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Carson City

Carson City Symphony to open 23rd season

The Carson City Symphony will be holding a concert to open its 23rd season at 4 p.m. tonight at the Carson City Community Center. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members. Children under 16 years of age are free. For information, call 883-4154.

‘The Fix’ musical holding auditions

Auditions for “The Fix,” by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Auditions will consist of pair d cold readings from the script and a prepared singing audition of one minute or less showing vocal range. Auditioners should provide recorded accompaniment or sing a capella. Production dates are Feb. 16-March 3.Call 848-8543.

Computer classes offered at Senior Center

Reservations are being taken for October computer classes at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center. “Introduction to Computers” is offered from 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Microsoft Word” classes will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes begin Monday and meet for four weeks. Fee is $40 per class.

A creative “Greeting Card” workshop is offered from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. The fee is $15; basic computer skills are required.

Register at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center business office with payment of fee. For information, call 883-0703, ext. 222.

Douglas County

GOP to celebrate with ice cream and hoe-down

The Carson City and Douglas County Republican Central Committees will be holding a Western-style Ice Cream Social and Hoe-down in honor of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons from 2-3 p.m. today at the Valley View Ranch, 1701 Pinenut Road in Gardnerville. Participants are encouraged to wear their cowboy boots and hats. For information, call 322-4546.

Genoa Bar holds annual costume contest

The Genoa Bar will hold its annual Nevada Day Old West Costume Party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

They’re looking for Jesse James, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, Kit Carson, Snowshoe Thompson, saloon girls, outlaws, sheriffs, gunslingers and folks who just want to have fun. A 21-shotgun salute will be presented by the Devil Mountain Brigade.

“Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor” will hold a barbecue from 2-6 p.m. and have live music featuring “String Machine” from 7-11 p.m.

For information, call 782-3870.

Lyon County

Lyon County Dems meet

The Lyon County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Fernley. For location or information, call (775) 720-4586 or visit http://www.lyoncountydems.org.