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Fourth of July celebrations

Shannon Litz

GENOA

• Chicken barbecue at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, noon to 6 p.m. Cost, $12. The Sierra Philharmonic League sponsors the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra on July 4 in the Mormon Station State Historic Park. Festivities begin at 1 p.m., concert at 4:15 p.m. Information, 782-2590.

• Pops in the Park at Mormon Station Park, 4:15 p.m. Festivities start at 1 p.m. and features the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Jason Altiereri conducting. Other entertainment includes Carson Chamber Singers, Reno Philharmonic Chorus, the roving violinist John O’Neill, the percussion petting zoo, Doc-O and Squeeky the Clown, a silent auction and the firing of live cannons with the 1812 Overature. Sponsored by the Sierra Philharmonic League.

MINDEN

Hometown Celebration Fourth of July 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in Minden Park. Bike decorating at 10:30 a.m. for the Patriotic Park parade at 11:30 a.m. The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Eubanks, presents their Independence Day concert 12:30 p.m. Bounce house, water games, free apple pie and ice cream. Food and drinks available for purchase. Information, 782-5976 or http://www.townofminden.com.

Gardnerville

• Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk and Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest” 7 a.m.- noon at Heritage Park. Come dressed in patriotic colors and enjoy a run/walk around Heritage Park, Trail and Track. Cost to register for the Fun Run/Walk is $30 the day of event. Families with children under 12 can visit the”Family Chalk Doodle Fun Zone” free from 8 a.m.-noon. The Carson Valley Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. The $6 breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage. Information, 782-8027.

• Valley Christian Fellowship church in the park 10 a.m. July 7 at Lampe Park. Horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, bounce house, barbecue. Information, 265-4100.

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS

The eighth annual Glenwood Independence Day parade is 11:30 a.m. July 4 on Glenwood Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Staging is at 11 a.m. Information, tracy4573@charter.net.

STATELINE

The Star Spangled Fourth Lights on the Lake begins about 9:45 p.m. July 4 at Tahoe’s South Shore. The fireworks are launched from offshore barges and can be seen from all corners of town. South Shore offers access to viewing areas via public transportation, paved bike trails, and nearby park and walk venues.

VIRGINIA CITY

Parade starts at noon, Comstock Cowboys concert at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at dark after concert. Information, 847-7500.