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• Disabled American Veterans “Vans for Vets” Poker Run for motorcycle and car enthusiasts. Register from 9Ð11 a.m. at Carson City HarleyÐDavidson, 2749 N. Carson St. Fee of $15 includes barbecue, extra hands $5. Proceeds to DAV Van Fund. Call 841Ð3655 or HarleyÐDavidson at 882Ð7433.

• Fall Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Telegraph Square, corner of South Curry and Telegraph streets. Call 746Ð5024.

• Salsa Y Salsas Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a free family friendly event with the flavor of Hispanic culture. Includes folkloric dancers, food vendors, artists, live music, salsa dancing and salsa tasting contests, at the Legislative Plaza. Call 885-1055 or 887-1294.

• National Support our Troops Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Legislative Plaza, South Carson Street. Bring American flags, signs, anything to show thanks to the troops. Visit or call 882-1425.

• St. Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church bingo and friendship, noon at the church, 5335 Snyder Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m., early bingo at 11:30. Cash and raffle prizes offered, must be 21 to play. Concessions available; call 882-1967.

• Builders’ Association of Western Nevada Texas Hold ’em Tournament, begins at noon at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St. Buy-in $100 with one chance to re-buy at $100. Limited to 100 players; tournament goes until over. Call 882-4353.

• Daughters of the American Revolution, John C. Fremont Chapter meet at 1 p.m. at Western Nevada Community College. Guest speaker is Jean Kvam, history teacher at Carson Middle School.

• Champion Speedway’s final night of racing, 1230 Race Track Road (off Bigelow), 7 p.m. Features 42nd annual Silver State Classic with California Sprint Cars in a 100-lap feature. Final night of racing for the 42-year-old track. Barbecue for fans, racers and crew from noon-3 p.m. Call 888Ð9777.

• Louie Fontaine performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge. Call 882Ð1626.

• Living history re-enactment at 9:30 a.m. at Mormon Station State Historic Park. Free, family oriented on how early pioneers lived and worked in the West. Call 782-2590.

• Free Make-It-Take-It family craft day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store, 911 Topsy Lane. Call 267-1938.

• Dog ‘n Butterfly perform at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Call 782Ð9711.

• 17th annual Dayton Valley Days celebration. Begins with pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday; train rides, Gold Creek Show and Shine; 10 a.m. parade Saturday on Pike and Main streets, live music, children’s games, dancing and barbecue. Sunday includes 10 a.m. pet parade; live music and games; art show, street fair both days and pinewood derby. Call Patricia Polish at 246-5746 or Fred Atkinson at 246-1630.

• Riding Clinic, 9 a.m. at 11225 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, sponsored by High Desert Horsemen. Call Margy Hamilton at 629-0807.

• Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, 10-11 a.m. at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship great room, 780 Del Monte Lane, Reno. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Call 882-9571.

• Second annual Down Syndrome Family Gathering, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bartley Ranch, south Reno. Includes art projects, tumble bus, bounce house, face painting and more. Open to individuals with Down syndrome, their family and friends; free food, drink, ice cream. Call 544-8811.

• Book signing by author Laura Ramirez, “Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting,” 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 5555 S. Virginia St. Call 815-2872.

• Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Reno/Stead AFB, Stead through Sept. 18. Features daily races in several classes, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Air Force’s Snowbirds. Tickets visit or