• United Blood Services Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to noon at Carson City Mazda/Hyundai, 3550 S. Carson St. Call 887-9111.

• United Blood Services Blood Drive, noon-3 p.m. at Capital Ford, 3550 S. Carson St. Call 887-9111.

• Carson City Active 20-30 Club hosts a Street Party, 6-10 p.m. on Curry Street behind Mo and Sluggo's. Features live band, barbecue and vendors. Call (530) 545-2639.

• Fridays @ Third Street, 7 p.m. Rock Night theme features live music by Fast Forward, food and more. Call 884-4411.

• Decades Bar and Grille presents '70s Night, 8 p.m. at 1475 Hot Springs Road. Features music, dancing, food and drink, prizes for disco king and diva, grooviest dude and chick and more. Call 883-8889.

• New Life Foursquare Mission Team Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction, 6 p.m. at Dayton Community Center on Pike Street. Adults $5, children $3. Call Erin Fierro at 246-0930.

• Genoa Farmers Market in Genoa Park, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Call 782-8696.

• An Evening of Cowboy Classics and Range Poetry with Dennis Golden and Texas Tom Weatherby, 7:30 p.m. at Bowers Mansion on Old Highway 395, Washoe Valley. Free; call 849-1825.

• Billy Idol performs at 8 p.m. at the Reno Hilton Theater. Tickets $65, $45; call 789-2285.

• Blanchette School of Irish Dancers from Carson City join the Chieftains in Sparks for an Artown performance at John Ascuaga's Nugget at 8 p.m. Call 267-0827.

• "Opera in Blue Jeans," a free, informal concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bartley Ranch amphitheater, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno. Call 786-4046.

• Ride the Rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 687-6953.

• Bluegrass and Old Time Music on The Comstock, at Virginia City's Miners Park. Includes food and beverage vendors, RV and tent camping, areas for "jamming," and more, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, plus a Sunday morning Gospel show. Admission $25 for the weekend; camping $25 per night; $5 Sunday only. Call (800) 889-1240.

• Lou Rawls performs at 8 p.m. at John Ascuaga's Nugget Celebrity Showroom today through Saturday. Call 356-3300.

• Michael Mandella performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge through Sunday. Call 882-1626.

• Melissa Dru performs at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden through Sunday. Call 782-9711.


• Carson High School Football Boosters Car Wash, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arco AM/PM, 1017 N. Carson St. Team players will wash the cars. Call 883-5130.

• Free Shade Trees presentation, 9 a.m. at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Carson St. Call 882-8600.

• Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital first-ever "Flea(less) Market and Raffle," 9 a.m. at 780 E. College Parkway. Benefits New Hope Pet Alliance. Call 883-3136.

• Dog Town Rescue Dog Adoption, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petco, 911 Topsy Lane. Visit or call (775) 934-5774.

• Free seminar on Daylilies with Keith Miner of California Daylilies, 11 a.m. at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Call 882-8600.

• St. Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church afternoon of bingo and friendship, 5335 Snyder Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo begins at 11:30 Concessions available; free coffee and popcorn. Must be 21 years of age to play; 50/50 drawing held. Call 882-1967.

• Carson City Fraternal Order of Eagles Picnic, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 1380 E. Fifth St. Includes games, free food to members, and more. Call Dick Clyde at 841-5758.

• Free bilingual poetry writing workshop by Roy Chavez Alvarado, 2-4 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.

• Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 Western Barbecue, 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. Cost $8 per person; open to the public. Call 882-8874.

• Champion Speedway auto racing, 1230 Race Track Road (off Bigelow), 7 p.m. Features Northern Tour 100 and several other classes of racing. Call 888-9777.

• Auditions for "The Last Five Years" at 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Call 883-1976.

• Thunder Bowl Speedway Flattrack TT Scrambles in Mound House. Gates open at 5, racing at 7 p.m. Includes beginner to expert, kids, pro-payback races for motorcycles, vintage bikes and quad ATVs. Call 233-6636.

• Washoe basket weaving demonstration and history 10 a.m. at Washoe Lake State Park. Call 687-4319.

• "Old Guns and Black Powder Smoke," a free presentation at 1 p.m. at Mormon Station State Historic Park, Genoa. Meet under the big tree at the stockade. Call 782-2590.

• Northern Nevadans for Nebraska Summerfest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Davis Creek park. All University of Nebraska alumnus and supporters welcome to attend. Bring your own food and drink, dessert provided. Call Bill Glaser at 267-3983.

• Lyon County Horsemen's Association Helping Hands Clinic, 10 a.m. at 2325 Ramsey Cutoff, Silver Springs. Call 577-2956.

• Family Fun Day at the Nevada Historical Society, 1-3 p.m. 1650 N. Virginia St. Free admission; call 688-1190.

• Lewis Black performs at 9 p.m. at Caesars Tahoe. Tickets $45, $35; call (800) 648-3353.

• An Evening with Bruce Hornsby, 8 p.m. at the Reno Hilton Theater. Tickets $45; call 789-2285.


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