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Carson City

Hike along river slated for Saturday

There will be a hike to trace part of the railroad grades in Carson River Canyon for the Carson City Senior Citizens Center Saturday.

Weather and snow conditions will cancel the hike.

Hikers do not need to be a member of the senior center, or even be a senior, to participate, but must be experienced and fit.

Distance is roughly 10 miles, primarily along the Carson River, and partially off trail.

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Elevation gain is less than 500 feet. No dogs allowed.

Sign up at least two days prior to the hike by calling 530-2935.

Adult day center celebrates one-year anniversary

Share the Day Adult Day Center will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with an open house and refreshments from 3-5 p.m. Friday at its location in the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Call 284-5505.

Museum cancels teen holiday ball

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada has canceled its planned Teen New Year’s Ball due to lack of interest. Plans are being made to hold one for Dec. 31, 2007. Contact the museum at 884-2226.

Pioneer Family Dance on New Year’s

Pioneer Family Dance contra dance will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 in advance at http://www.nevadamusic.com. Children are $6. Call 883-9351.

Genoa

Genoa Bar plans New Year’s party

The Genoa Bar (Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor) will be having its annual “New Year’s Eve Unplugged” party.

Starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, The Genoa Jazz Club will play music from Patsy Cline, Nora Jones, Maria Muldar and more. The lights go off with live music, oil lamps and candles glowing at the old saloon. A complimentary champagne toast will be at midnight. No cover charge at Genoa Bar. Call 782-3870.

Reno

Lou Gramm plays New Year’s Eve

Lou Gramm will bring a dynamic live show at the Eldorado Hotel Casino Showroom Saturday and Sunday.

Gramm, originally from Foreigner, has assembled a new band which features his brothers, Richard Grammatico on bass and guitar and Ben Grammatico on drums. Also on board is guitarist Don Mancuso and keyboardist Andy Knoll.

Gramm appears in the Eldorado Showroom.

Show times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $100, $70, $65 and $60. $100 ticket price includes champagne toast. Call (800) 648-5966 or 786-5700.

RTC offers free RIDE service on New Year’s Eve

In an effort to curb drinking and driving, RTC is offering free service on 17 of its most popular routes from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. New Year’s Eve. This service is only available within the Reno area. Call 348-RIDE.

Lake Tahoe

Marcia Ball to ring in year at Crystal Bay

Grammy-nominated vocalist Marcia Ball will perform at 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Bay Casino, 14 Highway 28.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com.

For more than 30 Year’s Eves, Ball has been delivering her signature brand of Texas blues, Louisiana R&B and Gulf Coast swamp pop to audiences all over the world.