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Carson City

Park goes to the dogs for Spring Fling K-9 Event

Pups will be prancing 8:30 a.m.Ð4 p.m. Saturday at Fuji Park as the Carson City 4 Paws 4-H Dog Club hosts the Spring Fling K-9 Event, a dog show and competition. It’s free for spectators. The competition is open to the public; entrants need not be members of 4-H.

Event activities include conformation fun match, including a mixed-breed class; junior showmanship clinic and competition; adult showmanship competition; obedience; agility clinic and show ‘n’ go.

Entries prior to the day of the match are $5 per dog for the first class or clinic, and $3 for each additional class or clinic for the same dog. On the day of the match, entry fees are $6 and $5, respectively, and will be accepted from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Proceeds benefit the Carson City 4 Paws 4-H Dog Club, a youth leadership and development program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. For information, call Sandy Wallin at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (775) 887-2252; or Sue Dunt, 4-H volunteer leader, 849-9297.

Pancakes and second-hand goods for sale by men of Methodist church

The annual First United Methodist Men’s Yard Sale is 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 412 W. Musser St.

The yard sale features a wide assortment of merchandise, including furniture and appliances, and the First United Methodist Church Youth Pancake Breakfast. Call 882-1436.

Volunteers needed to spend time with residents at convalescent center

Carson Convalescent Center thanks the many people who have donated their precious time by playing an instrument, talking to a resident, and making cupcakes for its monthly birthday parties. Thanks also go to people who have donated flowers and other items that are needed for center residents.

To donate a few hours of time a week, call Lisa Schenzel at Carson Convalescent Center at 882-3301.

Gardnerville

Senior advisers meet

The regular meeting of the Douglas County Senior Services Advisory Council will be at 8 a.m. Monday at the Douglas County Senior Center. The public is welcome. Call 783-6455.

Virginia City

Warm up your taste buds at Chili on the Mountain

Award-winning chili cooks will compete for cash and bragging rights for the best chili and salsa at Virginia City’s 23rd annual Chili on the Mountain Chili Cook-off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on C Street.

Cooking starts at 11 a.m. Tasting is at 12:30 p.m., while the supply lasts. Tasting kits including a napkin, spoon and cup costs $2.

First-, second- and third- place prize money will be awarded in several different categories.

The best cooks can expect to cash in on the $1,500 in prize money for Red ICS Chili and ICS Chili Verde Best Salsa, Best Booth and Best Non-ICS Chili. International Chili Society-sanctioned chili contains no beans. Non-ICS chili must contain beans. The winners of two district cook-offs will advance to the World Chili Cook- off in Reno in October.

Early entries may be done at the Chamber of Commerce in the Crystal Bar on the corner of C and Taylor streets or the morning of the event at the cook-off. Entry fees are $45 for red or $45 chili verde, $25 for salsa, or $100 for all three; it is $35 to enter the non-ICS contest. Cooks set up from 7-10 a.m. The cooks’ meeting at 10:30 a.m.