Off the Couch


-- Pro Monster Truck display from 2-6 p.m. at Les Schwab Tire Center, 3020 S. Carson St. Call 267-0505.

-- Irish Ceili, potluck dinner and traditional family event, 6:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King St. Admission $5 per person, 15-younger free. Potluck dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m., music and dancing 7:30-10 p.m. Call 884-3747.

-- Friday's @ Third and Carson streets features Pop's Under the Stars, 7:30 p.m. with the Carson City Symphony Orchestra and all female barbershop quartet. Sponsored by Mom & Pop's Diner and Divincenzi's. Call 884-4411.

-- The Buckin' Band performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob's Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.

-- Free Summer Family Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Minden Park features Cool Black Kettle. Call 782-9828.

-- "Programs on the Porch" presentation at Bowers Mansion, free at 7:30 p.m., 4005 Old Highway 395 in Washoe Valley. Call 828-6642, ext. 109.

-- Funtime Theater dinner murder/mystery, 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Cabin in the Sky Restaurant, 2207 Main St., Gold Hill. Cost $40 per person; includes dinner and show. Call 240-5762.


-- Community Cleanup Project, 8-11 a.m. at Linear Park multi-use trail and waterway, south side of Fremont Elementary School. Call 887-2262, ext. 1006.

-- Carson City Sheriff's Department Cadet Explorers Free Car Wash, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Albertson's, 3620 N. Carson St. Donations accepted. Call 887-2500.

-- Carson High School Football Team car wash, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, 444 Fairview Drive. Proceeds benefit CHS football team. Call 887-9014.

-- Carson City Historical Society Victorian Tea at 10:30 a.m. at the Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St. Cost $12 per person; space limited. Call 887-8865, reservations recommended.

-- Stories and Music Live, an Irish storytelling team, 10:30 a.m. at the Carson City Library storytime room; for ages 5-10 and their families. Call 887-2244, ext. 1004.

-- Kitten Adoption Day, noon to 3 p.m. at Critter Junction inside Carson Mall; $45 donation fee covers first shot and spay or neuter. Bring a carrier for your new pet.

-- First Presbyterian Church Annual Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m. on the lawn, corner of North Nevada and West Musser streets features a concert by the Capital City Community Band. Call 882-1032.

-- An Evening of Wine and Roses, 6-9 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion. A benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation and Northern Nevada Railway Foundation. Semi-formal attire requested; donation $50 per person. Call (800) 814-8777 or 720-6200.

-- Pro Monster Truck Racing Association Monster Truck Show, 6 p.m. at Champion Motor Speedway. Tickets $12 per person, age 4-older; first 500 kids get a free toy monster truck. Tickets at Les Schwab Tire Center or Call 267-0505.

-- Capital City Music Series at the Pony Express Pavilion features The Mountain Top Tour, bluegrass with Dr. Ralph Stanley with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, plus special guests The Clark Family Experience, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18-$30. Call 687-7410.

-- Merle Brandon and Friends performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob's Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.

-- "Klothes 4 Kids Motorcycle Fun Run," 9 a.m. at both Carson Valley Inn and Harley-Davidson of Reno. Rides depart at similar times to meet at Red's Old 395 Grill for a barbecue party at 11:30 a.m. Entry "fee" is new article of clothing for a school-aged child. Call 322-4444, ext. 217 or 782-9711.

-- University of Southern California Northern Nevada Alumni Club annual "SCendoff," 3 p.m. at Round Hill Pines Resort, Lake Tahoe. Cost $30 per person. Call 885-2333 or 883-1653.

-- Free stargazing at 9 p.m. at Washoe Lake State Park; park admission applies. Call 687-4319.

-- Motor Car rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $1, children 6-11, 50 cents, 5-younger free. Call 687-6953.

-- Carson City Great Chili Cook-off, ICS-sanctioned. Saturday Nevada Capital Regional Cook-off at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada; Sunday at Red's Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson St. benefits Community Dance program. For times, call 887-1294.


-- Free evening concert series features DooDoo Wah at 5 p.m. on the Legislative lawn. Bring a picnic basket, lawn chairs, blankets and the kids.

-- Lew Tabackin and his International Jazz Trio performs at 4 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Tickets $15 general; $12 BAC members and seniors. Call 883-1976.

-- Capitol City Band concert and Ice Cream Social, 5 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Free admission; donations accepted. Call 782-4600.

-- "Animal Tracks: Where the Wild Things Are," free presentation from 9-10 a.m. at Spooner Lake. All ages welcome; park entry fee charged. Call 687-5678.


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