Calendar of events |

Calendar of events

• Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast meeting, 7 a.m. at the Piñon Plaza. Guest speaker is Ian Hill. Cost $15 members; $20 nonmembers; call 883-4413.

• Carson City Planning Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., Community Center Sierra Room, 851 E. William St.

• Summer Farmers Market at the Pony Express Pavilion, Mills Park, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Features fresh produce, crafts, food and more. Call 746-5024.

• “Living with Fire” workshop, 7 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., presented by the Carson City Fire Department, UNR Cooperative Extension and Nevada Fire Safe Council. Call 782-9960.

• “Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction,” video presentation, 7 p.m., Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. Call 887-2244.

• New Life Foursquare Church spaghetti feed fund-raiser and silent auction, 6-8 p.m., Dayton Community Center on Pike Street. Tickets, information: 246-3345.

• Sierra Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Features fresh baked goods, flowers and plants, yard art and fresh produce. Call 690-5908.

• Medicare iInformation session with staff of Congressman Jim Gibbons’ office, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Call 783-6455.

• Christmas in July fund-raiser for the Ball family, 4-8 p.m. at the Out-of-Town Park in Fernley. Includes vendors and children’s crafts ($2). Call 575-5567 or 575-5798.

• The Act performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge; no cover. Call 882-1626.

• Beach Toys perform at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.

• Comedians Max Alexander, Darryl Collier and emcee Howie Nave on stage at The Improv at Harveys Lake Tahoe, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Tickets $25; call (800) 427-8397.

• Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor, alternating shows of “As You Like It” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” nightly through Aug. 22, except Mondays. Ticket prices vary; call (800) 74-SHOWS.

• “Day’s Rays,” a photography exhibit by Day Williams at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.

• Artown event in Reno features dance, music, exhibits, demonstrations, chautauquans, Shakespeare and more throughout through Saturday. Some events free, some by donation, others by fee. Visit or call 322-1538.