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Carson City area weekend lineup includes K9 Challenge, ghost walk, block party, symphony concert, theater and more

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Happy Thursday, Carson City! Let’s take a look to see what the weekend has in store for us.

Gripping and suspenseful, ‘Rope’ returns for final Carson City weekend performances

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Returning for its final weekend where theatre goers are transported into a live, black and white world of suspense and intrigue, local troupe Proscenium Players, Inc., rounds out Friday, Saturday and Sunday with “Rope,” a gripping play originally created by Patrick Hamilton and later transformed into a cinematic masterpiece by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock.

Performances are this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. All shows will take place at the Brewery Arts Center’s “the Maizie” theater, 449 W King St, Carson City.

Carson Chamber Singers present ‘Joseph and James’ concerts Oct. 20 and 21

Carson Chamber Singers, a 40-member chorus directed by Dr. Gary Schwartz, present Joseph & James on Friday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Division Street in Carson City, and on Saturday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave., in Fallon.

Carson City area road report for week of Oct. 16-22

Here’s a roundup of road repair activity through the weekend. Also of note, I-580 will be closed in 20 minute intervals in both direction between Arrowhead Drive and Eastlake Boulevard in Washoe Valley on Sunday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Go here for the full story.

Fall open burning in Carson City begins Saturday with permit

The Carson City Fire Department announces the start of the Fall 2023 Open Burn, with burning allowed from Saturday, Oct. 21 through Dec. 17, 2023 dependent upon permit status and daily weather conditions.

Virginia City

Halloween Delights and Frights Coming to the Virginia Truckee Railroad Oct. 14-31

The entire family will enjoy this spirited collection of themed steam train rides on the Virginia Truckee Railroad. The Pumpkin Patch train will be powered by Steam Engine No. 29 and feature a stop at the Gold Hill Depot Pumpkin Patch.

Carson City

Carson City Museums team up for Halloween Block Party this Friday

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada and the Nevada State Museum are teaming up to throw a neighborhood Halloween Block Party this Friday night, Oct. 20, 2023 from 5-8 p.m.

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers to perform at Nashville Social Club in Carson City

Mark your calendar for an unforgettable night of blues music as the 2022 Blues Music Award and Band of the Year winners, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers make their way to Carson City for a live performance at the Nashville Social Club.

Comedian Steve Hytner performs at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City Oct. 20

Reno Tahoe Comedy Presents: Steve Hytner at a new venue! Steve has made an indelible impression on both the large and small screens. Currently he can be seen on “Modern Family” on ABC; he’s brought his unique talents to more than 25 films, starred as a series regular on seven TV shows and has been a guest repeatedly on more than 50 others.

Carson City

Carson City’s 30th annual ‘Light of Day, Sign of Times’ Ghost Walk happening Oct. 21

Carson City’s spooky and intriguing history is explored and theatrically re-lived in the 30th annual all-day Carson City Ghost Walk, Saturday, Oct. 21. Guided Tours depart from the corner of Third and Curry Streets starting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately two hours.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosts 2023 K9 Unit Challenge this Saturday at Fuji Park

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is ramping up for the 2023 K9 Unit Challenge, happening this Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuji Park in Carson City. The event, open and free for the public to watch, features dozens of K9s from multiple agencies that will compete in three primary events: Patrol apprehension, odor detection, and agility.

Carson Victory Rollers to battle it out for 2023 Silver Skate roller derby tournament

Come and support your local roller derby team, The Carson Victory Rollers as they host their biggest event of the year. The Battle for the Silver Skate will be held on Oct. 21-22 and will consist of six teams spread out from here and California battling it out to win it all.

Partnership Carson City’s prescription drug roundup happening Oct. 21 at four capital city locations

Partnership Carson City hosts its bi-annual prescription drug round-up on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event aims to raise awareness about the critical impact of keeping unused and expired prescription drugs within households.

Registration underway for 21 Oct Carson High Safe Grad 5K Fun Run / Walk

Register to run, walk, stroll, or roll in the 11th Annual, Safe & Sober 5k Fun Run and Walk. Race location this year will be at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Park (600 Marsh Rd, Carson City) with medals presented to the top finishers.

Witches, goblins, ghouls, oh my! Free ghost story writing workshop at the Carson City Library

There’s a chill in the air, Hocus Pocus is playing on every channel, and everything has become pumpkin-flavored. You know what that means: it’s the start of spooky season! Do you love ghost stories, horror movies, and general bumps-in-the-night? Have you ever wanted to craft the perfect spooky tale to tell around the fire, or even turn into a novel?

State of Nevada hiring fair Saturday in Carson City; positions available in public safety

With multiple state job openings and a need to fill those positions, the state is holding hiring fairs at the Nevada State Library & Archive building in Carson City. The next hiring fair is this Saturday, Oct. 21 and is aimed at those looking for jobs in public safety, law enforcement and the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Build2Win workshop on Ranked Choice Voting happening Oct. 21

The next workshop is on Oct. 21 on Ballot Question 3 regarding (a) Open Primaries and (b) Ranked Choice Voting.Mr. Daniel Honchariw, Senior Policy Analyst of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, will be our presenter. This is a refresher for the 2024 election, the second time it is on the ballot as required.


