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This weekend’s events

Staff reports

RANCH-STYLE CONTEST

A working stock horse competition, ranch-style, limited to the first 15 entries, will be held today, 8 a.m., Fish Springs Arena, 1659 Windmill Road, Fish Springs, with a bred heifer sale by silent bids starting when the competition ends. The event is sponsored by American Black Maximizer Association. Information, Bob Kinford or Cinda Dickey, 782-5406.

washoe baskets

The Laura Springs Ranch and Country Antiques presents the Smokey family’s Washoe baskets and art including traditional and non-traditional baskets and a basket-weaving demonstration today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Indian tacos, plus Tahoe Log Art furniture, Carson Valley willow furniture and Napa Valley grape vine baskets will be available. Information,

782-2893.

Candy Dance

The 80th Genoa Candy Dance celebration is set for today and Sunday, featuring a two-day arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the Mormon Station State Monument and the Genoa Town Park. The dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m., and dinner tickets allow entrance into the dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Admittance into the fair is free. Roads will be closed in Genoa, and access to the Candy Dance Faire will be on Genoa Lane, Jacks Valley Road and Foothill Road. Free parking is available at all three streets just outside of town. Shuttles will run all day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., from the parking areas into town. Through traffic will not be allowed and only authorized persons and residents will be allowed access.

Peddlers’ Fair

During the Candy Dance event, the Peddler’s Fair will be held at the south end of Genoa, 2242 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., today and Sunday, featuring arts and crafts, antiques, food and entertainment.

FFA fund-raiser

The Carson Valley FFA chapter at Douglas High School will hold a rummage sale today, 10 a.m., in the Douglas High School parking lot, to raise funds to send members to the national FFA convention Oct. 23-27.

Sertoma event

Carson Valley Sertoma’s annual Oktoberfest comes to Minden Park Sunday, with authentic German lunches, dinners and snacks, live Bavarian music by the Al Gruber Band, a big dance floor, events for the whole family and beer with special Oktoberfest brews and other beverages, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission and parking are free, and there will be plenty of seating and tables. All profits go to Valley charities.