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Virginia City

Championship outhouse racing begins today

Virginia City World Championship Outhouse Races will be today and Sunday. Kick off for the event begins at noon today with a parade through the center of town. The first race begins at 1 p.m. The races continue every half hour until finished. Sunday the races begin at noon, and continue every half hour with the finals from 2-3 p.m.

For information visit the Virginia City’s Web site at http://www.VisitVirginiaCityNV.com

Alpine County

Artists host open studio tour in Markleeville

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The fifth annual Markleeville Artists Autumn Open studios will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday in various studios in Markleeville, Calif.

Visitors are requested to stop at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for maps and guides to the artists’ studios. Open studios will be indicated with banners.

Twenty artists are participating, and some include: Peter Chope, Dianna Mitzher, Gina Gigli, Suzanne Barr, Mark and Carolyn Vaughn and Todd Branscombe.

For information, visit http://www.markleevilleartists.com or call Gina Gigli in Markleeville at (530) 694-2253.

Sparks

Inter-Tribal Council youth conference begins today

The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Inc. announced a youth conference in conjunction with the 42nd Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. taking place today and Sunday at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.

For information, call 355-0600, ext. 290.

Wynonna to appear at Sparks Casino

Country music icon Wynonna Judd appears tonight at 8 in the Celebrity Showroom of John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.

Tickets are $59 and $69 at (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.

See Wynonna Judd’s official site at http://www.wynonna.com

Truckee

Truckee to stage wine, shop walk

The fourth annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is set for noon-4 p.m. today.

Cost is $35 ($25 in advance) and attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass, a program and map to participating venues and five tickets for food tastings at any of the participating locations. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.TruckeeWineWalk.com.

Live musical entertainment includes Julie Brisbin, John Gray, the Truckee High School jazz band and the Mountain Belles. Call (530) 550-2252.