July 4 activities to be held around the Valley, Lake, Carson City | RecordCourier.com

July 4 activities to be held around the Valley, Lake, Carson City

by Christina Nelson

The Sierra Philharmonic League will present the 15th annual Pops in the Park on today, at the Mormon Station State Park in Genoa. The guest conductor will be Dr. David Enrke.

The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with the Chorus of the Comstock followed by the concert at 5 p.m.

Other activities include a silent auction and sales of balloons, flags, cookies and tee shirts. The proceeds from all of the activities go toward the cost of bringing the orchestra to the park.

The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 will be selling food.

The Nevada Railroad Museum will host 4th of July activities free of charge to the public. Activities will include steam train rides, free handcar rides, speeder demonstrations, barbeque, free outdoor movie, car displays and the once-a-year steam up of the historic Virginia and Truckee engine, the wood burning Inyo.

The historic Inyo was built in 1875 and is the oldest operating steam locomotive in America, hauling trains between Reno, Virginia City and Carson City. The Inyo will run in the Parade of Locomotives at 10 a.m. today and Sunday.

Free handcar rides begin at 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout the weekend. Two complete steam trains made up of restored rolling stock will operate from noon to 5 p.m. for rides by the public.

The Warren Engine Company will prepare hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers to raise money for the Carson City Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information about the activities, contact Rich Reinauer at 687-8292.

This July 4 holiday, Carson City honors Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty at the annual week-long Cavalcade of Spectaculars carnival at Mills Park. The events will continue today and Sunday.

On Sunday, a pay one price incentive for $15 per person for unlimited ride access will be offered. Standard passes for each ride will be required today. The carnival is open from noon to 11 p.m. each day.

Tonight the local band Still Cruisin’ will perform.

The fireworks show, sponsored by the Greater Nevada Credit Union will take place at 9 p.m at Mills Park tonight. A fireworks display from the Ormsby House is scheduled immediately following the Mills Park show.

Locals are invited to celebrate with a concert combining the visual artistry and music of Tim Baley hosted by the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church, at the corner of Saliman Road and Railroad Drive in Carson City today.

A piano performance of patriotic music will will be accompanied by a slide presentation of Baley’s art.

Lights on the Lake ’98, sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Bill’s Lake Tahoe Casino, Harvey’s Casino Resort, Caesar’s Tahoe, Horizon Casino Resort and Lakeside Inn – along with the Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority, Embassy Suites and radio stations KRLT-FM and KOWL-AM, will take place at approximately 9:45 p.m, tonight.

The fireworks display is choreographed and synchronized to a contemporary and patriotic soundtrack.

State Senator Lawrence Jacobsen will be the featured speaker today at a flag-raising and pancake breakfast at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Spruce and Deseret Streets in Minden.

The public is invited to the breakfast which will include pancakes, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, milk and juice. Tickets are three dollars per person of $10 per family of four or more.

The combined LDS ward choirs and a few Douglas High School Madrigals will sing.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the flag raising. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the church.

The event is a fund raiser for the church’s young women to attend Girl’s Camp this summer.

For more information, contact Vicki Alder at 265-4131.

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