Large animal rescue team needs volunteers, orientation Saturday in Dayton

Least Resistance Training Concepts, Northern Nevada’s large animal rescue team, is in need of additional volunteers. As an all-volunteer organization, LRTC provides urgent assistance to both domestic and wild large animals.

Masquerade Ball fundraiser for Lyon County Library Foundation

The Lyon County Library Foundation presents the 5th Annual Masquerade Ball at Dayton Valley Golf Course, Dayton on Saturday Oct 21, 2023. Doors open at 5:00PM, event begins 6:00PM.

Alpine County

Arts and Culture Alpine County hosts ‘Arts in the Park’ in Markleeville Oct. 21

Is it that season already? Area artists are answering “Yes!” And a flock of them are winging their ways to Markleeville to set up their spaces in Library Park on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Carson City

Family Fun & Fit Day is Back returns to Tumbleweeds Gymnastics in Carson City

Family Fun & Fit Day is back at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics in Carson City. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1-4 pm.

Muay Thai legend Dany Bill to lead martial arts seminar at Wild West Training Center in Carson City

Dany Bill, a 7-time Muay Thai world champion with an impressive record of 115 wins and 11 losses, is set to bring his unparalleled expertise to the Wild West Training Center in Carson City.Muay Thai, known as one of the most effective striking systems in Mixed Martial Arts, will take center stage as Dany Bill imparts his knowledge to aspiring fighters and enthusiasts alike.

Carson City Symphony opens 40th season with ‘Life Begins at Forty’ concert

The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director David Bugli, will open its 40th season on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at 4 p.m., with a concert, “Life begins at Forty,” at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater.This will be the Symphony’s 220th concert. Featured guest soloist Eric Fassbender will play Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major with the orchestra.

Learn Dayton’s best kept historical secrets at the Dayton Museum

Do you want to know the historic town of Dayton’s best kept secrets? Dayton Museum opened for the season on March 4 at the town’s 1865 schoolhouse at 135 Shady Lane. The museum promotes the discovery of the culture, the tools used by the pioneers, their lifestyles and names of many who settled in Dayton 174 years ago. Ask about the Genealogy research and names saved on our computers. The museum contains displays of Nevada’s earliest history.

All Things Watercolor through Oct. 19

Ronnie Rector’s cheerful compositions tell a story and demonstrate her love of painting. Rector’s show, “All Things Watercolor”, will be in the Community Center’s Crowell Board Room, from July 10 through October 19, 2023.

Sunday Bingo at the Carson City Senior Center returns

Sunday Bingo at the Carson City Senior Center. The renovations to the Carson City Senior Center are finally wrapping up. Sunday BINGO will be returning, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery presents ‘Autumn Show’ through Oct. 20

The Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery presents the Autumn Show. This show runs until Oct. 20 and features NAA Members from Northern Nevada. Come in and see all the beautiful artwork of the fall season, as well as hundreds of gift items and beautiful greeting cards.

NAA Art Gallery Presents Featured Artists PK Klein and Jackie Cimento through Oct. 20

Be sure to visit the Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery now through Oct. 20 to see the Featured Artists Shows of Nevada artists, Jackie Cimento and PK Klein.

CCAI presents Graphics Extraordinaire 2023 through November

Creativity and talent abound in the Capital City Arts Initiative’s “Graphics Extraordinaire 2023” exhibition that presents graphic design work by eight Western Nevada College students.

The Highland Maya of Guatemala through Nov. 7

In his Nevada Neighbors talk, artist Michael Plyler gives viewers a close-up look into his decades of photographing the Highland people of Guatemala, making sixteen trips there between 1982 and 2018 that totaled almost two years in the country.

Connections storytelling group host weekly meetings at Comma Coffee, Brewery Arts Center

Connections gatherings are currently hosted every Saturday at Comma Coffee, 312 S Carson St, Carson City, from 10:30 am until noon, and the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W King St, Carson City.

Winter coat and sweatshirt drive underway for Carson City students in need through Nov. 17

As the winter season approaches, Carson City School District’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program is in need of new youth coats (boys & girls – all sizes) and new teen/junior sweatshirts and jackets (all sizes) for the winter season. The community-driven initiative aims at ensuring all students have access to warm clothing during the cold months.

‘Windows to the Soul’ exhibit by James Gayles featured at Carson City Courthouse Gallery through January 24

James Gayles’ watercolor portraits aren’t just real, they seem to tell a story. The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, “Windows to the Soul”, presents James Gayles’ watercolor paintings at the Courthouse Gallery from Oct. 4, 2023 through Jan. 25, 2024.

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