, desserts and cold drinks after hike, served at the Alpine County Library. Call (530) 694-2787.

— McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain performs at the Alpine County Library, 270 Laramie, Markleeville at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children under 12. Call (530) 694-2787.

— “My Three Angels” at the Brewery Arts Center, 8 p.m. Through Saturday. Admission: $10 general; $8 seniors, students, BAC, and PPI members. Call 883-1976.

— Kathy Lee Rang performs at the Cork and Bottle Lounge in the Carson Nugget. Through Oct. 2. Call 882-1626.

— Harvest Craft Fair at Galena High School. Friday, Adults only, 5-9 p.m., admission $5. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission $3, children under 12 free.

Saturday

— Oktoberfest at Mia’s Swiss Restaurant, 65 Pike St., Dayton. German Buffet starts at 6 p.m. Live music. Call 246-3993 or 246-0446 for reservations.

— Trike-a-Thon for children 3-5 yrs. at the Kids Klub pre-school, Carson Community Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Donation: $5, bring your own bike. Call 887-2251.

— World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City, noon-4 p.m. Call 847-0311.

— Oktoberfest at the Pony Express Pavilion, 1-7 p.m. Carson City Library benefit. Call 887-2244.

— Scarecrow Festival at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Gardnerville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 782-3119.

— Walker Lake Arts Festival, Hawthorne Community Center 932 E St. Hawthorne, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Sunday. Call (775)945-5896.

— Annual Lake Tahoe Kokanee Salmon Festival at the Forest Service Visitor Center, 3 miles north of So. Lake Tahoe, just past Camp Richardson on Highway 89. Salmon barbecue, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $10. Activities for the whole family. Through Sunday. Call (800) 544-1801.

Sunday

— Wine tasting and entertainment at Villa Gigli, Markleeville, 3-5 p.m. Call (530) 694-2253.

— Smith Valley Fun Day at Dressler Park, Highway 208 Wellington includes Show & Shine, Cruise, antique tractor & engine show. Breakfast at 7 a.m. Call (775) 465-2354 or 782-2240 x256.